SAP Salaries: Why SAP Jobs Pay Much?

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SAP is the most widely used ERP system.  There are many great opportunities for a SAP consultant. Wide use of SAP to run business by many companies leaves a bright future ahead of us in the field of SAP. Many people wonder why SAP consultants are paid higher than other IT specialists. Everyone wants to know reasons behind this market trend. There are many reasons and in this post we tried to analyze SAP salaries and understand why SAP jobs pay much.

Future Increased Returns for Companies

Companies generally sought out for a product that best cater to their needs in terms of cost savings, efficiency, productivity and process driven. SAP meets all these good benefits. Hence, companies are willing to pay higher salary/rate to the professional who can deliver the implementation for the future of their business. SAP is more integrated than its competitors, which enables companies to converge their transactional activities into one application. The complexities associated with the implementation makes it a challenging task for just any IT professional, therefore  companies would hire anyone who has the knowledge at a higher price compared to other IT specialists.

Simply put, companies pay higher SAP salaries so that they can have increasing returns in the future by eliminating costs and by increased performance.

Need of Qualified Talent for critical SAP Projects

Most companies are very frugal with their money and want to pay less, but they can’t leave roles open or hire under qualified talent at the risk of a failed SAP implementation. The potential return on investment (ROI) is too critical and stock holders / board of directors are watching closely.

So the bottom line all companies generally follow is “Pay a little more, hire the right people, and have a very successful project that delivers a powerful ROI back to the business in less than 3 years!”

Challenging Work

SAP consultants are the rock stars of the technology space. The work of an SAP consultant is pretty challenging and at the same time rewarding. The reason why it is challenging is because SAP is at the heart of the enterprise. So, you are essentially working at the fundamental business requirements of the enterprise. And you very well understand the way businesses work including Sales and Distribution, Purchasing and Inventory, and Finance which are common across any company. SAP job is rewarding as well not just in terms of money but in terms of growth in the IT department of the company.

Demand vs. Supply

SAP consultants are highly paid because SAP is a very complicated system and demand is higher than supply. SAP consultants are paid a premium for their specific SAP project experience. Career prospects and development are good since there is a demand for these skill sets and companies are willing to pay good money for the best consultants.

Big Budget

Full-scale SAP implementation happens in companies with very high budget versus the smaller companies (under $1B) that tend to use other ERP such as JDE, Oracle eBusiness, PeopleSoft etc. The amount of hiring not only from Fortune 1000 clients that need SAP talent, but also the amount of hiring from the Big 5 and SAP Implementation Partner market is very high.

Some Interesting Facts

A very good and vast research has been done by on SAP salaries worldwide, the below given are some of those real facts.

  • SAP salaries trend is much higher for high revenues companies, the partners and integrators than the companies using SAP or SAP clients.
  • The survey found that the education level is playing a great role in salary hike or SAP jobs.

To Conclude…

On an average, the pay for an SAP consultant is great. For example, according to a popular job search website the average pay for an SAP consultant in the UK is between 55K and 60K. You can compare it with other professions yourself and find out more. There is still a shortage of skills in SAP especially with SAP pushing aggressively. Here is what has to say: ”SAP Skills Shortage costs SAP’s Customers, Partners and, Ultimately, SAP AG”.

From all the reasons and facts we mentioned above, you can very well understand the demand for qualified SAP consultants and the motivation behind SAP salaries. If you do contracting, the rates and SAP salaries are almost thrice as high if you get the right project. Be it a full time or contractual position, if you work in the field of SAP, you can also enjoy the benefit of getting paid higher than any other IT specialist.

29 thoughts on “SAP Salaries: Why SAP Jobs Pay Much?”

    1. well anisha , if you want to get certified sap consultant , then i would advice you to go with ATOS . ATOS has its branches all over INDIA , like atos delhi , banglore , gurgaon , chennai , kolkata , pune , mumbai . please don’t go anywhere accept atos , because only ATOS is authorised company who is giving you the certification in S.A.P. THAT’S ALL .

      1. May I know the certification fee , how I will connect with atos .

        Please suggest me traning institute for sap education.
        I want to start my career in SAP.

  1. I am a Mechanical engineer who have worked for 2years in a company which uses SAP Software for its buisness.By working in SAP i made interest in it.So, i want to do SAP Module.So,which SAP Module will b a best & have high demand in terms of highest pay & oppurtunity in IT Industry? plz help me out

  2. Hii…

    I have MBA marketing with 5 years experience in sales and marketing. I will do SAP in sales and diatribution .plz check the authorized SAP centre in chandigarh and what about the placement after completing the course as a fresher

  3. Hii…

    I have B. Com in Computer in 1st Year i want to know can I study both SAP & B , Com & Which SAP modules is suitable for my Qualification . what about the placement after completing the course as a fresher


  4. I had done my SAP SD from Atos Mumbai in 2013. I could not clear that time. Right now I am planning to give my exam. It would be helpful if you can suggest me some site where I can prepare for SAP with help of mockup exam pattern.

    1. There is no minimum or guaranteed SAP salary. It all depends on your qualifications and work experience. SAP certification just helps you to look a little bit better in the eyes of employers.

  5. sir i have stii working in TPCIL company sap working but i have to joinig in IT company side how to carrieng plzz reply me

  6. Hy sir
    Can u suggest me, I have completed B com 2014 I got job 2015 in Bangalore TCS company now I have 7 months experience in L&D project. I want to change my field. Like SAP course which is better for me after course completed how I get jo in bangalore.How much course fee all the details I need. Plz help me Mob9742784287
    Thank you

  7. This was good informative, I am currently studying executive MBA programme, having IT educational background and I want to be qualified SAP cusultant , this should be applicable if I want migrate to the other countries in world. Can you be able to help me to suggest best training Institutions in pune (maharashtra), India

  8. M.Tech in Electronics & Telecom.Age 45 years, having 5 years exp. in Telecom sector & 6 years in Teaching (Engineering college). Planning for the SAP course, which one (module) will be best for me.


  9. I completed in 2016.Can I learn SAP.How it will b useful for my career.And how much salary will I get will placement will be granteed

  10. hello,
    I have completed MBA ( F &M) and 5 yr worked experience in SAP PLM engineering change management and document management.

    Please suggest me which is the good institute to take up sap course and How much course fee structure all the details of pune area I need. How it will b useful for my career.And how much salary will I get will placement will be granteed.. Plz help me

    Many thanks.

  11. Hii…

    I am studying B. Com in Computers in 1st Year. I want to know can I study both SAP & B , Com & which SAP modules is suitable for my Qualification. What about the placement after completing the course as a fresher. Please help me.

  12. No question. Since this is an English version blog, my mind was tripping over syntax errors from the comment section of college grads.

  13. Hi my name is manjula I have done MBA and I have 6years experience in corporate field.Now I am planning to learn SAP course so please suggest me which one is best in Bangalore. After completing SAP course can I try to get t job in aboard.please reply me

  14. This was good informative, I have done, and I want to be qualified SAP cusultant, this should be applicable if I want migrate to the other countries in world. Can you be able to help me to suggest best training Institutions

  15. SAP give you infinite ways to increase the dominium of DATA and think about the next vacations… SAP is the future today!

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