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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 243 234 218
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -16
Permanent jobs citing ABAP 4 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.065% 0.035% 0.073%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.061% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 3
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +2.27%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
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
3330 3259 3236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 54.03% 56.27% 59.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2850 2855 2901
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,000 £48,546
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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
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 17 April 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
Somerset - 2 £44,000 -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 29 (100.00%) SAP
2 22 (75.86%) ITIL
2 22 (75.86%) SAP Basis
3 17 (58.62%) NetWeaver
3 17 (58.62%) Java
3 17 (58.62%) SQL
3 17 (58.62%) Oracle
4 16 (55.17%) SQL Server
5 13 (44.83%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (41.38%) MS Office
7 9 (31.03%) SAP SD
8 8 (27.59%) CRM
8 8 (27.59%) HTML
8 8 (27.59%) Change Management
8 8 (27.59%) Oracle Database
9 7 (24.14%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
9 7 (24.14%) SAP Smart Forms
9 7 (24.14%) FTP
10 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
10 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
11 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
11 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
11 5 (17.24%) Functional Testing
11 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
11 5 (17.24%) Finance
11 5 (17.24%) Legal
12 4 (13.79%) Retail
13 1 (3.45%) SAP Implementation

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 17 (58.62%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 12 (41.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (31.03%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (55.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
1 5 (17.24%) Legal
2 4 (13.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Analyst
2 16 (55.17%) SAP Analyst
3 15 (51.72%) Technical Analyst
4 8 (27.59%) SAP Basis Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) ABAP Programmer
5 4 (13.79%) Programmer
5 4 (13.79%) Development Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) SAP Programmer
6 3 (10.34%) Developer
6 3 (10.34%) ABAP Developer
7 2 (6.90%) SAP Support
7 2 (6.90%) SAP Basis Support
8 1 (3.45%) SAP Support Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) SAP Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (75.86%) SAP Basis
2 8 (27.59%) HTML
3 7 (24.14%) SAP Smart Forms
4 1 (3.45%) Web Dynpro
4 1 (3.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) ITIL
2 8 (27.59%) CRM
2 8 (27.59%) Change Management
3 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
3 7 (24.14%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (17.24%) Functional Testing
4 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
4 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.45%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) Java
1 17 (58.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) SAP
2 17 (58.62%) Oracle
3 6 (20.69%) Microsoft