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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 224 244 260
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +16
Permanent jobs citing RPG 10 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.073% 0.082%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.31% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 6
Average salary £53,000 £37,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,783 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.13% +3.42%
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
3199 3783 4394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 53.00% 55.51% 59.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2695 3218 3872
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,300 £45,000 £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 29 May 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
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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 +10 7 £53,000 +70.96%
Lancashire -11 3 - -
RPG
England

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 23 (69.70%) Java
2 22 (66.67%) Billing
3 19 (57.58%) DB2
4 18 (54.55%) Oracle
4 18 (54.55%) Telecoms
4 18 (54.55%) Apache Flex
5 17 (51.52%) SDLC
6 15 (45.45%) iSeries
7 14 (42.42%) Validation
8 13 (39.39%) Mentoring
9 12 (36.36%) AS400
10 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (27.27%) .NET
11 9 (27.27%) C#
12 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
12 7 (21.21%) QA
13 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
13 6 (18.18%) Degree
13 6 (18.18%) BT
14 5 (15.15%) SLA
14 5 (15.15%) JIRA
14 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
14 5 (15.15%) Confluence
15 4 (12.12%) Product Management
15 4 (12.12%) Line Management
15 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
15 4 (12.12%) Perforce
15 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
16 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
16 3 (9.09%) Synon

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 5 (15.15%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (57.58%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) JIRA
2 3 (9.09%) Synon
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (66.67%) Billing
2 18 (54.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Production Manager
2 14 (42.42%) Software Manager
3 11 (33.33%) Delivery Manager
4 8 (24.24%) Team Leader
4 8 (24.24%) Development Team Leader
5 7 (21.21%) .NET Team Leader
5 7 (21.21%) Software Development Team Leader
5 7 (21.21%) Software Team Leader
6 3 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Development Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Leader
7 2 (6.06%) Software Development Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Java Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Technical Team Leader
8 1 (3.03%) Java Team Leader
8 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Software Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (54.55%) Apache Flex
2 9 (27.27%) .NET
3 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
4 3 (9.09%) Web Services
4 3 (9.09%) Swing
4 3 (9.09%) JMS
5 1 (3.03%) XML
5 1 (3.03%) Thymeleaf
5 1 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (45.45%) iSeries
2 12 (36.36%) AS400
3 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
4 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) SDLC
2 14 (42.42%) Validation
3 13 (39.39%) Mentoring
4 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Product Management
6 4 (12.12%) Line Management
6 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
7 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (9.09%) Coaching
7 3 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
9 1 (3.03%) EAI
9 1 (3.03%) People Management
9 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.03%) System Testing
9 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
9 1 (3.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (69.70%) Java
2 9 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 3 (9.09%) RPG/400
4 1 (3.03%) C
4 1 (3.03%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) QA
2 5 (15.15%) SLA
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Oracle
2 6 (18.18%) BT
3 4 (12.12%) Perforce
4 1 (3.03%) IBM
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