Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing and
Data Protection

United States Location

Washington - Baltimore
DC - MD - VA - WV
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

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

Salary Average

$132,724

Experience Requirement

5 Years and 8 Months

Raise +1 Year

$6,191 at 4.66%

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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: $132,724 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $114,478 & $150,969; and, 5% of Jobs top $177,708.

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% $186,625
5% $177,708
10% $167,591
25% $150,969
33% $144,236
50% $132,724
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% $129,332 $136,116
25% $124,119 $141,328
33% $121,211 $144,236
50% $114,478 $150,969
67% $106,310 $159,137
95% $78,822 $186,625
Salary Average =

$132,724

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 $125,529 $7,195 at 5.73%
5 Years and 8 Months $132,724 $6,191 at 4.66%
6 Years and 8 Months $138,914 $5,433 at 3.91%

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: $79,560 at the low experience of 1 Year; $132,724 at the average experience of 5 Years and 8 Months; and, $156,564 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 $79,560 $17,860 at 22.45%
Average 5 Years and 8 Months $132,724 $6,190 at 4.66%
Top 10 Years and 5 Months $156,564 $3,724 at 2.38%

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

Washington, DC

Washington, D.C.,
District of Columbia, Anacostia, Georgetown and Washington DC;
Maryland,
Aberdeen, Adelphi, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Anne Arundel, Arundel Village, Aspen Hill, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Beltsville, Berwyn Heights, Bethesda, Bladensburg, Bowie, Brighton, Brooklyn Park, Brunswick, Calvert County, Calvert, Calverton, Camp Springs, Capital Heights, Carney, Carroll County, Carroll, Charles County, Cheverly, Chevy Chase, Chillum, Clarksburg, Clinton, Colesville, College Park, Columbia, Coral Heights, Crofton, District Heights, Dundalk, Edgewood, Elk Ridge, Elkridge, Ellicot City, Emory Grove, Essex, Fairland, Forest Heights, Forestville, Fort Meade, Frederick County, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Glassmanor, Glen Burnie, Glenarden, Glenn Dale, Greenbelt, Hagerstown, Halethorpe, Halfway, Hanover, Harford County, Harford, Havre de Grace, Hillcrest Heights, Howard County, Hunt Valley, Hyattsville, Joppatown, Kent Village, Kenwood, Kettering, Landover, Langley Park, Lanham, Lansdowne, Largo, Laural, Laurel, Lewisdale, Linthicum, Lochern, Lutherville, Lynne Acres, Manchester, Marley, Middle River, Montgomery County, Montgomery Village, Montpelier, New Carrolton, Oak View, Owings Mills, Oxon Hill, Palmer Park, Parkville, Perry Hall, Pikesville, Potomac, Prince Georges County, Prince Georges, Pumphry, Queen Anne's County, Randallstown, Randolph Hills, Reisterstown, Riverdale, Rockville, Savage, Seabrook, Seat Pleasant, Severn, Severna Park, Silver Spring, South Gate, St. Charles, Suitland, Takoma Park, Taneytown, Thurmont, Timonium, Towson, Upper Marlboro, Waldorf, Washington County, West Edmondale, Westminster, Wheaton, White Oak, Woodlawn and Woodmoor;
Virginia,
Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington County, Arlington, Ashburn, Baileys Crossroads, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Clarke County, Crystal City, Culpeper County, Culpeper, Dale City, Dulles Corridor, Dulles International Airport, Engleside, Fairfax County, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fauquier, Fort Belvoir, Franconia, Fredericksburg, Front Royal, Groveton, Herndon, Huntington, King George County, Kings Park, Kings Park West, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Loudoun, Manassas Park, Manassas, McLean, North Springfield, Northern Virginia, Oakton, Pimmit Hills, Prince William County, Reston, Rose Hill, Rosslyn, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania, Springfield, Stafford County, Stafford, Sterling, Tyson's Corner, Quantico, Vienna, Warren County, Warrenton, Watneswood, West Springfield and Woodbridge;
West Virginia,
Berkeley County, Charlestown, Harper's Ferry, Jefferson County, Martinsburg and Ranson.

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