IT Security Analyst / Engineer

Applause IT Limited
£35k - £40k pa + pension, life insurance, bonus
04 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

IT Security Analyst/ Engineer - Birmingham - £35,000 - £40,000 + Bonus + Benefits

A widely recognised financial organisation is seeking an IT Security Analyst to join a growing security team. A core component to the organisations continued growth and success is their excellent IT function. As a Security Analyst, you'll have a fundamental role in ensuring all cyber risks to the organisation are managed and maintained effectively. Beyond the day-to-day, however, you will also be involved in longer-term projects that are critical to the future proofing of the organisation from threat including design and testing, as well as ensuring that standards and policies are adhered to.


  • Design and implement safety measures and data recovery plans
  • Install, configure and upgrade security software (e.g. antivirus programs)
  • Secure networks through firewalls, password protection and other systems
  • Investigate, isolate, and resolve infrastructure and network errors both autonomously and with the support of other IT staff/ 3rd party vendors with minimal downtime
  • Inspect hardware for vulnerable points of access
  • Monitor network activity to identify issues early and communicate them to IT teams
  • Act on privacy breaches and malware threats
  • Draft policies and guidelines
  • Serve as a security expert and advise other members of the organisation were necessary


  • Proven experience in an IT Security position
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field; professional certification (e.g. CompTIA Security+, CISSP, SSCP) would be ideal
  • Previous experience installing, supporting and maintaining IT security
  • Strong Knowledge of patch management, firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems (e.g. TippingPoint, Languard)
  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure generally including network, servers, storage, software systems and cloud technologies
  • Familiarity with security frameworks (e.g. IS27001, COBIT, SOC2, PCI DSS).
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to communicate with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • An understanding of the new GDPR laws would be ideal

This is a fantastic opportunity to become a key player in the future of a prestigious organisation. In return, the company are offering an excellent salary package and a development plan with opportunities for progression and role specialisation as the team expands. If you believe you meet these requirements, then please click "APPLY NOW" or send your CV to ********************

IT Security Analyst/ Engineer - Birmingham - £35,000 - £40,000 + Bonus + Benefits

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