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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 751 706 777
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +71
Permanent jobs citing RPG 141 191 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.26% 0.32% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 109 152 50
Average salary £45,000 £40,783 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,783 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%

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
54555 59078 58476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.70% 52.77% 53.73%
Number of salaries quoted 46394 49674 50295
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £64,300 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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 27 March 2015 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 27 March 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
England -27 113 £45,000 +5.88% 12
East of England +31 40 £50,000 - 2
Essex +18 25 £50,000 -
South East -12 22 £37,500 -16.66%
North West +23 17 £53,000 +41.33% 1
London +21 15 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Norfolk +16 15 £42,750 +6.87% 1
Cardiff -16 15 £45,000 +16.03%
South Wales -23 15 £45,000 +16.03%
Wales -26 15 £45,000 +16.03%
Cheshire - 13 £53,000 -
Warrington - 13 £53,000 -
South West -39 12 £37,500 - 1
Norwich +13 10 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Hampshire -15 9 £37,500 -16.66%
Scotland +13 8 £45,000 +28.57%
East Midlands +18 6 £39,000 -17.89% 5
Buckinghamshire - 5 £37,500 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £37,500 -
Slough +13 4 £57,500 -
Berkshire +5 4 £57,500 -
Devon - 4 £37,500 - 1
Surrey - 4 - -
Dorking - 4 - -
Barnstaple - 4 £37,500 - 1
Basildon +7 3 - -
Chorley - 3 £50,000 - 1
Lancashire - 3 £50,000 - 1
Avon - 3 £30,000 -
City of London +4 2 £43,175 +1.58% 1

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 138 (57.74%) AS400
2 109 (45.61%) SQL
3 106 (44.35%) RPG IV
4 105 (43.93%) iSeries
5 76 (31.80%) Finance
6 50 (20.92%) Java
7 48 (20.08%) DB2
8 43 (17.99%) COBOL
9 40 (16.74%) .NET
10 34 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (13.39%) HTML
11 32 (13.39%) C#
12 31 (12.97%) JavaScript
13 25 (10.46%) ASP.NET
14 24 (10.04%) Configuration Management
15 23 (9.62%) CSS
15 23 (9.62%) Web Services
16 21 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
17 20 (8.37%) Mentoring
17 20 (8.37%) E-Commerce
18 19 (7.95%) Telecoms
18 19 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
18 19 (7.95%) Performance Management
18 19 (7.95%) Billing
19 18 (7.53%) Degree
20 17 (7.11%) QA
20 17 (7.11%) RPG/400
21 15 (6.28%) XML
21 15 (6.28%) Oracle
22 14 (5.86%) Banking

