Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing and
Data Protection

United States Location

Cleveland - Akron
OH
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

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

Salary Average

$120,563

Experience Requirement

10 Years and 5 Months

Raise +1 Year

$2,737 at 2.27%

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Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 10 Years & 5 Months: $120,563 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $107,429 & $133,697; and, 5% of Jobs top $152,932.

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% $159,340
5% $152,932
10% $145,657
25% $133,697
33% $128,850
50% $120,563
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 10 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% $118,121 $123,005
25% $114,368 $126,757
33% $112,275 $128,850
50% $107,429 $133,697
67% $101,551 $139,575
95% $81,786 $159,340
Salary Average =

$120,563

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 10 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
9 Years and 5 Months $117,575 $2,987 at 2.54%
10 Years and 5 Months $120,563 $2,737 at 2.27%
11 Years and 5 Months $123,299 $2,525 at 2.05%

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: $68,893 at the low experience of 1 Year and 4 Months; $104,236 at the average experience of 5 Years and 11 Months; and, $120,800 at the top experience of 10 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

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,
54.4% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
8.8% of job descriptions;
Nessus,
21.1% of job descriptions;
Cisco,
28.1% of job descriptions;
SQL (Structured Query Language),
29.8% of job descriptions;
Splunk,
7% of job descriptions;
CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor),
57.9% of job descriptions;
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker),
45.6% of job descriptions;
GSEC (GIAC Security Essentials Certification),
43.9% of job descriptions;
CISM (Certified Information Security Manager),
49.1% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Azure,
10.5% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
14% of job descriptions.

Location

Cleveland, OH

Ohio,
Akron, Ashtabula County, Barberton, Bay Village, Beachwood, Bedford Heights, Bedford, Berea, Brecksville, Brunswick, Brookpark, Chagrin Falls, Cleveland Heights, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Cuyahoga Falls, Cuyahoga, East Cleveland, Elyra, Elyria, Euclid, Fairview Park, Garfield Heights, Geauga County, Geneva, Highland Heights, Hudson, Independence, Kent, Lake County, Lorain County, Lyndhurst, Maple Heights, Medina County, Mentor, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, Oakwood, Olmsted Falls, Parma Heights, Pepper Pike, Portage County, Richmond Heights, Rocky River, Seven Hills, Shaker Heights, Solon, South Euclid, Strongsville, Summit County, Twinsburg, Warrensville Heights, and Westlake.

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