Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM RPG
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 269 291 322
Rank change year-on-year +22 +31 -36
Permanent jobs citing RPG 27 24 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.24% 0.054%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.77% 0.46% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 15 23 5
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £51,500
England median annual salary £40,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% -2.50% -4.76%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3,487 5,209 5,109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 42.54% 51.73% 46.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2,917 4,469 4,275
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing RPG as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for RPG in the West Midlands

RPG
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RPG in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for RPG in the West Midlands

RPG
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RPG in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for RPG in the West Midlands

RPG
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
Birmingham +10 19 £70,000 +64.71%
Staffordshire - 7 £35,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £70,000 -
RPG
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for RPG.

1 20 (74.07%) ERP
2 19 (70.37%) SQL
3 16 (59.26%) iSeries
4 14 (51.85%) RPG IV
4 14 (51.85%) AS400
5 13 (48.15%) Workflow
5 13 (48.15%) JD Edwards
5 13 (48.15%) EDI
5 13 (48.15%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
7 10 (37.04%) Java
8 9 (33.33%) ITIL
8 9 (33.33%) EAI
8 9 (33.33%) SOA
8 9 (33.33%) ETL
8 9 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
8 9 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (33.33%) SDLC
8 9 (33.33%) Decision-Making
8 9 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (33.33%) Business Continuity
9 7 (25.93%) General Ledger
9 7 (25.93%) Accounts Payable
9 7 (25.93%) Accounts Receivable
9 7 (25.93%) VB
9 7 (25.93%) Management Information System
9 7 (25.93%) Middleware
9 7 (25.93%) PRMS
10 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce

RPG
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 7 (25.93%) PRMS
2 6 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (22.22%) NetSuite
3 4 (14.81%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) FTP
1 4 (14.81%) LAN
1 4 (14.81%) WAN
General
1 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
2 7 (25.93%) General Ledger
3 6 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Developer
1 16 (59.26%) RPG Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Integration Developer
2 9 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Head of Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (3.70%) Programmer
4 1 (3.70%) RPG Analyst Programmer
4 1 (3.70%) RPG Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) EDI
2 7 (25.93%) Middleware
3 6 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (59.26%) iSeries
2 14 (51.85%) AS400
3 13 (48.15%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (25.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
1 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) ERP
2 13 (48.15%) Workflow
3 9 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 9 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
3 9 (33.33%) Decision-Making
3 9 (33.33%) EAI
3 9 (33.33%) ETL
3 9 (33.33%) ITIL
3 9 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (33.33%) SDLC
3 9 (33.33%) SOA
3 9 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (25.93%) Accounts Payable
4 7 (25.93%) Accounts Receivable
5 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 6 (22.22%) High Availability
5 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 6 (22.22%) Software Delivery
5 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) SQL
2 14 (51.85%) RPG IV
3 10 (37.04%) Java
4 7 (25.93%) VB
5 6 (22.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
1 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) JD Edwards
2 6 (22.22%) IBM
3 4 (14.81%) Axway
3 4 (14.81%) IFS
3 4 (14.81%) SEEBURGER
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle