Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing and
Intrusion Response

United States Location

Atlanta
GA
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

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

Salary Average

$135,200

Experience Requirement

6 Years and 1 Month

Raise +1 Year

$6,180 at 4.57%

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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: $135,200 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $120,116 & $150,284; and, 5% of Jobs top $172,107.

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% $179,251
5% $172,107
10% $163,911
25% $150,284
33% $144,727
50% $135,200
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% $132,392 $138,009
25% $128,078 $142,323
33% $125,674 $144,727
50% $120,116 $150,284
67% $113,399 $157,001
95% $91,149 $179,251
Salary Average =

$135,200

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 $128,027 $7,173 at 5.60%
6 Years and 1 Month $135,200 $6,180 at 4.57%
7 Years and 1 Month $141,380 $5,428 at 3.84%

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: $82,809 at the low experience of 1 Year and 5 Months; $135,200 at the average experience of 6 Years and 1 Month; and, $159,024 at the top experience of 10 Years and 10 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 5 Months $82,809 $17,391 at 21.00%
Average 6 Years and 1 Month $135,200 $6,180 at 4.57%
Top 10 Years and 10 Months $159,024 $3,724 at 2.34%

Qualifications

Description

Security of information technology operations, with threat testing and intrusion readiness-response, 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;
  • Intrusion Response,
    Forensics, Intrusion Detection, IDS (Intrusion Detection System), IPS (Intrusion Prevention System), SIEM (Security Information and Event Management), Aircrack-ng, Micro Focus ArcSight, QRadar, RSA Security, Snort or Trend Micro Internet Security.

Characteristics

A+ Skills
Additional IT skills requested in some job descriptions:
Project Lead,
Development Manager, Lead Developer, Project Lead, Project Manager, Project Supervisor, Team Lead, Team Supervisor or Technical Lead,
12.6% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
9.2% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
61.5% of job descriptions;
Fortune 500 Company,
4% of job descriptions;
Nessus,
8% of job descriptions;
Splunk,
41.4% of job descriptions;
QRadar,
25.3% of job descriptions;
Micro Focus ArcSight,
27.6% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
26.4% of job descriptions;
Google App Engine (GAE),
6.9% of job descriptions;
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker),
16.1% of job descriptions;
CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional),
10.9% of job descriptions.

Location

Atlanta, GA

Georgia,
Alpharetta, Atlanta, Barrow County, Bartow County, Belvedere, Brookhaven, Carroll County, Carrollton, Cartersville, Chamblee, Cherokee County, Clarkson, Clayton County, Cobb County, College Park, Conley, Conyers, Coweta County, Decatur, DeKalb County, Doraville, Douglas County, Druid Hills, Duluth, Dunaire, Dunwoody, East Marietta, East Point, Fair Oaks, Fayette County, Forest Park, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gresham Park, Griffin, Gwinnett County, Hapeville, Henry County, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Monroe, Newman, Newnan, Newton County, Norcross, North Decatur, Panthersville, Paulding County, Peachtree City, Pendley Hills, Pickens County, Rockdale County, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Scottdale, Smyrna, South Decatur, Spalding County, Suwanee, Tucker, Walton County, Walton and Winder.

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