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

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

By Michael French

March 16th 2009 at 9:45AM

Our wide-reaching salary survey proves developers are earning more than the national average

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.