Period
to 19 October 2019

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 19 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM RPG
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 329 352 354
Rank change year-on-year +23 +2 +58
Permanent jobs citing RPG 10 27 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.089% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.19% 0.42% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 10 23 34
Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £52,500 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £72,500 £73,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +34.15% +2.50% -

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 5,337 6,460 7,974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 47.73% 48.29% 53.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4,619 5,422 6,941
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,125
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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
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 19 October 2019. 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 +35 10 £55,000 +57.14% 1
RPG
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for RPG.

1 10 (100.00%) AS400
1 10 (100.00%) iSeries
1 10 (100.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 5 (50.00%) IBM
2 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 5 (50.00%) Finance

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:

General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Head of IT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) AS400
1 10 (100.00%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) IBM