Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAP ABAP
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 546 504 659
Rank change year-on-year -42 +155 -139
Permanent jobs citing ABAP 875 977 806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.52% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.88% 0.98% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 376 545 621
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £34,875 £37,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £73,125 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 99503 100190 113234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.24% 52.95% 51.76%
Number of salaries quoted 81950 86403 96877
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,551 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +1.27%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -33 808 £52,750 +0.48% 26
UK excluding London -20 673 £50,000 - 22
North of England +21 262 £46,000 -8.00% 10
South East +112 225 £55,000 -8.33% 3
North West -11 168 £46,000 -8.00% 8
Midlands +3 137 £53,250 +1.43% 7
West Midlands +68 131 £54,000 +20.00% 7
London -15 102 £55,000 -6.78% 3
Yorkshire +56 92 £47,500 +5.56% 2
East of England -80 40 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Wales +8 20 £50,000 +5.26%
East Midlands -60 6 £42,500 -19.05%
North East -12 2 £36,500 -33.64%
Scotland -17 2 £50,000 -4.76%
South West -23 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing ABAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for ABAP.

1 875 (100.00%) SAP
2 228 (26.06%) Manufacturing
3 190 (21.71%) IDoc
4 165 (18.86%) Logistics
4 165 (18.86%) EDI
5 160 (18.29%) Customer Requirements
6 149 (17.03%) Finance
7 145 (16.57%) LSMW
8 140 (16.00%) SAP BW
8 140 (16.00%) SAP S/4HANA
9 135 (15.43%) Business Development
10 130 (14.86%) Migration
10 130 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
11 129 (14.74%) Continuous Improvement
12 124 (14.17%) CRM
12 124 (14.17%) Data Migration
13 122 (13.94%) Coaching
14 114 (13.03%) Retail
15 111 (12.69%) SAP SD
16 110 (12.57%) SAP HANA
17 98 (11.20%) BAPI
18 92 (10.51%) eCATT
19 89 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
20 85 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
21 83 (9.49%) OO
22 80 (9.14%) SAP Implementation
23 79 (9.03%) Billing
24 76 (8.69%) Publishing
24 76 (8.69%) ERP
25 75 (8.57%) SAP PI

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 52 (5.94%) NetWeaver
2 6 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.34%) SAP Portal
5 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.11%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 14 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 140 (16.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 111 (12.69%) SAP SD
3 58 (6.63%) SAP FI
4 57 (6.51%) SAP EWM
5 48 (5.49%) SAP CRM
6 44 (5.03%) SAP CO
6 44 (5.03%) SAP FI/CO
7 39 (4.46%) SAP SCM
8 37 (4.23%) SAP MM
9 36 (4.11%) SAP PP
10 31 (3.54%) SAP ERP
11 28 (3.20%) SAP SRM
12 27 (3.09%) SAP WM
13 20 (2.29%) SAP BPC
14 19 (2.17%) SAP APO
15 18 (2.06%) SAP Hybris
15 18 (2.06%) SAP IS-U
16 13 (1.49%) SAP HCM
17 12 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
18 11 (1.26%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.17%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.46%) HTTP
2 3 (0.34%) FTP
2 3 (0.34%) SSL
3 1 (0.11%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.11%) Skype
3 1 (0.11%) SMS
3 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (16.00%) SAP BW
2 110 (12.57%) SAP HANA
3 62 (7.09%) BusinessObjects
4 37 (4.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 13 (1.49%) MS Access
6 12 (1.37%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (1.26%) Oracle Database 12c
8 10 (1.14%) SAP Data Services
9 7 (0.80%) QlikView
10 6 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.57%) SQL Server
12 4 (0.46%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 4 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.23%) GIS
14 2 (0.23%) Relational Database
15 1 (0.11%) DataStage
15 1 (0.11%) MaxDB
Development Applications
1 145 (16.57%) LSMW
2 92 (10.51%) eCATT
