Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Law
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 129 131 230
Rank change year-on-year +2 +99 -9
Permanent jobs citing Law 2,997 1,706 2,198
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.65% 2.47% 1.53%
As % of the General category 4.68% 4.61% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,618 1,382 1,626
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £39,813 £37,625 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - -13.04% +15.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +6.25%

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 64,063 36,967 81,108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.74% 53.57% 56.32%
Number of salaries quoted 40,480 28,863 61,769
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +4 2,778 £50,000 - 384
UK excluding London +49 1,945 £47,500 - 268
London -79 892 £62,500 +4.17% 134
South East +155 549 £50,000 - 47
North of England +6 526 £45,000 -5.26% 97
Work from Home -38 499 £56,250 +12.50% 55
Midlands -11 419 £45,000 - 53
North West -11 317 £45,000 -5.26% 57
East Midlands +7 237 £45,000 +9.09% 19
Yorkshire +14 196 £45,000 -1.10% 37
East of England +35 185 £40,000 -23.81% 20
West Midlands -21 182 £47,500 -5.00% 34
South West +4 179 £47,500 -5.00% 32
Scotland -36 68 £47,500 +5.56% 11
Wales +6 39 £28,000 -24.28% 6
North East -12 13 £52,500 -4.55% 3
Northern Ireland -44 1 £50,000 -9.09% 2

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 987 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
2 847 (28.26%) Finance
3 703 (23.46%) Legal
4 683 (22.79%) Social Skills
5 672 (22.42%) Degree
6 603 (20.12%) AWS
7 548 (18.28%) Java
8 540 (18.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 535 (17.85%) Software Engineering
10 507 (16.92%) DevOps
11 503 (16.78%) Microsoft
12 495 (16.52%) SQL
13 494 (16.48%) Azure
14 478 (15.95%) Python
15 435 (14.51%) Computer Science
16 427 (14.25%) Linux
17 385 (12.85%) AngularJS
18 378 (12.61%) Banking
19 368 (12.28%) Spring
20 365 (12.18%) Full Stack Development
21 361 (12.05%) Ansible
22 356 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
23 352 (11.75%) Microservices
24 350 (11.68%) React
25 347 (11.58%) Node.js
26 346 (11.54%) Git (software)
27 342 (11.41%) JavaScript
28 336 (11.21%) CSS
29 327 (10.91%) Digital Banking
30 302 (10.08%) 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
1 250 (8.34%) Apache Spark
2 202 (6.74%) GemFire
3 179 (5.97%) Apache
4 81 (2.70%) SharePoint
5 74 (2.47%) Cloud Foundry
6 70 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
7 47 (1.57%) MS Exchange
8 20 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 18 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
9 18 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
10 16 (0.53%) CMS
11 15 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 12 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
13 11 (0.37%) Confluence
13 11 (0.37%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.33%) IIS
14 10 (0.33%) JBoss
15 6 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
15 6 (0.20%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 172 (5.74%) Microsoft Office
2 128 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.10%) Simulink
8 2 (0.067%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.067%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.067%) Figma
8 2 (0.067%) InDesign
8 2 (0.067%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.067%) SPSS
9 1 (0.033%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.033%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.033%) Sketch
9 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 70 (2.34%) Dynamics AX
2 36 (1.20%) Elite 3E
3 33 (1.10%) Oracle ERP
4 21 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
5 19 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 19 (0.63%) SAP HR
5 19 (0.63%) Visualfiles
6 18 (0.60%) Magento
7 17 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
8 16 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
8 16 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
8 16 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
9 15 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
9 15 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
10 10 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 8 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
12 6 (0.20%) Eloqua
12 6 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
13 5 (0.17%) Relativity
13 5 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 603 (20.12%) AWS
2 494 (16.48%) Azure
3 272 (9.08%) GitHub
4 220 (7.34%) Microsoft 365
5 175 (5.84%) GCP
6 159 (5.31%) Amazon Kinesis
7 133 (4.44%) SaaS
8 125 (4.17%) Power Platform
9 91 (3.04%) PaaS
10 89 (2.97%) Dynamics 365
11 80 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
12 76 (2.54%) Amazon S3
13 63 (2.10%) Serverless
14 59 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
15 43 (1.43%) OpenShift
16 41 (1.37%) IaaS
