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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 777 796 771
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -25
Permanent jobs citing RPG 115 133 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 98 111 68
Average salary £42,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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
56197 60288 57126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.32% 51.53% 52.54%
Number of salaries quoted 47850 51125 49034
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +6 98 £42,000 +1.51% 11
South East +3 24 £37,500 -16.66% 1
South West -17 23 £41,000 +9.33% 1
East of England +21 17 £45,000 +9.09% 3
London +19 15 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Hampshire +12 15 £37,500 -1.31%
Gloucestershire -21 14 £42,000 +12.00% 1
Norwich - 10 £43,750 - 1
Norfolk - 10 £43,750 - 1
City of London +33 9 £57,500 -2.12%
Somerset +12 9 £40,000 +33.33%
Birmingham 0 9 £40,000 +8.84%
West Midlands -3 9 £40,000 +8.84% 1
Bath +15 8 £40,000 +33.33%
Wales 0 7 £33,173 -11.53%
Southampton +12 6 £60,000 -
Cardiff -6 6 £33,173 -11.53%
South Wales -7 6 £33,173 -11.53%
Scotland +3 4 £40,000 +14.28%
Bedfordshire 0 4 - -
North West -12 4 £49,000 +19.51%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £32,500 - 1
Bedford - 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 £32,500 - 1
Glasgow +13 3 - -
West Yorkshire +10 3 £55,000 +69.23% 1
Berkshire +4 3 £55,000 -30.15%
Yorkshire +4 3 £55,000 +69.23% 1
Essex - 3 £47,500 - 2
Warrington +9 2 £49,000 +58.06%

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 166 (59.71%) AS400
2 111 (39.93%) iSeries
3 98 (35.25%) SQL
4 83 (29.86%) Finance
5 82 (29.50%) Java
6 76 (27.34%) RPG IV
7 55 (19.78%) HTML
8 52 (18.71%) COBOL
9 46 (16.55%) JavaScript
10 44 (15.83%) SDLC
11 43 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (15.11%) DB2
12 42 (15.11%) E-Commerce
13 41 (14.75%) CSS
14 27 (9.71%) XML
15 26 (9.35%) Web Services
16 25 (8.99%) Oracle
17 24 (8.63%) TDD
18 22 (7.91%) UniData
18 22 (7.91%) .NET
19 21 (7.55%) IBM
19 21 (7.55%) Spring
20 20 (7.19%) Unit Testing
20 20 (7.19%) Hibernate
21 19 (6.83%) JUnit
21 19 (6.83%) Banking
22 18 (6.47%) SQL Server
22 18 (6.47%) JD Edwards
23 17 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
24 16 (5.76%) Software Engineering

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (5.76%) WebSphere
2 10 (3.60%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.88%) Apache
4 4 (1.44%) IBM Notes
4 4 (1.44%) IIS
5 3 (1.08%) JBoss
5 3 (1.08%) Confluence
6 2 (0.72%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (2.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.52%) BPCS
1 7 (2.52%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 7 (2.52%) INSURE/90
2 2 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.72%) Misys Equation
2 2 (0.72%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (0.36%) Movex
3 1 (0.36%) JDE World
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.44%) FTP
2 1 (0.36%) DMZ
2 1 (0.36%) Firewall
2 1 (0.36%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (15.11%) DB2
2 22 (7.91%) UniData
3 18 (6.47%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.80%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.72%) DB2 UDB
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.36%) MySQL
6 1 (0.36%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 19 (6.83%) JUnit
2 14 (5.04%) Synon
3 4 (1.44%) Subversion
4 3 (1.08%) JIRA
4 3 (1.08%) Hudson
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.36%) Ant
6 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.36%) Selenium
General
1 83 (29.86%) Finance
2 19 (6.83%) Banking
3 16 (5.76%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.60%) Billing