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 6 (2.51%) Confluence
2 5 (2.09%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.67%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.67%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.84%) Apache
4 2 (0.84%) JBoss
4 2 (0.84%) Mule
4 2 (0.84%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.42%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.42%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.93%) BPCS
2 5 (2.09%) Misys Equation
3 4 (1.67%) INSURE/90
4 3 (1.26%) ProductWriter
5 2 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.42%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.42%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.42%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.67%) FTP
2 2 (0.84%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.84%) Internet
3 1 (0.42%) Firewall
3 1 (0.42%) DMZ
3 1 (0.42%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (20.08%) DB2
2 11 (4.60%) UniData
3 4 (1.67%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.84%) MySQL
6 1 (0.42%) MS Access
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.42%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (3.77%) JUnit
2 6 (2.51%) JIRA
3 5 (2.09%) Synon
3 5 (2.09%) Subversion
4 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.84%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.84%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.84%) Ant
General
1 76 (31.80%) Finance
2 19 (7.95%) Telecoms
2 19 (7.95%) Billing
3 14 (5.86%) Banking
4 7 (2.93%) Retail
5 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.26%) Advertising
6 1 (0.42%) Back Office
6 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (35.15%) Developer
2 68 (28.45%) Analyst
3 62 (25.94%) Programmer
4 52 (21.76%) Analyst Programmer
5 45 (18.83%) RPG Developer
5 45 (18.83%) AS400 Developer
6 37 (15.48%) Team Leader
7 28 (11.72%) Development Team Leader
8 27 (11.30%) RPG Programmer
9 23 (9.62%) RPG Analyst Programmer
10 19 (7.95%) AS400 Support
11 17 (7.11%) Technical Support
12 15 (6.28%) Software Development Team Leader
12 15 (6.28%) Software Team Leader
12 15 (6.28%) .NET Team Leader
13 12 (5.02%) Production Manager
14 11 (4.60%) Pick Developer
15 10 (4.18%) Senior Programmer
15 10 (4.18%) Junior
15 10 (4.18%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (16.74%) .NET
2 32 (13.39%) HTML
3 25 (10.46%) ASP.NET
4 23 (9.62%) CSS
4 23 (9.62%) Web Services
5 15 (6.28%) XML
6 14 (5.86%) Apache Flex
7 12 (5.02%) Spring
8 11 (4.60%) Hibernate
9 10 (4.18%) SOAP
10 9 (3.77%) REST
11 8 (3.35%) jQuery
12 7 (2.93%) .NET Framework
12 7 (2.93%) JMS
13 5 (2.09%) Swing
14 4 (1.67%) JSON
15 3 (1.26%) LINQ
15 3 (1.26%) Ext JS
15 3 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
15 3 (1.26%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 138 (57.74%) AS400
2 105 (43.93%) iSeries
3 21 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.44%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.09%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.26%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.84%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.93%) Windows
2 4 (1.67%) Linux
2 4 (1.67%) UNIX
3 3 (1.26%) OS/400
3 3 (1.26%) AIX
4 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (10.04%) Configuration Management
3 20 (8.37%) E-Commerce
3 20 (8.37%) Mentoring
4 19 (7.95%) Performance Management
4 19 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (5.02%) Change Management
5 12 (5.02%) TDD
5 12 (5.02%) Migration
5 12 (5.02%) Unit Testing
5 12 (5.02%) Data Migration
6 10 (4.18%) Validation
6 10 (4.18%) Automated Testing
7 9 (3.77%) Software Engineering
7 9 (3.77%) ETL
7 9 (3.77%) Line Management
8 7 (2.93%) Data Mapping
8 7 (2.93%) SOA
9 6 (2.51%) ERP
9 6 (2.51%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 109 (45.61%) SQL
2 106 (44.35%) RPG IV
3 50 (20.92%) Java
4 43 (17.99%) COBOL
5 32 (13.39%) C#
6 31 (12.97%) JavaScript
7 17 (7.11%) RPG/400
8 7 (2.93%) PL/1
9 6 (2.51%) PHP
10 3 (1.26%) C++
10 3 (1.26%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.26%) Pascal
11 2 (0.84%) VBA
11 2 (0.84%) C
11 2 (0.84%) VB
12 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (7.53%) Degree
2 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.11%) QA
2 3 (1.26%) SLA
3 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.84%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (6.28%) Oracle
2 14 (5.86%) IBM
3 10 (4.18%) BT
4 6 (2.51%) Perforce
4 6 (2.51%) JD Edwards
5 5 (2.09%) Misys
6 4 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.67%) Lotus
7 3 (1.26%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.84%) SAP
8 2 (0.84%) Cognos
8 2 (0.84%) Twitter
8 2 (0.84%) Google
8 2 (0.84%) Infor
8 2 (0.84%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.42%) VMware
9 1 (0.42%) Fiserv
9 1 (0.42%) Sybase
9 1 (0.42%) SunGard
9 1 (0.42%) Citrix
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Proactive Appointments
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 19 hours ago
Chorley
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: Car, good benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Scunthorpe
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £1 per annum + car & benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Agentis Solution
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Barnstaple
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £550.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago