Period
to 26 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for ABAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited ABAP over the 6 months to 26 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAP ABAP
UK
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 583 739 728
Rank change year-on-year +156 -11 -132
Permanent jobs citing ABAP 125 343 482
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.43% 0.47% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 52 223 292
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +13.21%
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,000 £41,350
90th Percentile £77,500 £87,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £58,250 £57,500
% change year-on-year -18.45% +1.30% +15.00%

ABAP is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 29,248 72,776 91,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 59.33% 53.51% 55.53%
Number of salaries quoted 24,831 59,758 76,072
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ABAP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ABAP.

Salary trend for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing ABAP over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Salary histogram for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the UK over the 6 months to 26 October 2020. 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
England +203 113 £65,000 - 6
UK excluding London +156 70 £47,500 -18.45% 7
South East +163 44 £50,000 -15.25% 3
London +230 35 £65,000 -7.14%
Midlands +115 16 £48,000 -26.15% 1
West Midlands +106 13 £51,000 -36.25%
Work from Home -6 12 £75,000 +7.14% 4
North of England +126 7 £38,500 -35.83% 1
North West +89 4 £38,500 -40.77%
South West +128 3 £57,500 -32.35% 1
Yorkshire +105 3 £41,000 -31.67% 1
East Midlands +71 3 £45,000 -30.77% 1

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, IT jobs citing ABAP 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 with a requirement for ABAP.

1 125 (100.00%) SAP
2 51 (40.80%) Problem-Solving
3 45 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (35.20%) SAP S/4HANA
5 39 (31.20%) Apache Flex
6 34 (27.20%) Java
7 33 (26.40%) LSMW
8 28 (22.40%) SAP Smart Forms
9 27 (21.60%) Manufacturing
10 26 (20.80%) SAPscript
10 26 (20.80%) ERP
10 26 (20.80%) SAP Fiori
11 25 (20.00%) Oracle
12 23 (18.40%) SAP ERP
12 23 (18.40%) SAP Basis
13 22 (17.60%) SC Cleared
13 22 (17.60%) Security Cleared
13 22 (17.60%) Azure
14 21 (16.80%) User Acceptance Testing
14 21 (16.80%) Unix
14 21 (16.80%) SAP MM
15 20 (16.00%) Project Management
15 20 (16.00%) AIX
15 20 (16.00%) Linux
15 20 (16.00%) Oracle RMAN
15 20 (16.00%) AWS
15 20 (16.00%) Data Guard
16 19 (15.20%) SAPUI5
16 19 (15.20%) Continuous Improvement
16 19 (15.20%) Procure-to-Pay

ABAP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.40%) NetWeaver
2 1 (0.80%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 44 (35.20%) SAP S/4HANA
2 23 (18.40%) SAP ERP
3 21 (16.80%) SAP MM
4 13 (10.40%) SAP HR
5 12 (9.60%) SAP PSCD
6 9 (7.20%) SAP FI
7 7 (5.60%) SAP CO
7 7 (5.60%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (4.80%) SAP MDG
8 6 (4.80%) SAP MDM
9 4 (3.20%) SAP CRM
9 4 (3.20%) SAP SD
10 3 (2.40%) SAP EWM
10 3 (2.40%) SAP WM
11 2 (1.60%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (1.60%) SAP BPC
11 2 (1.60%) SAP CS
12 1 (0.80%) SAP EHS
12 1 (0.80%) SAP Retail
12 1 (0.80%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.60%) Azure
2 20 (16.00%) AWS
3 2 (1.60%) Power Platform
4 1 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.00%) FTP
1 10 (8.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.80%) SAP HANA
2 9 (7.20%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (3.20%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 4 (3.20%) SAP BW
3 4 (3.20%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.60%) Power BI
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.60%) Tableau
5 1 (0.80%) BODI
5 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.80%) DataStage
5 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.80%) OLAP
5 1 (0.80%) OLTP
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (26.40%) LSMW
2 10 (8.00%) Eclipse
2 10 (8.00%) NWDS
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.80%) JIRA
General
1 27 (21.60%) Manufacturing
2 12 (9.60%) Finance
3 10 (8.00%) Public Sector
4 8 (6.40%) Billing
5 3 (2.40%) French Language
6 1 (0.80%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.80%) German Language
6 1 (0.80%) Local Government
6 1 (0.80%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (38.40%) Consultant
2 44 (35.20%) SAP Consultant
3 35 (28.00%) Developer
4 34 (27.20%) SAP Developer
5 26 (20.80%) ABAP Developer
6 22 (17.60%) SAP Basis Consultant
7 14 (11.20%) Senior ABAP Developer
7 14 (11.20%) Senior Developer
7 14 (11.20%) Senior SAP Developer
8 11 (8.80%) Architect
9 10 (8.00%) SAP PI Consultant
10 7 (5.60%) SAP Architect
11 6 (4.80%) SAP Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (4.00%) Managing Consultant
13 4 (3.20%) Analyst
13 4 (3.20%) SAP Analyst
13 4 (3.20%) SAP Integration Consultant
13 4 (3.20%) SAP S/4HANA Architect
13 4 (3.20%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (31.20%) Apache Flex
2 28 (22.40%) SAP Smart Forms
3 26 (20.80%) SAP Fiori
4 23 (18.40%) SAP Basis
5 19 (15.20%) SAPUI5
6 15 (12.00%) Web Dynpro
7 12 (9.60%) SAP PI
8 10 (8.00%) JSON
8 10 (8.00%) REST
8 10 (8.00%) SAP XI
8 10 (8.00%) SOAP
8 10 (8.00%) XML
8 10 (8.00%) XSD
8 10 (8.00%) XSLT
9 4 (3.20%) BAPI
9 4 (3.20%) IDoc
10 2 (1.60%) HTML
10 2 (1.60%) Web Services
11 1 (0.80%) .NET
11 1 (0.80%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.00%) W3C
2 7 (5.60%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.80%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.80%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.80%) Unix
2 20 (16.00%) AIX
2 20 (16.00%) Linux
3 1 (0.80%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (40.80%) Problem-Solving
2 45 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (20.80%) ERP
4 21 (16.80%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (16.00%) Project Management
6 19 (15.20%) Continuous Improvement
6 19 (15.20%) PLM
6 19 (15.20%) Procure-to-Pay
6 19 (15.20%) Project Planning
6 19 (15.20%) Quality Management
7 18 (14.40%) Workflow
8 15 (12.00%) CRM
9 13 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (8.80%) Migration
10 11 (8.80%) Revenue Management
11 8 (6.40%) Project Delivery
11 8 (6.40%) Source to Pay
11 8 (6.40%) Use Case
12 7 (5.60%) Accounts Payable
12 7 (5.60%) Accounts Receivable
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.20%) Java
2 26 (20.80%) SAPscript
3 7 (5.60%) SQL
4 2 (1.60%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.80%) C#
5 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (17.60%) SC Cleared
1 22 (17.60%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.00%) Degree
3 2 (1.60%) CCA
4 1 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.80%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.20%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.80%) GDPR
2 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (16.00%) Data Guard
1 20 (16.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.80%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 125 (100.00%) SAP
2 25 (20.00%) Oracle
3 15 (12.00%) Adobe
4 10 (8.00%) Ariba
5 2 (1.60%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.80%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.80%) HP
6 1 (0.80%) hybris
6 1 (0.80%) IBM
6 1 (0.80%) OpenText