Dear What Am I Worth
I am a 36-year-old analyst/programmer in Wellington, working in the IT section of a major bank. My duties include client liaison, design and development of user-interface,database and COM components.
I have 14 years' PC/LAN based development experience using a variety of PC-based languages. In the past six years, my skills have been primarily client-server/n-tier/intranet/web development, mainly on Microsoft platforms (Windows 3.x, 95, 98, NT 3.5, NT 4). I am not a graduate (still going through, via extramural).
All my training so far has been through industry courses, on-the-job and self-training.
IT @ Manpower replies: Analyst/programmers have to become senior analyst/programmers (and take responsibility for juniors and projects) to get through a barrier at around $65,000. However, your technical skills are much in demand and therefore you should be earning a premium above this figure, perhaps to $70,000.