The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG
Rank 12 - 19
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing RPG 11 0 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.24% - 7.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.44% - 31.11%
Number of salaries quoted 11 0 14
Average salary £45,000 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
RPG
England

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

Programming Languages Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
45 45 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 37.82% 26.79% 25.28%
Number of salaries quoted 40 29 40
Average salary £55,000 £40,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

RPG
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

RPG Salary Trend in the Midlands

RPG
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing RPG across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

RPG Salary Histogram in the Midlands

RPG
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 10 (90.91%) SQL
1 10 (90.91%) AS400
2 9 (81.82%) iSeries
3 5 (45.45%) High Availability
3 5 (45.45%) Performance Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) COBOL
3 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
3 5 (45.45%) MQSeries
3 5 (45.45%) OS/400
3 5 (45.45%) FTP
3 5 (45.45%) IBM
4 4 (36.36%) JD Edwards
5 1 (9.09%) RPG/400
5 1 (9.09%) RPG IV
5 1 (9.09%) EDI
5 1 (9.09%) ERP
5 1 (9.09%) SAP

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 5 (45.45%) MQSeries
1 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) FTP
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 5 (45.45%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
1 5 (45.45%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (45.45%) 3rd Line Support Technician
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst Programmer
1 5 (45.45%) Programmer
1 5 (45.45%) RPG Analyst Programmer
1 5 (45.45%) RPG Programmer
1 5 (45.45%) Support Technician
2 4 (36.36%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
2 4 (36.36%) AS400 Programmer
2 4 (36.36%) JDE Analyst Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Support Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) AS400
2 9 (81.82%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (45.45%) High Availability
1 5 (45.45%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) COBOL
3 1 (9.09%) RPG IV
3 1 (9.09%) RPG/400
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) IBM
2 4 (36.36%) JD Edwards
3 1 (9.09%) SAP