Period
to 1 December 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 1 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAP ABAP
UK
6 months to
1 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 899 616 743
Rank change year-on-year -283 +127 +40
Permanent jobs citing ABAP 156 109 327
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.23% 0.33% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 77 42 181
10th Percentile £42,500 £44,100 £42,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £51,250 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.08% +4.00% +7.76%
75th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £59,000
% change year-on-year +27.78% -23.73% +2.61%

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 68,687 32,608 71,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.19% 59.04% 53.80%
Number of salaries quoted 46,200 28,111 59,741
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 1 December 2021.

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 1 December 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 -318 82 £65,000 - 4
London -239 41 £67,000 +3.08% 2
UK excluding London -233 35 £57,500 +27.78% 2
Work from Home -248 26 £70,000 -6.67% 4
South East -158 19 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Midlands -114 9 £42,500 -5.56%
East Midlands -61 7 £42,500 -5.56%
East of England - 4 £65,000 -
North of England -135 3 £45,000 +17.65% 1
North West -98 2 £45,500 +18.18% 1
West Midlands -109 2 - -
Yorkshire -93 1 £40,000 +5.26%

For the 6 months to 1 December 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.

1 155 (99.36%) SAP
2 58 (37.18%) Coaching
3 57 (36.54%) SAP S/4HANA
4 52 (33.33%) Business Development
5 43 (27.56%) Legal
6 42 (26.92%) Risk Management
6 42 (26.92%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
7 41 (26.28%) SQL
7 41 (26.28%) Business Intelligence
8 39 (25.00%) Finance
9 37 (23.72%) SAP HANA
10 36 (23.08%) Java
11 34 (21.79%) SAP Fiori
11 34 (21.79%) Migration
12 33 (21.15%) Data Migration
13 32 (20.51%) SAP BPC
14 28 (17.95%) Business Transformation
15 26 (16.67%) NetWeaver
15 26 (16.67%) Social Skills
16 25 (16.03%) SAP BW
16 25 (16.03%) Analytics
17 24 (15.38%) ERP
18 22 (14.10%) BusinessObjects
18 22 (14.10%) SAP Implementation
18 22 (14.10%) User Acceptance Testing
19 21 (13.46%) Logistics
20 20 (12.82%) ETL
21 19 (12.18%) Degree
21 19 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
22 18 (11.54%) Performance Tuning

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 26 (16.67%) NetWeaver
2 2 (1.28%) Confluence
3 1 (0.64%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 14 (8.97%) MS Visio
2 8 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 57 (36.54%) SAP S/4HANA
2 32 (20.51%) SAP BPC
3 16 (10.26%) SAP FI
4 15 (9.62%) SAP ERP
5 14 (8.97%) SAP SD
6 12 (7.69%) SAP CO
6 12 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO
7 11 (7.05%) SAP MM
8 8 (5.13%) SAP HR
8 8 (5.13%) SAP SRM
9 3 (1.92%) SAP PP
10 2 (1.28%) HFM
10 2 (1.28%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (1.28%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (1.28%) SAP EWM
10 2 (1.28%) SAP IBP
10 2 (1.28%) SAP Travel Management
11 1 (0.64%) SAP EM
11 1 (0.64%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.69%) SuccessFactors
2 10 (6.41%) Azure
3 9 (5.77%) Boomi
4 8 (5.13%) Power Platform
5 7 (4.49%) AWS
6 1 (0.64%) GCP
6 1 (0.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.64%) ATM
1 1 (0.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (23.72%) SAP HANA
2 25 (16.03%) SAP BW
3 22 (14.10%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (5.13%) Power BI
5 3 (1.92%) Lumira
5 3 (1.92%) Tableau
6 2 (1.28%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.28%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 10 (6.41%) LSMW
2 3 (1.92%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.28%) JIRA
4 1 (0.64%) NWDI
4 1 (0.64%) NWDS
General
1 43 (27.56%) Legal
2 39 (25.00%) Finance
3 26 (16.67%) Social Skills
4 19 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.13%) Retail
6 4 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.28%) Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Advertising
8 1 (0.64%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.64%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.64%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (0.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 83 (53.21%) Consultant
2 79 (50.64%) SAP Consultant
3 35 (22.44%) Managing Consultant
4 32 (20.51%) Developer
5 23 (14.74%) SAP Developer
6 19 (12.18%) ABAP Developer
7 17 (10.90%) Data Consultant
7 17 (10.90%) Data Migration Consultant
7 17 (10.90%) Migration Consultant
7 17 (10.90%) SAP Data Consultant
7 17 (10.90%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
7 17 (10.90%) SAP Migration Consultant
8 15 (9.62%) SAP BPC Consultant
9 14 (8.97%) Analyst
9 14 (8.97%) SAP Analyst
10 12 (7.69%) Analytics Consultant
11 11 (7.05%) Integration Consultant
11 11 (7.05%) SAP Integration Consultant
12 10 (6.41%) Functional Analyst
12 10 (6.41%) SAP Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (21.79%) SAP Fiori
2 18 (11.54%) SAP Smart Forms
3 17 (10.90%) SAPUI5
4 15 (9.62%) MDX
5 14 (8.97%) Web Services
6 9 (5.77%) BAPI
6 9 (5.77%) HTML
6 9 (5.77%) SAP PI
7 7 (4.49%) SAP TM
8 6 (3.85%) CSS
8 6 (3.85%) Next.js
8 6 (3.85%) Node.js
8 6 (3.85%) React
8 6 (3.85%) SAP Business Workflow
8 6 (3.85%) Web Dynpro
9 5 (3.21%) IDoc
9 5 (3.21%) SAP ALE
10 3 (1.92%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.92%) HTML5
10 3 (1.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.26%) Legacy Systems
2 15 (9.62%) Data Structures
3 14 (8.97%) User Experience
4 9 (5.77%) Replication
5 4 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.64%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.28%) Windows
2 1 (0.64%) Linux
2 1 (0.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (37.18%) Coaching
2 52 (33.33%) Business Development
3 42 (26.92%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
3 42 (26.92%) Risk Management
4 41 (26.28%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (21.79%) Migration
6 33 (21.15%) Data Migration
7 28 (17.95%) Business Transformation
8 25 (16.03%) Analytics
9 24 (15.38%) ERP
10 22 (14.10%) SAP Implementation
10 22 (14.10%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (13.46%) Logistics
12 20 (12.82%) ETL
13 18 (11.54%) Data Modelling
13 18 (11.54%) OO
13 18 (11.54%) Performance Management
13 18 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
13 18 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (9.62%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 41 (26.28%) SQL
2 36 (23.08%) Java
3 14 (8.97%) SAPscript
4 11 (7.05%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.85%) C
6 4 (2.56%) Python
7 3 (1.92%) C++
7 3 (1.92%) R
8 1 (0.64%) Groovy
8 1 (0.64%) Perl
8 1 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (12.18%) Degree
2 8 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.49%) SAP Certification
4 5 (3.21%) Master's Degree
5 4 (2.56%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.69%) SLA
2 8 (5.13%) QA
3 3 (1.92%) GRC
3 3 (1.92%) IFRS
4 1 (0.64%) Accessibility
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 1 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 155 (99.36%) SAP
2 9 (5.77%) Ariba
2 9 (5.77%) Dell
3 6 (3.85%) Oracle
3 6 (3.85%) ServiceNow
4 4 (2.56%) Cognizant
5 2 (1.28%) Adobe
5 2 (1.28%) Hyperion
5 2 (1.28%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.64%) Informatica
6 1 (0.64%) ReadSoft
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com