Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAP ABAP
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 679 774 788
Rank change year-on-year +95 +14 -224
Permanent jobs citing ABAP 90 276 332
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% 0.40% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 49 173 212
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £44,800 £42,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £87,500 £81,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% +15.00%

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 37,027 68,314 82,811
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.08% 54.11% 54.92%
Number of salaries quoted 31,231 56,881 69,267
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 21 January 2021.

Salary histogram for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Top 11 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 21 January 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 +95 63 £65,000 - 1
UK excluding London +48 34 £55,000 -8.33% 1
London +209 28 £65,000 +8.33%
South East +124 17 £57,000 -3.39% 1
North of England +54 8 £38,250 -23.50%
South West +68 7 £55,000 -35.29%
Work from Home -97 7 £67,500 - 1
North West +59 4 £51,750 -23.33%
Midlands +39 4 - -
Yorkshire +31 4 £36,500 -17.05%
West Midlands +56 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 89 (98.89%) SAP
2 30 (33.33%) SAP S/4HANA
3 29 (32.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 28 (31.11%) ERP
5 24 (26.67%) Procure-to-Pay
6 23 (25.56%) LSMW
7 22 (24.44%) SAP ERP
8 21 (23.33%) SAP Smart Forms
8 21 (23.33%) SAP MM
8 21 (23.33%) Project Management
9 20 (22.22%) SAPscript
9 20 (22.22%) Manufacturing
9 20 (22.22%) SAP Fiori
10 19 (21.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (21.11%) PLM
10 19 (21.11%) Project Planning
10 19 (21.11%) Quality Management
11 17 (18.89%) Finance
12 15 (16.67%) SAPUI5
13 13 (14.44%) Ariba
14 12 (13.33%) Source to Pay
15 10 (11.11%) SQL
16 9 (10.00%) SAP BW
16 9 (10.00%) Workflow
16 9 (10.00%) SAP HANA
16 9 (10.00%) IDoc
17 8 (8.89%) Relational Database
17 8 (8.89%) Greenfield Project
17 8 (8.89%) Project Delivery
17 8 (8.89%) Data Migration

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 1 (1.11%) Confluence
1 1 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 30 (33.33%) SAP S/4HANA
2 22 (24.44%) SAP ERP
3 21 (23.33%) SAP MM
4 6 (6.67%) SAP FI
4 6 (6.67%) SAP HR
5 5 (5.56%) SAP CO
5 5 (5.56%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (4.44%) SAP SD
7 3 (3.33%) SAP BPC
7 3 (3.33%) SAP PSCD
8 2 (2.22%) SAP CRM
8 2 (2.22%) SAP MDG
8 2 (2.22%) SAP MDM
9 1 (1.11%) NetSuite
9 1 (1.11%) SAP MII
9 1 (1.11%) SAP Payroll
9 1 (1.11%) SAP PP
9 1 (1.11%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) AWS
1 2 (2.22%) IaaS
2 1 (1.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) Firewall
1 2 (2.22%) OpenVPN
1 2 (2.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) SAP BW
1 9 (10.00%) SAP HANA
2 8 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.33%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.11%) DB2
4 1 (1.11%) MaxDB
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (25.56%) LSMW
2 4 (4.44%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.11%) JIRA
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 20 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 17 (18.89%) Finance
3 5 (5.56%) German Language
3 5 (5.56%) Public Sector
4 4 (4.44%) Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Billing
5 1 (1.11%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.11%) Local Government
5 1 (1.11%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (30.00%) Consultant
2 20 (22.22%) Developer
2 20 (22.22%) SAP Developer
3 19 (21.11%) ABAP Developer
4 18 (20.00%) SAP Consultant
5 13 (14.44%) Architect
6 10 (11.11%) Managing Consultant
7 9 (10.00%) Analyst
7 9 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
7 9 (10.00%) SAP Architect
8 8 (8.89%) Data Architect
8 8 (8.89%) Data Consultant
8 8 (8.89%) Data Migration Consultant
8 8 (8.89%) Lead Architect
8 8 (8.89%) Migration Consultant
8 8 (8.89%) Principal Architect
8 8 (8.89%) Principal Consultant
8 8 (8.89%) Procurement Consultant
8 8 (8.89%) SAP Data Consultant
8 8 (8.89%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.33%) SAP Smart Forms
2 20 (22.22%) SAP Fiori
3 15 (16.67%) SAPUI5
4 9 (10.00%) IDoc
5 7 (7.78%) EDI
5 7 (7.78%) Web Dynpro
6 6 (6.67%) Web Services
7 5 (5.56%) SAP PI
8 4 (4.44%) .NET
8 4 (4.44%) JSON
8 4 (4.44%) SAP XI
8 4 (4.44%) SOAP
9 3 (3.33%) BAPI
9 3 (3.33%) SAP Basis
10 2 (2.22%) HTML
11 1 (1.11%) HTML5
11 1 (1.11%) Middleware
11 1 (1.11%) Node.js
11 1 (1.11%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.89%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.44%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.22%) CMDB
5 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.22%) Linux
1 2 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 28 (31.11%) ERP
3 24 (26.67%) Procure-to-Pay
4 21 (23.33%) Project Management
5 19 (21.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 19 (21.11%) PLM
5 19 (21.11%) Project Planning
5 19 (21.11%) Quality Management
6 12 (13.33%) Source to Pay
7 9 (10.00%) Workflow
8 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (8.89%) Data Management
8 8 (8.89%) Data Migration
8 8 (8.89%) ETL
8 8 (8.89%) Migration
8 8 (8.89%) Project Delivery
8 8 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (6.67%) OO
11 5 (5.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.22%) SAPscript
2 10 (11.11%) SQL
3 7 (7.78%) Java
4 1 (1.11%) C#
4 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (4.44%) ISEB
1 4 (4.44%) ISEB Practitioner
1 4 (4.44%) ISTQB
1 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.33%) Degree
3 2 (2.22%) CCA
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.11%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) HP ALM
1 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 89 (98.89%) SAP
2 13 (14.44%) Ariba
3 7 (7.78%) Adobe
4 5 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (1.11%) HP
5 1 (1.11%) hybris
5 1 (1.11%) Infor