Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing and
ID Access

United States Location

Denver - Boulder - Greeley
CO
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 11/1/20 to 10/31/21

Salary Average

$105,639

Experience Requirement

5 Years and 6 Months

Raise +1 Year

$4,849 at 4.59%

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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 & 6 Months: $105,639 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $88,989 & $122,288; and, 5% of Jobs top $146,361.

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.

$300,789 = 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 11/1/20 to 10/31/21.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $154,236
5% $146,361
10% $137,322
25% $122,288
33% $116,154
50% $105,639
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 6 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% $102,538 $108,739
25% $97,777 $113,500
33% $95,123 $116,154
50% $88,989 $122,288
67% $81,578 $129,699
95% $57,041 $154,236
Salary Average =

$105,639

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 6 Months 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 6 Months $99,978 $5,660 at 5.66%
5 Years and 6 Months $105,639 $4,849 at 4.59%
6 Years and 6 Months $110,488 $4,242 at 3.84%

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: $42,328 at the low experience of Entry Level; $105,639 at the average experience of 5 Years and 6 Months; and, $126,653 at the top experience of 11 Years and 1 Month.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

15 Years and 5 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 11/1/20 to 10/31/21.

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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 $42,328 $23,405 at 55.29%
Average 5 Years and 6 Months $105,639 $4,849 at 4.59%
Top 11 Years and 1 Month $126,653 $2,695 at 2.13%

Qualifications

Description

Security of information technology operations, with threat testing and ID access, 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;
  • Identity Access,
    Access Authorization, Credentials, Identity Accreditation, Identity Authentication, PKI, IdM (Identity Management), IAM (Identity and Access Management), GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification), CA Identity Suite, F5, NetIQ, Palo Alto Networks firewall, Ping or SailPont IdentityIQ.

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,
7.8% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
11.9% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
59.1% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
13% of job descriptions;
Nessus,
8.8% of job descriptions;
Palo Alto Networks firewall,
7.3% of job descriptions;
Check Point Firewall,
7.8% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Azure,
43.5% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
34.2% of job descriptions;
OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional),
4.1% of job descriptions;
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker),
9.3% of job descriptions;
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) or CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional),
6.2% 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).