Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legal
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 185 232 230
Rank change year-on-year +47 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Legal 1,173 1,232 1,499
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.78% 1.48% 1.46%
As % of the General category 5.28% 4.31% 3.88%
Number of salaries quoted 875 826 1,057
Median annual salary £45,000 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £79,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £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 22,229 28,563 38,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.76% 34.33% 37.77%
Number of salaries quoted 16,245 21,076 29,852
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,812 £68,750
UK median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% -

Legal
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Legal as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Legal in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 1 April 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 1 April 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 +42 352 £50,000 -7.41% 147
North of England +47 331 £44,000 -2.22% 150
North West +38 218 £47,500 +5.56% 74
Midlands +54 172 £46,500 -2.36% 64
South West +41 149 £50,000 +25.00% 173
East of England +66 136 £50,000 -16.67% 73
West Midlands +36 117 £48,250 +1.58% 41
Yorkshire +29 104 £37,500 -6.25% 60
East Midlands +48 58 £45,000 -16.28% 22
Scotland +53 47 £45,000 -17.97% 26
Wales -2 22 £47,500 +5.56% 37
Northern Ireland +16 20 £40,000 +37.93% 3
North East +10 11 £37,500 -45.26% 16
Legal
UK

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 343 (29.24%) Microsoft
2 315 (26.85%) Finance
3 297 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
4 260 (22.17%) Law
5 227 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
6 206 (17.56%) Windows
7 204 (17.39%) Information Security
8 175 (14.92%) Degree
9 172 (14.66%) SQL
10 171 (14.58%) .NET
11 167 (14.24%) C#
12 149 (12.70%) Azure
13 144 (12.28%) SQL Server
14 143 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
15 131 (11.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 127 (10.83%) ITIL
16 127 (10.83%) Scrum
17 125 (10.66%) JavaScript
17 125 (10.66%) Active Directory
18 122 (10.40%) Microsoft Office
19 119 (10.14%) Management Information System
20 111 (9.46%) Cybersecurity
21 104 (8.87%) Security Cleared
22 103 (8.78%) Analytics
23 101 (8.61%) Project Management
24 99 (8.44%) Telecoms
25 98 (8.35%) Self-Motivation
26 97 (8.27%) Data Protection
27 94 (8.01%) Risk Management
28 93 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management

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 72 (6.14%) SharePoint
2 37 (3.15%) MS Exchange
3 28 (2.39%) Confluence
4 15 (1.28%) NetWeaver
4 15 (1.28%) SAP Portal
5 14 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (1.11%) IIS
6 13 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
6 13 (1.11%) Skype for Business
7 10 (0.85%) WordPress
8 9 (0.77%) CMS
9 7 (0.60%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.43%) NServiceBus
10 5 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.26%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.17%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.085%) OpenEdge
13 1 (0.085%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.085%) Tomcat
Applications
1 122 (10.40%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (7.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (4.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (2.39%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.28%) Adobe XD
5 15 (1.28%) InVision
5 15 (1.28%) LibreOffice
5 15 (1.28%) Zeplin
6 14 (1.19%) AutoCAD
7 10 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
9 5 (0.43%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.26%) Sketch
11 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.17%) Gephi
12 1 (0.085%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.085%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.085%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.085%) InDesign
12 1 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.28%) SAP CRM
3 10 (0.85%) Elite 3E
4 9 (0.77%) Visualfiles
5 7 (0.60%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 4 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
9 1 (0.085%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.085%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 149 (12.70%) Azure
2 88 (7.50%) Office 365
3 74 (6.31%) AWS
