The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG
Rank 734 788 820
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +32
Permanent jobs citing RPG 198 159 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.38% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 168 126 154
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,283 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £53,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,783
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.13%

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
51539 54771 62651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.29% 51.36% 52.61%
Number of salaries quoted 44580 46615 53479
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median 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 median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing RPG as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +73 157 £40,000 - 7
South West +20 38 £42,500 +13.33% 1
London +48 26 £36,250 -30.95% 3
North West +36 25 £40,000 -24.52% 1
Wales +17 25 £41,000 +2.50%
South Wales +13 25 £41,000 +2.50%
Cardiff +11 25 £41,000 +2.50%
Yorkshire +33 22 £47,500 -
Bath +7 16 £44,000 +10.00%
Somerset +1 16 £44,000 +10.00%
South Yorkshire - 14 £47,500 -
Sheffield - 14 £47,500 -
West Midlands - 13 £57,500 - 1
Bristol - 12 £38,000 - 1
Cheshire +26 10 £40,000 -24.52% 1
East Midlands +7 10 £42,500 +8.97% 1
Wiltshire - 10 £43,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £35,000 -
North East - 9 £35,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 9 £35,000 -
East of England +4 8 £35,000 -22.22%
Peterborough - 7 £35,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 7 £35,000 -
Chester - 6 £40,000 - 1
South East -5 5 £42,500 +13.33%
Warwickshire - 5 £57,500 -
Rugby - 5 £57,500 -
Kent -6 4 £42,500 -5.55%
Derbyshire - 4 £47,500 -
Chesterfield - 4 £47,500 -

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT jobs citing RPG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for RPG.

1 271 (69.85%) AS400
2 189 (48.71%) RPG IV
3 156 (40.21%) iSeries
4 151 (38.92%) SQL
5 146 (37.63%) Finance
6 53 (13.66%) IBM
7 51 (13.14%) Manufacturing
8 49 (12.63%) OS/400
9 46 (11.86%) Java
10 45 (11.60%) COBOL
10 45 (11.60%) JD Edwards
11 43 (11.08%) RPG/400
12 42 (10.82%) Web Services
13 40 (10.31%) DB2
14 36 (9.28%) FTP
14 36 (9.28%) ERP
15 35 (9.02%) WebSphere
16 34 (8.76%) XML
17 30 (7.73%) .NET
17 30 (7.73%) Banking
18 28 (7.22%) Degree
19 27 (6.96%) Oracle
20 26 (6.70%) HTML
20 26 (6.70%) MQSeries
20 26 (6.70%) Agile Software Development
21 24 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
21 24 (6.19%) SDLC
22 23 (5.93%) RPG III
22 23 (5.93%) Performance Analysis
23 21 (5.41%) EDI

