Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAP ABAP
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 680 618 625
Rank change year-on-year -62 +7 -66
Permanent jobs citing ABAP 559 667 798
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.38% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.57% 0.68% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 287 358 487
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% -3.26%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £39,150
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% -

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 98,456 98,351 106,455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.94% 55.40% 52.34%
Number of salaries quoted 81,830 82,411 92,031
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -55 513 £57,500 +4.55% 47
UK excluding London -45 390 £55,000 +3.77% 44
South East -40 159 £57,500 +4.54% 17
London +4 107 £70,000 +21.74% 6
Midlands +53 101 £52,500 - 7
North of England -62 71 £46,500 -5.10% 15
North West +12 57 £46,500 -15.45% 15
West Midlands +34 53 £55,000 +7.32% 6
East Midlands +31 48 £48,000 -8.57% 1
Wales +19 29 £60,000 +20.00% 2
East of England -8 25 £60,000 +4.35% 1
South West -15 13 £47,765 -23.58% 1
Yorkshire -65 10 £51,750 +15.00%
North East -16 8 £42,375 -15.25%
Scotland -28 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 559 (100.00%) SAP
2 187 (33.45%) Finance
3 131 (23.43%) SAP HANA
4 104 (18.60%) IDoc
5 95 (16.99%) SAP S/4HANA
6 88 (15.74%) Problem-Solving
7 86 (15.38%) SAP BW
8 82 (14.67%) Manufacturing
9 80 (14.31%) Java
10 78 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
11 75 (13.42%) SAP Implementation
11 75 (13.42%) SAP Fiori
12 74 (13.24%) SAP PI
12 74 (13.24%) Migration
12 74 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 70 (12.52%) OO
14 69 (12.34%) SAP SD
15 63 (11.27%) Workflow
15 63 (11.27%) Retail
15 63 (11.27%) SAPUI5
16 59 (10.55%) Logistics
17 58 (10.38%) LSMW
17 58 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
18 57 (10.20%) ERP
18 57 (10.20%) Self-Motivation
18 57 (10.20%) Data Migration
19 55 (9.84%) EDI
20 53 (9.48%) BusinessObjects
20 53 (9.48%) SAP FI
21 52 (9.30%) SAP ALE

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 48 (8.59%) NetWeaver
2 6 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (1.07%) MQSeries
3 3 (0.54%) SAP EP
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Portal
4 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 95 (16.99%) SAP S/4HANA
2 69 (12.34%) SAP SD
3 53 (9.48%) SAP FI
4 48 (8.59%) SAP CO
4 48 (8.59%) SAP FI/CO
5 47 (8.41%) SAP MM
6 38 (6.80%) SAP ERP
7 26 (4.65%) SAP MDG
8 25 (4.47%) SAP PP
9 23 (4.11%) SAP BPC
10 21 (3.76%) SAP APO
11 16 (2.86%) SAP SCM
12 15 (2.68%) SAP QM
13 11 (1.97%) SAP EHS
13 11 (1.97%) SAP PLM
13 11 (1.97%) SAP VC
14 9 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
14 9 (1.61%) SAP CRM
15 8 (1.43%) SAP SRM
16 6 (1.07%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.55%) SuccessFactors
2 11 (1.97%) Boomi
3 10 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.25%) IBM Cloud
6 4 (0.72%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.18%) SAP Leonardo
7 1 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.72%) FTP
2 3 (0.54%) RTP
3 2 (0.36%) HTTP
3 2 (0.36%) SMS
4 1 (0.18%) Internet
4 1 (0.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (23.43%) SAP HANA
2 86 (15.38%) SAP BW
3 53 (9.48%) BusinessObjects
4 27 (4.83%) SQL Server
5 26 (4.65%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 22 (3.94%) SAP Data Services
7 12 (2.15%) Oracle Database
8 11 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 5 (0.89%) BODI
10 5 (0.89%) DataStage
11 4 (0.72%) DB2
11 4 (0.72%) GIS
12 3 (0.54%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.36%) OLAP
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle OLAP
13 2 (0.36%) QlikView
13 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.36%) Sybase ASE
14 1 (0.18%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 58 (10.38%) LSMW
2 24 (4.29%) eCATT
3 8 (1.43%) JIRA
4 3 (0.54%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.36%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.18%) Ant
6 1 (0.18%) gulp
6 1 (0.18%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.18%) Maven
6 1 (0.18%) NWDI
6 1 (0.18%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.18%) Selenium
6 1 (0.18%) Subversion
