The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 787 701 772
Rank change year-on-year
-86 +71
Permanent jobs citing RPG 115 176 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.31% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 89 119 84
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,000 £32,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,900
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.82%

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
58102 56474 62168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.75% 52.93% 53.65%
Number of salaries quoted 48669 48759 54500
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend

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

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RPG
Salary Trend

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

RPG Salary Trend in the UK

RPG
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing RPG over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

RPG Salary Histogram in the UK

RPG
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
England -91 80 £42,500 +6.25% 5
South Wales +15 21 £39,000 +11.22% 1
Wales +6 21 £39,000 +11.22% 1
South East -42 21 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Cardiff - 20 £38,250 - 1
North West -1 17 £47,000 - 3
South West -55 17 £37,500 -6.25%
Lancashire - 17 £47,000 - 3
Chorley - 16 £47,000 - 3
London -34 15 £72,000 +44.00%
Scotland -8 14 £35,000 +7.69% 1
East Sussex - 9 £42,500 -
Gloucestershire -11 6 £37,500 -11.76%
Hampshire -28 6 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Wiltshire - 6 £47,500 -
Somerset -39 5 £30,000 -6.25%
Bath - 5 £30,000 -
East Midlands 0 4 £43,000 +23.74%
Midlands +1 3 £42,500 +21.42%
Kent -6 3 £60,000 +60.00%
Berkshire +1 2 £50,000 -9.09%
Nottinghamshire +1 2 £42,750 +18.75%
Nottingham -1 2 £42,750 +18.75%
Northampton - 2 £44,250 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £44,250 -
Whitstable - 2 £60,000 -
City of London +5 1 £60,000 -9.77%
Newport +2 1 £42,500 +21.20%
Southampton +1 1 - - 1
Gloucester 0 1 £27,035 -39.92%

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 158 (57.25%) RPG IV
2 152 (55.07%) SQL
3 106 (38.41%) AS400
4 85 (30.80%) HTML
5 82 (29.71%) iSeries
6 55 (19.93%) Java
7 50 (18.12%) CSS
7 50 (18.12%) Finance
8 45 (16.30%) .NET
9 40 (14.49%) DB2
10 38 (13.77%) JavaScript
11 37 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (12.68%) INSURE/90
13 28 (10.14%) Change Management
14 26 (9.42%) Degree
15 25 (9.06%) Banking
15 25 (9.06%) XML
16 24 (8.70%) C#
17 22 (7.97%) RPG III
18 21 (7.61%) QA
18 21 (7.61%) Web Services
19 20 (7.25%) Unit Testing
20 19 (6.88%) Waterfall
21 17 (6.16%) OO
21 17 (6.16%) IBM
21 17 (6.16%) ASP.NET
22 16 (5.80%) Mentoring
23 13 (4.71%) .NET Framework
23 13 (4.71%) Oracle
23 13 (4.71%) Synon

