Period
to 14 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Law in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Law over the 6 months to 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Law
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 211 263 208
Rank change year-on-year +52 -55 +1
Permanent jobs citing Law 2,694 2,441 3,148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.65% 1.35% 1.66%
As % of the General category 4.08% 3.07% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,839 1,822 2,804
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £52,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% -0.48% +4.50%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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

All General Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 66,028 79,564 81,299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.37% 44.02% 42.83%
Number of salaries quoted 51,040 58,047 66,216
UK median annual salary £53,500 £50,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.94% +1.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Law
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Law as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Law in the UK

Law
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Law in the UK

Law
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Law over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Law in the UK

Law
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Law within the UK over the 6 months to 14 November 2018. 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
England +38 2,558 £55,000 +4.76% 498
London +21 1,588 £60,000 +9.09% 312
UK excluding London +87 1,067 £42,500 - 196
North of England +88 498 £40,000 - 83
North West +70 430 £43,000 +4.24% 60
South East +19 160 £42,500 -15.00% 28
South West +18 134 £40,500 +1.27% 24
Midlands +25 102 £32,500 -19.25% 24
Scotland +33 80 £50,000 +78.57% 7
East of England +70 73 £45,139 -17.93% 27
West Midlands +41 65 £29,500 -26.71% 18
Yorkshire +20 59 £35,000 -9.68% 17
East Midlands +1 37 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Wales +2 21 £50,000 +14.29% 2
North East +4 9 £34,400 - 6
Northern Ireland +8 6 £55,000 -8.33% 1

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT jobs citing Law 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 with a requirement for Law.

1 663 (24.61%) Legal
2 635 (23.57%) Finance
3 624 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
4 588 (21.83%) Windows
5 485 (18.00%) Banking
6 439 (16.30%) Microsoft
7 406 (15.07%) Risk Management
8 386 (14.33%) Investment Banking
9 377 (13.99%) Degree
9 377 (13.99%) Wealth Management
10 364 (13.51%) SQL
11 350 (12.99%) Java
12 342 (12.69%) DevOps
13 322 (11.95%) ITIL
14 317 (11.77%) Active Directory
15 302 (11.21%) JavaScript
16 299 (11.10%) Microsoft Office
17 298 (11.06%) Microsoft Azure
18 285 (10.58%) C#
19 276 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
20 260 (9.65%) Python
21 252 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
22 244 (9.06%) Project Management
23 236 (8.76%) Linux
24 229 (8.50%) Software Engineering
25 228 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
26 219 (8.13%) Windows Server
27 211 (7.83%) SQL Server
28 201 (7.46%) Office 365
29 197 (7.31%) .NET