4 72 (6.14%) SaaS
5 37 (3.15%) PaaS
6 36 (3.07%) Serverless
7 35 (2.98%) Power Platform
8 24 (2.05%) GitHub
9 15 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (1.28%) npm
10 14 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
11 13 (1.11%) IaaS
12 12 (1.02%) GCP
13 10 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.51%) PowerApps
15 5 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.43%) Mimecast
16 4 (0.34%) iPaaS
16 4 (0.34%) OpenShift
17 3 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 72 (6.14%) Firewall
2 35 (2.98%) Internet
3 34 (2.90%) DNS
4 32 (2.73%) VPN
5 23 (1.96%) DHCP
6 19 (1.62%) TCP/IP
7 18 (1.53%) SAN
7 18 (1.53%) WAN
8 17 (1.45%) LAN
9 14 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
9 14 (1.19%) Skype
9 14 (1.19%) Wireless
10 12 (1.02%) Broadband
10 12 (1.02%) Radio Access Network
10 12 (1.02%) VoIP
10 12 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (0.94%) Network Security
12 10 (0.85%) Intranet
13 8 (0.68%) MPLS
13 8 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 89 (7.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (2.90%) Power BI
5 24 (2.05%) Big Data
6 23 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
9 17 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 15 (1.28%) SAP BW
10 15 (1.28%) SAP HANA
11 14 (1.19%) Data Lake
12 13 (1.11%) QlikView
13 12 (1.02%) Relational Database
13 12 (1.02%) Star Schema
14 9 (0.77%) EDRMS
14 9 (0.77%) Snowflake Schema
15 8 (0.68%) MySQL
16 6 (0.51%) Apache Hive
16 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 56 (4.77%) JIRA
2 53 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 42 (3.58%) Visual Studio
4 27 (2.30%) Jenkins
5 22 (1.88%) Jasmine
5 22 (1.88%) Karma Test Runner
6 17 (1.45%) Axure RP
6 17 (1.45%) Balsamiq
6 17 (1.45%) Git (software)
7 15 (1.28%) TeamCity
8 13 (1.11%) Selenium
9 11 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
10 10 (0.85%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 8 (0.68%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (0.51%) SoapUI
14 5 (0.43%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.43%) JUnit
14 5 (0.43%) WinDbg
General
1 315 (26.85%) Finance
2 260 (22.17%) Law
3 99 (8.44%) Telecoms
4 62 (5.29%) Public Sector
5 60 (5.12%) Marketing
6 38 (3.24%) Manufacturing
7 29 (2.47%) Retail
8 19 (1.62%) Back Office
9 18 (1.53%) Financial Institution
10 16 (1.36%) Banking
10 16 (1.36%) Military
11 12 (1.02%) Aerospace
11 12 (1.02%) Local Government
12 11 (0.94%) Digital Economy
13 8 (0.68%) Billing
14 7 (0.60%) Automotive
14 7 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.51%) Electronics
16 5 (0.43%) Publishing
17 3 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 208 (17.73%) Analyst
2 195 (16.62%) Developer
3 52 (4.43%) IT Manager
4 49 (4.18%) Security Manager
5 48 (4.09%) Architect
6 43 (3.67%) .NET Developer
6 43 (3.67%) Information Manager
7 38 (3.24%) Information Security Manager
7 38 (3.24%) Support Analyst
8 37 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 33 (2.81%) Project Manager
10 32 (2.73%) Security Analyst
11 31 (2.64%) Applications Developer
11 31 (2.64%) Consultant
11 31 (2.64%) IT Analyst
12 29 (2.47%) IT Support
12 29 (2.47%) Senior Developer
13 27 (2.30%) Case Management Developer
13 27 (2.30%) Service Analyst
13 27 (2.30%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (14.58%) .NET
2 75 (6.39%) .NET Framework
3 71 (6.05%) HTML
4 68 (5.80%) AngularJS
5 54 (4.60%) CSS
6 52 (4.43%) ASP.NET
7 48 (4.09%) Node.js
8 45 (3.84%) JSON
9 41 (3.50%) XML
10 37 (3.15%) REST
11 33 (2.81%) ASP.NET Web API
12 32 (2.73%) HTML5
13 30 (2.56%) jQuery
14 28 (2.39%) .NET Core
14 28 (2.39%) RESTful
14 28 (2.39%) Web Services
15 25 (2.13%) Angular 2
15 25 (2.13%) Entity Framework
16 23 (1.96%) Sass
17 20 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 143 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (10.14%) Management Information System
3 98 (8.35%) Self-Motivation
4 53 (4.52%) User Experience
5 28 (2.39%) Data Structures
6 26 (2.22%) Data Centre
7 24 (2.05%) Data Protection Act
8 19 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
9 18 (1.53%) Private Cloud
10 12 (1.02%) Driving Licence
11 11 (0.94%) PKI
11 11 (0.94%) Virtual Team
12 10 (0.85%) CCTV
12 10 (0.85%) Handset
12 10 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (0.77%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.77%) iPhone
13 9 (0.77%) Replication
13 9 (0.77%) SWIFT
14 8 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 206 (17.56%) Windows
2 75 (6.39%) Linux
3 60 (5.12%) Windows 10
4 49 (4.18%) Windows Server
