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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 726 728 803
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +75
Permanent jobs citing RPG 157 182 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.077%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.29% 0.29% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 124 153 63
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,996 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £47,500 £46,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,783 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.13% +3.42%

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
54977 61879 57818
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.46% 52.70% 53.14%
Number of salaries quoted 46773 52797 49726
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 £68,000 £63,125 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +24 128 £40,000 -5.88% 5
South East +11 37 £37,500 -11.76% 1
East of England +39 30 £45,000 - 1
South West -12 26 £37,500 -
Norfolk +25 19 £43,750 +9.37%
Norwich +18 19 £43,750 +9.37%
Milton Keynes - 13 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 13 £37,500 -
Scotland +21 12 £45,000 +28.57%
North West +8 12 £53,000 +41.33% 1
East Midlands +8 12 £39,000 -17.89% 1
Cardiff -8 12 £40,000 +3.13%
South Wales -11 12 £40,000 +3.13%
Wales -14 12 £40,000 +3.13%
Somerset +12 11 £40,000 +60.00%
Hampshire -8 11 £37,500 -2.59% 1
Cheshire +6 9 £53,000 +70.96%
Bath +21 8 £40,000 +48.14%
Warrington +18 8 £53,000 +70.96%
London +15 8 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Bedford - 8 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 8 - - 1
Devon -3 7 £37,500 -
Barnstaple - 7 £37,500 -
City of London +43 6 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Kent +13 6 £45,000 +38.46%
Glasgow +9 6 £62,500 +47.05%
Northamptonshire -4 4 £40,000 -15.78%
Essex +4 3 £50,000 -
Berkshire +2 3 £57,500 -28.12%

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 171 (58.76%) AS400
2 123 (42.27%) iSeries
2 123 (42.27%) RPG IV
3 117 (40.21%) SQL
4 82 (28.18%) Finance
5 81 (27.84%) Java
6 66 (22.68%) COBOL
7 51 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (17.53%) DB2
8 42 (14.43%) E-Commerce
9 38 (13.06%) HTML
10 33 (11.34%) JavaScript
11 31 (10.65%) Web Services
12 30 (10.31%) .NET
13 27 (9.28%) XML
14 26 (8.93%) Telecoms
14 26 (8.93%) TDD
15 25 (8.59%) Unit Testing
16 24 (8.25%) UniData
16 24 (8.25%) Degree
16 24 (8.25%) Configuration Management
16 24 (8.25%) CSS
16 24 (8.25%) C#
17 23 (7.90%) IBM
17 23 (7.90%) Banking
17 23 (7.90%) Billing
18 22 (7.56%) Disaster Recovery
19 21 (7.22%) Spring
19 21 (7.22%) RPG/400
20 20 (6.87%) Analytical Skills

