Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing,
ID Access and
Data Protection

United States Location

Chicago - Gary - Kenosha
IL - IN - WI
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

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

Salary Average

$114,744

Experience Requirement

5 Years and 7 Months

Raise +1 Year

$4,563 at 3.98%

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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 & 7 Months: $114,744 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $93,104 & $136,385; and, 5% of Jobs top $167,766.

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% $178,073
5% $167,766
10% $155,964
25% $136,385
33% $128,409
50% $114,744
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 7 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% $110,716 $118,772
25% $104,528 $124,960
33% $101,079 $128,409
50% $93,104 $136,385
67% $83,458 $146,030
95% $51,416 $178,073
Salary Average =

$114,744

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 7 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 7 Months $109,418 $5,326 at 4.87%
5 Years and 7 Months $114,744 $4,563 at 3.98%
6 Years and 7 Months $119,307 $3,991 at 3.35%

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: $52,427 at the low experience of Entry Level; $114,744 at the average experience of 5 Years and 7 Months; and, $140,145 at the top experience of 13 Years and 6 Months.

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
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low Entry Level $52,427 $23,430 at 44.69%
Average 5 Years and 7 Months $114,744 $4,563 at 3.98%
Top 13 Years and 6 Months $140,145 $2,138 at 1.53%

Qualifications

Description

Security of information technology operations, with threat testing, and ID access and data integrity protection, 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;
  • Information Assurance,
    Data Leak, Data Loss, Data Protect, Data Recover, DLP or Information Assurance.

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,
12.1% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
14.5% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
42.7% of job descriptions;
Associate of Arts/Science Degree,
4% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
46% of job descriptions;
Nessus,
8.9% of job descriptions;
Puppet,
4% of job descriptions;
Scrum software methodology,
3.2% of job descriptions;
CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional),
12.9% of job descriptions;
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker),
10.5% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Azure,
12.1% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
8.9% of job descriptions.

Location

Chicago, IL

Illinois,
Addison, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Batavia, Barrington, Berwyn, Bollingbrook, Boone, Buffalo Grove, Burbank, Calumet City, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Chicago Heights, Chicago, Cicero, Cook County, Crystal Lake, De Kalb County, De Kalb, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, DuPage County, East Chicago, Elgin, Elk Grove, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Evanston, Geneva, Glendale Heights, Glenview, Grundy County, Hanover Park, Harvard, Harvey, Highland Park, Hines, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Homewood, Itasca, Joliet, Kane County, Kankakee County, Kendall County, Lake County, Lake Forest, Lansing, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lombard, Maywood, McHenry County, Morris, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Naperville, Niles, Norridge, North Chicago, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Ogle, Orland Park, Palatine, Park Forest, Park Ridge, Plano, Riverside, Riverwoods, Rochelle, Rockford, Rolling, Romeoville, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Skokie, St Charles, Streamwood, Tinley Park, Vernon Hills, Warrenville, Waukegan, Westchester, Wheaton, Wheeling, Will County, Wilmette, Winebago, Wood Dale and Woodridge;
Indiana,
Cedar Lake, Crown Point, East Chicago, Gary, Hammond, Hobart, Lake County, Lake, Merrilvilee, Merrilville, Portage, Porter County, and Valparaiso;
Wisconsin,
Kenosha County and Kenosha.

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