Period
to 20 August 2017

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 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAP ABAP
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 585 577
Rank change year-on-year -18 -8 -43
Permanent jobs citing ABAP 684 864 977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.70% 0.84% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 309 498 690
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.92% -1.89% -3.64%
10th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £41,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,400 £82,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -4.76%

ABAP is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 97646 103311 111035
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 55.58% 52.40% 51.20%
Number of salaries quoted 80814 89424 94539
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

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 August 2017.

Salary histogram for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Top 15 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 August 2017. 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 -20 650 £53,000 +1.92% 21
UK excluding London -43 506 £52,500 +5.00% 17
South East +129 205 £61,250 +2.08% 3
North of England -34 173 £46,750 -10.95% 10
London +38 96 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Yorkshire +66 86 £42,500 -15.00% 3
North West -58 79 £51,000 +2.00% 7
Midlands -92 66 £50,000 - 3
West Midlands -6 55 £48,250 +7.22% 2
East of England -60 38 £59,500 +23.96% 1
Wales +18 15 £50,000 +11.11%
East Midlands -74 11 £52,500 - 1
North East -10 8 £50,000 -23.08%
South West -22 8 £62,500 +38.89%
Scotland -5 2 £50,000 -9.09%

For the 6 months to 20 August 2017, IT jobs citing ABAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for ABAP.

1 684 (100.00%) SAP
2 134 (19.59%) Manufacturing
3 122 (17.84%) SAP BW
4 119 (17.40%) IDoc
5 114 (16.67%) SAP HANA
6 110 (16.08%) SAP S/4HANA
7 106 (15.50%) Customer Requirements
8 101 (14.77%) Business Development
9 99 (14.47%) Logistics
10 97 (14.18%) Finance
11 95 (13.89%) SAP SD
11 95 (13.89%) CRM
11 95 (13.89%) Coaching
12 91 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
12 91 (13.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 87 (12.72%) BAPI
14 86 (12.57%) Migration
15 84 (12.28%) OO
16 82 (11.99%) EDI
17 80 (11.70%) Continuous Improvement
18 79 (11.55%) LSMW
19 78 (11.40%) SAP Implementation
20 72 (10.53%) ERP
21 70 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
21 70 (10.23%) Data Migration
22 68 (9.94%) Java
23 66 (9.65%) NHS
24 65 (9.50%) Retail
25 64 (9.36%) SAP XI
25 64 (9.36%) SAPscript

