Security Operations Analyst Tier II

Higher Education Statistics Agency Ltd
11 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Security Operations Analyst Tier II

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Salary: £29 - £40.7k, DOE
Contract: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37 hours Monday – Friday

We are looking for an ITSecurity Analyst to join our team to help with expanding and developing our security operation capabilities.

The Role:

This role will report to the Head of Information Security, working with other teams within the agency to improve information security.

As part of the role you will:

  • Develop and maintain the in-house security operations capability: implement vulnerability scanning, and advise on remediation and mitigating controls.
  • Identify and triage Information Security alerts and incidents. Work with other teams such as IT and software development to effectively react to, and remediate, them.
  • Assist in the continual improvement of the ISO 27001 compliant Information Security Management System.
  • Carry out regular threat analysis to identify changes in the threat landscape that may have an impact on HESA.

The candidate:

  • You will be educated to at least higher education level, or have relevant work experience and knowledge.
  • You will be able to demonstrate sound understanding of security operations principals, tools and techniques.
  • Three or more years’ IT experience with at least one year in a security operations role are essential.
  • Experience of web-based, cloud based, and database architectures is highly desirable.


HESA’s bright and modern offices are right in the heart of Cheltenham, situated on the Promenade – the proximity to the shops, cafes and bars make this an attractive location and provide opportunities for socialising.

  • The salary range for this post is £29k - £40.7k dependant on skills and experience.
  • We offer an attractive package with initially 22 days leave, increasing to 27 days, plus bank holidays and extra Agency shutdown at Christmas; flexible working including remote and home working; pension scheme and occupational health support.

Application forms should be completed via our recruitment portal; It is planned that any suitable candidates will be interviewed at the earliest possible opportunity.

If you have the skills and experience we require for this role and are looking for a new challenge please click on APPLY, to be forwarded to our on-line recruitment portal.

Thank you for your interest in HESA.

No Agencies please.

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