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 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 224 206 179
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -27
Permanent jobs citing RPG 27 23 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.38% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.79% 0.67% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 24 22 20
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
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 South West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3419 3422 2891
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 57.17% 56.25% 57.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2932 2929 2577
Average salary £38,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.05% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in 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
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 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
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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
Gloucestershire -10 18 £42,000 +12.00%
Somerset +8 9 £40,000 +33.33%
RPG
England

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 44 (83.02%) AS400
2 21 (39.62%) Finance
3 16 (30.19%) JavaScript
3 16 (30.19%) RPG IV
4 14 (26.42%) CSS
4 14 (26.42%) HTML
5 10 (18.87%) iSeries
6 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (16.98%) SQL
6 9 (16.98%) INSURE/90
7 7 (13.21%) Java
7 7 (13.21%) COBOL
7 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (11.32%) TDD
8 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
8 6 (11.32%) UniData
9 5 (9.43%) Web Services
10 4 (7.55%) Synon
10 4 (7.55%) Banking
10 4 (7.55%) Synon Analyst Programmer
11 3 (5.66%) Ext JS
11 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
12 2 (3.77%) Project Planning
12 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
12 2 (3.77%) DB2
12 2 (3.77%) Systems Analysis
13 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
13 1 (1.89%) Problem Management
13 1 (1.89%) Release Management
13 1 (1.89%) Twitter

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (16.98%) INSURE/90
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) UniData
2 2 (3.77%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Synon
General
1 21 (39.62%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Banking
3 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (58.49%) Developer
2 21 (39.62%) Programmer
2 21 (39.62%) AS400 Developer
3 20 (37.74%) Analyst
3 20 (37.74%) Analyst Programmer
4 16 (30.19%) RPG Programmer
5 13 (24.53%) RPG Analyst Programmer
5 13 (24.53%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
6 10 (18.87%) RPG Developer
7 6 (11.32%) Systems Developer
7 6 (11.32%) Pick Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Support Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Applications Support
8 1 (1.89%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.42%) HTML
1 14 (26.42%) CSS
2 5 (9.43%) Web Services
3 4 (7.55%) Synon Analyst Programmer
4 3 (5.66%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (83.02%) AS400
2 10 (18.87%) iSeries
3 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (11.32%) TDD
3 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
4 2 (3.77%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (3.77%) Project Planning
5 1 (1.89%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.89%) Release Management
5 1 (1.89%) Test Automation
5 1 (1.89%) SDLC
5 1 (1.89%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.19%) JavaScript
1 16 (30.19%) RPG IV
2 9 (16.98%) SQL
3 7 (13.21%) COBOL
3 7 (13.21%) Java
4 1 (1.89%) Pascal
4 1 (1.89%) C
Vendors
1 1 (1.89%) IBM
1 1 (1.89%) Twitter