Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM RPG
UK
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 817 1002 1042
Rank change year-on-year +185 +40 -78
Permanent jobs citing RPG 57 92 139
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.064% 0.081%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 59 78 115
Median annual salary £67,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £42,250 £38,550 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +42.86% -12.50%

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 48,109 77,415 95,908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.24% 54.20% 56.01%
Number of salaries quoted 39,522 63,233 79,848
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 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
England +170 55 £67,500 +35.00% 2
London +183 37 £70,000 -
UK excluding London +123 18 £45,000 -10.00% 2
South West +89 9 £45,000 +12.50%
South East +75 7 £45,000 -10.00%
Work from Home - 7 £45,000 -
Midlands +73 1 £42,500 - 2
West Midlands +53 1 £42,500 -22.73%
East of England - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 4 June 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 55 (96.49%) AS400
2 50 (87.72%) iSeries
3 39 (68.42%) SQL
4 33 (57.89%) DB2
5 30 (52.63%) .NET
5 30 (52.63%) XML
5 30 (52.63%) Migration
5 30 (52.63%) Reinsurance
5 30 (52.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (52.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 27 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (45.61%) Computer Science
7 26 (45.61%) ServiceNow
7 26 (45.61%) Degree
7 26 (45.61%) Service Management
7 26 (45.61%) Disaster Recovery
7 26 (45.61%) Data Security
7 26 (45.61%) ITIL
7 26 (45.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 26 (45.61%) Tech Ops
8 12 (21.05%) RPG IV
9 7 (12.28%) RPG III
10 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (10.53%) Retail
10 6 (10.53%) FTP
11 5 (8.77%) IBM
11 5 (8.77%) Project Management
11 5 (8.77%) Finance
11 5 (8.77%) Office 365

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 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Dynamics 365
1 5 (8.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (57.89%) DB2
2 30 (52.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 30 (52.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Synon
General
1 6 (10.53%) Retail
2 5 (8.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 41 (71.93%) Analyst
2 30 (52.63%) Support Analyst
3 26 (45.61%) SQL Analyst
3 26 (45.61%) SQL Support Analyst
4 15 (26.32%) Administrator
4 15 (26.32%) Programmer
5 14 (24.56%) AS400 Programmer
6 11 (19.30%) Developer
7 10 (17.54%) Analyst Programmer
8 9 (15.79%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
9 8 (14.04%) AS400 Developer
10 5 (8.77%) RPG Developer
11 4 (7.02%) Applications Support
11 4 (7.02%) Applications Support Analyst
11 4 (7.02%) Insurance Systems Analyst
11 4 (7.02%) Systems Support Analyst
12 2 (3.51%) Synon Developer
13 1 (1.75%) RPG Analyst Programmer
13 1 (1.75%) RPG Programmer
13 1 (1.75%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (52.63%) .NET
1 30 (52.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (96.49%) AS400
2 50 (87.72%) iSeries
3 30 (52.63%) Reinsurance
4 27 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (8.77%) Virtual Team
6 3 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (52.63%) Migration
2 27 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (45.61%) Computer Science
3 26 (45.61%) Data Security
3 26 (45.61%) Disaster Recovery
3 26 (45.61%) ITIL
3 26 (45.61%) Service Management
3 26 (45.61%) Tech Ops
4 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.77%) Project Management
6 4 (7.02%) Data Management
7 1 (1.75%) Critical Thinking
7 1 (1.75%) Data Privacy
7 1 (1.75%) Defect Management
7 1 (1.75%) System Testing
7 1 (1.75%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (68.42%) SQL
2 12 (21.05%) RPG IV
3 7 (12.28%) RPG III
4 4 (7.02%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.26%) Java
6 2 (3.51%) C#
6 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.75%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 26 (45.61%) Computer Science Degree
1 26 (45.61%) Degree
Vendors
1 26 (45.61%) ServiceNow
2 5 (8.77%) IBM
3 2 (3.51%) IFS
3 2 (3.51%) LANSA
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.75%) Cognos
4 1 (1.75%) Google
4 1 (1.75%) JDA