£30,442 - that's the UK's average games development salary

Our wide-reaching salary survey proves developers are earning more than the national average
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We've just posted up the full details of our 2009 UK Games Development Salary Survey, which has revealed that the average salary for developers in Great Britain is £30,442.

This number is calculated from the data given by developers amongst the 528 respondents filling in our survey, which we ran earlier this year.

The £30,442 number is also fractionally lower than the industry average of £31,655. But still, £30,442 is a good £5k higher than the annual average salary in the UK, which is £24,908 according to the Office of National Statistics.

Some other highlights from the survey results:

- 65.8 per cent of those surveyed said they were satisfied that their salary covers the cost of living.

- 67 per cent of games studio staff in the UK say their employer provides no training.

- Of those looking to move job in future, 26.6 per cent said it was because of financial remuneration.

- 67.3 per cent of our respondents said t hat they were confident about 2009 in regards to their current work situation.

Click here to read the full survey.



The 2009 UK Games Development Salary Survey

Earlier this year, games industry professionals that read developmag.com and mcvuk.com were invited to take part in an extensive salary and career survey. 528 people, from all sectors of interactive entertainment, took part. Here, Michael French analyses the answers given by developersâ?¦