TIGA Salary Survey: Everything you need to know

By May 8, 2024 May 29th, 2024 TIGA News

TIGA recently hosted its annual roundtable with key HR leaders to discuss key findings from its 2023/2024 UK Games Software Developers’ Salary and Benefits Survey, carried out in association with Korn Ferry, the global human resources solutions business.

The survey, now in its 15th year, is the only truly comprehensive annual survey of its kind carried out for the UK games software development industry – with input from developers (both independent and publisher owned) and covering over 13% of the games development UK workforce.

The survey offers insight into current pay levels – from graduates up to senior managers – and typical employee benefit offerings across 10 job categories, including Art, Audio, Community Management, Consumer Support, Data Science, Design, Marketing, Production, QA and Technical Development/Programming.

Arguably, two-decades ahead of the push for pay transparency, the survey includes workforce demographics and has done since its inception, covering gender, nationality and ethnicity. And critically, this survey’s 8 levels are underpinned by an established, objective and proven job evaluation methodology, ensuring outputs are some of the most accurate and defensible to be found

In summary the survey covers:

  • Summary of market data by job family and level, covering base salary, bonuses, other cash payments and long term incentives
  • Commentary discussing current industry issues
  • Year-on-year analysis, that is pay inflation over the previous 12 months
  • Employee benefits
  • Employee turnover/attrition
  • Graduate pay
  • Industry structure analysis of the sector by age, gender nationality and ethnicity
  • Pay premia within the industry

Companies that participate in the TIGA Salary Survey receive a detailed report with information including pay, benefits, employee turnover and attrition, industry demographics, training, etc.

Steve Munday, Client Partner at Korn Ferry said: “As an established, comprehensive and a truly trusted source of market data, this survey has again provided a detailed picture of the games software industry. With 15 years under its belt, we can now empirically demonstrate robust long term pay, benefits and demographic trends.”

Suzi Morris, Finance Manager at Avid Games, said: “We have found the TIGA Annual Salary & Benefits Survey a really useful tool to see how we, as a small and independent UK games company, are performing in comparison with the rest of the UK games sector and also with the UK national average. It helps us to highlight and plan for any improvements we can make to our employee reward, engagement and retention schemes.”

For more information about the TIGA Salary Survey and the cost to participate in the 224/25 project, contact: info@tiga.org

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