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Top 10 Highest Paid and Emerging SAP Modules

SAP is the most sought after career option these days, especially for the younger generation. SAP (Systems, Applications, Products in Data Processing) is essentially a market leader in the present times in the field of enterprise application software. Ever since the company evolved they have been consistently deriving newer ways of growth and innovation and have always been stated to be much ahead of competition. Besides providing solutions for its external customers, the brand also aims at providing growth opportunities for its employees along with a considerable amount of learning, which enables them to move ahead in their career.

Let us understand the job titles within SAP, as per the recent demand in the current times.

The junior most level can be seen at the bottom of the list, and as the levels graduate, the highest is seen at the top.

  • VP/Director, SAP Program Management
  • SAP Project Manager
  • SAP Master Data Manager
  • Sr. SAP Business Analyst
  • SAP Business Analyst
  • SAP Design Architect
  • SAP Functional Analyst (SME)
  • Sr. SAP Configuration Analyst (Lead)
  • SAP Configuration Analyst
  • Sr. SAP Security Administrator
  • Sr. BASIS Administrator
  • BASIS Administrator
  • Associate BASIS Administrator
  • Sr. ABAP Developer
  • ABAP Developer
  • Associate ABAP Developer

Generally it has been observed that the roles and levels may vary in different organizations and are typically based on individual skills as well as responsibilities. This data is a resultant of Foote Partners, which conducted a thorough research in 83 cities located in North America and comprised of 160 IT jobs, and the data was collated on a survey of 200,337 IT professionals and included a premium pay of 730 certified as well as non-certified technical skills.

SAP Salary by Function

Foote partners also observed that in most of the companies the role of the IT professional did not match the respective job title, because of which in many places the salary of a SAP professional could not be accurately compiled.

It has been observed that generally the SAP ERP Directors and Project Managers are typically the highest paid ones. Amongst all the geographical regions from where data has been collated it was seen that North America topped the list of all the SAP consultants. Europe and Asia were at the same level and Latin America paid the least. Not to miss the performance incentive this comes along with the annual salaries, which quite a few companies are now offering to their top employees.

In India too the average salary of a SAP software engineer is that Rs 606, 460 and may vary anywhere unto 880 k. The salaries vary as per the country one is working in, the role that you play in the organization, and last but not the least the responsibilities that you handle within the organization.

Salary by Geographical Region

As far as the number of experience was concerned the salary wise bucket and experience states that at an average the people with an experience of 1 to 6 years got an average median salary of $76000, while 7-8 years got an average median salary of $85,000 and over 10 years generally fell in the $110000 bucket.


SAP Salary by Experience

The following list was complied which helps us understand the skills in SAP which were in demand as on 2014, May.

Emerging Modules as per present demand as per Foote Partner Report

There was a very high demand for the following skills 

  • Enterprise Architecture
  • SAP Mobile / Mobility Consultant
  • SAP Solution Manager
  • SAP UI5, Usability, and Development
  • SAP Functional - CRM, PLM, SRM, and SCM
  • SAP Basis- Upgrade & Migration
  • SAP HR
  • SAP ABAP with expertise in SAP HR, or SAP FICO, or SAP Workflow.

SAP is quite certainly quite informative, provide you with ample of learning opportunities and not too miss the lucrative financial gains that come along the way!


  • 04 Mar 2015 4:49 pm Jyoti Pandey

    For Abapers only coding knowledge is required that set but for Functional people they need sap experts and also domain experts to understand the business process and explain the requirement to abapers. so they are important Mr.Rohit.

  • 04 Mar 2015 4:50 pm Rohit Mahajan

    It means that I don't have to apply my knowledge in all business processes to solve requirements, and I must receive from functionals a flow diagram and exactly what and where they need something.

  • 04 Mar 2015 4:52 pm Rohit Mahajan

    Most functionals don't do that and they expect that with our understanding of business processes and programming knowledge help them to figure out what to do and where.

