Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for RPG IV skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited RPG IV over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1099 1117 1207
Rank change year-on-year +18 +90 +52
Permanent jobs citing RPG IV 90 120 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.063% 0.041%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.090% 0.12% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 78 103 60
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% +13.51%
10th Percentile £34,625 £32,500 £36,700
90th Percentile £47,500 £48,750 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,750 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year -3.13% -4.76% +13.51%

RPG IV is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 99519 100442 112575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.25% 52.92% 51.76%
Number of salaries quoted 81976 86632 96296
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +1.27%

RPG IV
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RPG IV as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RPG IV in the UK

RPG IV
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for RPG IV in the UK

RPG IV
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RPG IV over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for RPG IV in the UK

RPG IV
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RPG IV within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
England +16 88 £40,000 - 2
UK excluding London +11 78 £38,750 -3.13% 3
North of England +5 29 £38,500 -3.75% 1
South West +17 25 £40,000 -
Yorkshire +46 18 £38,500 -18.95% 1
South East +21 16 £35,000 -22.22%
London +11 12 £57,500 +9.52%
North West -35 11 £32,250 -19.38%
Midlands +26 4 £40,000 +3.90% 1
West Midlands +18 4 £40,000 - 1
Wales +9 2 £40,000 +6.67%
East of England -10 2 £37,500 +7.14%

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing RPG IV also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for RPG IV.

1 90 (100.00%) RPG
2 72 (80.00%) AS400
3 70 (77.78%) SQL
4 38 (42.22%) HTML
5 34 (37.78%) JavaScript
5 34 (37.78%) CSS
6 30 (33.33%) iSeries
7 27 (30.00%) IBM
8 20 (22.22%) Finance
9 17 (18.89%) SQL Server
9 17 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (12.22%) .NET
10 11 (12.22%) VB.NET
10 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
11 8 (8.89%) RPG/400
12 7 (7.78%) Degree
12 7 (7.78%) Ajax
12 7 (7.78%) Web Design
12 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (7.78%) VB
12 7 (7.78%) PHP
12 7 (7.78%) C#
12 7 (7.78%) C++
12 7 (7.78%) DHTML
13 6 (6.67%) Windows
13 6 (6.67%) Linux
13 6 (6.67%) MySQL
13 6 (6.67%) ActionScript
13 6 (6.67%) VBA
13 6 (6.67%) Business Intelligence

RPG IV
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (4.44%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Misys Equation
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) G Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.67%) MySQL
2 6 (6.67%) Pentaho
3 4 (4.44%) DB2
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 20 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Banking
3 4 (4.44%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (57.78%) Developer
2 38 (42.22%) Analyst
3 35 (38.89%) AS400 Developer
3 35 (38.89%) RPG Developer
4 33 (36.67%) Programmer
5 30 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
5 30 (33.33%) RPG Analyst Programmer
5 30 (33.33%) RPG Programmer
6 21 (23.33%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
6 21 (23.33%) AS400 Programmer
7 8 (8.89%) Analyst Developer
8 7 (7.78%) Graduate
8 7 (7.78%) Graduate Developer
9 6 (6.67%) Project Leader
10 3 (3.33%) Developer Analyst
10 3 (3.33%) Software Analyst
10 3 (3.33%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Software Programmer
11 2 (2.22%) Applications Support
12 1 (1.11%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (42.22%) HTML
2 34 (37.78%) CSS
3 11 (12.22%) .NET
4 7 (7.78%) Ajax
4 7 (7.78%) DHTML
5 6 (6.67%) EDI
5 6 (6.67%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 72 (80.00%) AS400
2 30 (33.33%) iSeries
3 17 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.11%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.67%) Linux
1 6 (6.67%) Windows
1 6 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.11%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (7.78%) Web Design
2 6 (6.67%) Business Analysis
2 6 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (6.67%) Change Control
2 6 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (6.67%) ERP
2 6 (6.67%) High Availability
2 6 (6.67%) Project Management
2 6 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
2 6 (6.67%) Time Management
2 6 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
2 6 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (1.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 90 (100.00%) RPG
2 70 (77.78%) SQL
3 34 (37.78%) JavaScript
4 11 (12.22%) VB.NET
5 8 (8.89%) RPG/400
6 7 (7.78%) C#
6 7 (7.78%) C++
6 7 (7.78%) PHP
6 7 (7.78%) VB
7 6 (6.67%) ActionScript
7 6 (6.67%) ActionScript 2.0
7 6 (6.67%) VBA
8 3 (3.33%) RPG III
Qualifications
1 7 (7.78%) Degree
Vendors
1 27 (30.00%) IBM
2 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.67%) Cognos
3 6 (6.67%) JD Edwards
3 6 (6.67%) Misys
4 2 (2.22%) Google