Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing and
Intrusion Response

United States Location

Philadelphia - Wilmington -
- Atlantic City, PA - NJ - DE - MD
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

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

Salary Average

$125,216

Experience Requirement

6 Years

Raise +1 Year

$7,416 at 5.92%

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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: $125,216 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $110,183 & $140,250; and, 5% of Jobs top $161,994.

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% $169,111
5% $161,994
10% $153,828
25% $140,250
33% $134,711
50% $125,216
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 6 Years Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $122,417 $128,015
25% $118,118 $132,315
33% $115,721 $134,711
50% $110,183 $140,250
67% $103,489 $146,943
95% $81,322 $169,111
Salary Average =

$125,216

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 Experience.

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Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
5 Years $116,678 $8,538 at 7.32%
6 Years $125,216 $7,416 at 5.92%
7 Years $132,632 $6,555 at 4.94%

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: $63,216 at the low experience of 1 Year and 3 Months; $125,216 at the average experience of 6 Years; and, $154,067 at the top experience of 10 Years and 9 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 and 3 Months $63,216 $19,821 at 31.35%
Average 6 Years $125,216 $7,416 at 5.92%
Top 10 Years and 9 Months $154,067 $4,568 at 2.96%

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,
12.2% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
8.8% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
64.6% of job descriptions;
Fortune 500 Company,
3.9% of job descriptions;
Nessus,
9.9% of job descriptions;
Splunk,
40.9% of job descriptions;
QRadar,
26.5% of job descriptions;
Micro Focus ArcSight,
26.5% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
27.1% of job descriptions;
Google App Engine (GAE),
6.6% of job descriptions;
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker),
13.8% of job descriptions;
CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional),
10.5% of job descriptions.

Location

Philadelphia, PA

Delaware,
Claymont, Middletown, New Castle County, New Castle, Newark and Wilmington;
Maryland,
Cecil County;
New Jersey,
Absecon, Almonesson, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, Audubon, Barrington, Bellmawr, Berlin, Blackwood, Bridgeton, Browns Mills, Burlington County, Burlington, Buena, Camden County, Camden, Cape May County, Cape May, Carneys Point, Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson, Clementon, Collingswood, Cumberland County, Deepwater, Delanco, Delran, Dentford, Edgewater Park, Egg Harbor City, Fairview, Gibbstown, Glassboro NJ, Gloucester City, Gloucester County, Grenloch, Haddonfield, Hammonton, Lindenwood, Magnolia, Maple Shade, Marlton, Medford, Merchantsville, Millville, Moorestown, Mount Laurel, National Park, North Wildwood, Palmyra, Paulsboro, Penns Grove, Pennsauken, Pennsville, Pine Hill, Pomona, Rancocas, Riverside, Runnemede, Salem County, Somerdale, South Jersey, Southern New Jersey, Stratford, Swedesboro, Turnersville, Villas, Vineland, West Berlin, Westville, Williamstown, Willingboro, Woodbury Heights and Woodbury;
Pennsylvania,
Abington, Ambler, Aston, Bala, Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, Berwyn, Blue Bell, Bristol, Broomall, Bryn Mawr, Bucks County, Chadds Ford, Cheltenham, Chester County, Chester, Chesterbrook, Clifton Heights, Coatesville, Collegeville, Collingdale, Concordville, Conshohocken, Croydon, Darby, Delaware County, Devon, Downingtown, Doylestown, Drexel Heights, Essington, Exton, Folcroft, Folsom, Fort Washington, Frazer, Glenolden, Glenside, Harleysville, Hatboro, Hatfield, Haverford, Haverton, Horsham, Huntington Valley, Jamison, Jenkintown, Kennett Square, King of Prussia, Kulpsville, Lafayette Hill, Langhorne, Lansdale, Lansdowne, Levittown, Limerick, Malvern, Media, Melrose Park, Merion Station, Montgomery County, New Hope, Newtown, Newtown Square, Norristown, Norwood, Oreland, Paoli, Penn Valley, Penn Wynne, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Plymouth Meeting, Pottstown, Prospect Park, Quakertown, Radnor, Richboro, Ridley Park, Roslyn, Sellersville, Sharon Hill, Southampton, Spring House, Springfield, Swarthmore, Tredyffrin, Trevose, Upper Darby, Valley Forge, Villanova, Warminster, Washington Crossing, WaWa, Wayne, West Bristol, West Point, Willow Grove, Woodlyn, Wynnewood, Yardley and Yeadon.

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