Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing

United States Location

Colorado Springs
CO
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 12/1/20 to 11/30/21

Salary Average

$109,126

Experience Requirement

5 Years and 1 Month

Raise +1 Year

$4,404 at 4.04%

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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: $109,126 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $88,861 & $129,391; and, 5% of Jobs top $158,657.

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.

$331,587 = 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 12/1/20 to 11/30/21.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $168,214
5% $158,657
10% $147,676
25% $129,391
33% $121,926
50% $109,126
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% $105,352 $112,900
25% $99,556 $118,696
33% $96,326 $121,926
50% $88,861 $129,391
67% $79,845 $138,407
95% $50,038 $168,214
Salary Average =

$109,126

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 $103,888 $5,238 at 5.04%
5 Years and 1 Month $109,126 $4,404 at 4.04%
6 Years and 1 Month $113,530 $3,798 at 3.35%

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: $52,054 at the low experience of Entry Level; $109,126 at the average experience of 5 Years and 1 Month; and, $127,380 at the top experience of 10 Years and 6 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

15 Years and 3 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 12/1/20 to 11/30/21.

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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 $52,054 $23,523 at 45.19%
Average 5 Years and 1 Month $109,126 $4,404 at 4.04%
Top 10 Years and 6 Months $127,380 $2,361 at 1.85%

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,
3.6% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
6.8% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
44% 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,
11.6% of job descriptions;
Nessus,
6% of job descriptions;
Nmap,
2% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Azure,
16.4% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
24% of job descriptions;
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker),
8% of job descriptions;
OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional),
9.6% of job descriptions;
CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor),
12% of job descriptions;
CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional),
4.4% of job descriptions.

Location

Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado,
Colorado Springs, El Paso, Manitou Springs, Security-Widefield and Stratmoor Hills.

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