Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAP ABAP
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 515 624
Rank change year-on-year -67 +109 -103
Permanent jobs citing ABAP 774 965 872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.51% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.80% 0.96% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 308 539 646
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
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 96352 100749 113118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.30% 52.76% 51.56%
Number of salaries quoted 78981 86876 96606
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -61 728 £53,000 +0.95% 21
UK excluding London -44 584 £50,000 - 16
South East +111 219 £65,000 +10.64% 2
North of England -9 212 £45,000 -12.62% 12
North West -31 125 £46,000 -8.00% 6
Midlands -48 94 £48,750 -7.14% 2
London -5 88 £55,000 -4.35% 4
Yorkshire +60 85 £42,500 -15.00% 6
West Midlands +24 85 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East of England -83 46 £59,500 +22.68%
Wales +18 15 £50,000 +11.11%
East Midlands -58 9 £42,500 -22.73%
North East -6 2 £36,500 -33.64%
Scotland -12 2 £50,000 -6.98%
South West -21 2 £72,500 +61.11%

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 774 (100.00%) SAP
2 182 (23.51%) Manufacturing
3 166 (21.45%) IDoc
4 156 (20.16%) Customer Requirements
5 143 (18.48%) SAP S/4HANA
6 138 (17.83%) Logistics
7 136 (17.57%) Business Development
8 132 (17.05%) EDI
9 126 (16.28%) Finance
10 124 (16.02%) SAP BW
10 124 (16.02%) Coaching
11 122 (15.76%) LSMW
12 120 (15.50%) Continuous Improvement
13 119 (15.37%) Analytical Skills
14 116 (14.99%) Migration
15 111 (14.34%) SAP SD
15 111 (14.34%) SAP HANA
16 106 (13.70%) BAPI
17 105 (13.57%) Data Migration
18 102 (13.18%) CRM
19 92 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
20 90 (11.63%) Retail
21 88 (11.37%) SAP Implementation
22 86 (11.11%) OO
23 83 (10.72%) NHS
24 77 (9.95%) eCATT
25 73 (9.43%) ERP
25 73 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
26 69 (8.91%) Web Dynpro
27 67 (8.66%) Billing

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 48 (6.20%) NetWeaver
2 6 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (0.65%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.52%) SAS
5 3 (0.39%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.13%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 14 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 143 (18.48%) SAP S/4HANA
2 111 (14.34%) SAP SD
3 59 (7.62%) SAP FI
4 48 (6.20%) SAP CO
4 48 (6.20%) SAP FI/CO
5 45 (5.81%) SAP EWM
6 44 (5.68%) SAP CRM
7 42 (5.43%) SAP SCM
8 41 (5.30%) SAP ERP
9 36 (4.65%) SAP MM
10 32 (4.13%) SAP WM
11 26 (3.36%) SAP PP
12 23 (2.97%) SAP SRM
13 19 (2.45%) SAP APO
14 15 (1.94%) SAP BPC
15 14 (1.81%) SAP Retail
16 13 (1.68%) SAP GRC
16 13 (1.68%) SAP R/3
16 13 (1.68%) SAP VC
17 12 (1.55%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.55%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.13%) SaaS
2 1 (0.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.39%) SSL
2 1 (0.13%) HTTP
2 1 (0.13%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.13%) Skype
2 1 (0.13%) SMS
2 1 (0.13%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (16.02%) SAP BW
2 111 (14.34%) SAP HANA
3 62 (8.01%) BusinessObjects
4 35 (4.52%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 8 (1.03%) MS Access
5 8 (1.03%) QlikView
5 8 (1.03%) SAP Data Services
6 7 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (0.78%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.78%) SQL Server
7 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.52%) Big Data
9 4 (0.52%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.52%) HBase
9 4 (0.52%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.52%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.52%) Pentaho
9 4 (0.52%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 122 (15.76%) LSMW
2 77 (9.95%) eCATT
