Period
to 15 April 2021

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 15 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Law
UK
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 124 179 223
Rank change year-on-year +55 +44 -16
Permanent jobs citing Law 2,193 2,159 2,362
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.62% 1.92% 1.59%
As % of the General category 6.60% 4.78% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,298 1,684 1,774
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,250 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.50% -16.25% +20.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £81,325 £81,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%

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 33,245 45,199 60,000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.75% 40.21% 40.31%
Number of salaries quoted 24,022 34,723 45,847
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,694 £57,250 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.52% +4.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Law
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Law in the UK

Law
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Law.

Salary trend for Law in the UK

Law
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Law over the 6 months to 15 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Law in the UK

Law
Top 17 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 15 April 2021. 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 +56 2,051 £50,000 -3.85% 261
UK excluding London +114 1,471 £45,000 -2.17% 157
London -44 601 £62,500 +8.70% 116
North of England +46 433 £45,000 -5.26% 56
Midlands +74 365 £45,000 - 34
Work from Home -38 352 £55,000 +0.92% 34
South East +169 329 £40,000 -20.00% 26
North West +18 247 £46,250 -2.63% 35
East Midlands +44 230 £45,000 - 11
Yorkshire +65 166 £43,500 -13.00% 14
East of England +101 159 £34,875 -30.25% 9
West Midlands +69 135 £45,000 -6.74% 22
South West +11 122 £45,000 -10.00% 19
Scotland +10 51 £47,500 +5.56% 11
North East +36 20 £57,500 +74.24% 7
Wales +38 14 £40,000 +8.17% 2
Northern Ireland -6 1 £37,500 -31.82%

For the 6 months to 15 April 2021, 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.

1 587 (26.77%) Legal
2 495 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
3 351 (16.01%) Finance
4 345 (15.73%) Azure
5 335 (15.28%) Microsoft
6 323 (14.73%) Project Management
7 306 (13.95%) SQL
8 248 (11.31%) Degree
9 241 (10.99%) Python
10 240 (10.94%) JavaScript
11 235 (10.72%) Windows
12 231 (10.53%) Software Engineering
13 227 (10.35%) DevOps
14 223 (10.17%) AWS
15 221 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
16 214 (9.76%) Data Protection
17 196 (8.94%) Linux
18 192 (8.76%) C#
18 192 (8.76%) Management Information System
19 187 (8.53%) Information Security
20 186 (8.48%) Java
21 178 (8.12%) .NET
22 172 (7.84%) ITIL
23 161 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
24 159 (7.25%) Active Directory
24 159 (7.25%) Scrum
25 158 (7.20%) Manufacturing
26 156 (7.11%) Microsoft 365
27 151 (6.89%) GDPR
28 143 (6.52%) SQL Server

