Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Change - Configuration - Release
Information Technology Professional

United States Location

United States of America
Metropolitan Areas

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average


Experience Requirement

6 Years and 1 Month

Raise +1 Year

$3,047 at 3.56%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 6 Years & 1 Month: $85,543 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $72,269 & $98,818; and, 5% of Jobs top $117,922.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$15,080 = minimum wage annual salary in the USA.

$187,699 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the USA at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $124,128
5% $117,922
10% $110,768
25% $98,818
33% $94,020
50% $85,543
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
Number of all Jobs at 6 Years and 1 Month Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $83,070 $88,016
25% $79,272 $91,814
33% $77,066 $94,020
50% $72,269 $98,818
67% $66,503 $104,584
95% $46,958 $124,128
Salary Average =


Mid Point between each Low/High pair.

Percent of Job Market =

Number of Jobs with Salary between Low/High pair
Number of all Jobs at 6 Years and 1 Month Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
5 Years and 1 Month $82,031 $3,512 at 4.28%
6 Years and 1 Month $85,543 $3,047 at 3.56%
7 Years and 1 Month $88,591 $2,692 at 3.04%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary is lowest at entry level, increases rapidly with the first years of experience and approaches a ceiling as experience matures.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $56,361 at the low experience of 1 Year; $81,063 at the average experience of 4 Years and 10 Months; and, $92,719 at the top experience of 8 Years and 8 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

11 Years and 1 Month = Top 2.5% Experience in the IT Job with the highest required experience in the USA.

Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top



This position involves quality assurance of system, enterprise and application software with a focus on change, configuration and release management.


The qualifications of this information technology Job:
Change Management,
Change Management, Configure Management, Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS), Microsoft Visual SourceSafe, PVCS, Rational ClearCase, Release Management or Software Configuration Management (SCM);
Analyst, Administrator, Architect, Designer, Developer, Engineer, Support or Technician.


A+ Skills
Additional IT skills and US Cities requested in some job descriptions:
16% of job descriptions,
Project Leader, Project Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader or Technical Lead;
Graduate Degree,
7% of job descriptions,
Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, MA/MS in Information Technology, MA/MS in Information Science, Master of Arts Degree, Master of Science Degree or Ph.D.;
Rational Software,
13% of job descriptions,
Rational ClearCase, Rational Robot, Rational SQAsuite|TeamTest, Rational Suite, Rational Test or Rational TestStudio;
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager,
19% of job descriptions;
Mercury Software,
3% of job descriptions,
Mercury LoadRunner, Mercury SiteManager, Mercury Test, Mercury Topaz, Mercury WinRunner or Mercury XRunner;
Microsoft C#,
12% of job descriptions;
Mainframe Operating System,
4% of job descriptions,
MVS, OS/390 or z/OS;
Security Clearance,
9% of job descriptions;
Finance Industry,
11% of job descriptions,
Asset Management, Banking, Brokerage, Commodity Trading, Derivative Trading, Equity Trading, Financial, Insurance, Investment, Securities Trading, Stock Market or Wall Street
Business, Company, Corporation, Enterprise, Firm or Industry;
Financial Trading System,
2% of job descriptions,
Bloomberg, MarketData, Trading Application, Trading Platform, Trading Software, Trading Solution or Trading System;
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV,
18% of jobs;
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA,
13% of jobs.


United States of America