Period
to 23 February 2018

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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM RPG
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 198 184
Rank change year-on-year +32 -14 +4
Permanent jobs citing RPG 21 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.57% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.29% 0.35% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 4
Birmingham median annual salary £60,000 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +60.00% -25.00% +31.58%
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +40.00% -6.25% -

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 1,626 1,721 1,691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 44.34% 41.48% 41.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,358 1,489 1,510
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 February 2018.

Salary histogram for RPG in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT jobs citing RPG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for RPG.

1 16 (76.19%) Java
2 15 (71.43%) iSeries
3 11 (52.38%) Test Automation
3 11 (52.38%) Scala
3 11 (52.38%) Unit Testing
3 11 (52.38%) Web Testing
3 11 (52.38%) Groovy
3 11 (52.38%) Cucumber
3 11 (52.38%) BDD
3 11 (52.38%) Jenkins
3 11 (52.38%) Functional Testing
3 11 (52.38%) Protractor
3 11 (52.38%) C#
3 11 (52.38%) TDD
3 11 (52.38%) Selenium
3 11 (52.38%) JUnit
4 10 (47.62%) SQL
4 10 (47.62%) AS400
4 10 (47.62%) Mentoring
5 5 (23.81%) Node.js
5 5 (23.81%) RPG IV
5 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
5 5 (23.81%) Business Continuity Planning
5 5 (23.81%) Ranorex
5 5 (23.81%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (23.81%) Data Integration
5 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (23.81%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 5 (23.81%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (23.81%) Telecoms

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Cucumber
1 11 (52.38%) Jenkins
1 11 (52.38%) JUnit
1 11 (52.38%) Protractor
1 11 (52.38%) Selenium
2 5 (23.81%) HP UFT
2 5 (23.81%) Ranorex
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
1 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Head of Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Architect
2 5 (23.81%) AS400 Support
2 5 (23.81%) Automation Test Lead
2 5 (23.81%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Integration Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Lead Architect
2 5 (23.81%) RPG Developer
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Technical Support
2 5 (23.81%) Test Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
1 5 (23.81%) EDI
1 5 (23.81%) Node.js
1 5 (23.81%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (71.43%) iSeries
2 10 (47.62%) AS400
3 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
3 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) OS/400
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) BDD
1 11 (52.38%) Functional Testing
1 11 (52.38%) TDD
1 11 (52.38%) Test Automation
1 11 (52.38%) Unit Testing
1 11 (52.38%) Web Testing
2 10 (47.62%) Mentoring
3 5 (23.81%) Business Continuity Planning
3 5 (23.81%) Data Integration
3 5 (23.81%) EAI
3 5 (23.81%) ERP
3 5 (23.81%) ETL
3 5 (23.81%) Event-Driven Architecture
3 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 5 (23.81%) SOA
3 5 (23.81%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (23.81%) Virtual Environments
3 5 (23.81%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) Java
2 11 (52.38%) C#
2 11 (52.38%) Groovy
2 11 (52.38%) Scala
3 10 (47.62%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) Delphi
4 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 5 (23.81%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
1 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) IBM
1 5 (23.81%) JD Edwards
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft