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Technical Jobs

Our niche is technical experts who specialise in IT and digital projects, across multiple platforms and technology stacks. From front end, server side and full stack developers, plus those building native apps, to tech architects, business intelligence, testing and QA experts, not to mention DevOps, tech PMs and tech directors. 

Latest technical jobs

Engineering Manager/Technical Lead

Healthcare Start-up

£90,000–£120,000

Futureheads are currently partnered with a reputable tech start-up who operate within the healthcare space. Their service blends the best of technology with the physical world and is an established and unique offering. We are currently looking for an Engineering Manager to join and support their...

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Software Developer

Medical Charity

£50,000–£60,000

Futureheads have partnered with a well-established medical charity, who are looking for a software developer to join their evolving and ambitious digital team. The company’s main focus is to fund medical research around the world to help improve people’s health, but in recent years they...

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Machine Learning Engineer

AI Start up

£70,000–£90,000

Futureheads have partnered with a Data Science start-up who are looking for a Machine Learning Developer to join their London team. They are aiming to be world leaders in Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI. Their mission is to create innovative, simple and easy-to-implement solutions within the...

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Senior DevOps Engineer

Pharmaceutical

£65,000–£80,000

We are partnering with one of the largest healthcare companies globally who are on the lookout for experienced DevOps Engineers to join their established team based in central London. They're on an ongoing mission to help people do more, feel better, live longer. The main areas of...

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Mobile Automation QA

Start-up

£40,000–£45,000

Futureheads has partnered with an exciting ecommerce start-up based in central London. They're only two years into their journey, but already 350m shoppers on websites like Harvey Nichols and Ted Baker use their products to connect live with an associate in their nearest store...

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Big Data Engineer

Music Tech

£50,000–£65,000

Futureheads have partnered with a London based tech company to help them find a talented permanent Big Data Engineer. This role is with a tech company who have music in their DNA are who are revolutionising the industry in helping independent artists get paid properly, fairly and transparently...

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Front End Data Vis Developer

Data Science Startup

£50,000–£75,000

Futureheads are partnered with a Data Science start-up who are looking for a Data Vis Frontend Developer to join their London team. They are aiming to be world leaders in Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI. Their mission is to create innovative, simple and easy-to-implement solutions within the...

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Front End Developer

Data Science Start-up

£45,000–£65,000

Futureheads are partnered with a Data Science start-up who are looking for a Frontend Developer to join their London team. They are aiming to be world leaders in Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI. Their mission is to create innovative, simple and easy-to-implement solutions within the Data...

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Senior Full Stack .NET Developer

Digital Product Agency

£85,000–£95,000

Digital Product Agency is searching for a Senior Full Stack .NET Developer to join their team for their Central London office. As a Senior Full Stack .NET Developer, you will be working on an array of client-based projects. This will be a mixture of existing and Greenfield. Key responsibilities for...

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Front End Developer

Digital Product Agency

£50,000–£80,000

I am currently exclusively partnered with a Digital Product Agency, who are looking to bring in multiple front end developers, at mid – senior levels, into their newly growing London team. This business has been established in Bristol for a number of years, however are now branching out by...

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Frequently asked questions

What does a front end developer do?

A front end developer is responsible for building the user-facing part of a website, app or software programme.

They use a combination of HTML, CSS and JavaScript to implement a design and engineer the parts the user sees and interacts with.

There are lots of programming languages and frameworks used in front-end development, including React, React Native Angular.js, Vue.js and Node.js.

What are employers looking for on a front end developer’s CV?

Most look at your technical skills first. Highlight the core languages, tools and frameworks you specialise in and give an overview of previous projects.

If you’re a front-end developer who boasts a ‘good eye for design’, producing a clean and visually striking CV will help back this up.   

What is the typical contract day rate for a front end developer?

Contractors should have solid experience and on this basis can charge £350 a day and above.

The rates available will vary widely based on the scope of the project, and the skills and responsibilities required.

Mid-weight |  £350 - £450

Senior |  £450 - £550 

Lead |  £550+

What is the typical permanent salary for a front end developer?

Experience, responsibilities, skills, JavaScript ability and the industry you’re in will all impact on your salary.

Different employers expect different things from a front-end developer. A mid-level developer in one company might be managing junior team members. Another might only have management responsibilities at senior level. Meanwhile, one company might see four years’ experience as mid-level; another might consider this senior-level.

A front end developer can expect to earn:​

Junior |  £20,000 - 35,000

Mid-weight | £35,000 - 50,000

Senior |  £50,000 - 65,000

Lead |  £65,000 +

What does a back end developer do?

A back end web developer is responsible for building the server-side part of a website, app or software programme. Back-end developers use programming languages like Java, Node, PHP, Python and C# to build an application. They will use tools like NoSQL, Postgres, MySQL and SQL Server to manage data and deliver it to the user. 

What are employers looking for on a back end developer’s CV?

It is important to talk about the core languages, tools and frameworks you have worked with. But what employers are really interested in is the context of how you’ve used these technologies in your previous projects, and your experience in solving different kinds of problems.​

Software development requires great attention to detail, so make sure your spelling, grammar and formatting are all correct and consistent.

What is the typical permanent salary for a back end developer?

There are lots of factors that will influence your salary, including experience, the technical stack you’re using, and the industry you’re in. It’s also worth noting that different companies measure back end developers in different ways. For example, one company might see four years’ experience as a mid-level; another might consider this senior-level.

As a guide, a back end developer can expect to earn:

Junior |  £25,000 - 35,000

Mid-weight | £35,000 - 55,000

Senior |  £55,000 - 70,000

Lead |  £70,000 +

What is the typical contract day rate for a back end developer?

Contractors should have solid experience and on this basis can charge £350 a day and above.

The rates available will vary widely based on the scope of the project, and the skills and responsibilities required.

Mid-weight |  £350 - £450

Senior |  £450 - £550

Lead |  £550+

Do I need a qualification to become a developer?

There are no qualifications required to be a developer. Natural ability, good communication skills and work experience will be what most employers look for.

However, there are some companies that may favour candidates with a formal education in subjects like computer science or software engineering.