Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAP ABAP
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 625 592 689
Rank change year-on-year -33 +97 -159
Permanent jobs citing ABAP 680 693 706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.40% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.68% 0.74% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 329 414 504
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -13.64%
10th Percentile £38,508 £37,825 £37,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,250 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.43% +10.53% -6.86%

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 99,559 94,181 106,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.09% 54.58% 51.97%
Number of salaries quoted 83,684 80,447 91,813
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ABAP over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Salary histogram for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Top 14 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 20 April 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
England -37 618 £55,000 +3.77% 29
UK excluding London +1 521 £53,250 +1.43% 20
North of England +2 170 £50,000 - 7
South East +4 155 £55,000 - 3
Midlands +55 152 £54,000 +2.86% 4
West Midlands +56 122 £54,500 +9.00% 1
North West +34 105 £55,000 - 5
London -68 85 £65,000 +8.33% 10
Yorkshire -7 61 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East Midlands +3 30 £48,000 -8.57% 3
Wales +15 28 £45,000 -10.00%
East of England -31 19 £60,000 +13.21% 4
South West -41 7 £53,750 -14.00% 1
North East -35 4 £42,375 -15.25%

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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.

1 680 (100.00%) SAP
2 190 (27.94%) Finance
3 171 (25.15%) Manufacturing
4 137 (20.15%) Problem-Solving
5 129 (18.97%) IDoc
6 117 (17.21%) LSMW
6 117 (17.21%) EDI
7 116 (17.06%) Retail
8 115 (16.91%) Self-Motivation
9 113 (16.62%) SAP HANA
10 112 (16.47%) Logistics
11 110 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
12 108 (15.88%) Migration
13 100 (14.71%) CRM
14 97 (14.26%) Data Migration
15 92 (13.53%) SAP BW
16 91 (13.38%) OO
17 88 (12.94%) Publishing
18 85 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
19 82 (12.06%) SAP S/4HANA
20 81 (11.91%) Stakeholder Management
21 78 (11.47%) Business Development
21 78 (11.47%) Java
22 77 (11.32%) SAP PI
23 74 (10.88%) Integration Testing
24 71 (10.44%) Customer Requirements
25 69 (10.15%) SAPUI5
26 68 (10.00%) SAP SD
27 67 (9.85%) Business Intelligence
27 67 (9.85%) Microsoft

