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Working As A Sap/Abap Developer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $95,288

    Average Salary

What Does A Sap/Abap Developer Do

Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow. In addition, programmers test newly created applications and programs to ensure that they produce the expected results. If they do not work correctly, computer programmers check the code for mistakes and fix them.

Duties

Computer programmers typically do the following:

  • Write programs in a variety of computer languages, such as C++ and Java
  • Update and expand existing programs
  • Test programs for errors and fix the faulty lines of computer code responsible
  • Create and test code in an integrated development environment (IDE)
  • Use code libraries, which are collections of independent lines of code, to simplify the writing

Programmers work closely with software developers, and in some businesses their duties overlap. When such overlap occurs, programmers can do work that is typical of developers, such as designing the program. Program design entails planning the software initially, creating models and flowcharts detailing how the code is to be written, writing and debugging code, and designing an application or systems interface. Programmers often use an IDE, which allows them to create, edit, and test code.

A program’s purpose determines the complexity of its computer code. For example, a weather application for a mobile device will require less programming than a social-networking application. Simpler programs can be written in less time. Complex programs, such as computer operating systems, can take a year or more to complete.

Software-as-a-service (SaaS), which consists of applications provided through the Internet, is a growing field. Although programmers typically need to rewrite their programs to work on different system platforms, such as Windows or OS X, applications created with SaaS work on all platforms. Accordingly, programmers writing SaaS applications may not have to rewrite as much code as other programmers do and can instead spend more time writing new programs.

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How To Become A Sap/Abap Developer

Most computer programmers have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related subject; however, some employers hire workers with an associate’s degree. Most programmers specialize in a few programming languages.

Education

Most computer programmers have a bachelor’s degree; however, some employers hire workers who have an associate’s degree. Most programmers get a degree in computer science or a related subject. Programmers who work in specific fields, such as healthcare or accounting, may take classes in that field to supplement their degree in computer programming. In addition, employers value experience, which many students gain through internships.

Most programmers learn a few computer languages while in school. However, a computer science degree gives students the skills needed to learn new computer languages easily. During their classes, students receive hands-on experience writing code, testing programs, fixing errors, and doing many other tasks that they will perform on the job.

To keep up with changing technology, computer programmers may take continuing education and professional development seminars to learn new programming languages or about upgrades to programming languages they already know.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Programmers can become certified in specific programming languages or for vendor-specific programming products. Some companies require their computer programmers to be certified in the products they use.

Other Experience

Many students gain experience in computer programming by completing an internship at a software company while in college.

Advancement

Programmers who have general business experience may become computer systems analysts. With experience, some programmers may become software developers. They may also be promoted to managerial positions. For more information, see the profiles on computer systems analysts, software developers, and computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Computer programmers must understand complex instructions in order to create computer code.

Concentration. Programmers must be able to work at a computer, writing lines of code for long periods.

Detail oriented. Computer programmers must closely examine the code they write because a small mistake can affect the entire computer program.

Troubleshooting skills. An important part of a programmer’s job is to check the code for errors and fix any they find.

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Sap/Abap Developer Career Paths

Sap/Abap Developer
BOS Developer Senior Software Engineer Senior Analyst
Analytical Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Functional Consultant Business Analyst-Consultant Senior Systems Analyst
Application Manager
9 Yearsyrs
SAP BW Consultant BI Consultant
BI Architect
9 Yearsyrs
SAP Analyst Functional Analyst Business Systems Senior Analyst
Business Systems Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Lead Developer Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Delivery Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Abap Developer Senior Software Engineer Information Technology Manager
Director, Applications
12 Yearsyrs
Lead Developer Project Leader Program Manager
Engagement Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Business Analyst Functional Consultant
Functional Lead
7 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Project Leader Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Abap Developer
6 Yearsyrs
SAP Technical Consultant Lead Technician Senior Consultant
Senior Consultant Architect
8 Yearsyrs
SAP Consultant Senior Consultant Information Technology Project Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
SAP BW Consultant SAP Consultant Senior Consultant
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
SAP Abap Consultant
Senior SAP Abap Consultant
6 Yearsyrs
SAP Abap Consultant SAP Consultant
Senior SAP Consultant
7 Yearsyrs
SAP Technical Consultant
Senior SAP Technical Consultant
6 Yearsyrs
SAP Consultant Lead Consultant Solutions Architect
Senior Solutions Architect
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Technical Consultant
Senior Technical Consultant
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Lead Technician
Technical Manager
7 Yearsyrs
SAP Analyst SAP BW Consultant Architect
Technical Solutions Architect
10 Yearsyrs
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Sap/Abap Developer Demographics

Gender

Male

68.8%

Female

26.8%

Unknown

4.4%
Ethnicity

Asian

39.5%

White

36.4%

Hispanic or Latino

9.6%

Black or African American

8.8%

Unknown

5.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

43.8%

French

18.8%

German

12.5%

Portuguese

6.3%

Japanese

6.3%

Russian

6.3%

Italian

6.3%
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Sap/Abap Developer Education

