Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing

United States Location

Pittsburgh
PA
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 1/1/21 to 12/31/21

Salary Average

$117,585

Experience Requirement

5 Years and 1 Month

Raise +1 Year

$3,989 at 3.39%

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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: $117,585 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $95,838 & $139,333; and, 5% of Jobs top $170,743.

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.

$282,899 = 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 1/1/21 to 12/31/21.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $181,000
5% $170,743
10% $158,957
25% $139,333
33% $131,322
50% $117,585
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% $113,536 $121,635
25% $107,315 $127,856
33% $103,849 $131,322
50% $95,838 $139,333
67% $86,161 $149,010
95% $54,171 $181,000
Salary Average =

$117,585

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 $112,865 $4,720 at 4.18%
5 Years and 1 Month $117,585 $3,989 at 3.39%
6 Years and 1 Month $121,575 $3,454 at 2.84%

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: $68,751 at the low experience of Entry Level; $117,585 at the average experience of 5 Years and 1 Month; and, $134,033 at the top experience of 10 Years and 5 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

13 Years and 11 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 1/1/21 to 12/31/21.

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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 $68,751 $19,249 at 28.00%
Average 5 Years and 1 Month $117,585 $3,990 at 3.39%
Top 10 Years and 5 Months $134,033 $2,184 at 1.63%

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,
6% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
43.5% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
12.1% 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,
11.3% of job descriptions;
Nessus,
5.6% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Azure,
16.1% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
23.4% of job descriptions;
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker),
8.1% of job descriptions;
OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional),
8.9% of job descriptions;
CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor),
10.9% of job descriptions;
CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional),
4.8% of job descriptions.

Location

Pittsburgh, PA

Pennsylvania,
Allegheny, Avalon, Baldwin, Beaver, Bellevue, Bethel Park, Brentwood, Butler, Canonsburg, Carnegie, Castle Shannon, Clairton, Connelsville, Corapolis, Dormant, Duquesne, Fayette, Forest Hills, Fox Chapel, Glassport, Greensburg, Harrison City, Harrison, Jefferson, Latrobe, McCandless, McKees Rocks, McKeesport, Monroeville, Mount Lebanon, Munhall, New Kensington, North Braddock, Oakmont, Peasant Hills, Penn Hills, Pittsburgh, Plum, Swissvale, Turtle Creek, Uniontown, Washington, West Mifflin, West View, Westmoreland, Wexford, White Oak, Whotehall and Wilkensburg.

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