Information Management and IT roles2024-01-15T16:30:05+00:00

Careers in Information Management and IT

A blue icon showing a laptop with an information Can your tech skills support UK Defence? Join us in Information Management and IT (IM&IT) and your expert know-how will enhance an organisation at the heart of national security.

Agile operators. Forward thinkers. Solution finders. In IM&IT, our mission is to enable and drive DE&S towards our vision to become a world-class digital organisation. We’re a centre of excellence, delivering trusted services to help our organisation excel.

We’re approachable and efficient, providing affordable, innovative solutions. It’s an exciting and fun place to be, where you can develop a rewarding and fulfilling IT career.

Information management and IT jobs

We offer a wide variety of IT roles at all levels, including:

  • Business analysis
  • Strategy, architecture and solutions design
  • Applications development
  • Testing
  • IT operations
  • Service management
  • Information assurance
  • Knowledge and information management
  • MI and analytics

You’ll ensure DE&S have the tools and technology we need to succeed and protect our information.

Lightning Westlant

Without our support, our project teams wouldn’t have the tools and tech they require to deliver the equipment the front line commands need.

Learn, grow, progress

We’re here to support you to be the best you can be – whether that’s through support and funding for professional qualifications, on-the-job learning, coaching and mentoring, or the support of a Development Officer who’s there to help you navigate your career. Here you’ll find a great opportunity to kickstart your career – or take it to the next level!

Want to know about our tech stack?

Here we use a variety of technologies and languages to support our colleagues and deliver IT products across our organisation.

Tech: Apache Airflow; Apache Spark; Azure Machine Learning Studio; Cognitive Services; DataFactory; DAX Studio; Fabric; Gogs; MLOps; OpenAI; Palantir Foundry; Postman; Power BI; Power Platform; SQL Server; SSAS; SSIS; SSMS; AWS S3; Wireshark

Languages: HTML; CSS; JavaScript; SQL; DAX; M Language; Python; PowerShell; C#

Techniques: Computer Vision; Natural Language Processing; Advanced Modelling

Technical competences

For each of the functions in DE&S there is a technical competence framework. The framework describes specific professional skills or knowledge standards that are required within our function. Click here to open the technical competence framework for the Information Management and Information Technology function. You’ll be assessed on two of these technical competences at interview (as well as two behaviours), which will be stated in the job advert – so it’s well worth having a read before you apply!

Latest Information Management and IT vacancies

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Meet some of the team

Go from strength to strength

“DE&S is the first organisation I’ve worked for where I’ve felt recognised as an individual. They see you for who you are and make the most of your skills.”

– Maddy, Information Assurance Manager

Profile of Developer Hollie

Learn new tools and technologies

“I’ve worked on applications and dashboards that cover all sorts, including HR, COVID, Safety, Inventory, and Finance. There’s plenty of tools and technologies to explore, so I know I’ll never get bored.”

– Hollie, Associate IT Developer

Selfie of Developer Nathan.

Find that work-life balance

“Flexible and remote working has been great, I have so much freedom to work at a time that suits me, and it makes it much easier to manage tasks at home.”

– Nathan, Developer

Help support the nation

“I wanted to move away from a role where everything was centred around profit and do a job with more meaning and fulfilment.”

– Smita, Head of Digital Application Services

Read Maddy’s interview
Read Hollie’s interview
Read Nathan’s interview
Read Smita’s interview

Spotlight on: Information security, assurance and cyber

We offer rewarding roles in information security, information assurance and cyber security, where you’ll be part of a team that pushes for safe and secure knowledge and information management every day – because it helps keep our nation safe.

So if you have great people skills and a background in storing and managing data securely, bring your expertise and support the security of the UK.

Supporting the UK

“Here I get to combine my tech expertise and people skills. Helping projects run securely, I’m supporting front-line operations every single day.”

– Leandra, Information Assurance

Discover where your ambition will lead you. Join our team today.


What our people say

Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at what our staff say about us.


I am interested in my work.


I am trusted to carry out my job effectively.


I am treated with respect by the people I work with.

Where else could you fit in?

Part of the Ministry of Defence, DE&S is made up of eight functions, each supporting its own vital strand of the organisation. Our functions offer professional development and flexibility to our people – and assurance to our customers that we have the scale and expertise to deliver on any project.

See where you fit in and join a world-class team today.

More about Defence Equipment & Support

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Who we are

Part of the Ministry of Defence, we’re a mix of 12,500 talented civil servants and military personnel located across the UK and abroad.

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What we do

Delivering a programme of work of over £13bn annually, we ensure the UK Armed Forces have all the equipment and support they need for their operations.

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Work for us

Join us in specialisms from engineering to project management to commercial – take your first step to a more rewarding career with DE&S.

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