Period
to 8 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 8 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM RPG
UK > England
6 months to
8 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 761 863 981
Rank change year-on-year +102 +118 +75
Permanent jobs citing RPG 25 108 118
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.096% 0.085%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.065% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 21 148 81
Median annual salary £32,500 £75,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -56.67% +76.47% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £41,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £46,250 £135,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £33,750 £70,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -51.79% +64.71% +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 England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 38,577 60,532 76,366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 56.71% 54.02% 54.96%
Number of salaries quoted 32,283 50,872 64,465
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing RPG as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for RPG in England

RPG
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing RPG in England.

Salary trend for RPG in England

RPG
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing RPG in England over the 6 months to 8 March 2021.

Salary histogram for RPG in England

RPG
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the England region over the 6 months to 8 March 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +138 13 £32,500 -27.78% 3
Midlands +58 7 £42,500 -12.82%
West Midlands +51 7 £42,500 -12.82%
London +90 5 - - 3
RPG
UK

For the 6 months to 8 March 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for RPG.

1 20 (80.00%) RPG IV
2 13 (52.00%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (52.00%) SQL
3 9 (36.00%) SCCM
3 9 (36.00%) HTML
3 9 (36.00%) AS400
4 8 (32.00%) Data Analysis
5 6 (24.00%) iSeries
6 5 (20.00%) Finance
7 4 (16.00%) Java
7 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
7 4 (16.00%) RPG/400
8 3 (12.00%) Project Management
8 3 (12.00%) LANSA
9 1 (4.00%) Requirements Gathering
9 1 (4.00%) SDLC
9 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
9 1 (4.00%) Infor
9 1 (4.00%) Misys Midas
9 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
9 1 (4.00%) Private Banking
9 1 (4.00%) Banking
9 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management

RPG
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 1 (4.00%) Misys Midas
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Private Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Analyst
1 12 (48.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 12 (48.00%) Programmer
2 10 (40.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
2 10 (40.00%) RPG Programmer
3 8 (32.00%) Operations Engineer
3 8 (32.00%) Operations Support Engineer
3 8 (32.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 8 (32.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) LANSA Analyst Programmer
4 2 (8.00%) RPG Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) AS400 Support
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Development Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Project Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (36.00%) AS400
3 6 (24.00%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Requirements Gathering
4 1 (4.00%) SDLC
4 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (80.00%) RPG IV
2 13 (52.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) RPG/400
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) LANSA
2 1 (4.00%) Infor