I got a job offer from IBM as Network Administrator - Band 7. They are offering £ 48K and as per manager this the maximum money he can offer for this position. I have to support their Lotuslive operation.
I have 8 years experience both technical and non technical mainly on networking/operational environment.
I was expecting anything between £ 55-60k.
I have spoken with another IBMer whom I know for a while and he says you just need to push him for more money and don`t step back otherwise you will be on the same salary for some time. Its very hard to move to next level within IBM mainly because of politics.
What are your thoughts ? Any advice ? Should I ask for more money or simply avail the opportunity to move in first and later look for better opportunities within IBM ?
Thanks in advance !