Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for RPG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited RPG over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM RPG
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 218 172
Rank change year-on-year +48 -46 +27
Permanent jobs citing RPG 24 6 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.62% 0.13% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.29% 0.32% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 23 5 12
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +8.84%
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +8.84%

RPG is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1863 1880 1714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 48.41% 39.50% 43.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1614 1570 1548
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing RPG as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for RPG in Birmingham

RPG
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RPG in Birmingham.

Salary trend for RPG in Birmingham

RPG
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RPG in Birmingham over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for RPG in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 across the Birmingham region with a requirement for RPG.

1 14 (58.33%) iSeries
2 12 (50.00%) C#
2 12 (50.00%) Java
3 11 (45.83%) JUnit
3 11 (45.83%) AS400
3 11 (45.83%) TDD
3 11 (45.83%) Test Automation
3 11 (45.83%) Scala
3 11 (45.83%) Cucumber
3 11 (45.83%) BDD
3 11 (45.83%) Selenium
3 11 (45.83%) Unit Testing
3 11 (45.83%) Web Testing
3 11 (45.83%) Groovy
3 11 (45.83%) Functional Testing
3 11 (45.83%) Jenkins
3 11 (45.83%) Protractor
4 10 (41.67%) Mentoring
5 8 (33.33%) SQL
6 7 (29.17%) OS/400
6 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 7 (29.17%) Project Management
6 7 (29.17%) Virtual Environments
7 6 (25.00%) IBM
7 6 (25.00%) Delphi
8 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
8 5 (20.83%) .NET
8 5 (20.83%) DB2
8 5 (20.83%) Windows
8 5 (20.83%) Finance

RPG
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Misys Equation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) DB2
2 1 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Cucumber
1 11 (45.83%) Jenkins
1 11 (45.83%) JUnit
1 11 (45.83%) Protractor
1 11 (45.83%) Selenium
2 5 (20.83%) HP UFT
2 5 (20.83%) Ranorex
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) Subversion
3 1 (4.17%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
2 4 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) AS400 Support
1 7 (29.17%) Technical Support
2 6 (25.00%) Head of Testing
3 5 (20.83%) Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Automation Test Lead
3 5 (20.83%) Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Lead Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Test Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Test Automation Architect
4 4 (16.67%) RPG Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Data Migration Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Delphi Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
1 5 (20.83%) Node.js
1 5 (20.83%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) iSeries
2 11 (45.83%) AS400
3 5 (20.83%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) OS/400
2 5 (20.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) BDD
1 11 (45.83%) Functional Testing
1 11 (45.83%) TDD
1 11 (45.83%) Test Automation
1 11 (45.83%) Unit Testing
1 11 (45.83%) Web Testing
2 10 (41.67%) Mentoring
3 7 (29.17%) Project Management
3 7 (29.17%) Virtual Environments
4 4 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
4 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.17%) ERP
5 1 (4.17%) ETL
5 1 (4.17%) Line Management
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) OO
5 1 (4.17%) RAD
5 1 (4.17%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) C#
1 12 (50.00%) Java
2 11 (45.83%) Groovy
2 11 (45.83%) Scala
3 8 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (25.00%) Delphi
5 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
6 4 (16.67%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
1 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) IBM
3 4 (16.67%) Misys
4 1 (4.17%) JD Edwards