Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing and
Data Protection

United States Location

United States of America

Competitive Position® Salary Report

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

Salary Average

$116,361

Experience Requirement

6 Years and 1 Month

Raise +1 Year

$5,352 at 4.60%

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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: $116,361 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $98,952 & $133,769; and, 5% of Jobs top $159,200.

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% $167,641
5% $159,200
10% $149,596
25% $133,769
33% $127,348
50% $116,361
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% $113,123 $119,598
25% $108,148 $124,573
33% $105,374 $127,348
50% $98,952 $133,769
67% $91,169 $141,553
95% $65,080 $167,641
Salary Average =

$116,361

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 $110,193 $6,168 at 5.60%
6 Years and 1 Month $116,361 $5,352 at 4.60%
7 Years and 1 Month $121,713 $4,727 at 3.88%

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: $75,482 at the low experience of 1 Year and 7 Months; $116,361 at the average experience of 6 Years and 1 Month; and, $136,293 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 $75,482 $13,261 at 17.57%
Average 6 Years and 1 Month $116,361 $5,352 at 4.60%
Top 10 Years and 7 Months $136,293 $3,356 at 2.46%

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

United States of America