Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAP ABAP
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 565 527 677
Rank change year-on-year -38 +150 -172
Permanent jobs citing ABAP 787 819 730
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.47% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.80% 0.88% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 363 477 555
UK median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% +8.25% -11.82%
10th Percentile £37,541 £40,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -14.29%

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 97,823 92,957 109,912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.72% 53.60% 52.13%
Number of salaries quoted 82,197 79,594 94,531
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,875 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -32 728 £54,000 +2.86% 30
UK excluding London +18 615 £50,000 -4.76% 27
North of England +21 229 £46,000 -2.13% 7
South East +65 187 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Midlands +49 167 £54,000 +2.86% 11
West Midlands +77 151 £54,000 +8.00% 5
North West +40 149 £46,000 -16.36% 5
London -51 90 £57,500 -2.54% 3
Yorkshire +13 79 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East of England -58 34 £60,000 +16.50% 3
East Midlands -20 16 £48,000 -8.57% 6
Wales -3 11 £34,250 -31.50% 1
South West -38 2 £53,750 -14.00%
North East -30 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 787 (100.00%) SAP
2 224 (28.46%) Manufacturing
3 193 (24.52%) Finance
4 184 (23.38%) IDoc
5 173 (21.98%) EDI
6 171 (21.73%) LSMW
7 160 (20.33%) Logistics
8 146 (18.55%) Analytical Skills
9 138 (17.53%) Migration
10 137 (17.41%) Retail
11 136 (17.28%) Continuous Improvement
12 133 (16.90%) Data Migration
12 133 (16.90%) CRM
13 127 (16.14%) Customer Requirements
14 110 (13.98%) Publishing
15 105 (13.34%) SAP BW
16 104 (13.21%) eCATT
17 103 (13.09%) Business Development
18 97 (12.33%) SAP HANA
18 97 (12.33%) Billing
19 95 (12.07%) Integration Testing
20 94 (11.94%) SAP S/4HANA
21 93 (11.82%) OO
21 93 (11.82%) SAP SD
22 92 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
23 91 (11.56%) BAPI
24 88 (11.18%) Work Breakdown Structure
24 88 (11.18%) Project Planning
25 87 (11.05%) Demand Management
25 87 (11.05%) LIMS

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 (5.84%) NetWeaver
2 4 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (0.25%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 14 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 94 (11.94%) SAP S/4HANA
2 93 (11.82%) SAP SD
3 52 (6.61%) SAP CRM
4 46 (5.84%) SAP MM
5 44 (5.59%) SAP EWM
6 39 (4.96%) SAP PP
7 31 (3.94%) SAP SCM
8 30 (3.81%) SAP FI
9 26 (3.30%) SAP ERP
10 21 (2.67%) SAP BPC
10 21 (2.67%) SAP CO
10 21 (2.67%) SAP FI/CO
11 19 (2.41%) SAP Hybris
12 18 (2.29%) SAP IS-U
12 18 (2.29%) SAP WM
13 15 (1.91%) SAP APO
14 13 (1.65%) SAP EHS
14 13 (1.65%) SAP QM
15 12 (1.52%) SAP HCM
15 12 (1.52%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.68%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.02%) HTTP
2 6 (0.76%) FTP
3 2 (0.25%) Skype
3 2 (0.25%) WebEx
4 1 (0.13%) Intranet
4 1 (0.13%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.13%) SSL
4 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (13.34%) SAP BW
2 97 (12.33%) SAP HANA
3 42 (5.34%) BusinessObjects
4 24 (3.05%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 24 (3.05%) Oracle Database
5 14 (1.78%) SQL Server
6 13 (1.65%) MS Access
7 12 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
8 10 (1.27%) SAP Data Services
9 9 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.89%) GIS
11 5 (0.64%) Big Data
12 2 (0.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.13%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 1 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.13%) Lumira
13 1 (0.13%) QlikView
13 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 171 (21.73%) LSMW
2 104 (13.21%) eCATT
3 3 (0.38%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.13%) gulp
4 1 (0.13%) JIRA
4 1 (0.13%) NWDS
4 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 224 (28.46%) Manufacturing
2 193 (24.52%) Finance
3 137 (17.41%) Retail
4 110 (13.98%) Publishing
5 97 (12.33%) Billing
6 39 (4.96%) Legal
