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02-01-2014 11:14 AM
lordlad Hi Kryptonite,

I am in the same industry as you, Enterprise IT. I am not sure your area of focus but my field is System Infrastructure, specifically Virtualisation & Storage.

I can tell you though if you want to stay in IT and earn more, there's only 2 areas to get into, either Management (Project Management or just Management) or technical specialisation.

I started as Desktop Helpdesk early in my career and i knew that path is going nowhere so I focused and pinpoint myself to a specialisation that so far payout decently (6k monthly, age 31 this year, only diploma and no degree).

If you want to get into technical specialisation though, experience and industrial certification is important. If you want to get into networking, you will need all the advanced networking certification (CCIE, JNCIA, etc). If you want to go into systems, that you need to choose an area, other than desktop or general windows server administration as those are considered low-level and doesn't really pay well. Focus into some sort of specialisation like Exchange, Databases, etc......those pay well and open more doors.

my 2 cents.
27-12-2013 07:28 AM
warning 1/2 the work done, but x4 amount of talk
27-12-2013 02:54 AM
Unregistered
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then yes, you are definitely underpaid.
can hire 2 indian degree holders with his salary.
26-12-2013 05:22 PM
warning might be of interest...
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/10174873
26-12-2013 12:53 PM
warning
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Originally Posted by Kryptonite View Post
I am doing system,network and overall IT operation management.
I do have multiple professional certifications that I have acquired over the years. cissp and ccnp are some of the certs that I have.
then yes, you are definitely underpaid.
26-12-2013 12:02 PM
Unregistered Should join a company where your skill is revenue generating (e.g. vendors) then your performance will be more closely related to your package.

Put 1.5 pages of experiences in your resume, and one liner on your degree, then another 0.5 page for your certs. You should sells well out there.
26-12-2013 10:45 AM
Kryptonite
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i still don't understand about your obsession with a degree. does a degree helps to contribute more cash flow or savings to your company? if no, then you have no bargaining chip.

If having a degree does helps to put in the extra knowledge gained and channel another say 15% of profits to the company, then maybe you can ask for 10% of commissions or increment. Otherwise, moving on to another job has its same effects - another company might be looking for a degree holder because he/she already learned the fundamentals/theories, or because the position requires so and they can afford it in order to fill a vacancy. what i'm trying to say it, the new job might have higher workload, new learning curves or new workflow in return for a small income increment.

And i don't think u're underpaid at all.

I get what you mean. thanks for sharing your view...
26-12-2013 10:45 AM
Kryptonite
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which area of IT? have you thought of getting professional certs instead?
try to jump over to the private sector... probably will be able to command a better salary.
I am doing system,network and overall IT operation management.
I do have multiple professional certifications that I have acquired over the years. cissp and ccnp are some of the certs that I have.

Going over to private sector seems to be the more appropriate path for me.
26-12-2013 09:59 AM
Unregistered i still don't understand about your obsession with a degree. does a degree helps to contribute more cash flow or savings to your company? if no, then you have no bargaining chip.

If having a degree does helps to put in the extra knowledge gained and channel another say 15% of profits to the company, then maybe you can ask for 10% of commissions or increment. Otherwise, moving on to another job has its same effects - another company might be looking for a degree holder because he/she already learned the fundamentals/theories, or because the position requires so and they can afford it in order to fill a vacancy. what i'm trying to say it, the new job might have higher workload, new learning curves or new workflow in return for a small income increment.

And i don't think u're underpaid at all.
26-12-2013 09:52 AM
warning which area of IT? have you thought of getting professional certs instead?
try to jump over to the private sector... probably will be able to command a better salary.
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