Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAP ABAP
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 709 599 546
Rank change year-on-year -110 -53 +62
Permanent jobs citing ABAP 481 725 919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.41% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.52% 0.75% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 259 298 526
UK median annual salary £57,500 £54,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.48% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,800 £40,000
90th Percentile £76,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 91,990 97,212 102,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.65% 55.33% 52.67%
Number of salaries quoted 76,470 79,823 88,244
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 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 -100 443 £57,500 +6.48% 38
UK excluding London -112 327 £55,000 +4.76% 35
South East -64 146 £57,500 -11.54% 13
London +60 103 £70,000 +27.27% 3
Midlands +22 73 £48,000 +12.94% 10
North of England -85 57 £55,000 +22.22% 6
East Midlands +50 51 £50,000 +17.65% 4
North West -29 44 £55,000 +19.57% 6
East of England +9 29 £60,000 - 4
Wales +14 24 £55,000 +10.00%
West Midlands -22 22 £44,500 +22.76% 6
Yorkshire -36 13 £55,000 +37.50%
South West +5 12 £47,765 -20.39% 2
North East -13 7 - -
Scotland -5 3 £49,000 -2.00%

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 481 (100.00%) SAP
2 156 (32.43%) Finance
3 120 (24.95%) SAP HANA
4 90 (18.71%) IDoc
5 89 (18.50%) Java
6 85 (17.67%) SAP Fiori
7 83 (17.26%) SAP BW
8 78 (16.22%) SAP S/4HANA
9 75 (15.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 72 (14.97%) SAP PI
11 65 (13.51%) SAP ALE
12 61 (12.68%) Manufacturing
13 59 (12.27%) Workflow
14 58 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
14 58 (12.06%) Analytical Skills
15 57 (11.85%) SAP FI
16 56 (11.64%) SAPUI5
17 55 (11.43%) Security Cleared
18 53 (11.02%) SAP SD
18 53 (11.02%) BAPI
19 52 (10.81%) SAP FI/CO
19 52 (10.81%) SAP CO
20 51 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
21 50 (10.40%) Retail
21 50 (10.40%) ERP
22 48 (9.98%) SAP Implementation
23 47 (9.77%) Migration
24 44 (9.15%) LSMW
24 44 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
25 43 (8.94%) Logistics

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 42 (8.73%) NetWeaver
2 8 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (1.66%) MQSeries
3 4 (0.83%) SAS
4 3 (0.62%) SAP EP
4 3 (0.62%) SAP Portal
5 1 (0.21%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 78 (16.22%) SAP S/4HANA
2 57 (11.85%) SAP FI
3 53 (11.02%) SAP SD
4 52 (10.81%) SAP CO
4 52 (10.81%) SAP FI/CO
5 38 (7.90%) SAP MM
6 35 (7.28%) SAP ERP
7 20 (4.16%) SAP MDG
8 17 (3.53%) SAP BPC
9 12 (2.49%) SAP APO
9 12 (2.49%) SAP PP
10 8 (1.66%) SAP QM
11 7 (1.46%) SAP CRM
11 7 (1.46%) SAP FSCM
11 7 (1.46%) SAP HR
12 5 (1.04%) SAP Payroll
12 5 (1.04%) SAP SCM
13 4 (0.83%) SAP EHS
13 4 (0.83%) SAP PLM
13 4 (0.83%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.53%) Boomi
1 17 (3.53%) SuccessFactors
2 9 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (1.25%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.21%) Office 365
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Leonardo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.25%) FTP
2 5 (1.04%) HTTP
3 3 (0.62%) RTP
4 2 (0.42%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.42%) Internet
4 2 (0.42%) SMS
4 2 (0.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (24.95%) SAP HANA
2 83 (17.26%) SAP BW
3 40 (8.32%) BusinessObjects
4 23 (4.78%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 22 (4.57%) SQL Server
6 21 (4.37%) SAP Data Services
7 11 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 8 (1.66%) Lumira
10 5 (1.04%) BODI
10 5 (1.04%) DataStage
10 5 (1.04%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.62%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.42%) Big Data
13 2 (0.42%) DB2
13 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.42%) Sybase ASE
14 1 (0.21%) DTS
14 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 44 (9.15%) LSMW
2 13 (2.70%) eCATT
3 12 (2.49%) JIRA
4 3 (0.62%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.21%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.21%) NWDI
5 1 (0.21%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.21%) Selenium
5 1 (0.21%) WebDriver
General
1 156 (32.43%) Finance
