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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG
UK
Rank 762 766 827
Rank change year-on-year +4 +61  
Permanent jobs citing RPG 98 190 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.36% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 82 161 108
Median salary £37,500 £41,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.53% -8.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £57,500 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £41,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -8.53% -8.88%  

RPG is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 45722 53291 53832
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 54.47% 51.55% 50.58%
Number of salaries quoted 38857 45927 45773
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing RPG as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for RPG in the UK

RPG
Top 27 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 92 £37,500 -11.76% 4
North West -6 36 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Lancashire - 16 £40,000 - 1
Preston - 13 £40,000 -
London +73 12 £40,000 -11.11% 2
East of England +18 9 £35,000 -22.22%
Cambridgeshire +17 9 £35,000 -
Peterborough +10 9 £35,000 -
Manchester -13 9 £21,000 -
East Midlands -15 9 £38,000 -20.00%
South East +62 8 - -
Hampshire +39 8 - -
South West +1 7 £43,750 +6.06%
Yorkshire +14 6 £35,000 -26.31%
West Yorkshire - 6 £35,000 -
West Midlands +23 5 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Warrington +11 5 £37,500 -6.25%
Cheshire -6 5 £37,500 -6.25%
Bradford - 5 £35,000 -
Heywood - 5 £21,000 -
Somerset -13 4 £45,000 +2.27%
Chorley - 3 £35,000 - 1
Wiltshire +16 2 £35,000 -14.63%
Bath -11 2 £47,500 +7.95%
Swindon - 2 £35,000 -
Birmingham +15 1 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Bristol -3 1 £45,000 +28.57%

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 179 (71.60%) AS400
2 129 (51.60%) RPG IV
3 123 (49.20%) SQL
4 119 (47.60%) iSeries
5 69 (27.60%) Finance
6 63 (25.20%) IBM
7 58 (23.20%) DB2
8 54 (21.60%) ERP
9 53 (21.20%) Agile Software Development
10 40 (16.00%) SDLC
11 39 (15.60%) Waterfall
12 38 (15.20%) ITIL
13 35 (14.00%) HTML
13 35 (14.00%) Unit Testing
14 33 (13.20%) XML
15 21 (8.40%) Java
16 20 (8.00%) SAP
16 20 (8.00%) Manufacturing
17 18 (7.20%) Degree
17 18 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (6.80%) OS/400
18 17 (6.80%) FTP
19 15 (6.00%) Web Services
19 15 (6.00%) JavaScript
19 15 (6.00%) System Testing
20 14 (5.60%) RPG/400
20 14 (5.60%) RPG III
20 14 (5.60%) IFS
20 14 (5.60%) Logistics
21 12 (4.80%) .NET

RPG
Top Related 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 (3.20%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (2.40%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.60%) Apache
4 3 (1.20%) Liferay
5 2 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.80%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.60%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.80%) SAP ERP
2 5 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.80%) JDE World
4 1 (0.40%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.80%) FTP
2 4 (1.60%) ATM
3 3 (1.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (23.20%) DB2
2 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.40%) MySQL
2 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.40%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (3.20%) Synon
2 4 (1.60%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.60%) Subversion
2 4 (1.60%) TortoiseSVN
2 4 (1.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 69 (27.60%) Finance
2 20 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.20%) Banking
3 8 (3.20%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.00%) Legal
5 4 (1.60%) Billing
5 4 (1.60%) Games
6 3 (1.20%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.80%) Advertising
7 2 (0.80%) Automotive
7 2 (0.80%) Retail
Job Titles
1 105 (42.00%) Developer
2 94 (37.60%) AS400 Developer
3 92 (36.80%) RPG Developer
4 81 (32.40%) Analyst
5 52 (20.80%) Programmer
6 51 (20.40%) RPG Programmer
7 42 (16.80%) Support Analyst
8 38 (15.20%) Analyst Programmer
8 38 (15.20%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 37 (14.80%) Applications Support
9 37 (14.80%) Applications Support Analyst
10 29 (11.60%) Development Manager
11 14 (5.60%) Senior Programmer
11 14 (5.60%) Senior RPG Programmer
12 12 (4.80%) Architect
13 10 (4.00%) Support Engineer
14 9 (3.60%) Software Support Engineer
15 8 (3.20%) Senior Developer
15 8 (3.20%) Senior RPG Developer
16 7 (2.80%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (14.00%) HTML
2 33 (13.20%) XML
3 15 (6.00%) Web Services
4 12 (4.80%) .NET
5 6 (2.40%) EDI
5 6 (2.40%) Middleware
5 6 (2.40%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (2.40%) XML Messaging
6 4 (1.60%) Hibernate
6 4 (1.60%) J2EE
6 4 (1.60%) Spring
7 3 (1.20%) CSS
8 2 (0.80%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.80%) Node.js
9 1 (0.40%) Akka
9 1 (0.40%) JSON
9 1 (0.40%) Servlets
9 1 (0.40%) SOAP
9 1 (0.40%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (0.40%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 179 (71.60%) AS400
2 119 (47.60%) iSeries
3 18 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.60%) iPad
5 4 (1.60%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (1.20%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.20%) Social Gaming
7 2 (0.80%) Replication
8 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.40%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.80%) OS/400
2 8 (3.20%) Linux
3 6 (2.40%) Windows
4 4 (1.60%) MVS
5 2 (0.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (21.60%) ERP
2 53 (21.20%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (16.00%) SDLC
4 39 (15.60%) Waterfall
5 38 (15.20%) ITIL
6 35 (14.00%) Unit Testing
7 15 (6.00%) System Testing
8 14 (5.60%) Logistics
9 10 (4.00%) DevOps
10 8 (3.20%) Project Management
10 8 (3.20%) Scrum
10 8 (3.20%) Software Engineering
10 8 (3.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (2.80%) IT Strategy
11 7 (2.80%) Mentoring
12 6 (2.40%) ETL
13 5 (2.00%) Technical Analysis
14 4 (1.60%) Continuous Deployment
14 4 (1.60%) Data Management
14 4 (1.60%) Feasibility Study
Programming Languages
1 129 (51.60%) RPG IV
2 123 (49.20%) SQL
3 21 (8.40%) Java
4 15 (6.00%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.60%) RPG III
5 14 (5.60%) RPG/400
6 7 (2.80%) C#
7 6 (2.40%) Delphi
8 4 (1.60%) Python
8 4 (1.60%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.20%) COBOL
9 3 (1.20%) Scala
10 2 (0.80%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.80%) C
10 2 (0.80%) C++
10 2 (0.80%) Fortran
10 2 (0.80%) Groovy
10 2 (0.80%) PHP
10 2 (0.80%) R
10 2 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (7.20%) Degree
2 1 (0.40%) HNC
2 1 (0.40%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.80%) Kibana
Vendors
1 63 (25.20%) IBM
2 20 (8.00%) SAP
3 14 (5.60%) IFS
4 12 (4.80%) Infor
4 12 (4.80%) JD Edwards
5 7 (2.80%) Oracle
6 6 (2.40%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.20%) VMware
8 2 (0.80%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.40%) Foundry
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