Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing

United States Location

Seattle - Tacoma - Bremerton
WA
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

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

Salary Average

$143,843

Experience Requirement

5 Years and 1 Month

Raise +1 Year

$3,050 at 2.12%

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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: $143,843 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $117,131 & $170,554; and, 5% of Jobs top $209,132.

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% $221,729
5% $209,132
10% $194,657
25% $170,554
33% $160,715
50% $143,843
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% $138,869 $148,817
25% $131,229 $156,457
33% $126,971 $160,715
50% $117,131 $170,554
67% $105,246 $182,440
95% $65,957 $221,729
Salary Average =

$143,843

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 $140,289 $3,554 at 2.53%
5 Years and 1 Month $143,843 $3,050 at 2.12%
6 Years and 1 Month $146,893 $2,672 at 1.82%

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: $112,915 at the low experience of Entry Level; $143,843 at the average experience of 5 Years and 1 Month; and, $156,793 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 $112,915 $10,116 at 8.96%
Average 5 Years and 1 Month $143,843 $3,050 at 2.12%
Top 10 Years and 6 Months $156,793 $1,727 at 1.10%

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

Seattle, WA

Washington,
Auburn, Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Bonney Lake, Bothell, Bremerton, Burien, Des Moines, Edmonds, Everett, Federal Way, Fircrest, Inglewood, Island County, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, King County, Kirkland, Kitsap County, Lacy, Lakewood, Langley, Lynnwood, Mercer Island, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Mukiteo, Newcastle, Normandy Park, Normandy Pk, Oak Harbor, Olympia, Parkland, Pierce County, Poulsbo, Puyallup, Redmond, Renton, Riverton Heights, Sea Tac, Seattle, Sheridan Beach, Shoreline, Skyway, Snohomish County, Sumner, Tacoma, Thurston County, Tukwila, Tumwater, University Place, White Center and Woodinville.

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