3 4 (0.46%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.34%) JIRA
5 1 (0.11%) NWDS
5 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 228 (26.06%) Manufacturing
2 149 (17.03%) Finance
3 114 (13.03%) Retail
4 79 (9.03%) Billing
5 76 (8.69%) Publishing
6 49 (5.60%) Legal
7 11 (1.26%) Marketing
8 8 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.46%) German Language
10 2 (0.23%) Automotive
10 2 (0.23%) Back Office
10 2 (0.23%) Banking
10 2 (0.23%) Electronics
10 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 472 (53.94%) Consultant
2 440 (50.29%) SAP Consultant
3 199 (22.74%) Analyst
4 195 (22.29%) SAP Analyst
5 187 (21.37%) Developer
6 169 (19.31%) SAP Developer
7 125 (14.29%) ABAP Developer
8 91 (10.40%) SAP SD Consultant
9 79 (9.03%) Business Analyst
10 77 (8.80%) SAP Business Analyst
11 73 (8.34%) ABAP Consultant
12 70 (8.00%) Logistics Consultant
13 66 (7.54%) SAP Logistics Consultant
14 55 (6.29%) SAP Business Consultant
15 52 (5.94%) SAP EWM Consultant
16 46 (5.26%) Managing Consultant
17 43 (4.91%) SAP SD Analyst
18 42 (4.80%) SAP WM Consultant
19 37 (4.23%) SAP Support
20 33 (3.77%) SAP MM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (21.71%) IDoc
2 165 (18.86%) EDI
3 98 (11.20%) BAPI
4 75 (8.57%) SAP PI
5 67 (7.66%) SAP ALE
6 65 (7.43%) Web Dynpro
7 63 (7.20%) SAP XI
8 61 (6.97%) SAP Fiori
9 52 (5.94%) SAPUI5
10 47 (5.37%) SAP Smart Forms
11 41 (4.69%) SOAP
12 39 (4.46%) Middleware
13 32 (3.66%) Web Services
14 28 (3.20%) SAP Basis
15 19 (2.17%) SAP BSP
16 18 (2.06%) SAP TM
17 16 (1.83%) SAP Core Interface
18 13 (1.49%) JDBC
19 9 (1.03%) XML
19 9 (1.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 130 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (8.00%) NHS
3 58 (6.63%) LIMS
4 8 (0.91%) FMCG
5 6 (0.69%) Algorithms
5 6 (0.69%) Data Structures
6 5 (0.57%) Computer Science
6 5 (0.57%) User Experience
7 3 (0.34%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (0.34%) Replication
7 3 (0.34%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.23%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.11%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.11%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (2.29%) Windows
2 11 (1.26%) Windows Server
2 11 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (0.46%) Unix
3 4 (0.46%) VMS
4 3 (0.34%) Linux
5 1 (0.11%) AIX
5 1 (0.11%) HPUX
5 1 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (18.86%) Logistics
2 160 (18.29%) Customer Requirements
3 135 (15.43%) Business Development
4 130 (14.86%) Migration
5 129 (14.74%) Continuous Improvement
6 124 (14.17%) CRM
6 124 (14.17%) Data Migration
7 122 (13.94%) Coaching
8 89 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 85 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
10 83 (9.49%) OO
11 80 (9.14%) SAP Implementation
12 76 (8.69%) ERP
13 70 (8.00%) Demand Management
13 70 (8.00%) Project Planning
13 70 (8.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
14 68 (7.77%) Integration Testing
15 59 (6.74%) Root Cause Analysis
16 58 (6.63%) Workflow
17 46 (5.26%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (6.40%) SAPscript
2 49 (5.60%) Java
3 28 (3.20%) SQL
4 10 (1.14%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.34%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.11%) C#
6 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.11%) Python
6 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 41 (4.69%) Degree
2 19 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 7 (0.80%) SAP Certification
4 4 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.34%) CCA
5 3 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.34%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.40%) SLA
2 17 (1.94%) QA
3 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (1.26%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 875 (100.00%) SAP
2 59 (6.74%) Microsoft
3 40 (4.57%) hybris
4 37 (4.23%) Ariba
5 34 (3.89%) SEEBURGER
6 23 (2.63%) Adobe
7 19 (2.17%) Remedy
8 16 (1.83%) Oracle
9 13 (1.49%) Cognos
10 3 (0.34%) Pegasus
11 2 (0.23%) Informatica
12 1 (0.11%) OpenText
12 1 (0.11%) Samsung