Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing
Malware-Intrusion Response,
ID Access and Data Protection

United States Location

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

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 1/1/21 to 12/31/21

Salary Average

$136,564

Experience Requirement

5 Years and 5 Months

Raise +1 Year

$3,372 at 2.47%

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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 & 5 Months: $136,564 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $114,646 & $158,481; and, 5% of Jobs top $190,371.

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.

$282,899 = 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 1/1/21 to 12/31/21.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $200,897
5% $190,371
10% $178,355
25% $158,481
33% $150,400
50% $136,564
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 5 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% $132,486 $140,642
25% $126,220 $146,907
33% $122,727 $150,400
50% $114,646 $158,481
67% $104,864 $168,264
95% $72,231 $200,897
Salary Average =

$136,564

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 5 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 5 Months $132,638 $3,926 at 2.96%
5 Years and 5 Months $136,564 $3,372 at 2.47%
6 Years and 5 Months $139,935 $2,955 at 2.11%

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: $98,813 at the low experience of 2 Months; $136,564 at the average experience of 5 Years and 5 Months; and, $150,556 at the top experience of 10 Years and 8 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

13 Years and 11 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 1/1/21 to 12/31/21.

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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 2 Months $98,813 $13,093 at 13.25%
Average 5 Years and 5 Months $136,564 $3,371 at 2.47%
Top 10 Years and 8 Months $150,556 $1,938 at 1.29%

Qualifications

Description

Security of information technology operations, with threat testing, malware-intrusion readiness-response, 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;
  • Intrusion Response,
    Forensics, Intrusion Detection, IDS (Intrusion Detection System), IPS (Intrusion Prevention System), SIEM (Security Information and Event Management), Aircrack-ng, Micro Focus ArcSight, QRadar, RSA Security, Snort or Trend Micro Internet Security;
  • Malware,
    Malware, Spyware, Virus or Worms;
  • 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,
9.1% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
10.2% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
67% of job descriptions;
Associate of Arts/Science Degree,
20.5% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
11.4% of job descriptions;
QRadar,
8% of job descriptions;
Microsoft SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager),
14.8% of job descriptions;
Palo Alto Networks firewall,
10.2% of job descriptions;
Splunk,
13.6% of job descriptions;
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker),
22.7% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Azure,
26.1% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
29.5% 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).