Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing

United States Location

Salt Lake City - Ogden
UT
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 9/1/20 to 8/31/21

Salary Average

$122,349

Experience Requirement

4 Years and 11 Months

Raise +1 Year

$5,802 at 4.74%

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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 & 11 Months: $122,349 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $103,422 & $141,276; and, 5% of Jobs top $168,620.

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.

$300,868 = 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 9/1/20 to 8/31/21.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $177,554
5% $168,620
10% $158,358
25% $141,276
33% $134,303
50% $122,349
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 4 Years and 11 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% $118,824 $125,873
25% $113,411 $131,287
33% $110,394 $134,303
50% $103,422 $141,276
67% $94,999 $149,698
95% $67,144 $177,554
Salary Average =

$122,349

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 11 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 11 Months $115,440 $6,909 at 5.98%
4 Years and 11 Months $122,349 $5,802 at 4.74%
5 Years and 11 Months $128,150 $5,000 at 3.90%

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: $53,020 at the low experience of Entry Level; $122,349 at the average experience of 4 Years and 11 Months; and, $144,995 at the top experience of 9 Years and 11 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

15 Years and 1 Month = 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 9/1/20 to 8/31/21.

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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 $53,020 $28,127 at 53.05%
Average 4 Years and 11 Months $122,349 $5,801 at 4.74%
Top 9 Years and 11 Months $144,995 $3,220 at 2.22%

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,
3.5% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
7.4% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
38.3% 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,
13.5% of job descriptions;
Nessus,
9.1% of job descriptions;
Nmap,
5.7% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Azure,
18.3% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
27.4% of job descriptions;
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker),
9.1% of job descriptions;
OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional),
8.3% of job descriptions;
CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor),
9.1% of job descriptions;
CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional),
3.9% of job descriptions.

Location

Salt Lake City, UT

Utah,
Bennion City, Bountiful, Clearfield, Clinton, Cottonwood Heights, Cottonwood, Davis, Draper, Granite Park, Granite, Harrisville, Holladay, Kerns, Lake City, Magna, Midvale, Millcreek, Mount Olympus, Murray, North Salt Lake, Ogden, Riverdale, Riverton, Roy, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Sandy, South Jordan, South Ogden, South Salt Lake, South Weber, Sunset, Taylorsville, Val Verde, Washington Terrace, Weber, West Haven, West Jordan, West Point, West Valley City and Woods Cross.

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