The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 223 202 216
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +14
Permanent jobs citing RPG 11 25 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% 0.45% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.33% 0.78% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 7
Average salary £31,250 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +13.63%
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £40,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +1.91%
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 South West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3371 3205 3339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 56.02% 58.15% 59.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2993 2858 2988
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

RPG
Salary Trend in the South West

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

RPG Salary Trend in the South West

RPG
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing RPG across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

RPG Salary Histogram in the South West

RPG
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Gloucestershire -15 6 £47,500 +26.66%
Somerset +4 5 £30,000 - 1
RPG
England

RPG
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 17 (77.27%) AS400
2 14 (63.64%) RPG IV
3 9 (40.91%) iSeries
3 9 (40.91%) C#
3 9 (40.91%) .NET
4 8 (36.36%) SQL
5 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
6 6 (27.27%) Data Extraction
7 4 (18.18%) Finance
7 4 (18.18%) Pascal
7 4 (18.18%) VB.NET
7 4 (18.18%) COBOL
7 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
7 4 (18.18%) ProductWriter
8 2 (9.09%) Ext JS
8 2 (9.09%) CSS
8 2 (9.09%) Web Services
8 2 (9.09%) HTML
9 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
9 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the South 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) ProductWriter
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Programmer
1 9 (40.91%) AS400 Developer
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) RPG Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Analyst Programmer
3 5 (22.73%) Team Leader
3 5 (22.73%) Development Team Leader
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Team Leader
4 1 (4.55%) RPG Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.09%) Ext JS
3 2 (9.09%) CSS
3 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 2 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (77.27%) AS400
2 9 (40.91%) iSeries
3 6 (27.27%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
1 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) RPG IV
2 9 (40.91%) C#
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 4 (18.18%) Pascal
5 4 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 4 (18.18%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification