IT staff are finding it very difficult in the present climate. there are a lot of IT jobs going to India (BA were one of the many) and all ports East. Most systems admin. work can be done over the wires so it is not necessary to have IT staff in the same country as the computers.
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There is nothing wrong in getting a qualification and it can be useful but I would not rely on it magically providing a job.
A company that I do a lot of work for, advertised in March for a junior admin to assist on their network. There were 280 applicants and half were over qualified. The job was paying £15k p.a. I leave you to draw your own conclusions.