Period
to 6 August 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 6 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAP ABAP
UK
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 628 774 697
Rank change year-on-year +146 -77 -72
Permanent jobs citing ABAP 143 324 532
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% 0.42% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 54 203 292
Median annual salary £62,500 £67,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.41% +17.39% +6.48%
10th Percentile £43,625 £40,000 £42,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £90,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -11.36% - +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 37,041 76,761 95,664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.45% 53.67% 55.85%
Number of salaries quoted 30,431 62,996 79,507
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 6 August 2020.

Salary histogram for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Top 12 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 6 August 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 +184 136 £65,000 +4.00% 5
UK excluding London +167 91 £48,750 -11.36% 2
South East +147 54 £47,500 -26.92% 2
London +168 33 £65,000 -7.14% 2
Midlands +111 31 £51,000 -7.27%
West Midlands +100 25 £51,000 -36.25%
Work from Home +38 9 £75,000 +7.14%
East Midlands +55 5 £45,000 -10.00%
North of England +121 3 - -
North West +89 3 - -
South West - 2 £47,500 -
East of England +107 1 - -

For the 6 months to 6 August 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.

1 143 (100.00%) SAP
2 59 (41.26%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (37.06%) Problem-Solving
4 46 (32.17%) Java
5 44 (30.77%) Apache Flex
6 32 (22.38%) SAP S/4HANA
7 29 (20.28%) SC Cleared
7 29 (20.28%) Security Cleared
8 28 (19.58%) Oracle
9 25 (17.48%) LSMW
9 25 (17.48%) SAP Basis
10 24 (16.78%) Linux
11 23 (16.08%) Azure
12 22 (15.38%) SAP PI
12 22 (15.38%) Unix
13 21 (14.69%) AIX
13 21 (14.69%) CRM
13 21 (14.69%) AWS
14 20 (13.99%) SAP Fiori
14 20 (13.99%) Data Guard
14 20 (13.99%) SAPscript
14 20 (13.99%) Oracle RMAN
14 20 (13.99%) SAP Smart Forms
15 19 (13.29%) Manufacturing
16 18 (12.59%) Workflow
16 18 (12.59%) BusinessObjects
17 17 (11.89%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (11.89%) Migration
17 17 (11.89%) SAP HANA
18 16 (11.19%) REST

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 4 (2.80%) NetWeaver
2 2 (1.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (22.38%) SAP S/4HANA
2 16 (11.19%) SAP MM
3 12 (8.39%) SAP HR
4 11 (7.69%) SAP ERP
4 11 (7.69%) SAP PSCD
5 7 (4.90%) SAP FI
5 7 (4.90%) SAP MDG
5 7 (4.90%) SAP MDM
6 5 (3.50%) SAP CO
6 5 (3.50%) SAP CRM
6 5 (3.50%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (3.50%) SAP PP
6 5 (3.50%) SAP SD
7 4 (2.80%) SAP PM
7 4 (2.80%) SAP PS
8 3 (2.10%) SAP EWM
8 3 (2.10%) SAP Retail
8 3 (2.10%) SAP SCM
8 3 (2.10%) SAP WM
9 2 (1.40%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.08%) Azure
2 21 (14.69%) AWS
3 9 (6.29%) Power Platform
4 2 (1.40%) IaaS
4 2 (1.40%) PaaS
4 2 (1.40%) SaaS
5 1 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.09%) FTP
1 13 (9.09%) HTTP
2 2 (1.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.59%) BusinessObjects
2 17 (11.89%) SAP HANA
3 13 (9.09%) SAP BW
4 11 (7.69%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 9 (6.29%) Power BI
6 7 (4.90%) SAP Data Services
7 5 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.50%) Lumira
7 5 (3.50%) OLAP
7 5 (3.50%) OLTP
8 3 (2.10%) Big Data
8 3 (2.10%) BODI
8 3 (2.10%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 3 (2.10%) DataStage
8 3 (2.10%) Looker
8 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.40%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (17.48%) LSMW
2 13 (9.09%) Eclipse
2 13 (9.09%) NWDS
3 4 (2.80%) JIRA
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.70%) ERwin
General
1 19 (13.29%) Manufacturing
2 16 (11.19%) Finance
3 11 (7.69%) Public Sector
4 10 (6.99%) Billing
5 5 (3.50%) Retail
6 3 (2.10%) French Language
7 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.70%) German Language
7 1 (0.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 70 (48.95%) Consultant
1 70 (48.95%) SAP Consultant
2 40 (27.97%) Developer
3 34 (23.78%) SAP Developer
4 23 (16.08%) ABAP Developer
4 23 (16.08%) SAP Basis Consultant
5 19 (13.29%) SAP PI Consultant
6 12 (8.39%) Architect
6 12 (8.39%) Senior ABAP Developer
6 12 (8.39%) Senior Developer
6 12 (8.39%) Senior SAP Developer
6 12 (8.39%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (6.99%) SAP Architect
7 10 (6.99%) SAP Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.20%) ABAP Consultant
9 5 (3.50%) Analyst
9 5 (3.50%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 5 (3.50%) SAP BI Consultant
9 5 (3.50%) SAP BW Consultant
9 5 (3.50%) SAP PM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (30.77%) Apache Flex
2 25 (17.48%) SAP Basis
3 22 (15.38%) SAP PI
4 20 (13.99%) SAP Fiori
4 20 (13.99%) SAP Smart Forms
5 16 (11.19%) REST
5 16 (11.19%) SAPUI5
5 16 (11.19%) XSLT
6 15 (10.49%) JSON
6 15 (10.49%) SOAP
7 13 (9.09%) SAP XI
7 13 (9.09%) XML
7 13 (9.09%) XSD
8 12 (8.39%) Web Dynpro
9 8 (5.59%) BAPI
10 7 (4.90%) IDoc
11 6 (4.20%) Web Services
12 4 (2.80%) EDI
13 3 (2.10%) CSS
14 2 (1.40%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.09%) W3C
2 7 (4.90%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.20%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.10%) Blog
6 3 (2.10%) Social Media
7 2 (1.40%) User Experience
8 1 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.78%) Linux
2 22 (15.38%) Unix
3 21 (14.69%) AIX
4 4 (2.80%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (41.26%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (37.06%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (14.69%) CRM
4 18 (12.59%) Workflow
5 17 (11.89%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (11.89%) Migration
6 16 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (10.49%) Analytics
7 15 (10.49%) ERP
8 13 (9.09%) Requirements Gathering
8 13 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (8.39%) Project Planning
10 11 (7.69%) Revenue Management
10 11 (7.69%) Unit Testing
11 10 (6.99%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (6.99%) PLM
11 10 (6.99%) Procure-to-Pay
11 10 (6.99%) Project Management
11 10 (6.99%) Quality Management
12 9 (6.29%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 46 (32.17%) Java
2 20 (13.99%) SAPscript
3 11 (7.69%) SQL
4 3 (2.10%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.40%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.70%) C#
6 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (20.28%) SC Cleared
1 29 (20.28%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.80%) Degree
3 3 (2.10%) SAP Certification
4 2 (1.40%) CCA
4 2 (1.40%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.70%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.50%) GDPR
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 13 (9.09%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (13.99%) Data Guard
1 20 (13.99%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 143 (100.00%) SAP
2 28 (19.58%) Oracle
3 14 (9.79%) Adobe
4 9 (6.29%) Tableau
5 8 (5.59%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.10%) Birst
6 3 (2.10%) Infor
7 1 (0.70%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.70%) Ariba
7 1 (0.70%) IBM
7 1 (0.70%) OpenText