5 39 (3.32%) Windows 7
6 27 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (1.88%) Ubuntu
8 20 (1.71%) Unix
9 15 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (1.02%) CentOS
11 11 (0.94%) Windows Server 2016
12 9 (0.77%) Android
12 9 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.68%) Fedora
14 7 (0.60%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.60%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.34%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
3 204 (17.39%) Information Security
4 127 (10.83%) ITIL
4 127 (10.83%) Scrum
5 111 (9.46%) Cybersecurity
6 103 (8.78%) Analytics
7 101 (8.61%) Project Management
8 97 (8.27%) Data Protection
9 94 (8.01%) Risk Management
10 93 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 90 (7.67%) Service Delivery
12 82 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
13 79 (6.73%) Workflow
14 78 (6.65%) Continuous Improvement
15 77 (6.56%) Security Management
16 76 (6.48%) ISMS
17 75 (6.39%) Case Management
18 67 (5.71%) Information Security Management
18 67 (5.71%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (14.66%) SQL
2 167 (14.24%) C#
3 125 (10.66%) JavaScript
4 69 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 60 (5.12%) Java
6 56 (4.77%) Python
7 41 (3.50%) C
8 39 (3.32%) T-SQL
9 36 (3.07%) TypeScript
10 20 (1.71%) PHP
11 18 (1.53%) Bash Shell
12 17 (1.45%) ES6
12 17 (1.45%) Ruby
12 17 (1.45%) VB.NET
13 12 (1.02%) C++
14 10 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 10 (0.85%) F#
15 9 (0.77%) XPath
16 8 (0.68%) VBA
17 7 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 175 (14.92%) Degree
2 104 (8.87%) Security Cleared
3 82 (6.99%) CISSP
4 63 (5.37%) CISM
5 48 (4.09%) SC Cleared
6 42 (3.58%) CISA
7 36 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 29 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (2.05%) DV Cleared
9 24 (2.05%) MCSE
10 21 (1.79%) CCNA
11 18 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
11 18 (1.53%) GIAC
11 18 (1.53%) ISTQB
12 17 (1.45%) CompTIA Security+
12 17 (1.45%) DBS Check
12 17 (1.45%) SANS
13 16 (1.36%) Network+ Certification
14 15 (1.28%) SSCP
15 14 (1.19%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (11.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (5.80%) GDPR
3 62 (5.29%) SLA
4 59 (5.03%) PCI DSS
5 36 (3.07%) QA
6 31 (2.64%) Cyber Essentials
7 23 (1.96%) NIST
8 21 (1.79%) COBIT
9 14 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 12 (1.02%) GAAP
10 12 (1.02%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.77%) PMO
12 8 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.60%) NCSC
14 6 (0.51%) Data Quality
15 5 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 5 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 5 (0.43%) ISO 14001
15 5 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 5 (0.43%) NIST 800
System Software
1 125 (10.66%) Active Directory
2 39 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.36%) Docker
5 11 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.85%) XenApp
7 8 (0.68%) NFS
7 8 (0.68%) Samba
7 8 (0.68%) VirtualBox
7 8 (0.68%) Xen
8 4 (0.34%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.26%) vSphere
10 2 (0.17%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.17%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.085%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.085%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.085%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.085%) HDFS
11 1 (0.085%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (1.19%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.02%) Puppet
3 11 (0.94%) Terraform
4 10 (0.85%) SCCM
5 9 (0.77%) Ansible
5 9 (0.77%) vCenter Server
6 8 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
6 8 (0.68%) Nagios
6 8 (0.68%) OpenNMS
6 8 (0.68%) ZABBIX
7 7 (0.60%) EnCase
7 7 (0.60%) FTK
8 4 (0.34%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 4 (0.34%) CSIRT
8 4 (0.34%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.26%) Oozie
9 3 (0.26%) RSA Archer
9 3 (0.26%) WSUS
10 2 (0.17%) Kibana
10 2 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 343 (29.24%) Microsoft
2 64 (5.46%) Oracle
3 62 (5.29%) Citrix
4 54 (4.60%) VMware
5 50 (4.26%) Cisco
6 38 (3.24%) SAP
7 35 (2.98%) iManage
8 34 (2.90%) Adobe
9 27 (2.30%) Tableau
10 18 (1.53%) Intapp
10 18 (1.53%) Sony
11 17 (1.45%) NetApp
11 17 (1.45%) Reuters
12 16 (1.36%) Atlassian
13 15 (1.28%) Cadence
13 15 (1.28%) Dell
13 15 (1.28%) HP
14 14 (1.19%) Aderant
15 12 (1.02%) Automation Anywhere
15 12 (1.02%) UiPath