3 3 (0.39%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.39%) JIRA
4 1 (0.13%) NWDS
4 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 182 (23.51%) Manufacturing
2 126 (16.28%) Finance
3 90 (11.63%) Retail
4 67 (8.66%) Billing
5 56 (7.24%) Publishing
6 43 (5.56%) Legal
7 13 (1.68%) Marketing
8 6 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.65%) Automotive
9 5 (0.65%) German Language
10 2 (0.26%) Back Office
10 2 (0.26%) Banking
10 2 (0.26%) Electronics
10 2 (0.26%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.26%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 432 (55.81%) Consultant
2 390 (50.39%) SAP Consultant
3 151 (19.51%) Developer
4 142 (18.35%) Analyst
5 138 (17.83%) SAP Analyst
6 137 (17.70%) SAP Developer
7 102 (13.18%) ABAP Developer
8 85 (10.98%) SAP SD Consultant
9 75 (9.69%) ABAP Consultant
10 61 (7.88%) Logistics Consultant
11 57 (7.36%) SAP Logistics Consultant
12 50 (6.46%) Business Analyst
13 48 (6.20%) Managing Consultant
13 48 (6.20%) SAP Business Analyst
14 44 (5.68%) SAP EWM Consultant
15 41 (5.30%) SAP WM Consultant
16 38 (4.91%) SAP Business Consultant
17 37 (4.78%) SAP Support
18 33 (4.26%) SAP MM Consultant
19 30 (3.88%) SAP SCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (21.45%) IDoc
2 132 (17.05%) EDI
3 106 (13.70%) BAPI
4 69 (8.91%) Web Dynpro
5 65 (8.40%) SAP XI
6 59 (7.62%) SAP Fiori
7 58 (7.49%) SAP ALE
8 51 (6.59%) SAP Smart Forms
9 50 (6.46%) SAPUI5
10 48 (6.20%) SAP PI
11 47 (6.07%) SOAP
12 39 (5.04%) Middleware
13 25 (3.23%) Web Services
14 23 (2.97%) SAP Basis
14 23 (2.97%) SAP TM
15 19 (2.45%) SAP BSP
16 16 (2.07%) SAP Core Interface
17 10 (1.29%) XML
18 9 (1.16%) JDBC
19 7 (0.90%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 119 (15.37%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (10.72%) NHS
3 40 (5.17%) LIMS
4 9 (1.16%) FMCG
5 6 (0.78%) Algorithms
5 6 (0.78%) Data Structures
5 6 (0.78%) User Experience
6 5 (0.65%) Computer Science
6 5 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (0.65%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.52%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.39%) Replication
9 2 (0.26%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.13%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.13%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.13%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (0.78%) Linux
1 6 (0.78%) Windows
2 1 (0.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (20.16%) Customer Requirements
2 138 (17.83%) Logistics
3 136 (17.57%) Business Development
4 124 (16.02%) Coaching
5 120 (15.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 116 (14.99%) Migration
7 105 (13.57%) Data Migration
8 102 (13.18%) CRM
9 92 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 88 (11.37%) SAP Implementation
11 86 (11.11%) OO
12 73 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
12 73 (9.43%) ERP
13 56 (7.24%) Root Cause Analysis
14 55 (7.11%) Demand Management
14 55 (7.11%) Project Planning
14 55 (7.11%) Work Breakdown Structure
15 53 (6.85%) Workflow
16 45 (5.81%) Integration Testing
17 37 (4.78%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (8.14%) SAPscript
2 41 (5.30%) Java
3 23 (2.97%) SQL
4 12 (1.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.13%) C#
5 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (4.78%) Degree
2 19 (2.45%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.78%) SAP Certification
4 4 (0.52%) CITP
5 3 (0.39%) CCA
5 3 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.39%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.45%) SLA
2 9 (1.16%) QA
3 5 (0.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 774 (100.00%) SAP
2 41 (5.30%) SEEBURGER
3 39 (5.04%) Microsoft
4 30 (3.88%) Ariba
5 28 (3.62%) hybris
6 26 (3.36%) Adobe
7 17 (2.20%) Remedy
8 14 (1.81%) Oracle
9 13 (1.68%) Cognos
10 6 (0.78%) Informatica
11 5 (0.65%) Pegasus
12 4 (0.52%) Cloudera
13 1 (0.13%) IBM
13 1 (0.13%) OpenText
13 1 (0.13%) Samsung
13 1 (0.13%) Sybase
13 1 (0.13%) Tableau