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 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
Rank 758 814 809
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -5
Permanent jobs citing RPG 199 165 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.37% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 166 131 145
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
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
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 29 April 2016 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 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 +34 161 £42,500 +6.25% 4
South West +9 33 £42,500 +13.33%
North West +27 26 £40,000 -24.52% 2
London +19 25 £45,000 -14.28%
South Wales +10 20 £41,000 -8.88% 1
Wales +9 20 £41,000 -8.88% 1
Cardiff +2 20 £41,000 -8.88%
Yorkshire +32 19 £47,500 - 1
Bath +20 16 £44,000 +10.00%
Somerset +5 16 £44,000 +10.00%
East Midlands 0 16 £41,000 +5.12%
Cheshire +34 15 £40,000 -24.52% 1
West Midlands - 15 £40,000 - 1
Leicestershire +16 10 £41,000 +127.77%
South Yorkshire - 10 £47,500 - 1
Sheffield - 10 £47,500 - 1
East of England -14 9 £35,000 -22.22%
Wiltshire - 9 £43,000 -
Bristol - 8 £38,000 -
South East +5 6 £42,500 +13.33%
Midlands +3 6 £52,000 -
Staffordshire - 6 £35,000 -
Peterborough - 6 £35,000 -
Chester - 6 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 6 £35,000 -
Kent -11 5 £42,500 -5.55%
Warwickshire - 5 £57,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £35,000 -
North East - 5 £35,000 -
Rugby - 5 £57,500 -

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 266 (70.56%) AS400
2 168 (44.56%) RPG IV
3 160 (42.44%) iSeries
4 147 (38.99%) SQL
5 132 (35.01%) Finance
6 59 (15.65%) IBM
7 56 (14.85%) OS/400
8 46 (12.20%) Java
9 45 (11.94%) JD Edwards
9 45 (11.94%) Manufacturing
10 44 (11.67%) COBOL
11 43 (11.41%) WebSphere
12 41 (10.88%) RPG/400
13 38 (10.08%) Web Services
14 33 (8.75%) ERP
15 32 (8.49%) FTP
15 32 (8.49%) MQSeries
16 31 (8.22%) DB2
16 31 (8.22%) Degree
17 30 (7.96%) Banking
18 29 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
19 28 (7.43%) .NET
20 27 (7.16%) XML
20 27 (7.16%) Agile Software Development
21 26 (6.90%) Oracle
21 26 (6.90%) HTML
22 25 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
23 22 (5.84%) SDLC
24 21 (5.57%) EDI
25 20 (5.31%) Project Management

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 43 (11.41%) WebSphere
2 32 (8.49%) MQSeries
3 13 (3.45%) Liferay
4 6 (1.59%) IIS
5 5 (1.33%) Apache
5 5 (1.33%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.33%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.53%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.53%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.53%) OpenROAD
7 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (4.24%) MS Office
2 13 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (2.92%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 6 (1.59%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.80%) JDE World
5 2 (0.53%) Misys Equation
6 1 (0.27%) INSURE/90
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.49%) FTP
2 9 (2.39%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.80%) LAN
3 3 (0.80%) WAN
4 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.22%) DB2
2 18 (4.77%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.53%) Informix
6 1 (0.27%) QlikView
6 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Git (software)
1 3 (0.80%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.53%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.53%) PowerBuilder
2 2 (0.53%) PROIV
3 1 (0.27%) Synon
3 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 132 (35.01%) Finance
2 45 (11.94%) Manufacturing
3 30 (7.96%) Banking
4 17 (4.51%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.12%) Retail
6 6 (1.59%) Advertising
7 5 (1.33%) Dutch Language
7 5 (1.33%) French Language
7 5 (1.33%) German Language
