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SOC Analyst

SOC Analyst

Posted 16 February by Circle Recruitment

SOC Analyst

£400 - £500/Day Inside IR35


Until Jan 2026

Clearance: DV

We are seeking a SOC Analyst for our Government client based in Corsham. This role will be fully office based with no hybrid working. The SOC Analyst role will be a contract running until Jan 2026, paying between £400 - £500/Day Inside IR35.

This role is inside IR35 - Due to the service of the role it will now be based on an Umbrella solution.

Clearance for roles: DV

  • The successful candidate will need to work up to 13-hour shifts as part of a 24/7 watch (with a working pattern of 2 days, 2 nights, 4 off subject to pattern change)
    * Support SOC transition with expert security guidance and best practices application.
  • Lead the development and continuous improvement of the cyber incident response plan, including identification and planning for cyber investment levels in CSOC governance, tooling, and staffing.
  • Define and continually develop a use case-driven logging, monitoring, and response capability for cyber threat responsiveness and resilience.
  • Define cyber security operations strategy, managing CSOC and processes in alignment with threat posture and government directives.
  • Possess advanced industry-standard SOC security qualifications (SANS, ISC2, etc.).
  • Demonstrate at least 2 years of Tier 2 SOC Analyst experience.
  • Show experience in working with SIEM technology and engineering, including tool configuration, within an enterprise SOC.
  • Create use-cases, analytics, and playbooks, with an understanding of cloud technologies.
  • Triage security events, determine scope, priority, and impact, and provide recommendations for expeditious remediation.
  • Conduct real-time management of security incidents from detection to resolution.
  • Hold a degree-level qualification, preferably in a technical, engineering, or computing subject.

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As a member of the Disability Confident Scheme, Circle and our Client guarantees to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.

Our client is proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant and as such, they guarantee to interview all veterans or spouses / partners of military personnel who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where they have a high volume of ex-military candidates / military spouses or partners, who meet all of the essential criteria, they will interview the best candidates from within that group.

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Required skills

  • SIEM
  • SOC
  • SOC Analyst
  • CSOC

Reference: 52148377

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