5 9 (3.24%) French Language
5 9 (3.24%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (2.88%) Retail
6 8 (2.88%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.80%) Back Office
8 2 (0.72%) Advertising
8 2 (0.72%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 123 (44.24%) Developer
2 83 (29.86%) Analyst
3 81 (29.14%) Programmer
4 76 (27.34%) Analyst Programmer
5 63 (22.66%) AS400 Developer
6 55 (19.78%) RPG Developer
7 54 (19.42%) RPG Programmer
8 48 (17.27%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 20 (7.19%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
9 20 (7.19%) Java Developer
10 19 (6.83%) Team Leader
10 19 (6.83%) Development Team Leader
11 14 (5.04%) Software Engineer
12 13 (4.68%) Systems Developer
13 12 (4.32%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (3.96%) Pick Developer
15 10 (3.60%) Senior Analyst Programmer
15 10 (3.60%) IT Manager
15 10 (3.60%) Senior Programmer
16 9 (3.24%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (19.78%) HTML
2 41 (14.75%) CSS
3 27 (9.71%) XML
4 26 (9.35%) Web Services
5 22 (7.91%) .NET
6 21 (7.55%) Spring
7 20 (7.19%) Hibernate
8 14 (5.04%) jQuery
8 14 (5.04%) REST
9 13 (4.68%) SOAP
10 11 (3.96%) EDI
11 10 (3.60%) Apache Flex
12 9 (3.24%) ODBC
12 9 (3.24%) Synon Analyst Programmer
13 6 (2.16%) ASP.NET
14 5 (1.80%) Ext JS
15 4 (1.44%) JSON
16 2 (0.72%) WCF
17 1 (0.36%) WPF
17 1 (0.36%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 166 (59.71%) AS400
2 111 (39.93%) iSeries
3 17 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.80%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.72%) FMCG
6 2 (0.72%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.72%) Replication
6 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.36%) PMI
7 1 (0.36%) Derivative
7 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.60%) Windows
2 6 (2.16%) Linux
3 4 (1.44%) OS/400
4 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.72%) UNIX
5 1 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (15.83%) SDLC
2 43 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (15.11%) E-Commerce
4 24 (8.63%) TDD
5 20 (7.19%) Unit Testing
6 16 (5.76%) Software Engineering
7 14 (5.04%) ERP
8 13 (4.68%) SOA
9 11 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (3.60%) Automated Testing
10 10 (3.60%) Technical Analysis
11 9 (3.24%) Logistics
11 9 (3.24%) Configuration Management
11 9 (3.24%) Scrum
12 8 (2.88%) Performance Management
12 8 (2.88%) Mentoring
13 7 (2.52%) Validation
14 6 (2.16%) Systems Analysis
14 6 (2.16%) Project Management
14 6 (2.16%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (35.25%) SQL
2 82 (29.50%) Java
3 76 (27.34%) RPG IV
4 52 (18.71%) COBOL
5 46 (16.55%) JavaScript
6 15 (5.40%) PL/1
7 12 (4.32%) C#
8 11 (3.96%) RPG/400
9 10 (3.60%) C
10 7 (2.52%) PHP
11 4 (1.44%) VB
12 3 (1.08%) C++
13 2 (0.72%) RPG III
14 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.36%) VBA
14 1 (0.36%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 15 (5.40%) Degree
2 2 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.36%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) EMIR
System Software
1 3 (1.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.44%) MOM
Vendors
1 25 (8.99%) Oracle
2 21 (7.55%) IBM
3 18 (6.47%) JD Edwards
4 9 (3.24%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.16%) Sybase
6 4 (1.44%) MAPICS
6 4 (1.44%) Lotus
7 3 (1.08%) Cognos
8 2 (0.72%) Misys
8 2 (0.72%) SunGard
8 2 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.72%) Perforce
8 2 (0.72%) VMware
8 2 (0.72%) Infor
8 2 (0.72%) Twitter
9 1 (0.36%) DataCash
9 1 (0.36%) Telerik
9 1 (0.36%) BT
9 1 (0.36%) MKS
9 1 (0.36%) Sage
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