Research Driven Recruitment

At Oxford Knight we love Capital Markets, Big Data & Start-ups. Let us find the right hire for your company.

  • We love the core work Read More

    A lack of listening skills and knowledge is the number one complaint made about recruiters. We remedy this in a number of ways; one of which is to actually have a culture of learning. We’re all Wikipedia addicts, meet-up organisers, bloggers, and tech crunch fans. We do this every day and long before we even look at a job spec.


  • Identify and meet the needs Read More

    Face time is very important. We can’t guarantee to always be in a suit, but rest assured we will listen, consult, and make note of your needs both salient and subtle.


  • Search and discovery Read More

    Most of our competitors dive right into this, but we do this part very well. Our ability to identify the top percentile candidates is second to none, but remember we’ve already been to conferences, meet-ups, dojo etc. These hard to find candidates actually listen to us rather than those that spam to them day in day out.

  • We lead by example Read More

    We’re a young, fresh faced bunch, but also have the experience of some very talented greybeard recruiters. Rest assured our candidates are well prepped, have read the job spec, and are certainly sold on the job before they even interview.


Capital Markets — Connect with talent

We pride ourselves on our deep knowledge, both technical and domain specific.

  • Investment banking Read More

    Oxford Knight consistently delivers exceptional levels of service to all our clients and candidates. We work with London’s elite Investment Banks, being the recruiter of choice and the industry benchmark for quality and delivery.

    We cover a wide range of roles including: Application Developers, Quant Strategists, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Tester and Support Analysts from Associate level to MD level, Project/Program Managers and Technical Leads, Heads of and Regional Leads, up to MD level, Equities, Fixed Income, Prime Services, Quantitative Trading and Electronic Financial Markets technology, system development support, analytics, infrastructure, management.

  • Funds Read More

    Oxford Knight work exclusively with a range of elite funds, offering a tailored recruitment service. Oxford Knight have close ties with all the leading players in the market, having successfully placed technologists of all levels from CTOs to elite graduates using our extensive reach to build close partnerships across this domain.

  • Software Houses Read More

    We know that every role, client and candidate have their own unique requirements and we look to understand and communicate the subtle differences. Oxford Knight has a large international talent pool and we always look to build long-term partnerships, helping individuals to shape their career and clients to build talented unique organisations.

Big Data is Big Business

90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years alone. Oxford Knight specialises in helping firms unlock and harness the massive opportunities that Big Data presents.


From pipelines to clusters, and batches to committers we have made a conscious effort to develop a strong technical knowledge base in this important and emergent industry. We take time to understand the exact technical requirements and deliver perfectly matching candidates.


We work with globally recognised Big-Data firms centred in London’s Tech Roundabout, Silicon Valley, Stockholm and Munich. Whether you’re a novice, an architect or a committer we will have roles to challenge and excite you, wherever you are in the world. Data is truly global and so are we.

Start-ups — There from the start

One of Oxford Knight’s core businesses revolves around finding top talent for some of the most innovative new tech start-ups in the world!

Our clients are constantly in search of software engineers and developers with a passion for cutting edge technologies such as Clojure, Java8, Hadoop, MongoDB and more.

At Oxford Knight we know how important it is to find the best people for the core team. We understand that it’s the initial hires that will generate the greatest return over time. This is where we excel. Our previous hires into start-ups have included:

  • Heads of Development at a Cloud computing start-up
  • Clojure evangelists for VC backed social media start-up
  • Several VP Engineers for a financial market data start-up
  • CTO for a Big Data insurance start-up Agile coach for a young Gaming start-up.