I have a lot of job experience but I was out of my normal profession (software development) for a number of years for family reasons. When I decided to go back to the profession, I was finding it difficult to find many jobs to apply for in my particular niche (a quirk of my local area). So 3 months ago I took a low paying position with a small local startup company to start getting industry experience under my belt again. But the salary is definitely too low for me to be able to stay long term. And I am now seeing that there is a pickup in my area for my speciality with the larger and better paying companies.
How soon is too soon for me to start applying to the higher paying jobs?
Will it be viewed negatively that I am looking to move on again so soon? How can I mitigate any such negative view in my applications and interviews?
I think my background and reasons are different than in the similar question here, so should require a different answer.