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 65 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 47 (2.14%) MS Exchange
3 39 (1.78%) Apache Spark
4 25 (1.14%) OpenStack
5 21 (0.96%) GemFire
6 18 (0.82%) Confluence
7 16 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (0.68%) Apache
9 13 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
10 12 (0.55%) CMS
10 12 (0.55%) IIS
11 11 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 8 (0.36%) Apache Pig
12 8 (0.36%) SAS
13 7 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.32%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.27%) Apache Solr
14 6 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 112 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.36%) Simulink
4 8 (0.36%) SPSS
5 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.18%) Adobe XD
7 4 (0.18%) InDesign
8 3 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.091%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.091%) Figma
9 2 (0.091%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.091%) Sketch
10 1 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.046%) InVision
10 1 (0.046%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 34 (1.55%) Elite 3E
2 31 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.87%) Visualfiles
4 18 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
5 15 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
6 14 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
6 14 (0.64%) Oracle Cash Management
6 14 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
6 14 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
7 12 (0.55%) Magento
8 8 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.23%) NetSuite
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle SCM
11 4 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 4 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 4 (0.18%) SAP HR
11 4 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 345 (15.73%) Azure
2 223 (10.17%) AWS
3 156 (7.11%) Microsoft 365
4 77 (3.51%) SaaS
5 70 (3.19%) Power Platform
6 69 (3.15%) GCP
7 57 (2.60%) GitHub
8 55 (2.51%) PaaS
9 40 (1.82%) Serverless
10 39 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
11 36 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
12 33 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
13 25 (1.14%) IaaS
14 22 (1.00%) OpenShift
15 18 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
16 15 (0.68%) Amazon S3
17 12 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
18 11 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
18 11 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
19 9 (0.41%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.46%) Firewall
2 50 (2.28%) DNS
3 42 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 41 (1.87%) DHCP
4 41 (1.87%) WAN
5 39 (1.78%) LAN
6 23 (1.05%) Network Security
7 22 (1.00%) SAN
8 19 (0.87%) VPN
9 16 (0.73%) BGP
9 16 (0.73%) OSPF
10 15 (0.68%) Internet
10 15 (0.68%) MPLS
11 11 (0.50%) DAB
11 11 (0.50%) Wireless
12 10 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (0.46%) Intranet
13 9 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (0.32%) NAS
14 7 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 76 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 66 (3.01%) Big Data
4 64 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 63 (2.87%) Power BI
6 62 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
7 57 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
8 55 (2.51%) NoSQL
9 49 (2.23%) MySQL
10 41 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 39 (1.78%) Relational Database
12 29 (1.32%) MongoDB
13 25 (1.14%) Hadoop
13 25 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
14 24 (1.09%) Redis
15 22 (1.00%) Data Lake
15 22 (1.00%) Tableau
16 21 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
17 20 (0.91%) SQL Server 2019
18 19 (0.87%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 54 (2.46%) Git (software)
2 48 (2.19%) Jenkins
3 36 (1.64%) Selenium
4 35 (1.60%) JIRA
5 30 (1.37%) Cucumber
6 27 (1.23%) Bitbucket
6 27 (1.23%) Visual Studio
7 24 (1.09%) Cypress.io
8 21 (0.96%) Protractor
8 21 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
9 19 (0.87%) Eclipse
9 19 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (0.82%) Gradle
11 16 (0.73%) GitLab
11 16 (0.73%) JUnit
11 16 (0.73%) Storybook
12 13 (0.59%) IntelliJ
12 13 (0.59%) Mockito
13 8 (0.36%) Ranorex
13 8 (0.36%) SpecFlow
General
1 587 (26.77%) Legal
2 351 (16.01%) Finance
3 158 (7.20%) Manufacturing
4 137 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
5 103 (4.70%) Marketing
6 85 (3.88%) Games
7 69 (3.15%) Banking
8 52 (2.37%) Public Sector
9 38 (1.73%) Retail
10 22 (1.00%) Telecoms
11 19 (0.87%) Electronics
12 18 (0.82%) General Ledger
13 17 (0.78%) Billing
14 16 (0.73%) French Language
15 11 (0.50%) Aerospace
15 11 (0.50%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.50%) German Language
16 10 (0.46%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.46%) Publishing
17 9 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 334 (15.23%) Developer
2 305 (13.91%) Analyst
3 139 (6.34%) Administrator
4 114 (5.20%) Data Administrator
5 104 (4.74%) Architect
6 96 (4.38%) Software Engineer
7 94 (4.29%) Consultant
8 78 (3.56%) Project Manager
9 71 (3.24%) Support Analyst
10 67 (3.06%) IT Analyst
11 63 (2.87%) Business Analyst
12 55 (2.51%) Junior
13 54 (2.46%) Applications Support
14 53 (2.42%) .NET Developer
14 53 (2.42%) Graduate
15 50 (2.28%) C# Developer
15 50 (2.28%) IT Manager
16 49 (2.23%) DevOps Engineer
17 47 (2.14%) IT Support
17 47 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (8.12%) .NET
2 132 (6.02%) Node.js
3 109 (4.97%) React
