Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAP ABAP
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 776 715 629
Rank change year-on-year -61 -86 -28
Permanent jobs citing ABAP 331 508 686
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.30% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.43% 0.54% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 175 266 307
UK median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% +6.48% +2.86%
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,250 £35,650
90th Percentile £90,000 £75,625 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 76,433 94,070 97,867
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.61% 55.82% 55.53%
Number of salaries quoted 62,592 78,128 80,795
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 23 August 2019.

Salary histogram for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Top 13 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 23 August 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 -87 281 £63,750 +10.87% 34
UK excluding London -97 205 £55,000 - 31
South East -39 92 £59,000 +0.43% 10
London +73 81 £70,000 - 8
North of England +8 53 £67,500 +42.11% 7
North West +17 36 £58,750 +6.82% 6
Midlands +3 34 £50,000 -4.76% 6
East Midlands -5 19 £50,000 - 3
Scotland +15 17 £69,650 +42.14% 1
Yorkshire +6 17 £70,000 +64.71% 1
West Midlands +6 14 £77,500 +44.19% 3
East of England +70 9 £56,750 -5.42% 1
Wales -22 2 £51,250 -14.58% 4

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 331 (100.00%) SAP
2 97 (29.31%) SAP S/4HANA
3 79 (23.87%) SAP HANA
4 68 (20.54%) ERP
5 66 (19.94%) Java
5 66 (19.94%) SAP Basis
6 55 (16.62%) Workflow
7 54 (16.31%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (15.41%) Finance
8 51 (15.41%) SAP PI
8 51 (15.41%) Problem-Solving
9 50 (15.11%) SAP Fiori
10 46 (13.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 45 (13.60%) NetWeaver
12 43 (12.99%) SAPUI5
13 39 (11.78%) Migration
13 39 (11.78%) SAP ERP
14 37 (11.18%) Project Delivery
15 35 (10.57%) Project Management
15 35 (10.57%) OO
16 34 (10.27%) Web Services
17 33 (9.97%) EDI
17 33 (9.97%) SAP BW
17 33 (9.97%) SAP Smart Forms
18 32 (9.67%) SAP SD
18 32 (9.67%) Web Dynpro
19 29 (8.76%) Oracle
19 29 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
20 28 (8.46%) IDoc
20 28 (8.46%) LSMW

