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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank - 199 198
Permanent jobs citing RPG 0 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.14% 0.060%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.28% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 3
Average salary - £40,000 £49,295
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -18.85%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,783 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.13% +3.42%
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
2607 2526 2482
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.42% 49.22% 49.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2348 2189 2164
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%

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
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (62.50%) RPG IV
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) Release Management
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) iSeries
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) AS400
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) AIX
5 1 (12.50%) ERP
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) HTML
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) PHP
5 1 (12.50%) Google
5 1 (12.50%) GWT
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Support Team Leader
2 2 (25.00%) AS400 Support
2 2 (25.00%) RPG Developer
2 2 (25.00%) AS400 Developer
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Development Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Release Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Java Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) iSeries
2 2 (25.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) AIX
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) Release Management
2 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) RPG IV
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Google