Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM RPG
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1007 973 1008
Rank change year-on-year -34 +35 +105
Permanent jobs citing RPG 196 252 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.25% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 167 221 227
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.44% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £32,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £56,000 £48,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +2.56%

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 99556 100452 113331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.26% 52.82% 51.68%
Number of salaries quoted 81931 86621 96869
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +1.27%

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 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for RPG in the UK

RPG
Top 15 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 17 November 2017. 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 +12 187 £40,000 - 4
UK excluding London -17 164 £39,000 -2.50% 5
North of England -21 46 £38,500 -3.75% 2
South East +36 42 £31,500 -16.00%
Midlands +56 32 £46,250 +8.82%
London +16 29 £41,750 -4.57%
South West -5 28 £40,000 - 2
Yorkshire +50 26 £38,500 -18.95%
West Midlands +33 26 £42,500 +13.33%
North West -47 18 £40,000 - 1
East of England -12 8 £50,000 +42.86%
East Midlands +27 6 £47,500 +11.76%
Wales +11 5 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Scotland -2 3 £26,250 -
North East +9 2 £36,500 +4.29% 1

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing RPG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for RPG.

1 123 (62.76%) AS400
2 115 (58.67%) SQL
3 96 (48.98%) RPG IV
4 84 (42.86%) iSeries
5 53 (27.04%) C#
5 53 (27.04%) IBM
6 46 (23.47%) Finance
7 45 (22.96%) Java
8 42 (21.43%) JavaScript
9 41 (20.92%) HTML
10 40 (20.41%) .NET
11 37 (18.88%) CSS
12 29 (14.80%) SDLC
13 27 (13.78%) ERP
14 23 (11.73%) Microsoft
14 23 (11.73%) Unit Testing
15 20 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (9.69%) Degree
16 19 (9.69%) SQL Server
17 18 (9.18%) FTP
17 18 (9.18%) SSL
17 18 (9.18%) Windows
17 18 (9.18%) Service Delivery
17 18 (9.18%) Statistics
17 18 (9.18%) Release Management
17 18 (9.18%) Banking
17 18 (9.18%) Software Delivery
17 18 (9.18%) Ticket Management
17 18 (9.18%) Dynatrace
17 18 (9.18%) SolarWinds

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 5 (2.55%) OpenROAD
2 4 (2.04%) Apache
3 3 (1.53%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.51%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.51%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (4.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (4.08%) Misys Equation
2 5 (2.55%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.53%) Infor M3
4 2 (1.02%) Movex
4 2 (1.02%) NetSuite
4 2 (1.02%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.51%) Infor LN
5 1 (0.51%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.51%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.02%) G Suite
1 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.02%) Office 365
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.18%) FTP
1 18 (9.18%) SSL
2 3 (1.53%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.67%) DB2
3 7 (3.57%) MySQL
3 7 (3.57%) Pentaho
4 5 (2.55%) Informix
5 4 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.53%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.53%) Power BI
7 2 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (6.63%) Selenium
2 12 (6.12%) Cucumber
2 12 (6.12%) Jenkins
2 12 (6.12%) JUnit
2 12 (6.12%) Protractor
3 5 (2.55%) CA Gen
3 5 (2.55%) HP UFT
3 5 (2.55%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (2.55%) PowerBuilder
3 5 (2.55%) PROIV
3 5 (2.55%) Ranorex
4 3 (1.53%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.53%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.51%) JMeter
5 1 (0.51%) Subversion
5 1 (0.51%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 46 (23.47%) Finance
2 18 (9.18%) Banking
3 12 (6.12%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.04%) Advertising
4 4 (2.04%) Retail
4 4 (2.04%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 86 (43.88%) Developer
2 72 (36.73%) Analyst
3 56 (28.57%) RPG Developer
4 54 (27.55%) AS400 Developer
5 43 (21.94%) Programmer
6 40 (20.41%) RPG Programmer
7 38 (19.39%) Analyst Programmer
7 38 (19.39%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 22 (11.22%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
8 22 (11.22%) AS400 Programmer
8 22 (11.22%) Support Analyst
9 18 (9.18%) Operational Support Analyst
9 18 (9.18%) Operations Analyst
9 18 (9.18%) Operations Support Analyst
10 15 (7.65%) Senior Developer
11 9 (4.59%) AS400 Support
11 9 (4.59%) Senior AS400 Developer
11 9 (4.59%) Senior RPG Developer
11 9 (4.59%) Software Developer
12 8 (4.08%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (20.92%) HTML
2 40 (20.41%) .NET
3 37 (18.88%) CSS
4 9 (4.59%) Ajax
4 9 (4.59%) EDI
5 7 (3.57%) DHTML
5 7 (3.57%) EDIFACT
6 5 (2.55%) Node.js
6 5 (2.55%) WPF
7 3 (1.53%) JSON
7 3 (1.53%) XML
8 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.02%) Classic ASP
8 2 (1.02%) JMX
8 2 (1.02%) JSP
8 2 (1.02%) REST
8 2 (1.02%) SOAP
8 2 (1.02%) Web Services
8 2 (1.02%) XSLT
9 1 (0.51%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 123 (62.76%) AS400
2 84 (42.86%) iSeries
3 20 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.59%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.55%) Tandem
6 3 (1.53%) LPAR
7 2 (1.02%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.18%) Windows
2 13 (6.63%) OS/400
3 11 (5.61%) Linux
4 9 (4.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.80%) SDLC
2 27 (13.78%) ERP
3 23 (11.73%) Unit Testing
4 18 (9.18%) Release Management
4 18 (9.18%) Service Delivery
4 18 (9.18%) Software Delivery
4 18 (9.18%) Statistics
4 18 (9.18%) Ticket Management
5 15 (7.65%) Project Management
6 13 (6.63%) Mentoring
6 13 (6.63%) Test Automation
7 12 (6.12%) BDD
7 12 (6.12%) Functional Testing
7 12 (6.12%) TDD
7 12 (6.12%) Web Testing
8 10 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (5.10%) Translating Business Requirements
9 9 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (4.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 115 (58.67%) SQL
2 96 (48.98%) RPG IV
3 53 (27.04%) C#
4 45 (22.96%) Java
5 42 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 14 (7.14%) C++
6 14 (7.14%) VB
7 13 (6.63%) Groovy
8 12 (6.12%) Scala
9 11 (5.61%) VB.NET
10 8 (4.08%) PHP
10 8 (4.08%) RPG/400
11 7 (3.57%) ActionScript
11 7 (3.57%) ActionScript 2.0
11 7 (3.57%) C
11 7 (3.57%) VBA
12 6 (3.06%) Delphi
13 5 (2.55%) COBOL
13 5 (2.55%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 5 (2.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (9.69%) Degree
2 5 (2.55%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.53%) CCENT
3 3 (1.53%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.53%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.51%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.53%) Nagios
2 1 (0.51%) Control-M
Vendors
1 53 (27.04%) IBM
2 23 (11.73%) Microsoft
3 18 (9.18%) Dynatrace
3 18 (9.18%) SolarWinds
4 13 (6.63%) Oracle
5 10 (5.10%) JD Edwards
6 8 (4.08%) Misys
7 7 (3.57%) Cognos
8 5 (2.55%) Infor
9 4 (2.04%) SAP
9 4 (2.04%) VMware
10 2 (1.02%) Epicor
10 2 (1.02%) Google
10 2 (1.02%) IFS
10 2 (1.02%) QAD
10 2 (1.02%) Sage
11 1 (0.51%) Baan