SAP produces market-leading enterprise software systems tailored to industries and functional areas like human resources, finance and customer management. SAP aims to integrate disparate systems to make the whole business run better.
SAP certified or experienced employees are in demand across the world.
Both contract and permanent positions exist across a range of SAP disciplines. Roles range from the highly technical (programmers, consultants, analysts) through to project managers and assessors. SAP skills can be specific to the functional parts of SAP, the industry the solution is for, the implementation process or ongoing management. Some roles require travel and the nature of the systems means there is opportunity for continuous learning.
Recruitment agencies and employers will look for appropriate qualifications or relevant experience and previous performance. Many roles involve team management, creating detailed specifications and designing appropriate solutions. Broad IT knowledge is required, technical skills, and often specific legacy systems knowledge. A degree may be expected, knowledge of international standards that apply, database design, project management qualifications, and relevant security protocols.
SAP positions are well paid, salaries averaging around £40k - £70k, starting at less than £37k for junior roles. Senior or specialist roles pay over £100k. Performance bonuses are common.