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 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 775 788 736
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -52
Permanent jobs citing RPG 118 119 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 101 97 89
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £33,100 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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
56069 58584 55979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.20% 51.05% 52.70%
Number of salaries quoted 47893 49120 48140
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 28 August 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 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
(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 +25 109 £40,000 -5.88% 11
South West -18 27 £40,000 +6.66%
South East +15 19 £37,500 -11.76% 2
London +14 18 £55,000 -18.51% 3
Gloucestershire -10 18 £42,000 +12.00%
East of England +15 17 £45,000 +9.09% 4
Hampshire +19 14 £37,500 -
West Midlands +8 14 £40,000 -
Birmingham +23 13 £40,000 -
Norwich - 10 £45,000 - 3
Norfolk - 10 £45,000 - 3
Somerset +8 9 £40,000 +33.33%
Gloucester -1 9 £40,000 +47.95%
Bath +11 8 £40,000 +33.33%
City of London +30 7 £57,500 -2.12%
Essex - 7 £47,500 - 1
Yorkshire +15 6 £55,000 +69.23%
West Yorkshire +8 6 £55,000 +69.23%
East Midlands -1 6 £39,750 -7.55% 1
Leicestershire - 6 £39,750 -
Leicester - 6 £39,750 -
Wakefield +10 5 £55,000 +69.23%
Southampton +10 3 £60,000 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £38,750 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £38,750 -
North West -10 2 £45,000 -4.25%
Wales -16 2 £40,000 +6.66%
Cheshire - 2 £45,000 -
Warrington - 2 £45,000 -
Berkshire +9 1 £55,000 - 2

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 157 (57.09%) AS400
2 108 (39.27%) iSeries
3 98 (35.64%) SQL
4 77 (28.00%) Java
5 76 (27.64%) Finance
6 71 (25.82%) RPG IV
7 57 (20.73%) HTML
8 44 (16.00%) JavaScript
9 43 (15.64%) CSS
10 42 (15.27%) COBOL
10 42 (15.27%) E-Commerce
11 38 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (12.73%) DB2
13 32 (11.64%) SDLC
14 30 (10.91%) XML
15 28 (10.18%) Oracle
16 26 (9.45%) Web Services
16 26 (9.45%) JD Edwards
17 25 (9.09%) .NET
18 22 (8.00%) IBM
19 21 (7.64%) TDD
20 20 (7.27%) Banking
20 20 (7.27%) Spring
20 20 (7.27%) Hibernate
21 19 (6.91%) JUnit
21 19 (6.91%) UniData
22 18 (6.55%) Unit Testing
22 18 (6.55%) Synon
23 17 (6.18%) SQL Server
24 16 (5.82%) WebSphere

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (5.82%) WebSphere
2 11 (4.00%) Apache
3 9 (3.27%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.18%) IIS
4 6 (2.18%) JBoss
5 5 (1.82%) GlassFish
6 3 (1.09%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.73%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.36%) Confluence
8 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (2.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (5.09%) INSURE/90
2 7 (2.55%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 4 (1.45%) BPCS
4 2 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.73%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.36%) JDE World
5 1 (0.36%) Misys Equation
5 1 (0.36%) Movex
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.18%) FTP
2 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.36%) DMZ
2 1 (0.36%) Firewall
2 1 (0.36%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (12.73%) DB2
2 19 (6.91%) UniData
3 17 (6.18%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.09%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.73%) DB2 UDB
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.36%) MySQL
6 1 (0.36%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 19 (6.91%) JUnit
2 18 (6.55%) Synon
3 4 (1.45%) Subversion
4 3 (1.09%) Hudson
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.36%) Ant
