Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Law
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 218 226 247
Rank change year-on-year +8 +21 -46
Permanent jobs citing Law 2,432 2,696 2,491
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 1.56% 1.40%
As % of the General category 4.11% 3.64% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,681 1,924 2,159
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,194 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.18% +7.98% -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 59,227 74,047 75,360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.18% 42.75% 42.37%
Number of salaries quoted 45,255 55,915 60,972
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +3.49%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 +8 2,309 £57,500 +9.52% 457
London +7 1,539 £60,000 +9.09% 274
UK excluding London +11 844 £45,000 +4.18% 199
North of England +13 371 £42,500 - 101
North West +35 330 £42,500 +6.25% 73
South East -26 132 £51,250 +2.50% 23
South West -12 123 £46,250 +15.63% 19
Midlands +24 76 £39,420 -4.44% 30
East of England +61 64 £47,773 -13.14% 10
Scotland +41 57 £52,500 +87.50% 7
West Midlands +56 52 £36,000 -10.00% 19
Yorkshire -22 31 £35,000 -22.22% 13
East Midlands -7 24 £45,000 -10.00% 11
Wales +6 14 £50,000 +17.65% 7
Northern Ireland -1 13 £55,000 +29.41% 2
North East +23 10 £71,000 +72.99% 15

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 596 (24.51%) Legal
2 570 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
3 535 (22.00%) Finance
4 488 (20.07%) Windows
5 384 (15.79%) Banking
6 376 (15.46%) SQL
7 368 (15.13%) Microsoft
8 362 (14.88%) DevOps
9 354 (14.56%) Java
10 324 (13.32%) Risk Management
11 318 (13.08%) Amazon AWS
12 316 (12.99%) Python
13 315 (12.95%) Degree
14 302 (12.42%) Investment Banking
14 302 (12.42%) ITIL
15 295 (12.13%) Microsoft Azure
16 287 (11.80%) Wealth Management
17 271 (11.14%) Active Directory
18 268 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
19 255 (10.49%) C#
20 245 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
21 237 (9.75%) Analytical Skills
22 236 (9.70%) Machine Learning
23 231 (9.50%) JavaScript
24 229 (9.42%) Software Engineering
25 224 (9.21%) Project Management
26 202 (8.31%) Big Data
27 198 (8.14%) QA
28 194 (7.98%) Linux
28 194 (7.98%) Scrum

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
1 160 (6.58%) Apache Spark
2 86 (3.54%) SharePoint
3 71 (2.92%) MS Exchange
4 59 (2.43%) Apache
4 59 (2.43%) Skype for Business
5 56 (2.30%) Apache Pig
6 36 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (1.44%) CMS
8 25 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
9 23 (0.95%) Confluence
10 21 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
10 21 (0.86%) IIS
11 20 (0.82%) Tomcat
12 19 (0.78%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.41%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
14 9 (0.37%) WebSphere
15 8 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.33%) Drupal
16 7 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 268 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
2 144 (5.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 76 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
5 26 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.45%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.29%) Camtasia
8 5 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.082%) InDesign
11 2 (0.082%) InVision
12 1 (0.041%) Revit
12 1 (0.041%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 28 (1.15%) Relativity
2 23 (0.95%) Carpe Diem
3 19 (0.78%) Elite 3E
4 13 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.37%) DocuMatrix
6 7 (0.29%) Ringtail
6 7 (0.29%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.25%) Veritas eDiscovery
8 4 (0.16%) Concordance
9 3 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.12%) Magento
9 3 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.082%) LongView
10 2 (0.082%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.082%) Workday HCM
11 1 (0.041%) assyst
11 1 (0.041%) Loan IQ
11 1 (0.041%) Oracle AML
11 1 (0.041%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 318 (13.08%) Amazon AWS
2 295 (12.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 184 (7.57%) Office 365
4 149 (6.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 80 (3.29%) SaaS
6 37 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (1.27%) Serverless
8 30 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
9 29 (1.19%) Mimecast
10 21 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
11 19 (0.78%) GitHub
12 16 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
13 13 (0.53%) npm
14 12 (0.49%) OpenShift
15 11 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
17 8 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
17 8 (0.33%) PaaS
18 7 (0.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (4.07%) Firewall
2 83 (3.41%) Internet
3 64 (2.63%) Skype
3 64 (2.63%) WAN
4 62 (2.55%) LAN
5 61 (2.51%) Network Security
6 47 (1.93%) SAN
7 41 (1.69%) TCP/IP
8 37 (1.52%) DNS
9 36 (1.48%) Intranet
10 34 (1.40%) DHCP
11 30 (1.23%) VPN
12 29 (1.19%) VLAN
13 23 (0.95%) MPLS
14 22 (0.90%) VoIP
15 21 (0.86%) NAS
16 19 (0.78%) Wireless
17 18 (0.74%) Unified Communications
18 17 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
19 15 (0.62%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (8.31%) Big Data
2 169 (6.95%) SQL Server
3 168 (6.91%) Hadoop
4 141 (5.80%) NoSQL
5 62 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 56 (2.30%) MongoDB
7 55 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
8 51 (2.10%) MySQL
8 51 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 49 (2.01%) Apache Hive
9 49 (2.01%) Power BI
10 46 (1.89%) HBase
11 43 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
12 41 (1.69%) Relational Database
13 39 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
14 33 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 30 (1.23%) Redis
16 25 (1.03%) Sqoop
17 23 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 23 (0.95%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 99 (4.07%) Selenium
2 89 (3.66%) Jenkins
3 74 (3.04%) Git (software)
4 52 (2.14%) TeamCity
5 41 (1.69%) JIRA
6 40 (1.64%) Maven
7 38 (1.56%) JMeter
8 37 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 36 (1.48%) SoapUI
10 32 (1.32%) Visual Studio
11 29 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
13 23 (0.95%) Gradle
14 20 (0.82%) Cucumber
15 17 (0.70%) webpack
16 15 (0.62%) Ant
17 14 (0.58%) Eclipse
18 13 (0.53%) GitLab
19 10 (0.41%) gulp
19 10 (0.41%) JUnit
General
1 596 (24.51%) Legal
2 535 (22.00%) Finance
3 384 (15.79%) Banking
4 302 (12.42%) Investment Banking
5 151 (6.21%) Military
6 71 (2.92%) Retail
7 55 (2.26%) Marketing
8 53 (2.18%) Financial Institution
9 51 (2.10%) Games
10 47 (1.93%) Telecoms
11 26 (1.07%) Back Office
12 19 (0.78%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.66%) Billing
14 14 (0.58%) Automotive
15 13 (0.53%) Electronics
16 12 (0.49%) Publishing
17 9 (0.37%) French Language
17 9 (0.37%) German Language
18 7 (0.29%) Advertising
18 7 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 538 (22.12%) Analyst
2 434 (17.85%) Developer
3 124 (5.10%) Service Analyst
4 121 (4.98%) IT Analyst
5 117 (4.81%) Service Desk Analyst
6 111 (4.56%) Senior Developer
7 106 (4.36%) Architect
8 102 (4.19%) Business Analyst
9 98 (4.03%) Project Manager
10 90 (3.70%) Consultant
10 90 (3.70%) Java Developer
11 82 (3.37%) Data Engineer
12 78 (3.21%) Support Analyst
13 76 (3.13%) .NET Developer
13 76 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
13 76 (3.13%) Trainer
14 71 (2.92%) Graduate
15 67 (2.75%) Security Analyst
16 60 (2.47%) Big Data Engineer
17 57 (2.34%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (7.81%) .NET
2 121 (4.98%) Web Services
3 118 (4.85%) HTML
4 106 (4.36%) CSS
5 105 (4.32%) Kafka
6 96 (3.95%) React
7 91 (3.74%) AngularJS
8 82 (3.37%) Node.js
9 72 (2.96%) Spring
10 70 (2.88%) XML
11 65 (2.67%) SOAP
12 62 (2.55%) REST
13 59 (2.43%) .NET Core
14 58 (2.38%) RESTful
15 45 (1.85%) ASP.NET
16 41 (1.69%) Redux
17 38 (1.56%) HTML5
18 36 (1.48%) Apache NiFi
18 36 (1.48%) Vue.js
19 35 (1.44%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 237 (9.75%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 104 (4.28%) Greenfield Project
4 103 (4.24%) User Experience
5 80 (3.29%) Mobile App
6 50 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
7 49 (2.01%) Fintech
8 46 (1.89%) Algorithms
8 46 (1.89%) Data Centre
9 38 (1.56%) Blackberry
10 34 (1.40%) e-Learning
11 33 (1.36%) Smartphone
12 32 (1.32%) Data Structures
13 29 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
13 29 (1.19%) iPhone
14 26 (1.07%) Hedge funds
15 24 (0.99%) Social Media
16 21 (0.86%) Mainframe
17 19 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
18 18 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 488 (20.07%) Windows
2 194 (7.98%) Linux
3 172 (7.07%) Windows Server
4 148 (6.09%) Windows 10
5 116 (4.77%) Windows 7
