The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM RPG
South East / Kent
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 98 88
Rank change year-on-year +21 -10  
Permanent jobs citing RPG 6 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.78% 0.47% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.39% 0.89% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 6
Median salary £35,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.64% -5.55%  
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -7.31% +2.50%  

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 Kent with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 432 561 560
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 55.96% 52.28% 58.15%
Number of salaries quoted 359 496 498
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

RPG
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for RPG in Kent

RPG
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - -
RPG
South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Kent region with a requirement for RPG.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) VBA
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) IBM
1 6 (100.00%) AS400
1 6 (100.00%) iSeries
1 6 (100.00%) RPG IV
2 5 (83.33%) High Availability
2 5 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Pentaho
2 5 (83.33%) ActionScript 2.0
2 5 (83.33%) Business Analysis
2 5 (83.33%) EDIFACT
2 5 (83.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (83.33%) Cognos
2 5 (83.33%) EDI
2 5 (83.33%) ERP
2 5 (83.33%) MySQL
2 5 (83.33%) PHP
2 5 (83.33%) ActionScript
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) DB2
3 1 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VPN

RPG
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) MySQL
1 5 (83.33%) Pentaho
2 1 (16.67%) DB2
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) AS400 Developer
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
1 5 (83.33%) RPG Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) AS400 Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) AS400 Support
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) EDI
1 5 (83.33%) EDIFACT
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) AS400
1 6 (100.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Business Analysis
1 5 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (83.33%) ERP
1 5 (83.33%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) RPG IV
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) VBA
2 5 (83.33%) ActionScript
2 5 (83.33%) ActionScript 2.0
2 5 (83.33%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) RPG/400
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) IBM
2 5 (83.33%) Cognos
3 1 (16.67%) Mercator
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft