The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Legal over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Legal
Rank 149 146 162
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Permanent jobs citing Legal 2140 2193 1932
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.98% 1.94% 1.79%
As % of the General category 4.48% 4.41% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1690 1679 1355
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

General Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
47782 49749 47100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.17% 44.07% 43.57%
Number of salaries quoted 37502 38583 37462
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

Legal
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Legal within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Legal Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Legal
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Legal within the UK.

Legal Salary Trend in the UK

Legal
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Legal over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 within the UK.

Legal Salary Histogram in the UK

Legal
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Legal within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 2051 £50,000 +8.69% 266
London +21 1189 £52,500 - 137
City of London +19 322 £52,500 -0.94% 43
South East -44 310 £50,000 +17.64% 34
Yorkshire +27 146 £42,500 +31.78% 28
West Yorkshire +21 125 £42,500 +28.78% 21
Surrey -28 110 £45,000 +5.26% 7
Berkshire +19 104 £62,500 +66.66% 12
North West -27 101 £37,500 +15.38% 25
East of England +36 90 £45,500 -9.00% 11
Leeds +35 89 £42,500 +6.25% 13
South West -28 74 £34,000 -12.25% 7
Manchester -28 71 £32,500 -7.14% 12
West Midlands -41 67 £49,500 +34.69% 7
East Midlands +26 64 £43,000 +7.50% 12
Reading +16 55 £70,000 +19.14% 4
Egham -4 49 - -
Bristol -23 44 £34,000 -12.82% 3
Essex +26 39 £45,000 +2.85% 2
Nottinghamshire +25 33 £41,500 +72.91% 4
Nottingham +23 33 £41,500 +72.91% 4
Hampshire -45 32 £41,250 -8.33% 5
Buckinghamshire -28 28 £50,000 +28.20% 2
Birmingham -28 28 £49,500 +23.75% 1
Scotland -11 27 £42,000 +6.66% 10
Bradford +12 26 £55,000 +83.33% 7
Hertfordshire -2 26 £67,500 +14.89% 3
Docklands, London +13 25 £47,500 +11.76%
Cheshire +9 25 £37,500 -25.00% 5
Milton Keynes +10 20 £50,000 +28.20% 2

Legal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Legal also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Legal.

1 1555 (37.42%) Finance
2 992 (23.87%) Microsoft
3 962 (23.15%) Windows
4 911 (21.93%) Law
5 737 (17.74%) MS Excel
6 713 (17.16%) SQL
7 679 (16.34%) MS Office
8 603 (14.51%) Degree
9 593 (14.27%) Project Management
10 590 (14.20%) ITIL
11 576 (13.86%) SQL Server
12 522 (12.56%) Active Directory
13 518 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
14 431 (10.37%) Banking
15 402 (9.68%) .NET
16 401 (9.65%) Windows 7
17 382 (9.19%) Risk Management
18 370 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
19 343 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
20 321 (7.73%) PRINCE2
21 309 (7.44%) Management Information System
22 307 (7.39%) C#
23 283 (6.81%) Marketing
24 281 (6.76%) Telecoms
25 266 (6.40%) Business Development
26 260 (6.26%) Information Security
27 257 (6.19%) VMware
28 254 (6.11%) Service Delivery
29 248 (5.97%) SharePoint
30 237 (5.70%) CRM

