Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM RPG
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 305 328
Rank change year-on-year +14 +23 -18
Permanent jobs citing RPG 6 27 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.069% 0.27% 0.092%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.51% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 6 27 7
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% -26.09% +43.75%
10th Percentile £22,500 £31,250 £45,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -

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 3,853 5,311 5,229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.16% 53.39% 43.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3,281 4,622 4,367
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Coventry +9 2 £25,000 -13.79%
Staffordshire - 2 £35,000 -
Worcestershire +12 1 £70,000 +115.38%
Birmingham -20 1 £70,000 +64.71% 1
RPG
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) AS400
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) General Ledger
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Grails
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) Groovy
2 2 (33.33%) iSeries
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Accounts Payable
2 2 (33.33%) Accounts Receivable
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) PHP
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) PRMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) General Ledger
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Graduate
2 2 (33.33%) Graduate Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Graduate Software Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Head of Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) RPG Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) Grails
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) AS400
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Accounts Payable
1 2 (33.33%) Accounts Receivable
1 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 2 (33.33%) ERP
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
1 2 (33.33%) OO
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Groovy
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) PHP
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM