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Cyber Security

Cyber Security Analyst (SOC)


Paid Annually

£60,000 - £67,700 * depending on experience



An opportunity has arisen for a Cyber Security Analyst (SOC L1) to join a global leading Security Operations Centre specialising in Security analysis & investigation support to all BAU Cyber Security activities for clients within Big Data, Cloud Infrastructures, and Cyber Security industries. We bring the best people in our industries to accelerate the digital world of tomorrow for our clients. Turning the challenges of the world from possibilities into realities. With your help, we can ensure tomorrow's world is safer!

The Cyber Security Analyst (SOC L1) will be working within a 24x7 SOC operational support environment incorporating a tiered Security support model across a range of Security support functions. Your mission will be to proactively monitor and hunt, detect, and respond to information security threats. You will help to protect an organisation by employing a range of technologies and processes to prevent, detect and manage cyber threats. This can include the protection of computers, data, networks, and applications.

If you're a team player and passionate about cyber security, this will be a role of interest!

Cyber Security Analyst - Responsibilities;

  • Monitor for suspicious & unusual activities, including attacks, intrusions, unauthorised, or illegal activity
  • Use high-tech analytical tools to determine emerging threat patterns and possible vulnerabilities
  • Investigate security breaches, cyber security incidents & provide incident response
  • Install security measures and operate software to protect systems and data infrastructures, including firewalls and data encryption programs
  • Liaise with primary stakeholders on cyber security issues and provide future guidance
  • Document security breaches, assess the damage they cause, & rectify detected vulnerabilities to a high-security standard
  • Collaborate with security teams to perform tests & uncover network vulnerabilities

Cyber Security Analyst - Requirements & Experience;

  • Experience within a Security Operations Centre (SOC) environment or similar
  • SC clearance & Nuclear Regulation clearance (British or British Passport Holder)
  • Exceptional IT skills, including knowledge of computer networks, operating systems, software, hardware, & security
  • Competencies in cyber security risks associated with various technologies
  • Competencies in security technologies such as network and application firewalls, host intrusion prevention, & anti-virus
  • Great communicational skills with technical and non-technical team members & stakeholders
  • Excellent attention to detail, analytical skills, & ability to analyse complex technical information in order to identify patterns and trends
  • An ability to work under high-demands during times of high-level threats

Cyber Security Analyst - Technologies;

Management, maintenance, monitoring, security event investigation & reporting using:

  • SIEM (Security Information & Event Management) - Working knowledge of NetIQ Sentinel or McAfee products is an advantage
  • Network IDS/IPS: management - working knowledge of McAfee or Sourcefire IDS/IPS solutions is an advantage
  • WAF (Web Application Firewalls) - working knowledge of Imperva or F5 WAF products is an advantage

Cyber Security Analyst - Rotational Shift Pattern;

  • 2/3 day shifts, then by 2/3 night shifts, followed by 4 paid days off
  • 12 working hours per day
  • Guaranteed 2 weekends off each month
  • Once a week in the office during the day

Cyber Security Analyst - Key Benefits;

  • Annual Performance & Company Bonus'
  • £5,200 Car Allowance
  • 25 days Holiday, with options to purchase more
  • Pension - matching contribution up to 10%
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurances
  • Shares Scheme
  • Unlimited training & development

For more information, please reach out to Rafael Rosa on 02038545146 or rafael.rosa@empiric.com.

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