The table below looks at the statistics for SAP APO skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SAP APO over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Advanced Planner & Optimizer (APO)
Rank 794 762 846
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +84
Permanent jobs citing SAP APO 103 137 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.13% 0.046%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.14% 1.53% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 52 93 38
Average salary £57,500 £70,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.85% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,250 £75,750
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £71,250 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-19.29% +23.91%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
9057 8941 9170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.96% 8.20% 8.15%
Number of salaries quoted 7074 7139 7422
Average salary £53,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.95% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £33,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

SAP APO
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SAP APO within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

SAP APO Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAP APO
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SAP APO within the UK.

SAP APO Salary Trend in the UK

SAP APO
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SAP APO over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 within the UK.

SAP APO Salary Histogram in the UK

SAP APO
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAP APO within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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
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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
England -59 88 £57,500 -17.85% 4
South East -9 33 £60,000 -17.24% 2
Surrey -7 26 £60,000 -
Egham +2 25 - -
London -5 21 £57,500 -14.81% 2
North West -26 20 £55,000 -24.13%
Manchester -14 14 £57,500 +13.86%
Hampshire -5 4 £60,000 -17.24%
West Midlands -17 4 - -
Farnborough - 4 £60,000 -
Yorkshire -65 3 £70,000 +3.70%
Birmingham - 3 - -
Middlesex -6 2 £62,500 -10.71%
East Yorkshire +3 1 £70,000 +9.80%
East Midlands 0 1 £47,500 -13.63%
West Sussex - 1 £47,500 -
Crawley - 1 £47,500 -
Goole - 1 £70,000 -

SAP APO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SAP APO 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 SAP APO.

1 209 (100.00%) SAP
2 134 (64.11%) SAP SCM
3 75 (35.89%) Logistics
4 70 (33.49%) ABAP
5 65 (31.10%) SAP PP
6 55 (26.32%) SAP MM
7 53 (25.36%) Manufacturing
8 51 (24.40%) SAP R/3
8 51 (24.40%) C
9 50 (23.92%) Supply Chain Management
10 48 (22.97%) SAP WM
11 37 (17.70%) Network Planning
12 31 (14.83%) SAP Implementation
12 31 (14.83%) SAP SD
13 26 (12.44%) Finance
14 24 (11.48%) Security Cleared
15 20 (9.57%) SAP BW
15 20 (9.57%) FMCG
16 18 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (7.66%) Project Management
17 16 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
18 15 (7.18%) ERP
19 14 (6.70%) Business Objects
19 14 (6.70%) BusinessObjects
20 13 (6.22%) Degree
20 13 (6.22%) SAP LE
20 13 (6.22%) Procure-to-pay
21 12 (5.74%) Demand Management
21 12 (5.74%) SAP QM
22 11 (5.26%) BPR

SAP APO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SAP APO 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 SAP APO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (4.31%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 6 (2.87%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.48%) MS Project
2 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 134 (64.11%) SAP SCM
2 65 (31.10%) SAP PP
3 55 (26.32%) SAP MM
4 51 (24.40%) SAP R/3
5 48 (22.97%) SAP WM
6 31 (14.83%) SAP SD
7 13 (6.22%) SAP LE
8 12 (5.74%) SAP QM
9 6 (2.87%) SAP PM
10 3 (1.44%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (1.44%) SAP CO
10 3 (1.44%) SAP FI
11 2 (0.96%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.96%) SAP EWM
11 2 (0.96%) SAP ERP
12 1 (0.48%) SAP Payroll
12 1 (0.48%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.57%) SAP BW
2 14 (6.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.48%) OLTP
3 1 (0.48%) SAP BI
3 1 (0.48%) Essbase
3 1 (0.48%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (3.35%) QuickTest Pro
1 7 (3.35%) LoadRunner
2 6 (2.87%) Hudson
General
1 53 (25.36%) Manufacturing
2 26 (12.44%) Finance
3 4 (1.91%) Aerospace
3 4 (1.91%) Retail
4 3 (1.44%) Automotive
4 3 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.48%) French Language
5 1 (0.48%) German Language
Job Titles
1 141 (67.46%) Consultant
1 141 (67.46%) SAP Consultant
2 100 (47.85%) SAP APO Consultant
3 51 (24.40%) Managing Consultant
4 37 (17.70%) Analyst
5 34 (16.27%) SAP Analyst
6 30 (14.35%) SAP SCM Consultant
7 22 (10.53%) Senior Consultant
7 22 (10.53%) Senior SAP Consultant
8 17 (8.13%) Architect
8 17 (8.13%) SAP Architect
9 12 (5.74%) SAP Solutions Architect
9 12 (5.74%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (5.74%) SAP PP Consultant
10 11 (5.26%) SAP WM Consultant
11 7 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (2.87%) Business Analyst
12 6 (2.87%) SAP Business Analyst
13 5 (2.39%) SAP Logistics Consultant
13 5 (2.39%) SAP QM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.26%) SAP PI
2 2 (0.96%) HTML5
2 2 (0.96%) SAP TM
2 2 (0.96%) SAP Business Workflow
2 2 (0.96%) CSS
2 2 (0.96%) EDI
2 2 (0.96%) Web Dynpro
2 2 (0.96%) SAP Smart Forms
2 2 (0.96%) HTML
2 2 (0.96%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.48%) MDX
3 1 (0.48%) ADO
3 1 (0.48%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.57%) FMCG
2 18 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.48%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (35.89%) Logistics
2 50 (23.92%) Supply Chain Management
3 37 (17.70%) Network Planning
4 31 (14.83%) SAP Implementation
5 16 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (7.66%) Project Management
6 15 (7.18%) ERP
7 13 (6.22%) Procure-to-pay
8 12 (5.74%) Demand Management
9 11 (5.26%) BPR
10 10 (4.78%) Quality Management
11 7 (3.35%) Six Sigma
11 7 (3.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (3.35%) Business Analysis
12 6 (2.87%) Change Management
13 5 (2.39%) Functional Testing
13 5 (2.39%) Coaching
14 4 (1.91%) People Management
14 4 (1.91%) System Testing
14 4 (1.91%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 70 (33.49%) ABAP
2 51 (24.40%) C
3 2 (0.96%) Java
3 2 (0.96%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.96%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 24 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.22%) Degree
3 9 (4.31%) SAP Certification
4 1 (0.48%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 6 (2.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 209 (100.00%) SAP
2 14 (6.70%) Business Objects
3 5 (2.39%) HP
4 2 (0.96%) Pegasus
4 2 (0.96%) Adobe
5 1 (0.48%) Cognos