Senior SOC Analyst Job, Cardiff

Fantastic Senior SOC Analyst opportunity in Cardiff. Looking to challenge yourself and take your career into the next level?

Senior SOC Analyst – Permanent – Cardiff – Up to £50k + Benefits

Fantastic Senior SOC Analyst opportunity in Cardiff. Looking to challenge yourself and take your career into the next level?

As a Senior SOC Analyst you will be engaging in critical security activity that will have a direct and positive impact in the overall security culture of the organisation.

Collaborating and working along side senior internal and third-party partners on developing and embedding a leading incident management response capability.


  • You will lead complex technical investigations into security incidents across a variety of environments, platforms and operating systems, driving resolution in a methodical and timely manner.
  • You will coordinate and engage with business partners, contracted security providers on significant investigations.
  • You are the point person and mentor to junior analysts on technical investigations.
  • You will deal with threat and vulnerability management on handling emerging cyber threats.
  • You will carry out trend analysis, reporting findings to management and proposing process and technical control improvements.
  • You lead threat hunting and threat analysis.
  • Regularly review and develop incident response processes and runbooks to ensure a consistent approach in responding to current & emerging threats.
  • Maintain and employ a demonstrable understanding of advanced threats, continuous vulnerability assessment, response and mitigation strategies used in cybersecurity operations.

Skills and qualifications:

  • You possess experience with cybersecurity forensics tools and methodologies, IR planning and playbook development
  • You are actively involved in threat intelligence and cybersecurity research communities
  • Demonstrable experience in Information Security with a focus on Incident Response and security operations
  • Strong working knowledge of security-relevant technical data, including network protocols, ports and common services, such as TCP/IP network protocols and application layer protocols
  • You possess an understanding of data privacy laws and legislation relating to carrying out forensic investigations.
  • A broad understanding of the cyber security threat landscape and the tools, techniques and tactics of Targeted Threat Actors.
  • You have a solid grasp on the role of the SOC function, Incident Response (IR) processes and appropriate tooling.
  • Experience with SIEM & IR Management tools
  • Host (Windows, Mac, Linux), network and mobile device forensics


  • Any Incident response qualifications e.g CISSP, GCIH, GIAC, GCFE, SANS Certifications, Cyber Incident Response (CSIRT/CERT).
  • Any IT qualifications : ITIL, CCNA, etc.