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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 789 735 746
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +11
Permanent jobs citing RPG 118 139 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.25% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 96 91 98
Average salary £41,125 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.81% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £32,000 £33,300
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £50,000 £54,500
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
58976 56587 62824
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.02% 52.70% 53.66%
Number of salaries quoted 49429 48738 55092
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

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 2 September 2014 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 2 September 2014. 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 -72 86 £42,500 +6.25% 7
South West -40 23 £37,500 +4.16%
South East -46 19 £42,500 +6.25% 1
London -2 16 £67,500 +35.00% 2
Scotland -4 16 £35,000 +7.69% 3
North West -11 16 £47,000 +21.29% 3
Lancashire - 16 £47,000 - 3
South Wales - 16 £37,500 - 1
Wales - 16 £37,500 - 1
Cardiff - 15 £37,500 -
Chorley - 15 £47,000 - 3
Gloucestershire +1 12 £37,500 -11.76%
East Sussex - 11 £42,500 -
Midlands +4 6 £42,500 +21.42%
Wiltshire - 6 £47,500 -
Somerset -40 5 £30,000 -6.25%
Bath - 5 £30,000 -
Gloucester +2 3 £27,035 -39.92%
East Midlands -1 3 £38,500 +10.79% 1
Kent -2 3 £60,000 +33.33%
Berkshire -8 3 £55,000 -18.51% 1
City of London +9 2 £58,750 -11.65%
Nottinghamshire +7 2 £42,750 +18.75%
Nottingham +3 2 £42,750 +18.75%
Glasgow -10 2 £28,000 - 2
Whitstable - 2 £60,000 -
Slough 0 1 £77,500 +14.81%
Birmingham -4 1 £40,000 -3.03%
West Midlands -9 1 £40,000 -
Bedfordshire -12 1 £41,250 +10.00%

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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.

1 185 (60.86%) RPG IV
2 163 (53.62%) SQL
3 126 (41.45%) AS400
4 85 (27.96%) iSeries
5 77 (25.33%) HTML
6 58 (19.08%) Finance
7 56 (18.42%) Java
8 47 (15.46%) DB2
9 46 (15.13%) CSS
10 41 (13.49%) Banking
10 41 (13.49%) INSURE/90
11 40 (13.16%) Degree
11 40 (13.16%) .NET
12 34 (11.18%) XML
13 33 (10.86%) JavaScript
14 32 (10.53%) Unit Testing
15 28 (9.21%) Change Management
15 28 (9.21%) Web Services
16 26 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
17 25 (8.22%) Telecoms
18 22 (7.24%) RPG III
19 21 (6.91%) C#
20 20 (6.58%) OO
21 18 (5.92%) QA
21 18 (5.92%) RPG/400
21 18 (5.92%) Migration
22 17 (5.59%) Project Management
22 17 (5.59%) ETL
22 17 (5.59%) IBM
22 17 (5.59%) Waterfall