7 11 (1.40%) Marketing
8 5 (0.64%) German Language
9 3 (0.38%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.38%) Automotive
9 3 (0.38%) Law
9 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.25%) Banking
10 2 (0.25%) Electronics
10 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Advertising
11 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 425 (54.00%) Consultant
2 417 (52.99%) SAP Consultant
3 200 (25.41%) Developer
4 186 (23.63%) SAP Developer
5 160 (20.33%) Analyst
5 160 (20.33%) SAP Analyst
6 131 (16.65%) ABAP Developer
7 95 (12.07%) SAP SD Consultant
8 74 (9.40%) Business Analyst
8 74 (9.40%) SAP Business Analyst
9 60 (7.62%) ABAP Consultant
10 52 (6.61%) SAP Business Consultant
11 49 (6.23%) Logistics Consultant
12 48 (6.10%) SAP EWM Consultant
13 47 (5.97%) SAP PP Consultant
14 46 (5.84%) SAP MM Consultant
15 45 (5.72%) SAP Logistics Consultant
16 43 (5.46%) SAP SD Analyst
16 43 (5.46%) SAP WM Consultant
17 34 (4.32%) SAP SD Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (23.38%) IDoc
2 173 (21.98%) EDI
3 91 (11.56%) BAPI
4 76 (9.66%) SAP PI
4 76 (9.66%) Web Dynpro
5 66 (8.39%) SAP ALE
6 65 (8.26%) SAPUI5
7 49 (6.23%) SAP Fiori
8 39 (4.96%) Middleware
9 38 (4.83%) SAP Smart Forms
10 37 (4.70%) SAP Basis
11 36 (4.57%) Web Services
12 34 (4.32%) SAP XI
13 20 (2.54%) XML
14 18 (2.29%) SAP BSP
15 15 (1.91%) HTML
15 15 (1.91%) SAP Core Interface
16 13 (1.65%) JDBC
17 12 (1.52%) SOAP
18 11 (1.40%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 146 (18.55%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (11.05%) LIMS
3 17 (2.16%) NHS
4 10 (1.27%) Clustering
5 8 (1.02%) Virtual Team
6 6 (0.76%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.51%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.51%) Data Structures
7 4 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.38%) Replication
8 3 (0.38%) User Experience
9 2 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.25%) Kindle
10 1 (0.13%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.13%) FMCG
10 1 (0.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (4.70%) Windows
2 18 (2.29%) Unix
3 13 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (1.52%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.02%) VMS
6 5 (0.64%) Android
6 5 (0.64%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.25%) Linux
8 1 (0.13%) AIX
8 1 (0.13%) HPUX
8 1 (0.13%) Solaris
8 1 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (20.33%) Logistics
2 138 (17.53%) Migration
3 136 (17.28%) Continuous Improvement
4 133 (16.90%) CRM
4 133 (16.90%) Data Migration
5 127 (16.14%) Customer Requirements
6 103 (13.09%) Business Development
7 95 (12.07%) Integration Testing
8 93 (11.82%) OO
9 92 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 88 (11.18%) Project Planning
10 88 (11.18%) Work Breakdown Structure
11 87 (11.05%) Demand Management
12 83 (10.55%) Coaching
13 74 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
14 71 (9.02%) ERP
15 64 (8.13%) Workflow
16 57 (7.24%) SAP Implementation
17 48 (6.10%) Translating Business Requirements
18 40 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 67 (8.51%) Java
2 47 (5.97%) SAPscript
3 25 (3.18%) SQL
4 12 (1.52%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.27%) R
6 6 (0.76%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.25%) C#
8 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.13%) Python
8 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 48 (6.10%) Degree
2 15 (1.91%) SAP Certification
3 13 (1.65%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.52%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.38%) AAT
6 3 (0.38%) CIMA
6 3 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.92%) QA
2 15 (1.91%) SLA
3 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.13%) GxP
5 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 12 (1.52%) Data Guard
2 10 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 787 (100.00%) SAP
2 75 (9.53%) Microsoft
3 44 (5.59%) hybris
4 30 (3.81%) Ariba
5 24 (3.05%) Oracle
6 10 (1.27%) Adobe
6 10 (1.27%) Remedy
7 5 (0.64%) Syclo
8 4 (0.51%) Cognos
9 1 (0.13%) Concur
9 1 (0.13%) HP
9 1 (0.13%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.13%) Pegasus
9 1 (0.13%) Samsung
9 1 (0.13%) SEEBURGER