Period
to 22 January 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Legal over the 6 months to 22 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legal
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 199 230 229
Rank change year-on-year +31 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Legal 1,181 1,250 1,485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.66% 1.47% 1.50%
As % of the General category 4.93% 4.15% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 819 866 955
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,375 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%

Legal is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 23,971 30,127 37,331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.68% 35.48% 37.59%
Number of salaries quoted 17,489 22,387 28,669
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,561 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Legal
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Legal as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Legal in the UK excluding London

Legal
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for Legal in the UK excluding London

Legal
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Legal in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Legal in the UK excluding London

Legal
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Legal within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 22 January 2020. 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
Job
Vacancies
South East +53 407 £50,000 -4.76% 224
North of England +6 342 £40,000 -11.11% 254
North West -5 214 £40,000 -11.11% 140
Midlands +42 161 £52,500 +16.67% 117
South West +16 137 £40,000 - 268
Yorkshire +49 123 £37,500 -6.25% 82
West Midlands +40 121 £52,500 +23.53% 73
East of England +58 109 £50,000 -20.00% 97
East Midlands +20 41 £56,250 +14.80% 44
Scotland +30 34 £55,000 +6.80% 52
Northern Ireland +10 15 £37,000 +13.85% 9
Wales -3 13 £50,000 +11.11% 45
North East 0 7 £60,000 -13.67% 32
Legal
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, IT jobs citing Legal 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Legal.

1 322 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 316 (26.76%) Finance
3 278 (23.54%) Agile Software Development
4 222 (18.80%) Information Security
5 220 (18.63%) Windows
6 217 (18.37%) Problem-Solving
7 203 (17.19%) Law
8 159 (13.46%) SQL
9 157 (13.29%) C#
10 156 (13.21%) Degree
11 154 (13.04%) ITIL
12 151 (12.79%) .NET
13 147 (12.45%) Management Information System
14 144 (12.19%) Active Directory
15 139 (11.77%) SQL Server
16 133 (11.26%) Microsoft Office
16 133 (11.26%) Project Management
17 130 (11.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 121 (10.25%) Data Protection
19 118 (9.99%) Scrum
19 118 (9.99%) JavaScript
20 117 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
21 116 (9.82%) Azure
22 99 (8.38%) Self-Motivation
23 96 (8.13%) Cybersecurity
23 96 (8.13%) Continuous Improvement
24 94 (7.96%) Microsoft Excel
25 92 (7.79%) Service Delivery
25 92 (7.79%) Risk Management
26 88 (7.45%) CISSP

Legal
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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:

Application Platforms
1 42 (3.56%) MS Exchange
2 37 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.54%) Confluence
4 16 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (1.35%) WordPress
5 14 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (1.10%) IIS
7 12 (1.02%) NetWeaver
7 12 (1.02%) SAP Portal
8 10 (0.85%) CMS
9 9 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.42%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.34%) Headless CMS
12 3 (0.25%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.25%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.17%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.17%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.085%) Apache
14 1 (0.085%) SAS
Applications
1 133 (11.26%) Microsoft Office
2 94 (7.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (3.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (2.54%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.10%) AutoCAD
5 13 (1.10%) LibreOffice
6 11 (0.93%) Adobe XD
6 11 (0.93%) InVision
6 11 (0.93%) Zeplin
7 10 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
8 9 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.25%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.17%) Sketch
12 1 (0.085%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 29 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.19%) Visualfiles
3 13 (1.10%) Elite 3E
4 12 (1.02%) SAP CRM
5 6 (0.51%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 1 (0.085%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.085%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.085%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.085%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.085%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.085%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 116 (9.82%) Azure
2 86 (7.28%) SaaS
3 74 (6.27%) Office 365
4 57 (4.83%) AWS
5 34 (2.88%) Power Platform
5 34 (2.88%) Serverless
6 21 (1.78%) GitHub
7 20 (1.69%) PaaS
8 15 (1.27%) npm
9 11 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (0.85%) GCP
10 10 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
11 9 (0.76%) IaaS
12 7 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.51%) PowerApps
14 5 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
15 3 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.25%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (6.52%) Firewall
2 39 (3.30%) VPN
3 36 (3.05%) Internet
4 30 (2.54%) DNS
5 20 (1.69%) DHCP
6 19 (1.61%) SAN
6 19 (1.61%) WAN
7 18 (1.52%) LAN
8 16 (1.35%) Wireless
9 15 (1.27%) Intranet
10 13 (1.10%) TCP/IP
11 11 (0.93%) Wireshark
12 10 (0.85%) Network Security
13 8 (0.68%) Broadband
13 8 (0.68%) SSL
13 8 (0.68%) VoIP
14 6 (0.51%) Radio Access Network
15 5 (0.42%) Junos
15 5 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
15 5 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (11.77%) SQL Server
2 88 (7.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (2.88%) Big Data
5 33 (2.79%) Power BI
6 31 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (2.12%) Relational Database
8 21 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (1.35%) QlikView
10 14 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (1.02%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.02%) SAP BW
11 12 (1.02%) SAP HANA
11 12 (1.02%) Star Schema
12 10 (0.85%) EDRMS
13 9 (0.76%) Snowflake Schema
14 8 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 6 (0.51%) MySQL
16 5 (0.42%) Data Lake
17 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 50 (4.23%) JIRA
2 43 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (3.30%) Visual Studio
4 29 (2.46%) Jenkins
5 20 (1.69%) TeamCity
6 18 (1.52%) Git (software)
7 15 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (1.27%) Jasmine
7 15 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
8 13 (1.10%) Axure RP
9 12 (1.02%) Balsamiq
10 10 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (0.68%) Selenium
12 6 (0.51%) git-flow
13 5 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (0.42%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 4 (0.34%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.34%) WinDbg
15 3 (0.25%) Fiddler
General
1 316 (26.76%) Finance
2 203 (17.19%) Law
3 83 (7.03%) Telecoms
4 74 (6.27%) Retail
5 71 (6.01%) Marketing
6 61 (5.17%) Public Sector
7 41 (3.47%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.52%) Back Office
9 17 (1.44%) Aerospace
10 15 (1.27%) Billing
11 12 (1.02%) Digital Economy
12 11 (0.93%) Games
12 11 (0.93%) Publishing
13 8 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.59%) Automotive
14 7 (0.59%) Banking
14 7 (0.59%) Local Government
15 6 (0.51%) Electronics
16 4 (0.34%) Fire and Rescue
16 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 204 (17.27%) Analyst
2 189 (16.00%) Developer
3 81 (6.86%) Architect
4 51 (4.32%) Security Manager
5 41 (3.47%) Information Manager
6 39 (3.30%) Team Leader
7 38 (3.22%) Information Security Manager
7 38 (3.22%) IT Analyst
8 37 (3.13%) Consultant
8 37 (3.13%) Service Analyst
8 37 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
8 37 (3.13%) Support Engineer
9 35 (2.96%) Business Analyst
9 35 (2.96%) Support Analyst
10 34 (2.88%) Desktop Support
10 34 (2.88%) Service Desk Analyst
11 33 (2.79%) .NET Developer
11 33 (2.79%) Applications Developer
11 33 (2.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 33 (2.79%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (12.79%) .NET
2 69 (5.84%) AngularJS
3 63 (5.33%) HTML
4 59 (5.00%) CSS
5 58 (4.91%) .NET Framework
6 48 (4.06%) ASP.NET
7 38 (3.22%) JSON
7 38 (3.22%) Node.js
8 37 (3.13%) XML
9 36 (3.05%) RESTful
10 33 (2.79%) Web Services
