Period
to 26 January 2022

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legacy Code in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Legacy Code over the 6 months to 26 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legacy Code
England > South East
6 months to
26 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 400 301 449
Rank change year-on-year -99 +148 +16
Permanent jobs citing Legacy Code 52 14 38
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 0.42% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 42 14 38
10th Percentile £36,500 - -
25th Percentile £42,500 £32,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% - -18.37%
75th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £43,750
90th Percentile - £54,500 £48,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -13.64% +4.76%

Legacy Code is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 6,685 3,351 7,214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.91% 33.09% 31.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,938 2,514 5,705
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,750 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £75,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

Legacy Code
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Legacy Code as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Legacy Code in the South East

Legacy Code
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Legacy Code in the South East.

Salary trend for Legacy Code in the South East

Legacy Code
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Legacy Code in the South East over the 6 months to 26 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Legacy Code in the South East

Legacy Code
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Legacy Code within the South East region over the 6 months to 26 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Surrey -49 21 £50,000 +42.86%
Kent -43 14 £43,750 -2.78% 1
Hampshire -66 9 - - 2
Thames Valley -62 8 £52,500 -2.33% 3
Buckinghamshire - 5 £52,500 - 2
Oxfordshire -23 3 £70,000 +21.74%
Legacy Code
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2022, IT jobs citing Legacy Code also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Legacy Code.

1 38 (73.08%) HTML
1 38 (73.08%) JavaScript
1 38 (73.08%) CSS
1 38 (73.08%) jQuery
1 38 (73.08%) Git (software)
2 34 (65.38%) React
3 32 (61.54%) Docker
4 31 (59.62%) Social Skills
5 30 (57.69%) OO
6 27 (51.92%) Full Stack Development
7 25 (48.08%) Laravel
7 25 (48.08%) OOP
7 25 (48.08%) MySQL
7 25 (48.08%) PHP
7 25 (48.08%) RESTful
8 23 (44.23%) Unit Testing
9 22 (42.31%) LAMP
10 21 (40.38%) Games
10 21 (40.38%) Finance
10 21 (40.38%) B2B
10 21 (40.38%) PHPUnit
10 21 (40.38%) TDD
10 21 (40.38%) Refactoring
10 21 (40.38%) Data Privacy
10 21 (40.38%) Responsive Web Design
10 21 (40.38%) Fintech
10 21 (40.38%) PHP 7
10 21 (40.38%) Jest
10 21 (40.38%) Self-Motivation
11 17 (32.69%) Web Application Development

Legacy Code
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 14 (26.92%) Azure
2 4 (7.69%) GitHub
2 4 (7.69%) npm
3 3 (5.77%) AWS
4 1 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.92%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (48.08%) MySQL
2 13 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 9 (17.31%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (17.31%) Redis
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (73.08%) Git (software)
2 21 (40.38%) PHPUnit
3 4 (7.69%) Moq
3 4 (7.69%) NUnit
3 4 (7.69%) webpack
4 1 (1.92%) Mockito
4 1 (1.92%) Robolectric
General
1 31 (59.62%) Social Skills
2 21 (40.38%) Finance
2 21 (40.38%) Games
3 13 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (76.92%) Developer
2 25 (48.08%) PHP Developer
2 25 (48.08%) PHP Laravel Developer
3 21 (40.38%) PHP Developer - Fintech
4 9 (17.31%) Senior Software Engineer
4 9 (17.31%) Software Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) .NET Developer
6 5 (9.62%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Senior PHP Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Android Developer
8 1 (1.92%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (1.92%) Lead Android Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (73.08%) CSS
1 38 (73.08%) HTML
1 38 (73.08%) jQuery
2 34 (65.38%) React
3 25 (48.08%) Laravel
3 25 (48.08%) RESTful
4 22 (42.31%) LAMP
5 21 (40.38%) Jest
6 14 (26.92%) .NET
6 14 (26.92%) ASP.NET
7 13 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 10 (19.23%) AngularJS
9 9 (17.31%) Ajax
10 4 (7.69%) CSS3
10 4 (7.69%) HTML5
10 4 (7.69%) Node.js
10 4 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (7.69%) Sass
10 4 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (1.92%) Dagger
Miscellaneous
1 21 (40.38%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (17.31%) Fibre Optics
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) CentOS
1 9 (17.31%) Linux
1 9 (17.31%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.92%) Android
2 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (57.69%) OO
2 27 (51.92%) Full Stack Development
3 25 (48.08%) OOP
4 23 (44.23%) Unit Testing
5 21 (40.38%) B2B
5 21 (40.38%) Data Privacy
5 21 (40.38%) Fintech
5 21 (40.38%) Refactoring
5 21 (40.38%) Responsive Web Design
5 21 (40.38%) TDD
6 17 (32.69%) Web Application Development
7 12 (23.08%) Machine Learning
8 10 (19.23%) MVC
8 10 (19.23%) Test Automation
9 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (17.31%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (17.31%) Integration Testing
9 9 (17.31%) Signal Processing
9 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
9 9 (17.31%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 38 (73.08%) JavaScript
2 25 (48.08%) PHP
3 21 (40.38%) PHP 7
4 14 (26.92%) C#
5 13 (25.00%) SQL
6 12 (23.08%) Python
7 10 (19.23%) TypeScript
8 9 (17.31%) C++
9 1 (1.92%) Java
9 1 (1.92%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.92%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 32 (61.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.92%) Terraform