Law
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 99 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 94 (3.49%) MS Exchange
3 86 (3.19%) Apache Spark
4 63 (2.34%) Skype for Business
5 54 (2.00%) Apache
6 47 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 37 (1.37%) CMS
8 32 (1.19%) IIS
9 31 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
10 28 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
11 27 (1.00%) Confluence
12 26 (0.97%) OpenStack
13 23 (0.85%) Tomcat
14 19 (0.71%) Apache Pig
15 18 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 14 (0.52%) WebLogic
17 13 (0.48%) Drupal
17 13 (0.48%) IBM Notes
18 10 (0.37%) JBoss
19 9 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 299 (11.10%) Microsoft Office
2 165 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 87 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 33 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.52%) Acrobat
7 8 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.15%) Camtasia
9 4 (0.15%) InDesign
10 3 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.074%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.074%) InVision
12 1 (0.037%) EPLAN
12 1 (0.037%) Revit
12 1 (0.037%) Snagit
12 1 (0.037%) Stata
Business Applications
1 49 (1.82%) Relativity
2 29 (1.08%) Elite 3E
3 18 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (0.63%) Carpe Diem
5 16 (0.59%) Concordance
6 13 (0.48%) Ringtail
7 10 (0.37%) DocuMatrix
8 8 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.30%) Veritas eDiscovery
9 7 (0.26%) Visualfiles
10 5 (0.19%) Magento
11 4 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
12 2 (0.074%) LongView
12 2 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
12 2 (0.074%) SAP Business One
13 1 (0.037%) Loan IQ
13 1 (0.037%) Oracle Cash Management
13 1 (0.037%) Oracle Retail
13 1 (0.037%) Remedy ITSM
13 1 (0.037%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 298 (11.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 276 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
3 201 (7.46%) Office 365
4 102 (3.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 102 (3.79%) SaaS
5 36 (1.34%) Mimecast
6 35 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (1.04%) Serverless
8 25 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
9 20 (0.74%) GitHub
10 19 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
11 18 (0.67%) npm
12 16 (0.59%) OpenShift
12 16 (0.59%) PaaS
13 13 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
14 12 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
16 7 (0.26%) BrowserStack
16 7 (0.26%) IaaS
17 5 (0.19%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 137 (5.09%) Firewall
2 89 (3.30%) TCP/IP
3 74 (2.75%) Internet
4 72 (2.67%) LAN
5 71 (2.64%) WAN
6 67 (2.49%) Skype
7 60 (2.23%) DNS
8 57 (2.12%) SAN
9 48 (1.78%) DHCP
10 46 (1.71%) Network Security
11 44 (1.63%) VLAN
12 37 (1.37%) NAS
13 31 (1.15%) VPN
14 29 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
15 26 (0.97%) Intranet
16 25 (0.93%) Unified Communications
17 24 (0.89%) Wireless
18 22 (0.82%) MPLS
19 20 (0.74%) BGP
19 20 (0.74%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 149 (5.53%) Big Data
3 118 (4.38%) Hadoop
4 104 (3.86%) NoSQL
5 71 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 57 (2.12%) MySQL
7 54 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 53 (1.97%) Relational Database
9 48 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
10 40 (1.48%) MongoDB
10 40 (1.48%) Power BI
11 38 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 31 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
12 31 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
13 29 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
14 26 (0.97%) Redis
15 25 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
16 21 (0.78%) Apache Hive
17 20 (0.74%) Oracle Database
18 19 (0.71%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 102 (3.79%) Jenkins
2 88 (3.27%) Selenium
3 64 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 57 (2.12%) Visual Studio
5 53 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 45 (1.67%) JIRA
7 41 (1.52%) Maven
8 39 (1.45%) TeamCity
9 38 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 23 (0.85%) SoapUI
11 22 (0.82%) webpack
12 20 (0.74%) Cucumber
12 20 (0.74%) JMeter
13 16 (0.59%) Gradle
13 16 (0.59%) JUnit
14 15 (0.56%) gulp
14 15 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
15 14 (0.52%) Babel
15 14 (0.52%) Grunt
16 13 (0.48%) WebDriver
General
1 663 (24.61%) Legal
2 635 (23.57%) Finance
3 485 (18.00%) Banking
4 386 (14.33%) Investment Banking
5 100 (3.71%) Military
6 74 (2.75%) Retail
7 66 (2.45%) Marketing
8 61 (2.26%) Telecoms
9 57 (2.12%) Games
10 47 (1.74%) Financial Institution
11 39 (1.45%) Back Office
12 29 (1.08%) Manufacturing
13 27 (1.00%) Billing
14 16 (0.59%) Publishing
15 13 (0.48%) Advertising
16 9 (0.33%) Automotive
16 9 (0.33%) Electronics
17 8 (0.30%) Local Government
18 6 (0.22%) Front Office
18 6 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 591 (21.94%) Analyst
2 517 (19.19%) Developer
3 136 (5.05%) Service Analyst
4 130 (4.83%) Service Desk Analyst
5 123 (4.57%) IT Analyst
6 109 (4.05%) Senior Developer
7 108 (4.01%) Project Manager
8 107 (3.97%) Consultant
9 101 (3.75%) Business Analyst
10 97 (3.60%) Architect
11 87 (3.23%) Java Developer
11 87 (3.23%) Support Analyst
12 83 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
13 82 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
14 75 (2.78%) Trainer
15 73 (2.71%) .NET Developer
15 73 (2.71%) Graduate
16 68 (2.52%) IT Trainer
17 61 (2.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 60 (2.23%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (7.31%) .NET
