Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAP ABAP
UK
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 782 828 615
Rank change year-on-year +46 -213 -25
Permanent jobs citing ABAP 211 296 712
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.33% 0.36% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 114 196 359
Median annual salary £65,000 £58,750 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.64% +6.82% +4.76%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,625 £39,200
90th Percentile £71,250 £87,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +18.18% +4.76% -

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 63,406 81,523 99,243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.42% 54.66% 55.99%
Number of salaries quoted 52,291 67,080 83,636
Median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ABAP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ABAP.

Salary trend for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing ABAP over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Salary histogram for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Top 14 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 5 April 2020. 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 +14 168 £65,000 +13.04% 16
UK excluding London +45 126 £65,000 +18.18% 16
Midlands +67 66 £65,000 +30.00% 3
East Midlands +46 40 £65,000 +30.00% 2
South East 0 36 £59,000 +2.61% 8
London +46 26 £60,000 -14.29% 2
West Midlands +56 25 £52,500 -27.59% 1
North of England +55 16 £50,000 +4.17% 1
North West +56 12 £67,500 +45.95% 1
Work from Home +15 10 £67,500 -18.18% 1
East of England +57 5 - - 1
Yorkshire +33 4 £47,500 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £46,250 -
South West +38 1 £62,500 -16.67% 1

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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.

1 211 (100.00%) SAP
2 54 (25.59%) CRM
3 52 (24.64%) SAP HANA
4 43 (20.38%) Java
5 40 (18.96%) BAPI
6 37 (17.54%) SAP Basis
6 37 (17.54%) IDoc
7 36 (17.06%) OO
8 33 (15.64%) SAP BW
9 32 (15.17%) Business Development
10 31 (14.69%) Finance
10 31 (14.69%) Coaching
11 30 (14.22%) Oracle
12 29 (13.74%) ERP
12 29 (13.74%) SAP PI
13 28 (13.27%) SAP MM
13 28 (13.27%) Migration
13 28 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (12.80%) Linux
14 27 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (12.32%) SAP S/4HANA
15 26 (12.32%) SQL
16 25 (11.85%) SAP SD
16 25 (11.85%) Retail
17 24 (11.37%) LSMW
17 24 (11.37%) Data Migration
17 24 (11.37%) SAPscript
18 23 (10.90%) SAP Smart Forms
19 22 (10.43%) Unit Testing
19 22 (10.43%) SAP SCM

