As you know the RHCA is one of the top, and more difficult, IT certification on Red Hat Linux. If you have this it means to have made a minimum investment of at least € 15,000 in training.
And of course this is not enough to pass the exam, it is necessary a considerable personal effort.
By the way certainly if one were to do all this for 900 eur per month he would be a fool al least.
Luckily in Europe and the USA IT professionals are paid like should.
Staff and Entry-level Positions
Again from USA. In the first post i was wrong, but i forgot that many USA city are named as the their European Countrepart.
In Europa i have not found an equivalent of the "It Salary Report". Perhaps for the Italy should be
better to change in the above "ey" with "ival" if one want to obtain, this time, a true Italian Record (Thanks to Dario Fazio for this very nice indication posted on Linkedin). Aside, if someone find more info for the Europe i am glad to report here.
I have found only this for the UK http://www.michaelpage.co.uk/content/15698/salary-survey.html
This is a survey in Germany
I think it look better that in Italy. Or almost of what those "troll" want offer in their job research. In effect some time ago Assintel published a report on the IT profession , by geographical area and by job http://www.assintel.it/jsp/download.jsp?go=../INDAGINI/Osservatorio2010_volume.zip (requires registration) (for the 2009 period anyway). These data seem more reasonable than they would like to offer the "troll", at least for overcoming the threshold of survival for some IT profession, at least. Recent jobs recruting offered on LinkedIn for RHCA / RHCT seem to confirm my hypothesis. For example this link (http://tinyurl.com/65q85tv) contains the following offer
"U.S. GLOBAL INDUSTRY LEADER REQUIRES SYSTEM & APPLICATIONS ENGINEER IN AMSTERDAM, EU Candidates ONLY, PERMANENT ROLE" That Applicants must have The following are interested;
A Minimum of 5 years experience as a system administrator
Minimum of 5 years experience in installing, configuring, troubleshooting and tuning Java applications
Experience in Shell, Perl, Python or similar scripting languages to automate common tasks.
Experience with LDAP and SSL setup and configuration.
Experience with NFS setup, configuration, and tuning.
What's on Offer
Between base salary of 50.000 to 65.000 Euros
Bonus scheme of up to 7%
20 days Holiday
Collective Healthcare Insurance
Not bad at all, isn't it ?
Concluding, i think that this sorry state It 's a further effect of the well know "bunga bunga", the severe economic crisis of Italy, but perhaps more important the Italian serious moral crisis. And no, it's not what I will want for my children, ever.
he full report can be purchased here http://www.odmconsulting.com/it/store/rapporto-sulle-retribuzioni.html)