Junior Security Analyst

  1. Technology,
  2. Public Sector

1 month ago

Expires on 05/07/2024

  • £28-35,000
  • Shrivenham, Swindon
  • Permanent
  • Dylan Key

Mainstay Recruitment is currently seeking a Junior Security Analyst for a global service provider highly engaged in public sector projects. As a Junior Security Analyst, you’ll play a critical role in various business functions, ensuring adherence to stringent security protocols across projects, new product developments, and stakeholder interactions.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Reporting directly to the Deputy Head of Cyber Security, the Junior Security Analyst will collaborate with local security and operational teams to ensure compliance with internal and external requirements.
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of security control applications for the organisation and its clientele.
  • Analysing security incidents, ensuring proper closure, and implementing preventive measures.
  • Assisting in local InfoSec reviews and integrating feedback from external audits.
  • Promoting security and compliance awareness throughout the organisation.
  • Participating in operational security services such as SOC, SIEM, penetration testing, and vulnerability scanning.
  • Assessing and addressing security-related change requests for data centre customer tenancies.

The ideal Junior Security Analyst will…

  • Be familiar with security standards, including scanning and protective monitoring, access control systems, CCTV systems, security architectures, and prevailing information security threats.

Essential skills

To thrive as a Junior Security Analyst, you should possess:

  • DV Security Clearance or the ability to obtain one.
  • A proactive self-starter attitude, eager to learn and drive security initiatives.
  • Strong understanding of IT security principles.
  • Basic knowledge of Windows, MS 365, Linux, virtualization, networking, storage, and familiarity with E365 security toolsets.
  • Preferably, a Cyber-related degree from a university.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience collaborating within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Willingness to undergo the security clearance process to achieve the required level.
  • Desirable experience with security-related technologies, processes, methods, or architectures.


  • 32 working days holiday, additional holidays after 2 and 5-years’ service
  • Subsidised health care scheme
  • Government pension scheme, matching contributions up to 10%
  • Perkbox employee incentive scheme
  • Annual professional and training development plan
  • Recommend a friend scheme paying up to £1500
  • Onsite parking
  • Cycle to work scheme

If you are ready to embark on an exciting career journey, we invite you to apply now for this Junior Security Analyst role.

Our Technology - Public Sector Specialist

Dylan Key

Dylan specialises in the permanent and temporary recruitment markets for IT Infrastructure, Software Development and Cloud DevOps. He is committed to building long-lasting relationships with both client and candidates, beyond simply filling roles.

Contact Dylan Key for more information about this job.

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