Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing,
Intrusion Response
and Data Protection

United States Location

Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill
NC - SC
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

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

Salary Average

$115,561

Experience Requirement

5 Years

Raise +1 Year

$4,035 at 3.49%

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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: $115,561 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $102,631 & $128,490; and, 5% of Jobs top $147,356.

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% $153,608
5% $147,356
10% $140,236
25% $128,490
33% $123,722
50% $115,561
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% $113,156 $117,966
25% $109,461 $121,661
33% $107,400 $123,722
50% $102,631 $128,490
67% $96,853 $134,268
95% $77,513 $153,608
Salary Average =

$115,561

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 $110,779 $4,782 at 4.32%
5 Years $115,561 $4,035 at 3.49%
6 Years $119,596 $3,490 at 2.92%

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: $67,572 at the low experience of Entry Level; $115,561 at the average experience of 5 Years; and, $133,837 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 $67,572 $18,929 at 28.01%
Average 5 Years $115,561 $4,035 at 3.49%
Top 11 Years and 1 Month $133,837 $2,069 at 1.55%

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

Charlotte, NC

North Carolina,
Cabarrus, Charlotte, Concord, Gaston, Gastonia, Kannapolis, Lincoln, Lincolton, Mecklenburg, Monroe, Rowan, Salisbury and Union;
South Carolina,
Rock Hill and York.

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