Period
to 16 November 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAP ABAP
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 741 741 562
Rank change year-on-year 0 -179 -31
Permanent jobs citing ABAP 332 445 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.27% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.45% 0.49% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 181 263 361
UK median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% +9.52% +1.94%
10th Percentile £43,250 £42,250 £34,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £59,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.61% +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 73,128 90,017 99,521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.77% 55.21% 55.22%
Number of salaries quoted 60,197 74,948 81,910
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 -11 290 £65,000 +13.04% 18
UK excluding London -43 212 £59,000 +2.61% 15
South East -30 82 £59,000 +2.61% 2
London +48 64 £67,500 -3.57% 3
North of England +51 63 £65,000 +23.81% 8
Midlands 0 42 £65,000 +30.00% 4
North West +38 38 £66,250 +34.52% 7
East Midlands +11 31 £65,000 +23.81% 2
Yorkshire +21 25 £60,000 +9.09% 1
East of England +38 15 £48,000 -20.00% 1
West Midlands +1 11 £72,500 +53.44% 2
Scotland +23 7 £55,000 +12.24%
Wales +5 2 £60,000 +20.00%
Northern Ireland - 2 £46,250 -
South West -6 1 £85,000 +21.43%

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 332 (100.00%) SAP
2 89 (26.81%) SAP S/4HANA
3 84 (25.30%) SAP Basis
4 74 (22.29%) ERP
5 60 (18.07%) SAP HANA
6 56 (16.87%) Java
7 53 (15.96%) Logistics
8 45 (13.55%) SAP Fiori
9 44 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
9 44 (13.25%) Finance
9 44 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (12.95%) SAP MM
10 43 (12.95%) SAP SD
10 43 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
11 42 (12.65%) Oracle
12 41 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 40 (12.05%) SAP Smart Forms
13 40 (12.05%) Linux
14 38 (11.45%) Web Services
14 38 (11.45%) Workflow
15 37 (11.14%) SAPscript
16 36 (10.84%) SAP FI
16 36 (10.84%) SAP PI
17 35 (10.54%) IDoc
18 34 (10.24%) OO
19 33 (9.94%) SAP FI/CO
19 33 (9.94%) SAP CO
19 33 (9.94%) SAPUI5
20 32 (9.64%) SAP ERP
21 30 (9.04%) CRM

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 25 (7.53%) NetWeaver
2 12 (3.61%) Confluence
3 5 (1.51%) MTS
4 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 89 (26.81%) SAP S/4HANA
2 43 (12.95%) SAP MM
2 43 (12.95%) SAP SD
3 36 (10.84%) SAP FI
4 33 (9.94%) SAP CO
4 33 (9.94%) SAP FI/CO
5 32 (9.64%) SAP ERP
6 22 (6.63%) SAP APO
6 22 (6.63%) SAP QM
7 21 (6.33%) SAP Payroll
7 21 (6.33%) SAP PP
8 20 (6.02%) SAP HR
9 15 (4.52%) SAP PM
9 15 (4.52%) SAP SCM
10 12 (3.61%) Infor M3
11 9 (2.71%) SAP EHS
11 9 (2.71%) SAP WM
12 7 (2.11%) SAP Business ByDesign
12 7 (2.11%) SAP EWM
12 7 (2.11%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.93%) Azure
2 17 (5.12%) AWS
3 16 (4.82%) SuccessFactors
4 8 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.11%) SaaS
6 1 (0.30%) Office 365
6 1 (0.30%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.71%) FTP
2 8 (2.41%) Internet
3 5 (1.51%) NAS
3 5 (1.51%) SAN
4 3 (0.90%) HTTP
5 2 (0.60%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (18.07%) SAP HANA
2 27 (8.13%) SAP BW
3 14 (4.22%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.92%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.71%) Big Data
6 7 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.81%) Informix
8 3 (0.90%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.60%) DataStage
9 2 (0.60%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (0.60%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.30%) DB2
10 1 (0.30%) Power BI
10 1 (0.30%) PowerMart
10 1 (0.30%) QlikView
10 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.30%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 28 (8.43%) LSMW
2 12 (3.61%) JIRA
3 2 (0.60%) eCATT
4 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
General
1 44 (13.25%) Finance
2 30 (9.04%) Manufacturing
3 17 (5.12%) Retail
