Senior systems engineer

Recruiter AbsoluteIT responds to reader questions

Senior systems engineer writes: My job involves responsibility for the network infrastructure at the software development company in Christchurch where I work. I have been in the role for four years. My skills include Active Directory 2003, Exchange ISA 2004, VMware ESX Server and virtual centre, NetWare and Citrix. Previous roles include various consultancy roles and career highlights include being voted IT employee of the year and various migrations throughout the company. My team looks after the Asia–Pacific region for our company, which is large. I have qualifications in NetWare and Citrix and some Microsoft qualifications. I am regarded as the second-in-command for a group of approximately 12 in our team and am responsible for all day-to-day decisions.

AbsoluteIT replies: It sounds like you are currently in an interesting role and have had good opportunities within your company. Given your experience and location in Christchurch, we would estimate that you are worth between $75,000 and $85,000. This would be dependent on your previous experience consulting and how many years you did this before joining your current company.

Graphic designer writes: My job involves working in the web development arena for a diverse range of customers, enabling growth and the use of new technologies. I work in the advertising industry in Auckland and have been in the role for four years. I have advanced skills in Adobe and Macromedia products and have held other graphic and web design roles prior to my current one. My qualifications include a Bachelor of Graphic Design.

AbsoluteIT replies: Given that you have over four years’ experience in the industry, we believe you would be worth between $48,000 and $70,000. It is difficult to gauge your exact worth without seeing the strength of your portfolio.

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