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

SAP ABAP
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 728 555 525
Rank change year-on-year -173 -30 +129
Permanent jobs citing ABAP 445 852 981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.47% 0.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% 0.86% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 263 361 541
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £42,250 £34,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £78,250 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 90,017 99,510 100,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.22% 55.21% 52.82%
Number of salaries quoted 74,948 81,903 86,874
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 November 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 November 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 -153 425 £57,500 +9.52% 38
UK excluding London -155 320 £57,500 +15.00% 34
South East -33 142 £57,500 +4.55% 12
London +45 101 £70,000 +27.27% 6
Midlands -25 78 £50,000 -4.76% 9
North of England -147 54 £52,500 +14.13% 9
East Midlands +40 43 £52,500 +23.53% 5
North West -105 39 £49,250 +7.07% 7
East of England +21 38 £60,000 - 1
West Midlands -56 35 £47,250 -10.00% 4
Yorkshire -41 15 £55,000 +22.22% 2
South West +20 14 £70,000 - 1
Wales -3 8 £50,000 - 2
North East -2 7 - -
Scotland +9 3 £49,000 -2.00%

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 445 (100.00%) SAP
2 118 (26.52%) Finance
3 105 (23.60%) SAP HANA
4 93 (20.90%) Java
5 85 (19.10%) IDoc
6 78 (17.53%) SAP Fiori
7 77 (17.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 77 (17.30%) SAP S/4HANA
8 71 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
9 70 (15.73%) SAP ALE
10 68 (15.28%) Manufacturing
11 66 (14.83%) SAP BW
12 60 (13.48%) Workflow
13 57 (12.81%) SAP PI
14 56 (12.58%) Security Cleared
15 52 (11.69%) ERP
16 50 (11.24%) EDI
17 48 (10.79%) Business Intelligence
17 48 (10.79%) SAP FI
17 48 (10.79%) Retail
17 48 (10.79%) BAPI
17 48 (10.79%) SAPUI5
18 46 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
18 46 (10.34%) SAP SD
19 45 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
20 44 (9.89%) SAP FI/CO
20 44 (9.89%) SAP CO
21 42 (9.44%) Logistics
22 38 (8.54%) SC Cleared
23 37 (8.31%) Coaching