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 13 (4.28%) Tomcat
2 6 (1.97%) SAS
3 4 (1.32%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.99%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.66%) IIS
6 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (2.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 41 (13.49%) INSURE/90
2 3 (0.99%) ProductWriter
2 3 (0.99%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.33%) Misys Equation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.99%) FTP
2 2 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (15.46%) DB2
2 11 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (2.96%) Sybase ASE
3 9 (2.96%) Sybase IQ
4 8 (2.63%) SQL Server
5 6 (1.97%) QlikView
6 5 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.64%) SAP Data Services
6 5 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.99%) DataStage
8 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.33%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.33%) MySQL
9 1 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (4.28%) Synon
2 12 (3.95%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.99%) SoapUI
4 3 (0.99%) Selenium
5 1 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
General
1 58 (19.08%) Finance
2 41 (13.49%) Banking
3 25 (8.22%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.96%) Front Office
5 5 (1.64%) Retail
6 3 (0.99%) French Language
6 3 (0.99%) Advertising
6 3 (0.99%) Games
7 2 (0.66%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Automotive
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Back Office
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 125 (41.12%) Developer
2 114 (37.50%) Analyst
3 99 (32.57%) Programmer
4 83 (27.30%) Analyst Programmer
5 77 (25.33%) RPG Developer
6 60 (19.74%) AS400 Developer
7 52 (17.11%) RPG Programmer
8 42 (13.82%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 37 (12.17%) Senior Analyst
10 32 (10.53%) Senior Developer
11 29 (9.54%) Team Leader
12 21 (6.91%) Senior RPG Developer
12 21 (6.91%) Senior Analyst Programmer
12 21 (6.91%) Senior Programmer
13 20 (6.58%) Development Team Leader
14 14 (4.61%) Development Manager
15 13 (4.28%) Java Developer
15 13 (4.28%) Software Team Leader
16 11 (3.62%) Software Development Team Leader
17 10 (3.29%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (25.33%) HTML
2 46 (15.13%) CSS
3 40 (13.16%) .NET
4 34 (11.18%) XML
5 28 (9.21%) Web Services
6 14 (4.61%) Spring
7 13 (4.28%) Hibernate
8 12 (3.95%) Java EE
8 12 (3.95%) ASP.NET
8 12 (3.95%) XSLT
8 12 (3.95%) JSP
8 12 (3.95%) Grails
9 10 (3.29%) .NET Framework
10 8 (2.63%) Ext JS
11 6 (1.97%) Synon Analyst Programmer
11 6 (1.97%) jQuery
12 5 (1.64%) HTML5
12 5 (1.64%) Ajax
13 4 (1.32%) J2EE
13 4 (1.32%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 126 (41.45%) AS400
2 85 (27.96%) iSeries
3 9 (2.96%) Reference Data
3 9 (2.96%) Equities
3 9 (2.96%) Statistics
4 6 (1.97%) Data Extraction
5 5 (1.64%) Mathematics
5 5 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.32%) FMCG
7 2 (0.66%) Replication
8 1 (0.33%) LPAR
8 1 (0.33%) Animation
8 1 (0.33%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.32%) Windows
2 3 (0.99%) Linux
3 2 (0.66%) i5/OS
4 1 (0.33%) UNIX
4 1 (0.33%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (10.53%) Unit Testing
2 28 (9.21%) Change Management
3 26 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (6.58%) OO
5 18 (5.92%) Migration
6 17 (5.59%) ETL
6 17 (5.59%) Project Management
6 17 (5.59%) Waterfall
7 16 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 15 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (3.95%) UML
9 12 (3.95%) OOD
9 12 (3.95%) SOA
9 12 (3.95%) Data Migration
9 12 (3.95%) Dependency Injection
9 12 (3.95%) Time Management
10 10 (3.29%) Release Management
11 9 (2.96%) Machine Learning
12 7 (2.30%) System Testing
12 7 (2.30%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 185 (60.86%) RPG IV
2 163 (53.62%) SQL
3 56 (18.42%) Java
4 33 (10.86%) JavaScript
5 22 (7.24%) RPG III
6 21 (6.91%) C#
7 18 (5.92%) RPG/400
8 12 (3.95%) Groovy
9 10 (3.29%) Python
10 9 (2.96%) Perl
10 9 (2.96%) Ruby
11 7 (2.30%) COBOL
11 7 (2.30%) Delphi
12 6 (1.97%) C
12 6 (1.97%) VB
13 5 (1.64%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.64%) VB6
14 4 (1.32%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.66%) Pascal
15 2 (0.66%) C++
Qualifications
1 40 (13.16%) Degree
2 12 (3.95%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.92%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (5.59%) IBM
2 15 (4.93%) Oracle
3 12 (3.95%) JBoss
3 12 (3.95%) AccuRev
4 10 (3.29%) Sybase
4 10 (3.29%) SAP
5 9 (2.96%) Microsoft
5 9 (2.96%) Reuters
5 9 (2.96%) Bloomberg
5 9 (2.96%) ParAccel
6 5 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.64%) Business Objects
7 2 (0.66%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.33%) Misys
8 1 (0.33%) Cognos
8 1 (0.33%) Progress
8 1 (0.33%) Remedy
8 1 (0.33%) Fiserv
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