UK game dev salaries (Feb 2019)
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Job titleGender (this is optional!)LocationSectorGross salary (£)Day rate (if applicable)Date when this salary was activeYears' experienceBenefits/bonusesNotes
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ProducerFemaleLondonIndie£26,000September 20151
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ProducerFemaleLondonIndie£35,000June 20173
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ProducerFemaleLondonIndie£18,000September 20140
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Marketing managerFemaleLondonIndie£35,000January 20184
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CEOMaleLondonIndie£70,000May 20167
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Junior DeveloperFemaleEast of EnglandSmall studio£18,000Feburary 20191
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Biz devMaleLondonIndie£40,000February 201912Pension, wfh
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QA EngineermLondonAAA£47,000February 20195
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gameplay programmer femalecambridge AA£24,000February 20190
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Senior Writer/DesignerMaleLondonMid-sized studio£42,000£200February 20199
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3D Artist Female LondonMobile£34,000February 20192.5Profit 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 hoursThanks for putting this together!!
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DeveloperMaleLondonAA£45,000February 20194Pension matching, Friday beer, work from home several days a week
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QA ManagerMaleGuildfordAAA£30,000February 20197Was previously on £25,000 for QA Manager. Been recently told there is little movement higher for my salary in my current position.
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WriterFemaleLondonIndie£25,000February 20192
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3D ArtistFemale/NBLondonMobile£31,000February 20195 yearsWFH 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
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Gameplay and Tools EngineerMaleEast MidlandsAAA and Indie (Contractor)£35,000£180February 20191.5
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Junior Game ProgrammerMaleWilmslowAAA£21,000May 2015020% annual bonus
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Game ProgrammerMaleWilmslowAAA£26,500October 2018320% annual bonus
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Gameplay EngineerMaleLeamington SpaAAA£32,000February 20193.5Sales-based royalties
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Game Engineer (programmer)MaleLeamington SpaAAA Mobile£26,300February 20196Flexi time. Internal benefit scheme Including BUPAStarted this as junior and my first job post grad. Started on £22000.
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ProducerFemaleLondonIndie£35,000February 20196Yes
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UI DesignerFemaleLondonMobile£35,000February 20196Flexi time, pension
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Senior Game Designer AMaleScotlandIndie/AAA£35,000February 20198
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Lead DesignerMaleBrightonAA£45,000February 201918Pension
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Junior ProgrammerMaleCambridgeAAA£25,000October 20140Health insurance, pension matching up to 5%, project bonuses
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ProgrammerMaleCambridgeAAA£28,000December 20151Health insurance, pension matching up to 5%
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ProgrammerMaleCambridgeAAA£30,000January 20172Health insurance, pension matching up to 5%
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Contenet ManagerMaleLondonIndie£14,000September 20173 monthsDoes 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.
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Junior AnimatorFemaleSouth EastAA£20,000January 20090
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Technical AnimatorFemaleMidlandsAA£23,000January 20101
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Technical AnimatorFemaleMidlandsAA£25,000January 20112
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Senior Technical Artist/AnimatorFemaleWest Midlands/WarwickshireAAA£35,000April 201716
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ProgrammerMaleLeamington SpaIndie£32,000February 20192.53% Pension, Flexible Hours, WFH Option
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Senior Technical AnimatorFemaleMidlandsAA£32,000June 20112.5
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Technical AnimatorFemaleSouth EastAAA£35,000January 20134
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Lead Technical ArtistFemaleSouth EastAAA£45,000January 20167
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Lead Technical ArtistFemaleSouth EastAAA£53,000January 20178Annual bonus
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3d vehicle artistMaleLeamington Spa AAA£25,000January 20192.5 yearsBased on company and individual performance If age is useful I'm 24
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Community ManagerFemaleCambridge AA£30,000November 20153
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Senior Community ManagerFemaleLondonAAA£32,000September 20164
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Community Manager FemaleLondonEsports£32,000July 20176
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3D Environment ArtistFemaleSouth-East£28,000Feb 20195Pension Scheme, Eye-care vouchers, free food and drink
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Commercial ManagerMaleLondonAgency£105,000September 201810+
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Freelance producer/designerFemaleLondonIndie£24,000£300Februrary 20193Remote, flexibleGross salary varies based on volume of work.
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Sound DesignerMaleNorth WestAAA, Indie£30,000September 20185Private Health and Dental care, Pension, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work
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Lead Programmer Leamington SpaAAA£38,000September 201014Healthcare, 10% employer pension contribution
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Data Analyst MaleWest Midlands AAA£30,000September 20172flexitime
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Game DesignerMaleNottinghamAAA£28,000Feb 20195
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Backend ProgrammerMaleLondonMobile£51,000Febuary 20195Generous pension, bonus, free drinks & snacks, flexible hours1 year games experience, previous experience in backend web.