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (2.06%) Confluence
2 5 (1.72%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.37%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.03%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.69%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.69%) Apache
5 2 (0.69%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.34%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.34%) Mule
6 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.34%) IIS
6 1 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (1.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.75%) INSURE/90
2 7 (2.41%) BPCS
3 5 (1.72%) Misys Equation
4 2 (0.69%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.34%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.34%) JDE World
5 1 (0.34%) Movex
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.37%) FTP
2 2 (0.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.34%) Internet
3 1 (0.34%) DMZ
3 1 (0.34%) Firewall
3 1 (0.34%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (17.53%) DB2
2 24 (8.25%) UniData
3 9 (3.09%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.03%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.34%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.34%) QlikView
6 1 (0.34%) MS Access
6 1 (0.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (6.53%) JUnit
2 9 (3.09%) Synon
3 6 (2.06%) JIRA
4 3 (1.03%) Subversion
4 3 (1.03%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.34%) Selenium
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.34%) Ant
General
1 82 (28.18%) Finance
2 26 (8.93%) Telecoms
3 23 (7.90%) Banking
3 23 (7.90%) Billing
4 8 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (2.75%) French Language
5 6 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.06%) Retail
6 3 (1.03%) Back Office
7 2 (0.69%) Advertising
7 2 (0.69%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 114 (39.18%) Developer
2 74 (25.43%) Analyst
3 63 (21.65%) Programmer
4 60 (20.62%) AS400 Developer
5 58 (19.93%) Analyst Programmer
6 55 (18.90%) RPG Developer
7 32 (11.00%) Team Leader
8 31 (10.65%) RPG Programmer
9 26 (8.93%) RPG Analyst Programmer
10 25 (8.59%) Development Team Leader
11 19 (6.53%) AS400 Support
12 17 (5.84%) Technical Support
13 16 (5.50%) Java Developer
14 15 (5.15%) Software Engineer
15 14 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
15 14 (4.81%) Pick Developer
15 14 (4.81%) Production Manager
16 13 (4.47%) Software Manager
16 13 (4.47%) Senior Programmer
16 13 (4.47%) Senior Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (13.06%) HTML
2 31 (10.65%) Web Services
3 30 (10.31%) .NET
4 27 (9.28%) XML
5 24 (8.25%) CSS
6 21 (7.22%) Spring
7 20 (6.87%) Hibernate
8 18 (6.19%) Apache Flex
9 16 (5.50%) ASP.NET
10 14 (4.81%) REST
11 13 (4.47%) jQuery
11 13 (4.47%) SOAP
12 6 (2.06%) EDI
12 6 (2.06%) Ext JS
13 5 (1.72%) JMS
14 4 (1.37%) Swing
14 4 (1.37%) JSON
15 2 (0.69%) Synon Analyst Programmer
16 1 (0.34%) Thymeleaf
16 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 171 (58.76%) AS400
2 123 (42.27%) iSeries
3 20 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.78%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.69%) Replication
6 2 (0.69%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.69%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.34%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.75%) Windows
2 5 (1.72%) Linux
3 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.03%) UNIX
3 3 (1.03%) AIX
4 2 (0.69%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (14.43%) E-Commerce
3 26 (8.93%) TDD
4 25 (8.59%) Unit Testing
5 24 (8.25%) Configuration Management
6 22 (7.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 20 (6.87%) Performance Management
8 17 (5.84%) Mentoring
9 16 (5.50%) Software Engineering
10 14 (4.81%) Validation
11 13 (4.47%) Migration
11 13 (4.47%) SOA
12 11 (3.78%) Automated Testing
12 11 (3.78%) Data Migration
12 11 (3.78%) ERP
13 8 (2.75%) ETL
13 8 (2.75%) Scrum
13 8 (2.75%) Logistics
13 8 (2.75%) Line Management
13 8 (2.75%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 123 (42.27%) RPG IV
2 117 (40.21%) SQL
3 81 (27.84%) Java
4 66 (22.68%) COBOL
5 33 (11.34%) JavaScript
6 24 (8.25%) C#
7 21 (7.22%) RPG/400
8 17 (5.84%) PL/1
9 8 (2.75%) C
10 7 (2.41%) PHP
11 4 (1.37%) VB
11 4 (1.37%) C++
12 2 (0.69%) VBA
12 2 (0.69%) RPG III
13 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.34%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 24 (8.25%) Degree
2 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.44%) QA
2 5 (1.72%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.69%) MOM
Vendors
1 23 (7.90%) IBM
2 20 (6.87%) Oracle
3 8 (2.75%) BT
4 6 (2.06%) JD Edwards
5 5 (1.72%) Perforce
5 5 (1.72%) Microsoft
5 5 (1.72%) Misys
5 5 (1.72%) Sybase
6 4 (1.37%) MAPICS
6 4 (1.37%) Lotus
6 4 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.69%) Cognos
7 2 (0.69%) VMware
7 2 (0.69%) Infor
7 2 (0.69%) Twitter
8 1 (0.34%) Google
8 1 (0.34%) DataCash
8 1 (0.34%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.34%) Sage
8 1 (0.34%) MKS
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