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Software License Analyst

Job Reference netrail/TP/727/1354 - IRC2247052

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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
£24000 - £26000
Working Hours:
Closing Date:
Job Category:
IT/Software Development
Route Services
Asset Group :

Package Description

Vacancy Type: Full-time but flexible working patterns will be considered.

Duration: Permanent

These positions are based in: Manchester Square One

Closing date: 20th January 2023

Band & Salary: Band 5, £24,000 - £29,500 depending on experience 

At Network rail you will have a clear development path, access to training and enjoy a range of employee benefits, such as; up to 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rail subsidies, a range of pension options, flexible and agile working arrangements, discounts on shopping, gym memberships and much more. 

Job Introduction

This role sits in Route Services, a business area that has been created to supply services to the routes in the safest, most cost-efficient and effective way, enabling them to benefit from economies of scale and optimised national resources.

Working in the IT Services Team, you will provide our customers with smart technology for the railway of today, designing fit-for-purpose and innovative solutions. Your vital work will help to manage the day-to-day running of our vast IT estate, from safety critical systems maintenance to hardware provision, supporting thousands of employees every day.

Main Responsibilities

You will provide support for all aspects of software licencing by analysing, reporting and utilising output from our Software Asset Management tool.  Ensuring that data is correctly inputed, maintained and validated at every stage of the licence management process

What will you be doing?

1.Undertake in-depth analysis of data generated by our Software Asset Management (SAM) tool to monitor our compliance position.

2.Administer the SAM database, updating with new licence entitlement data, ensuring records are accurately recorded in a timely fashion.

3.Undertake review and action of software requests via our Service Management queue.

4.Work within defined SLAs, KPIs and OPIs.

5.Working alongside the Senior Analyst help to determine and manage the impact of any changes in licence position derived from project work.

6. Provision of reports to assist with the identification of re-harvesting opportunities within the organisation and executing reharvesting activities.

7.Assist with the facilitation of software licence quotations from vendors to aid projects and business planning, including the associated support & maintenance requirements.

The Ideal Candidate

•          Excellent proven analytical skills

•          Attention to detail

•          Administrative background dealing with large amounts of data

Who we are looking for?

We are committed to a diverse workplace enriched with representation from diverse cultures, backgrounds and skills. We pride ourselves on creating an environment where difference is embraced, and individuals can thrive.We recognise that the success of the team is dependent on a multi-cultural, multi-disciplined group of individuals, aligned to deliver successful solutions.

At Network Rail, we have a number of employee networks to reflect our diverse population and help to raise issues to the wider workforce and support their membership and support our Everybody Matters strategy, led by our central Diversity & Inclusion team. In AIS specifically, we have a group of Diversity & Inclusion Champions who take part and lead on many activities, to drive through more initiatives to support an inclusive environment for all its people and promote a professional and positive working environment. For more information on Diversity & Inclusion at Network Rail, please follow this link

About The Company

We’re an organisation where people matter. We matter to millions. 


Our role is to run a safe, reliable and efficient railway, serving customers and communities. We exist to get people and goods where they need to be and to support our country’s economic prosperity. Safety is our number one priority.  

We're undertaking an ambitious change. Our vision is Putting Passengers First - becoming a company that is on the side of passengers and freight users. 

As one of the UK’s leading equal opportunities employers, our values and the way we behave is important to us and we have created an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution. We have seven employee networks that provide fantastic support, opportunities and development for applicants from all backgrounds. Click here for more information