Computer games developer | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Computer games developers make games that can be played online, and on mobile phones, PCs and games consoles.

  • Write, analyze, review, and rewrite programs, using workflow chart and diagram, and applying knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, and symbolic logic.
  • Correct errors by making appropriate changes and rechecking the program to ensure that the desired results are produced.
  • Perform or direct revision, repair, or expansion of existing programs to
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Computer games developers typically work around 30 to 40 hours per week.

As a Computer games developer you will typically work evenings / weekends.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
31,754 GBP *
per year
19,500 GBP
59,000 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Computer games developer

  • 32,204 GBP
  • 30,504 GBP
Average salary for part-time Computer games developer
Average salary for full-time Computer games developer

  • 14,279 GBP
  • 14,934 GBP
  • 31,754 GBP
  • 30,504 GBP
  • 32,204 GBP
Salary over time for Computer games developer

Pay for this role has increased slightly over time
  • 30,769 GBP
  • 31,184 GBP
  • 32,324 GBP
  • 32,906 GBP
  • 34,030 GBP
  • 34,940 GBP
  • 31,754 GBP
  • 33,409 GBP
  • 41,786 GBP

Future outlook for Computer games developers

Very good outlook
50 000+ jobs available
Very good outlook
4% yearly wage growth (on average)
Very good outlook
30% chance of automation in the future

Computer games developer - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Computer games developer and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 50% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
  • 21% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
  • 8% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree

You could do a college course, which may lead onto more advanced qualifications or a higher apprenticeship, or help you to get a trainee position with a company. Courses include:

  • A level in Computing
  • T level in Digital Production, Design and Development
  • Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production or Games Development

Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Computer games developer

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Things to highlight for your Computer games developer interview

Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Leadership Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. Stress Tolerance Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

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