The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 304 327 323
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -4
Permanent jobs citing RPG 7 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.072% 0.017% 0.017%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.033% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 2
Average salary £57,500 £58,750 £66,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.12% -11.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £57,750 £55,700
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,750 £77,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
RPG
London

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

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
5275 6138 6643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 54.12% 52.32% 56.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4603 5341 6006
Average salary £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.48% -1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

RPG
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

RPG Salary Trend in the City of London

RPG
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing RPG across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

RPG Salary Histogram in the City of London

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 11 (84.62%) iSeries
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) Java
4 5 (38.46%) EDI
4 5 (38.46%) Back Office
5 4 (30.77%) MOM
5 4 (30.77%) B2B
5 4 (30.77%) VB
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) SDLC
6 3 (23.08%) RPG IV
6 3 (23.08%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) AS400
7 2 (15.38%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) Marketing
7 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
7 2 (15.38%) C#
7 2 (15.38%) C++
7 2 (15.38%) IBM
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (15.38%) Synon
7 2 (15.38%) RPG III
7 2 (15.38%) RPG/400
7 2 (15.38%) Migration
8 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
8 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Misys Equation
1 1 (7.69%) SunGard GMI
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Synon
General
1 5 (38.46%) Back Office
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Programmer
3 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Analyst Programmer
3 4 (30.77%) RPG Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) RPG Programmer
6 1 (7.69%) Services Director
6 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) EDI
2 4 (30.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (84.62%) iSeries
2 3 (23.08%) AS400
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) B2B
1 4 (30.77%) Technical Analysis
1 4 (30.77%) SDLC
2 3 (23.08%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) VB
4 3 (23.08%) RPG IV
5 2 (15.38%) RPG III
5 2 (15.38%) RPG/400
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) MOM
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) IBM
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Misys
2 1 (7.69%) SunGard