Security Analyst L2

Technical | Marlow


Job Title:

Security Analyst

Reports To:

Security Intelligence Manager


Marlow, Bucks  


Competitive Salary plus benefits

Softcat is one of the UK’s leading technology solutions businesses. Thanks to the success and growth of our services, we offer an increasingly broad range of tech careers. There could be a bright future for you if you’re interested in software, networking, analytics or cyber security.

Success. The Softcat way.

Softcat is a £1billion+ technology solutions business and trusted partner to names like Apple, Microsoft and Adobe. Offering a growing portfolio of services including software licensing, cyber security and IT infrastructure, we give our technical teams the tools and support to make exciting things happen. We can provide you with the opportunity to expand and progress your career further. 

Your Role

Working as part of our Security Intelligence team, you’ll be expected to collaborate with customers and Softcat representatives to develop metrics based on current awareness and threat monitoring. Whilst having the tools you need to develop and implement use cases on the SIEM Management tool where appropriate. You will be responsible for monitoring our SIEM management tool for suspicious events and anomalous activity, validating suspicious events and incidents by using open-source and proprietary intelligence sources and documenting and managing incident cases using our ticket handling system.

You will support the security engineering team with deploying, troubleshooting and managing the security platform for multiple customers.
Within this role you will support security threat monitoring, detection, event analysis and incident reporting within our 24/7 Operations Centre environment. You will be required to operate on a 12-hour shift rota, which requires you to monitor customer networks and systems, detect events and report on all threats that are directed against our customers systems. Regardless of their classification level or type, analysing events to discern those that qualify as a legitimate security incident as opposed to non-incident or false positives.

This position provides you with the chance to work and build relationships 
with a large variety of security vendors, especially through onboarding process. 

What we need from you

  • Passionate about Cyber Security
  • Possess a working knowledge of network communications and routing protocols (TCP, UDP, ICMP, BGP, MPLS, etc.) and common internet applications and standards (e.g. SMTP, DNS, DHCP, SQL, HTTP, HTTPS)
  • Experience with attack vectors such as Malware, Trojans, Exploit Kits, Ransomware and Phishing techniques advantageous
  • Hands-on experience with SIEM platforms, such as Alien Vault, Security Analytics, Splunk, or ArcSight, Firewalls, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems, Proxies, Web Applications, and/or Penetration Testing
  • Previously worked in a similar environment such as SOC and performing incident response (experience in a technical security role but not necessarily SOC will also be considered)
  • Strong background in analysing information technology logs and events sources preferred
  • Ability to dynamically assess risks, threats & threat actors for new and existing customers
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral with ability to translate and technical information to a non-technical audience
  • A capable individual who can effectively multi-task, prioritise work, and handle competing interests
  • Customer focused and proactive in following up on (customer) issues


We offer a good salary and benefits package including a pension scheme, life assurance, healthcare cash plan and access to Perklife, our dedicated portal for all things perks and benefits at Softcat. It’s designed to give you the flexibility and choice to suit your lifestyle and needs - there really is something for everyone. So whether it’s activity passes or technology discount vouchers you’re after, or you would prefer to buy an extra holiday for yourself, or add your partner or family to some of the benefits… it’s entirely up to you. We’ll even give you an extra day’s holiday on top of your usual entitlement on your birthday.

Apply now

To become part of the success story, please apply below now!

Softcat is an inclusive company where you can enjoy the career you want, without changing the person you are. We’re welcoming to all and passionate about promoting greater diversity in the tech sector.