Internet Vulnerability Assessor Ref.1614

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IT, Science & Technical
Full Time
£28,804 to £38,849 with the potential to receive further bonus’ depending on experience

GCHQ, the longest standing code-breaking intelligence agency in the UK, is offering you an exciting opportunity to join our organisation as an Internet Vulnerability Assessor.


We’re looking to recruit a variety of individuals to work in the front line of online capability. You’ll be in a technically focussed team working to deliver specific Internet outcomes.  This is a high tempo open and supportive environment where individuals are encouraged to work creatively online, often working in collaboration with internal and external customers. The role presents opportunities for you to continuously develop yourself across a broad spectrum of internet technologies supporting individuals for professional recognition. We value your different strengths, and you’ll be encouraged to innovate. The team operates with a great level of autonomy and requires candidates to work independently.

While the role is challenging, our flexible working policy ensures a healthy work-life balance. Wherever possible, we accommodate reduced hours or job share options, balanced against business needs.


We are looking for innovative and committed individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds who have a genuine interest in Cyber Security and are able to demonstrate experience in the application of specific technologies. Your mind-set is delivery focussed to produce the best outcomes.

You’ll be able to demonstrate knowledge on current technology trends and be passionate about learning new technologies, frameworks and products. We are interested in individuals who have the following skills:

  • Understanding and application of vulnerability assessment process.  Utilising tools and techniques to performs system security assessment.
  • Knowledge of how to exploit flaws in web / PC / mobile app based technologies.
  • Competent usage of virtualisation products and an understanding of networks and their mechanics.
  • Programming / scripting language with usage of Windows and Linux.

With an ability to work through complex problems with minimal guidance is key.

You will have completed a 2:1 degree in a relevant subject or have gained appropriate experience in industry.


At GCHQ we’re proud of our inclusive and supportive working environment that’s designed to encourage open minds and attitudes. As an organisation that values and nurtures talent, we’re committed to helping you fulfil your potential. With comprehensive training and development opportunities, tailored to your needs and the requirements of your work, we’ll enable you to flourish in your role and perform to the very best of your abilities.


As one of Britain’s intelligence agencies, we unlock the complex world of

At GCHQ, we work closely with other intelligence agencies to keep the nation safe. We work against unique, complex threats – everything from cyber attacks and espionage, to terrorism and organised crime. It means your work will be incredibly interesting, and unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else.


£28,804 to £38,849 depending on experience




To apply for this position, you must meet our nationality, residency and security requirements.  You’ll find more details here:

As users of the disability confident scheme, we also guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for our roles.

Be prepared to dedicate 60-90 minutes to completing your application. We’re conscious this might be more time than you expected, so our system will allow you to save your application at any time and come back to it later. But remember to submit your full application before the closing date.

Once we’ve established that you meet our eligibility criteria, the next steps of this selection process are:

- Personal interview
- Drug test
If you successfully complete these stages, you’ll receive a job offer, conditional upon you completing our developed vetting (DV) process which enables you to obtain the level of security clearance required to perform this vital role.

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.