Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing and
Intrusion Response

United States Location

Dallas - Fort Worth
TX
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

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

Salary Average

$122,584

Experience Requirement

6 Years and 1 Month

Raise +1 Year

$6,416 at 5.23%

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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: $122,584 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $108,907 & $136,260; and, 5% of Jobs top $156,046.

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% $162,524
5% $156,046
10% $148,615
25% $136,260
33% $131,221
50% $122,584
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% $120,037 $125,130
25% $116,126 $129,041
33% $113,946 $131,221
50% $108,907 $136,260
67% $102,817 $142,350
95% $82,643 $162,524
Salary Average =

$122,584

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 $115,179 $7,404 at 6.43%
6 Years and 1 Month $122,584 $6,416 at 5.23%
7 Years and 1 Month $128,999 $5,661 at 4.39%

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: $69,922 at the low experience of 1 Year and 5 Months; $122,584 at the average experience of 6 Years and 1 Month; and, $147,477 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 $69,922 $17,063 at 24.40%
Average 6 Years and 1 Month $122,584 $6,415 at 5.23%
Top 10 Years and 10 Months $147,477 $3,927 at 2.66%

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

Dallas - Fort Worth, TX

Texas,
Addison, Allen, Arlington, Athens, Balch Springs, Bedford, Benbrook, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Celeste, Colleyville, Collin County, Commerce, Coppell, Corinth, Dallas County, Dallas, De Soto, Dennison, Denton County, Duncanville, Ellis County, Ennis, Euless, Everman, Farmers Beach, Forest Hill, Fort Worth, Garland, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Greenville, Haltom City, Henderson County, Highland, Hood County, Hunt County, Hurst, Irving, Johnson County, Kaufman County, Keller, Lancaster, Lewisville, Mesquite, North Richland Hills, Parker County, Plano, Richardson, Richland Hills, River Oaks, Rockwall County, Rowlett, Sachse, Saginaw, Sherman, Southlake, Tarrant County, Terrell, University Park, Watauga, Weatherford and White Settlement.

These locations are all included in the Dallas - Fort Worth, TX metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).