Find out if you are paid enough in this week’s MCV

In this week’s issue, we unveil the results of our annual Salary Survey.

This year over 1,000 people took part – including more than 650 from the UK – making it our most successful salary survey yet.

The survey shows that UK games workers earn an average of 29.000 across all markets, which is the same number as last year. It points out a rise in the number of independent businesses.

We also talk to King’s SVP of Candy CrushTjodolf Sommestad, following the announcement last November that Activision Blizzard is to acquire the mobile company.

Meanwhile, the creator of Thomas Was Alone and Volume, Mike Bithell, discusses the next chapter of his life.

And we have spoken to top recruitment firms and people from around the industry to get the best advice about finding new work.

Plus, Generation Media offers its insight into the effect of TV advertising on week one film and games sales, the BBC’s Joe Harland tells us about its brand new video games show and Soedesco talks about its reinvention.

The full contents of this week’s issue are below. The digital edition can be readhere.

  • COVER: The best (and worst) paid jobs in UK video games – MCV and Develop reveal their 2016 Salary Survey
  • NEWS: Is it time E3 opened its doors to gamers?
  • NEWS: GamesAid Golf and Spa charity event returns this July
  • INTERVIEW: The Candy man – Activision is shelling out $5.9bn for King, but with declining revenue and falling paid users numbers, has the Call of Duty publisher missed the mobile’s giant heyday? We speak to to the company’s SVP of Candy Crush Tjodolf Sommestad
  • INTERVIEW: Bithell speaks Volume – Mike Bithell dreamed that he may sell enough copies of Thomas Was Alone to buy an iPad. Now he’s on the cusp of opening his own dedicated studio and talks about his future
  • INTERVIEW: Radio head – BBC’s head of visual radio, Joe Garland, discusses The Radio 1 Gaming Show
  • GAMES INDUSTRY SALARY SURVEY: This year’s Salary Survey highlights how little has changed in games industry pay packets – despite a rise in the number of independent businesses
  • INSIGHT: Generation Media assistant executive Joe Phelan looks at how TV advertising differs between the biggest movies and video games
  • RECRUITMENT GUIDE: Climbing the job ladder – In this week’s issue, we share the best advice about finding new work
  • APPOINTMENTS: Tracey McGarrigan launches Ansible PR & Communications
  • OFF THE RECORD: This week, Kojima’s off on a jolly, Peter Molyneux’s not retiring, Barbie’s becoming a games developer and EA’s been given a subtle hint

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