Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing,
Intrusion Response
and Data Protection

United States Location

Austin - San Marcos
TX
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

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

Salary Average

$123,022

Experience Requirement

5 Years

Raise +1 Year

$5,146 at 4.18%

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Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 5 Years: $123,022 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $109,258 & $136,787; and, 5% of Jobs top $156,870.

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% $163,526
5% $156,870
10% $149,290
25% $136,787
33% $131,710
50% $123,022
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 5 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% $120,462 $125,582
25% $116,528 $129,516
33% $114,335 $131,710
50% $109,258 $136,787
67% $103,107 $142,937
95% $82,518 $163,526
Salary Average =

$123,022

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 5 Years Experience.

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Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
4 Years $116,931 $6,091 at 5.21%
5 Years $123,022 $5,146 at 4.18%
6 Years $128,168 $4,455 at 3.48%

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: $62,698 at the low experience of Entry Level; $123,022 at the average experience of 5 Years; and, $146,370 at the top experience of 11 Years and 1 Month.

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 Entry Level $62,698 $23,507 at 37.49%
Average 5 Years $123,022 $5,146 at 4.18%
Top 11 Years and 1 Month $146,370 $2,649 at 1.81%

Qualifications

Description

Security of information technology operations, with threat testing, intrusion readiness-response and data integrity protection, 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;
  • Information Assurance,
    Data Leak, Data Loss, Data Protect, Data Recover, DLP or Information Assurance.

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,
8.5% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
11.3% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
56.3% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
18.3% of job descriptions;
Snort,
7% of job descriptions;
Micro Focus ArcSight,
2.8% of job descriptions;
Splunk,
12.7% of job descriptions;
SQL (Structured Query Language),
14.1% of job descriptions;
SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) ,
42.3% of job descriptions;
GSEC (GIAC Security Essentials Certification),
35.2% of job descriptions;
CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor),
9.9% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
7% of job descriptions.

Location

Austin, TX

Texas,
Austin, Bastrop, Caldwell, Georgetown, Hays, Lockhart, Round Rock, San Marcos, Taylor, Travis and Williamson.

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