Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing and
ID Access

United States Location

San Jose -
- San Francisco - Oakland
CA, USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 10/1/20 to 9/30/21

Salary Average

$146,310

Experience Requirement

5 Years and 3 Months

Raise +1 Year

$4,048 at 2.77%

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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 & 3 Months: $146,310 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $123,013 & $169,607; and, 5% of Jobs top $203,301.

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.

$310,237 = 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 10/1/20 to 9/30/21.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $214,325
5% $203,301
10% $190,648
25% $169,607
33% $161,024
50% $146,310
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 3 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% $141,972 $150,648
25% $135,309 $157,311
33% $131,596 $161,024
50% $123,013 $169,607
67% $112,641 $179,979
95% $78,295 $214,325
Salary Average =

$146,310

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 3 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 3 Months $141,568 $4,742 at 3.35%
5 Years and 3 Months $146,310 $4,048 at 2.77%
6 Years and 3 Months $150,358 $3,531 at 2.35%

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: $98,026 at the low experience of Entry Level; $147,027 at the average experience of 5 Years and 5 Months; and, $164,163 at the top experience of 11 Years.

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 10/1/20 to 9/30/21.

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Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top

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,
7.6% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
10.8% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
56.8% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
13% of job descriptions;
Nessus,
9.2% of job descriptions;
Palo Alto Networks firewall,
7.6% of job descriptions;
Check Point Firewall,
8.1% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Azure,
46.5% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
36.2% of job descriptions;
OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional),
4.3% of job descriptions;
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker),
8.6% of job descriptions;
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) or CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional),
6.5% of job descriptions.

Location

San Jose - San Francisco, CA

California,
Alameda, Alameda County, Alamo, Albany, Alum Rock, Alviso, Antioch, Ashland, Atherton, Bay Area, Bay Point, Belmont, Benicia, Berkeley, Boyes Hot Springs, Brisbane, Burlingame, Campbell, Capitola, Castre Valley, Concord, Contra Costa, Contra Costa County, Corte Madea, Cupertino, Daly City, Danville, Dixon, Dublin, East Palo Alto, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Fairfax, Fairfield, Foster City, Fremont, Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Hayward, Healdsburg, Hercules, Hillsborough, Julian, Kensington, Lafayette, Larkspur, Livermore, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Marin, Marin County, Martinez, Menlo Park, Mill Valley, Millbrae, Milpitas, Moraga, Mountain View, Napa, Napa County, Newark, North Fair Oaks, Novato, Oakland, Orinda, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Petaluma, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, Richmond, Rodeo, Rohnert Park, San Anselmo, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Francisco, San Francisco County, San Jose, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, San Mateo, San Mateo County, San Pablo, San Rafael, San Ramon, San Raphael, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, Santa Rosa, Saratoga, Sausalito, Scotts Valley, Silicon Valley, Solano, Solano County, Sonoma, Sonoma County, Soquel, South San Francisco, Stanford, Sunnyvale, Tara Hills, Tiburon, Timalpais Valley, Union City, Vacaville, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek West, Watsonville and Woodside.

These locations are all included in the San Jose - San Francisco, CA metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).