Period
to 13 June 2021

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 13 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAP ABAP
UK
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 803 704 837
Rank change year-on-year -99 +133 -134
Permanent jobs citing ABAP 121 164 284
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 0.35% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 71 64 166
10th Percentile £36,750 £39,000 £40,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £47,188 £48,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £63,750 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +4.35%
75th Percentile £67,500 £68,125 £75,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% -7.27% -

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 55,258 46,268 77,747
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.16% 55.32% 54.09%
Number of salaries quoted 40,096 38,371 64,151
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 13 June 2021.

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 13 June 2021. 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 -104 80 £60,000 -7.69% 14
UK excluding London -103 47 £55,000 +7.84% 10
London -20 31 £65,000 - 5
South East -26 24 £57,500 +21.05% 5
Work from Home -188 13 £68,750 +30.95% 5
South West -45 10 £50,000 +5.26%
North of England -54 8 £38,500 -23.00% 2
Midlands -63 8 £77,500 +19.23% 2
North West -20 6 £38,500 -23.00%
East Midlands -46 3 £77,500 +19.23% 1
Yorkshire -44 1 £40,000 +7.93% 2
West Midlands -51 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
North East - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, 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.

1 121 (100.00%) SAP
2 35 (28.93%) Java
2 35 (28.93%) ERP
2 35 (28.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 28 (23.14%) Business Development
3 28 (23.14%) Coaching
3 28 (23.14%) SAP S/4HANA
4 27 (22.31%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
4 27 (22.31%) SAP Fiori
4 27 (22.31%) SAP HANA
5 25 (20.66%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (19.83%) SAP BW
6 24 (19.83%) Finance
6 24 (19.83%) Procure-to-Pay
7 23 (19.01%) SAPUI5
7 23 (19.01%) Risk Management
7 23 (19.01%) Legal
8 22 (18.18%) SQL
8 22 (18.18%) SAP ERP
9 20 (16.53%) SAP Smart Forms
10 19 (15.70%) SAP BPC
10 19 (15.70%) Business Transformation
11 18 (14.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (14.88%) Project Management
12 17 (14.05%) SAPscript
12 17 (14.05%) LSMW
13 16 (13.22%) Quality Management
14 15 (12.40%) Analytics
14 15 (12.40%) SAP MM
15 14 (11.57%) Manufacturing

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 14 (11.57%) NetWeaver
2 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (23.14%) SAP S/4HANA
2 22 (18.18%) SAP ERP
3 19 (15.70%) SAP BPC
4 15 (12.40%) SAP MM
5 4 (3.31%) SAP CO
5 4 (3.31%) SAP FI
5 4 (3.31%) SAP HR
6 3 (2.48%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (2.48%) SAP PP
6 3 (2.48%) SAP SD
7 2 (1.65%) SAP QM
7 2 (1.65%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.83%) SAP FI-CA
8 1 (0.83%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.83%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.83%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) AWS
2 4 (3.31%) Power Platform
3 3 (2.48%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (1.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.65%) Firewall
1 2 (1.65%) OpenVPN
1 2 (1.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.31%) SAP HANA
2 24 (19.83%) SAP BW
3 14 (11.57%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (4.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 5 (4.13%) DB2
4 5 (4.13%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.31%) Power BI
5 4 (3.31%) Tableau
6 3 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.83%) Lumira
8 1 (0.83%) MaxDB
8 1 (0.83%) OLAP
8 1 (0.83%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 17 (14.05%) LSMW
2 3 (2.48%) JIRA
3 2 (1.65%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
General
1 24 (19.83%) Finance
2 23 (19.01%) Legal
3 14 (11.57%) Manufacturing
4 13 (10.74%) Social Skills
5 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.13%) Presentation Skills
6 5 (4.13%) Retail
7 4 (3.31%) Banking
7 4 (3.31%) German Language
8 3 (2.48%) Public Sector
9 2 (1.65%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.83%) Local Government
10 1 (0.83%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (42.15%) Consultant
1 51 (42.15%) SAP Consultant
2 19 (15.70%) Developer
3 18 (14.88%) Managing Consultant
4 16 (13.22%) Analyst
4 16 (13.22%) SAP Analyst
5 15 (12.40%) SAP Developer
6 13 (10.74%) Data Consultant
6 13 (10.74%) Data Migration Consultant
6 13 (10.74%) Migration Consultant
6 13 (10.74%) SAP Data Consultant
6 13 (10.74%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
6 13 (10.74%) SAP Migration Consultant
7 10 (8.26%) ABAP Developer
7 10 (8.26%) Analytics Consultant
7 10 (8.26%) Functional Analyst
7 10 (8.26%) SAP Functional Analyst
8 8 (6.61%) SAP BPC Consultant
9 6 (4.96%) ABAP Consultant
10 5 (4.13%) SAP Basis Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (22.31%) SAP Fiori
2 23 (19.01%) SAPUI5
3 20 (16.53%) SAP Smart Forms
4 9 (7.44%) SAP Basis
4 9 (7.44%) SAP PI
4 9 (7.44%) Web Services
5 8 (6.61%) EDI
5 8 (6.61%) IDoc
6 7 (5.79%) MDX
6 7 (5.79%) SAP XI
7 5 (4.13%) Web Dynpro
8 4 (3.31%) BAPI
8 4 (3.31%) JSON
8 4 (3.31%) Node.js
9 3 (2.48%) CSS
9 3 (2.48%) HTML
9 3 (2.48%) Next.js
9 3 (2.48%) React
9 3 (2.48%) SAP Business Workflow
10 2 (1.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.92%) Data Structures
2 5 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (4.13%) User Experience
3 2 (1.65%) CMDB
3 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.83%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.96%) Linux
1 6 (4.96%) Windows
2 4 (3.31%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.93%) ERP
1 35 (28.93%) User Acceptance Testing
2 28 (23.14%) Business Development
2 28 (23.14%) Coaching
3 27 (22.31%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
4 25 (20.66%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (19.83%) Procure-to-Pay
6 23 (19.01%) Risk Management
7 19 (15.70%) Business Transformation
8 18 (14.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (14.88%) Project Management
9 16 (13.22%) Quality Management
10 15 (12.40%) Analytics
11 14 (11.57%) PLM
11 14 (11.57%) Project Planning
12 13 (10.74%) Data Migration
12 13 (10.74%) ETL
12 13 (10.74%) Migration
13 11 (9.09%) OO
14 10 (8.26%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.93%) Java
2 22 (18.18%) SQL
3 17 (14.05%) SAPscript
4 7 (5.79%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.48%) Python
6 2 (1.65%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (4.13%) Degree
1 5 (4.13%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.65%) CCA
2 2 (1.65%) ISEB
2 2 (1.65%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (1.65%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.83%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.83%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) SLA
2 3 (2.48%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 121 (100.00%) SAP
2 10 (8.26%) Oracle
3 5 (4.13%) Adobe
4 2 (1.65%) Alteryx
5 1 (0.83%) HP
5 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com