2 61 (12.68%) Manufacturing
3 50 (10.40%) Retail
4 28 (5.82%) Publishing
5 16 (3.33%) Billing
6 15 (3.12%) Banking
7 12 (2.49%) Legal
8 9 (1.87%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.83%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.83%) Automotive
9 4 (0.83%) Korean Language
9 4 (0.83%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.21%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 237 (49.27%) Consultant
2 230 (47.82%) SAP Consultant
3 107 (22.25%) Developer
4 94 (19.54%) SAP Developer
5 74 (15.38%) Analyst
5 74 (15.38%) SAP Analyst
6 65 (13.51%) ABAP Developer
7 45 (9.36%) ABAP Consultant
8 36 (7.48%) Architect
8 36 (7.48%) SAP Architect
9 26 (5.41%) SAP SD Consultant
10 24 (4.99%) Senior Consultant
11 23 (4.78%) Business Analyst
11 23 (4.78%) SAP Business Analyst
11 23 (4.78%) Senior SAP Consultant
12 22 (4.57%) SAP FI Analyst
13 19 (3.95%) SAP CO Consultant
13 19 (3.95%) SAP FI Consultant
13 19 (3.95%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
13 19 (3.95%) SAP PI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (18.71%) IDoc
2 85 (17.67%) SAP Fiori
3 72 (14.97%) SAP PI
4 65 (13.51%) SAP ALE
5 56 (11.64%) SAPUI5
6 53 (11.02%) BAPI
7 39 (8.11%) EDI
8 37 (7.69%) Web Dynpro
9 26 (5.41%) HTML
10 24 (4.99%) SAP Basis
10 24 (4.99%) XML
11 21 (4.37%) SAP Smart Forms
12 20 (4.16%) SAP XI
13 19 (3.95%) JDBC
13 19 (3.95%) SOAP
14 17 (3.53%) Web Services
14 17 (3.53%) XSLT
15 14 (2.91%) J2EE
16 13 (2.70%) EJB
16 13 (2.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 58 (12.06%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (2.70%) LIMS
4 10 (2.08%) User Experience
5 6 (1.25%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.04%) Clustering
6 5 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (0.83%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.83%) Replication
8 3 (0.62%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.62%) FMCG
9 2 (0.42%) HACMP
9 2 (0.42%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.42%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.42%) TRADACOMS
9 2 (0.42%) W3C
10 1 (0.21%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.21%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.21%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 9 (1.87%) Linux
1 9 (1.87%) Windows
2 6 (1.25%) Unix
3 2 (0.42%) AIX
3 2 (0.42%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.21%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (15.59%) Stakeholder Management
2 59 (12.27%) Workflow
3 58 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
5 50 (10.40%) ERP
6 48 (9.98%) SAP Implementation
7 47 (9.77%) Migration
8 44 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
9 43 (8.94%) Logistics
10 39 (8.11%) OO
11 37 (7.69%) Data Migration
12 34 (7.07%) Coaching
13 29 (6.03%) Continuous Improvement
13 29 (6.03%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
14 28 (5.82%) CRM
15 27 (5.61%) Integration Testing
16 24 (4.99%) Business Development
17 23 (4.78%) Data Management
18 22 (4.57%) Data Governance
18 22 (4.57%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 89 (18.50%) Java
2 33 (6.86%) SQL
3 27 (5.61%) JavaScript
4 12 (2.49%) SAPscript
5 9 (1.87%) Python
6 6 (1.25%) C
6 6 (1.25%) R
7 3 (0.62%) C#
8 2 (0.42%) ActionScript
8 2 (0.42%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (0.42%) XPath
9 1 (0.21%) Java 8
9 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.21%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 39 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 28 (5.82%) Degree
4 12 (2.49%) SAP Certification
5 6 (1.25%) ACCA
6 5 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.21%) AAT
8 1 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.12%) SLA
2 8 (1.66%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.83%) QA
4 3 (0.62%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (2.91%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.42%) NFS
2 2 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (0.83%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 481 (100.00%) SAP
2 37 (7.69%) Oracle
3 27 (5.61%) Ariba
4 17 (3.53%) Adobe
5 14 (2.91%) hybris
6 10 (2.08%) Informatica
7 9 (1.87%) Microsoft
8 7 (1.46%) IBM
9 6 (1.25%) CA
9 6 (1.25%) Google
10 4 (0.83%) Cognos
10 4 (0.83%) HP
10 4 (0.83%) Pegasus
10 4 (0.83%) Tableau
10 4 (0.83%) Workday
11 3 (0.62%) SEEBURGER
12 2 (0.42%) Sybase
12 2 (0.42%) Veritas
13 1 (0.21%) Alteryx