While nothing in life is guaranteed, the prevailing sentiment for job hunters in tech is that new UK tech jobs are being hired for more mindfully.
Without easy access to VC funding, we’ve seen a swathe of layoffs, but also a renewed focus on strategic key hires.
Organisations that are hiring for 2024 include those with a B2B focus, R&D departments – particularly those specialising in automation and machine learning, and roles that are cloud-centric.
There is a great variety in terms of location at the moment too, with a plethora of new UK tech jobs available outside the London bubble, and many with hybrid or remote working options too.
Here are five new UK tech jobs from the UKTN Job Board to get you started on your job hunt.
Mid/senior software developer, Lead Forensics, Portsmouth
Once you’re in, you’ll be turning user stories into code, and running production as part of a scrum team. You’ll also ensure the quality of what you and the team build, support the product by resolving issues, and contribute to the design, architecture and implementation decisions for the product.
Ideal candidates will have two-plus years’ experience for the mid-level role, and five years’ experience for the senior-level position, with a strong aptitude for programming and an enthusiasm for driving high standards.
Software engineering senior associate, PwC, Leeds
PwC is hiring a software engineering senior associate in Leeds, and is offering a competitive bonus and benefits package. Working as part of PwC’s national Innovation and Capital Incentives (ICI) team, which works across the Northern region, the successful candidate will support and lead on the preparation of proposals, support in interviews with client engineers to understand and document R&D needs, assist in meetings with HMRC, work collaboratively with tax-legislation experts to support quantifying of R&D costs, and work with the senior team to support or initiate sales opportunities.
A computer science or software engineering degree, masters or PhD is required, as is experience in preparing R&D claims, and liaison with HMRC software specialists.
Software developer, IBM, Manchester
Work in one of IBM’s Consulting Client Innovation Centres (delivery centres), where the organisation delivers deep technical and industry expertise to clients around the world, in both the public and private sectors.
The successful software developer will support clients’ hybrid cloud and AI journeys through the software development lifecycle, covering design, coding, implantation, testing and support. Using C#, fixing bugs, working with the ops team and mentoring junior team members are all part of the role, and you must have at least five years’ experience, proficiency in .NET (particularly ASP.NET Core) and proven experience in web development frameworks.
Software developer, OpenText, Cambridge
OpenText, formerly Micro Focus, is seeking talented graduates to join its R&D team in Cambridge. Working to redefine the future of digital, ideal candidates will work as part of a team or on individual projects, as well as bring a positive and versatile approach to new and complex tasks.
Successful candidates will have or be expecting a 2-1 or first class degree in a technical subject, like maths, natural science, engineering or computer science, will have a good working knowledge of programming in a Windows or UNIX environment, and knowledge of C or C++. Creativity and problem-solving are a must, as is an ability to pick up new skills quickly.
Want to find out more? Check out the job spec.
Software engineer, ITV Jobs, London
Work as part of ITV’s Advanced Advertising Technology team, which is focused on data analytics, monetisation and financial governance, as a software engineer developing a cloud-centric product critical to the company’s ad business.
Following the best DevOps and DevSocOps practices, the successful candidate will ensure the delivery, observability, operation and security of software in production. Working knowledge of ITV’s technology stack is required, and this includes TypeScript, React, GraphQL, and Node.js, excellent demonstrable experience with AWS serverless technologies like Lambda, Step Functions, Fargate and Aurora is also outlined, as is working in agile environments. So if you’re looking for a new challenge in a household name, this could be for you.