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UK game dev salaries

How much does a UK game dev make? An anonymous spreadsheet of salaries in the gaming industry - UK focus

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I periodically tidy up this sheet, but if you see any errors/oddities, ping me @tronbevan or [email protected] Google Form here!

Timestamp Job title Gender (this is optional!) Location Sector Gross salary (£) Day rate (if applicable) Date when this salary was active Years' experience Benefits/bonuses Notes

20/02/2019 21:05:09 Producer Female London Indie £26,000 September 2015 1

20/02/2019 21:08:48 Producer Female London Indie £35,000 June 2017 3

20/02/2019 21:11:41 Producer Female London Indie £18,000 September 2014 0

20/02/2019 21:14:41 Marketing manager Female London Indie £35,000 January 2018 4

20/02/2019 21:43:44 CEO Male London Indie £70,000 May 2016 7

20/02/2019 22:22:47 Junior Developer Female East of England Small studio £18,000 Feburary 2019 1

20/02/2019 22:23:22 Biz dev Male London Indie £40,000 February 2019 12 Pension, wfh

20/02/2019 22:27:18 QA Engineer m London AAA £47,000 February 2019 5

20/02/2019 22:28:43 gameplay programmer female cambridge AA £24,000 February 2019 0

20/02/2019 22:31:10 Senior Writer/Designer Male London Mid-sized studio £42,000 £200 February 2019 9

20/02/2019 22:45:17 3D Artist Female London Mobile £34,000 February 2019 2.5 Profit share bonus yearly, pension, yearly company holiday, monthly massages, yoga once a week, flexible benefit yearly (that can go towards higher percentage pension, gym membership or extra holiday day), free kitchen snacks /coffee, training budget of £800 plus up to 3 days training, optional bupa, flexible working hours Thanks for putting this together!!

20/02/2019 22:46:10 Developer Male London AA £45,000 February 2019 4 Pension matching, Friday beer, work from home several days a week

20/02/2019 22:53:53 QA Manager Male Guildford AAA £30,000 February 2019 7 Was previously on £25,000 for QA Manager. Been recently told there is little movement higher for my salary in my current position.

20/02/2019 23:06:49 Writer Female London Indie £25,000 February 2019 2

20/02/2019 23:09:37 3D Artist Female/NB London Mobile £31,000 February 2019 5 years WFH days, pension, free cereal, snacks and drinks, monthly social events, free friday beer, meal with yearly appraisal, time off and funds to go to conventions and events. 2 years in games, 3 years relevant non games XP

20/02/2019 23:13:31 Gameplay and Tools Engineer Male East Midlands AAA and Indie (Contractor) £35,000 £180 February 2019 1.5

20/02/2019 23:26:52 Junior Game Programmer Male Wilmslow AAA £21,000 May 2015 0 20% annual bonus

20/02/2019 23:27:55 Game Programmer Male Wilmslow AAA £26,500 October 2018 3 20% annual bonus

20/02/2019 23:29:04 Gameplay Engineer Male Leamington Spa AAA £32,000 February 2019 3.5 Sales-based royalties

20/02/2019 23:39:52 Game Engineer (programmer) Male Leamington Spa AAA Mobile £26,300 February 2019 6 Flexi time. Internal benefit scheme Including BUPA Started this as junior and my first job post grad. Started on £22000.

21/02/2019 00:04:45 Producer Female London Indie £35,000 February 2019 6 Yes

21/02/2019 00:16:23 UI Designer Female London Mobile £35,000 February 2019 6 Flexi time, pension

21/02/2019 07:19:22 Senior Game Designer Male Scotland Indie/AAA £35,000 February 2019 8

21/02/2019 07:40:10 Lead Designer Male Brighton AA £45,000 February 2019 18 Pension

21/02/2019 07:46:49 Junior Programmer Male Cambridge AAA £25,000 October 2014 0 Health insurance, pension matching up to 5%, project bonuses

21/02/2019 07:47:44 Programmer Male Cambridge AAA £28,000 December 2015 1 Health insurance, pension matching up to 5%

21/02/2019 07:48:42 Programmer Male Cambridge AAA £30,000 January 2017 2 Health insurance, pension matching up to 5%

21/02/2019 07:52:56 Contenet Manager Male London Indie £14,000 September 2017 3 months Does a bad pension count? I came into the job after spending 3 months of unpaid internship at the studio (covered public transport to and from work). I worked there for about 3 yearsn on a rolling contract the whole time before they basically let me go & i'd decided to leave.

