How to Become a SAP Consultant?

Are you thinking of becoming a SAP Consultant or already started your career and planning the next step? Learn how to become a SAP Consultant, what skills you need to succeed, how to advance your career and get promoted, and what levels of pay to expect at each step on your career path. Explore new SAP Consultant job openings and options for career transitions into related roles.

Steps to Become a Sap Consultant

SAP consultants assist companies with implementing projects that involve SAP software and systems. While a quality education is necessary, SAP consultants possess skills that you can't learn in a classroom. Successful SAP consultants excel at communication, teamwork, and multitasking. A company's SAP needs will constantly evolve, so adaptability and flexibility are other vital qualities for an SAP consultant. Having a mentor in the field will give you insight into collaborating with your fellow employees to help them meet SAP goals. Here are the steps to take to become an SAP consultant:

Pursue a relevant degree

Typically, employers require SAP consultant candidates to hold a bachelor's degree in computer science or another computer-related field. Consider adding business classes to your coursework since it's likely that you'll work with a company's financial department after landing a job as an SAP consultant. Financial teams rely on SAP consultants to assist with streamlining processes and increasing efficiency. After completing your bachelor's degree, you may want to apply for graduate school. An advanced degree in computer science or business management will set you apart from other potential hires and qualify you for management positions.

What type of degree should you pursue to become a Sap Consultant?

93% of people working as a Sap Consultant earned a Bachelor's Degree

What skills do you need to be a Sap Consultant?

  • Azure
  • Configuration
  • Windows Server
  • Consulting
  • SQL Server
  • SAP MM
  • ABAP
Based on resume data from Glassdoor users who reported working as a Sap Consultant in the United States.

Apply for an SAP consultant internship

As you're completing your bachelor's degree or entering a graduate program, consider applying for available SAP consultant internships. Interns typically assist with implementing and analyzing SAP projects. They also prepare presentations for senior consultants to use in meetings. An internship is an excellent way to gain practical experience and grow your professional network. Plus, an internship can often turn into a permanent position. Even if it doesn't, an SAP internship with a leading company looks good on your job resume.


Complete SAP training and certification

Completing a structured training course that focuses on an area of SAP expertise, such as CRM, Basis, or Financial Accounting, will help you decide which area of SAP consulting you want to specialize in. Certification proves to employers that you have SAP knowledge and you know how to apply it.


Apply for a position with an IT consultancy firm

Once you've completed your degree and earned an SAP certification, it's time to apply for a position with an IT consultancy firm. Recent graduates typically start as junior consultants, so don't get discouraged if you don't immediately land your dream consulting job. A junior consultant position is an excellent opportunity to gain more knowledge while working alongside senior consultants.


Apply for SAP consultant jobs

As you're working as a junior consultant, you'll gain the experience that companies are looking for in SAP consultant candidates. Make sure that your resume is up-to-date and start applying for available SAP consultant jobs. You might also consider working as a freelancer if you can't find the position that's right for you.

SAP Consultant Career Path

SAP Consultant

5 - 7Years of Experience
€45K - €67K /yrAvg. Annual Salary
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Sap Consultant Ii

2 - 4Years of Experience
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Senior SAP Consultant

2 - 4Years of Experience
€54K - €79K /yrAvg. Annual Salary
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Salary Trajectory

SAP Consultant Career Path

Sap Consultant Junior
SAP Consultant
Sap Consultant Ii
Senior SAP Consultant
Lead SAP FICO Consultant
SAP Principal Consultant
Sap Consultant Manager
Sap Consultant Senior Manager
Sap Consultant Associate Director
SAP Director
Sap Consultant Senior Director

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SAP Analyst
13% skills overlap
1% transitioned to SAP Analyst