SIEM Analyst

Salisbury, Wiltshire
To £40K + Flex Benefit
12 Jun 2017
07 Jul 2017
Clearance Level
Job Type

Job Title:  SIEM Analyst

Location:  Salisbury

Salary:  £30K to £40K Dependant on experience

About this job

We are offering a genuine career opportunity on a large IT Estate for  SOC Security Analyst  with strong Server / MS Windows administration experience to join our Security Incident and Event Management arena!  You will be joining the technical and security focused Security Services team as an IT Security Analyst, delivering real time proactive monitoring and response to Security Threats, Incidents and Alerts. Holding Current DV clearance is a bonus although we will consider candidates eligible for SC who are prepared to go through and are eligible for DV Clearance.


  • You will work as part of a SIEM Analyst team using the Huntsman suite in order to identify any potentially abnormal system/user behaviour and raise them as incidents for investigation.
  • When required perform initial investigation and identification of events of interest using the Huntsman suite.
  • Complete analysis/correlation of events from multiple log sources in order to identify incidents.
  • Complete configuration changes to the Huntsman suite including but not limited to filters/tuning/dashboards as authorised.
  • Assisting to enforce the Compliance function through manual content checking activities of email gateways. 

Essential Experience: 

  • As a Security Analyst, you will already have experience of some common network or endpoint security devices/software, such as IDS/IPS, DLP, AV, Web Proxies, Application whitelisting.
  • You should be a "Cyber enthusiast" and take an active interest in the Information Security field preferably complimented by some relevant security certification such as CISMP, CompTIA Sec+ or CISSP
  • Previously held a server/network support role, in a secure environment
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and team working skills.
  • Willingness and ability to be DV Cleared 

Desired Experience:

Experience of security monitoring toolsets e.g. Huntsman/ArcSight

Knowledge of MoD, CESG and other mandated government IT legislation

Good networking experience (CCNA or equivalent)

Core MS Windows administration skills (MCSA/MCSE or CompTIA)

An understanding of a range of protocols and topologies (TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, FTP, SMTP, X400, HTTP)

Knowledge of ITIL (ITIL Foundation certificate or experience working in ITIL environments)

About us

Sopra Steria, European leader in digital transformation, provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end to end service offerings in the market: Consulting, Systems Integration, Software Development and Business Process Services. Sopra Steria is trusted by leading private and public organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges.


Sopra Steria is committed to establishing and maintaining a working environment which is free from discrimination and which values all employees as individuals. All employees and prospective employees are selected, recruited, trained and promoted solely on the basis of their skills and behaviour.







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