Period
to 3 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 3 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM RPG
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 528 743 759
Rank change year-on-year +215 +16 +18
Permanent jobs citing RPG 21 71 133
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.067% 0.092% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.17% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 21 69 112
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £70,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year -39.29% +72.84% +3.85%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 18,336 40,622 49,169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 58.12% 52.80% 54.38%
Number of salaries quoted 15,670 33,331 40,774
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing RPG as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for RPG in the UK excluding London

RPG
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing RPG in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for RPG in the UK excluding London

RPG
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing RPG in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

Salary histogram for RPG in the UK excluding London

RPG
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 3 December 2020. 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
Midlands +142 13 £42,500 -22.73%
West Midlands +102 12 £42,500 -22.73%
South East +156 6 £32,500 -18.75%
Wales +43 2 £50,000 +5.26%
East Midlands - 1 £62,500 -
RPG
UK

For the 6 months to 3 December 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for RPG.

1 10 (47.62%) iSeries
2 9 (42.86%) Java
2 9 (42.86%) RPG IV
3 8 (38.10%) AS400
4 6 (28.57%) SQL
4 6 (28.57%) DB2
5 5 (23.81%) Finance
6 4 (19.05%) FTP
6 4 (19.05%) IBM
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (19.05%) Windows
6 4 (19.05%) ERP
6 4 (19.05%) RPG/400
6 4 (19.05%) RPG III
6 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (19.05%) IFS
6 4 (19.05%) Proactive Management
6 4 (19.05%) Collaborative Working
6 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (14.29%) Scala
7 3 (14.29%) Python
7 3 (14.29%) Project Management
7 3 (14.29%) LANSA
8 2 (9.52%) JD Edwards
8 2 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
8 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
8 2 (9.52%) OO
8 2 (9.52%) Oracle Forms

RPG
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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:

Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 2 (9.52%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (4.76%) Misys Equation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) DB2
2 2 (9.52%) DB2 UDB
2 2 (9.52%) QlikView
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Analyst
2 11 (52.38%) Analyst Programmer
2 11 (52.38%) Programmer
3 10 (47.62%) RPG Analyst Programmer
3 10 (47.62%) RPG Programmer
4 6 (28.57%) Developer
5 3 (14.29%) RPG Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst Programmer
6 2 (9.52%) Development Manager
6 2 (9.52%) IT Manager
6 2 (9.52%) LANSA Analyst Programmer
6 2 (9.52%) Salesforce Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Development Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Lead Analyst Programmer
7 1 (4.76%) Project Leader
7 1 (4.76%) Software Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) JSON
1 2 (9.52%) REST
1 2 (9.52%) Visualforce
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) iSeries
2 8 (38.10%) AS400
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Android
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Collaborative Working
1 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (19.05%) ERP
1 4 (19.05%) Proactive Management
1 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Android Development
3 2 (9.52%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
3 2 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (9.52%) Data Security
3 2 (9.52%) IT Strategy
3 2 (9.52%) Logistics
3 2 (9.52%) OO
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Leadership
3 2 (9.52%) Time Management
4 1 (4.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) Java
1 9 (42.86%) RPG IV
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) RPG III
3 4 (19.05%) RPG/400
4 3 (14.29%) Python
4 3 (14.29%) Scala
5 2 (9.52%) Apex Code
5 2 (9.52%) C
5 2 (9.52%) C#
5 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
5 2 (9.52%) SOQL
5 2 (9.52%) VBScript
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) IBM
1 4 (19.05%) IFS
2 3 (14.29%) LANSA
3 2 (9.52%) JD Edwards
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.76%) Misys