SOC Support Analyst

Posted 09 May 2022
LocationMilton Keynes
Job type Permanent
DisciplineCyber Defence
Contact NameJennie Major

Job description

Are you new to cyber security and want to be a part of a next generation SOC?


We are working closely with a major aviation company who have received a budget to build out a next generation SOC and they are looking for an analyst to join them. This is an internal facing role with a great opportunity to develop yourself within a job, become familiar with popular tooling and get involved in some internal projects. The role will involve both monitoring and responding to incidents raised by tooling’s and dealing with stakeholders. The client is really looking for someone who is a self-starter, driven and eager to learn.


The role is Monday – Friday, with onsite (Milton Keynes) and remote options available.


The Role:

  • Incident response, detection, isolation and remedial action.
  • Contribute to the effective use of operational security systems, including: configuration, tuning and coverage.
  • Participate in maintaining and using operational security standards, processes, procedures and guidelines.
  • Assist IT teams with security focused technical support and consultancy to ensure compliance with security policies, standards and regulations, and escalate to security operations manager and analysts when required.
  • Assist with the process of continuous improvement for operational security services.
  • Knowledge of related security technical areas such as application, network and host, to enable effective liaison with other technical groups and protection of essential data.
  • Support the monitoring of internal and external security threats and known vulnerabilities, and that technical controls are aligned to these.
  • Understand and implement security technical standards, procedures and guidelines
  • Support the management and remediation of vulnerabilities
  • Report and advise management with information in relation to security incidents, incident prevention activities and the performance of technical information security controls.
  • Support the development and operation of processes and procedures that counteract threats and vulnerabilities
  • Through the company’s external organisations keep ahead of exclusive trends, technologies and regulation.
  • Support the Establishment of mechanisms, behaviours and culture to encourage the protection of essential information and systems.
  • Out of hours support required on a rota basis.


Desired Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of what is happening within security, familiar with current tooling and the latest industry risk/threats. 
  • Strong ability to communicate with your team, be able to operate effectively within the team and independently.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a technical environment.
  • An understanding of security incident handling, including first responder, using forensic investigative techniques, cyber chain of evidence and handling sensitive data.
  • Knowledge and understanding of threat intelligence systems/services and vulnerability management.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct and direct research into threats and vulnerabilities and preventative capabilities.
  • The ability to function in a high-pressure working environment.
  • Ability to build strong relationships and influence decisions with internal stakeholders.
  • Able to use mechanisms and behaviours to encourage the protection of essential information and information systems.
  • Out of hours support required on a rota basis.


One or more of the following qualifications are highly desirable:

  • BSc in a technology related area
  • ITIL v3
  • Vendor security and wider technology certifications


This is a great role for someone who is looking to develop, pick up key knowledge and get exposure to the Cyber Security Industry, whilst having the opportunity to be hands on in a role.


Go ahead and apply now!