Senior Cyber Security SOC analyst


Digital and Technology
Technology Services
Hybrid – UAL High Holborn/Home
Grade 5
£47,120 - £55,172 + 6% Market Supplement


Full time - 35 hours per week

17 March 2024 23:55

18/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 20/03/2024

The opportunity

The Senior Cyber Security SOC analyst will contribute to the operation, development, and improvement of the IT Security standards, procedures, and policies that comprise the University Information Security Management Systems and IT Security Policy Framework.

To operate, maintain and assess security enforcing systems across the University IT Services environment. This includes Security-related service management processes and cybersecurity incident management functions (prevention, detection, response).

The post holder will provide specialist information and cyber security expertise to defend the University’s digital services from cyber-attacks. Reporting to the Cyber Security Manager, you will primarily be working alongside technical colleagues in the Digital & Technology group, and you will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of SOC, SIEM, XDR & EDR, log analysis and technical management of information and cyber security issues within the University. The role requires working with third-party vendors that supply services to UAL.

About you

Your profile will include:

Knowledge and experience with information and cyber security within a large organisation providing support and delivery of SOC
Knowledge and experience of SIEM tools (Splunk, Qradar OR Logrhythm and others)
Oversees the remediation of vulnerabilities raised by MSSP penetration tests, producing supporting documentation (risk ratings and updating risk register)
Oversee the organisation’s SIEM, collaborating with the MSSP to create use cases and runbooks and monitor daily alerts.
Oversee the management of patching, vulnerability analysis and penetration testing of University IT systems, including assisting with the development and maturity of the programme, thus ensuring threats to the University’s systems and data are identified, remediated, or mitigated.

Design, implement, and support technical security controls to defend University IT systems (both internally and cloud-hosted) against security threats and to address specific security challenges across the University.
Assess security infrastructure, network, and systems design to evaluate and identify security risks, threats and vulnerabilities of networks, systems, applications, and new technology initiatives and ensure overall system/network security. Conduct assessments of existing and new software deployments whilst continuously looking at ways to mature our processes and improve the services.

Experience with security tooling, particularly within a mixed Windows, Linux, Mac, and Cloud environment
Knowledge and experience with XDR, EDR, email & remote access security, content filtering (web/email), Cloud Security (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS)
Knowledge and experience with anomaly detection, O365, Azure. MS Intune, Identity Management
Knowledge and experience with review and analysis of firewalls, management of Cisco Umbrella, network traffic analysis, vulnerability management and scanning, attack methods and infection vectors, risk assessments, and penetration testing.

As an employer of choice, the University of the Arts London offers an extensive benefits package including:

Competitive salary package of £47,120 - £55,172 + 6% Market Supplement per annum dependent on experience
 A healthy work-life balance for all employees, and much more!
34 days annual leave plus public holidays
Competitive pension package
Family-friendly policies, including 26 weeks of full maternity or paternity pay.

For more information and to apply, please visit Hays Recruitment jobs board - 

Hays Technology have been retained by the UAL to manage the recruitment for this role. For all enquiries, please contact Michael Arnold on 03330107527 or

What we offer

To recognise the hard work of our staff and their contributions, we provide a wide range of benefits – please check our careers site/Canvas for further information as conditions and exclusions apply:

▪ at least 31 days of annual leave in addition to bank holidays.
▪ generous defined benefit pension schemes (LGPS/TPS}.
▪ flexible working and family-friendly policies for improved work-life balance.
▪ 2 days of paid volunteering leave for a UK registered charity.
▪ discounts including TOTUM, gyms, nursery and private healthcare insurance.
▪ continuous learning and development opportunities including free UAL Short Courses.
▪ season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, free counselling via EAP and more! 

We are UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We are a collegiate University spread across London with six Colleges, four Institutes and five Research Centres. UAL also has two subsidiary companies, delivering specialist activities – UAL Short Courses Ltd, and UAL Arts Temps Ltd.

We’re made up of all types of people, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital. We are designers, artists, performers, thinkers, researchers and makers. Our students, staff and graduates form a global network of creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, our ideas change the world. Because the world needs creativity.

We are ranked highly across the board. We are ranked first for specialist art and design, second in the world for Art and Design in the 2023 QS World University Rankings (for the fifth year in a row), ranked fifth in sustainability and two of our colleges were rated in the top three fashion schools in the world. 

Our culture

We have become one of the world’s most international Universities, welcoming over 22,000 students and 6,000 staff from 130 countries. And, as a global university, staff and students learn from different cultures and perspectives, which leads to new conversations and innovative work. At our very core, everything we do seeks to challenge the status quo by driving social purpose and standing up for what matters.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds including those who may feel underrepresented in the workforce due to their socioeconomic circumstances such as those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E.) backgrounds. We aim to be a university where everyone can be themselves and are supported to reach their full potential.

With our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we are proud to be a Race Equality Charter (REC) member to help us reduce barriers that negatively impacts B.A.M.E. staff, a Stonewall Diversity Champion to ensure all LGBTQ+ people are valued at work, a Disability Confident Scheme Committed employer and member of the Business Disability Forum which help us to improve the lives of disabled people in the workplace. 

This vacancy is being managed by an external agency. Please visit Senior SOC Analyst | University of the Arts London (   for further information and instructions on how to apply.

This opportunity is closed to applications.