Communications Technology Analyst

GCHQ is offering you an exciting opportunity to develop and use your technical and analytical skills by joining us as a Communications Technology Analyst. 


As one of Britain’s intelligence agencies, we unlock the complex world of communications to keep our nation safe. We work closely with MI5 and MI6, our partners in the intelligence community, to safeguard Britain’s people, interests and businesses from various threats. Think cyber-attacks, espionage, terrorism, and organised crime. It’s challenging, varied and meaningful work that you simply won’t find anywhere else. 


As a Communications Technology Analyst you’ll develop and use analytic techniques and tools for a range of operational mission requirements. You’ll work collaboratively with other analysts to develop ways to analyse data, and will act as a conduit between technical specialists and intelligence delivery teams. This role will see you become a specialist in a specific area, i.e. network analysis, geospatial analysis, or internet communications technologies (including user interface). 

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


We’re looking for individuals from all backgrounds, who have either a 2:2 degree or above, in a relevant subject (Computer Science, Programming, Maths), plus an interest in networks, geospatial analysis, or internet communications technologies, OR have relevant work experience in one of the following areas: Internet Communications technologies, Network Analysis, Distributed Computing and Machine Learning. 


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 hands-on work and plenty of training opportunities, you’ll enjoy the scope to develop into a recognised expert in your field. We’ll enable you to flourish in your role and perform to the very best of your abilities. 


Starting salary of £26,091 - £29,694, with the potential to earn skills and retention payments where applicable.


Cheltenham, located within an hour’s journey of Birmingham and Bristol. 


To apply for this position, 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: 

- Face to Face Interview

- Drug test 

*Interviews will be held in Gloucester.

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.