Complex Data Analysis Ref. 1726

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Technology Roles
£28,080 - £34,755 depending on skills, qualification and experience

The Intelligence Agencies help safeguard the UK from threats to national security. We operate seamlessly as partners to protect Britain’s people, interests and businesses from harm. Stopping terrorist attacks in the UK, and protecting our interests overseas – as well as making the UK the safest place to live and do business online. It’s challenging, varied and meaningful work that you simply won’t find elsewhere.

Our flexible working policy ensures a healthy work-life balance. Wherever possible, we try to accommodate reduced hours or job share option and balance these with our business needs.

Roles involving Complex Data Analysis

The nature of our work means there are plenty of roles where data analysis is crucial, from analysing big, complex, diverse data, to working with weapons systems or encrypted modern communications. It means compiling and preparing data and analysing it to draw meaningful conclusions. It's about helping us understand and act on intelligence, building tools and techniques to do so. If you have the skills and an interest in quantitative data analysis or encryption and communications technologies, then we have a role for you.


We are looking for candidates who have a 2:2 degree or above, in a relevant subject (Computer Science, Programming, Maths), plus at least one year’s work experience and an interest in networks, geospatial analysis, or internet communications technologies, Or have at least 2 years relevant work experience in one of the following areas: Internet Communications technologies, Network Analysis, Distributed Computing and Machine Learning.

Training and Development

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. But you’re not expected to come to us with a wealth of knowledge or skills, on day one. With comprehensive training and development opportunities, tailored to your personal 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.


£28,080 - £34,755 depending on skills, qualification and experience



Interview and Selection Process

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

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:

•    Telephone Expectation Chat prior to the interview
•    Technical Challenge
•    Informal presentation
•    Face to Face interview*
•    Drugs test
*Interviews will be held in Gloucester/Cheltenham.

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.