IT Security Analyst

  • Job Reference: N6030-535S
  • Date Posted: 16 August 2017
  • Location: Wimborne
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Government & Defence, I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Sue Allen
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

IT Security Analyst


Our client has an exciting opportunity for an IT Security SOC (security operations centre) Analyst to join their business. The role will include Day-to-day operations of the security operations centre (SOC) investigating incidents and improving the effectiveness of the tools in place by continually enhance the incident detection capability. Conduct reviews and audits of the security solutions deployed throughout the enterprise to ensure controls and processes are accurately adhered to.


Contribute to ensuring that security regulatory requirements are documented and being met. Contribute to the maintenance of security related documentation including compliance and training material. Be involved with new IT services in order to ensure best security practices and risk assessments are complied with. This role is located initially in Christchurch and then in Wimborne next year. This role offers a competitive salary and benefits.


The IT Security Analyst is expected to be aware of the enterprise’s security goals as established by its stated policies, procedures and guidelines and to actively work towards upholding those goals.


As an IT Security SOC Analyst your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Experience of security operations and governance.

One or more of the following certifications desirable:

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions expert: Security

  • (ISC)2:  SSCP, CISSP


Experience in enterprise security architecture design

Experience in enterprise security document creation

Experience in designing and delivering employee security awareness training

Experience with IP networking, networking protocols, IPSec, PKI, VPN's, firewalls, proxy services, DNS, email, access lists

Experience with internet, web, application and network security techniques.

Ability to obtain a UK security clearance required

Experience with SIEM and other security solutions for identification and investigation of security indicators


As an IT Security SOC / security operations centre  Analyst your main responsibilities will involve:

Participate in the day-to-day running of the SOC/ security operations centre investigating and remediating any incidents as required

Monitor recognised industry security bulletin boards and other sources in order to advise of potential security weaknesses within the company

Attend project design workshops in order to advise of best practice security requirements

Run the vulnerability scanning solution and ensure actions are tracked

Conduct IT risk assessments for new services

Participate in the creation of enterprise security procedure documents under the direction of the IT Security Manager or Principal IT Security Analyst, where appropriate

Maintain up-to-date detailed knowledge of the IT security industry including awareness of new or revised solutions, improved processes and the development of new attacks and threat vectors

Recommend additional security solutions or enhancements to existing security solutions to improve overall enterprise security

Perform product assessments for potential new security solutions

Identify security risks, threats and vulnerabilities of the company’s networks, systems and applications

Ensure the enforcement of security requirements including, but not limited to US (FOCI, SSA, NISP, CUI/CPI, ITAR). UK (List-X, SPF, ITAR, NATO)

Periodically audit in-place security solutions for efficient and appropriate operations

Participate in the design and execution of vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and security audits  


IT Security Analyst

Location: Christchurch / Wimborne, Dorset

Salary:  Competitive