The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG
Rank 213 207 184
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -23
Permanent jobs citing RPG 16 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.16% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% 0.33% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 16 6 11
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
RPG
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2473 2435 2182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 43.44% 48.12% 50.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2130 2180 1870
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing RPG across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

RPG
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RPG across the West Midlands region.

RPG Salary Trend in the West Midlands

RPG
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing RPG across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

RPG Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

RPG
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
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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
Staffordshire - 6 £35,000 -
Birmingham -3 4 £50,000 +31.57%
Warwickshire - 4 £45,000 -
RPG
England

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 20 (60.61%) AS400
2 19 (57.58%) iSeries
3 17 (51.52%) RPG IV
4 12 (36.36%) JD Edwards
4 12 (36.36%) Java
4 12 (36.36%) Oracle
5 11 (33.33%) SQL
6 10 (30.30%) .NET
6 10 (30.30%) C#
6 10 (30.30%) C++
6 10 (30.30%) COBOL
6 10 (30.30%) Classic ASP
6 10 (30.30%) ASP.NET
6 10 (30.30%) VC++
6 10 (30.30%) ERP
6 10 (30.30%) TIBCO
6 10 (30.30%) BusinessWorks
6 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
6 10 (30.30%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 7 (21.21%) IBM
8 6 (18.18%) Technical Analysis
9 4 (12.12%) Project Management
10 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
11 2 (6.06%) Synon
11 2 (6.06%) Synon Analyst Programmer
12 1 (3.03%) Software Testing
12 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1 (3.03%) Infor
12 1 (3.03%) RPG/400
12 1 (3.03%) Retail

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Business Applications
1 10 (30.30%) BusinessWorks
1 10 (30.30%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Synon
General
1 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (75.76%) Programmer
2 16 (48.48%) Analyst
3 15 (45.45%) Analyst Programmer
3 15 (45.45%) RPG Programmer
4 14 (42.42%) RPG Analyst Programmer
5 11 (33.33%) Developer
6 10 (30.30%) JDE Developer
7 7 (21.21%) ERP Developer
8 6 (18.18%) Applications Support
8 6 (18.18%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (18.18%) Systems Support
9 5 (15.15%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
9 5 (15.15%) AS400 Programmer
10 2 (6.06%) Java Analyst Programmer
10 2 (6.06%) Java Programmer
10 2 (6.06%) JDE Analyst Programmer
10 2 (6.06%) Oracle Analyst
10 2 (6.06%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
11 1 (3.03%) RPG Developer
11 1 (3.03%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) .NET
1 10 (30.30%) ASP.NET
1 10 (30.30%) Classic ASP
2 2 (6.06%) Synon Analyst Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 20 (60.61%) AS400
2 19 (57.58%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) ERP
2 6 (18.18%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (12.12%) Project Management
4 1 (3.03%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) RPG IV
2 12 (36.36%) Java
3 11 (33.33%) SQL
4 10 (30.30%) C#
4 10 (30.30%) C++
4 10 (30.30%) COBOL
4 10 (30.30%) VC++
5 1 (3.03%) RPG/400
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) JD Edwards
1 12 (36.36%) Oracle
2 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 10 (30.30%) TIBCO
3 7 (21.21%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) Infor