The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 775 800 729
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -71
Permanent jobs citing RPG 109 88 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.082% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 94 72 85
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
RPG
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
52701 54876 52652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 51.55% 51.22% 52.95%
Number of salaries quoted 45466 46455 45635
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in England

RPG
Salary Trend in England

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

RPG Salary Trend in England

RPG
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing RPG across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

RPG Salary Histogram in England

RPG
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West -18 27 £40,000 +6.66%
South East +15 19 £37,500 -11.76% 2
London +14 18 £55,000 -18.51% 3
East of England +15 17 £45,000 +9.09% 4
West Midlands +8 14 £40,000 -
Yorkshire +15 6 £55,000 +69.23%
East Midlands -1 6 £39,750 -7.55% 1
North West -10 2 £45,000 -4.25%
Midlands -18 1 - -
RPG
UK

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 133 (55.88%) AS400
2 87 (36.55%) iSeries
3 80 (33.61%) SQL
4 67 (28.15%) Java
5 62 (26.05%) Finance
6 56 (23.53%) HTML
7 48 (20.17%) RPG IV
8 43 (18.07%) JavaScript
9 42 (17.65%) CSS
9 42 (17.65%) E-Commerce
10 36 (15.13%) COBOL
11 30 (12.61%) XML
12 27 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (10.08%) Web Services
14 22 (9.24%) .NET
15 21 (8.82%) DB2
15 21 (8.82%) TDD
16 20 (8.40%) Hibernate
16 20 (8.40%) Oracle
16 20 (8.40%) IBM
16 20 (8.40%) Spring
17 19 (7.98%) JUnit
17 19 (7.98%) UniData
18 18 (7.56%) Synon
18 18 (7.56%) JD Edwards
19 15 (6.30%) EDI
20 14 (5.88%) ERP
20 14 (5.88%) jQuery
21 13 (5.46%) Unit Testing
21 13 (5.46%) REST

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (4.20%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.52%) IIS
2 6 (2.52%) JBoss
3 5 (2.10%) GlassFish
3 5 (2.10%) Apache
4 3 (1.26%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.26%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.42%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (2.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.78%) INSURE/90
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.84%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (0.42%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.42%) Misys Equation
3 1 (0.42%) JDE World
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.10%) FTP
2 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.42%) DMZ
2 1 (0.42%) Firewall
2 1 (0.42%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.82%) DB2
2 19 (7.98%) UniData
3 3 (1.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.42%) MySQL
5 1 (0.42%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 19 (7.98%) JUnit
2 18 (7.56%) Synon
3 4 (1.68%) Subversion
4 1 (0.42%) JIRA
4 1 (0.42%) Selenium
4 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.42%) Ant
General
1 62 (26.05%) Finance
2 13 (5.46%) Retail
3 10 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.78%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (3.78%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.78%) French Language
5 8 (3.36%) Banking
6 7 (2.94%) Billing
7 5 (2.10%) Back Office
8 3 (1.26%) Marketing
9 2 (0.84%) Advertising
10 1 (0.42%) Automotive
10 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 108 (45.38%) Developer
2 66 (27.73%) Analyst
3 64 (26.89%) Programmer
3 64 (26.89%) AS400 Developer
4 61 (25.63%) Analyst Programmer
5 49 (20.59%) RPG Developer
6 43 (18.07%) RPG Programmer
7 38 (15.97%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 16 (6.72%) Java Developer
9 13 (5.46%) IT Manager
9 13 (5.46%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
10 11 (4.62%) Software Engineer
10 11 (4.62%) Team Leader
10 11 (4.62%) Development Team Leader
11 8 (3.36%) Systems Developer
11 8 (3.36%) Pick Developer
12 7 (2.94%) Java Analyst Programmer
12 7 (2.94%) Java Programmer
13 5 (2.10%) Senior Analyst
13 5 (2.10%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (23.53%) HTML
2 42 (17.65%) CSS
3 30 (12.61%) XML
4 24 (10.08%) Web Services
5 22 (9.24%) .NET
6 20 (8.40%) Hibernate
6 20 (8.40%) Spring
7 15 (6.30%) EDI
8 14 (5.88%) jQuery
9 13 (5.46%) SOAP
9 13 (5.46%) REST
10 12 (5.04%) Synon Analyst Programmer
11 8 (3.36%) ASP.NET
12 7 (2.94%) Apache Flex
13 3 (1.26%) Ext JS
13 3 (1.26%) ODBC
13 3 (1.26%) JSON
14 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1 (0.42%) HTML5
14 1 (0.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 133 (55.88%) AS400
2 87 (36.55%) iSeries
3 9 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.10%) FMCG
5 4 (1.68%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.26%) Replication
7 1 (0.42%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.42%) PMI
7 1 (0.42%) LPAR
7 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.04%) Windows
2 9 (3.78%) Linux
3 3 (1.26%) OS/400
4 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.42%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.65%) E-Commerce
2 27 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (8.82%) TDD
4 14 (5.88%) ERP
5 13 (5.46%) SOA
5 13 (5.46%) Unit Testing
6 12 (5.04%) SDLC
6 12 (5.04%) Software Engineering
7 9 (3.78%) Logistics
7 9 (3.78%) Automated Testing
7 9 (3.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (2.94%) Project Management
8 7 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (2.52%) Mentoring
9 6 (2.52%) Technical Analysis
10 5 (2.10%) Performance Management
10 5 (2.10%) Systems Analysis
11 4 (1.68%) Validation
11 4 (1.68%) B2B
11 4 (1.68%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 80 (33.61%) SQL
2 67 (28.15%) Java
3 48 (20.17%) RPG IV
4 43 (18.07%) JavaScript
5 36 (15.13%) COBOL
6 13 (5.46%) PL/1
7 11 (4.62%) PHP
7 11 (4.62%) C#
8 6 (2.52%) RPG/400
9 5 (2.10%) RPG III
10 4 (1.68%) VB
11 3 (1.26%) C
12 2 (0.84%) C++
13 1 (0.42%) VBA
13 1 (0.42%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 7 (2.94%) Degree
2 3 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.10%) SLA
2 1 (0.42%) EMIR
System Software
1 3 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.68%) MOM
Vendors
1 20 (8.40%) Oracle
1 20 (8.40%) IBM
2 18 (7.56%) JD Edwards
3 7 (2.94%) Cognos
4 5 (2.10%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.68%) MAPICS
6 3 (1.26%) Lotus
7 2 (0.84%) SunGard
7 2 (0.84%) VMware
8 1 (0.42%) Telerik
8 1 (0.42%) Infor
8 1 (0.42%) Twitter
8 1 (0.42%) DataCash
8 1 (0.42%) Sage
8 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.42%) JDA
8 1 (0.42%) Misys
8 1 (0.42%) SAP
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