4 106 (4.83%) CSS
4 106 (4.83%) HTML
5 73 (3.33%) AngularJS
6 63 (2.87%) Spring
7 56 (2.55%) REST
8 47 (2.14%) .NET Core
9 44 (2.01%) Web Services
10 43 (1.96%) RESTful
11 42 (1.92%) .NET Framework
11 42 (1.92%) HTML5
12 37 (1.69%) Kafka
13 33 (1.50%) XML
14 31 (1.41%) COM
15 27 (1.23%) Redux
16 25 (1.14%) Vue.js
17 24 (1.09%) ASP.NET
18 23 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 192 (8.76%) Management Information System
2 161 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (4.06%) Life Science
4 88 (4.01%) Mobile App
5 85 (3.88%) Driving Licence
6 59 (2.69%) User Experience
7 52 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
8 37 (1.69%) Data Centre
9 31 (1.41%) Virtual Team
10 29 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
11 28 (1.28%) Cloud Native
11 28 (1.28%) Data Structures
11 28 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (1.14%) Private Cloud
13 22 (1.00%) Algorithms
14 21 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
15 17 (0.78%) Clustering
16 16 (0.73%) Social Media
16 16 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
17 15 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 235 (10.72%) Windows
2 196 (8.94%) Linux
3 77 (3.51%) Windows Server
4 70 (3.19%) Windows 10
5 33 (1.50%) Unix
6 30 (1.37%) Android
7 28 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (1.09%) Windows Server 2016
9 20 (0.91%) Ubuntu
10 18 (0.82%) Mac OS
10 18 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (0.78%) Apple iOS
12 16 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (0.73%) Windows Server 2019
13 9 (0.41%) CentOS
14 8 (0.36%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.23%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.14%) Debian
16 3 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 495 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (14.73%) Project Management
3 231 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 227 (10.35%) DevOps
5 221 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
6 214 (9.76%) Data Protection
7 187 (8.53%) Information Security
8 172 (7.84%) ITIL
9 159 (7.25%) Scrum
10 142 (6.48%) Machine Learning
11 131 (5.97%) Matrix Organization
12 127 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
13 120 (5.47%) Microservices
14 119 (5.43%) Collaborative Working
15 115 (5.24%) Migration
16 114 (5.20%) Test Automation
17 113 (5.15%) Software Testing
18 112 (5.11%) Analytics
18 112 (5.11%) Artificial Intelligence
19 105 (4.79%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 306 (13.95%) SQL
2 241 (10.99%) Python
3 240 (10.94%) JavaScript
4 192 (8.76%) C#
5 186 (8.48%) Java
6 71 (3.24%) C
7 68 (3.10%) PowerShell
8 66 (3.01%) C++
9 62 (2.83%) Bash Shell
10 47 (2.14%) PHP
11 44 (2.01%) T-SQL
12 43 (1.96%) TypeScript
13 33 (1.50%) Go
14 28 (1.28%) Groovy
15 22 (1.00%) Shell Script
16 17 (0.78%) Scala
17 16 (0.73%) VB.NET
18 15 (0.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 14 (0.64%) Perl
20 13 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 248 (11.31%) Degree
2 142 (6.48%) Security Cleared
3 81 (3.69%) SC Cleared
4 75 (3.42%) DBS Check
5 38 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 36 (1.64%) CISSP
7 35 (1.60%) DV Cleared
8 30 (1.37%) PhD
9 25 (1.14%) Master's Degree
10 22 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (1.00%) OCP
10 22 (1.00%) Oracle Certification
11 20 (0.91%) CCNP
12 18 (0.82%) CCNA
12 18 (0.82%) CISM
13 17 (0.78%) MCSE
14 16 (0.73%) PMI Certification
14 16 (0.73%) PMP
15 12 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (6.89%) GDPR
2 90 (4.10%) QA
3 42 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 38 (1.73%) SLA
5 23 (1.05%) PMO
6 18 (0.82%) PMBOK
7 13 (0.59%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.55%) NIST
9 8 (0.36%) GRC
10 6 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 3 (0.14%) COBIT
12 3 (0.14%) Good Clinical Practice
12 3 (0.14%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.14%) NCSC
13 2 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.091%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 159 (7.25%) Active Directory
2 113 (5.15%) Docker
3 49 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.59%) HDFS
6 12 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.41%) XenApp
8 8 (0.36%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.32%) Firmware
10 6 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.23%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.091%) Snort
14 2 (0.091%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.046%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.046%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.046%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.046%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 118 (5.38%) Ansible
2 108 (4.92%) Kubernetes
3 96 (4.38%) Terraform
4 57 (2.60%) SCCM
5 38 (1.73%) Puppet
6 30 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
9 8 (0.36%) SCOM
10 7 (0.32%) EnCase
10 7 (0.32%) FTK
10 7 (0.32%) Nessus
11 6 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.23%) Grafana
12 5 (0.23%) Kibana
13 4 (0.18%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.18%) PowerCLI
13 4 (0.18%) WebSphere Cast Iron
14 3 (0.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 335 (15.28%) Microsoft
2 108 (4.92%) Oracle
3 89 (4.06%) VMware
4 74 (3.37%) Lumesse
5 69 (3.15%) Cisco
6 59 (2.69%) iManage
7 56 (2.55%) Intapp
8 48 (2.19%) Citrix
9 38 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
10 37 (1.69%) Google
11 30 (1.37%) SAP
12 27 (1.23%) Adobe
13 21 (0.96%) Aderant
13 21 (0.96%) Sun
14 20 (0.91%) Databricks
15 19 (0.87%) ServiceNow
15 19 (0.87%) Xceptor
16 17 (0.78%) Red Hat
17 16 (0.73%) Okta
18 15 (0.68%) SolarWinds