Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing

United States Location

Cincinnati - Hamilton
OH - KY - IN
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

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

Salary Average

$108,825

Experience Requirement

5 Years and 1 Month

Raise +1 Year

$2,226 at 2.05%

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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: $108,825 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $88,861 & $128,790; and, 5% of Jobs top $157,628.

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% $167,047
5% $157,628
10% $146,806
25% $128,790
33% $121,435
50% $108,825
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% $105,107 $112,543
25% $99,397 $118,253
33% $96,215 $121,435
50% $88,861 $128,790
67% $79,977 $137,674
95% $50,604 $167,047
Salary Average =

$108,825

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 $106,234 $2,591 at 2.44%
5 Years and 1 Month $108,825 $2,226 at 2.05%
6 Years and 1 Month $111,052 $1,952 at 1.76%

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: $86,612 at the low experience of Entry Level; $108,825 at the average experience of 5 Years and 1 Month; and, $117,958 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 $86,612 $7,127 at 8.23%
Average 5 Years and 1 Month $108,825 $2,227 at 2.05%
Top 10 Years and 3 Months $117,958 $1,290 at 1.09%

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

Cincinnati, OH

Indiana,
Dearborn County and Ohio County;
Kentucky,
Bellevue, Boone County, Campbell County, Covington, Dayton, Edgewood, Elsmere, Erlanger, Fort Mitchell, Fort Thomas, Fort Wright, Gallatin County, Grant County, Kenton, Newport, Pendleton County, Taylor Mill and Villa Hills;
Ohio,
Blue Ash, Brentwood, Bridgetown, Brook Park, Brown County, Butler County, Centerville, Cheviot, Cincinnati, Clermont County, Covedale, Deer Park, Delhi Hills, Fairfield, Forest Park, Groesbeck, Hamilton County, Indian Hill County, Indian Hill, Kenwood, Loveland, Madeira, Mason, Middletown, Milford, Montgomery, Mount Healthy, North College Hill, Northbrook, Norwood, Reading, Sharonville, Silverton, Springdale, St. Bernard, Trenton, Warren County, White Oak, Withamsville and Wyoming.

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