Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM RPG
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 977 1012 1006
Rank change year-on-year +35 -6 +28
Permanent jobs citing RPG 164 190 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 136 162 216
UK median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% - -0.62%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £32,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,625 £48,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% -

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 90,078 100,136 99,920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.23% 55.30% 52.89%
Number of salaries quoted 74,925 82,484 86,256
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,039 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 21 November 2018.

Salary histogram for RPG in the UK

RPG
Top 13 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 21 November 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 +46 164 £40,500 +1.25% 7
UK excluding London +48 140 £40,000 +3.23% 4
East of England +73 45 £40,000 -20.00%
Midlands +35 35 £39,625 -14.32% 1
West Midlands +39 26 £37,500 -11.76% 1
South East +7 26 £55,000 +74.60%
London +49 24 £43,750 -7.89% 3
North of England -1 23 £36,000 -6.49% 2
South West -3 11 £41,000 +2.50% 1
North West +3 10 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Yorkshire +14 9 £37,500 -2.60%
East Midlands +6 9 £42,500 -10.53%
North East +1 4 £35,000 -4.11%

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 125 (76.22%) AS400
2 106 (64.63%) iSeries
3 103 (62.80%) SQL
4 71 (43.29%) RPG IV
5 62 (37.80%) Java
6 38 (23.17%) IBM
7 37 (22.56%) ERP
8 36 (21.95%) WebSphere
9 35 (21.34%) .NET
10 32 (19.51%) Finance
11 25 (15.24%) C#
12 23 (14.02%) SDLC
13 21 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (12.80%) DB2
14 16 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (9.76%) JD Edwards
14 16 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (7.93%) High Availability
15 13 (7.93%) SQL Server
16 12 (7.32%) EDI
16 12 (7.32%) ETL
16 12 (7.32%) Workflow
16 12 (7.32%) Retail
16 12 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
17 11 (6.71%) Degree
17 11 (6.71%) Microsoft
17 11 (6.71%) ITIL
18 10 (6.10%) E-Commerce
18 10 (6.10%) VB.NET
18 10 (6.10%) JavaScript

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 36 (21.95%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.83%) Apache
2 3 (1.83%) CMS
2 3 (1.83%) EPiServer
2 3 (1.83%) IIS
2 3 (1.83%) nginx
2 3 (1.83%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.83%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (5.49%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (4.88%) NetSuite
3 7 (4.27%) PRMS
4 4 (2.44%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.61%) BPCS
5 1 (0.61%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.83%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.83%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.66%) FTP
1 6 (3.66%) NAS
2 5 (3.05%) SSL
3 3 (1.83%) HTTP
3 3 (1.83%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.83%) LAN
3 3 (1.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.80%) DB2
2 13 (7.93%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.83%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.83%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.83%) Grunt
2 3 (1.83%) gulp
2 3 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.83%) Subversion
2 3 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.83%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.83%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.83%) webpack
3 2 (1.22%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.22%) JMeter
3 2 (1.22%) Selenium
4 1 (0.61%) Hudson
4 1 (0.61%) JIRA
4 1 (0.61%) Synon
General
1 32 (19.51%) Finance
2 12 (7.32%) Retail
3 10 (6.10%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.27%) General Ledger
5 5 (3.05%) Billing
6 4 (2.44%) Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 98 (59.76%) Developer
2 87 (53.05%) RPG Developer
3 63 (38.41%) AS400 Developer
4 36 (21.95%) SQL Developer
5 29 (17.68%) Analyst
6 26 (15.85%) Programmer
7 24 (14.63%) Analyst Programmer
8 21 (12.80%) RPG Programmer
9 20 (12.20%) RPG Analyst Programmer
10 11 (6.71%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (6.71%) Senior Analyst Programmer
10 11 (6.71%) Senior Programmer
11 10 (6.10%) Integration Developer
12 9 (5.49%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
12 9 (5.49%) Senior RPG Programmer
13 6 (3.66%) Head of Delivery
13 6 (3.66%) Team Leader
13 6 (3.66%) Technical Leader
14 5 (3.05%) Applications Support
14 5 (3.05%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (21.34%) .NET
2 12 (7.32%) EDI
3 10 (6.10%) HTML
4 9 (5.49%) CSS
5 7 (4.27%) Middleware
6 4 (2.44%) Web Services
7 3 (1.83%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.83%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.83%) DAO
7 3 (1.83%) jQuery
7 3 (1.83%) JSON
7 3 (1.83%) OAuth
7 3 (1.83%) REST
7 3 (1.83%) RESTful
7 3 (1.83%) Sass
7 3 (1.83%) SOAP
7 3 (1.83%) Spring
7 3 (1.83%) WCF
7 3 (1.83%) WinForms
7 3 (1.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 125 (76.22%) AS400
2 106 (64.63%) iSeries
3 21 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.10%) Management Information System
4 10 (6.10%) Mobile App
5 7 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (4.27%) User Experience
6 6 (3.66%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.83%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.05%) Unix
2 3 (1.83%) Linux
2 3 (1.83%) Windows
2 3 (1.83%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (22.56%) ERP
2 23 (14.02%) SDLC
3 16 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (7.93%) High Availability
5 12 (7.32%) ETL
5 12 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (7.32%) Workflow
6 11 (6.71%) ITIL
7 10 (6.10%) E-Commerce
7 10 (6.10%) Mobile Application Development
7 10 (6.10%) Web Development
8 9 (5.49%) Business Continuity
8 9 (5.49%) Business Continuity Planning
8 9 (5.49%) Decision-Making
8 9 (5.49%) EAI
8 9 (5.49%) SOA
8 9 (5.49%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (4.88%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 103 (62.80%) SQL
2 71 (43.29%) RPG IV
3 62 (37.80%) Java
4 25 (15.24%) C#
5 10 (6.10%) JavaScript
5 10 (6.10%) RPG/400
5 10 (6.10%) VB.NET
6 7 (4.27%) VB
7 4 (2.44%) RPG III
8 3 (1.83%) C++
8 3 (1.83%) Natural
8 3 (1.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (6.71%) Degree
2 6 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.83%) GDPR
1 3 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.22%) QA
Vendors
1 38 (23.17%) IBM
2 16 (9.76%) JD Edwards
3 11 (6.71%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.88%) Oracle
5 5 (3.05%) Infor
6 3 (1.83%) Adobe
6 3 (1.83%) Axway
6 3 (1.83%) IFS
6 3 (1.83%) MuleSoft
6 3 (1.83%) SEEBURGER
6 3 (1.83%) webMethods
7 2 (1.22%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.22%) SolarWinds