The NZ Herald's article says that more women need to get into technology jobs because the average salary is (they claim) $100,000. In reality the average salary is probably not even $50,000. Depending on the company that's hiring and what they want, they can pay over $40,000 for a new employee, if the person knows a specific language very well. That doesn't mean completing a degree, it means doing the practical stuff.
Reality check on 'IT' salaries