Maidenhead-born Jake Hyde began his career in the youth system at Swindon Town, impressing enough to earn a professional contract mid-way through his second year with the under-18s.
His senior debut in the game came during a loan spell with Weymouth against Forest Green Rovers in March 2008 in the National League, with his first goal coming against Northwich three weeks later.
In the summer of 2009 aged 19, he signed for Barnet in League Two - making his Football League debut on the opening day of the season away to Lincoln City. His first - and moments later second - goal in the EFL came in a 2-2 home draw with Shrewsbury Town in August 2009.
He totalled seven goals in 39 games for the Bees and scooped the club's Young Player of the Year accolade, yet despite this was released at the end of the 2009/10 campaign. He signed with Hayes & Yeading United in October 2010, scoring twice in nine games.
In March 2011 he signed for Scottish Junior side Lochee United in order to facilitate a move to Dundee - who at the time were under a transfer embargo - making his Scottish debut against Dumfermaline and scoring. His second and final appearance saw him net a brace against Cowdenbeath. His goal against Dumfermaline caught the opposition's attention who signed him to an amateur contract after just two Dundee appearances.
In the summer of 2011 he re-joined Dundee, scoring six goals in 26 league games before moving back south and going on trial with former club Barnet in 2012. He re-joined the club and went on to score 14 goals in League Two - including the last ever goal at Underhill - but the Bees were ultimately relegated from the EFL.
Hyde's Barnet deal was extended and would make 27 appearances in the National League, scoring 12 times as the side finished 8th. With a wish to play in the EFL, Hyde was made available for transfer and joined York City - then in League Two - in June 2014 on a three-year deal.
He scored nine goals in League Two during his first season but was limited to just 11 games in his second year due to injury - with the Minstermen ultimately relegated to the National League. In July 2016 he signed for Stevenage for an undisclosed fee.
Oppurtunities were limited at Stevenage and he opted for a loan move to Maidenhead United in the National League South, helping them to promotion to the National League. He signed for the Magpies permanently in the summer of 2017 on a free transfer.
After a dip in form for Maidenhead where he scored five goals in their first year in non-league's top tier, he opted to move to Woking in 2018 who had been relegated to the National League South, looking to recapture his form. He made his debut against East Thurrock United and scored his first goal three days later against St Albans City. His 11 goals that campaign played a part in the Cardinals promotion back to the National League.
In 2019/20, Hyde was one of the National League's shining lights scoring 16 goals in 32 appearances before the campaign came to an end due to the Coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. His goals had caught the eye of a number of clubs and joined FC Halifax Town on a 2-year contract.
He made his debut for the Shaymen against his former club Woking in October 2020. His first goal came against another of his former clubs - this time Barnet - in a 5-2 win. Hyde would go on to score 13 goals in 27 appearances in Yorkshire, including five goals in his last nine games of the campaign.
With a year remaining on his Halifax deal, numerous clubs sought the striker's signature with Wrexham winning the race, signing Hyde to a 2-year contract for an undisclosed fee in July 2021.