Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing and
Intrusion Response

United States Location

Denver - Boulder - Greeley
CO
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

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

Salary Average

$109,598

Experience Requirement

6 Years and 1 Month

Raise +1 Year

$5,099 at 4.65%

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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: $109,598 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $95,004 & $124,192; and, 5% of Jobs top $145,312.

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% $152,228
5% $145,312
10% $137,378
25% $124,192
33% $118,815
50% $109,598
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% $106,881 $112,315
25% $102,708 $116,489
33% $100,382 $118,815
50% $95,004 $124,192
67% $88,505 $130,691
95% $66,968 $152,228
Salary Average =

$109,598

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 $103,727 $5,871 at 5.66%
6 Years and 1 Month $109,598 $5,099 at 4.65%
7 Years and 1 Month $114,698 $4,508 at 3.93%

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: $65,602 at the low experience of 1 Year and 3 Months; $109,598 at the average experience of 6 Years and 1 Month; and, $129,709 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 $65,602 $14,033 at 21.39%
Average 6 Years and 1 Month $109,598 $5,100 at 4.65%
Top 10 Years and 11 Months $129,709 $3,121 at 2.41%

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

Denver, CO

Colorado,
Adams, Arapahoe, Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Brighton, Broadway Estates, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Cherry Hills Village, Cherry Knolls, Commerce City, Denver, Douglas, Dupont, Edgewater, Englewood, Evergreen, Federal Heights, Fort Lupton, Golden, Greeley, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Jefferson, Lafayetville, Lakewood, Littleton, Loisville, Longmont, Northglen, Parker, Sheridan, Sherrelwood, Thornton, Weld, Westminster, Wheat Ridge and Windsor.

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