7 5 (1.33%) Italian Language
7 5 (1.33%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.06%) Automotive
9 3 (0.80%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 167 (44.30%) Developer
2 132 (35.01%) Analyst
3 118 (31.30%) Programmer
4 109 (28.91%) RPG Developer
5 97 (25.73%) Analyst Programmer
6 93 (24.67%) AS400 Developer
7 91 (24.14%) RPG Programmer
8 82 (21.75%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 51 (13.53%) Consultant
10 35 (9.28%) AS400 Programmer
11 33 (8.75%) Systems Support
12 29 (7.69%) Java Developer
13 28 (7.43%) Support Consultant
14 25 (6.63%) Support Analyst
15 24 (6.37%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
16 22 (5.84%) Systems Analyst
17 20 (5.31%) Systems Support Analyst
18 17 (4.51%) Development Manager
19 15 (3.98%) Senior Analyst
19 15 (3.98%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.08%) Web Services
2 28 (7.43%) .NET
3 27 (7.16%) XML
4 26 (6.90%) HTML
5 21 (5.57%) EDI
6 18 (4.77%) SOAP
7 16 (4.24%) Hibernate
8 13 (3.45%) Apache CXF
8 13 (3.45%) CSS
8 13 (3.45%) JSF
8 13 (3.45%) JSON
8 13 (3.45%) PrimeFaces
8 13 (3.45%) Spring
8 13 (3.45%) Vaadin
8 13 (3.45%) Velocity
9 10 (2.65%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.59%) Classic ASP
10 6 (1.59%) Flash
10 6 (1.59%) ODBC
11 5 (1.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 266 (70.56%) AS400
2 160 (42.44%) iSeries
3 25 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.51%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.65%) Digital Media
6 9 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.39%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.06%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.53%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.53%) Life Science
8 2 (0.53%) LPAR
8 2 (0.53%) Replication
8 2 (0.53%) Xbox
9 1 (0.27%) EPoS
9 1 (0.27%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.27%) PMI
9 1 (0.27%) User Experience
9 1 (0.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 56 (14.85%) OS/400
2 13 (3.45%) Linux
3 9 (2.39%) Unix
4 6 (1.59%) Windows
5 5 (1.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (8.75%) ERP
2 29 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
3 27 (7.16%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (5.84%) SDLC
5 20 (5.31%) Project Management
6 16 (4.24%) High Availability
7 14 (3.71%) Scrum
8 13 (3.45%) Business Analysis
8 13 (3.45%) Unit Testing
9 12 (3.18%) Software Engineering
9 12 (3.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (2.92%) B2B
11 10 (2.65%) System Testing
12 9 (2.39%) SOA
12 9 (2.39%) System Integration Testing
12 9 (2.39%) Systems Analysis
12 9 (2.39%) Waterfall
13 8 (2.12%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (2.12%) ITIL
14 7 (1.86%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (44.56%) RPG IV
2 147 (38.99%) SQL
3 46 (12.20%) Java
4 44 (11.67%) COBOL
5 41 (10.88%) RPG/400
6 20 (5.31%) RPG III
7 17 (4.51%) JavaScript
7 17 (4.51%) R
8 16 (4.24%) C#
9 9 (2.39%) C++
10 8 (2.12%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.59%) VC++
12 5 (1.33%) Progress 4GL
12 5 (1.33%) VBA
13 4 (1.06%) C
13 4 (1.06%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.06%) VBScript
14 3 (0.80%) VB
15 2 (0.53%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (8.22%) Degree
2 3 (0.80%) HND
3 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.06%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.53%) SLA
3 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.53%) Firmware
Vendors
1 59 (15.65%) IBM
2 45 (11.94%) JD Edwards
3 26 (6.90%) Oracle
4 20 (5.31%) Microsoft
5 15 (3.98%) SAP
6 10 (2.65%) Infor
7 9 (2.39%) Intel
7 9 (2.39%) JDA
7 9 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (2.12%) IFS
9 6 (1.59%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.80%) Axway
10 3 (0.80%) OpenText
11 2 (0.53%) Lotus
11 2 (0.53%) Misys
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