Software Games Survey – International

The Croner Software Games Survey – International is the benchmark survey of the entertainment software industry for video gaming jobs globally. The report provides compensation data for jobs in all gaming platform types – including mobile, social, console, PC, handheld, MMO, cloud gaming and virtual reality. Major industry players and emerging companies rely upon the Survey results to benchmark compensation and determine pay for video gaming jobs – using base salary, bonus plans and equity plans.

The Croner Software Games Survey – International began in 2007 as a supplement to the Croner Software Games Survey – North America for U.S.-based companies with positions internationally. In 2018, it was launched as a separate Survey capturing data on video gaming positions located outside of the U.S and Canada regardless of company headquarter location. The Survey results include robust data on positions in the U.K., along with selected data for selected countries in Europe, Scandinavia and Asia.

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World-Class Participants

The results of the 2021 Croner Software Games Survey – International provided compensation data from 31 companies with employees in the U.K., Australia, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Spain and Sweden.

A total of 239 individual positions were reported across the nine countries, along with 97 positions rolled up by level within job family categories and 53 positions rolled up by organization level.

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Valuable Data for Critical Decisions

Participant companies use our Survey results to understand salary differentials, benchmark sector-specific compensation, establish rational pay levels and pay structures and make well-informed decisions about their competitive bonus plans and equity plans.

Position Grid & Job Families Reported
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Significant Features

Of the Croner Software Games Survey – International

  • Full range of industry-specific job families at all organization levels offered; number of positions reported varies by country

  • All elements of compensation reported, including base salary, total cash compensation and total direct compensation

  • Roll ups by major function and by organization level

  • Data cuts by geography, business model, revenue size and platform

  • Sales Plan, Bonus Plan, Product Development Plan and Equity Plan design details

  • Tools for Analysis include: Paired Comparison and Titles Matched

  • Annual Interim Merit Budget Survey included

  • Results delivered via secure online data portal, which allows for presentation-ready reports for every position for all or specific cuts

  • Comprehensive position descriptions, updated annually to mirror industry changes

Key Dates & Survey Pricing

2023 Survey Schedule

Survey Planning Meeting: May 18, 2023

Questionnaire Distribution: July 1

Data Effective Date: July 1

Questionnaire Due Date: August 15

Full Report of Results Published: December

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All participant submissions are processed securely and held in strict confidence. Survey results are reported only in summary form; no attribution is made to any specific data from any participating entities.

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