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Security Consultant

  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security
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Security Consultant
(Home Based with travel to client sites throughout the UK)
£50,000 - £60,000 per annum + 10% Car Allowance

Security Consultant - Job Description

Reporting to a Principal Security Consultant, the Security Consultant will be an active member of the Security Testing Practice. You will be an ambassador for the Practice and promote the Capita Cyber brand.
Key responsibilities

  • Ensure your personal penetration testing qualifications remain up to date and in line with business needs.
  • Act as a leader in engagements involving junior team members.
  • Coach and mentor junior team members through exam preparation and study.
  • Share knowledge and experience with other members of the Security Testing Practice team.

Key attributes

  • Proven track record of delivering penetration testing services.
  • Current senior penetration testing qualification, such as Crest Registered Tester or Tiger Qualified Security Team Member.
  • 2+ years of penetration testing experience
  • Ability to maintain UK security clearances as required by the business.

Behaviours and abilities

  • Passionate about the security lifecycle.
  • Ability to engage with senior executives of differing technical levels, and to encourage the buy in of our security ethos.
  • Confidence, flexibility and ability to think creatively and offer solutions to complex problems.
  • Ability to translate specialist, technical information into plain English.


  • Proficient in at least one scripting language, Bash, PowerShell, VB, Python etc.
  • Demonstrable experience of the use of penetration tools such as Nessus, Nmap, Metasploit, BurpSuite etc.
  • Solid understanding of the suite of TCP/IP protocols and the OSI model.
  • Ability to adapt to complex ever changing environments and to quickly understand, and exploit to your advantage, such environments.
  • Proven experience of testing web applications, their platforms and technologies and methodologies used to create them.
  • Solid experience of network and infrastructure penetration testing
  • Proven experience of carrying out network device reviews
  • Proven track record of carrying out ITHC's for PCI DSS and PSN compliance.

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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