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SAP Salary Survey_2011

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This Survey gives an idea about the Demand of SAP in the market and also produces the 2011 SAP Salary data.

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  1. 1. 2011 SAP® Salary Survey Panaya Inc. 2011 SAP Salary Survey ® Survey Results and Executive Summary For questions and additional information e-mail info@panayainc.com or visit www.panayainc.com www.panayainc.com© Panaya Inc, 2011 Page 1 |
  2. 2. 2011 SAP® Salary Survey Table of Contents Executive Summary ............................................................................. 3 Company and Job Characteristics ......................................................... 5 Job Function, Experience, Gender, Education......................................... 9 SAP System Characteristics ................................................................ 12 Salary Makeup, Trends, Job Changes .................................................. 13 Advancing Your Career and Market Value ............................................ 17 Disclaimer and Trademark Notices This report is provided by Panaya Inc. It is completely independent of and not affiliated with SAP AG. SAP is a registered trademark of SAP AG. SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY Panaya Inc. makes no representation or warranties, either express or implied by or with respect to anything in this document, and shall not be liable for any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or for any indirect special or consequential damages. COPYRIGHT NOTICE No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written consent of Panaya Inc. No patent liability is assumed with respect to the use of the information contained herein. While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this publication, Panaya Inc. assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. This publication is subject to change without notice. Copyright © Panaya Inc. All rights reserved. www.panayainc.com© Panaya Inc, 2011 Page 2 |
  3. 3. 2011 SAP® Salary Survey Executive Summary The earnings of an SAP professional depend on many variables, including your location, education level, and experience, as well as the location of the company you work for, the SAP version you are working on, the industry you are in, as well as your gender. Panaya conducted this survey to help you compare your compensation makeup to industry peers, better understand what drives compensation in this market, and get useful ideas for increasing your value. Some of the key findings from this year’s survey include:  Median salaries are the highest for those working for high tech and healthcare companies, while the lowest medians are for those working in retail, public sector, and energy & utilities.  The median salary for SAP professionals employed by companies based in North America is over 20% higher than the median salary for those working for companies based in Europe and the Rest of the World.  SAP professionals working for integrators outside North America and Europe have significantly lower salaries than their counterparts that work for SAP customers.  While the median salary of respondents working for SAP Customers goes up with the number of SAP professionals, the median salary of SAP Partners and Integrators is the highest at companies with 1-10 SAP Professionals.  Gender does play a factor determining salary levels. Although in par with men’s salary for the first ten years of work, women’s salaries do not increase at the same rate as men’s once they hit the ten-year mark. The continued improvement in the economy seems to have a positive impact on the earnings of SAP professionals:  60% of the respondents reported an increase in their 2010 earnings compared to 2009. This is a major change from the prior year, when only 32% saw a salary increase.  Over half of the respondents (58%) received a bonus in 2010. The average bonus was 11% of total compensation.  Looking ahead to 2011, 65% of the respondents are expecting an increase in their salaries. www.panayainc.com© Panaya Inc, 2011 Page 3 |
  4. 4. 2011 SAP® Salary Survey Methodology Survey results are based on 812 responses collected from SAP customers and system integrators worldwide through a standardized online questionnaire during December of 2010. Salary figures in this survey reflect the total annual compensation for each respondent, including bonuses. About Panaya Panayas Software-as-a-Service solutions enable companies that use SAP to save up to 50% of their application lifecycle costs and minimize the risks associated with system changes. Utilizing cloud-based simulation to analyze the impact of pending changes, Panaya automatically pinpoints which custom programs will break as a result of an upgrade or support package implementation and automatically fixes most of these problems. Panaya provides a complete solution for managing these changes, explaining how to fix the anticipated issues, fixing most of them automatically, suggesting the most efficient test plan, and calculating required project budget and resources. To learn more, or apply for a free upgrade evaluation click here: http://www.panayainc.com/Request-a-Trial.html www.panayainc.com© Panaya Inc, 2011 Page 4 |