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 33 (4.82%) NetWeaver
2 8 (1.17%) SAS
3 5 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (0.73%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.15%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 15 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 110 (16.08%) SAP S/4HANA
2 95 (13.89%) SAP SD
3 58 (8.48%) SAP FI
4 51 (7.46%) SAP CO
4 51 (7.46%) SAP FI/CO
5 49 (7.16%) SAP MM
6 41 (5.99%) SAP ERP
7 38 (5.56%) SAP SCM
8 28 (4.09%) SAP CRM
9 21 (3.07%) SAP PP
9 21 (3.07%) SAP SRM
9 21 (3.07%) SAP WM
10 20 (2.92%) SAP VC
11 19 (2.78%) SAP EWM
11 19 (2.78%) SAP R/3
12 16 (2.34%) SAP APO
13 15 (2.19%) SAP Retail
14 14 (2.05%) SAP PLM
15 12 (1.75%) SAP HCM
16 11 (1.61%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (0.73%) Boomi
3 2 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.02%) HTTP
2 3 (0.44%) LDAP
2 3 (0.44%) SSL
3 1 (0.15%) FTP
3 1 (0.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (17.84%) SAP BW
2 114 (16.67%) SAP HANA
3 57 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
4 32 (4.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 17 (2.49%) SQL Server
6 15 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.46%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
8 9 (1.32%) MS Access
9 8 (1.17%) Big Data
9 8 (1.17%) Data Lake
9 8 (1.17%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.17%) HBase
9 8 (1.17%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.17%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (1.17%) Pentaho
9 8 (1.17%) QlikView
9 8 (1.17%) SAS EBI
10 7 (1.02%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 79 (11.55%) LSMW
2 38 (5.56%) eCATT
3 4 (0.58%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.44%) JIRA
5 2 (0.29%) NWDS
6 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.15%) Grunt
6 1 (0.15%) Introscope
6 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 134 (19.59%) Manufacturing
2 97 (14.18%) Finance
3 65 (9.50%) Retail
4 41 (5.99%) Billing
5 34 (4.97%) Publishing
6 30 (4.39%) Legal
7 10 (1.46%) Automotive
8 8 (1.17%) German Language
8 8 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.88%) Marketing
10 3 (0.44%) Back Office
10 3 (0.44%) Banking
10 3 (0.44%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 327 (47.81%) Consultant
2 284 (41.52%) SAP Consultant
3 157 (22.95%) Developer
4 133 (19.44%) SAP Developer
5 125 (18.27%) ABAP Developer
6 113 (16.52%) Analyst
7 109 (15.94%) SAP Analyst
8 65 (9.50%) ABAP Consultant
9 61 (8.92%) SAP SD Consultant
10 45 (6.58%) Logistics Consultant
11 43 (6.29%) SAP Logistics Consultant
12 36 (5.26%) Managing Consultant
13 32 (4.68%) SAP MM Consultant
13 32 (4.68%) SAP Support
14 30 (4.39%) Architect
15 29 (4.24%) Business Analyst
16 27 (3.95%) SAP Business Analyst
17 25 (3.65%) SAP SCM Consultant
18 22 (3.22%) SAP Architect
18 22 (3.22%) SAP EWM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (17.40%) IDoc
2 87 (12.72%) BAPI
3 82 (11.99%) EDI
4 64 (9.36%) SAP XI
5 60 (8.77%) SAP Fiori
6 59 (8.63%) SAP Smart Forms
7 58 (8.48%) Web Dynpro
8 57 (8.33%) SOAP
9 50 (7.31%) SAP PI
10 49 (7.16%) SAPUI5
11 46 (6.73%) SAP ALE
12 38 (5.56%) Middleware
13 26 (3.80%) SAP Basis
14 21 (3.07%) .NET
14 21 (3.07%) Web Services
15 18 (2.63%) SAP TM
16 15 (2.19%) HTML
16 15 (2.19%) SAP Core Interface
16 15 (2.19%) XML
17 13 (1.90%) SAP BSP
Miscellaneous
1 91 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (9.65%) NHS
3 20 (2.92%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.63%) LIMS
5 12 (1.75%) FMCG
6 9 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.17%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.17%) Reference Data
7 8 (1.17%) User Experience
8 5 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (0.73%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.44%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.29%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.15%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.15%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.15%) Replication
11 1 (0.15%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 12 (1.75%) Unix
2 7 (1.02%) Linux
2 7 (1.02%) Windows
3 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (15.50%) Customer Requirements
2 101 (14.77%) Business Development
3 99 (14.47%) Logistics
4 95 (13.89%) Coaching
4 95 (13.89%) CRM
5 91 (13.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 86 (12.57%) Migration
7 84 (12.28%) OO
8 80 (11.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 78 (11.40%) SAP Implementation
10 72 (10.53%) ERP
11 70 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
11 70 (10.23%) Data Migration
12 42 (6.14%) Root Cause Analysis
13 39 (5.70%) Business Analysis
14 37 (5.41%) Data Management
14 37 (5.41%) Project Management
14 37 (5.41%) Workflow
15 34 (4.97%) Unit Testing
16 33 (4.82%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 68 (9.94%) Java
2 64 (9.36%) SAPscript
3 33 (4.82%) SQL
4 23 (3.36%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.46%) C++
5 10 (1.46%) VB
6 7 (1.02%) C#
7 6 (0.88%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.44%) C
9 1 (0.15%) ES6
9 1 (0.15%) R
9 1 (0.15%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (6.29%) Degree
2 20 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.46%) CCA
4 8 (1.17%) CITP
5 7 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.58%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.44%) ACCA
7 3 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.44%) SAP Certification
8 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.15%) CCNA
9 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.07%) SLA
2 15 (2.19%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (0.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (0.73%) MOM
2 1 (0.15%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 684 (100.00%) SAP
2 44 (6.43%) SEEBURGER
3 30 (4.39%) Oracle
4 29 (4.24%) Adobe
5 28 (4.09%) Microsoft
6 19 (2.78%) Ariba
7 10 (1.46%) Informatica
8 9 (1.32%) Cognos
8 9 (1.32%) Remedy
9 8 (1.17%) Cloudera
9 8 (1.17%) Pegasus
10 5 (0.73%) hybris
11 2 (0.29%) IBM
11 2 (0.29%) OpenText
11 2 (0.29%) Sybase
12 1 (0.15%) Concur
12 1 (0.15%) Mitel
12 1 (0.15%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.15%) Tableau