    Both are importants in a project and must earn the same.

  • 04 Mar 2015 4:57 pm Jyoti Pandey

    Preference is given for Techno functionals then to functionals and then developers.

  • 09 Mar 2015 11:07 am Kathiresanmuthu

    Currently, Android has a market share of 57% in the worldwide smart phone market. Android programming language is backed and developed by Google and Open Handset Alliance (a consortium of 84 firms)


  • 10 Apr 2015 10:19 pm Dave Kuhlman

    Agree with Jyoti.

    Good Abaper with nice functional background will make some nice dinero.  From my perspective, my functional specs to ABAPer is almost like handing over the code;-)  It varys by customer.  I know when I started I learned a lot from developers that had strong functional side too.  Later on, that pool of developers seemed to be least where I have worked and my specs had to become more exacting.

  • 13 Apr 2015 11:38 am Raja Maduri

    Hello Shalesh: Thanks for sharing some of the insights into the SAP Industry and the opportunities. If possible can you please share in the insights for 2015 report as well? Quickly performed a Google search and it resulted :  in the search engine presenting me with a resultant report (which happens to be your source!!) Would appreciate if you can present some insights on the report outlined in the hyperlink as well. Thanking you in anticipation. 

  • 14 Apr 2015 2:27 pm Shalesh Singh

    Yeah sure Raja Madhuri. We're soon going to provide some insights for the present SAP industry and opportunities. And really would love to mind your suggested report. Thank you for your nice and valuable feedback regarding this report. Stay connected to get the new one as soon as possible.

  • 21 Oct 2015 7:23 pm Guest

    Suggestion togo for a BASIS which may give you  a comfort zone based on your network experience.

  • 29 Oct 2015 3:46 pm Barath

    Hi I do not know programming/coding, is there any scope for me in the world of SAP, I hear a lot of people saying SAP is the next big thing, before taking any decision, I just wanted to be sure if there will be any coding that needs to be done? Is there any module and benefit job wise in SAP, thank you.

  • 27 Nov 2015 10:55 am balaram

    Hi that is based on your basic knowledge and Qualification for ex:if You are BCOM or MBA(Finance) Graduate/post Graduate you can choose SAP FICO Module ,if you have done MBA in marketeing you can choose SAP SD Module,if MBA HR ,,,SAP HRM Module,,,MBA in Supply chain mangement you can choose SAP SCM or if you are graduate from any techinical base like Engineering background you can choose SAP ABAP/BM/BW/BASIS Module llike so on so forth.



  • 29 Nov 2015 1:56 pm Guest

    hi im bhaskar, i complated mca 2013. im working Electronic Data Processing for varun motors. i intersted sap. which module to suitable 

  • 09 Jan 2016 7:46 pm Guest

    Sir, I dont have any knowledge programming/coding, is there any scope for me in the world of SAP, I hear a lot of people saying SAP is the next big thing, before taking any decision, I just wanted to be sure if there will be any coding that needs to be done? Is there any module and benefit job wise in SAP, thank you.

  • 12 Jan 2016 11:26 am Guest

    Hi, I am Anusha and have knowledge in SAP Enterprise Portal. Now I wish to enhance my knowledge in any of the SAP Functional modules. Please can anyone help me with which SAP module I can choose which would help for my career growth.

  • 12 Jun 2016 12:36 am Guest


    I am MBA-Finance and M.Com Accounting and I have work experience of 8 Years in SCM Planning and Demand Forecasting.

    Please guide which module should I go for SAP FICO or APO.


    Muhammad Sajid



  • 05 Jul 2016 10:31 am Guest


    i'm a mba (IT & marketing) currently working in operation department. i want build my carrer in sap please tell me which is the best module for me.

  • 18 Jul 2017 3:29 pm Guest


    Iam  Priyanka 

      I have done my MBA (HR with FINANCE) in current period . iam confused in SAP . which one is better for me and also which one is suit for me. please give some guidelines for me .