The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM RPG
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 613 659
Rank change year-on-year +30 +46  
Permanent jobs citing RPG 30 25 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.081% 0.063% 0.025%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.12% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 11 23 11
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -30.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,000 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.43% +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 London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 20451 21652 23668
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 55.52% 54.86% 52.79%
Number of salaries quoted 16835 19113 20331
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

RPG
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for RPG in London

RPG
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the London region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
City of London +28 3 £42,500 -
RPG
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 London region with a requirement for RPG.

1 28 (66.67%) AS400
2 25 (59.52%) iSeries
3 23 (54.76%) Finance
4 22 (52.38%) Banking
5 16 (38.10%) SQL
6 13 (30.95%) SDLC
6 13 (30.95%) Translating Business Requirements
7 12 (28.57%) Misys
7 12 (28.57%) Misys Equation
7 12 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (26.19%) Technical Analysis
9 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
9 10 (23.81%) Java
9 10 (23.81%) Unit Testing
10 9 (21.43%) Degree
10 9 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (21.43%) DevOps
11 8 (19.05%) IT Strategy
11 8 (19.05%) Dynamics AX
11 8 (19.05%) Project Management
11 8 (19.05%) Quality Management
11 8 (19.05%) Data Management
11 8 (19.05%) Legal
12 5 (11.90%) RPG IV
13 3 (7.14%) Python
14 2 (4.76%) MQSeries
14 2 (4.76%) Linux
14 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
14 2 (4.76%) EDI

RPG
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 2 (4.76%) MQSeries
1 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 12 (28.57%) Misys Equation
2 8 (19.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) DB2
General
1 23 (54.76%) Finance
2 22 (52.38%) Banking
3 8 (19.05%) Legal
4 2 (4.76%) Games
4 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Developer
1 14 (33.33%) RPG Developer
2 13 (30.95%) Programmer
2 13 (30.95%) RPG Programmer
3 12 (28.57%) AS400 Developer
4 11 (26.19%) Analyst
5 10 (23.81%) Analyst Programmer
5 10 (23.81%) RPG Analyst Programmer
6 8 (19.05%) Development Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) AS400 Support
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.38%) Agile Business Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Business IT Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) IT Business Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) IT Support
8 1 (2.38%) IT Support Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) EDI
2 1 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.38%) Node.js
2 1 (2.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (66.67%) AS400
2 25 (59.52%) iSeries
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile Games
3 1 (2.38%) Social Gaming
3 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) SDLC
1 13 (30.95%) Translating Business Requirements
2 12 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (26.19%) Technical Analysis
4 10 (23.81%) Unit Testing
5 9 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (21.43%) DevOps
6 8 (19.05%) Data Management
6 8 (19.05%) IT Strategy
6 8 (19.05%) Project Management
6 8 (19.05%) Quality Management
7 2 (4.76%) ERP
7 2 (4.76%) Game Development
7 2 (4.76%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.38%) Build Automation
8 1 (2.38%) Line Management
8 1 (2.38%) Process Improvement
8 1 (2.38%) Re-Platforming
8 1 (2.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) SQL
2 10 (23.81%) Java
3 5 (11.90%) RPG IV
4 3 (7.14%) Python
5 2 (4.76%) PHP
6 1 (2.38%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) Groovy
6 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
6 1 (2.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Kibana
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Misys
2 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) IBM
3 2 (4.76%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.38%) Cognos
4 1 (2.38%) Foundry
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com