Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing and
Data Protection

United States Location

Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill
NC - SC
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

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

Salary Average

$111,927

Experience Requirement

6 Years and 1 Month

Raise +1 Year

$4,014 at 3.59%

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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 & 1 Month: $111,927 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $95,182 & $128,673; and, 5% of Jobs top $153,134.

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% $161,254
5% $153,134
10% $143,896
25% $128,673
33% $122,496
50% $111,927
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 6 Years and 1 Month Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $108,813 $115,041
25% $104,028 $119,827
33% $101,359 $122,496
50% $95,182 $128,673
67% $87,695 $136,159
95% $62,601 $161,254
Salary Average =

$111,927

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 1 Month 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 1 Month $107,273 $4,654 at 4.34%
6 Years and 1 Month $111,927 $4,014 at 3.59%
7 Years and 1 Month $115,941 $3,528 at 3.04%

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: $80,270 at the low experience of 1 Year and 7 Months; $111,927 at the average experience of 6 Years and 1 Month; and, $126,778 at the top experience of 10 Years and 7 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 1 Year and 7 Months $80,270 $10,516 at 13.10%
Average 6 Years and 1 Month $111,927 $4,014 at 3.59%
Top 10 Years and 7 Months $126,778 $2,476 at 1.95%

Qualifications

Description

Security of information technology operations, with threat testing 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;
  • 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:
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
58.5% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
7.7% of job descriptions;
Nessus,
20% of job descriptions;
Cisco,
36.9% of job descriptions;
SQL (Structured Query Language),
35.4% of job descriptions;
Splunk,
4.6% of job descriptions;
CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor),
56.9% of job descriptions;
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker),
49.2% of job descriptions;
GSEC (GIAC Security Essentials Certification),
52.3% of job descriptions;
CISM (Certified Information Security Manager),
52.3% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Azure,
10.8% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
10.8% of job descriptions.

Location

Charlotte, NC

North Carolina,
Cabarrus, Charlotte, Concord, Gaston, Gastonia, Kannapolis, Lincoln, Lincolton, Mecklenburg, Monroe, Rowan, Salisbury and Union;
South Carolina,
Rock Hill and York.

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