4 13 (3.92%) Billing
5 8 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.51%) Automotive
6 5 (1.51%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.60%) Legal
7 2 (0.60%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 128 (38.55%) Consultant
2 123 (37.05%) SAP Consultant
3 98 (29.52%) Developer
4 89 (26.81%) SAP Developer
5 77 (23.19%) ABAP Developer
6 46 (13.86%) Analyst
6 46 (13.86%) SAP Analyst
7 31 (9.34%) ABAP Consultant
8 29 (8.73%) SAP Basis Consultant
9 27 (8.13%) Architect
10 25 (7.53%) SAP Support
11 23 (6.93%) SAP Support Consultant
11 23 (6.93%) Support Consultant
12 21 (6.33%) SAP Architect
13 20 (6.02%) SAP SD Consultant
14 19 (5.72%) SAP Manager
15 17 (5.12%) Administrator
15 17 (5.12%) SAP Administrator
16 16 (4.82%) SAP Basis Administrator
16 16 (4.82%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (25.30%) SAP Basis
2 45 (13.55%) SAP Fiori
3 40 (12.05%) SAP Smart Forms
4 38 (11.45%) Web Services
5 36 (10.84%) SAP PI
6 35 (10.54%) IDoc
7 33 (9.94%) SAPUI5
8 29 (8.73%) BAPI
8 29 (8.73%) EDI
9 23 (6.93%) Web Dynpro
10 22 (6.63%) SAP ALE
11 14 (4.22%) SOAP
12 10 (3.01%) REST
13 8 (2.41%) Apache Flex
13 8 (2.41%) EDIFACT
13 8 (2.41%) HTML
13 8 (2.41%) XML
14 7 (2.11%) OpenUI5
15 5 (1.51%) HTML5
15 5 (1.51%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (3.31%) User Experience
2 11 (3.31%) Virtual Team
3 8 (2.41%) Clustering
3 8 (2.41%) Internet of Things
4 6 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (1.81%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.20%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.60%) CMDB
6 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.60%) TRADACOMS
7 1 (0.30%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.30%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.30%) Derivative
7 1 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.30%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.30%) LIMS
7 1 (0.30%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.30%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 40 (12.05%) Linux
2 26 (7.83%) Windows
3 23 (6.93%) Unix
4 10 (3.01%) AIX
5 7 (2.11%) VMS
5 7 (2.11%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (22.29%) ERP
2 53 (15.96%) Logistics
3 44 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
4 41 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (11.45%) Workflow
6 34 (10.24%) OO
7 30 (9.04%) CRM
7 30 (9.04%) Migration
8 27 (8.13%) Project Delivery
9 25 (7.53%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (6.93%) Project Management
11 22 (6.63%) Integration Testing
11 22 (6.63%) Mentoring
12 21 (6.33%) Business Analysis
12 21 (6.33%) Process Improvement
12 21 (6.33%) Thought Leadership
13 16 (4.82%) SAP Implementation
14 14 (4.22%) Time Management
14 14 (4.22%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (16.87%) Java
2 37 (11.14%) SAPscript
3 22 (6.63%) SQL
4 9 (2.71%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.51%) ActionScript
5 5 (1.51%) ActionScript 2.0
6 2 (0.60%) XPath
7 1 (0.30%) C#
7 1 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (5.12%) SAP Certification
2 15 (4.52%) Degree
3 9 (2.71%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.30%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.90%) SLA
2 2 (0.60%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.30%) GDPR
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.30%) PMO
3 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.51%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (2.41%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (1.51%) HP Data Protector
3 5 (1.51%) SCCM
3 5 (1.51%) SCOM
4 2 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.60%) Pacemaker
5 1 (0.30%) Control-M
Vendors
1 332 (100.00%) SAP
2 42 (12.65%) Oracle
3 14 (4.22%) hybris
3 14 (4.22%) Microsoft
4 7 (2.11%) Ariba
4 7 (2.11%) Concur
5 5 (1.51%) HP
5 5 (1.51%) Veeam
5 5 (1.51%) VMware
6 3 (0.90%) Adobe
7 2 (0.60%) DataFlux
7 2 (0.60%) PayPal
7 2 (0.60%) SEEBURGER
7 2 (0.60%) Sybase
7 2 (0.60%) Tableau
8 1 (0.30%) BMC
8 1 (0.30%) Informatica
8 1 (0.30%) Reuters
8 1 (0.30%) webMethods