Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Cisco
Networking

United States Location

Chicago - Gary - Kenosha
IL - IN - WI
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 5/1/21 to 4/30/22

Salary Average

$86,103

Experience Requirement

4 Years and 7 Months

Raise +1 Year

$10,608 at 12.32%

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Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 4 Years & 7 Months: $86,103 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $65,976 & $106,230; and, 5% of Jobs top $135,283.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$26,400 = annual salary at $15 per hour working between: 44 weeks at 40 hours a week, to, 52 weeks at 34 hours a week.

$365,834 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the highest paying US City at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Job Market :

Job offers, publicly posted in want ads by employers, were observed and measured from 5/1/21 to 4/30/22.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $144,762
5% $135,283
10% $124,385
25% $106,230
33% $98,817
50% $86,103
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 4 Years and 7 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% $82,355 $89,851
25% $76,597 $95,609
33% $73,389 $98,817
50% $65,976 $106,230
67% $57,022 $115,184
95% $27,444 $144,762
Salary Average =

$86,103

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 4 Years and 7 Months Experience.

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Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
3 Years and 7 Months $75,433 $10,670 at 14.15%
4 Years and 7 Months $86,103 $10,608 at 12.32%
5 Years and 7 Months $96,711 $10,576 at 10.94%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary is lowest at entry level and increases at a fixed rate with experience.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $32,596 at the low experience of Entry Level; $86,103 at the average experience of 4 Years and 7 Months; and, $140,715 at the top experience of 9 Years and 9 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

14 Years and 4 Months = Top 2.5% Experience in the IT Job with the highest required experience in the USA.

Job Market :

Job offers, publicly posted in want ads by employers, were observed and measured from 5/1/21 to 4/30/22.

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Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low Entry Level $32,596 $14,089 at 43.22%
Average 4 Years and 7 Months $86,103 $10,608 at 12.32%
Top 9 Years and 9 Months $140,715 $10,556 at 7.50%

Qualifications

Description

Design, install, optimize, monitor, maintain and troubleshoot, Cisco network, are primary position responsibilities.

Skills

The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • Cisco;
  • System-Network Administrator,
    Network, System, Server or Virtualization,
    and
    Administrator, Architect or Engineer.

Characteristics

A+ Skills
Additional IT skills requested in some job descriptions:
Project Lead,
Development Manager, Lead Developer, Project Lead, Project Manager, Project Supervisor, Team Lead, Team Supervisor or Technical Lead,
7.5% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
5.5% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
42.1% of job descriptions;
Associate of Arts/Science Degree,
2.7% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
5.5% of job descriptions;
Cisco ACI,
3.1% of job descriptions;
Cisco IOS,
2.4% of job descriptions;
GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification),
2.7% of job descriptions;
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) or CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional),
53.1% of job descriptions;
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert),
12% of job descriptions;
CCDA (Cisco Certified Design Associate) or CCDP (Cisco Certified Design Professional),
2.7% of job descriptions;
Palo Alto Networks firewall,
14.4% of job descriptions.

Location

Chicago, IL

Illinois,
Addison, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Batavia, Barrington, Berwyn, Bollingbrook, Boone, Buffalo Grove, Burbank, Calumet City, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Chicago Heights, Chicago, Cicero, Cook County, Crystal Lake, De Kalb County, De Kalb, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, DuPage County, East Chicago, Elgin, Elk Grove, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Evanston, Geneva, Glendale Heights, Glenview, Grundy County, Hanover Park, Harvard, Harvey, Highland Park, Hines, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Homewood, Itasca, Joliet, Kane County, Kankakee County, Kendall County, Lake County, Lake Forest, Lansing, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lombard, Maywood, McHenry County, Morris, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Naperville, Niles, Norridge, North Chicago, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Ogle, Orland Park, Palatine, Park Forest, Park Ridge, Plano, Riverside, Riverwoods, Rochelle, Rockford, Rolling, Romeoville, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Skokie, St Charles, Streamwood, Tinley Park, Vernon Hills, Warrenville, Waukegan, Westchester, Wheaton, Wheeling, Will County, Wilmette, Winebago, Wood Dale and Woodridge;
Indiana,
Cedar Lake, Crown Point, East Chicago, Gary, Hammond, Hobart, Lake County, Lake, Merrilvilee, Merrilville, Portage, Porter County, and Valparaiso;
Wisconsin,
Kenosha County and Kenosha.

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