Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing and
Intrusion Response

United States Location

United States of America

Competitive Position® Salary Report

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

Salary Average

$126,297

Experience Requirement

6 Years

Raise +1 Year

$6,965 at 5.51%

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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: $126,297 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $111,133 & $141,460; and, 5% of Jobs top $163,392.

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% $170,570
5% $163,392
10% $155,156
25% $141,460
33% $135,873
50% $126,297
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% $123,473 $129,120
25% $119,137 $133,456
33% $116,720 $135,873
50% $111,133 $141,460
67% $104,382 $148,211
95% $82,023 $170,570
Salary Average =

$126,297

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 $118,256 $8,041 at 6.80%
6 Years $126,297 $6,965 at 5.51%
7 Years $133,262 $6,144 at 4.61%

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: $67,096 at the low experience of 1 Year and 3 Months; $126,297 at the average experience of 6 Years; and, $153,313 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 $67,096 $19,180 at 28.59%
Average 6 Years $126,297 $6,965 at 5.51%
Top 10 Years and 9 Months $153,313 $4,260 at 2.78%

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

United States of America