2 164 (6.09%) HTML
3 143 (5.31%) CSS
4 122 (4.53%) Web Services
5 107 (3.97%) Node.js
6 106 (3.93%) XML
7 101 (3.75%) AngularJS
8 98 (3.64%) React
9 79 (2.93%) REST
10 74 (2.75%) Spring
11 73 (2.71%) RESTful
12 56 (2.08%) ASP.NET
13 54 (2.00%) HTML5
14 53 (1.97%) Redux
15 52 (1.93%) Kafka
16 46 (1.71%) jQuery
17 42 (1.56%) .NET Core
18 41 (1.52%) SOAP
19 40 (1.48%) JSON
20 39 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 228 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 129 (4.79%) Greenfield Project
3 123 (4.57%) Computer Science
4 116 (4.31%) User Experience
5 100 (3.71%) Management Information System
6 83 (3.08%) Mobile App
7 75 (2.78%) Data Centre
8 68 (2.52%) Fintech
9 58 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
10 53 (1.97%) iPhone
11 49 (1.82%) Blackberry
12 47 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
13 36 (1.34%) e-Learning
14 31 (1.15%) Algorithms
15 30 (1.11%) Mainframe
16 26 (0.97%) Data Structures
17 23 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
18 22 (0.82%) Virtual Team
19 20 (0.74%) Online Banking
20 18 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 588 (21.83%) Windows
2 236 (8.76%) Linux
3 219 (8.13%) Windows Server
4 161 (5.98%) Windows 10
5 152 (5.64%) Windows 7
6 85 (3.16%) Unix
7 76 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 74 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 69 (2.56%) Apple iOS
10 66 (2.45%) Android
11 29 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (0.89%) Windows 8
13 21 (0.78%) CentOS
14 14 (0.52%) Debian
15 10 (0.37%) Solaris
16 9 (0.33%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.22%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.22%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.19%) AIX
19 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 624 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (15.07%) Risk Management
3 377 (13.99%) Wealth Management
4 342 (12.69%) DevOps
5 322 (11.95%) ITIL
6 252 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
7 244 (9.06%) Project Management
8 229 (8.50%) Software Engineering
9 196 (7.28%) Scrum
10 176 (6.53%) TDD
11 161 (5.98%) Microservices
12 159 (5.90%) Business Intelligence
13 155 (5.75%) Machine Learning
14 153 (5.68%) Information Security
15 147 (5.46%) Analytics
16 144 (5.35%) Test Automation
17 142 (5.27%) Stakeholder Management
18 134 (4.97%) Business Analysis
18 134 (4.97%) Mentoring
19 129 (4.79%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 364 (13.51%) SQL
2 350 (12.99%) Java
3 302 (11.21%) JavaScript
4 285 (10.58%) C#
5 260 (9.65%) Python
6 109 (4.05%) PowerShell
7 80 (2.97%) C++
8 75 (2.78%) Perl
9 74 (2.75%) PHP
10 72 (2.67%) C
11 57 (2.12%) Ruby
12 53 (1.97%) VB
13 47 (1.74%) T-SQL
14 46 (1.71%) Bash Shell
15 45 (1.67%) Scala
16 36 (1.34%) TypeScript
17 35 (1.30%) VBA
18 34 (1.26%) ES6
19 28 (1.04%) Go
20 25 (0.93%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 377 (13.99%) Degree
2 95 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 88 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 56 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (1.86%) CCNP
6 49 (1.82%) ISEB
7 45 (1.67%) SC Cleared
8 43 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 39 (1.45%) DV Cleared
10 37 (1.37%) CCIE
11 34 (1.26%) CISSP
11 34 (1.26%) MOS
12 32 (1.19%) GIAC
12 32 (1.19%) MCSE
13 31 (1.15%) GSEC
14 30 (1.11%) CISM
15 29 (1.08%) CEH
16 26 (0.97%) CISA
16 26 (0.97%) PMP
17 25 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (6.79%) QA
2 131 (4.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 119 (4.42%) GDPR
4 88 (3.27%) SLA
5 62 (2.30%) PMO
6 40 (1.48%) Cyber Essentials
7 21 (0.78%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.67%) COBIT
9 17 (0.63%) ISO 9001
10 12 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 9 (0.33%) Data Quality
12 7 (0.26%) PSD2
13 6 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 4 (0.15%) P3O
15 3 (0.11%) ISO 22301
16 1 (0.037%) ISO 20022
16 1 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 1 (0.037%) MiFID
16 1 (0.037%) PMBOK
System Software
1 317 (11.77%) Active Directory
2 162 (6.01%) Docker
3 76 (2.82%) Hyper-V
4 68 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 35 (1.30%) vSphere
6 26 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (0.89%) XenApp
8 16 (0.59%) XenDesktop
9 14 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (0.37%) DFS Replication
10 10 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.19%) Lustre
12 5 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.15%) Snort
13 4 (0.15%) Squid
13 4 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 144 (5.35%) Kubernetes
2 99 (3.67%) Ansible
3 67 (2.49%) SCCM
4 59 (2.19%) Puppet
5 57 (2.12%) Terraform
6 50 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (0.33%) Mesos
9 8 (0.30%) Salt
9 8 (0.30%) SCOM
10 7 (0.26%) BladeLogic
10 7 (0.26%) EnCase
10 7 (0.26%) Perfmon
11 6 (0.22%) Nessus
12 5 (0.19%) Nagios
12 5 (0.19%) Oozie
13 4 (0.15%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.15%) CA Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.15%) RSA Archer
13 4 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 439 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 176 (6.53%) Citrix
3 173 (6.42%) iManage
4 152 (5.64%) VMware
5 139 (5.16%) Sony
6 96 (3.56%) Cisco
7 79 (2.93%) Google
8 78 (2.90%) Oracle
9 65 (2.41%) Intapp
10 51 (1.89%) Aderant
11 45 (1.67%) CheckPoint
12 37 (1.37%) Red Hat
13 32 (1.19%) Adobe
14 29 (1.08%) SAP
15 28 (1.04%) NetApp
15 28 (1.04%) Tableau
16 21 (0.78%) Nuix
17 19 (0.71%) IBM
17 19 (0.71%) ServiceNow
17 19 (0.71%) Xerox