Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing

United States Location

Colorado Springs
CO
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 7/1/20 to 6/30/21

Salary Average

$119,077

Experience Requirement

4 Years and 10 Months

Raise +1 Year

$7,750 at 6.51%

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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 & 10 Months: $119,077 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $101,762 & $136,392; and, 5% of Jobs top $161,416.

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.

$295,520 = 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 7/1/20 to 6/30/21.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $169,596
5% $161,416
10% $152,023
25% $136,392
33% $130,014
50% $119,077
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 4 Years and 10 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% $115,853 $122,301
25% $110,901 $127,254
33% $108,141 $130,014
50% $101,762 $136,392
67% $94,055 $144,099
95% $68,559 $169,596
Salary Average =

$119,077

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 10 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 10 Months $109,811 $9,266 at 8.44%
4 Years and 10 Months $119,077 $7,750 at 6.51%
5 Years and 10 Months $126,827 $6,660 at 5.25%

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: $27,158 at the low experience of Entry Level; $119,077 at the average experience of 4 Years and 10 Months; and, $149,941 at the top experience of 10 Years.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

14 Years and 8 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 7/1/20 to 6/30/21.

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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 $27,158 $37,959 at 139.77%
Average 4 Years and 10 Months $119,077 $7,750 at 6.51%
Top 10 Years $149,941 $4,197 at 2.80%

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,
2.8% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
8.8% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
42.8% 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,
14% of job descriptions;
Nessus,
7.9% of job descriptions;
Nmap,
6% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Azure,
17.2% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
27% of job descriptions;
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker),
10.7% of job descriptions;
OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional),
7.9% of job descriptions;
CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor),
9.8% of job descriptions;
CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional),
4.2% 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).