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 46 (6.76%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 15 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 82 (12.06%) SAP S/4HANA
2 68 (10.00%) SAP SD
3 44 (6.47%) SAP MM
4 38 (5.59%) SAP PP
5 31 (4.56%) SAP CRM
6 28 (4.12%) SAP SCM
7 24 (3.53%) SAP ERP
8 19 (2.79%) SAP MDG
9 17 (2.50%) SAP EHS
10 16 (2.35%) SAP APO
11 14 (2.06%) SAP BPC
11 14 (2.06%) SAP FI
11 14 (2.06%) SAP SRM
12 13 (1.91%) SAP EWM
13 11 (1.62%) SAP CO
13 11 (1.62%) SAP FI/CO
14 10 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
14 10 (1.47%) SAP Hybris
14 10 (1.47%) SAP PLM
14 10 (1.47%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.29%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.59%) iPaaS
3 3 (0.44%) Bluemix
3 3 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
3 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.32%) FTP
1 9 (1.32%) HTTP
2 1 (0.15%) Intranet
2 1 (0.15%) Skype
2 1 (0.15%) SSL
2 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.15%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (16.62%) SAP HANA
2 92 (13.53%) SAP BW
3 43 (6.32%) BusinessObjects
4 23 (3.38%) Oracle Database
5 19 (2.79%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 15 (2.21%) SQL Server
7 12 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (1.76%) Oracle Database 12c
8 11 (1.62%) MS Access
9 9 (1.32%) SAP Data Services
10 5 (0.74%) Big Data
10 5 (0.74%) GIS
11 3 (0.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 3 (0.44%) DB2
12 2 (0.29%) OLAP
12 2 (0.29%) Oracle OLAP
12 2 (0.29%) QlikView
13 1 (0.15%) Data Mart
13 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 117 (17.21%) LSMW
2 62 (9.12%) eCATT
3 4 (0.59%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.29%) JIRA
5 1 (0.15%) Ant
5 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.15%) gulp
5 1 (0.15%) Maven
5 1 (0.15%) NWDS
5 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 190 (27.94%) Finance
2 171 (25.15%) Manufacturing
3 116 (17.06%) Retail
4 88 (12.94%) Publishing
5 63 (9.26%) Billing
6 22 (3.24%) Legal
7 12 (1.76%) Aerospace
8 10 (1.47%) Automotive
9 4 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.44%) Law
11 2 (0.29%) Advertising
12 1 (0.15%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) Korean Language
12 1 (0.15%) Marketing
12 1 (0.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 360 (52.94%) Consultant
2 357 (52.50%) SAP Consultant
3 179 (26.32%) Developer
4 163 (23.97%) SAP Developer
5 114 (16.76%) Analyst
5 114 (16.76%) SAP Analyst
6 113 (16.62%) ABAP Developer
7 77 (11.32%) SAP SD Consultant
8 59 (8.68%) Business Analyst
8 59 (8.68%) SAP Business Analyst
9 54 (7.94%) ABAP Consultant
10 49 (7.21%) SAP MM Consultant
11 46 (6.76%) SAP PP Consultant
12 38 (5.59%) SAP Business Consultant
13 31 (4.56%) Logistics Consultant
13 31 (4.56%) SAP Logistics Consultant
14 30 (4.41%) Architect
14 30 (4.41%) SAP Architect
14 30 (4.41%) SAP PI Consultant
14 30 (4.41%) SAP SD Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (18.97%) IDoc
2 117 (17.21%) EDI
3 77 (11.32%) SAP PI
4 69 (10.15%) SAPUI5
5 64 (9.41%) BAPI
6 62 (9.12%) Web Dynpro
7 54 (7.94%) SAP ALE
7 54 (7.94%) SAP Fiori
8 42 (6.18%) SAP Basis
9 35 (5.15%) SAP Smart Forms
9 35 (5.15%) Web Services
10 29 (4.26%) Middleware
10 29 (4.26%) XML
11 25 (3.68%) SAP XI
12 22 (3.24%) HTML
13 20 (2.94%) SAP Core Interface
14 16 (2.35%) SOAP
15 13 (1.91%) HTML5
16 12 (1.76%) REST
17 11 (1.62%) SAP BSP
Miscellaneous
1 115 (16.91%) Self-Motivation
2 110 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (9.12%) LIMS
4 10 (1.47%) Clustering
5 9 (1.32%) User Experience
6 8 (1.18%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.03%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.44%) FMCG
10 2 (0.29%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.29%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.29%) Kindle
10 2 (0.29%) TRADACOMS
11 1 (0.15%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.15%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.15%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (5.29%) Windows
2 18 (2.65%) Unix
3 13 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (1.76%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.18%) VMS
6 5 (0.74%) Android
6 5 (0.74%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.29%) Linux
8 1 (0.15%) AIX
8 1 (0.15%) HPUX
8 1 (0.15%) Solaris
8 1 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (20.15%) Problem-Solving
2 112 (16.47%) Logistics
3 108 (15.88%) Migration
4 100 (14.71%) CRM
5 97 (14.26%) Data Migration
6 91 (13.38%) OO
7 85 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 81 (11.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 78 (11.47%) Business Development
10 74 (10.88%) Integration Testing
11 71 (10.44%) Customer Requirements
12 67 (9.85%) Business Intelligence
13 64 (9.41%) Coaching
14 63 (9.26%) Project Planning
14 63 (9.26%) SAP Implementation
14 63 (9.26%) Work Breakdown Structure
15 62 (9.12%) Demand Management
15 62 (9.12%) ERP
15 62 (9.12%) Workflow
16 38 (5.59%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 78 (11.47%) Java
2 37 (5.44%) SAPscript
3 18 (2.65%) JavaScript
4 16 (2.35%) R
5 15 (2.21%) SQL
6 6 (0.88%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.29%) ActionScript
7 2 (0.29%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (0.15%) C#
8 1 (0.15%) Python
8 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 44 (6.47%) Degree
2 27 (3.97%) SAP Certification
3 17 (2.50%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.06%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.59%) AAT
5 4 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.44%) CIMA
7 1 (0.15%) ACCA
7 1 (0.15%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.06%) QA
2 13 (1.91%) SLA
3 4 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) GxP
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 12 (1.76%) Data Guard
2 10 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.15%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 680 (100.00%) SAP
2 67 (9.85%) Microsoft
3 37 (5.44%) Ariba
4 29 (4.26%) hybris
5 26 (3.82%) Oracle
6 13 (1.91%) Adobe
7 6 (0.88%) Syclo
8 3 (0.44%) Google
8 3 (0.44%) Pegasus
9 2 (0.29%) Cognos
9 2 (0.29%) Remedy
10 1 (0.15%) Concur
10 1 (0.15%) HP
10 1 (0.15%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.15%) SEEBURGER
10 1 (0.15%) Sybase