Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM RPG
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 358 397 362
Rank change year-on-year +39 -35 +44
Permanent jobs citing RPG 30 22 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.19% 0.12% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 0.25% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 28 20 35
Midlands median annual salary £46,250 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,875 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £49,875 £45,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - -4.76% -1.18%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 8275 8712 8947
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 53.43% 47.96% 48.78%
Number of salaries quoted 7143 7288 7823
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £59,875 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing RPG as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for RPG in the Midlands

RPG
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for RPG in the Midlands

RPG
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RPG in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for RPG in the Midlands

RPG
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
West Midlands +20 25 £42,500 +13.33% 1
East Midlands +31 5 £47,500 +11.76%
RPG
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for RPG.

1 16 (53.33%) iSeries
2 15 (50.00%) AS400
3 13 (43.33%) C#
3 13 (43.33%) Java
4 12 (40.00%) Groovy
5 11 (36.67%) Test Automation
5 11 (36.67%) Scala
5 11 (36.67%) Functional Testing
5 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
5 11 (36.67%) Cucumber
5 11 (36.67%) BDD
5 11 (36.67%) Protractor
5 11 (36.67%) JUnit
5 11 (36.67%) TDD
5 11 (36.67%) Selenium
5 11 (36.67%) Unit Testing
5 11 (36.67%) Web Testing
6 10 (33.33%) SQL
6 10 (33.33%) Mentoring
7 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
7 7 (23.33%) Project Management
7 7 (23.33%) OS/400
7 7 (23.33%) Virtual Environments
8 6 (20.00%) IBM
8 6 (20.00%) Delphi
9 5 (16.67%) DB2
9 5 (16.67%) .NET
9 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 5 (16.67%) Windows
9 5 (16.67%) HP UFT

RPG
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 4 (13.33%) Misys Equation
2 1 (3.33%) NetSuite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) DB2
2 2 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Cucumber
1 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
1 11 (36.67%) JUnit
1 11 (36.67%) Protractor
1 11 (36.67%) Selenium
2 5 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 5 (16.67%) Ranorex
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
2 4 (13.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) AS400 Support
2 7 (23.33%) RPG Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Technical Support
3 6 (20.00%) Head of Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Architect
4 5 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
4 5 (16.67%) Lead Architect
4 5 (16.67%) Test Architect
4 5 (16.67%) Test Automation Architect
5 3 (10.00%) AS400 Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior AS400 Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior RPG Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.33%) Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Functional Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
1 5 (16.67%) Node.js
1 5 (16.67%) WPF
2 1 (3.33%) Grails
2 1 (3.33%) jQuery
2 1 (3.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (53.33%) iSeries
2 15 (50.00%) AS400
3 5 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) OS/400
2 5 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) BDD
1 11 (36.67%) Functional Testing
1 11 (36.67%) TDD
1 11 (36.67%) Test Automation
1 11 (36.67%) Unit Testing
1 11 (36.67%) Web Testing
2 10 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 7 (23.33%) Project Management
3 7 (23.33%) Virtual Environments
4 4 (13.33%) Translating Business Requirements
4 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.00%) SDLC
6 2 (6.67%) ERP
7 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.33%) Change Management
7 1 (3.33%) ETL
7 1 (3.33%) Migration
7 1 (3.33%) OO
7 1 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) C#
1 13 (43.33%) Java
2 12 (40.00%) Groovy
3 11 (36.67%) Scala
4 10 (33.33%) SQL
5 6 (20.00%) Delphi
6 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (13.33%) RPG IV
8 1 (3.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
1 5 (16.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) IBM
3 4 (13.33%) Misys
4 1 (3.33%) Epicor
4 1 (3.33%) IFS
4 1 (3.33%) Infor
4 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Sage
4 1 (3.33%) SAP