21/02/2019 09:22:46 Junior Animator Female South East AA £20,000 January 2009 0

21/02/2019 09:25:48 Technical Animator Female Midlands AA £23,000 January 2010 1

21/02/2019 09:26:54 Technical Animator Female Midlands AA £25,000 January 2011 2

21/02/2019 09:37:11 Senior Technical Artist/Animator Female West Midlands/Warwickshire AAA £35,000 April 2017 16

21/02/2019 09:43:45 Programmer Male Leamington Spa Indie £32,000 February 2019 2.5 3% Pension, Flexible Hours, WFH Option

21/02/2019 09:49:04 Senior Technical Animator Female Midlands AA £32,000 June 2011 2.5

21/02/2019 09:51:25 Technical Animator Female South East AAA £35,000 January 2013 4

21/02/2019 09:53:46 Lead Technical Artist Female South East AAA £45,000 January 2016 7

21/02/2019 09:55:52 Lead Technical Artist Female South East AAA £53,000 January 2017 8 Annual bonus

21/02/2019 09:57:43 3d vehicle artist Male Leamington Spa AAA £25,000 January 2019 2.5 years Based on company and individual performance If age is useful I'm 24

21/02/2019 10:01:43 Community Manager Female Cambridge AA £30,000 November 2015 3

21/02/2019 10:02:22 Senior Community Manager Female London AAA £32,000 September 2016 4

21/02/2019 10:03:00 Community Manager Female London Esports £32,000 July 2017 6

21/02/2019 10:03:05 3D Environment Artist Female South-East £28,000 Feb 2019 5 Pension Scheme, Eye-care vouchers, free food and drink

21/02/2019 10:04:57 Commercial Manager Male London Agency £105,000 September 2018 10+

21/02/2019 10:14:23 Freelance producer/designer Female London Indie £24,000 £300 Februrary 2019 3 Remote, flexible Gross salary varies based on volume of work.

21/02/2019 10:16:29 Sound Designer Male North West AAA, Indie £30,000 September 2018 5 Private Health and Dental care, Pension, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work

21/02/2019 10:19:28 Lead Programmer Leamington Spa AAA £38,000 September 2010 14 Healthcare, 10% employer pension contribution

21/02/2019 10:34:46 Data Analyst Male West Midlands AAA £30,000 September 2017 2 flexitime

21/02/2019 10:29:04 Game Designer Male Nottingham AAA £28,000 Feb 2019 5

21/02/2019 10:30:03 Backend Programmer Male London Mobile £51,000 Febuary 2019 5 Generous pension, bonus, free drinks & snacks, flexible hours 1 year games experience, previous experience in backend web.

21/02/2019 10:30:20 Research Engineer Male/NB Luton Arcade £21,500 April 2017 2 Still attached to university, so this salary is a tax-free bursary

21/02/2019 10:30:40 Senior Game Designer Male London AAA mobile £43,000 2016 9

21/02/2019 10:31:56 Audio Designer Male South East Indie £50,000 £225 February 2009 4

21/02/2019 10:33:40 Midweight Web Designer Male SEGA AAA £33,000 August 2010 2

21/02/2019 10:35:54 Level Designer Male Birmingham Mid sized console £28,000 2015

21/02/2019 10:40:48 Self-Employed Male Sheffield Freelance £8424 + Dividends £260 February 2019 11 None

21/02/2019 10:59:24 Sound Designer Male Liverpool 22'000 February 2019 2

21/02/2019 11:11:23 Writer Male London Mobile/AA £32,000 February 2019 4 Pension, bike scheme, monthly lunch, snacks and drinks, discount vouchers

21/02/2019 11:12:49 Unity Programmer Male London Mobile £28,000 Feb 2019 3 Pension

21/02/2019 11:17:54 Audio Designer Scotland AAA £25,000 Feb 2019 3

21/02/2019 11:30:29 Game Designer Male Bristol Small Studio £27,000 February 2019 2 Cycle Scheme Was a hobbyist designer for years while also having 5+ years of Game Development experience and a Unity certification.

21/02/2019 11:34:44 Animator Male Leeds Games £21,000 2018 2

21/02/2019 11:38:36 QA Male Manchester Motion Capture £25,000 February 2019 4

21/02/2019 11:41:11 Lead Artist Male London Mobile Development £53, 000 July 2017 10 None.

21/02/2019 11:42:00 Senior Ui Artist Male Cambridge AAA £45,000 January, 2018 8 17000

21/02/2019 11:42:35 Gameplay Programmer Non-binary Edinburgh AAA £24,000 February 2019 2 None No roadmap for gaining salary increase or promotion

21/02/2019 11:44:04 UI Dev Male West Midlands AA £90,000 £400 February 2019 3 Contractor, so no real benefits

21/02/2019 11:52:20 Senior Technical Artist Male Leamington Spa Mostly Mobile and Indie £40,000 February 2019 7 Contractor no official benefit scheme

21/02/2019 11:52:24 Unity Developer Male London £45,000 February 2019 5 Double matched Pension, Health, Dental, Cycle to Work, Profit based bonus

21/02/2019 11:53:15 Senior Character Artist Male North West AAA £33,500 June 2018 7 Health Care, Pension, Flexi Time

21/02/2019 11:54:27 Junior programmer Male Leamington spa £20,000 February 2019 7 months

21/02/2019 12:00:51 Associate Producer Male Cambridge III £27,000 February 2018 5 Pension, private medical, private dental

21/02/2019 12:01:39 Associate Producer Male Cambridge III £32,000 March 2019 6 Private medical, private dental, pension Expected new rate

21/02/2019 12:14:46 Assistant Producer London AAA £25,000 February 2019 6 5000

21/02/2019 12:17:26 Artist

UK game dev salaries
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Tags Games, Programming, Game dev, Salaries, Data
Type Google Sheet
Published 22/10/2020, 22:34:57

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Math for Game Devs 2020
GameDev Salaries (Anonymous)