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 45 (13.60%) NetWeaver
2 12 (3.63%) Confluence
3 5 (1.51%) MTS
4 2 (0.60%) Apache
4 2 (0.60%) SAP Portal
4 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.30%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 97 (29.31%) SAP S/4HANA
2 39 (11.78%) SAP ERP
3 32 (9.67%) SAP SD
4 28 (8.46%) SAP MM
5 26 (7.85%) SAP FI
6 22 (6.65%) SAP CO
6 22 (6.65%) SAP FI/CO
7 19 (5.74%) SAP HR
7 19 (5.74%) SAP Payroll
8 12 (3.63%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 11 (3.32%) SAP APO
9 11 (3.32%) SAP QM
10 10 (3.02%) SAP PP
11 9 (2.72%) SAP EWM
12 8 (2.42%) SAP FSCM
13 7 (2.11%) Infor M3
13 7 (2.11%) SAP PSCD
14 6 (1.81%) SAP BPC
15 5 (1.51%) SAP MDG
15 5 (1.51%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.34%) SuccessFactors
2 20 (6.04%) Azure
3 13 (3.93%) AWS
4 10 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (2.42%) SaaS
6 3 (0.91%) Boomi
6 3 (0.91%) Office 365
7 1 (0.30%) GitHub
7 1 (0.30%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.02%) Internet
2 9 (2.72%) FTP
3 5 (1.51%) HTTP
3 5 (1.51%) NAS
3 5 (1.51%) SAN
4 3 (0.91%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (23.87%) SAP HANA
2 33 (9.97%) SAP BW
3 22 (6.65%) BusinessObjects
4 14 (4.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 12 (3.63%) SQL Server
6 11 (3.32%) Big Data
6 11 (3.32%) Informix
7 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.91%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.60%) DataStage
8 2 (0.60%) Lumira
9 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.30%) DB2
9 1 (0.30%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.30%) MySQL
9 1 (0.30%) Power BI
9 1 (0.30%) PowerMart
9 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (8.46%) LSMW
2 13 (3.93%) JIRA
3 2 (0.60%) eCATT
4 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.30%) NWDI
4 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (15.41%) Finance
2 26 (7.85%) Manufacturing
3 11 (3.32%) Billing
4 10 (3.02%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.72%) Retail
6 6 (1.81%) Automotive
7 4 (1.21%) Banking
8 2 (0.60%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 122 (36.86%) Consultant
2 117 (35.35%) SAP Consultant
3 100 (30.21%) Developer
4 89 (26.89%) SAP Developer
5 79 (23.87%) ABAP Developer
6 38 (11.48%) Analyst
7 36 (10.88%) Architect
8 35 (10.57%) SAP Analyst
9 29 (8.76%) SAP Architect
10 24 (7.25%) SAP Basis Consultant
11 23 (6.95%) ABAP Consultant
12 18 (5.44%) Technical Architect
13 17 (5.14%) SAP PI Consultant
13 17 (5.14%) SAP SD Consultant
14 15 (4.53%) SAP Basis Analyst
15 14 (4.23%) SAP Manager
16 13 (3.93%) SAP Technical Architect
17 12 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
18 11 (3.32%) Integration Consultant
18 11 (3.32%) SAP Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (19.94%) SAP Basis
2 51 (15.41%) SAP PI
3 50 (15.11%) SAP Fiori
4 43 (12.99%) SAPUI5
5 34 (10.27%) Web Services
6 33 (9.97%) EDI
6 33 (9.97%) SAP Smart Forms
7 32 (9.67%) Web Dynpro
8 28 (8.46%) IDoc
9 25 (7.55%) SAP ALE
10 22 (6.65%) BAPI
10 22 (6.65%) SOAP
11 17 (5.14%) REST
12 13 (3.93%) SAP XI
12 13 (3.93%) XML
13 11 (3.32%) Middleware
14 10 (3.02%) EDIFACT
15 8 (2.42%) Apache Flex
15 8 (2.42%) SAP BSP
16 7 (2.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (8.16%) User Experience
3 17 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (3.02%) Internet of Things
5 8 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.11%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.81%) Clustering
7 6 (1.81%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.21%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.21%) TRADACOMS
9 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.60%) Life Science
11 1 (0.30%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.30%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.30%) Derivative
11 1 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.30%) LIMS
11 1 (0.30%) Market Risk
11 1 (0.30%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.95%) Linux
2 18 (5.44%) Windows
3 16 (4.83%) Unix
4 8 (2.42%) AIX
5 5 (1.51%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.60%) VMS
7 1 (0.30%) Android
7 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (20.54%) ERP
2 55 (16.62%) Workflow
3 54 (16.31%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (15.41%) Problem-Solving
5 46 (13.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 39 (11.78%) Migration
7 37 (11.18%) Project Delivery
8 35 (10.57%) OO
8 35 (10.57%) Project Management
9 27 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
9 27 (8.16%) Mentoring
10 25 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (7.25%) Process Improvement
12 22 (6.65%) Integration Testing
12 22 (6.65%) Logistics
13 20 (6.04%) CRM
13 20 (6.04%) SAP Implementation
14 19 (5.74%) Data Migration
15 16 (4.83%) Analytics
15 16 (4.83%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (19.94%) Java
2 28 (8.46%) SAPscript
3 11 (3.32%) SQL
4 7 (2.11%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.91%) ActionScript
5 3 (0.91%) ActionScript 2.0
6 2 (0.60%) Python
6 2 (0.60%) XPath
7 1 (0.30%) C#
7 1 (0.30%) Groovy
7 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (5.74%) Degree
1 19 (5.74%) SAP Certification
2 12 (3.63%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.81%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.30%) GISP
5 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.51%) QA
1 5 (1.51%) SLA
2 4 (1.21%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.60%) GDPR
5 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (1.51%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (3.02%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (1.81%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (1.51%) HP Data Protector
3 5 (1.51%) SCCM
3 5 (1.51%) SCOM
4 3 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.30%) Control-M
5 1 (0.30%) QRadar
Vendors
1 331 (100.00%) SAP
2 29 (8.76%) Oracle
3 15 (4.53%) hybris
4 13 (3.93%) Concur
5 12 (3.63%) Ariba
6 11 (3.32%) Microsoft
7 9 (2.72%) Adobe
8 5 (1.51%) HP
8 5 (1.51%) Veeam
8 5 (1.51%) VMware
9 4 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.91%) Dell
10 3 (0.91%) SEEBURGER
11 2 (0.60%) DataFlux
11 2 (0.60%) Informatica
11 2 (0.60%) OpenText
11 2 (0.60%) PayPal
11 2 (0.60%) Talend
12 1 (0.30%) Kronos
12 1 (0.30%) Red Hat