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Belfast, Northern Ireland


30,000 +

Closing Date

2021-03-17 16:00:00


Cyber Security Analyst

  • We are seeking to recruit a number of Cyber Security Analysts within the Information Services Directorate at Queen’s University Belfast. We are investing significantly in Digital Transformation within the University so these newly created posts would suit candidates who want to be involved in this exciting period of change. It will offer the ability to contribute to the development of the Cyber Security Systems and policies used by the University. 

    You will identify, deploy, configure, manage and monitor Cyber Security Systems, working closely with the Cyber Security Team and other technical staff to identify, report and resolve security issues and incidents. You will assist with Security Audits, Security Monitoring, Vulnerability Scans and Penetration Testing of University IT Systems and Infrastructure, reporting on findings and assisting with resolutions.

    You will be working in an agile environment, cooperating and collaborating with IT teams across Information Services and the wider University. You will be afforded a level of autonomy when established but there will be a support network to help you progress.

    The successful candidate must have: 

    • Degree or higher degree or equivalent in Computer Science Cyber security or other related discipline


    • Degree or higher degree in any discipline combined with 5 years relevant professional experience in an IT Admin or Cyber Security role.


    • HND or equivalent in Computer Science or other related discipline combined with 5 years relevant professional experience in IT Admin or Cyber Security role.

    • Three years recent relevant professional experience in IT Admin or Cyber Security role. As outlined above, applicants without a degree-level qualification in Computer Science etc. must have five years relevant professional experience.

    • Willingness to undertake support, installation and development work outside of ‘normal’ working hours, possibly on a rota/shift basis.

    Further information about the Directorate can be found at – 

    Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum

    Closing date: Wednesday 17 March 2021

    Anticipated interview date: Thursday 1 April 2021

    Queen’s University Belfast is one of Northern Ireland’s most dynamic and exciting employers with influential and world leading staff impacting on the world around us. We are a magnet for investment, a patron of the arts and a global player in fields ranging from cancer research to environmental sustainability.

    We offer competitive salaries with assured incremental progression year on year within scale, and an annual review of a cost of living increase. At Queen’s we hold work life balance in the highest regard, offering 42 days annual leave and family friendly initiatives. Our generous pension of 21.1% employer contribution and flexible retirement scheme supports our ‘people first’ strategy, and we offer a multitude of development options tailored to help you succeed within your role with us and to support you with your career progression. As an employee, you will be able to access discounted award winning sports facilities, Queen’s Film Theatre and local food and beverage outlets among many others. We are immensely proud of what our University will offer you.

    For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information, please contact the Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast via email at

    The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all.

    However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. Also protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

    As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

    It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other.  More details on all our networks can be found at

    Ref: 21/108676

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