Period
to 23 April 2021

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 23 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM RPG
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 809 843 1029
Rank change year-on-year +34 +186 +62
Permanent jobs citing RPG 39 116 94
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.11% 0.063%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.083% 0.20% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 31 109 65
10th Percentile " £41,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £28,750 £45,000 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £70,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -35.71% +40.00% +25.00%
75th Percentile £48,750 £115,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £135,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £43,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% -12.50% +29.87%

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 47,114 58,981 80,717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.11% 54.64% 54.39%
Number of salaries quoted 37,768 49,133 66,738
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +1.12%

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RPG in the UK

RPG
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing RPG.

Salary trend for RPG in the UK

RPG
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing RPG over the 6 months to 23 April 2021.

Salary histogram for RPG in the UK

RPG
Top 9 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 23 April 2021. 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 +35 33 £38,750 -44.64% 2
UK excluding London +75 28 £35,000 -20.00% 2
South East +84 13 £32,500 -27.78%
Midlands +28 12 £45,000 +5.88% 1
West Midlands +18 12 £45,000 +5.88% 1
London +34 8 £77,500 +3.33% 1
Work from Home -186 4 £42,500 -61.36%
Wales - 2 £50,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, 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 25 (64.10%) RPG IV
2 21 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (48.72%) SQL
4 13 (33.33%) HTML
5 12 (30.77%) SCCM
6 11 (28.21%) iSeries
6 11 (28.21%) Data Analysis
6 11 (28.21%) AS400
7 9 (23.08%) RPG/400
8 8 (20.51%) Finance
9 7 (17.95%) LANSA
10 6 (15.38%) ERP
11 4 (10.26%) COBOL
11 4 (10.26%) Intranet
11 4 (10.26%) Business Analysis
11 4 (10.26%) Banking
11 4 (10.26%) Retail
12 3 (7.69%) Time Management
12 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (7.69%) Project Management
12 3 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
12 3 (7.69%) Requirements Gathering
13 2 (5.13%) Organisational Skills
13 2 (5.13%) Collaborative Working
13 2 (5.13%) IT Strategy
13 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
13 2 (5.13%) Java
13 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
13 2 (5.13%) Windows

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:

Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Misys Midas
2 1 (2.56%) INSURE/90
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) DB2
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Banking
2 4 (10.26%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Private Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Analyst
1 13 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
1 13 (33.33%) Programmer
2 11 (28.21%) Operations Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Operations Support Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) RPG Analyst Programmer
2 11 (28.21%) RPG Programmer
2 11 (28.21%) SCCM Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Support Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Development Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Developer
5 3 (7.69%) IT Manager
5 3 (7.69%) RPG Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Software Development Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Software Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) LANSA Analyst Programmer
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst Programmer
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (28.21%) AS400
2 11 (28.21%) iSeries
3 2 (5.13%) Organisational Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
1 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.56%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Data Analysis
2 6 (15.38%) ERP
3 4 (10.26%) Business Analysis
4 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (7.69%) Project Management
4 3 (7.69%) Requirements Gathering
4 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.69%) Time Management
5 2 (5.13%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.13%) Data Security
5 2 (5.13%) IT Strategy
5 2 (5.13%) SDLC
5 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.56%) Analytical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 25 (64.10%) RPG IV
2 19 (48.72%) SQL
3 9 (23.08%) RPG/400
4 4 (10.26%) COBOL
5 2 (5.13%) Java
6 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.56%) PHP
Systems Management
1 12 (30.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) LANSA
2 2 (5.13%) Infor
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft