The table below looks at the statistics for RPG IV skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RPG IV over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 861 939 896
Rank change year-on-year
+78 -43
Permanent jobs citing RPG IV 95 40 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.036% 0.082%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.071% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 84 32 83
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £45,000 £38,783
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +16.03%

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

Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
53611 56590 62933
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.87% 50.96% 52.63%
Number of salaries quoted 46339 48102 53221
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,750
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +0.62%

RPG IV
Jobs Demand Trend

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

RPG IV Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RPG IV
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RPG IV within the UK.

RPG IV Salary Trend in the UK

RPG IV
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing RPG IV over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 within the UK.

RPG IV Salary Histogram in the UK

RPG IV
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RPG IV within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
England +63 74 £40,000 -
South West +16 19 £41,000 +17.14%
North West - 19 £40,000 -
South Wales +10 18 £41,000 -8.88% 1
Wales +9 18 £41,000 -8.88% 1
Cardiff +2 18 £41,000 -8.88%
London +15 14 £33,750 -48.07%
Cheshire - 11 £40,000 -
Wiltshire - 9 £43,000 -
Yorkshire - 7 £47,500 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £47,500 -
Sheffield - 7 £47,500 -
Bristol - 6 £38,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £35,000 -
North East - 5 £35,000 -
Staffordshire - 5 £35,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £35,000 -
West Midlands - 5 £35,000 -
Somerset +2 4 - -
Peterborough - 4 £35,000 -
Chester - 4 £50,000 -
Bath - 4 - -
East of England - 4 £35,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £35,000 -
City of London +48 2 £48,750 -25.00%
Merseyside - 2 £40,000 -
East Midlands -7 1 £38,500 -3.75%
Glasgow -9 1 - -
Scotland -11 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing RPG IV 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 IV.

1 168 (100.00%) RPG
2 125 (74.40%) AS400
3 90 (53.57%) Finance
4 83 (49.40%) iSeries
5 54 (32.14%) SQL
6 28 (16.67%) RPG/400
7 23 (13.69%) DB2
8 21 (12.50%) Web Services
9 19 (11.31%) IBM
10 18 (10.71%) Manufacturing
10 18 (10.71%) SOAP
11 16 (9.52%) XML
11 16 (9.52%) Java
11 16 (9.52%) Hibernate
12 15 (8.93%) Banking
13 14 (8.33%) RPG III
14 13 (7.74%) Vaadin
14 13 (7.74%) PrimeFaces
14 13 (7.74%) Apache CXF
14 13 (7.74%) Liferay
14 13 (7.74%) Velocity
14 13 (7.74%) Unit Testing
14 13 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (7.74%) Spring
14 13 (7.74%) JSF
14 13 (7.74%) JSON
14 13 (7.74%) Scrum
14 13 (7.74%) Linux
15 12 (7.14%) FTP
16 11 (6.55%) JavaScript

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing RPG IV 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 IV. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (7.74%) Liferay
2 6 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.98%) IIS
3 5 (2.98%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.79%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.17%) MS Office
2 7 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) INSURE/90
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.69%) DB2
2 6 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.79%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.19%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 90 (53.57%) Finance
2 18 (10.71%) Manufacturing
3 15 (8.93%) Banking
4 8 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 97 (57.74%) Developer
2 71 (42.26%) Programmer
3 67 (39.88%) RPG Developer
4 66 (39.29%) Analyst
5 64 (38.10%) Analyst Programmer
6 58 (34.52%) AS400 Developer
7 56 (33.33%) RPG Programmer
8 55 (32.74%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 16 (9.52%) Java Developer
10 15 (8.93%) AS400 Programmer
11 13 (7.74%) Senior Developer
12 9 (5.36%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
12 9 (5.36%) Junior
12 9 (5.36%) Junior Developer
12 9 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (4.76%) Senior Analyst Programmer
13 8 (4.76%) Senior Programme Analyst
13 8 (4.76%) Senior Programmer
14 7 (4.17%) Lead Developer
14 7 (4.17%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.50%) Web Services
2 18 (10.71%) SOAP
3 16 (9.52%) Hibernate
3 16 (9.52%) XML
4 13 (7.74%) Apache CXF
4 13 (7.74%) JSF
4 13 (7.74%) JSON
4 13 (7.74%) PrimeFaces
4 13 (7.74%) Spring
4 13 (7.74%) Vaadin
4 13 (7.74%) Velocity
5 11 (6.55%) .NET
6 9 (5.36%) CSS
6 9 (5.36%) HTML
7 5 (2.98%) REST
8 3 (1.79%) Middleware
9 2 (1.19%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.19%) EDI
9 2 (1.19%) XSD
9 2 (1.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 125 (74.40%) AS400
2 83 (49.40%) iSeries
3 7 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.60%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.74%) Linux
2 5 (2.98%) Windows
2 5 (2.98%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.19%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (7.74%) Scrum
1 13 (7.74%) Unit Testing
2 10 (5.95%) ERP
2 10 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (5.36%) System Integration Testing
3 9 (5.36%) Systems Analysis
4 8 (4.76%) SDLC
4 8 (4.76%) SOA
5 7 (4.17%) Project Management
5 7 (4.17%) System Testing
6 5 (2.98%) Waterfall
7 3 (1.79%) BDD
7 3 (1.79%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (1.79%) Pair Programming
7 3 (1.79%) TDD
7 3 (1.79%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (1.19%) EAI
8 2 (1.19%) Kanban
8 2 (1.19%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 168 (100.00%) RPG
2 54 (32.14%) SQL
3 28 (16.67%) RPG/400
4 16 (9.52%) Java
5 14 (8.33%) RPG III
6 11 (6.55%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.17%) COBOL
8 6 (3.57%) C#
9 5 (2.98%) Progress 4GL
10 4 (2.38%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.38%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.38%) VBA
10 4 (2.38%) VBScript
11 2 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (5.95%) Degree
Vendors
1 19 (11.31%) IBM
2 9 (5.36%) Infor
3 8 (4.76%) IFS
4 6 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.38%) Oracle
6 2 (1.19%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.19%) SAP