Associate Cyber Security Analyst

Vertical Structure Ltd·Belfast (or home / office hybrid)·£25K - £35K


The role

Investigating web and mobile applications, cloud and network infrastructure. Finding weaknesses and helping our clients fix real problems.

The right person

Do you have a genuine interest in how applications and networks are built AND how they can be pulled apart? Are you looking for a new challenge? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

We’re growing our team and are seeking a junior penetration tester OR a web and/or mobile application developer looking to pivot into a career in cyber security.

The requirements

You do not need to have cyber security experience or certifications. We will provide mentorship, training and hands on experience and teach you about the human side of cyber security.

We are looking for an individual who:

  • Is a junior penetration tester OR who knows their way around web and/or mobile applications (has 2+ years experience for either)
  • Is keen to learn new skills
  • Is interested in career progression
  • Can communicate effectively with non-IT literate clients (e.g., writing reports on pen testing results and recommendations)
  • Understands business procedures & processes,
  • Loves to solve complex puzzles and unpick problems
  • Wants to help improve the security and quality of applications and systems
  • Is able to gain Security Clearance (UK resident for last 5 years).

Salary & Benefits

  • £25k - £35k per annum
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Core working hours with flexible working
  • Mentorship, training and development - we are committed to helping you enjoy the role and develop your skills and career (certifications, courses, online lessons, closing skill gaps)
  • Pension scheme
  • Monthly research days
  • Social events
  • Cycle to Work scheme.

Working from home / remote

  • Mix of working from the Belfast office and remote working preferred
  • Remote work from within UK possible.

Who are we?

Founded in 2006, Vertical Structure is an independent cyber security consultancy with a ‘human-first’ approach. We specialise in providing human-focused security and penetration testing services for web applications, cloud infrastructure and mobile applications.

We conduct technical security training, and we help companies to achieve certification to international standards including ISO27001, Cyber Essentials and CAIQ. We are proud to be an Amazon Web Services® Select Consulting Partner.

Our experts have a significant amount of technical skills and consulting experience in the information and data security industry, traversing all sectors and disciplines. Our team works in partnership with clients to identify and analyse threats and issues and respond on schedule and within budget.

We’re proud that our customers call us their Trusted Advisors and not just suppliers. We provide a personal service that is unrivalled. We help translate the murky and confusing world of cyber security into “human” for our clients.

We are proud to have provided security services to organisations around the world, working with large companies to help them future-proof and lead, and working with small organisations to allow them to scale and flourish.

To apply, please send your cv (in confidence) to

Or if you’d like a quick chat to find out more about the role please get in touch!

No agencies, please.

How to Apply

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