Job Profile: Level 1 SOC Analyst
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2022 by Faye Copp — No comments
Pathway: Cybersecurity Operations
Employers are urgently seeking ex-military people for Security Operations Centre (SOC) analysts, so now is the chance to take a leap into beginning your cyber career. But where do you start? Here we look at the first stepping stone to a career in Cyber Security Operations - the role of Level 1 SOC Analyst.
WHAT DOES A SOC ANALYST DO?
A Level 1 SOC Analyst monitors SIEM alerts and manages and configures security monitoring tools. They prioritise and triage alerts or issues to determine whether a real security incident is taking place.
HOW MUCH DOES A LEVEL 1 SOC ANALYST MAKE IN THE UK?
The average salary expectations are: £35,000 - £45,000
IS CYBERSECURITY OPERATIONS THE RIGHT CAREER PATH FOR ME?
Most Service men and women with a background in military operations (at any level), have been responsible for incident management and standard operational procedures so will be well-suited to a career in cyber operations. SOC roles are not deeply technical, so your military security training and experience are directly transferable to SOC analyst/ incident management roles. The SOC analyst role is a great entry point and first step on the ladder into the cyber security world.
Soft skills required
Hard skills required
Get a good understanding of cyber security operations and a good foundation of knowledge - and kick-start your certifications with our training courses:
SkillsBuild Cyber Fundamentals
Udemy - CompTIA Network+ (N10-008) Full Course & Practice Exam
Udemy - CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) Complete Course & Exam Security
CompTIA CySA+ (CS0-002) Complete Course & Practice Exam
SHL - Cyber Security Aptitude Test (CCAT)
Coursera - Cyber Security Analyst and IBM Professional Certification
If you want to climb the SOC analyst career ladder, the most common route of progression is:
SOC Analyst (Level 1)
Senior SOC Analyst (Level 2)
To begin your cyber pathway journey and find out about current opportunities with Forces-Friendly employers - sign up today!