SOC Analyst

Marcus Donald People Limited
March 3, 2023
Home-based, United Kingdom
Job Type
£450 - £650 per day, Benefits: Rate will be dependent on experience


Marcus Donald are looking to add x3 SOC Analyst (contractors) to a very established SOC.
You will be joining a well-known UK based MSP & provide additional assistance in monitoring SIEM tools to detect suspicious events & triage accordingly for criticality.
* Competitive Day Rate Available *
* 3 month rolling contract / Inside IR35 *
* Fully remote OR 1-2 days a week in either Manchester or Berkshire offices (you decide) *
As much as there is little preference on previous SIEM tools used, our client is ideally looking for AlienVault knowledge/experience.
SOC Analyst – Responsibilities:

  • Monitor SIEM tools to detect suspicious events and abnormal activities, triage events for criticality
  • Demonstrate the ability to dynamically assess risks, threats & threat actors for new and existing customers
  • Interface with customers to resolve issues, provide additional information, and answer questions
  • Review and assess impact and remediation actions for incidents escalated by Tier 1
  • Follow standard operating procedures for detecting, classifying, and reporting incidents
  • Document and managing incident cases to utilise information for customers reports to provide insight and intelligent recommendations
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Set an example to junior staff

SOC Analyst - Technical:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience of Security Incident Handling and Response within a SOC
  • Knowledge of SIEM tools (preferably AlienVault but Splunk, QRadar, LogRhythm or Sentinel is acceptable)
  • In-depth knowledge of the latest security vulnerabilities, exploits and malware attack vectors
  • Understanding of incident handling and forensics
  • Knowledge about risk assessment and quantification methodologies
  • Familiarity with automated security monitoring systems and log correlation
  • Security certification (MCSA, MCITP, CCSA, CCSE, CEH or similar would be an advantage)
  • Previous experience working in an MSP (desirable)

This is very exciting role and for the right person & a great company to add to your CV. If you would like to review the full job description and understand the business a little more, please get in touch and apply. There are multiple positions available however, due to the business popularity, they're never usually live for long.

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