Re-tool to a hotter skillset

Even if you were to stay at the same location, your expertise in a hotter skillset makes you an ideal candidate in spite of lower levels of experience. Hot skills usually have a demand-supply gap and employers are open to paying more  while they select at lower experience levels. Cloud skills are hot, Full stack is hot as are a few other skills which  are in high demand as enterprises  build the next generation of cloud-native, open source applications.