Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing and
Data Protection

United States Location

Los Angeles -
- Riverside - Orange County
CA, USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

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

Salary Average

$153,717

Experience Requirement

5 Years and 11 Months

Raise +1 Year

$5,709 at 3.71%

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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 & 11 Months: $153,717 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $134,439 & $172,996; and, 5% of Jobs top $201,229.

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% $210,635
5% $201,229
10% $190,551
25% $172,996
33% $165,882
50% $153,717
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 11 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% $150,133 $157,302
25% $144,625 $162,810
33% $141,553 $165,882
50% $134,439 $172,996
67% $125,811 $181,624
95% $96,799 $210,635
Salary Average =

$153,717

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 11 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 11 Months $147,110 $6,607 at 4.49%
5 Years and 11 Months $153,717 $5,709 at 3.71%
6 Years and 11 Months $159,427 $5,027 at 3.15%

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: $107,588 at the low experience of 1 Year and 4 Months; $153,717 at the average experience of 5 Years and 11 Months; and, $175,197 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
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low 1 Year and 4 Months $107,588 $15,189 at 14.12%
Average 5 Years and 11 Months $153,717 $5,710 at 3.71%
Top 10 Years and 6 Months $175,197 $3,519 at 2.01%

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

Los Angeles, CA

California,
Adelanto, Agoura, Agoura Hills, Alhambra, Aliso Viejo, Altadena, Anaheim, Apple Valley, Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Banning, Barstow, Beaumont, Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Blythe, Brea, Buena Park, Burbank, Calabasas, Calimesa, Camarillo, Canoga Park, Canyon Lake, Capistrano, Carson, Cathedral City, Century City, Cerritos, Chatsworth, Chino, Chino Hills, Claremont, Coachella, Colton, Commerce, Compton, Corona, Costa Mesa, Covina, Culver City, Cypress, Dana Point, Diamond Bar, Downey, Duarte, East Los Angeles, El Monte, El Segundo, Encino, Fillmore, Florence, Fontana, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Gardena, Glendale, Glendora, Hacienda Heights, Hawthorne, Hemet, Hesperia, Hollywood, Huntington Beach, Huntington Park, Indio, Industry, Inglewood, Irvine, La Habra, La Mirada, La Puente, La Quinta, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Elsinore, Lake Forest, Lakewood, Lancaster, Lawndale, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Lynwood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Maywood, Mission Viejo, Monrovia, Montclair, Montebello, Monterey Park, Moorpark, Moreno Valley, Needles, Newbury Park, Newport Beach, Northridge, Norwalk, Ojai, Ontario, Orange County, Oxnard, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Palmdale, Paramount, Pasadena, Perris, Pico Rivera, Placentia, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Redondo Beach, Reseda, Rialto, Riverside, Riverside County, Rosemead, Rowland Heights, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, San Clemente, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Santa Clarita, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Monica, Santa Paula, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, South Gate, Sun City, Sylmar, Temecula, Temple City, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Tustin, Twentynine Palms, Universal City, Upland, Valencia, Valle Vista, Van Nuys, Veijo, Venice, Ventura, Ventura County, Victorville, Walnut, West Covina, West Hills, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, Westminster, Westmont, Whittier, Willow Brook, Woodland Hills, Yorba Linda, Yucaipa and Yucca Valley.

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