Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM RPG
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1021 973 1002
Rank change year-on-year -48 +29 +47
Permanent jobs citing RPG 152 235 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 134 189 231
UK median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £30,575 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £48,750 £48,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 93,424 97,628 101,295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.70% 55.35% 52.61%
Number of salaries quoted 77,663 80,188 87,562
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RPG in the UK

RPG
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for RPG in the UK

RPG
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RPG over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for RPG in the UK

RPG
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the UK over the 6 months to 18 September 2018. 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 -47 148 £42,000 +5.00% 14
UK excluding London -47 124 £40,000 - 12
East of England +48 45 £40,000 +10.34% 2
South East -6 31 £52,500 +50.00% 4
London +19 28 £45,000 +7.14% 2
North of England -25 24 £36,750 -8.13%
Midlands -2 16 £42,500 - 1
Yorkshire +16 11 £43,000 +11.69%
East Midlands +9 11 £42,500 -10.53%
North East -16 9 £35,000 -4.11%
West Midlands +4 5 £35,000 -17.65% 1
North West -19 4 £36,000 -10.00%
South West -33 4 £40,500 +1.25% 5
Wales - 4 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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 with a requirement for RPG.

1 97 (63.82%) AS400
2 90 (59.21%) SQL
3 88 (57.89%) iSeries
4 61 (40.13%) RPG IV
5 54 (35.53%) Java
6 40 (26.32%) .NET
7 39 (25.66%) Finance
8 35 (23.03%) IBM
9 31 (20.39%) WebSphere
9 31 (20.39%) C#
10 23 (15.13%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (9.87%) BDD
12 14 (9.21%) Software Delivery
12 14 (9.21%) TDD
13 13 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
14 12 (7.89%) SQL Server
14 12 (7.89%) DB2
14 12 (7.89%) SSL
15 11 (7.24%) Service Delivery
15 11 (7.24%) FTP
15 11 (7.24%) Statistics
15 11 (7.24%) Release Management
15 11 (7.24%) Self-Motivation
15 11 (7.24%) Ticket Management
15 11 (7.24%) Dynatrace
15 11 (7.24%) SolarWinds
16 10 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (5.92%) Mobile App
17 9 (5.92%) Mobile Application Development
17 9 (5.92%) SDLC

RPG
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 31 (20.39%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.66%) Apache
2 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.66%) CMS
2 1 (0.66%) EPiServer
2 1 (0.66%) IIS
2 1 (0.66%) nginx
2 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (1.97%) NetSuite
2 2 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.66%) BPCS
3 1 (0.66%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.66%) PRMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.66%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.66%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.89%) SSL
2 11 (7.24%) FTP
3 1 (0.66%) HTTP
3 1 (0.66%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.89%) DB2
1 12 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.66%) Adabas
4 1 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.32%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.32%) JIRA
2 2 (1.32%) JMeter
2 2 (1.32%) Selenium
2 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.66%) Grunt
3 1 (0.66%) gulp
3 1 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.66%) Subversion
3 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.66%) webpack
General
1 39 (25.66%) Finance
2 3 (1.97%) Retail
3 2 (1.32%) Banking
4 1 (0.66%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 76 (50.00%) Developer
2 67 (44.08%) RPG Developer
3 65 (42.76%) AS400 Developer
4 51 (33.55%) Analyst
5 39 (25.66%) Programmer
6 36 (23.68%) Analyst Programmer
7 35 (23.03%) RPG Programmer
8 33 (21.71%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 22 (14.47%) SQL Developer
10 12 (7.89%) Support Analyst
11 11 (7.24%) Operational Support Analyst
11 11 (7.24%) Operations Analyst
11 11 (7.24%) Operations Support Analyst
11 11 (7.24%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (7.24%) Senior Analyst Programmer
11 11 (7.24%) Senior Programmer
12 9 (5.92%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
12 9 (5.92%) Senior RPG Programmer
13 6 (3.95%) Applications Support
13 6 (3.95%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (26.32%) .NET
2 7 (4.61%) CSS
2 7 (4.61%) HTML
3 3 (1.97%) jQuery
4 2 (1.32%) Grails
5 1 (0.66%) Angular 2
5 1 (0.66%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.66%) DAO
5 1 (0.66%) OAuth
5 1 (0.66%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.66%) RAML
5 1 (0.66%) RequireJS
5 1 (0.66%) REST
5 1 (0.66%) RESTful
5 1 (0.66%) Sass
5 1 (0.66%) SOAP
5 1 (0.66%) Spring
5 1 (0.66%) Web Services
5 1 (0.66%) WinForms
5 1 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 97 (63.82%) AS400
2 88 (57.89%) iSeries
3 11 (7.24%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.92%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.32%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.66%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.97%) Unix
2 2 (1.32%) AIX
3 1 (0.66%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.13%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (9.87%) BDD
3 14 (9.21%) Software Delivery
3 14 (9.21%) TDD
4 13 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (7.24%) Release Management
5 11 (7.24%) Service Delivery
5 11 (7.24%) Statistics
5 11 (7.24%) Ticket Management
6 9 (5.92%) ERP
6 9 (5.92%) High Availability
6 9 (5.92%) Mobile Application Development
6 9 (5.92%) SDLC
6 9 (5.92%) Web Development
7 7 (4.61%) Coaching
7 7 (4.61%) Innovative Thinking
7 7 (4.61%) Project Management
8 6 (3.95%) Time Management
9 5 (3.29%) Problem Management
9 5 (3.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (59.21%) SQL
2 61 (40.13%) RPG IV
3 54 (35.53%) Java
4 31 (20.39%) C#
5 9 (5.92%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.92%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.63%) C++
6 4 (2.63%) RPG/400
7 2 (1.32%) Groovy
7 2 (1.32%) PHP
8 1 (0.66%) Natural
8 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (2.63%) Degree
2 2 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) GDPR
2 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 35 (23.03%) IBM
2 11 (7.24%) Dynatrace
2 11 (7.24%) SolarWinds
3 5 (3.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.97%) Oracle
5 2 (1.32%) Capita
5 2 (1.32%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.66%) Adobe
6 1 (0.66%) Epicor
6 1 (0.66%) IFS
6 1 (0.66%) Infor
6 1 (0.66%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.66%) Sage
6 1 (0.66%) SAP
6 1 (0.66%) webMethods