Schools

More Tech Institute

8.3%

University of Houston

6.7%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

6.7%

University of Bridgeport

6.7%

University of the West

5.0%

University of Washington

5.0%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

5.0%

Central Michigan University

5.0%

University of Texas at El Paso

5.0%

University of Phoenix

5.0%

Arizona State University

5.0%

Texas A&M University

5.0%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

5.0%

National College

5.0%

University of Texas at Austin

5.0%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.3%

University of Florida

3.3%

Lenoir-Rhyne University

3.3%

Illinois State University

3.3%

University of Illinois at Chicago

3.3%
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Majors

Computer Science

25.8%

Engineering

9.8%

Business

9.5%

Information Technology

7.8%

Computer Engineering

7.8%

Electrical Engineering

7.0%

Computer Information Systems

6.5%

Computer Applications

6.5%

Information Systems

3.3%

Management Information Systems

2.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.3%

Mechanical Engineering

2.3%

Mathematics

1.5%

Engineering And Industrial Management

1.5%

Computer Networking

1.3%

Finance

1.0%

Computer Technical Support

1.0%

Education

1.0%

Industrial Engineering

1.0%

Music

0.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

52.1%

Masters

39.4%

Other

4.9%

Diploma

1.6%

Certificate

1.1%

Associate

0.4%

Doctorate

0.4%
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Real Sap/Abap Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
SAP Developer Informatech, LLC Salt Lake City, UT Sep 15, 2015 $166,400
Senior SAP Abap Developer Bloomberg, LP New York, NY Jun 09, 2016 $160,000
Senior Sap/Abap Developer Bloomberg, LP New York, NY Jan 01, 2015 $157,000
SR. SAP Abap Developer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Nov 12, 2015 $152,776 -
$187,200
Sap/Abap Java Developer Zappos.Com, Inc. Las Vegas, NV Jun 24, 2015 $151,045
SAP Bobj Developer Populus Group LLC Owings Mills, MD Dec 19, 2015 $150,264
SAP Developer Gemini Consulting & Services, LLC New York, NY Dec 17, 2016 $150,000
SAP Abap Developer Bloomberg, LP New York, NY Nov 28, 2016 $150,000
SAP Abap Developer Bloomberg, LP New York, NY Oct 12, 2015 $150,000
Senior SAP Abap Developer 1800Admin LLC Mason, MI Nov 11, 2016 $149,760
SAP PLM Functional Developer Lyondell Chemical Company Houston, TX Jan 12, 2016 $145,000
SAP Abap Developer Bloomberg, LP New York, NY Dec 12, 2016 $145,000
SAP Abap Developer Bloomberg, LP New York, NY Jan 25, 2016 $145,000
SAP Certified R/3 Developer-Abap/4 Talent 101, Inc. Plano, TX Oct 02, 2016 $142,800
SAP Abap Developer Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. IL Dec 31, 2016 $103,000
SAP Developer 4 Mast Technology Services, Inc. Columbus, OH Sep 23, 2016 $102,794 -
$138,200
SAP Pi/Xi Developer H. D. Smith, LLC Springfield, IL Apr 19, 2016 $102,221
SAP Abap Developer Paccar Inc. Renton, WA May 07, 2016 $102,000
Senior SAP Abap Developer Compass Group USA, Inc. Charlotte, NC Aug 03, 2016 $101,379
SAP Developer Denken Solutions, Inc. Issaquah, WA Sep 25, 2015 $101,088
SAP Developer Globe Metallurgical Inc. Waterford, OH Sep 16, 2016 $100,800
SAP Abap Developer Pacific Cycle, Inc. Madison, WI Jul 16, 2015 $100,776
Senior SAP Abap Developer IBM India Private Limited Chesterbrook, PA Jan 20, 2016 $81,837
SAP Abap Application Developer IBM India Private Limited Schaumburg, IL Oct 08, 2016 $81,837
SAP Developer Covant Solutions Inc. Woodinville, WA Sep 15, 2015 $81,432
SAP Abap Developer Select It Resources LLC Georgetown, KY Aug 30, 2016 $81,078
SAP Abap CRM Application Developer IBM India Private Limited Sunnyvale, CA Jan 01, 2015 $80,766 -
$89,232
SAP BW Developer Vennsys LLC San Antonio, TX Aug 03, 2015 $80,683
SAP Abap Developer Partners Information Technology Inc. Irving, TX Aug 24, 2015 $80,000

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Top Skills for A Sap/Abap Developer

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  1. SAP
  2. Master Data
  3. Function Modules
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  • Modified the outbound file interface from SAP R/3 to German Post to include the Meter readings for the Withdrawn Meters.
  • Created email-to-customer interfaces together with spreadsheet attachments for Master Data changes
  • Created custom Function Modules for Replenishment Concept implemented.
  • Worked on Picking material description from custom table in the SAP Sales Order (VA01 and VA02) using enhancement framework.
  • Performed various real world scenarios including IDOC-to-File and File-to-IDOC transformation.

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