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Technology at our core

From the economic future of the country, to the provision of public services, statistics are vital to every imaginable area of our lives. And vital to the production and dissemination of these statistics? Technology. Robust, effective, cutting-edge technology. IT is front and centre of ONS, driving modernisation and streamlining operations for all. Our IT professionals – and we employ more than 230 talented, knowledgeable people in technology alone - combining statistical knowledge, methodology, IT and project management to put us at the forefront of government digitalisation and data visualisation.

Work that’s far-reaching, wide-ranging

Our Information Technology professionals provide business statistical application development and support which enables us to produce and publish trusted statistics for the UK. They ensure that we are producing and sharing these statistics in the most efficient, effective way – today and in the future. They make sure that our IT infrastructure, systems and software are secure, robust and reliable; that they are capable of ever-evolving in line with business requirements and Government ICT strategies. ‘Ever-evolving’ is the key phrase here. We’ve a vibrant code line and we’re currently modernising our IT systems to converge on shared platform. Right now, we have more than 50 major development projects underway – that shows you the pace of innovation and change here.

Of course, it’s not just what we do that’s varied: we recruit IT professional with diverse specialisms and backgrounds, including architecture, analysis and testing; applications development & support in a range of technologies; database and environments management; and IT project management.

Constantly moving forwards

We’ve a clear, bold vision for IT. Our strategy to 2023 gives us clear direction for the future –in terms of what we need to do, where we need to invest, and what projects our IT professionals will be working on. That’s why we’re always looking to expand and strengthen our in-house technology capability, ensuring that our vision becomes reality.

Our IT professionals are at the heart of this drive.  We’re receptive to their ideas, we value everyone’s input and are open to new ways to working, to creative thinking and to challenging conventional wisdom. We have embraced Agile and pride ourselves on a working environment that’s professional, focused and collaborative.

Developing you, rewarding you

Whatever stage you’re at in your career, whatever your area of expertise or your particular specialism, we promise to help you learn and develop and grow. Your career will never stand still here at ONS.

We’re an Investors in People accredited organisation, and we’ll invest both time and money in you and your career. Training and development is a high priority for us, it has to be. Not only do our training programmes link with central government initiatives to improve key skills, but we’ll help you learn in the way that works best for you, from e-learning to in-house courses, evening classes through to distance learning. We’ll finance accredited qualification and chartered status too, and we actively encourage and support secondment opportunities in the UK and internationally. What’s more, we have our own Excellence Awards which recognise and reward people who go the extra mile – for each other, for their customers.

Current vacancies

It’s almost impossible to think of a single reason to come and work with us in technology – simply because we have so much to offer. From technically-stretching work, to family-friendly working policies. From outstanding development opportunities, to a supportive working environment. Find your next IT job with ONS now.

Our next IT recruitment campaign will run throughout September. To support these, we will be holding two Open Days where you can come along and find out more about the IT roles we have available in ONS. There will be a number of colleagues on hand to talk to you about the projects we are currently working on and the kind of people we are looking for. The Open Days are being held in Newport on Thursday 11 September and in Titchfield on Thursday 25 September. To register your attendance, please email:

Our people

The best people to tell you what it’s like to work with us? The people who do. Hear what Jon and Amy have to say about how IT is integral to ONS.

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