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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 754 748 781
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +33
Permanent jobs citing RPG 149 194 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.089%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.26% 0.31% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 118 153 59
Average salary £43,088 £42,500 £36,400
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.38% +16.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.89%

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
56309 63530 60336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.81% 52.61% 53.41%
Number of salaries quoted 47909 53546 51772
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 £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -3 118 £40,000 -5.88% 13
East of England +47 32 £50,000 - 2
South East 0 29 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Essex +17 19 £50,000 -
South West -21 18 £37,500 - 2
Cardiff -10 16 £45,000 +16.03%
South Wales -14 16 £45,000 +16.03%
Wales -16 16 £45,000 +16.03%
London -10 14 £52,500 +16.66%
East Midlands +12 12 £39,000 -17.89% 2
North West +11 11 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Buckinghamshire - 11 £37,500 -
Milton Keynes - 11 £37,500 -
Norfolk +16 10 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Scotland +14 10 £45,000 +28.57%
Norwich +13 10 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Hampshire -12 9 £37,500 -21.05%
Somerset -1 7 £40,000 +48.14%
Warrington - 7 £53,000 - 1
Cheshire - 7 £53,000 - 2
Devon - 6 £37,500 - 1
Barnstaple - 6 £37,500 - 1
City of London +27 4 £65,000 +52.94%
Bath +8 4 £40,000 +48.14%
Dorking - 4 - -
Surrey - 4 - -
Slough +15 3 £57,500 -
Glasgow +10 3 £62,500 +70.06%
Berkshire +4 3 £57,500 -28.12%
Northamptonshire -6 3 £40,000 -15.78%

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 158 (61.48%) AS400
2 116 (45.14%) RPG IV
3 109 (42.41%) iSeries
4 108 (42.02%) SQL
5 76 (29.57%) Finance
6 59 (22.96%) Java
7 54 (21.01%) COBOL
8 46 (17.90%) DB2
9 42 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (13.23%) .NET
11 30 (11.67%) JavaScript
11 30 (11.67%) HTML
12 29 (11.28%) E-Commerce
13 28 (10.89%) C#
14 27 (10.51%) Web Services
15 24 (9.34%) Degree
15 24 (9.34%) CSS
15 24 (9.34%) Configuration Management
16 22 (8.56%) Disaster Recovery
17 20 (7.78%) Telecoms
17 20 (7.78%) TDD
17 20 (7.78%) RPG/400
18 19 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (7.39%) Performance Management
18 19 (7.39%) UniData
18 19 (7.39%) Billing
18 19 (7.39%) ASP.NET
18 19 (7.39%) XML
19 17 (6.61%) IBM
20 16 (6.23%) Oracle