6 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.36%) JIRA
6 1 (0.36%) Selenium
General
1 76 (27.64%) Finance
2 20 (7.27%) Banking
3 15 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.73%) Retail
5 11 (4.00%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.27%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (3.27%) French Language
7 7 (2.55%) Billing
8 5 (1.82%) Back Office
9 3 (1.09%) Marketing
10 2 (0.73%) Advertising
11 1 (0.36%) Automotive
11 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 129 (46.91%) Developer
2 86 (31.27%) Analyst
3 83 (30.18%) Programmer
4 79 (28.73%) Analyst Programmer
5 72 (26.18%) AS400 Developer
6 59 (21.45%) RPG Developer
7 58 (21.09%) RPG Programmer
8 53 (19.27%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 19 (6.91%) Java Developer
10 17 (6.18%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
11 14 (5.09%) Software Engineer
12 13 (4.73%) IT Manager
13 12 (4.36%) Team Leader
13 12 (4.36%) Development Team Leader
14 11 (4.00%) Systems Developer
14 11 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
15 9 (3.27%) Developer Analyst
15 9 (3.27%) Senior Programmer
15 9 (3.27%) Senior Analyst Programmer
16 8 (2.91%) Pick Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (20.73%) HTML
2 43 (15.64%) CSS
3 30 (10.91%) XML
4 26 (9.45%) Web Services
5 25 (9.09%) .NET
6 20 (7.27%) Hibernate
6 20 (7.27%) Spring
7 15 (5.45%) EDI
8 14 (5.09%) jQuery
9 13 (4.73%) SOAP
9 13 (4.73%) REST
10 12 (4.36%) Synon Analyst Programmer
11 9 (3.27%) ODBC
12 8 (2.91%) ASP.NET
13 7 (2.55%) Apache Flex
14 4 (1.45%) Ext JS
15 3 (1.09%) JSON
16 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1 (0.36%) HTML5
16 1 (0.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 157 (57.09%) AS400
2 108 (39.27%) iSeries
3 15 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.82%) FMCG
5 4 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.09%) Replication
7 1 (0.36%) Derivative
7 1 (0.36%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.36%) PMI
7 1 (0.36%) LPAR
7 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.73%) Windows
2 9 (3.27%) Linux
3 4 (1.45%) OS/400
4 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.36%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (15.27%) E-Commerce
2 38 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (11.64%) SDLC
4 21 (7.64%) TDD
5 18 (6.55%) Unit Testing
6 16 (5.82%) ERP
7 15 (5.45%) Software Engineering
8 13 (4.73%) SOA
9 10 (3.64%) Technical Analysis
10 9 (3.27%) Logistics
10 9 (3.27%) Automated Testing
10 9 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (3.27%) Scrum
11 7 (2.55%) Project Management
11 7 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (2.18%) Mentoring
13 5 (1.82%) Performance Management
13 5 (1.82%) Systems Analysis
14 4 (1.45%) Validation
14 4 (1.45%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 98 (35.64%) SQL
2 77 (28.00%) Java
3 71 (25.82%) RPG IV
4 44 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 42 (15.27%) COBOL
6 13 (4.73%) C#
6 13 (4.73%) PL/1
7 11 (4.00%) RPG/400
7 11 (4.00%) PHP
8 9 (3.27%) C
9 5 (1.82%) RPG III
10 4 (1.45%) VB
11 2 (0.73%) C++
12 1 (0.36%) VBA
12 1 (0.36%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 13 (4.73%) Degree
2 3 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.36%) EMIR
System Software
1 3 (1.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.45%) MOM
Vendors
1 28 (10.18%) Oracle
2 26 (9.45%) JD Edwards
3 22 (8.00%) IBM
4 8 (2.91%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.55%) Cognos
6 6 (2.18%) Sybase
7 4 (1.45%) MAPICS
8 3 (1.09%) Lotus
9 2 (0.73%) SunGard
9 2 (0.73%) VMware
9 2 (0.73%) Infor
10 1 (0.36%) Twitter
10 1 (0.36%) DataCash
10 1 (0.36%) Telerik
10 1 (0.36%) Sage
10 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.36%) MKS
10 1 (0.36%) JDA
10 1 (0.36%) SAP
10 1 (0.36%) Misys
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