Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing and
ID Access

United States Location

United States of America

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 10/1/19 to 9/30/20

Salary Average


Experience Requirement

4 Years

Raise +1 Year

$3,857 at 3.46%

User Funded :

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 4 Years: $111,502 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $93,671 & $129,334; and, 5% of Jobs top $155,094.

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.

$279,314 = 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 10/1/19 to 9/30/20.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $163,509
5% $155,094
10% $145,426
25% $129,334
33% $122,765
50% $111,502
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
Number of all Jobs at 4 Years Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $108,182 $114,823
25% $103,082 $119,923
33% $100,240 $122,765
50% $93,671 $129,334
67% $85,736 $137,269
95% $59,496 $163,509
Salary Average =


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 Experience.

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Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
3 Years $106,781 $4,721 at 4.42%
4 Years $111,502 $3,857 at 3.46%
5 Years $115,360 $3,261 at 2.83%

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: $82,173 at the low experience of 3 Months; $115,360 at the average experience of 5 Years; and, $127,697 at the top experience of 9 Years and 9 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

14 Years and 6 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 10/1/19 to 9/30/20.

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Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top



Security of information technology operations, with threat testing and ID access, is the position's primary responsibility.


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.


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,
6% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
16.7% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
54.1% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
13.3% of job descriptions;
5.2% of job descriptions;
10.7% of job descriptions;
33% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Azure,
20.6% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
25.3% of job descriptions;
OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional),
7.3% of job descriptions;
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker),
5.6% of job descriptions;
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) or CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional),
11.2% of job descriptions.


United States of America