Legal
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Legal also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Legal. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 248 (5.97%) SharePoint
2 203 (4.89%) MS Exchange
3 147 (3.54%) WorkSite
4 114 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 114 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 75 (1.81%) IIS
6 54 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 46 (1.11%) Lync
8 41 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
9 36 (0.87%) CMS
10 32 (0.77%) Node.js
11 30 (0.72%) SAS
12 27 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
13 23 (0.55%) Tomcat
14 19 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
15 18 (0.43%) WebSphere
16 15 (0.36%) Apache
17 14 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
18 12 (0.29%) Documentum
18 12 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 737 (17.74%) MS Excel
2 679 (16.34%) MS Office
3 181 (4.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 111 (2.67%) MS Visio
5 77 (1.85%) MS Project
6 22 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.46%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.36%) Acrobat
9 9 (0.22%) Final Cut Pro
10 8 (0.19%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 5 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
11 5 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.12%) SPSS
11 5 (0.12%) PowerPivot
12 4 (0.096%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.096%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.072%) FastStats
13 3 (0.072%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.072%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 56 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.75%) SAP FI
2 31 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
2 31 (0.75%) SAP CO
3 30 (0.72%) SAP FSCM
4 22 (0.53%) Visualfiles
5 19 (0.46%) SAP MDM
6 18 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.19%) Agresso
8 7 (0.17%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 6 (0.14%) SAP MM
10 5 (0.12%) Summit
11 4 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.096%) Oracle Financials
11 4 (0.096%) Oracle EBS R12
12 3 (0.072%) SiteCatalyst
12 3 (0.072%) WebTrends
13 2 (0.048%) Maximo
13 2 (0.048%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 58 (1.40%) SaaS
2 41 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (0.48%) Office 365
4 16 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.26%) IBM Blueworks
6 9 (0.22%) GitHub
7 7 (0.17%) IaaS
8 5 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (0.096%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.048%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 149 (3.59%) Firewall
2 138 (3.32%) WAN
3 120 (2.89%) DNS
4 117 (2.82%) SAN
5 112 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 104 (2.50%) Internet
7 86 (2.07%) DHCP
8 85 (2.05%) LAN
8 85 (2.05%) Wireless
9 70 (1.68%) Intranet
10 68 (1.64%) Network Security
11 61 (1.47%) VPN
12 49 (1.18%) NAS
13 48 (1.16%) VoIP
14 47 (1.13%) VLAN
15 40 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
16 34 (0.82%) MPLS
16 34 (0.82%) Extranet
17 25 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
18 23 (0.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 576 (13.86%) SQL Server
2 233 (5.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 183 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 114 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
5 100 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 93 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 70 (1.68%) Big Data
8 62 (1.49%) Relational Database
8 62 (1.49%) QlikView
9 60 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
10 53 (1.28%) MySQL
11 48 (1.16%) RDBMS
11 48 (1.16%) SAP Data Services
12 47 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
12 47 (1.13%) DataStage
13 46 (1.11%) NoSQL
14 39 (0.94%) Hadoop
15 35 (0.84%) MongoDB
16 32 (0.77%) Data Mining
17 27 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 71 (1.71%) Visual Studio
2 53 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (1.20%) Git (software)
4 44 (1.06%) Subversion
5 23 (0.55%) JIRA
6 18 (0.43%) Selenium
6 18 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
7 15 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
8 14 (0.34%) Maven
8 14 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
9 12 (0.29%) NUnit
9 12 (0.29%) Eclipse
10 11 (0.26%) Jenkins
11 10 (0.24%) JUnit
11 10 (0.24%) LoadRunner
11 10 (0.24%) Axure RP
11 10 (0.24%) Cucumber
12 9 (0.22%) Hudson
13 7 (0.17%) MSI
13 7 (0.17%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1555 (37.42%) Finance
2 911 (21.93%) Law
3 431 (10.37%) Banking
4 283 (6.81%) Marketing
5 281 (6.76%) Telecoms
6 192 (4.62%) Retail
7 119 (2.86%) Billing
8 116 (2.79%) Investment Banking
9 61 (1.47%) Military
10 60 (1.44%) Publishing
11 58 (1.40%) Back Office
12 57 (1.37%) Front Office
13 55 (1.32%) German Language
14 50 (1.20%) Financial Institution
15 46 (1.11%) French Language
16 42 (1.01%) Advertising
17 41 (0.99%) Manufacturing
18 31 (0.75%) Games
19 19 (0.46%) Electronics
20 18 (0.43%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1000 (24.07%) Analyst
2 531 (12.78%) Developer
3 280 (6.74%) Project Manager
4 271 (6.52%) Architect
5 251 (6.04%) Consultant
6 248 (5.97%) Support Analyst
7 234 (5.63%) Business Analyst
8 159 (3.83%) Service Analyst
9 147 (3.54%) Service Desk Analyst
10 126 (3.03%) Senior Manager
11 121 (2.91%) Administrator
11 121 (2.91%) Senior Analyst
12 114 (2.74%) Applications Support
13 110 (2.65%) Team Leader
14 93 (2.24%) Service Manager
14 93 (2.24%) IT Support
15 92 (2.21%) Senior Developer
16 87 (2.09%) Trainer
17 85 (2.05%) C# Developer
18 80 (1.93%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 402 (9.68%) .NET
2 204 (4.91%) HTML
3 166 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 120 (2.89%) Web Services
5 112 (2.70%) XML
6 111 (2.67%) CSS
7 99 (2.38%) jQuery