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 35 (9.02%) WebSphere
2 26 (6.70%) MQSeries
3 13 (3.35%) Liferay
4 10 (2.58%) IIS
5 5 (1.29%) Apache
5 5 (1.29%) OpenROAD
5 5 (1.29%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.03%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.52%) SAS
8 1 (0.26%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (4.64%) MS Office
2 16 (4.12%) MS Visio
3 13 (3.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (2.84%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 7 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.29%) JDE World
4 4 (1.03%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.28%) FTP
2 9 (2.32%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.77%) LAN
3 3 (0.77%) WAN
4 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.31%) DB2
2 15 (3.87%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.29%) Informix
4 3 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (0.77%) QlikView
5 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (1.29%) PowerBuilder
1 5 (1.29%) PROIV
2 3 (0.77%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.77%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.52%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.26%) Synon
4 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 146 (37.63%) Finance
2 51 (13.14%) Manufacturing
3 30 (7.73%) Banking
4 17 (4.38%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.80%) Advertising
5 7 (1.80%) Retail
6 5 (1.29%) Dutch Language
6 5 (1.29%) French Language
6 5 (1.29%) German Language
6 5 (1.29%) Italian Language
6 5 (1.29%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.03%) Automotive
8 3 (0.77%) Back Office
9 2 (0.52%) Legal
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 192 (49.48%) Developer
2 132 (34.02%) RPG Developer
3 128 (32.99%) Analyst
4 127 (32.73%) Programmer
5 114 (29.38%) AS400 Developer
6 103 (26.55%) Analyst Programmer
7 100 (25.77%) RPG Programmer
8 89 (22.94%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 43 (11.08%) AS400 Programmer
10 41 (10.57%) Consultant
11 27 (6.96%) Java Developer
12 26 (6.70%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
13 22 (5.67%) Support Consultant
13 22 (5.67%) Systems Support
14 19 (4.90%) Senior Developer
15 17 (4.38%) Development Manager
15 17 (4.38%) Support Analyst
16 15 (3.87%) Senior Analyst
16 15 (3.87%) Senior Analyst Programmer
16 15 (3.87%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.82%) Web Services
2 34 (8.76%) XML
3 30 (7.73%) .NET
4 26 (6.70%) HTML
5 21 (5.41%) EDI
6 16 (4.12%) CSS
6 16 (4.12%) Hibernate
6 16 (4.12%) SOAP
7 13 (3.35%) Apache CXF
7 13 (3.35%) JSF
7 13 (3.35%) JSON
7 13 (3.35%) PrimeFaces
7 13 (3.35%) Spring
7 13 (3.35%) Vaadin
7 13 (3.35%) Velocity
8 9 (2.32%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.55%) ODBC
10 4 (1.03%) Classic ASP
10 4 (1.03%) WCF
11 3 (0.77%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 271 (69.85%) AS400
2 156 (40.21%) iSeries
3 24 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 14 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.58%) Digital Media
6 9 (2.32%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.03%) FMCG
8 3 (0.77%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.77%) Tandem
9 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.52%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.52%) Life Science
9 2 (0.52%) LPAR
9 2 (0.52%) Replication
9 2 (0.52%) Xbox
10 1 (0.26%) EPoS
10 1 (0.26%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.26%) User Experience
10 1 (0.26%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 49 (12.63%) OS/400
2 13 (3.35%) Linux
3 9 (2.32%) Unix
3 9 (2.32%) Windows
3 9 (2.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (9.28%) ERP
2 26 (6.70%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (6.19%) SDLC
4 23 (5.93%) Performance Analysis
5 20 (5.15%) Project Management
6 18 (4.64%) Unit Testing
7 16 (4.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (3.87%) System Testing
9 13 (3.35%) Business Analysis
9 13 (3.35%) High Availability
9 13 (3.35%) Software Engineering
10 12 (3.09%) System Integration Testing
11 11 (2.84%) B2B
11 11 (2.84%) Scrum
12 10 (2.58%) SOA
12 10 (2.58%) Systems Analysis
13 8 (2.06%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (1.80%) Asset Management
14 7 (1.80%) Waterfall
15 6 (1.55%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 189 (48.71%) RPG IV
2 151 (38.92%) SQL
3 46 (11.86%) Java
4 45 (11.60%) COBOL
5 43 (11.08%) RPG/400
6 23 (5.93%) RPG III
7 20 (5.15%) JavaScript
8 15 (3.87%) C#
9 13 (3.35%) R
10 10 (2.58%) C++
11 8 (2.06%) C
12 6 (1.55%) Progress 4GL
12 6 (1.55%) VB
12 6 (1.55%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.55%) VBA
13 5 (1.29%) DataFlex
13 5 (1.29%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 5 (1.29%) LINC
13 5 (1.29%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.29%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 28 (7.22%) Degree
2 3 (0.77%) HND
3 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
1 2 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.52%) Firmware
Vendors
1 53 (13.66%) IBM
2 45 (11.60%) JD Edwards
3 27 (6.96%) Oracle
4 15 (3.87%) SAP
5 13 (3.35%) Infor
5 13 (3.35%) Microsoft
6 10 (2.58%) IFS
7 9 (2.32%) JDA
7 9 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.55%) Intel
9 4 (1.03%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.77%) Axway
10 3 (0.77%) OpenText
11 1 (0.26%) Cognos
11 1 (0.26%) Lotus
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