I am just a Windows/AD/Network Admin, and I get "headhunter" emails all the time. To read the position descriptions nowadays is hysterical. Most describe the duties of a full on DBA, a Network Engineer, a Help Desk Tech, and a Programmer. Not to mention specific SAN and Virtualization mastery. They want a 4 year degree (understandable for a large organization), and it's usually understood that you end up doing some Help Desk type work on occasion. But they only want to pay for a level 1 Help Desk tech. It is laughable that they make their offers with a straight face like there is a thousand IT Admins out there chomping at the bit to work for $40,000.00 a year. They may have gotten spoiled after the tech bubble burst years ago, when many of us were out of work and starving. But those days are long gone in my opinion. They may get some young kid fresh out ITT Tech for that, but you only get what you pay for. That's not to say there aren't some serious prodigy's out there, but most of us older guys with much more field experience, and usually a better work ethic just won't work for that kind of money.