If you have fully explored your prospects with you current employer and have decided that they are limited and not conducive to the career path you have plotted, then it might well be the time to seek the ideal career opportunity. Make sure you have a plan & speak to your Recruiter (Recruitment Agency) & discuss your plan with him/her. The Recruiter should be able to bounce ideas around and once you both have agreed to the options that you would like to consider, then keep in touch with your recruiter & work closely with him to explore the available options. Apply only for those positions which will forward your career goals, so that you do not get side-tracked. Although money is obviously important, take a long term career view rather than short term monetary benefits. You can plot your career path & make it happen.