Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM RPG
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 294 302 333
Rank change year-on-year +8 +31 -13
Permanent jobs citing RPG 10 16 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.23% 0.32% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 6 16 21
West Midlands median annual salary £26,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.29% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £22,250 £30,625 £35,000
90th Percentile £30,750 £48,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - -3.61% -2.35%

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 4,417 4,943 5,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.93% 50.52% 43.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3,679 4,292 4,532
West Midlands median annual salary £41,750 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.38% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,300 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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
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 18 June 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 -16 4 - -
Coventry -3 2 £25,000 -13.79%
RPG
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 8 (80.00%) SQL
1 8 (80.00%) ERP
2 6 (60.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (40.00%) AS400
3 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (40.00%) Workflow
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (40.00%) Business Continuity
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (40.00%) EDI
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (40.00%) C++
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 4 (40.00%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (40.00%) SAP
3 4 (40.00%) EAI
3 4 (40.00%) SOA
3 4 (40.00%) ETL
3 4 (40.00%) Epicor
3 4 (40.00%) JD Edwards
3 4 (40.00%) Sage
3 4 (40.00%) Data Integration
3 4 (40.00%) Infor
3 4 (40.00%) iSeries
3 4 (40.00%) RPG IV

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 (40.00%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
1 4 (40.00%) Infor M3
1 4 (40.00%) NetSuite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Crystal Reports
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Integration Developer
2 4 (40.00%) IT Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) IT Support
2 4 (40.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) RPG Developer
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Graduate
3 2 (20.00%) Graduate Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Graduate Software Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) EDI
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) Grails
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (40.00%) AS400
1 4 (40.00%) iSeries
1 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) ERP
2 4 (40.00%) Business Continuity
2 4 (40.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 4 (40.00%) Data Integration
2 4 (40.00%) Decision-Making
2 4 (40.00%) EAI
2 4 (40.00%) ETL
2 4 (40.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (40.00%) SOA
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (40.00%) Workflow
3 2 (20.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) C++
3 4 (40.00%) RPG IV
4 2 (20.00%) Groovy
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Epicor
1 4 (40.00%) IFS
1 4 (40.00%) Infor
1 4 (40.00%) JD Edwards
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
1 4 (40.00%) Sage
1 4 (40.00%) SAP