Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Information Technology
Security
Professional

United States Location

Washington - Baltimore
DC - MD - VA - WV
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average

$92,511

Experience Requirement

5 Years and 2 Months

Raise +1 Year

$3,938 at 4.26%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 5 Years & 2 Months: $92,511 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $78,351 & $106,672; and, 5% of Jobs top $127,047.

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% $133,664
5% $127,047
10% $119,418
25% $106,672
33% $101,554
50% $92,511
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 2 Months Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $89,873 $95,150
25% $85,822 $99,201
33% $83,469 $101,554
50% $78,351 $106,672
67% $72,201 $112,822
95% $51,359 $133,664
Salary Average =

$92,511

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 5 Years and 2 Months Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
4 Years and 2 Months $87,875 $4,637 at 5.28%
5 Years and 2 Months $92,511 $3,938 at 4.26%
6 Years and 2 Months $96,450 $3,423 at 3.55%

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: $61,888 at the low experience of 11 Months; $92,511 at the average experience of 5 Years and 2 Months; and, $106,040 at the top experience of 9 Years and 4 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
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low 11 Months $61,888 $11,002 at 17.78%
Average 5 Years and 2 Months $92,511 $3,939 at 4.26%
Top 9 Years and 4 Months $106,040 $2,420 at 2.28%

Qualifications

Description

This position involves network, system and application security administration with a focus on the authentication, authorization and encryption of data transmissions; the detection, prevention and eradication of access intrusions, software vulnerabilities and virus attacks; and/or, the monitoring of firewalls and communications traffic to assure confidentiality, integrity and performance.

Skills

The qualifications of this information technology Job:
IT Security,
Security and One of: Administration, Administrator, Advisor, Analyst, Architect, Consultant, Developer, Engineer, Expert, Manager, Officer, Representative, Specialist, Supervisor, Technician or Technologist
Or
Certification and Accreditation (C&A), CISSP, Ethical Hacker, Identity Management, Information Assurance, INFOSEC, Intrusion Detection or Threat and Vulnerability.

Characteristics

A+ Skills
Additional IT skills and US Cities requested in some job descriptions:
Manager,
11% 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.;
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP),
47% of job descriptions;
Java,
15% of job descriptions,
Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), Java, Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE), Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME), Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE), JavaApplet, Java Database Call (JDBC), Java Development Kit (JDK), Java Messaging Service (JMS), Jbuilder, JavaServer Faces (JSF), JSP, Java Swing or Sun Certified Java Programmer;
C++,
9% of job descriptions;
Microsoft C#,
5% of job descriptions;
Perl,
9% of job descriptions;
Cisco,
29% of job descriptions,
Cisco, Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP), Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE), Cisco Certified Network Associate(CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Catalyst Switch, Cisco IP Phone, Cisco PIX, Cisco Router, Cisco VoIP, CiscoWorks or IOS;
Security Clearance,
24% of job descriptions;
Finance Industry,
14% of job descriptions,
Asset Management, Banking, Brokerage, Commodity Trading, Derivative Trading, Equity Trading, Financial, Insurance, Investment, Securities Trading, Stock Market or Wall Street
with
Business, Company, Corporation, Enterprise, Firm or Industry;
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV,
34% of jobs;
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA,
11% of jobs.

Location

Washington - Baltimore, DC - MD - VA - WV:

Washington, D.C.,
District of Columbia, Anacostia, Georgetown and Washington DC;
Maryland,
Aberdeen, Adelphi, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Anne Arundel, Arundel Village, Aspen Hill, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Beltsville, Berwyn Heights, Bethesda, Bladensburg, Bowie, Brighton, Brooklyn Park, Brunswick, Calvert County, Calvert, Calverton, Camp Springs, Capital Heights, Carney, Carroll County, Carroll, Charles County, Cheverly, Chevy Chase, Chillum, Clarksburg, Clinton, Colesville, College Park, Columbia, Coral Heights, Crofton, District Heights, Dundalk, Edgewood, Elk Ridge, Elkridge, Ellicot City, Emory Grove, Essex, Fairland, Forest Heights, Forestville, Fort Meade, Frederick County, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Glassmanor, Glen Burnie, Glenarden, Glenn Dale, Greenbelt, Hagerstown, Halethorpe, Halfway, Hanover, Harford County, Harford, Havre de Grace, Hillcrest Heights, Howard County, Hunt Valley, Hyattsville, Joppatown, Kent Village, Kenwood, Kettering, Landover, Langley Park, Lanham, Lansdowne, Largo, Laural, Laurel, Lewisdale, Linthicum, Lochern, Lutherville, Lynne Acres, Manchester, Marley, Middle River, Montgomery County, Montgomery Village, Montpelier, New Carrolton, Oak View, Owings Mills, Oxon Hill, Palmer Park, Parkville, Perry Hall, Pikesville, Potomac, Prince Georges County, Prince Georges, Pumphry, Queen Anne's County, Randallstown, Randolph Hills, Reisterstown, Riverdale, Rockville, Savage, Seabrook, Seat Pleasant, Severn, Severna Park, Silver Spring, South Gate, St. Charles, Suitland, Takoma Park, Taneytown, Thurmont, Timonium, Towson, Upper Marlboro, Waldorf, Washington County, West Edmondale, Westminster, Wheaton, White Oak, Woodlawn and Woodmoor;
Virginia,
Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington County, Arlington, Ashburn, Baileys Crossroads, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Clarke County, Crystal City, Culpeper County, Culpeper, Dale City, Dulles Corridor, Dulles International Airport, Engleside, Fairfax County, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fauquier, Fort Belvoir, Franconia, Fredericksburg, Front Royal, Groveton, Herndon, Huntington, King George County, Kings Park, Kings Park West, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Loudoun, Manassas Park, Manassas, McLean, North Springfield, Northern Virginia, Oakton, Pimmit Hills, Prince William County, Reston, Rose Hill, Rosslyn, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania, Springfield, Stafford County, Stafford, Sterling, Tyson's Corner, Quantico, Vienna, Warren County, Warrenton, Watneswood, West Springfield and Woodbridge;
West Virginia,
Berkeley County, Charlestown, Harper's Ferry, Jefferson County, Martinsburg and Ranson.

These locations are all included in the Washington, DC metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).