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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 249 237 234
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Permanent jobs citing RPG 4 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.061% 0.17% 0.097%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.31% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2 12 5
Average salary £49,000 £41,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.51% -3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,800 £37,600 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,200 £47,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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 North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3375 3899 4252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 51.76% 54.51% 58.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2864 3282 3772
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

RPG
Salary Trend in the North West

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

RPG Salary Trend in the North West

RPG
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Cheshire +2 2 £49,000 +58.06%
Lancashire -15 2 - -
RPG
England

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 12 (75.00%) Java
2 11 (68.75%) DB2
3 10 (62.50%) Oracle
3 10 (62.50%) Telecoms
3 10 (62.50%) Billing
3 10 (62.50%) Apache Flex
4 8 (50.00%) SDLC
5 7 (43.75%) Validation
6 6 (37.50%) iSeries
7 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
8 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
9 3 (18.75%) Coaching
9 3 (18.75%) JIRA
9 3 (18.75%) Confluence
9 3 (18.75%) SLA
9 3 (18.75%) AS400
9 3 (18.75%) .NET
9 3 (18.75%) C#
10 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 2 (12.50%) Perforce
10 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 2 (12.50%) Product Management
10 2 (12.50%) Line Management
10 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
10 2 (12.50%) Spring
11 1 (6.25%) TDD
11 1 (6.25%) AOP
11 1 (6.25%) Degree

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 3 (18.75%) Confluence
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.25%) JBoss
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Ant
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (62.50%) Telecoms
1 10 (62.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Software Manager
2 6 (37.50%) Production Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Leader
4 3 (18.75%) Development Manager
4 3 (18.75%) Team Leader
4 3 (18.75%) Development Team Leader
5 2 (12.50%) Java Team Leader
5 2 (12.50%) Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Software Development Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Team Leader
6 1 (6.25%) Software Development Team Leader
6 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Team Leader
6 1 (6.25%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) Apache Flex
2 3 (18.75%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) Spring
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) jQuery
4 1 (6.25%) REST
4 1 (6.25%) Thymeleaf
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.25%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) SOAP
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) XSLT
4 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) iSeries
2 3 (18.75%) AS400
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) SDLC
2 7 (43.75%) Validation
3 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Coaching
5 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Product Management
6 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 2 (12.50%) Line Management
6 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 1 (6.25%) MVC
7 1 (6.25%) EAI
7 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (6.25%) TDD
7 1 (6.25%) AOP
7 1 (6.25%) People Management
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (6.25%) System Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Perforce
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) BT