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (2.33%) Confluence
2 5 (1.95%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.56%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.56%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.78%) Apache
4 2 (0.78%) JBoss
4 2 (0.78%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.78%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.78%) Mule
4 2 (0.78%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (1.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.72%) BPCS
2 5 (1.95%) Misys Equation
2 5 (1.95%) INSURE/90
3 2 (0.78%) ProductWriter
3 2 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.39%) SunGard GMI
4 1 (0.39%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.39%) JDE World
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.56%) FTP
2 2 (0.78%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.78%) Internet
3 1 (0.39%) Firewall
3 1 (0.39%) DMZ
3 1 (0.39%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (17.90%) DB2
2 19 (7.39%) UniData
3 6 (2.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.78%) MySQL
5 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.39%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.39%) QlikView
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.39%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (3.89%) JUnit
2 7 (2.72%) Synon
3 6 (2.33%) JIRA
4 2 (0.78%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.78%) Subversion
4 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.78%) Ant
4 2 (0.78%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
General
1 76 (29.57%) Finance
2 20 (7.78%) Telecoms
3 19 (7.39%) Billing
4 16 (6.23%) Banking
5 6 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.95%) Retail
7 3 (1.17%) Advertising
7 3 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.17%) French Language
8 2 (0.78%) Marketing
9 1 (0.39%) Back Office
9 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (38.13%) Developer
2 69 (26.85%) Analyst
3 59 (22.96%) Programmer
4 55 (21.40%) AS400 Developer
5 52 (20.23%) RPG Developer
5 52 (20.23%) Analyst Programmer
6 31 (12.06%) Team Leader
7 25 (9.73%) RPG Programmer
8 24 (9.34%) Development Team Leader
9 20 (7.78%) RPG Analyst Programmer
10 19 (7.39%) AS400 Support
11 17 (6.61%) Technical Support
12 13 (5.06%) .NET Team Leader
12 13 (5.06%) Software Development Team Leader
12 13 (5.06%) Pick Developer
12 13 (5.06%) Software Team Leader
13 12 (4.67%) Software Engineer
13 12 (4.67%) Production Manager
14 11 (4.28%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (4.28%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (13.23%) .NET
2 30 (11.67%) HTML
3 27 (10.51%) Web Services
4 24 (9.34%) CSS
5 19 (7.39%) ASP.NET
5 19 (7.39%) XML
6 14 (5.45%) Apache Flex
7 13 (5.06%) Spring
8 12 (4.67%) Hibernate
9 11 (4.28%) SOAP
10 10 (3.89%) REST
11 7 (2.72%) JMS
12 6 (2.33%) jQuery
12 6 (2.33%) Ext JS
13 5 (1.95%) Swing
14 4 (1.56%) EDI
14 4 (1.56%) JSON
15 2 (0.78%) OpenID
15 2 (0.78%) LESS
15 2 (0.78%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 158 (61.48%) AS400
2 109 (42.41%) iSeries
3 19 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.06%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.78%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.78%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.39%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.11%) Windows
2 4 (1.56%) Linux
2 4 (1.56%) UNIX
3 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.17%) AIX
4 2 (0.78%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (11.28%) E-Commerce
3 24 (9.34%) Configuration Management
4 22 (8.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (7.78%) TDD
6 19 (7.39%) Performance Management
7 16 (6.23%) Mentoring
8 14 (5.45%) Migration
8 14 (5.45%) Software Engineering
8 14 (5.45%) Unit Testing
9 12 (4.67%) Data Migration
10 10 (3.89%) Automated Testing
10 10 (3.89%) Validation
10 10 (3.89%) Change Management
10 10 (3.89%) ERP
11 9 (3.50%) ETL
12 8 (3.11%) SOA
12 8 (3.11%) Line Management
13 7 (2.72%) Data Mapping
13 7 (2.72%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (45.14%) RPG IV
2 108 (42.02%) SQL
3 59 (22.96%) Java
4 54 (21.01%) COBOL
5 30 (11.67%) JavaScript
6 28 (10.89%) C#
7 20 (7.78%) RPG/400
8 13 (5.06%) PL/1
9 6 (2.33%) PHP
10 4 (1.56%) C++
11 3 (1.17%) C
12 2 (0.78%) VB
12 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.78%) VBA
12 2 (0.78%) Pascal
12 2 (0.78%) RPG III
13 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (9.34%) Degree
2 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.84%) QA
2 3 (1.17%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (6.61%) IBM
2 16 (6.23%) Oracle
3 10 (3.89%) BT
4 7 (2.72%) JD Edwards
5 6 (2.33%) Perforce
6 5 (1.95%) Misys
7 4 (1.56%) Microsoft
7 4 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.56%) Lotus
8 2 (0.78%) MAPICS
8 2 (0.78%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.78%) VMware
8 2 (0.78%) Sybase
8 2 (0.78%) SAP
8 2 (0.78%) Cognos
8 2 (0.78%) Infor
8 2 (0.78%) Twitter
9 1 (0.39%) SunGard
9 1 (0.39%) Citrix
9 1 (0.39%) Google
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