Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAP ABAP
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 776 554 522
Rank change year-on-year -222 -32 +137
Permanent jobs citing ABAP 332 802 882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.47% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.40% 0.84% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 205 334 495
UK median annual salary £60,000 £54,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.85% +3.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,375 £40,000
90th Percentile £78,250 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,575
% change year-on-year +15.00% -1.14% +8.47%

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 82,813 95,474 93,645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.92% 55.54% 53.22%
Number of salaries quoted 68,537 79,670 80,420
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -206 320 £60,000 +11.11% 34
UK excluding London -199 236 £57,500 +15.00% 30
South East -65 101 £57,500 +12.20% 12
London +56 83 £70,000 +27.27% 5
Midlands -64 57 £50,000 -7.41% 10
North of England -140 49 £51,500 +8.42% 6
East Midlands +44 31 £50,000 +10.50% 2
Yorkshire -32 26 £55,000 +10.00%
West Midlands -86 25 £50,000 -7.41% 8
East of England +15 22 £60,000 - 1
North West -101 19 £48,500 +5.43% 6
South West +36 10 £75,000 +42.86%
North East - 4 £48,250 -
Wales -7 2 £37,500 +8.30% 1
Scotland - 2 £49,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 90 (27.11%) Finance
3 74 (22.29%) Java
4 71 (21.39%) SAP HANA
5 70 (21.08%) SAP S/4HANA
6 69 (20.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 57 (17.17%) SAP ALE
8 53 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (15.06%) Workflow
9 50 (15.06%) SAP Fiori
10 49 (14.76%) SAP BW
11 46 (13.86%) ERP
11 46 (13.86%) SAP PI
11 46 (13.86%) IDoc
12 45 (13.55%) Manufacturing
13 44 (13.25%) Business Intelligence
14 42 (12.65%) Security Cleared
15 38 (11.45%) SAP XI
16 37 (11.14%) SAPUI5
17 35 (10.54%) OO
17 35 (10.54%) NetWeaver
18 34 (10.24%) BAPI
18 34 (10.24%) EDI
19 31 (9.34%) Web Dynpro
19 31 (9.34%) Logistics
19 31 (9.34%) SC Cleared
20 30 (9.04%) SAP SD
21 29 (8.73%) Coaching
22 28 (8.43%) Adobe
22 28 (8.43%) BusinessObjects

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 35 (10.54%) NetWeaver
2 6 (1.81%) SAP Portal
3 4 (1.20%) SAS
4 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.30%) Confluence
4 1 (0.30%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 70 (21.08%) SAP S/4HANA
2 30 (9.04%) SAP SD
3 24 (7.23%) SAP ERP
4 23 (6.93%) SAP CO
4 23 (6.93%) SAP FI
4 23 (6.93%) SAP FI/CO
5 12 (3.61%) SAP GRC
5 12 (3.61%) SAP MM
5 12 (3.61%) SAP PP
6 9 (2.71%) SAP QM
6 9 (2.71%) SAP SRM
7 8 (2.41%) SAP HR
7 8 (2.41%) SAP Payroll
7 8 (2.41%) SAP PM
8 7 (2.11%) SAP SCM
9 5 (1.51%) SAP BPC
9 5 (1.51%) SAP CRM
9 5 (1.51%) SAP MDG
9 5 (1.51%) SAP PS
9 5 (1.51%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.11%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (1.20%) SaaS
3 3 (0.90%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.92%) HTTP
2 12 (3.61%) FTP
3 2 (0.60%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.60%) SSL
4 1 (0.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (21.39%) SAP HANA
2 49 (14.76%) SAP BW
3 28 (8.43%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (3.01%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 10 (3.01%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 9 (2.71%) Lumira
6 7 (2.11%) SAP Data Services
7 6 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.81%) SQL Server
8 4 (1.20%) Informix
8 4 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.90%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.60%) BODI
10 2 (0.60%) DataStage
10 2 (0.60%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.30%) Big Data
11 1 (0.30%) DTS
11 1 (0.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (5.42%) LSMW
2 5 (1.51%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.90%) eCATT
