Despite the recent spate of tech layoffs that has left 212,958 tech workers globally out of a job so far this year, it’s a great time to be a software engineer.
That’s because engineers continue to be in high demand across the board—full-stack engineers accounted for 56% of all interview requests in 2022.
Smaller companies and startups have traditionally opted for full-stack engineers rather than hiring separate front and backend engineers when resources are limited.
Larger organisations haven’t been tied to the same restrictions, though with trimmed budgets and efficiency entering the conversation in 2022, it seems Big Tech has taken note.
Similarly, in its Needs Analysis Report, The European Software Skills Alliance (ESSA) emphasised that, “there is a shift to new kinds of developers, like full stack developers and low code developers”, and that “the most important insight is that developers are becoming more and more part of the regular organisation instead of a separate entity.”
Where demand leads, salaries follow and although tech salaries in the US continue to be significantly higher than those in the UK, wages here are growing faster year-on-year and the starting pay for developers and engineers is 64% above the UK average.
And with 46% of those surveyed sharing that their most common reason for turning down a job offer is because they’ve already accepted another opportunity, an emerging skills crunch means workers are in the driving seat and the sector is ripe with opportunity.
This is reinforced in Deloitte’s Finance 2025 report, which highlights that the accelerated pace of digitisation in every industry and not just tech means the battle for tech talent shows no signs of abating.
So whether you’re already working in the field or want a new challenge, the UKTN Job Board is the perfect place to start your search. It features thousands of jobs in companies that are actively hiring, like the three below.
Senior full-stack developer (React/C#) – SMB, Checkout.com, London
Fintech unicorn Checkout.com is hiring a senior full-stack developer to work within the new SMB Product Group, which enables small and medium businesses to thrive in the digital economy. In this role you’ll be in charge of the maintenance, development, and integration of features for Checkout.com’s online payment platform and will be a key player in building the future of how SMB merchants integrate with the Checkout.com platform.
You will also be required to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to deliver key functionalities and design and build solutions to complex problems. Experience with any object-orientated languages including Java, .NET, Python, C++ is essential along with cloud-based application development.
Senior full-stack engineer – solution delivery, Improbable, London
The solution delivery team at Improbable is responsible for the successful delivery of customer and partner projects. The senior full-stack engineer will have the opportunity to work on developing a design system consisting of reusable component libraries, style guides and guidelines, and provide frontend development setup config and tooling that speeds up the development of the customer solutions teams.
Fullstack engineer, IBM, London
In this full-stack engineer role, you will work in one of IBM’s consulting client innovation centres (CIC) to deliver deep technical and industry expertise to a wide range of public and private sector clients around the world. Each project has its own unique working environment, which enables cross-collaboration so employees can build their experience, skillset and network.