Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing and
Intrusion Response

United States Location

Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater
FL
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

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

Salary Average

$110,137

Experience Requirement

6 Years

Raise +1 Year

$5,516 at 5.01%

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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: $110,137 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $96,914 & $123,361; and, 5% of Jobs top $142,487.

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% $148,746
5% $142,487
10% $135,304
25% $123,361
33% $118,489
50% $110,137
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% $107,675 $112,599
25% $103,894 $116,381
33% $101,786 $118,489
50% $96,914 $123,361
67% $91,027 $129,248
95% $71,529 $148,746
Salary Average =

$110,137

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 $103,745 $6,392 at 6.16%
6 Years $110,137 $5,516 at 5.01%
7 Years $115,653 $4,850 at 4.19%

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: $62,125 at the low experience of 1 Year and 3 Months; $110,137 at the average experience of 6 Years; and, $131,438 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 $62,125 $15,847 at 25.51%
Average 6 Years $110,137 $5,516 at 5.01%
Top 10 Years and 9 Months $131,438 $3,339 at 2.54%

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

Tampa - St. Petersburg, FL

Florida,
Alachua, Bay Pines, Brandon, Brooksville, Carrollwood, Clair-Mel City, Clearwater, Dade City, Dunedin, Egypt Lake, Gulfport, Hernando County, High Point, Hillsborough County, Lake Magdalene, Largo, Lealmen, Lutz, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Pasco County, Petersburg, Pinellas County, Pinellas, Pinellas Park, Plant City, Rocky Creek, Ruskin, Safety Harbor, Seminole, South Pasadena, Spring Hill, St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg, Sun City Center, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Tarpon Springs, Temple Terrace, Treasure Island, University Wet and Zephyrhills.

These locations are all included in the Tampa - St. Petersburg, FL metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).