6 78 (3.21%) Unix
7 57 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 41 (1.69%) Apple iOS
10 34 (1.40%) Android
11 19 (0.78%) Debian
12 17 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (0.62%) CentOS
14 10 (0.41%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.29%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.21%) AIX
16 5 (0.21%) Solaris
17 3 (0.12%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.082%) Windows XP
19 1 (0.041%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
2 362 (14.88%) DevOps
3 324 (13.32%) Risk Management
4 302 (12.42%) ITIL
5 287 (11.80%) Wealth Management
6 245 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
7 236 (9.70%) Machine Learning
8 229 (9.42%) Software Engineering
9 224 (9.21%) Project Management
10 194 (7.98%) Scrum
11 179 (7.36%) Information Security
12 160 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
13 154 (6.33%) Microservices
14 150 (6.17%) TDD
15 145 (5.96%) Artificial Intelligence
15 145 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
16 144 (5.92%) Business Analysis
17 140 (5.76%) Test Automation
18 136 (5.59%) Data Protection
19 124 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 376 (15.46%) SQL
2 354 (14.56%) Java
3 316 (12.99%) Python
4 255 (10.49%) C#
5 231 (9.50%) JavaScript
6 85 (3.50%) Scala
7 81 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 65 (2.67%) Perl
9 55 (2.26%) C++
10 53 (2.18%) PHP
11 47 (1.93%) C
12 45 (1.85%) Ruby
13 42 (1.73%) T-SQL
14 34 (1.40%) Bash Shell
15 30 (1.23%) TypeScript
16 28 (1.15%) Groovy
16 28 (1.15%) VBA
17 26 (1.07%) VB
18 25 (1.03%) Java 8
19 24 (0.99%) Go
Qualifications
1 315 (12.95%) Degree
2 105 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 75 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 63 (2.59%) SC Cleared
5 55 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
6 52 (2.14%) CCNP
7 43 (1.77%) ISEB
7 43 (1.77%) MOS
8 40 (1.64%) DV Cleared
9 38 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (1.36%) CCIE
11 32 (1.32%) GIAC
11 32 (1.32%) MCSE
12 29 (1.19%) GSEC
13 28 (1.15%) CEH
13 28 (1.15%) CISSP
13 28 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 25 (1.03%) CISM
15 24 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
16 22 (0.90%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (8.14%) QA
2 129 (5.30%) GDPR
3 113 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 80 (3.29%) SLA
5 55 (2.26%) PMO
6 33 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 18 (0.74%) PCI DSS
8 15 (0.62%) COBIT
9 12 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 11 (0.45%) ISO 9001
11 10 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (0.37%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.16%) Basel II
13 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.16%) P3O
14 2 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.082%) ISO 20022
14 2 (0.082%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.041%) MiFID
15 1 (0.041%) PSD2
System Software
1 271 (11.14%) Active Directory
2 153 (6.29%) Docker
3 47 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (1.73%) Hyper-V
5 29 (1.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 24 (0.99%) vSphere
7 11 (0.45%) XenApp
8 9 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.25%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.21%) Lustre
11 5 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.21%) Snort
11 5 (0.21%) Squid
12 3 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.12%) Firmware
12 3 (0.12%) HDFS
12 3 (0.12%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 144 (5.92%) Kubernetes
2 86 (3.54%) Ansible
3 72 (2.96%) SCCM
4 53 (2.18%) Terraform
5 40 (1.64%) Puppet
6 39 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (0.95%) Oozie
8 16 (0.66%) Nagios
9 14 (0.58%) Mesos
10 12 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (0.41%) SCOM
12 8 (0.33%) Ambari
12 8 (0.33%) BladeLogic
13 7 (0.29%) EnCase
14 6 (0.25%) Nessus
14 6 (0.25%) Salt
15 5 (0.21%) HP ALM
16 4 (0.16%) FTK
16 4 (0.16%) RSA Archer
16 4 (0.16%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 368 (15.13%) Microsoft
2 168 (6.91%) iManage
3 129 (5.30%) Citrix
4 104 (4.28%) Sony
5 96 (3.95%) Google
5 96 (3.95%) VMware
6 89 (3.66%) Cisco
7 62 (2.55%) Oracle
8 50 (2.06%) CheckPoint
9 49 (2.01%) Cloudera
10 48 (1.97%) Intapp
11 39 (1.60%) Aderant
12 34 (1.40%) SAP
13 29 (1.19%) Adobe
13 29 (1.19%) Tableau
14 28 (1.15%) IBM
15 23 (0.95%) NetApp
16 18 (0.74%) Sitecore
17 17 (0.70%) Red Hat
18 13 (0.53%) HP