FSCS • London & Homebased

Security Operation Center (SOC) Analyst

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £45,900

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

The role supports the SOC Manager to oversee the cybersecurity operations of the business and innovative technology to deliver key business objectives in a secure manner which protects FSCS reputation, organisational and customer data, in line with the risk appetite of the business.

The key disciplines within the role are:

  • Security Monitoring and Analysis - Monitor security alerts and events to identify potential threats.
  • Incident Response -Execute incident response procedures to contain, eradicate, and recover from security incidents.
  • Threat Intelligence -Stay informed about the latest cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and attack vectors.
  • Vulnerability Management - Identify and assess vulnerabilities in the organisation's systems and networks.

My Priorities- What I will Deliver.

  • Utilise Microsoft Sentinel to monitor, investigate, and respond to security alerts and incidents.
  • Conduct thorough analysis of security events, identifying patterns, and assessing the scope and impact of incidents.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement and optimize security measures using Microsoft Sentinel.
  • Develop and maintain custom queries, dashboards, and automation scripts within Microsoft Sentinel for proactive threat detection.
  • Participate in the configuration, tuning, and optimization of Microsoft Sentinel rules and playbooks.
  • Work closely with IT and other teams to ensure effective incident response and containment strategies.
  • Provide expertise in the continuous improvement of SOC processes and workflows related to Microsoft Sentinel.
  • Stay updated on the latest features, updates, and best practices related to Microsoft Sentinel.
  • Working out of hours maybe required from time to time

My Knowledge- What I need to Know

  • Proven experience as a SOC Analyst with a strong focus on using Microsoft Sentinel.
  • In-depth understanding of cybersecurity principles, protocols, and best practices.
  • Proficiency in writing custom queries and creating dashboards within Microsoft Sentinel.
  • Experience with incident response, threat intelligence, and vulnerability management.
  • Familiarity with other security tools and technologies complementing Microsoft Sentinel.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


  • Relevant certifications such as Microsoft Certified: Sentinel, CompTIA Security+, or equivalent.
  • Experience with writing and socialising policies, standards, and procedures
  • Strong understanding of information security concepts such as security architecture and design, Information security standards and information security risk assessment.
  • Proven understanding of business continuity and compliance and audit frameworks

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme – 4 weeks working overseas per year
26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Work from home allowance
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days
An additional 20 days dependants leave.
Private medical insurance for your whole family.
Employees are largely happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

Working at FSCS

Company employees


Office locations

City of London

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

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