The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 125 123 110
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Permanent jobs citing RPG 1 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.046% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.51% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 3
Average salary £40,000 £41,250 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% -36.53%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
RPG
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
881 975 790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 40.45% 45.60% 46.33%
Number of salaries quoted 754 902 708
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing RPG across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

RPG
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RPG across the Birmingham region.

RPG Salary Trend in Birmingham

RPG
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing RPG also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited RPG.

1 7 (87.50%) Delphi
2 6 (75.00%) iSeries
3 5 (62.50%) OO
3 5 (62.50%) C
3 5 (62.50%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) AS400
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 5 (62.50%) Degree
3 5 (62.50%) Mathematics
3 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (25.00%) System Testing
6 1 (12.50%) HTML
6 1 (12.50%) Synon
6 1 (12.50%) Synon Analyst Programmer

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing RPG also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited RPG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Synon
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Programmer
2 5 (62.50%) Delphi Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Delphi Programmer
2 5 (62.50%) Delphi Software Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Software Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) Synon Analyst Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) iSeries
2 5 (62.50%) AS400
2 5 (62.50%) Mathematics
2 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) OO
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Delphi
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) C
2 5 (62.50%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft