What we do

Strategic hiring partner

Our focus is on becoming a strategic hiring partner that is fully committed to the talent needs of your organisation.

We have built a reputation over a 20-year period for successfully delivering challenging executive, mid to senior level digital, technology and engineering mandates that are often hard to place and niche. By working closely and collaboratively with clients, Xist4 can help shape their human capital strategy and ensure the right person is found for the right role and at the right time.

Who we work with

Business sectors

We work with a rich mix of clients, from fast-growing start-ups and rapidly growing businesses to those undergoing a significant change management or relocation project. The size of the organisation is less important to us than the nature of the business-critical role that you need to hire


Transformation and innovation have dominated technology’s lexicon for some time but delivering on these dual challenges means having the right people in the right roles when they are needed most.

Financial Services

Few sectors have undergone as much change over the last 10 years as this. To succeed in this new environment, financial services organisations need forward-thinking managers and leaders.

Digital & Creative

This is the age of hyper-customisation and organisations are increasingly looking to digital professionals with the ability to provide products and services aimed at enhancing and personalising the customer experience.


Innovation, disruption and M&A have dominated the sciences landscape for years. This has shifted the focus towards finding transformational leaders with the technical expertise to deliver the organisation’s vision.


From 5G to IoT and ERP, connectivity within and between organisations along with the need to protect businesses from cyber threats is driving demand for mid, senior, and executive technology leaders.


The growing shift from traditional to agile and flatter organisational structures means manufacturing and industrial employers have a constant need for the right talent to lead this ever-changing and evolving environment.


From energy transformation to rampant merger and acquisition activity, the demand for nimble, technology-led management and leadership talent to meet these constantly shifting challenges will only rise.

Public Sector

The focus for public and government bodies is on securing digital and technology talent with the vision and ability to develop and steer their organisations through the socio-political challenges they face.

Civil Engineering & Construction

Closing the talent gap throughout the engineering sector has been the biggest challenge facing by employers since time in memorial. It’s about balancing short-term demands with the organisation’s long-term objectives.

Real Estate

Real estate leaders need to embed technology at the heart of their decision-making and redefine the skills required to adapt to change and gain a competitive advantage


The legal sector has seen competition intensify in recent years. Critical to future growth is having the technical expertise to drive change and help firms thrive in a challenging market.

Areas of expertise

Types of roles we place

Xist4 provides a hiring solution that is tailored to your specific requirements. We can offer a bespoke contingent recruitment service for clients. Or we could deliver an executive and retained search service that allows us to provide a robust selection process. 

Executive search

  • CTO - Technology
  • CIO - Information / IT Director
  • CISO - Information Security
  • CDO - Digital / Digital Information
  • CDO - Data / VP Data / Data Scientists
  • COO - Operating / Operations Director

Bespoke Contingent/Search

  • Group of Head IT    
  • Software Development Manager    
  • Head of Quality Management
  • Project Manager
  • Engineering Lead
  • Product Manager    
  • Infrastructure Manager    
  • Head of IT Security
  • Full Stack Developer
  • Cyber Security Consultant
  • Front End Developer
  • Back End Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • DevOps Engineer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • UI/UX Developer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Computer Vision Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence
  • Software QA Tester
  • Application Support
  • Technical Support
  • Technical Architect
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist

Recently filled roles

Group Head of IT

Bristol, England

£80k - 85k per year

Senior Full Stack Developer

London, England (Remote)

£70k - 75k per year

Senior Software Engineer

London, England (Remote)

£60k - 75k per year

DevOps Engineer

Cardiff, South Wales

£50-55k per year

Cyber Security Consultant

Bristol, England


Machine Learning Engineer

Bristol, England


Senior Computer Vision Engineer

Bath, England



What our clients say


We are delighted with the result and our new hire and look forward to working with Xist4 again in the future.

We have been impressed with the professionalism and service provided by Xist4 IT Recruitment over recent months, particularly their flexible approach towards solving our recruitment issues.

One Big Circle would highly recommend Xist4’s Executive Search service.