Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM RPG
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 995 1063 943
Rank change year-on-year +68 -120 +34
Permanent jobs citing RPG 123 135 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.077% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.14% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 88 117 217
UK median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - -2.44%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £32,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £48,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.49% -3.75% -

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 83,326 97,825 92,960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.99% 55.72% 53.60%
Number of salaries quoted 68,935 82,200 79,596
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,875 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +82 123 £41,000 +2.50% 16
UK excluding London +75 112 £41,000 +6.49% 14
Midlands +46 45 £41,250 -21.43% 3
West Midlands +35 37 £38,375 -26.90% 2
South West +30 18 £41,000 +5.13% 1
East of England +66 17 £40,000 +6.67%
South East +7 17 £55,000 +74.60% 6
North of England +43 15 £37,500 -2.60% 4
London +17 11 £65,000 +13.04% 2
North West - 9 £35,000 - 2
East Midlands +25 8 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Yorkshire +37 6 £37,500 -2.60%

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 87 (70.73%) AS400
2 81 (65.85%) SQL
2 81 (65.85%) iSeries
3 63 (51.22%) RPG IV
4 49 (39.84%) ERP
5 34 (27.64%) Java
6 31 (25.20%) IBM
7 28 (22.76%) JD Edwards
8 23 (18.70%) SDLC
9 22 (17.89%) EDI
10 20 (16.26%) Telecoms
10 20 (16.26%) ITIL
10 20 (16.26%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (13.82%) SQL Server
12 16 (13.01%) FTP
13 14 (11.38%) .NET
13 14 (11.38%) JDE OneWorld
13 14 (11.38%) C#
13 14 (11.38%) XML
14 13 (10.57%) Windows
14 13 (10.57%) DB2
14 13 (10.57%) B2B
14 13 (10.57%) LAN
14 13 (10.57%) WAN
14 13 (10.57%) WebSphere
14 13 (10.57%) Workflow
14 13 (10.57%) High Availability
14 13 (10.57%) Windows Server
14 13 (10.57%) IFS
14 13 (10.57%) Problem-Solving

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 13 (10.57%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.44%) Apache
2 3 (2.44%) CMS
2 3 (2.44%) EPiServer
2 3 (2.44%) IIS
2 3 (2.44%) nginx
2 3 (2.44%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.44%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (6.50%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (11.38%) JDE OneWorld
2 12 (9.76%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (8.94%) NetSuite
4 7 (5.69%) PRMS
5 2 (1.63%) BPCS
6 1 (0.81%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.81%) JDE World
6 1 (0.81%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.44%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.44%) npm
3 2 (1.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.01%) FTP
2 13 (10.57%) LAN
2 13 (10.57%) WAN
3 6 (4.88%) NAS
4 3 (2.44%) HTTP
4 3 (2.44%) HTTPS
4 3 (2.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.82%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.57%) DB2
3 3 (2.44%) Adabas
4 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Eclipse
2 3 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.44%) Grunt
2 3 (2.44%) gulp
2 3 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (2.44%) Subversion
2 3 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.44%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.44%) webpack
3 1 (0.81%) Hudson
3 1 (0.81%) Synon
General
1 20 (16.26%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.94%) Finance
3 10 (8.13%) Retail
4 9 (7.32%) Back Office
5 7 (5.69%) General Ledger
6 5 (4.07%) Banking
6 5 (4.07%) Billing
7 4 (3.25%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (56.10%) Developer
2 63 (51.22%) RPG Developer
3 41 (33.33%) AS400 Developer
4 22 (17.89%) SQL Developer
5 19 (15.45%) Programmer
6 18 (14.63%) Analyst
6 18 (14.63%) Analyst Programmer
7 17 (13.82%) RPG Programmer
8 16 (13.01%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 10 (8.13%) Integration Developer
9 10 (8.13%) Senior Programmer
9 10 (8.13%) Senior RPG Programmer
10 9 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (7.32%) Senior Analyst Programmer
10 9 (7.32%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
11 5 (4.07%) Administrator
11 5 (4.07%) Head of Delivery
12 4 (3.25%) Banking Analyst
13 2 (1.63%) COBOL Programmer
13 2 (1.63%) Senior RPG Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.89%) EDI
2 14 (11.38%) .NET
2 14 (11.38%) XML
3 10 (8.13%) HTML
4 9 (7.32%) CSS
4 9 (7.32%) EDIFACT
5 7 (5.69%) Middleware
6 4 (3.25%) Web Services
7 3 (2.44%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.44%) Angular 2
7 3 (2.44%) DAO
7 3 (2.44%) jQuery
7 3 (2.44%) JSON
7 3 (2.44%) OAuth
7 3 (2.44%) RAML
7 3 (2.44%) RequireJS
7 3 (2.44%) SOAP
7 3 (2.44%) Spring
7 3 (2.44%) WCF
7 3 (2.44%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 87 (70.73%) AS400
2 81 (65.85%) iSeries
3 20 (16.26%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.13%) Management Information System
5 7 (5.69%) User Experience
6 5 (4.07%) Mobile App
6 5 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.44%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.57%) Windows
1 13 (10.57%) Windows Server
2 12 (9.76%) Unix
3 3 (2.44%) Linux
4 2 (1.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (39.84%) ERP
2 23 (18.70%) SDLC
3 20 (16.26%) ITIL
4 13 (10.57%) B2B
4 13 (10.57%) High Availability
4 13 (10.57%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (10.57%) Workflow
5 12 (9.76%) Change Management
5 12 (9.76%) ETL
5 12 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (8.13%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (8.13%) Business Continuity
7 9 (7.32%) B2C
7 9 (7.32%) Business Continuity Planning
7 9 (7.32%) Data Validation
7 9 (7.32%) EAI
7 9 (7.32%) E-Commerce
7 9 (7.32%) SOA
7 9 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
7 9 (7.32%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 81 (65.85%) SQL
2 63 (51.22%) RPG IV
3 34 (27.64%) Java
4 14 (11.38%) C#
5 10 (8.13%) RPG/400
6 8 (6.50%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.69%) VB
8 5 (4.07%) VB.NET
9 4 (3.25%) RPG III
10 3 (2.44%) Natural
10 3 (2.44%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.63%) COBOL
12 1 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (8.13%) Degree
2 5 (4.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.25%) GDPR
2 3 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 31 (25.20%) IBM
2 28 (22.76%) JD Edwards
3 13 (10.57%) IFS
4 7 (5.69%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.69%) Oracle
5 6 (4.88%) Infor
6 4 (3.25%) Axway
6 4 (3.25%) SEEBURGER
7 3 (2.44%) Adobe
7 3 (2.44%) MuleSoft
7 3 (2.44%) webMethods