Period
to 27 November 2020

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 27 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM RPG
UK
6 months to
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 693 917 1024
Rank change year-on-year +224 +107 +4
Permanent jobs citing RPG 22 147 158
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.11% 0.097%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.067% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 22 165 131
Median annual salary £42,500 £70,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -39.29% +70.73% +2.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £39,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,000 £135,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 32,678 72,906 89,470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 59.13% 53.80% 55.20%
Number of salaries quoted 27,995 60,137 74,546
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 27 November 2020.

Salary histogram for RPG in the UK

RPG
Top 8 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 27 November 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
UK excluding London +236 21 £42,500 +6.25% 1
England +226 19 £40,000 -42.86%
Midlands +122 13 £42,500 -22.73%
West Midlands +93 12 £42,500 -22.73%
South East +180 6 £32,500 -18.75%
Work from Home -42 4 £42,500 -61.36% 1
Wales +39 2 £50,000 +5.26%
East Midlands - 1 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 with a requirement for RPG.

1 11 (50.00%) iSeries
2 9 (40.91%) AS400
2 9 (40.91%) Java
2 9 (40.91%) RPG IV
3 6 (27.27%) SQL
3 6 (27.27%) DB2
4 5 (22.73%) Finance
5 4 (18.18%) FTP
5 4 (18.18%) IBM
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (18.18%) Windows
5 4 (18.18%) ERP
5 4 (18.18%) RPG III
5 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (18.18%) IFS
5 4 (18.18%) Proactive Management
5 4 (18.18%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (18.18%) RPG/400
6 3 (13.64%) Python
6 3 (13.64%) Project Management
6 3 (13.64%) LANSA
6 3 (13.64%) Scala
7 2 (9.09%) Visualforce
7 2 (9.09%) Apex Code
7 2 (9.09%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (9.09%) QlikView
7 2 (9.09%) Time Management
7 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 2 (9.09%) Android

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 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 2 (9.09%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (4.55%) Misys Equation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) DB2
2 2 (9.09%) DB2 UDB
2 2 (9.09%) QlikView
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
2 11 (50.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 11 (50.00%) Programmer
3 10 (45.45%) RPG Analyst Programmer
3 10 (45.45%) RPG Programmer
4 6 (27.27%) Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Development Manager
5 3 (13.64%) RPG Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst Programmer
6 2 (9.09%) IT Manager
6 2 (9.09%) LANSA Analyst Programmer
6 2 (9.09%) Salesforce Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Systems Development Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Systems Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Project Leader
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst Programmer
7 1 (4.55%) Software Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) JSON
1 2 (9.09%) REST
1 2 (9.09%) Visualforce
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) iSeries
2 9 (40.91%) AS400
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Android
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Collaborative Working
1 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (18.18%) ERP
1 4 (18.18%) Proactive Management
1 4 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (13.64%) Project Management
3 2 (9.09%) Android Development
3 2 (9.09%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
3 2 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (9.09%) Data Security
3 2 (9.09%) IT Strategy
3 2 (9.09%) Logistics
3 2 (9.09%) OO
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Leadership
3 2 (9.09%) Time Management
4 1 (4.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) Java
1 9 (40.91%) RPG IV
2 6 (27.27%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) RPG III
3 4 (18.18%) RPG/400
4 3 (13.64%) Python
4 3 (13.64%) Scala
5 2 (9.09%) Apex Code
5 2 (9.09%) C
5 2 (9.09%) C#
5 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 2 (9.09%) SOQL
5 2 (9.09%) VBScript
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) IBM
1 4 (18.18%) IFS
2 3 (13.64%) LANSA
3 2 (9.09%) JD Edwards
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.55%) Misys