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 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG
UK
Rank 759 756 823
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +67
Permanent jobs citing RPG 98 190 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 0.36% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 84 160 98
Median salary £38,000 £41,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.31% -8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,950 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £41,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -8.88%

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
45523 52932 53884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 54.04% 51.79% 50.45%
Number of salaries quoted 38828 45600 46171
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 February 2017 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 February 2017. 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 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 +22 93 £37,500 -11.76% 9
North West -19 26 £37,500 -6.25% 4
South West +4 16 £45,000 +28.57%
South East +52 12 £40,000 -5.88% 2
London +73 11 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Hampshire +36 11 - -
Cambridgeshire +12 10 £35,000 +5.50%
East of England +5 10 £35,000 -47.76%
Peterborough -3 10 £35,000 +5.50%
Lancashire - 10 £40,000 - 1
Somerset - 9 £45,000 -
Preston - 8 £40,000 -
Yorkshire +26 6 £35,000 -26.31% 1
West Midlands +18 6 £37,500 -6.25% 1
East Midlands -19 6 £38,000 -20.00%
Manchester -23 6 £33,000 - 2
West Yorkshire - 6 £35,000 - 1
Bath - 6 £45,000 -
Bradford - 4 £34,250 - 1
Warrington +11 3 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Cheshire -8 3 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Heywood - 3 £21,000 - 1
Wiltshire +22 2 £35,000 -14.63%
Birmingham +8 2 £48,750 -2.50%
Bristol -10 2 £45,000 +28.57%
Devon - 2 £45,000 -
Exeter - 2 £45,000 -
Chorley - 2 £36,250 - 1
Swindon - 2 £35,000 -
Crawley - 1 £40,000 -

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 177 (69.41%) AS400
2 134 (52.55%) RPG IV
3 131 (51.37%) iSeries
4 123 (48.24%) SQL
5 80 (31.37%) Finance
6 67 (26.27%) DB2
7 61 (23.92%) IBM
8 59 (23.14%) ERP
9 53 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (17.25%) Waterfall
11 43 (16.86%) SDLC
12 38 (14.90%) XML
13 37 (14.51%) HTML
14 36 (14.12%) ITIL
15 33 (12.94%) Unit Testing
16 24 (9.41%) Java
17 20 (7.84%) SAP
17 20 (7.84%) Manufacturing
18 19 (7.45%) System Testing
19 18 (7.06%) Web Services
19 18 (7.06%) FTP
20 17 (6.67%) OS/400
20 17 (6.67%) RPG III
20 17 (6.67%) IFS
21 15 (5.88%) Infor
21 15 (5.88%) JavaScript
22 14 (5.49%) Logistics
22 14 (5.49%) Degree
22 14 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
23 12 (4.71%) Software Engineering

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 11 (4.31%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (2.75%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.18%) Apache
4 2 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.78%) Liferay
Applications
1 4 (1.57%) MS Office
2 1 (0.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.75%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.78%) JDE World
3 1 (0.39%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.39%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.06%) FTP
2 4 (1.57%) ATM
3 3 (1.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (26.27%) DB2
2 1 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.39%) MySQL
2 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.57%) Subversion
1 4 (1.57%) Synon
1 4 (1.57%) TortoiseSVN
1 4 (1.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 80 (31.37%) Finance
2 20 (7.84%) Manufacturing
3 12 (4.71%) Banking
4 6 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.18%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.18%) Automotive
5 3 (1.18%) Games
6 2 (0.78%) Advertising
6 2 (0.78%) Billing
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
7 1 (0.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 107 (41.96%) Developer
2 96 (37.65%) AS400 Developer
3 94 (36.86%) Analyst
3 94 (36.86%) RPG Developer
4 56 (21.96%) Programmer
5 55 (21.57%) RPG Programmer
6 46 (18.04%) Analyst Programmer
6 46 (18.04%) RPG Analyst Programmer
6 46 (18.04%) Support Analyst
7 42 (16.47%) Applications Support
7 42 (16.47%) Applications Support Analyst
8 26 (10.20%) Development Manager
9 12 (4.71%) Architect
9 12 (4.71%) Senior Programmer
9 12 (4.71%) Senior RPG Programmer
10 11 (4.31%) IT Manager
11 8 (3.14%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.14%) Senior RPG Developer
12 7 (2.75%) Junior
12 7 (2.75%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (14.90%) XML
2 37 (14.51%) HTML
3 18 (7.06%) Web Services
4 8 (3.14%) .NET
4 8 (3.14%) EDI
5 7 (2.75%) Middleware
5 7 (2.75%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (2.75%) XML Messaging
6 3 (1.18%) CSS
6 3 (1.18%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.18%) J2EE
6 3 (1.18%) Spring
7 2 (0.78%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.78%) Node.js
8 1 (0.39%) Akka
8 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.39%) JSON
8 1 (0.39%) WCF
8 1 (0.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 177 (69.41%) AS400
2 131 (51.37%) iSeries
3 14 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.18%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.18%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.18%) Social Gaming
6 2 (0.78%) iPad
6 2 (0.78%) Replication
7 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.67%) OS/400
2 8 (3.14%) MVS
3 7 (2.75%) Linux
3 7 (2.75%) Windows
4 3 (1.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (23.14%) ERP
2 53 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (17.25%) Waterfall
4 43 (16.86%) SDLC
5 36 (14.12%) ITIL
6 33 (12.94%) Unit Testing
7 19 (7.45%) System Testing
8 14 (5.49%) Logistics
9 12 (4.71%) Software Engineering
10 11 (4.31%) DevOps
11 9 (3.53%) Project Management
12 8 (3.14%) Continuous Deployment
12 8 (3.14%) PRINCE2
12 8 (3.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (2.75%) ETL
13 7 (2.75%) Mentoring
13 7 (2.75%) Scrum
14 4 (1.57%) Feasibility Study
14 4 (1.57%) OO
14 4 (1.57%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 134 (52.55%) RPG IV
2 123 (48.24%) SQL
3 24 (9.41%) Java
4 17 (6.67%) RPG III
5 15 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 10 (3.92%) RPG/400
7 7 (2.75%) Delphi
8 6 (2.35%) C#
9 4 (1.57%) COBOL
10 3 (1.18%) Assembly Language
10 3 (1.18%) C
10 3 (1.18%) C++
10 3 (1.18%) Fortran
10 3 (1.18%) Scala
10 3 (1.18%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.78%) Groovy
11 2 (0.78%) Python
11 2 (0.78%) R
11 2 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (5.49%) Degree
2 1 (0.39%) HNC
2 1 (0.39%) NVQ Level 4
System Software
1 3 (1.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) Kibana
Vendors
1 61 (23.92%) IBM
2 20 (7.84%) SAP
3 17 (6.67%) IFS
4 15 (5.88%) Infor
5 8 (3.14%) JD Edwards
5 8 (3.14%) Oracle
6 3 (1.18%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.18%) VMware
7 1 (0.39%) Google
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