Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing and
Intrusion Response

United States Location

Colorado Springs
CO
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 7/1/20 to 6/30/21

Salary Average

$109,314

Experience Requirement

6 Years and 1 Month

Raise +1 Year

$6,871 at 6.29%

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Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 6 Years & 1 Month: $109,314 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $94,757 & $123,870; and, 5% of Jobs top $144,934.

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.

$295,520 = 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 7/1/20 to 6/30/21.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $151,833
5% $144,934
10% $137,021
25% $123,870
33% $118,506
50% $109,314
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% $106,604 $112,024
25% $102,441 $116,186
33% $100,121 $118,506
50% $94,757 $123,870
67% $88,275 $130,352
95% $66,794 $151,833
Salary Average =

$109,314

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 $101,434 $7,879 at 7.77%
6 Years and 1 Month $109,314 $6,871 at 6.29%
7 Years and 1 Month $116,185 $6,093 at 5.24%

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: $51,507 at the low experience of 1 Year and 3 Months; $109,314 at the average experience of 6 Years and 1 Month; and, $136,535 at the top experience of 10 Years and 11 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

14 Years and 8 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 7/1/20 to 6/30/21.

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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 3 Months $51,507 $18,056 at 35.06%
Average 6 Years and 1 Month $109,314 $6,871 at 6.29%
Top 10 Years and 11 Months $136,535 $4,250 at 3.11%

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,
12.1% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
8.5% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
64.2% of job descriptions;
Fortune 500 Company,
3.6% of job descriptions;
Nessus,
10.3% of job descriptions;
Splunk,
38.2% of job descriptions;
QRadar,
26.1% of job descriptions;
Micro Focus ArcSight,
24.8% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
27.9% of job descriptions;
Google App Engine (GAE),
6.7% of job descriptions;
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker),
13.3% of job descriptions;
CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional),
10.3% 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).