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 11 (3.99%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.09%) SAS
3 3 (1.09%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.09%) IIS
4 2 (0.72%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 35 (12.68%) INSURE/90
2 2 (0.72%) ProductWriter
3 1 (0.36%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.09%) FTP
1 3 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.49%) DB2
2 9 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.26%) Sybase IQ
2 9 (3.26%) Sybase ASE
3 8 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.81%) SAP Data Services
4 5 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.09%) DataStage
5 3 (1.09%) QlikView
6 2 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.36%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.36%) MySQL
7 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (4.71%) Synon
2 10 (3.62%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.09%) SoapUI
4 3 (1.09%) Selenium
5 1 (0.36%) Dreamweaver
General
1 50 (18.12%) Finance
2 25 (9.06%) Banking
3 12 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.26%) Front Office
5 4 (1.45%) Retail
6 3 (1.09%) Advertising
7 2 (0.72%) Games
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.36%) French Language
8 1 (0.36%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 116 (42.03%) Developer
2 93 (33.70%) Analyst
3 87 (31.52%) Programmer
4 74 (26.81%) Analyst Programmer
5 68 (24.64%) RPG Developer
6 53 (19.20%) AS400 Developer
7 48 (17.39%) RPG Programmer
8 39 (14.13%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 34 (12.32%) Team Leader
10 32 (11.59%) Senior Developer
11 27 (9.78%) Development Team Leader
12 26 (9.42%) Senior Analyst
13 21 (7.61%) Senior RPG Developer
14 17 (6.16%) Senior Programmer
14 17 (6.16%) Senior Analyst Programmer
15 16 (5.80%) Software Team Leader
16 14 (5.07%) Software Development Team Leader
17 13 (4.71%) .NET Team Leader
17 13 (4.71%) Development Manager
18 11 (3.99%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (30.80%) HTML
2 50 (18.12%) CSS
3 45 (16.30%) .NET
4 25 (9.06%) XML
5 21 (7.61%) Web Services
6 17 (6.16%) ASP.NET
7 13 (4.71%) .NET Framework
8 12 (4.35%) Spring
9 11 (3.99%) Hibernate
10 10 (3.62%) Java EE
10 10 (3.62%) XSLT
10 10 (3.62%) JSP
10 10 (3.62%) Grails
11 8 (2.90%) Ext JS
12 6 (2.17%) jQuery
12 6 (2.17%) Synon Analyst Programmer
12 6 (2.17%) Ajax
13 5 (1.81%) HTML5
14 3 (1.09%) SOAP
14 3 (1.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 106 (38.41%) AS400
2 82 (29.71%) iSeries
3 9 (3.26%) Reference Data
3 9 (3.26%) Equities
3 9 (3.26%) Statistics
4 6 (2.17%) Data Extraction
5 4 (1.45%) FMCG
6 3 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.09%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.09%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.36%) Animation
7 1 (0.36%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.36%) Replication
7 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.36%) LPAR
7 1 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.45%) Windows
2 3 (1.09%) Linux
3 2 (0.72%) i5/OS
4 1 (0.36%) UNIX
4 1 (0.36%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (10.14%) Change Management
3 20 (7.25%) Unit Testing
4 19 (6.88%) Waterfall
5 17 (6.16%) OO
6 16 (5.80%) Mentoring
7 12 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (4.35%) Project Management
7 12 (4.35%) Migration
8 11 (3.99%) ETL
8 11 (3.99%) Time Management
9 10 (3.62%) Dependency Injection
9 10 (3.62%) UML
9 10 (3.62%) OOD
9 10 (3.62%) SOA
9 10 (3.62%) Release Management
10 9 (3.26%) Service Delivery
10 9 (3.26%) Machine Learning
11 7 (2.54%) System Testing
12 6 (2.17%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 158 (57.25%) RPG IV
2 152 (55.07%) SQL
3 55 (19.93%) Java
4 38 (13.77%) JavaScript
5 24 (8.70%) C#
6 22 (7.97%) RPG III
7 10 (3.62%) RPG/400
7 10 (3.62%) Groovy
7 10 (3.62%) Python
8 9 (3.26%) Perl
8 9 (3.26%) Ruby
9 8 (2.90%) COBOL
10 6 (2.17%) VB
11 5 (1.81%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.81%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.81%) C
11 5 (1.81%) VB6
11 5 (1.81%) Delphi
12 3 (1.09%) C++
13 2 (0.72%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 26 (9.42%) Degree
2 10 (3.62%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.61%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (6.16%) IBM
2 13 (4.71%) Oracle
3 11 (3.99%) Sybase
4 10 (3.62%) SAP
4 10 (3.62%) JBoss
4 10 (3.62%) AccuRev
5 9 (3.26%) Reuters
5 9 (3.26%) Bloomberg
5 9 (3.26%) ParAccel
5 9 (3.26%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.81%) Business Objects
6 5 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.72%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.36%) Cognos
8 1 (0.36%) Progress
8 1 (0.36%) Remedy
8 1 (0.36%) Fiserv
Scotland
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Unspecified Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Unspecified £40 - £45k + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Northgate Human Resources
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 17 days ago