Vice has become the latest UK media company to publish its gender pay gap with men earning 18.2% more than women on a mean basis. The youth brand also reported that its median pay gap is 12.6%.

These numbers show a slightly mixed picture at Vice with its mean number slightly higher than the national average of 17.4% but its median figure lower than the 18.4% average.

Vice informed staff of these figures on Thursday, although the company was not required to do so as none of its individual UK operations, which include its television division, fashion title iD and production business Pulse, have more than 250 employees, which is the legal cut off to file publicly. The company noted that it had a total headcount of 204 men and 211 women across all Vice UK businesses.

Vice management said that it wanted to share the figures with staff in order to remain “committed to being open and transparent”. It also noted that it has already begun a global audit of pay across different roles and levels of the company that it expects to be completed by the end of the year.