3 3 (0.90%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.60%) JIRA
5 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 90 (27.11%) Finance
2 45 (13.55%) Manufacturing
3 27 (8.13%) Retail
4 14 (4.22%) Publishing
5 7 (2.11%) Legal
6 5 (1.51%) Law
7 4 (1.20%) Back Office
7 4 (1.20%) Billing
8 3 (0.90%) Banking
9 2 (0.60%) Automotive
9 2 (0.60%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 119 (35.84%) Consultant
2 117 (35.24%) SAP Consultant
3 88 (26.51%) Developer
4 74 (22.29%) SAP Developer
5 61 (18.37%) ABAP Developer
6 57 (17.17%) Analyst
7 56 (16.87%) SAP Analyst
8 31 (9.34%) SAP Manager
9 22 (6.63%) ABAP Consultant
10 18 (5.42%) SAP SD Consultant
11 15 (4.52%) Architect
11 15 (4.52%) SAP Architect
12 14 (4.22%) SAP Support
13 13 (3.92%) SAP PI Consultant
14 12 (3.61%) IT Manager
14 12 (3.61%) SAP PP Analyst
14 12 (3.61%) Senior Developer
15 11 (3.31%) SAP PI Developer
16 10 (3.01%) Senior Consultant
16 10 (3.01%) Senior SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (17.17%) SAP ALE
2 50 (15.06%) SAP Fiori
3 46 (13.86%) IDoc
3 46 (13.86%) SAP PI
4 38 (11.45%) SAP XI
5 37 (11.14%) SAPUI5
6 34 (10.24%) BAPI
6 34 (10.24%) EDI
7 31 (9.34%) Web Dynpro
8 28 (8.43%) XML
9 24 (7.23%) SAP Smart Forms
10 20 (6.02%) HTML
11 19 (5.72%) SAP Basis
11 19 (5.72%) SOAP
12 18 (5.42%) XSLT
13 14 (4.22%) HTML5
13 14 (4.22%) JDBC
14 13 (3.92%) Middleware
14 13 (3.92%) Node.js
14 13 (3.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.02%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.61%) User Experience
4 6 (1.81%) Data Structures
4 6 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.51%) W3C
6 4 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.20%) Replication
7 3 (0.90%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.90%) LIMS
8 2 (0.60%) FMCG
8 2 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.30%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.30%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.51%) Linux
1 5 (1.51%) Windows
2 4 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (0.60%) VMS
4 1 (0.30%) AIX
4 1 (0.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (20.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 53 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (15.06%) Workflow
4 46 (13.86%) ERP
5 44 (13.25%) Business Intelligence
6 35 (10.54%) OO
7 31 (9.34%) Logistics
8 29 (8.73%) Coaching
9 28 (8.43%) ITIL
10 26 (7.83%) CRM
11 25 (7.53%) Migration
12 23 (6.93%) Continuous Improvement
12 23 (6.93%) Data Migration
13 22 (6.63%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (6.33%) Mentoring
15 20 (6.02%) Supplier Relationship Management
16 18 (5.42%) Change Management
17 16 (4.82%) Root Cause Analysis
18 15 (4.52%) Business Transformation
18 15 (4.52%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 74 (22.29%) Java
2 25 (7.53%) JavaScript
3 23 (6.93%) SQL
4 9 (2.71%) Python
5 6 (1.81%) C#
6 4 (1.20%) SAPscript
6 4 (1.20%) X++
7 2 (0.60%) PHP
7 2 (0.60%) R
7 2 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 42 (12.65%) Security Cleared
2 31 (9.34%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.33%) Degree
4 4 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.30%) ACCA
6 1 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.30%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.22%) QA
2 12 (3.61%) SLA
3 2 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.30%) GDPR
4 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (3.01%) NFS
2 4 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.30%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 332 (100.00%) SAP
2 28 (8.43%) Adobe
3 16 (4.82%) Oracle
4 11 (3.31%) Ariba
5 9 (2.71%) Microsoft
6 6 (1.81%) Informatica
7 4 (1.20%) Cognos
7 4 (1.20%) IBM
7 4 (1.20%) Tableau
7 4 (1.20%) Workday
8 3 (0.90%) Concur
9 2 (0.60%) hybris
9 2 (0.60%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.60%) Pegasus
9 2 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.60%) SEEBURGER
9 2 (0.60%) Wonderware
10 1 (0.30%) CA
10 1 (0.30%) HP