Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
US Government
Threat Testing

United States Location

Houston - Galveston - Brazoria
TX
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 1/1/21 to 12/31/21

Salary Average

$106,841

Experience Requirement

5 Years and 1 Month

Raise +1 Year

$21,411 at 20.04%

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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 & 1 Month: $106,841 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $90,547 & $123,134; and, 5% of Jobs top $146,666.

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.

$282,899 = 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 1/1/21 to 12/31/21.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $154,350
5% $146,666
10% $137,836
25% $123,134
33% $117,132
50% $106,841
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 1 Month Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $103,806 $109,875
25% $99,146 $114,535
33% $96,549 $117,132
50% $90,547 $123,134
67% $83,297 $130,384
95% $59,332 $154,350
Salary Average =

$106,841

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 and 1 Month Experience.

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Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
4 Years and 1 Month $81,630 $25,211 at 30.88%
5 Years and 1 Month $106,841 $21,411 at 20.04%
6 Years and 1 Month $128,252 $18,609 at 14.51%

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: $86,154 at the low experience of 4 Years and 3 Months; $133,137 at the average experience of 6 Years and 4 Months; and, $167,150 at the top experience of 8 Years and 4 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

13 Years and 11 Months = 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 1/1/21 to 12/31/21.

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Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top

Qualifications

Description

Security of federal government information technology operations, with threat testing, is the position's primary responsibility.

Skills

The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • IT Security,
    Cybersecurity, Infosec or Information Technology (IT) Security;
  • USA Government agency or department;
  • 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.

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,
2% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
2.4% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
44.7% of job descriptions;
CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor),
36.8% of job descriptions;
CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional),
4% of job descriptions;
Requirement Specification,
Business Specification, Design Specification, Functional Specification, Requirement Gathering, Requirement Documentation, Requirement Specification, Software Specification, Technical Specification or User Specification,
7.1% of job descriptions.

Location

Houston, TX

Texas,
Aldine, Baytown, Beaumont Place, Bellaire, Brazoria, Chambers, Chnnelview, Cloverleaf, Conroe, Deer Park, Fort Bend, Freeport, Friendswood, Galena Park, Galveston, Harris, Houston, Jacinto City, Kingwood, La Porte, Lake Jackson, League City, Liberty, Missouri City, Montgomery, Pasadena, Spring, South Houston, Texas City, Waller, West Unversity Place and Woodlands.

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