  5. 5. 2011 SAP® Salary Survey Company and Job Characteristics 812 individuals completed the survey. Close to three quarters (74%) of the survey respondents come from companies that are SAP customers and run their own business on the SAP system. The remaining 26% represent SAP-partner organizations that help other companies implement SAP. Figure 1: Customer vs. Integrator Overall, employees of SAP Customers have a 13% higher median salary than those working for SAP Partners/Integrators. $90,000 $80,000 $90,000 $80,000 $70,000 $60,000 $50,000 $40,000 $30,000 $20,000 $10,000 $0 Customer Integrator Figure 2: Median Salary - Customer vs. Integrator www.panayainc.com© Panaya Inc, 2011 Page 5 |
  6. 6. 2011 SAP® Salary Survey 42% of the survey respondents work for companies based in North America, while 32% work for European companies and 26% for companies based elsewhere in the world. Figure 3: Respondents by Headquarter Location The median salary for those working for companies based in North America is over 20% higher than the median salaries for those working for companies based in Europe and the Rest of the World. $100,000 $100,000 $80,143 $90,000 $72,000 $80,000 $70,000 $60,000 $50,000 $40,000 $30,000 $20,000 $10,000 $0 North America Europe Rest of the World Figure 4: Median Salary by Headquarters Location www.panayainc.com© Panaya Inc, 2011 Page 6 |
  7. 7. 2011 SAP® Salary Survey Similar to the headquarters location, respondents that work in North America have a greater median salary than their counterparts in Europe and the Rest of the World. $100,000 $100,000 $80,000 $70,000 $80,000 $60,000 $40,000 $20,000 $0 North America Europe Rest of the World Figure 5: Median Salary by Job Location The most significant differences in salaries of customers vs. integrators are exhibited outside North America and Europe, where employees of SAP customers earn 17% more than those working for integrators. This is in contrast to a 6% difference in Europe and practically no difference in North America (where the median salary for integrators is actually slightly higher). Figure 6: Median Salary by Job Location v. SAP Relationship www.panayainc.com© Panaya Inc, 2011 Page 7 |
  8. 8. 2011 SAP® Salary Survey While the median salary of respondents working for SAP Customers goes up with the number of SAP professionals, the median salary of SAP Partners and Integrators is the highest at companies with 1-10 SAP Professionals. Figure 7: Median Salary by number of SAP Professionals When looking at respondents industries, median salaries are the highest for those working for high tech and healthcare companies, while the lowest medians are for those working in retail, public sector, and energy & utilities. High Tech $105,000 Healthcare Aerospace & Defense Communications Logistics & Transportation Manufacturing Consumer Products Construction Professional Services Financial Services Retail Public Sector & Education Energy & Utilities Other $80,000 $60,000 $70,000 $80,000 $90,000 $100,000 $110,000 Figure 8: Median Salary by Industry www.panayainc.com© Panaya Inc, 2011 Page 8 |
  9. 9. 2011 SAP® Salary Survey Job Function, Experience, Gender, Education Salaries of SAP professionals vary greatly according to job function, with IT directors and managers earning the most and SAP trainers earning the least. These differences are more pronounced among integrators, where the highest earning function earns as much as 130% over the lowest earning function, compared to an 85% lift among professionals working for SAP customers. $120,000 $100,000 $80,000 $60,000 $40,000 $20,000 $0 SAP Trainer SAP Super SAP SAP System Functional Project ERP or APP IT Director or User Programmer Admin or SAP Manager Director Manager Basis Specialist Integrator $50,580 $80,000 $71,000 $60,000 $80,000 $107,500 $111,000 $120,000 Customer $63,000 $74,000 $83,510 $85,000 $88,000 $100,000 $110,000 $116,500 Figure 9: Median Salary by Job Function Job experience plays a major role in determining salary levels. The more experience, the higher the salary. The median salary for respondents with more than 10 years of experience is 41% higher than for those with 1-6 years of experience. $107,700 $120,000 $90,000 $100,000 $76,000 $80,000 $60,000 $40,000 $20,000 $0 1-6 Years 7-10 Years More than 10 Years Figure 10: Median Salary by Experience www.panayainc.com© Panaya Inc, 2011 Page 9 |
  10. 10. 2011 SAP® Salary Survey Gender is also a factor determining salary levels. While women with up to ten years of experience earn virtually the same as their male counterparts, their salaries don’t increase as much as the men’s salaries once they reach the ten-year mark. The result is a gender earning gap of over 15% for professionals with the highest levels of experience. Figure 11: Median Salary by Gender & Experience While men’s median salaries are higher than women’s in Europe (23% higher) and North America (12% higher), women’s median salaries are 16% higher than men’s in the Rest of the World. Figure 12: Median Salary by Gender & Region www.panayainc.com© Panaya Inc, 2011 Page 11 |