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Research EngineerMale/NBLutonArcade£21,500April 20172Still attached to university, so this salary is a tax-free bursary
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Senior Game DesignerMaleLondonAAA mobile£43,00020169
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Audio DesignerMaleSouth EastIndie£50,000£225February 20094
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Midweight Web DesignerMaleSEGAAAA£33,000August 20102
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Level DesignerMaleBirminghamMid sized console£28,0002015
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Self-EmployedMaleSheffieldFreelance£8424 + Dividends£260February 201911None
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Sound DesignerMaleLiverpool22'000February 20192
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WriterMaleLondonMobile/AA£32,000February 20194 Pension, bike scheme, monthly lunch, snacks and drinks, discount vouchers
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Unity ProgrammerMaleLondonMobile£28,000Feb 20193Pension
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Audio DesignerScotlandAAA£25,000Feb 20193
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Game DesignerMaleBristolSmall Studio£27,000February 20192Cycle SchemeWas a hobbyist designer for years while also having 5+ years of Game Development experience and a Unity certification.
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AnimatorMaleLeedsGames£21,00020182
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QAMaleManchesterMotion Capture£25,000February 20194
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Lead ArtistMaleLondonMobile Development£53, 000July 201710None.
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Senior Ui ArtistMaleCambridgeAAA£45,000January, 2018817000
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Gameplay ProgrammerNon-binaryEdinburghAAA£24,000February 20192NoneNo roadmap for gaining salary increase or promotion
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UI DevMaleWest MidlandsAA£90,000£400February 20193Contractor, so no real benefits
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Senior Technical ArtistMaleLeamington SpaMostly Mobile and Indie£40,000February 20197Contractor no official benefit scheme
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Unity DeveloperMaleLondon£45,000February 20195Double matched Pension, Health, Dental, Cycle to Work, Profit based bonus
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Senior Character ArtistMaleNorth WestAAA£33,500June 20187Health Care, Pension, Flexi Time
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Junior programmerMaleLeamington spa£20,000February 20197 months
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Associate ProducerMaleCambridgeIII£27,000February 20185Pension, private medical, private dental
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Associate ProducerMaleCambridgeIII£32,000March 20196Private medical, private dental, pensionExpected new rate
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Assistant ProducerLondonAAA£25,000February 201965000
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ArtistMaleScotlandIndie/Mobile£21,000February 20194
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Senior ProgrammerMaleLondonAAA£78,000£300201813
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Prohect DirectorMaleWest MidlandsAA£65,000201725Usual stuff.
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2d artistFemaleIsle of wightAa£25,000August 2013-august 20153-5No
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Freelance HTML5 Games DeveloperMaleBrightonCasual Games~£70,000£300-£400Feb 20197Remote £300, on site in Brighton £350, London: £400
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Project ManagerFemaleLondonSmall studio/indie£20,800February 20193 yearsPension
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DeveloperMaleLondonMobile£35,000February 20195Flexible workingReally nice place to work!
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Senior ProgrammerMaleSouth England AAA£38,000April 20185Company performance based bonus, normally ~15% of salary yearly (before tax). Pretty good company perks package
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Senior AnimatorMaleWest MidlandsIndie£45,000February 201912Flexible Hours
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Marketing DirectorMaleLondonAA Developer£65,000February 20194Yearly bonus of £10-20k
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Senior Tech AnimatorMaleWest MidlandsIndie£40,000February 20196flexi time
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Unity DeveloperMaleLutonArcade£26,000February 20192.5
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Junior ProducerFemaleSunderland, UKIndie£20,000February 20192 years in games, 2.5 years previously in publishingPension, flexi-timeI was a QA on £14000 for one year then £16000 for the second year. It was only when moving into the producer role that the significant payrise occurred.
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Assistant ProducerMLondonIndie/AAA£25,570May 20183Flexitime, Revenue Share, Free gym, BUPA Health and Dental care, free drinks, weekly pastries
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ProducerMaleScotlandTools£32,000February 20197Healthcare, parking, childcare, cycle & tech schemes
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Junior DeveloperWomanLondonMobile£28,800February 20192.5
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Graphics programmerMaleBristolAA£50,000£280October 20187Was a freelance rate
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Unity ProgrammermaleGlasgowIndie£37,000£300January 20193Freelance, so I probably get more time off than most permies
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QA EngineerScotlandMobile£16,000February 20192
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QA analystFemaleEdinburgh, UKAAA£14,00020142Paid overtimeContracted/non-perm
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Lead Game DeveloperMaleManchesterIndie£24,000February 20196Pension
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3D ArtistMaleLondonMobile£32,000February 20162.53 years prior freelance experience.
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Technical ArtistMaleMidlandsMobile£27,500February 20194Pension, Christmas Bonus, Monthly events, No Crunch, Flexi Time4 years prior as 3D Generalist, first technical art position
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3D GeneralistMaleMidlandsIndie£23,500May 20183.5PensionIndie company with small budget doing VR
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