Cyber Security Threat Analyst Department for Work & Pensions



Number of vacancies



Leeds, London, Manchester OR Newcastle-upon-Tyne


£35,310 (NATIONAL) £39,957 (LONDON) — £40,066 (NATIONAL) £45,018 (LONDON)

Work hours

37 per week (flexible working)

Employment type


Job benefits

We have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:
• Flexible working
• Family friendly policies
• Volunteering and charitable giving
• Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
• Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket
• Sports and social activities
• Learning and development, including coaching, mentoring, qualifications and accreditation
Work in an environment shortlisted for a Best Place to Work in Digital Award
• Career progression opportunities and lots more

Closing date

24 February 2021

Job description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.
We’re looking for Cyber Security Threat Analysts to work in the Department’s Cyber Resilience Centre (CRC) and play a vital role in securing the DWP IT Estate. You ensure that service delivery is not affected as a result of potential malicious activity from internal or external threats.

DWP are the biggest payer in the UK, helping some 22m citizens live better lives by paying around £170bn annually. The scale and impact of the work we do is huge, the security challenges are unique, complex and critical.

Duties. Work. Projects.
You will be part of an innovative and service-orientated team of analysts, focused on the detection and investigation of potential indicators of compromise or malicious activity on DWP systems and devices.

You will provide comprehensive analysis of security alerts as well as proactive analysis of activity captured in system logs and security tools. You’ll quickly determine if systems have been compromised, you will collaborate with stakeholders across CRC and in the wider security community to ensure an effective response to alerts and risks as they are identified.

Where will you work?
You’ll join our team with a base office at one of our Digital Hubs at either Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle or London.

We have the tech and tools we need to enable our people to work flexibly, and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19.

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We’re the UK’s biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team. We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

We provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things. You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for our customers.

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