8 83 (2.00%) Spring
8 83 (2.00%) .NET Framework
9 82 (1.97%) HTML5
10 75 (1.81%) WCF
11 55 (1.32%) Hibernate
12 46 (1.11%) Ajax
13 44 (1.06%) REST
13 44 (1.06%) AngularJS
14 40 (0.96%) WPF
15 38 (0.91%) J2EE
16 37 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
16 37 (0.89%) RabbitMQ
17 34 (0.82%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 518 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
2 309 (7.44%) Management Information System
3 187 (4.50%) Blackberry
4 128 (3.08%) Computer Science
5 105 (2.53%) User Experience
6 66 (1.59%) Visualisation
7 65 (1.56%) Social Media
8 64 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 60 (1.44%) Clustering
10 44 (1.06%) E-Learning
10 44 (1.06%) Derivative
11 39 (0.94%) Client/Server
12 37 (0.89%) Data Integration
13 35 (0.84%) Open Source
14 34 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
15 33 (0.79%) Hedge funds
16 31 (0.75%) Statistics
17 29 (0.70%) Credit Risk
18 28 (0.67%) Market Risk
19 27 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 962 (23.15%) Windows
2 401 (9.65%) Windows 7
3 179 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 173 (4.16%) Linux
5 158 (3.80%) Windows XP
6 127 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 105 (2.53%) UNIX
8 103 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 59 (1.42%) Android
10 53 (1.28%) Windows 8
11 52 (1.25%) Apple iOS
12 20 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.31%) Solaris
14 10 (0.24%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
16 7 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (0.17%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.14%) AIX
18 4 (0.096%) Ubuntu
19 2 (0.048%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (14.27%) Project Management
2 590 (14.20%) ITIL
3 382 (9.19%) Risk Management
4 370 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
5 343 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
6 321 (7.73%) PRINCE2
7 266 (6.40%) Business Development
8 260 (6.26%) Information Security
9 254 (6.11%) Service Delivery
10 237 (5.70%) CRM
11 236 (5.68%) Change Management
12 231 (5.56%) Coaching
13 225 (5.42%) Document Management
14 217 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
15 206 (4.96%) Business Analysis
16 185 (4.45%) Data Management
17 164 (3.95%) Workflow
18 163 (3.92%) Service Management
19 149 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
20 148 (3.56%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 713 (17.16%) SQL
2 307 (7.39%) C#
3 203 (4.89%) Java
4 202 (4.86%) T-SQL
5 191 (4.60%) JavaScript
6 76 (1.83%) VBA
7 62 (1.49%) C
8 52 (1.25%) VB.NET
9 49 (1.18%) Python
10 48 (1.16%) PHP
11 43 (1.03%) PowerShell
12 37 (0.89%) C++
13 32 (0.77%) VB
14 21 (0.51%) VBScript
14 21 (0.51%) ABAP
15 17 (0.41%) Shell Script
16 15 (0.36%) Scala
17 13 (0.31%) Perl
17 13 (0.31%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
18 12 (0.29%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 603 (14.51%) Degree
2 151 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 131 (3.15%) Security Cleared
4 126 (3.03%) CISSP
5 101 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
6 80 (1.93%) ISEB
7 75 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
7 75 (1.81%) PMI Certification
8 73 (1.76%) CISM
9 70 (1.68%) MCSE
10 64 (1.54%) SC Cleared
11 52 (1.25%) PMP
12 49 (1.18%) MCITP
13 48 (1.16%) MCP
14 47 (1.13%) CCNA
15 42 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 41 (0.99%) MCSA
17 37 (0.89%) MOS
18 31 (0.75%) MCDST
18 31 (0.75%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (4.43%) SLA
2 166 (4.00%) QA
3 124 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 87 (2.09%) PCI DSS
5 52 (1.25%) Data Quality
6 32 (0.77%) COBIT
7 26 (0.63%) ISO 14001
8 24 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 22 (0.53%) ISO 9001
10 14 (0.34%) FATCA
11 13 (0.31%) Solvency II
12 11 (0.26%) COSO
12 11 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
13 10 (0.24%) EMIR
14 8 (0.19%) MiFID
15 6 (0.14%) DO-178B
15 6 (0.14%) DO-254
16 4 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 3 (0.072%) HIPAA
17 3 (0.072%) Basel II
System Software
1 522 (12.56%) Active Directory
2 189 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (1.71%) vSphere
4 65 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 45 (1.08%) XenApp
6 25 (0.60%) Terminal Services
7 15 (0.36%) XenDesktop
8 14 (0.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 10 (0.24%) DFS Replication
9 10 (0.24%) VMware Server
9 10 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 10 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 9 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.22%) Snort
11 8 (0.19%) Firmware
11 8 (0.19%) vCloud
11 8 (0.19%) KVM
12 6 (0.14%) VMware ESX
13 5 (0.12%) XenServer
14 4 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 81 (1.95%) SCCM
2 38 (0.91%) SCOM
3 29 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (0.34%) Backup Exec
5 9 (0.22%) WSUS
5 9 (0.22%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 9 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 9 (0.22%) CiscoWorks
6 8 (0.19%) Tivoli
6 8 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (0.19%) Cisco IPCC
6 8 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.17%) Puppet
7 7 (0.17%) RepliStor
7 7 (0.17%) OpenView
8 6 (0.14%) Legato
8 6 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (0.14%) HP Data Protector
8 6 (0.14%) HP SIM
9 5 (0.12%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 992 (23.87%) Microsoft
2 257 (6.19%) VMware
3 234 (5.63%) Citrix
4 225 (5.42%) SAP
5 203 (4.89%) Cisco
6 176 (4.24%) Oracle
7 172 (4.14%) HP
8 95 (2.29%) IBM
9 71 (1.71%) EMC
10 68 (1.64%) Informatica
11 50 (1.20%) NetApp
12 46 (1.11%) Interwoven
13 44 (1.06%) CheckPoint
14 43 (1.03%) Juniper
15 42 (1.01%) Symantec
16 37 (0.89%) Apple
17 35 (0.84%) Tableau
18 33 (0.79%) Dell
19 30 (0.72%) Avaya
20 28 (0.67%) SolarWinds
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