Roke expands cybersecurity operations

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Roke Manor Research is expanding its operations by opening a second office in Gloucester, bringing it closer to defence, government and commercial partners in the region – such as Defence Equipment and Support – as well as potential new clients. It claims the move will help drive forward cyber recruitment and support technology innovation, creating opportunities for people and businesses in the region.

The digital technology sector has seen employment growing by nearly three times faster than the rest of the UK economy, with the west of England making a significant contribution. According to Roke, Gloucester is just behind London in providing the most skilled workforce in cybersecurity.

David Cole, managing director of Roke, said: “As a key cyber security adviser to UK Government, we are at the sharp end of trying to tackle the UK skills shortage of high quality engineers and consultants. Gloucester and the west of England enjoy a thriving digital economy, which has the cybersecurity talent we need to help protect both government and commercial critical infrastructure.”

Roke will initially employ 20 new staff, specialising in cyber security, in addition to the 365 electronic engineering consultants already employed at its headquarters in Hampshire. The company plans to double its total number of staff over the next five years.

Roke is looking for software engineers specialising in C++ or Java and associated frameworks, and software engineers in network security technologies, as well as technical architects and graduates.