UCL Career Frameworks


Information Security - grade 6

Example job roles: Information security Analyst, Tier 1 SOC Analyst

Level: Independent 


Activities and responsibilities likely to be required when working at this level

  • Applies and maintains specific security controls as required by organisational policy and local risk assessments

  •  Communicates security risks and issues to managers and others

  • Performs basic risk assessments for small information systems

  • Contributes to the identification of risks that arise from potential technical solution architectures

  • Suggests alternate solutions or countermeasures to mitigate risks

  • Defines secure systems configurations in compliance with intended architectures

  • Supports investigation of suspected attacks and security breaches

Personal and professional development

Development options to consider when working towards this level

This is the entry level for staff who are new to security.  Experience with handling customer queries would be useful for all roles.  Knowledge of networking or Linux would be useful for operations staff.

Learning on the job

  • ISG work across UCL. 

  •  Broad knowledge of UCL,  the team playbook for responding to common issues and learn where to escalate more complex matters

Learning from others  

  • As team members identify areas they would like to consider specialising in, they will work more closely with staff in those areas to develop the relevant skills whether those be in an aspect of security operations or GRC.

Formal learning

  • Security+ certification.

  • Any of the certifications listed for Grade 7. 

  • Relevant material from LinkedIn Learning or the library of training material held by the team.

Transferable skills and competencies

UCL uses the Universal Competency Framework (UCF) to discuss transferable skills. Find out more details on the framework.

Planning and organising

  • Setting objectives
  • Planning
  • Managing time
  • Managing resources
  • Monitoring progress

Following instructions and procedures

  • Following directions
  • Following procedures
  • Time keeping and attending
  • Demonstrating commitment
  • Showing awareness of safety issues
  • Complying with legal obligations

Working with people

  • Understanding others
  • Adapting to the team
  • Building team spirit
  • Recognising and rewarding contributions
  • Listening
  • Consulting others
  • Communicating proactively
  • Showing tolerance and consideration
  • Showing empathy
  • Supporting others
  • Caring for others
  • Developing and communicating self-knowledge and insight

UCL Ways of Working

These describe expected behaviours in line with UCL culture and values.  For Ways of Working indicators and steps to development please refer to the Ways of Working website

25 January 2022

Career Pathway roles are indicative and are not intended to be a description of the role in terms of responsibilty and duties.