Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing and
Data Protection

United States Location

Colorado Springs
CO
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 9/1/20 to 8/31/21

Salary Average

$109,866

Experience Requirement

5 Years and 8 Months

Raise +1 Year

$5,814 at 5.29%

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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 & 8 Months: $109,866 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $94,763 & $124,969; and, 5% of Jobs top $147,103.

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.

$300,868 = 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 9/1/20 to 8/31/21.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $154,484
5% $147,103
10% $138,728
25% $124,969
33% $119,395
50% $109,866
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 8 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% $107,058 $112,673
25% $102,743 $116,988
33% $100,336 $119,395
50% $94,763 $124,969
67% $88,001 $131,730
95% $65,247 $154,484
Salary Average =

$109,866

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 8 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 8 Months $103,111 $6,754 at 6.55%
5 Years and 8 Months $109,866 $5,814 at 5.29%
6 Years and 8 Months $115,680 $5,104 at 4.41%

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: $60,074 at the low experience of 1 Year; $109,866 at the average experience of 5 Years and 8 Months; and, $132,266 at the top experience of 10 Years and 5 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

15 Years and 1 Month = 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 9/1/20 to 8/31/21.

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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 $60,074 $16,690 at 27.78%
Average 5 Years and 8 Months $109,866 $5,814 at 5.29%
Top 10 Years and 5 Months $132,266 $3,501 at 2.65%

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,
50.9% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
10.9% of job descriptions;
Nessus,
23.6% of job descriptions;
Cisco,
21.8% of job descriptions;
SQL (Structured Query Language),
23.6% of job descriptions;
Splunk,
9.1% of job descriptions;
CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor),
54.5% of job descriptions;
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker),
40% of job descriptions;
GSEC (GIAC Security Essentials Certification),
38.2% of job descriptions;
CISM (Certified Information Security Manager),
41.8% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Azure,
10.9% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
16.4% of job descriptions.

Location

Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado,
Colorado Springs, El Paso, Manitou Springs, Security-Widefield and Stratmoor Hills.

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