  11. 11. 2011 SAP® Salary Survey Education also impacts the level of earnings. Respondents with a doctoral degree have the highest median salary, while respondents with no degree have the lowest. At the same time, the median salary for those with a master’s degree is only slightly higher than for those with a bachelor’s degree. $100,000 $100,000 $90,000 $92,250 $90,000 $80,000 $80,000 $70,000 $60,000 $50,000 $40,000 No Degree Bachelors Masters Doctoral Degree Degree Degree Figure 13: Median Salary by Education www.panayainc.com© Panaya Inc, 2011 Page 11 |
  12. 12. 2011 SAP® Salary Survey SAP System Characteristics ERP 6.0 is the version most commonly used among survey respondents (73%), with the remaining 27% using earlier versions. Earlier versions 27% ERP 6.0 73% Figure 14: Current Version Used The median salary for SAP professionals using ERP 6.0 is 6% higher than the median salary for those using earlier versions. $90,000 $85,000 $90,000 $80,000 $70,000 $60,000 $50,000 $40,000 $30,000 $20,000 $10,000 $0 6.0 Earlier versions Figure 15: Median Salary by Current SAP Version www.panayainc.com© Panaya Inc, 2011 Page 12 |
  13. 13. 2011 SAP® Salary Survey Salary Makeup, Trends, Job Changes Over half of the respondents (58%) received a bonus in 2010. The vast majority of those (86%) received a bonus of 20% or less of their total earnings, with the average being 11%. >50% 1% Size of Bonus (% of Salary) 30%-50% 2% 20%-30% 5% 10%-20% 17% 5-10% 18% <5% 15% No Bonus 42% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Respondents Figure 16: 2010 Bonus % of Total Salary 60% of the respondents reported an increase in their earnings in 2010 compared to 2009, while 29% reported no change and 12% reported a reduction. This is a major change from 2009, when only 32% saw a salary increase. > 20% higher 4% Change in Salary 2009-2010 10-20% higher 7% 5-10% higher 18% <5% higher 30% same 29% <5% lower 4% 5-10% lower 2% 10-20% lower 3% > 20% lower 2% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% Respondents Figure 17: Change in Salary 2009 - 2010 www.panayainc.com© Panaya Inc, 2011 Page 13 |
  14. 14. 2011 SAP® Salary Survey These increases, however, were more prevalent in some places then others. Less than half (49%) of the SAP professionals working in Europe saw their salaries increase in 2010, compared with 57% in North America and as much as 72% in the Rest of the World. Figure 18: 2010 Salary Change by Job Location Salary increases were also more common for professionals with fewer years of experience (and lower salaries). Almost two thirds (66%) of the professionals with 1-6 years of experience reported a salary increase, compared with 60% of those with 7-10 years and just 49% of those with more than ten years of experience. Figure 19: 2010 Salary Change by Job Experience www.panayainc.com© Panaya Inc, 2011 Page 14 |
  15. 15. 2011 SAP® Salary Survey The two most common job changes noted by survey respondents were additional responsibilities (54%) and the need to do more with less (53%). Even though respondents experienced an overall increase in salaries, overall budgets have become tighter (35%). More Responsibilities 54% Do more with less 53% Tighter Budgets 35% Longer Hours 23% More Competition 11% Other 5% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Figure 20: Notable Changes in Job Almost two thirds of the respondents (65%) are expecting salaries to continue the upward trend in 2011, while only 6% are expecting salaries to go down. > 20% higher 7% Expected Change in Salary 2011 10-20% higher 9% 5-10% higher 20% <5% higher 29% same 29% <5% lower 2% 5-10% lower 2% 10-20% lower 1% >20% lower 1% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% Respondents Figure 21: Expected Change in Salary 2011 www.panayainc.com© Panaya Inc, 2011 Page 15 |
  16. 16. 2011 SAP® Salary Survey At the same time, 41% of the respondents are somewhat concerned about their job stability, and 14% are very concerned about it. Very concerned 14% Not concerned Somewhat 45% concerned 41% Figure 22: Concern about Job Stability www.panayainc.com© Panaya Inc, 2011 Page 16 |
  17. 17. 2011 SAP® Salary Survey Advancing Your Career and Market Value Our survey respondents have some great advice for advancing your SAP career: 1) Get certified 2) Get experience: work on different types of projects and tasks 3) Find good mentors and learn as much as you can 4) Share your knowledge with others 5) Understand the business side 6) Become proficient in more than one SAP version According to the respondents, the general skills most important for securing higher pay and additional job options are project management (51%), analytical (39%), business function (37%), and communication (32%) skills. Project Management 51% Analytical 39% Business Function 37% Communication 32% General Business 28% People Management 25% Industry-Specific 25% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Figure 23: Important General Skills www.panayainc.com© Panaya Inc, 2011 Page 17 |
  18. 18. 2011 SAP® Salary Survey The most valuable technology skills, according to survey respondents, are data visualization (43%), collaboration (33%), and upgrade management (28%). Data visualization 43% Collaboration 33% Upgrade management 28% Database 26% Mobile apps 26% Testing 23% Cloud & virtualization 21% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Figure 24: Important Technology Skills In addition, the following SAP-specific skills are cited by respondents as the most valuable for increasing the market value of the SAP professional: Top 3 Skills named by SAP Systems Administrators and Basis and SAP Programmers - Java and/or ABAP Enterprise Architecture/Integration Skills Solution Manager Skills SAP ERP 6.0 Upgrade Skills Top 3 Skills named by SAP Trainers, SAP Super Users, and Functional SAP Specialists Business Suite Skills (CRM, PLM, SRM, or SCM) SAP ERP 6.0 Upgrade Skills SAP BusinessObjects and BI/BW Skills Top 3 Skills named by IT Directors and Managers, Application Directors, and Project Managers SAP BusinessObjects and BI/BW Skills SAP ERP 6.0 Upgrade Skills Business Suite Skills (CRM, PLM, SRM, or SCM) www.panayainc.com© Panaya Inc, 2011 Page 18 |
