Survey: Most UK developer staff satisfied with pay

Tuesday, 17th March 2009 19:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Develop recently surveyed 528 UK developers, and found that 66 percent of employees are satisfied with their current pay scale.

The average salary was found to be £30,442 ($43,087) a few thousand higher than average base pay in the UK as a whole, and that number drops £4,000 when you compare salaries between the north and south.

Northern developers not only make less, but are also provided with less training. The average northern training percentage was 74.1, while the south’s training percentage was 67 — both relatively low figures.

Still, despite being pleased with their paycheck, 26 percent of employees polled stated that motivation for looking for new work was pay-related.

In comparison, American counterparts make considerably more money. Average pay in 2007 was $73,316, down $5,000 from 2006. Pay scale runs anywhere from $20k to $100k depending on who you work for and your experience.



  1. Syrok

    Is that good then?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. mightyhokie

    not a game designer (web/graphic designer) but just took a 33% pay cut to keep my job. Not so good in my view.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. armydee

    I’m not a game developer either but I work as a Analyst Programmer. Small company and everyone’s pay has been cut by 10%. Not good but better than mightyhokie. At least we haven’t been made redundant.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Blimey. Neither good. At all.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Rhythm

    Our firm made a mental profit last year but the recession is being used to prompt pay cuts and we’ve already had a huge batch of redundancies

    (web-application development)

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    Yeah, that’s sadly quite common.

    #6 6 years ago

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