Career

Information Technology

 

SAP Developer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Designs, programs, documents and tests SAP applications that support business intelligence for a company using a SAP developed programming language. May work within financial software installations, customer management solutions or general business applications.

Job Outlook

There were 172 SAP Developer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 2084 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Business Intelligence Architect / Developer industry, which includes the SAP Developer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new SAP Developer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $100,802.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $107,436.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for SAP Developer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $90,250.

Education and Experience

Posted SAP Developer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree1%
Bachelor's Degree67%
Master's Degree22%
Doctoral Degree6%
Other3%

Posted SAP Developer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years5%
3 to 5 years42%
6 to 8 years23%
9+ years30%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills SAP Developer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (29%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (20%)
  • Troubleshooting (16%)
  • Problem Solving (16%)
  • Planning (13%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • SAP (100%)
  • Advanced Business Application Programming (ABAP) (34%)
  • SAP HANA (31%)
  • Business Process (23%)
  • Java (21%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • SQL (19%)
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (15%)
  • JavaScript (14%)
  • Project Management (10%)
  • Software Development (10%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • SAP Netweaver (6%)
  • Oracle PL/SQL (6%)
  • SAP Business Intelligence (BI) (5%)
  • SAP S/4 UI5 Security (5%)
  • Informatica (5%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • SAP HR (2%) – marginal value $4,073

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with SAP Developer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Sap Developer
  • Sap Hybris Developer
  • Sap Hybris Developer Remote
  • Sap Pi/Po Consultant
  • Sap Architect

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most SAP Developer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Deloitte (78)
  • Accenture (52)
  • Cynet Systems (48)
  • Capgemini (46)
  • Systel Incorporated (44)

North Carolina

  • Duke University (6)
  • Biztech Solutions Incorporated (6)
  • Arthur Lawrence (3)
  • Softpath Technologies Llc (3)
  • Deloitte (3)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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