Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing

United States Location

Denver - Boulder - Greeley
CO
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

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

Salary Average

$122,484

Experience Requirement

4 Years and 10 Months

Raise +1 Year

$5,243 at 4.28%

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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: $122,484 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $104,674 & $140,295; and, 5% of Jobs top $166,035.

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% $174,448
5% $166,035
10% $156,373
25% $140,295
33% $133,734
50% $122,484
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% $119,168 $125,801
25% $114,074 $130,895
33% $111,235 $133,734
50% $104,674 $140,295
67% $96,747 $148,222
95% $70,520 $174,448
Salary Average =

$122,484

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 $116,245 $6,240 at 5.37%
4 Years and 10 Months $122,484 $5,243 at 4.28%
5 Years and 10 Months $127,727 $4,521 at 3.54%

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: $63,194 at the low experience of Entry Level; $122,484 at the average experience of 4 Years and 10 Months; and, $143,470 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 $63,194 $23,586 at 37.32%
Average 4 Years and 10 Months $122,484 $5,243 at 4.28%
Top 10 Years $143,470 $2,873 at 2.00%

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

Denver, CO

Colorado,
Adams, Arapahoe, Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Brighton, Broadway Estates, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Cherry Hills Village, Cherry Knolls, Commerce City, Denver, Douglas, Dupont, Edgewater, Englewood, Evergreen, Federal Heights, Fort Lupton, Golden, Greeley, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Jefferson, Lafayetville, Lakewood, Littleton, Loisville, Longmont, Northglen, Parker, Sheridan, Sherrelwood, Thornton, Weld, Westminster, Wheat Ridge and Windsor.

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