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 12 (5.69%) NetWeaver
2 2 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.47%) Confluence
3 1 (0.47%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 28 (13.27%) SAP MM
2 26 (12.32%) SAP S/4HANA
3 25 (11.85%) SAP SD
4 22 (10.43%) SAP SCM
5 20 (9.48%) SAP APO
6 18 (8.53%) SAP EHS
7 17 (8.06%) SAP PP
8 14 (6.64%) SAP FI
9 13 (6.16%) SAP CO
9 13 (6.16%) SAP FI/CO
10 8 (3.79%) SAP PM
10 8 (3.79%) SAP QM
11 7 (3.32%) SAP ERP
12 6 (2.84%) Infor M3
12 6 (2.84%) SAP CRM
13 5 (2.37%) SAP WM
14 4 (1.90%) SAP Hybris
14 4 (1.90%) SAP MDG
14 4 (1.90%) SAP MDM
15 3 (1.42%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.84%) Power Platform
2 5 (2.37%) Azure
2 5 (2.37%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.95%) IaaS
3 2 (0.95%) PaaS
3 2 (0.95%) SaaS
4 1 (0.47%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.90%) Internet
2 1 (0.47%) FTP
2 1 (0.47%) HTTP
2 1 (0.47%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (24.64%) SAP HANA
2 33 (15.64%) SAP BW
3 19 (9.00%) Oracle Database
4 11 (5.21%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (4.27%) SAP Data Services
5 9 (4.27%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.84%) Power BI
7 5 (2.37%) Big Data
7 5 (2.37%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 5 (2.37%) DataStage
8 4 (1.90%) BODI
9 3 (1.42%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 3 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.42%) Looker
9 3 (1.42%) Lumira
9 3 (1.42%) OLAP
9 3 (1.42%) OLTP
9 3 (1.42%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.47%) Informix
Development Applications
1 24 (11.37%) LSMW
2 4 (1.90%) JIRA
3 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.47%) ERwin
3 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.47%) NWDS
3 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (14.69%) Finance
2 25 (11.85%) Retail
3 15 (7.11%) Legal
4 6 (2.84%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.42%) Billing
6 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.47%) Back Office
7 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 76 (36.02%) Consultant
1 76 (36.02%) SAP Consultant
2 65 (30.81%) Developer
3 60 (28.44%) SAP Developer
4 34 (16.11%) ABAP Developer
5 27 (12.80%) Architect
6 24 (11.37%) SAP Architect
7 21 (9.95%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (9.00%) SAP PI Consultant
9 18 (8.53%) Administrator
9 18 (8.53%) SAP Administrator
9 18 (8.53%) SAP Basis Administrator
9 18 (8.53%) SAP Solutions Architect
9 18 (8.53%) Senior Developer
9 18 (8.53%) Senior SAP Developer
10 15 (7.11%) Data Architect
10 15 (7.11%) SAP Support
11 13 (6.16%) Analyst
11 13 (6.16%) SAP Analyst
11 13 (6.16%) SAP APO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.96%) BAPI
2 37 (17.54%) IDoc
2 37 (17.54%) SAP Basis
3 29 (13.74%) SAP PI
4 23 (10.90%) SAP Smart Forms
5 14 (6.64%) Web Services
6 13 (6.16%) SAP ALE
7 8 (3.79%) SAPUI5
7 8 (3.79%) XML
8 7 (3.32%) XML Schema
9 6 (2.84%) SAP Fiori
9 6 (2.84%) SOAP
9 6 (2.84%) Web Dynpro
10 5 (2.37%) EDI
10 5 (2.37%) XSLT
11 4 (1.90%) JMS
11 4 (1.90%) LDAP
11 4 (1.90%) REST
12 3 (1.42%) CSS
12 3 (1.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.32%) Data Structures
2 7 (3.32%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.37%) User Experience
4 4 (1.90%) Clustering
5 3 (1.42%) Blog
5 3 (1.42%) Social Media
6 2 (0.95%) FMCG
6 2 (0.95%) Internet of Things
6 2 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.80%) Linux
2 8 (3.79%) Windows
3 7 (3.32%) Unix
4 3 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.42%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.95%) VMS
6 1 (0.47%) AIX
6 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (25.59%) CRM
2 36 (17.06%) OO
3 32 (15.17%) Business Development
4 31 (14.69%) Coaching
5 29 (13.74%) ERP
6 28 (13.27%) Migration
6 28 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (11.37%) Data Migration
8 22 (10.43%) Logistics
8 22 (10.43%) Unit Testing
9 21 (9.95%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (9.95%) SAP Implementation
9 21 (9.95%) Workshop Facilitation
10 19 (9.00%) Data Cleansing
11 18 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (8.53%) Data Management
12 17 (8.06%) Workflow
13 15 (7.11%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
13 15 (7.11%) Risk Management
14 13 (6.16%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (20.38%) Java
2 26 (12.32%) SQL
3 24 (11.37%) SAPscript
4 7 (3.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.47%) C
5 1 (0.47%) C#
5 1 (0.47%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (9.95%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.48%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.79%) Degree
4 7 (3.32%) SAP Certification
5 2 (0.95%) CCA
5 2 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.47%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.37%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.42%) GDPR
2 3 (1.42%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) RosettaNet
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Clustering
1 4 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (1.42%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (1.42%) Pacemaker
3 1 (0.47%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 211 (100.00%) SAP
2 30 (14.22%) Oracle
3 11 (5.21%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.84%) hybris
4 6 (2.84%) Tableau
5 3 (1.42%) Adobe
5 3 (1.42%) Sybase
6 2 (0.95%) Birst
6 2 (0.95%) Infor
7 1 (0.47%) DataFlux
7 1 (0.47%) HP
7 1 (0.47%) webMethods