Period
to 18 September 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM RPG
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 961 1034 987
Rank change year-on-year +73 -47 +25
Permanent jobs citing RPG 128 152 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.091% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 115 134 189
UK median annual salary £55,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.53% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £39,000 £30,575 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £56,250 £48,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% - -

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 75,698 93,424 97,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.46% 55.69% 55.36%
Number of salaries quoted 61,854 77,663 80,193
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%

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 2019.

Salary histogram for RPG in the UK

RPG
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 18 September 2019. 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 +73 114 £55,000 +30.95% 10
UK excluding London +27 91 £47,500 +18.75% 6
South East +51 51 £50,000 -4.76%
London +97 36 £70,000 +55.56% 4
Midlands +39 15 £55,000 +29.41% 3
West Midlands +31 13 £55,000 +57.14% 2
South West +26 11 £40,000 -1.23%
Wales +11 7 £47,500 +35.71%
Scotland - 6 £52,500 -
East Midlands +12 2 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North East +17 1 £43,000 +22.86% 1
North of England +5 1 £43,000 +17.01% 3

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 106 (82.81%) AS400
2 94 (73.44%) iSeries
3 73 (57.03%) SQL
4 55 (42.97%) XML
5 52 (40.63%) .NET
6 42 (32.81%) Reinsurance
7 40 (31.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 40 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (22.66%) ITIL
9 27 (21.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (21.09%) Tech Ops
10 26 (20.31%) SDLC
10 26 (20.31%) Degree
11 25 (19.53%) Computer Science
11 25 (19.53%) Computer Science Degree
12 23 (17.97%) Front End Development
13 19 (14.84%) IBM
14 18 (14.06%) JavaScript
15 16 (12.50%) Finance
16 15 (11.72%) Migration
16 15 (11.72%) SQL Server
16 15 (11.72%) DB2
16 15 (11.72%) FTP
17 14 (10.94%) RPG IV
18 13 (10.16%) Data Management
18 13 (10.16%) Data Warehouse
18 13 (10.16%) T-SQL
19 12 (9.38%) Translating Business Requirements
19 12 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
20 11 (8.59%) Java

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 8 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.78%) EngageOne
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.72%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (31.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 40 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (11.72%) DB2
2 15 (11.72%) SQL Server
3 13 (10.16%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (7.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (12.50%) Finance
2 10 (7.81%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (43.75%) Analyst
2 54 (42.19%) Developer
3 40 (31.25%) AS400 Developer
3 40 (31.25%) RPG Developer
3 40 (31.25%) Support Analyst
4 17 (13.28%) JavaScript Developer
5 15 (11.72%) Applications Support
6 14 (10.94%) Analyst Programmer
6 14 (10.94%) Programmer
7 13 (10.16%) Applications Support Analyst
7 13 (10.16%) Insurance Systems Analyst
7 13 (10.16%) Systems Support Analyst
8 12 (9.38%) Head of IT
8 12 (9.38%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 12 (9.38%) RPG Programmer
9 8 (6.25%) Senior COBOL Analyst Programmer
9 8 (6.25%) Senior COBOL Programmer
9 8 (6.25%) Senior Programmer
9 8 (6.25%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
9 8 (6.25%) Senior RPG Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (42.97%) XML
2 52 (40.63%) .NET
3 2 (1.56%) Apache Camel
3 2 (1.56%) Hibernate
3 2 (1.56%) Middleware
3 2 (1.56%) Spring
3 2 (1.56%) Web Services
4 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.78%) CSS
4 1 (0.78%) EDI
4 1 (0.78%) HTML
4 1 (0.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 106 (82.81%) AS400
2 94 (73.44%) iSeries
3 42 (32.81%) Reinsurance
4 8 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.25%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.91%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.91%) PMI
6 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.66%) ITIL
2 27 (21.09%) Tech Ops
2 27 (21.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (20.31%) SDLC
4 25 (19.53%) Computer Science
5 23 (17.97%) Front End Development
6 15 (11.72%) Migration
7 13 (10.16%) Data Management
8 12 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (9.38%) Translating Business Requirements
9 11 (8.59%) ERP
10 8 (6.25%) Data Analysis
10 8 (6.25%) Data Protection
10 8 (6.25%) OWASP
10 8 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (5.47%) Business Analysis
11 7 (5.47%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (4.69%) Information Security
12 6 (4.69%) Scrum
12 6 (4.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 73 (57.03%) SQL
2 18 (14.06%) JavaScript
3 14 (10.94%) RPG IV
4 13 (10.16%) T-SQL
5 11 (8.59%) Java
6 8 (6.25%) COBOL
6 8 (6.25%) R
7 7 (5.47%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.34%) C#
8 3 (2.34%) RPG/400
9 2 (1.56%) C
9 2 (1.56%) PHP
9 2 (1.56%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (20.31%) Degree
2 25 (19.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (5.47%) CISMP
3 7 (5.47%) CISSP
4 5 (3.91%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.25%) GDPR
2 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (14.84%) IBM
2 8 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle
3 2 (1.56%) Pega
3 2 (1.56%) SAP
4 1 (0.78%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.78%) MuleSoft