Period
to 21 November 2017

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

IBM RPG
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 298 330 295
Rank change year-on-year +32 -35 +32
Permanent jobs citing RPG 25 9 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.079% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% 0.17% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 24 7 21
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +8.84%
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £60,500 £45,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - -4.76% -1.18%

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 5291 5223 5135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 51.88% 45.83% 47.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4575 4364 4565
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £25,050 £23,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,375 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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
Birmingham +49 24 £42,500 +13.33%
Coventry - 1 £29,000 -
RPG
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for RPG.

1 15 (60.00%) iSeries
2 13 (52.00%) Java
3 12 (48.00%) C#
3 12 (48.00%) Groovy
4 11 (44.00%) Unit Testing
4 11 (44.00%) Web Testing
4 11 (44.00%) Selenium
4 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (44.00%) Scala
4 11 (44.00%) Cucumber
4 11 (44.00%) BDD
4 11 (44.00%) Functional Testing
4 11 (44.00%) Jenkins
4 11 (44.00%) Protractor
4 11 (44.00%) JUnit
4 11 (44.00%) AS400
4 11 (44.00%) TDD
5 10 (40.00%) Mentoring
6 9 (36.00%) SQL
7 7 (28.00%) OS/400
7 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (28.00%) Project Management
7 7 (28.00%) Virtual Environments
8 6 (24.00%) IBM
8 6 (24.00%) Delphi
9 5 (20.00%) Node.js
9 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
9 5 (20.00%) Ranorex
9 5 (20.00%) WPF
9 5 (20.00%) ISTQB

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 4 (16.00%) Misys Equation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Cucumber
1 11 (44.00%) Jenkins
1 11 (44.00%) JUnit
1 11 (44.00%) Protractor
1 11 (44.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 5 (20.00%) Ranorex
3 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.00%) Subversion
3 1 (4.00%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
2 4 (16.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) AS400 Support
1 7 (28.00%) Technical Support
2 6 (24.00%) Head of Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Automation Test Lead
3 5 (20.00%) Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Lead Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Test Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Test Automation Architect
4 4 (16.00%) RPG Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Data Migration Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Delphi Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Migration Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
1 5 (20.00%) Node.js
1 5 (20.00%) WPF
2 1 (4.00%) Grails
2 1 (4.00%) jQuery
2 1 (4.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) iSeries
2 11 (44.00%) AS400
3 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) OS/400
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) BDD
1 11 (44.00%) Functional Testing
1 11 (44.00%) TDD
1 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
1 11 (44.00%) Unit Testing
1 11 (44.00%) Web Testing
2 10 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 7 (28.00%) Project Management
3 7 (28.00%) Virtual Environments
4 4 (16.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.00%) ERP
5 1 (4.00%) ETL
5 1 (4.00%) Line Management
5 1 (4.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) OO
5 1 (4.00%) RAD
5 1 (4.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) Java
2 12 (48.00%) C#
2 12 (48.00%) Groovy
3 11 (44.00%) Scala
4 9 (36.00%) SQL
5 6 (24.00%) Delphi
6 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (16.00%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
1 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) IBM
3 4 (16.00%) Misys
4 1 (4.00%) JD Edwards