Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing,
Intrusion Response
and Data Protection

United States Location

Dallas - Fort Worth
TX
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

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

Salary Average

$107,083

Experience Requirement

5 Years

Raise +1 Year

$4,841 at 4.52%

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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: $107,083 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $95,102 & $119,064; and, 5% of Jobs top $136,546.

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% $142,340
5% $136,546
10% $129,948
25% $119,064
33% $114,645
50% $107,083
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% $104,855 $109,312
25% $101,431 $112,736
33% $99,521 $114,645
50% $95,102 $119,064
67% $89,748 $124,418
95% $71,827 $142,340
Salary Average =

$107,083

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 $101,356 $5,727 at 5.65%
5 Years $107,083 $4,841 at 4.52%
6 Years $111,924 $4,192 at 3.75%

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: $50,649 at the low experience of Entry Level; $107,083 at the average experience of 5 Years; and, $129,060 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 $50,649 $21,888 at 43.22%
Average 5 Years $107,083 $4,841 at 4.52%
Top 11 Years and 1 Month $129,060 $2,495 at 1.93%

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

Dallas - Fort Worth, TX

Texas,
Addison, Allen, Arlington, Athens, Balch Springs, Bedford, Benbrook, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Celeste, Colleyville, Collin County, Commerce, Coppell, Corinth, Dallas County, Dallas, De Soto, Dennison, Denton County, Duncanville, Ellis County, Ennis, Euless, Everman, Farmers Beach, Forest Hill, Fort Worth, Garland, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Greenville, Haltom City, Henderson County, Highland, Hood County, Hunt County, Hurst, Irving, Johnson County, Kaufman County, Keller, Lancaster, Lewisville, Mesquite, North Richland Hills, Parker County, Plano, Richardson, Richland Hills, River Oaks, Rockwall County, Rowlett, Sachse, Saginaw, Sherman, Southlake, Tarrant County, Terrell, University Park, Watauga, Weatherford and White Settlement.

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