The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for RPG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG
North West / Cheshire
Rank 88 80 111
Rank change year-on-year -8 +31  
Permanent jobs citing RPG 5 22 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.47% 1.69% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.79% 3.41% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5 18 7
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -24.52%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £41,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -8.53% -8.88%  

RPG is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 632 645 853
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 59.18% 49.62% 48.97%
Number of salaries quoted 548 557 691
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing RPG as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for RPG in Cheshire

RPG
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for RPG in Cheshire

RPG
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +9 5 £37,500 -6.25%
RPG
North West

RPG
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for RPG.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) JD Edwards
1 5 (100.00%) RPG/400
1 5 (100.00%) RPG IV
1 5 (100.00%) Technical Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) iPad
2 4 (80.00%) Synon
3 1 (20.00%) Validation

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Synon
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Software Support Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Technical Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) RPG IV
1 5 (100.00%) RPG/400
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) JD Edwards