Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing and
ID Access

United States Location

Seattle - Tacoma - Bremerton
WA
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 8/1/21 to 7/31/22

Salary Average

$138,461

Experience Requirement

6 Years and 10 Months

Raise +1 Year

$4,818 at 3.48%

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Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 6 Years & 10 Months: $138,461 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $115,103 & $161,819; and, 5% of Jobs top $195,555.

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.

$336,030 = 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 8/1/21 to 7/31/22.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $206,571
5% $195,555
10% $182,896
25% $161,819
33% $153,215
50% $138,461
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 6 Years and 10 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% $134,111 $142,811
25% $127,430 $149,492
33% $123,707 $153,215
50% $115,103 $161,819
67% $104,710 $172,213
95% $70,352 $206,571
Salary Average =

$138,461

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 6 Years and 10 Months Experience.

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Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
5 Years and 10 Months $132,958 $5,504 at 4.14%
6 Years and 10 Months $138,461 $4,818 at 3.48%
7 Years and 10 Months $143,279 $4,284 at 2.99%

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: $48,709 at the low experience of Entry Level; $138,461 at the average experience of 6 Years and 10 Months; and, $164,947 at the top experience of 14 Years and 3 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

14 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 8/1/21 to 7/31/22.

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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 $48,709 $32,671 at 67.07%
Average 6 Years and 10 Months $138,461 $4,818 at 3.48%
Top 14 Years and 3 Months $164,947 $2,500 at 1.52%

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,
2.4% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
25.6% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
70.8% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
37.6% of job descriptions;
Nessus,
20% of job descriptions;
Nmap,
8.8% of job descriptions;
Splunk,
13.2% of job descriptions;
CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor),
12% of job descriptions;
CISM (Certified Information Security Manager),
18% of job descriptions;
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker),
4.8% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Azure,
16.8% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
17.6% 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).