Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing

United States Location

Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill
NC - SC
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 11/1/20 to 10/31/21

Salary Average

$128,227

Experience Requirement

5 Years and 1 Month

Raise +1 Year

$2,457 at 1.92%

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Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 5 Years & 1 Month: $128,227 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $104,703 & $151,751; and, 5% of Jobs top $185,731.

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.

$300,789 = 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 11/1/20 to 10/31/21.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $196,829
5% $185,731
10% $172,980
25% $151,751
33% $143,086
50% $128,227
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 5 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% $123,847 $132,608
25% $117,118 $139,336
33% $113,369 $143,086
50% $104,703 $151,751
67% $94,236 $162,219
95% $59,626 $196,829
Salary Average =

$128,227

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 1 Month Experience.

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Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
4 Years and 1 Month $125,377 $2,850 at 2.27%
5 Years and 1 Month $128,227 $2,457 at 1.92%
6 Years and 1 Month $130,684 $2,159 at 1.65%

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: $104,746 at the low experience of Entry Level; $128,227 at the average experience of 5 Years and 1 Month; and, $138,340 at the top experience of 10 Years and 3 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

15 Years and 5 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 11/1/20 to 10/31/21.

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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 $104,746 $7,124 at 6.80%
Average 5 Years and 1 Month $128,227 $2,457 at 1.92%
Top 10 Years and 3 Months $138,340 $1,435 at 1.04%

Qualifications

Description

Security of information technology operations, with threat testing, is the position's primary responsibility.

Skills

The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • IT Security,
    Cybersecurity, Infosec or Information Technology (IT) Security;
  • Threat Testing,
    Ethical Hacker, Penetration Testing, Threat Testing, Vulnerability Testing, CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional), Kismet, Metasploit, Nessus, Nikto or Nmap.

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,
3.3% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
7.1% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
42.1% of job descriptions;
Financial Sector,
Asset Management, Banking, Brokerage, Commodity Trading, Derivative Trading, Equity Trading, Finance, Insurance, Investment, Securities Trading, Stock Market or Wall Street,
11.7% of job descriptions;
Nessus,
8.3% of job descriptions;
Nmap,
3.8% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Azure,
17.1% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
26.3% of job descriptions;
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker),
8.3% of job descriptions;
OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional),
11.7% of job descriptions;
CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor),
12.1% of job descriptions;
CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional),
4.2% of job descriptions.

Location

Charlotte, NC

North Carolina,
Cabarrus, Charlotte, Concord, Gaston, Gastonia, Kannapolis, Lincoln, Lincolton, Mecklenburg, Monroe, Rowan, Salisbury and Union;
South Carolina,
Rock Hill and York.

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