  19. 19. 2011 SAP® Salary Survey Table of Figures Figure 1: Customer vs. Integrator .......................................................................................5 Figure 2: Median Salary - Customer vs. Integrator ...............................................................5 Figure 3: Respondents by Headquarter Location ..................................................................6 Figure 4: Median Salary by Headquarters Location ...............................................................6 Figure 5: Median Salary by Job Location ..............................................................................7 Figure 6: Median Salary by Job Location v. SAP Relationship ................................................7 Figure 7: Median Salary by number of SAP Professionals ......................................................8 Figure 8: Median Salary by Industry ....................................................................................8 Figure 9: Median Salary by Job Function .............................................................................9 Figure 10: Median Salary by Experience ..............................................................................9 Figure 11: Median Salary by Gender & Experience ............................................................. 10 Figure 12: Median Salary by Gender & Region ................................................................... 10 Figure 13: Median Salary by Education .............................................................................. 11 Figure 14: Current Version Used ....................................................................................... 12 Figure 15: Median Salary by Current SAP Version ............................................................... 12 Figure 16: 2010 Bonus % of Total Salary .......................................................................... 13 Figure 17: Change in Salary 2009 - 2010 ........................................................................... 13 Figure 18: 2010 Salary Change by Job Location ................................................................. 14 Figure 19: 2010 Salary Change by Job Experience ............................................................. 14 Figure 20: Notable Changes in Job .................................................................................... 15 Figure 21: Expected Change in Salary 2011 ....................................................................... 15 Figure 22: Concern about Job Stability .............................................................................. 16 Figure 23: Important General Skills ................................................................................... 17 Figure 24: Important Technology Skills.............................................................................. 18 www.panayainc.com© Panaya Inc, 2011 Page 19 |
  20. 20. 2011 SAP® Salary Survey Disclaimer and Trademark Notices This report is provided by Panaya Inc. It is completely independent of and not affiliated with SAP AG. SAP is a registered trademark of SAP AG. SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY Panaya Inc. makes no representation or warranties, either express or implied by or with respect to anything in this document, and shall not be liable for any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or for any indirect special or consequential damages. COPYRIGHT NOTICE No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written consent of Panaya Inc. No patent liability is assumed with respect to the use of the information contained herein. While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this publication, Panaya Inc. assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. This publication is subject to change without notice. Copyright © Panaya Inc. All rights reserved. About Panaya Panayas Software-as-a-Service solutions enable companies that use SAP to save up to 50% of their application lifecycle costs and minimize the risks associated with system changes. Utilizing cloud-based simulation to analyze the impact of pending changes, Panaya automatically pinpoints which custom programs will break as a result of an upgrade or support package implementation and automatically fixes most of these problems. Panaya provides a complete solution for managing these changes, explaining how to fix the anticipated issues, fixing most of them automatically, suggesting the most efficient test plan, and calculating required project budget and resources. To learn more, or apply for a free upgrade evaluation click here: http://www.panayainc.com/Request-a-Trial.html www.panayainc.com© Panaya Inc, 2011 Page 21 |

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