11 30 (2.54%) Angular 2
11 30 (2.54%) HTML5
12 27 (2.29%) REST
13 25 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC
14 24 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
15 22 (1.86%) jQuery
16 21 (1.78%) .NET Core
16 21 (1.78%) Sass
16 21 (1.78%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 147 (12.45%) Management Information System
2 117 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (8.38%) Self-Motivation
4 49 (4.15%) User Experience
5 31 (2.62%) Data Structures
6 23 (1.95%) Data Protection Act
7 21 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
8 20 (1.69%) Data Centre
9 17 (1.44%) Private Cloud
10 14 (1.19%) PKI
10 14 (1.19%) SWIFT
11 13 (1.10%) CCTV
11 13 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
12 12 (1.02%) iPhone
12 12 (1.02%) Mobile App
13 10 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.85%) Replication
14 9 (0.76%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 220 (18.63%) Windows
2 82 (6.94%) Windows 10
3 61 (5.17%) Linux
3 61 (5.17%) Windows 7
4 43 (3.64%) Windows Server
5 26 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (1.69%) Ubuntu
7 19 (1.61%) Unix
7 19 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.93%) CentOS
9 10 (0.85%) Windows 8
10 9 (0.76%) Android
11 8 (0.68%) Fedora
11 8 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.59%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (23.54%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (18.80%) Information Security
3 217 (18.37%) Problem-Solving
4 154 (13.04%) ITIL
5 133 (11.26%) Project Management
6 121 (10.25%) Data Protection
7 118 (9.99%) Scrum
8 96 (8.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 96 (8.13%) Cybersecurity
9 92 (7.79%) Risk Management
9 92 (7.79%) Service Delivery
10 87 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 84 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
12 79 (6.69%) ISMS
13 77 (6.52%) Analytics
14 74 (6.27%) Security Management
14 74 (6.27%) Service Management
15 73 (6.18%) Technical Architecture
16 67 (5.67%) SDLC
17 64 (5.42%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (13.46%) SQL
2 157 (13.29%) C#
3 118 (9.99%) JavaScript
4 60 (5.08%) Java
5 52 (4.40%) PowerShell
6 51 (4.32%) C
7 43 (3.64%) Python
8 41 (3.47%) T-SQL
9 30 (2.54%) TypeScript
10 21 (1.78%) PHP
11 20 (1.69%) VB.NET
12 17 (1.44%) ES6
13 16 (1.35%) Ruby
14 14 (1.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 13 (1.10%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.76%) F#
16 9 (0.76%) XPath
17 7 (0.59%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.51%) VBA
19 5 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 156 (13.21%) Degree
2 88 (7.45%) CISSP
3 69 (5.84%) CISM
4 66 (5.59%) Security Cleared
5 36 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (2.96%) CISA
7 29 (2.46%) SC Cleared
8 25 (2.12%) GIAC
9 23 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
10 21 (1.78%) MCSE
11 20 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (1.61%) HND
13 16 (1.35%) CompTIA Security+
13 16 (1.35%) ISTQB
13 16 (1.35%) SANS
14 15 (1.27%) CEH
15 14 (1.19%) CREST Certified
15 14 (1.19%) Network+ Certification
16 13 (1.10%) DBS Check
17 12 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (11.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (6.01%) SLA
3 64 (5.42%) GDPR
4 55 (4.66%) PCI DSS
5 45 (3.81%) QA
6 34 (2.88%) NIST
7 23 (1.95%) COBIT
8 18 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
8 18 (1.52%) PMO
9 13 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 13 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (1.02%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.76%) Data Quality
11 9 (0.76%) NIST 800
12 8 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 6 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 5 (0.42%) ISO 14001
15 4 (0.34%) BS25999
15 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 4 (0.34%) NCSC
System Software
1 144 (12.19%) Active Directory
2 39 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
4 19 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.10%) Docker
6 11 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.68%) NFS
7 8 (0.68%) Samba
7 8 (0.68%) VirtualBox
7 8 (0.68%) Xen
7 8 (0.68%) XenApp
8 4 (0.34%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.25%) vSphere
10 2 (0.17%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.17%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.085%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.085%) Firmware
11 1 (0.085%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.085%) vCloud
11 1 (0.085%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (1.10%) Kubernetes
1 13 (1.10%) SCCM
2 10 (0.85%) Ansible
2 10 (0.85%) Puppet
3 9 (0.76%) vCenter Server
4 8 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
4 8 (0.68%) Nagios
4 8 (0.68%) OpenNMS
4 8 (0.68%) ZABBIX
5 6 (0.51%) EnCase
5 6 (0.51%) FTK
5 6 (0.51%) Terraform
6 4 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.34%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 4 (0.34%) CSIRT
7 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.25%) SCOM
8 2 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.17%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 322 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 66 (5.59%) Citrix
3 44 (3.73%) Cisco
3 44 (3.73%) VMware
4 43 (3.64%) SAP
5 30 (2.54%) Oracle
6 23 (1.95%) Adobe
6 23 (1.95%) iManage
7 21 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (1.78%) Tableau
8 19 (1.61%) NetApp
9 17 (1.44%) Intapp
10 14 (1.19%) Dell
11 13 (1.10%) Intel
11 13 (1.10%) Palo Alto
12 12 (1.02%) LexisNexis
13 11 (0.93%) RedGate
13 11 (0.93%) Sony
13 11 (0.93%) WorldPay
14 10 (0.85%) HP