Culture and career opportunities


What we are looking for

We are always looking for entrepreneurial, enthusiastic people to join our business. We specialise in providing market research in emerging technology topics and are looking to find people who are as passionate about these areas as we are. Applicants will need to convert their technical expertise to complement our current topic coverage or be able to expand the company in a new direction.

To become a valued and integral part of our team, you will need to have a creative, forward-thinking mind-set. Our team of analysts know how to tackle unfamiliar issues and complex topics of interest, coupled with the ability to commercialise their knowledge and expertise.

Life at IDTechEx

Follow Principal Technology Analyst James Hayward through a day at IDTechEx

I joined in late 2014 straight from an MSci in Chemistry from Imperial College London. My journey has taken me through several diverse and interesting topic areas, some with relevance to previous study, but mostly completely separate.

Within six weeks I was giving a short presentation on the part of a new topic I was learning at an IDTechEx conference in Silicon Valley. Before 6 months I had the opportunity to work closely on a large project with a large global chemicals company, for which I was supported throughout by the senior team but had the opportunity to deliver myself. A year after that first conference, I was working closely with the events team to curate the agenda for the event, including delivering the keynote and building relationships with speakers, exhibitors and attendees alike.

By 18 months I took on more responsibility overseeing and managing IDTechEx's subscription platform, meaning working between the analyst, sales and IT teams, as well as with customers, to grow this key product for the company. This kind of journey is not unusual for an analyst; the team is encouraged to develop different skills in different areas, and given the means via training and the trust from the senior teams to do so. It's been a very enjoyable and productive way to spend five years at the start of my career.

James Hayward
Principal Analyst

Download - Average Day of an IDTechEx Analyst (PDF)

Women in STEM

IDTechEx recognises the importance of gender equality throughout the workplace/industry.

Having started at IDTechEx in 2014 as a Technology Analyst, I have since progressed and now manage a small team of Analysts.

I love the flexible work style at IDTechEx and I am always prepared for the challenges of continuous learning and crossover between technology and business in various projects. I have managed to develop distinct skills here, from deep technology understanding and market analysis, to customer engagement and project management.

Dr Xiaoxi He
Principal Analyst


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Fast track your career

Our Graduate Analyst Scheme is coming in September 2020, available for a STEM postgraduate. We are offering 24 months of immersive company experience, starting as an analyst and rotating through divisions to be fully integrated into what we do. Our scheme is flexible, allowing you to build your own path according to your skills and passion and areas of interest. As an international company, this scheme will potentially enable you to become involved in business development across the continents, bringing significant travel opportunities, including the Americas.

Apply here for 2020 Applications


For current STEM university and college students, we have recently decided to offer opportunities to join us on an internship program over the summer of 2020. An excellent way to gain experience and exposure within both the company and the industry, this internship is the perfect opportunity to experience a day in the life of IDTechEx!

Why join our team?

We encourage our team members to grow their skills and experience through personal and professional development, whether that be through studies or attending relevant events and conferences to engage in industry. We view learning as a life long vocation. As a meritocracy, everyone with skill and imagination can aspire to reach their highest potential at IDTechEx.
As an international company, you will be travelling early on in your career to connect with a variety of places and people. We hold our own events each year in Berlin and Santa Clara in addition to international forums throughout the year. Our business is built on long-lasting relationships with clients worldwide.
Creative and innovative thinkers are welcome, with all team members given platforms to express their thoughts and ideas. Our employees are our identity; we encourage people to express their thoughts and ideas to enable us to collaboratively grow and share collective intelligence.
We don't have all the red tape and bureaucracy that often comes with the corporate world, nor are you just a number to us. We value connection and diversity in the workplace, nurturing small, close-knit teams and a collaborative working environment.

Why Cambridge?

Industry Referred to as Silicon Fen thanks to its abundance of neighbouring software, tech and bioscience companies perfect for those innovative minds wanting to make a difference.

Culture A truly beautiful city of phenomenal architecture and an abundance of culture, all to be absorbed with a leisurely punt along the river Cam, and always a picnic opportunity on the numerous green spaces Cambridge has to offer.

Academic excellence As a centre of academic excellence, Cambridge has helped nurture some of the brightest minds and drawn a crowd of diverse and talented individuals who give the city its dynamic atmosphere.

Locality Only 45 minutes from London by train, Cambridge offers accessible connections to the capital city and neighbouring Counties.

Go Green Cambridge is a bicycle loving city; you can take care of your environment and your health. We strongly support this with our cycle to work scheme.