The cost of helping to protect the Uk from cyber attacks has been revealed, as the Ministry of Defence looks to recruit more staff to the Corsham-based team who help guard the nation's security.

MoD Corsham, formerly Basil Hill Barracks, is home to the organisation’s Global Operations Security Control Centre, the Joint Security Co-ordination Centre and Joint Forces Command’s Information Systems and Services.

Much of the work undertaken is shrouded in secrecy - but now the MoD has released details of new roles to bolster their ranks.

A lead architect, with a hefty salary of £63,500 a year, will help the defence team achieve the vision of ‘information as a force multiplier”.

The job advert says: “This critical role manages the definition, control and development of architecture and principles across systems, devices and networks for the Warfighter.”

A digital project manager will work to boost IT systems across MoD services and the junior equivalent of the role, with a salary of £33,000, will work on everything from digital, cyber defence, artificial intelligence, data protection and operating complex IT systems to military radios, military satellites and information security.

A senior technical architect will be responsible for “core IT services” to be utilised across the MoD network.

A project co-ordinator is also desired - and the job advert states “Imagine having a talent that could benefit someone you’ve never met and solve problems you didn’t even know existed.”

Earlier this year General Sir Patrick Sanders, head of strategic command for the MoD, said military who were tech-facing were more crucial than ever, as he revealed that every year the systems at MoD Corsham managed “millions of network and cyber” attacks.

He told the Telegraph that a drive for new staff with cyber skills was due to the volume of attacks the MoD base in Corsham receives.

Around 1,800 attacks a month - or 60 a day - require intervention by MoD staff.

General Sanders added: “The sort of people we are looking to attract and retain will look differently, will think differently, will behave differently and it’s a much more diverse workforce.”

The MoD declined to comment when approached by the Gazette.