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 36 (8.09%) NetWeaver
2 6 (1.35%) SAS
3 5 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.12%) MQSeries
4 4 (0.90%) SAP Portal
5 3 (0.67%) SAP EP
6 1 (0.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 77 (17.30%) SAP S/4HANA
2 48 (10.79%) SAP FI
3 46 (10.34%) SAP SD
4 44 (9.89%) SAP CO
4 44 (9.89%) SAP FI/CO
5 30 (6.74%) SAP ERP
6 26 (5.84%) SAP MM
7 14 (3.15%) SAP PP
8 13 (2.92%) SAP BPC
9 12 (2.70%) SAP QM
10 11 (2.47%) SAP APO
11 9 (2.02%) SAP SCM
11 9 (2.02%) SAP SRM
12 8 (1.80%) SAP MDG
13 7 (1.57%) SAP FSCM
13 7 (1.57%) SAP GRC
13 7 (1.57%) SAP HR
14 6 (1.35%) SAP CRM
14 6 (1.35%) SAP PM
15 5 (1.12%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.92%) Boomi
2 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.12%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.90%) SaaS
4 2 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.22%) Office 365
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Leonardo
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.25%) FTP
1 10 (2.25%) HTTP
2 2 (0.45%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.45%) Internet
2 2 (0.45%) SSL
3 1 (0.22%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (23.60%) SAP HANA
2 66 (14.83%) SAP BW
3 37 (8.31%) BusinessObjects
4 21 (4.72%) SQL Server
5 20 (4.49%) SAP Data Services
6 18 (4.04%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 14 (3.15%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 11 (2.47%) Lumira
9 9 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.35%) BODI
10 6 (1.35%) DataStage
10 6 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (1.12%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.12%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.90%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.45%) Big Data
14 1 (0.22%) DTS
14 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 35 (7.87%) LSMW
2 13 (2.92%) eCATT
3 8 (1.80%) JIRA
4 3 (0.67%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.22%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.22%) NWDI
6 1 (0.22%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.22%) Selenium
6 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
General
1 118 (26.52%) Finance
2 68 (15.28%) Manufacturing
3 48 (10.79%) Retail
4 30 (6.74%) Publishing
5 14 (3.15%) Billing
6 7 (1.57%) Legal
7 6 (1.35%) Banking
8 3 (0.67%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.45%) Korean Language
9 2 (0.45%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) Marketing
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 185 (41.57%) Consultant
2 178 (40.00%) SAP Consultant
3 108 (24.27%) Developer
4 94 (21.12%) SAP Developer
5 78 (17.53%) ABAP Developer
6 74 (16.63%) Analyst
6 74 (16.63%) SAP Analyst
7 42 (9.44%) ABAP Consultant
8 27 (6.07%) SAP Manager
9 26 (5.84%) Architect
9 26 (5.84%) SAP Architect
10 21 (4.72%) SAP SD Consultant
11 20 (4.49%) Senior Consultant
12 19 (4.27%) Senior SAP Consultant
13 18 (4.04%) SAP FI Analyst
14 16 (3.60%) Business Analyst
14 16 (3.60%) SAP Business Analyst
14 16 (3.60%) SAP PI Developer
14 16 (3.60%) Senior Developer
15 14 (3.15%) SAP Logistics Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (19.10%) IDoc
2 78 (17.53%) SAP Fiori
3 70 (15.73%) SAP ALE
4 57 (12.81%) SAP PI
5 50 (11.24%) EDI
6 48 (10.79%) BAPI
6 48 (10.79%) SAPUI5
7 33 (7.42%) Web Dynpro
8 29 (6.52%) XML
9 28 (6.29%) SAP XI
10 25 (5.62%) SAP Smart Forms
11 23 (5.17%) HTML
12 22 (4.94%) SAP Basis
13 21 (4.72%) XSLT
14 18 (4.04%) JDBC
14 18 (4.04%) SOAP
15 15 (3.37%) EJB
15 15 (3.37%) HTML5
15 15 (3.37%) Web Services
16 13 (2.92%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (7.42%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (2.92%) LIMS
4 10 (2.25%) User Experience
5 8 (1.80%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.35%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.35%) Replication
7 5 (1.12%) Clustering
7 5 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.90%) FMCG
8 4 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.90%) W3C
9 3 (0.67%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.45%) HACMP
10 2 (0.45%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.45%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.45%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.22%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.22%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.22%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 8 (1.80%) Linux
1 8 (1.80%) Windows
2 5 (1.12%) Unix
3 2 (0.45%) AIX
3 2 (0.45%) VMS
3 2 (0.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (17.30%) Stakeholder Management
2 71 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (13.48%) Workflow
4 52 (11.69%) ERP
5 48 (10.79%) Business Intelligence
6 46 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
7 42 (9.44%) Logistics
8 37 (8.31%) Coaching
8 37 (8.31%) Migration
8 37 (8.31%) OO
9 36 (8.09%) SAP Implementation
10 33 (7.42%) Data Migration
11 29 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
11 29 (6.52%) Workshop Facilitation
12 28 (6.29%) Integration Testing
12 28 (6.29%) ITIL
13 27 (6.07%) CRM
14 23 (5.17%) Project Planning
15 22 (4.94%) Waterfall
16 21 (4.72%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 93 (20.90%) Java
2 36 (8.09%) SQL
3 29 (6.52%) JavaScript
4 11 (2.47%) Python
4 11 (2.47%) SAPscript
5 7 (1.57%) C#
6 4 (0.90%) X++
7 2 (0.45%) C
7 2 (0.45%) PHP
7 2 (0.45%) R
7 2 (0.45%) XPath
8 1 (0.22%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.22%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 56 (12.58%) Security Cleared
2 38 (8.54%) SC Cleared
3 25 (5.62%) Degree
4 7 (1.57%) SAP Certification
5 5 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.90%) ACCA
7 1 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.27%) SLA
2 9 (2.02%) QA
3 7 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (2.92%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (1.57%) NFS
3 2 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (0.67%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 445 (100.00%) SAP
2 33 (7.42%) Oracle
3 25 (5.62%) Adobe
4 17 (3.82%) Ariba
5 15 (3.37%) Microsoft
6 13 (2.92%) Informatica
7 9 (2.02%) IBM
8 6 (1.35%) Cognos
8 6 (1.35%) Tableau
9 5 (1.12%) hybris
10 4 (0.90%) Pegasus
10 4 (0.90%) Workday
11 3 (0.67%) HP
11 3 (0.67%) SEEBURGER
12 2 (0.45%) CA
12 2 (0.45%) Google
12 2 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.45%) Veritas
12 2 (0.45%) Wonderware
13 1 (0.22%) Alteryx