It's a side effect of market forces. At our office we have no IT staff because we are a bunch of programmers that are well seasoned. We can step aside to let Joe, Jane or Robby to do what is needed and move forward. So in our size endeavor you would need to do more than the usual IT staffer.
There's also the issue of many folk that went for the IT career so a glut of folk to do that work. This will depress the wages. Fix? Do more than IT.
I have been in IT now for 10 years, I have a few certifications from Microsoft. I have worked with everything from desktop support from Windows 98 to Windows 8.1, server support, VMware, Citrix, networking, etc.
However, I can't seem to get a salary above $40K a year, I am in Canada, what am I doing wrong?
I feel that after 10 years and with my experience, I should be making more money...
Should I switch my career to Linux admin or rogramming, or stick with Microsoft administration.
I just started a new job at $38000 a year, after 3 months it goes up to $40, then after I get 2012 MS certifications as enterprise admin, it goes up to $43.
But I would like to be making closer to 60-70K a year, what do I have to do to geth there?
Any advice is greatly appreciated.