6 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
General
1 187 (33.45%) Finance
2 82 (14.67%) Manufacturing
3 63 (11.27%) Retail
4 40 (7.16%) Publishing
5 27 (4.83%) Billing
6 19 (3.40%) Legal
7 15 (2.68%) Banking
8 13 (2.33%) Aerospace
9 11 (1.97%) Automotive
10 9 (1.61%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.72%) Korean Language
11 4 (0.72%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.54%) Law
13 2 (0.36%) Advertising
13 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 304 (54.38%) Consultant
2 295 (52.77%) SAP Consultant
3 117 (20.93%) Developer
4 104 (18.60%) SAP Developer
5 77 (13.77%) Analyst
5 77 (13.77%) SAP Analyst
6 62 (11.09%) ABAP Developer
7 57 (10.20%) ABAP Consultant
8 49 (8.77%) SAP SD Consultant
9 35 (6.26%) Architect
9 35 (6.26%) SAP Architect
10 33 (5.90%) SAP PP Consultant
11 32 (5.72%) Business Analyst
11 32 (5.72%) SAP Business Analyst
12 30 (5.37%) Senior Consultant
13 29 (5.19%) Senior SAP Consultant
14 28 (5.01%) SAP MM Consultant
15 23 (4.11%) Logistics Consultant
15 23 (4.11%) SAP Logistics Consultant
15 23 (4.11%) SAP MDG Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (18.60%) IDoc
2 75 (13.42%) SAP Fiori
3 74 (13.24%) SAP PI
4 63 (11.27%) SAPUI5
5 55 (9.84%) EDI
6 52 (9.30%) SAP ALE
7 47 (8.41%) BAPI
8 43 (7.69%) Web Dynpro
9 31 (5.55%) XML
10 30 (5.37%) SAP Basis
11 29 (5.19%) HTML
12 22 (3.94%) SAP Smart Forms
12 22 (3.94%) Web Services
13 16 (2.86%) HTML5
14 15 (2.68%) SAP Core Interface
14 15 (2.68%) SAP XI
15 12 (2.15%) JDBC
15 12 (2.15%) Middleware
15 12 (2.15%) SOAP
16 10 (1.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 78 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (10.20%) Self-Motivation
3 24 (4.29%) LIMS
4 11 (1.97%) Clustering
5 9 (1.61%) User Experience
6 8 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.25%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.07%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.89%) FMCG
10 4 (0.72%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.54%) TRADACOMS
12 2 (0.36%) HACMP
12 2 (0.36%) Kindle
12 2 (0.36%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.18%) Computer Science
13 1 (0.18%) Internet of Things
13 1 (0.18%) Private Cloud
13 1 (0.18%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.18%) Replication
13 1 (0.18%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 19 (3.40%) Windows
2 13 (2.33%) Unix
3 8 (1.43%) Linux
4 4 (0.72%) Android
4 4 (0.72%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.36%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (15.74%) Problem-Solving
2 75 (13.42%) SAP Implementation
3 74 (13.24%) Migration
3 74 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 70 (12.52%) OO
5 63 (11.27%) Workflow
6 59 (10.55%) Logistics
7 58 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
8 57 (10.20%) Data Migration
8 57 (10.20%) ERP
9 52 (9.30%) Coaching
10 51 (9.12%) Business Development
11 43 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 41 (7.33%) Data Management
13 37 (6.62%) CRM
14 32 (5.72%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (5.72%) Integration Testing
15 31 (5.55%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
16 30 (5.37%) Customer Requirements
17 26 (4.65%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 80 (14.31%) Java
2 23 (4.11%) SQL
3 21 (3.76%) JavaScript
4 18 (3.22%) SAPscript
5 16 (2.86%) R
6 6 (1.07%) C
7 3 (0.54%) ActionScript
7 3 (0.54%) ActionScript 2.0
7 3 (0.54%) C#
8 1 (0.18%) Java 8
8 1 (0.18%) Python
8 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.18%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (8.05%) Degree
2 38 (6.80%) Security Cleared
3 30 (5.37%) SC Cleared
4 29 (5.19%) SAP Certification
5 5 (0.89%) ACCA
6 4 (0.72%) AAT
7 3 (0.54%) CIMA
7 3 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.15%) SLA
2 10 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.89%) QA
4 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (0.36%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 559 (100.00%) SAP
2 44 (7.87%) Ariba
3 35 (6.26%) Oracle
4 21 (3.76%) hybris
5 19 (3.40%) Microsoft
6 11 (1.97%) Adobe
7 7 (1.25%) Google
7 7 (1.25%) Informatica
8 6 (1.07%) CA
9 5 (0.89%) Syclo
10 4 (0.72%) IBM
10 4 (0.72%) Pegasus
11 3 (0.54%) Cognos
12 2 (0.36%) HP
12 2 (0.36%) Sybase
12 2 (0.36%) Veritas
13 1 (0.18%) Alteryx
13 1 (0.18%) MuleSoft
13 1 (0.18%) SEEBURGER
13 1 (0.18%) Tableau