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Date Added: Wed 09/06/2021

SOC Analyst

Stevenage, UK
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Job Type: Contract

Salary: £350 - £375 / daily

Level 2 SOC Analyst (SC Clearance) - 6 Month Initial contract - Stevenage (OR Bristol)

A Level 2 SOC Analyst is required to work for a leading organisation within the defence sector as a senior escalation point within our Security Operations Centre (SOC) whilst also leading on threat intelligence gathering, incident response and vulnerability analysis. This role is offered as a six month contract working onsite either at the Stevenage or Bristol site.

Role responsibilities:

  • Supporting a range of operational security managed services for the client.
  • Ensuring compliance to security frameworks such as: NIST, Cyber Essentials, PSM and ISO27001
  • Develop incident response run books and formalise internal processes.
  • Assisting in the definition of analysis procedures and protocols
  • Investigating client malicious incidents and providing a full report on findings
  • Analysing log data from various sources
  • Write, modify, and fine tune, SIEM rulesets for improved alerting and reduction of false positives.
  • Coordinate with other departments to manage and administer the updating of rules and signatures (eg intrusion detection/protection systems, anti-virus, and content blacklists) for specialised applications.
  • Participate in compliance / vulnerability assessment scanning, and develop mitigation and remediation plans from the assessment findings
  • Document information security operations policies, processes and procedures.

Essential Skills:

  • Circa 3-5 years SOC experience at 2nd line level
  • Strong understanding and experience of the following SIEM systems and other cyber-security technologies: Darktrace, Logrhythm and FireEye (Essential)
  • Security incident management experience
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP Protocols, network analysis, and network/security applications
  • Programming experience (PowerShell, Bash, Python, JavaScript)
  • Desirable: ObserveIT, Splunk, MessageLabs, IronPort
  • Stakeholder management / VIP Support
  • CISSP OR CISM (Desirable)
  • SC Clearance / SC Cleared / Security Clearance


  • The role is inside of IR35
  • The role is for an initial 6 months with view of multiple extensions
  • The role is based in Stevenage OR Bristol
  • Loose 3 days late (11am - 7pm), 3 days early ( 7am - 3pm) & 3 days off
  • Due to the nature of the client's industry you will need to have SC Clearance or be eligible

To discuss this exciting opportunity in more detail, please APPLY NOW for a no obligation chat with your VIQU Consultant. Additionally, you can contact Nicholas Hopkins, by exploring the VIQU IT Recruitment website.

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