The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 211 216 220
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Permanent jobs citing ABAP 24 10 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.40% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.72% 0.31% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 17 10 12
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -8.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £43,400 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
ABAP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3347 3204 3403
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 55.79% 58.16% 59.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2967 2857 3041
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ABAP across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

ABAP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

ABAP
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ABAP across the South West region.

ABAP Salary Trend in the South West

ABAP
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ABAP across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

ABAP Salary Histogram in the South West

ABAP
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire -1 9 £35,000 -22.22%
Wiltshire +1 5 - -
Somerset +7 2 £44,500 -15.23%
Bristol - 1 £42,500 -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West region citing ABAP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ABAP.

1 52 (100.00%) SAP
2 36 (69.23%) ITIL
3 35 (67.31%) SAP Basis
4 34 (65.38%) Java
4 34 (65.38%) NetWeaver
5 31 (59.62%) SQL
5 31 (59.62%) Oracle
6 30 (57.69%) SQL Server
7 19 (36.54%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (34.62%) MS Office
9 17 (32.69%) HTML
9 17 (32.69%) CRM
9 17 (32.69%) SAP SD
10 14 (26.92%) Change Management
10 14 (26.92%) Oracle Database
11 13 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (25.00%) FTP
11 13 (25.00%) SAP Smart Forms
12 7 (13.46%) Retail
13 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
13 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
13 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
13 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
14 5 (9.62%) Finance
14 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
14 5 (9.62%) Web Services
15 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (7.69%) Legal
15 4 (7.69%) Functional Testing
15 4 (7.69%) Unit Testing

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West region citing ABAP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ABAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (65.38%) NetWeaver
2 3 (5.77%) CMS
2 3 (5.77%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (34.62%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (32.69%) SAP SD
2 3 (5.77%) SAP CRM
2 3 (5.77%) SAP ERP
2 3 (5.77%) SAP ECC
3 2 (3.85%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (57.69%) SQL Server
2 14 (26.92%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.77%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (5.77%) SAP BW
General
1 7 (13.46%) Retail
2 5 (9.62%) Finance
3 4 (7.69%) Legal
4 3 (5.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (71.15%) Analyst
2 30 (57.69%) SAP Analyst
3 26 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
4 17 (32.69%) SAP Basis Analyst
5 8 (15.38%) Developer
6 7 (13.46%) Development Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) ABAP Developer
8 4 (7.69%) ABAP Programmer
8 4 (7.69%) SAP Programmer
8 4 (7.69%) Programmer
9 3 (5.77%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.77%) SAP Developer
10 2 (3.85%) SAP Security Consultant
10 2 (3.85%) SAP Support
10 2 (3.85%) Security Consultant
10 2 (3.85%) SAP Basis Support
10 2 (3.85%) Consultant
10 2 (3.85%) SAP Consultant
10 2 (3.85%) SAP GRC Consultant
11 1 (1.92%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (67.31%) SAP Basis
2 17 (32.69%) HTML
3 13 (25.00%) SAP Smart Forms
4 5 (9.62%) Web Services
5 3 (5.77%) XML
5 3 (5.77%) SAP ALE
5 3 (5.77%) SAP PI
5 3 (5.77%) SAP XI
6 1 (1.92%) HTML5
6 1 (1.92%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 19 (36.54%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) Windows
1 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (69.23%) ITIL
2 17 (32.69%) CRM
3 14 (26.92%) Change Management
4 13 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
6 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
7 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (7.69%) Unit Testing
7 4 (7.69%) Functional Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Performance Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Content Management
8 3 (5.77%) Automated Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.77%) ERP
8 3 (5.77%) Data Modelling
8 3 (5.77%) SOA
8 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.77%) B2C
9 2 (3.85%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 34 (65.38%) Java
2 31 (59.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) SAP Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Degree
Vendors
1 52 (100.00%) SAP
2 31 (59.62%) Oracle
3 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.77%) Sitecore
4 3 (5.77%) Business Objects