Games and Interactive Salary and Satisfaction Survey 2020

Games and Interactive Salary and Satisfaction Survey 2020

Download the 2020 Salary and Satisfaction survey results here!

 

A word from Giles Fenwick - Associate Director Games and Interactive

Welcome to our 6th annual Games and Interactive Salary and Satisfaction Survey results!

The biggest trend in this year’s survey shows that ‘work/life balance’ has risen to be, almost exclusively, the most important factor for people in their jobs, from Juniors to Leads and across the globe. ‘Work/life balance’ replaces both ‘Salary’ and ‘Exciting Projects’ from the top spots in 2019.

We’ve also dug a bit deeper this year, splitting the data out between Eastern and Western Europe, which gives us much more accurate averages across the two regions.

As ever, there is far too much juicy data to get in this report alone so we’ll be doing a monthly ‘Skillsearch Games Industry Guide To…’ blog which will focus on a particular area or topic. You can sign up to receive these HERE!

Finally, we’d really appreciate your thoughts and feedback so please let us know what you think!

Giles

UK Games and Interactive Salary and Satisfaction Overview

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  • The average UK salary has seen some growth since 2018/19, rising a little under £1k 
  • The number of people working in games who are considering a job move this year has stayed the same around 72%
  • Flexible working in the UK for those working in games has risen slightly from 73% to 78%
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Western Europe Games and Interactive Salary and Satisfaction Overview

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  • The number of people working within the games industry in Western Europe, actively job hunting in 2020 has dropped 2% since last year
  • Salary is no longer one of the top three most important aspects of work in Western Europe
  • Germany continues to be the highest paying country in Europe
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Eastern Europe Games and Interactive Salary and Satisfaction Overview

A new section for 2020, breaking out Eastern Europe as it's own section. This allows for much more accurate averages across the two regions, as salaries vary quite dramatically between these neighboring regions.  

  • Turkey appears to be the best-paid country within this group, almost double the lowest Ukraine 
  • 90% of people working in games and living in Eastern Europe will be job hunting in 2020

Unfortunately, the numbers of people living in Eastern Europe were lower than all other areas so we have only done an overview. If you would like a further breakdown on any of the countries within Eastern Europe please get in touch, we're happy to help answer your questions!

 

Global Games and Interactive Salary and Satisfaction Overview

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  • Globally the average salary in the Games and Interactive Industry has risen £3k
  • The United States is by far the best-paid continent if you work in Games and Interactive, their average senior salary over double the UK 
  • Globally Flexible working across the games and interactive industry has risen 4%
  • Whilst the number of people working remotely has dropped 7%
  • Download the full report for a deeper dive into the Global stats

 

Programmers Games and Interactive Salary and Satisfaction Overview

Programmer Overview

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Artists Games and Interactive Salary and Satisfaction Overview

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And finally

If you have any burning questions or would like to know more about a specific area, piece of data, or sample size please get in touch, we're happy to help answer your questions!

Thank you for reading we look forward to hearing your thoughts on Twitter and LinkedIn. Join the conversation with #SkillsearchSurvey2020

Want to compare this year's data with 2019 take a look at last year's Games and Interactive Salary and Satisfaction Survey here.

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