17 40 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
18 36 (1.20%) Twilio
19 30 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
20 29 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 80 (2.67%) Firewall
2 67 (2.24%) DNS
3 62 (2.07%) DHCP
4 52 (1.74%) TCP/IP
5 51 (1.70%) VPN
6 39 (1.30%) HTTP
7 37 (1.23%) WAN
8 29 (0.97%) Calico
8 29 (0.97%) LAN
9 28 (0.93%) Internet
9 28 (0.93%) Network Security
10 25 (0.83%) Intranet
11 23 (0.77%) BGP
11 23 (0.77%) SAN
12 20 (0.67%) Wireless
13 18 (0.60%) SD-WAN
13 18 (0.60%) VoIP
14 16 (0.53%) IPsec
14 16 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (0.50%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
2 249 (8.31%) Relational Database
3 215 (7.17%) Big Data
4 206 (6.87%) HBase
5 205 (6.84%) NoSQL
6 202 (6.74%) MariaDB
7 188 (6.27%) Redis
8 175 (5.84%) SQL Server
9 105 (3.50%) Power BI
10 99 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 89 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 83 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
12 83 (2.77%) Hadoop
13 74 (2.47%) MySQL
14 56 (1.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 50 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 47 (1.57%) MongoDB
17 38 (1.27%) Tableau
18 37 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
19 30 (1.00%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 346 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 297 (9.91%) Jenkins
3 241 (8.04%) Cucumber
4 221 (7.37%) Protractor
5 220 (7.34%) Cypress.io
6 204 (6.81%) Sonatype Nexus
7 195 (6.51%) Gradle
8 192 (6.41%) Storybook
9 176 (5.87%) JUnit
10 169 (5.64%) Eclipse
11 166 (5.54%) IntelliJ
12 161 (5.37%) Mockito
13 119 (3.97%) Artifactory
14 77 (2.57%) Selenium
15 73 (2.44%) SonarQube
16 59 (1.97%) JIRA
17 42 (1.40%) Visual Studio
18 41 (1.37%) Bitbucket
19 38 (1.27%) Maven
20 36 (1.20%) GitLab
General
1 847 (28.26%) Finance
2 703 (23.46%) Legal
3 683 (22.79%) Social Skills
4 540 (18.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 378 (12.61%) Banking
6 247 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
7 142 (4.74%) Presentation Skills
8 140 (4.67%) Marketing
9 99 (3.30%) Games
10 94 (3.14%) Organisational Skills
11 90 (3.00%) Retail
12 67 (2.24%) Telecoms
13 64 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 64 (2.14%) Public Sector
14 62 (2.07%) Influencing Skills
15 54 (1.80%) Manufacturing
16 31 (1.03%) Military
17 30 (1.00%) General Ledger
18 25 (0.83%) Advertising
18 25 (0.83%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 471 (15.72%) Developer
2 431 (14.38%) Analyst
3 298 (9.94%) Software Engineer
4 158 (5.27%) Consultant
5 156 (5.21%) Architect
6 140 (4.67%) Principal Engineer
7 116 (3.87%) Principal Software Engineer
8 98 (3.27%) Software Developer
9 93 (3.10%) IT Analyst
10 90 (3.00%) Business Analyst
11 84 (2.80%) Project Manager
12 82 (2.74%) Senior Software Engineer
12 82 (2.74%) Support Analyst
13 78 (2.60%) IT Manager
14 72 (2.40%) Service Analyst
15 68 (2.27%) Full Stack Developer
16 67 (2.24%) Trainer
17 64 (2.14%) Lead Developer
17 64 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
18 63 (2.10%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 385 (12.85%) AngularJS
2 368 (12.28%) Spring
3 350 (11.68%) React
4 347 (11.58%) Node.js
5 336 (11.21%) CSS
6 291 (9.71%) Kafka
7 234 (7.81%) RESTful
8 215 (7.17%) Express
9 212 (7.07%) .NET
10 204 (6.81%) Redux
11 203 (6.77%) JSON
12 202 (6.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 195 (6.51%) RabbitMQ
14 192 (6.41%) Tailwind CSS
15 190 (6.34%) WireMock
16 171 (5.71%) REST
17 166 (5.54%) Spark Streaming
18 164 (5.47%) Play Framework
19 163 (5.44%) HTML
20 155 (5.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 261 (8.71%) User Experience
2 215 (7.17%) Self-Motivation
3 180 (6.01%) Linux Command Line
3 180 (6.01%) Management Information System
4 147 (4.90%) Life Science
5 96 (3.20%) Driving Licence
6 72 (2.40%) Algorithms
7 69 (2.30%) Data Structures
8 64 (2.14%) Mobile App
9 47 (1.57%) Data Centre
10 41 (1.37%) Virtual Team
11 36 (1.20%) Social Media
12 31 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
13 29 (0.97%) Cloud Native
13 29 (0.97%) Public Cloud
14 23 (0.77%) Clustering
15 19 (0.63%) Equities
16 16 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
17 15 (0.50%) Fixed Income
17 15 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 427 (14.25%) Linux
2 297 (9.91%) Windows
3 258 (8.61%) Unix
4 122 (4.07%) Windows 10
5 96 (3.20%) Windows Server
6 32 (1.07%) Android
6 32 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (0.87%) Apple iOS
7 26 (0.87%) Windows Server 2016
8 22 (0.73%) Windows Server 2019
9 20 (0.67%) Mac OS
10 18 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (0.57%) Windows 7
12 13 (0.43%) CentOS
12 13 (0.43%) Fedora
13 9 (0.30%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.23%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.20%) Mesosphere
16 5 (0.17%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 987 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
2 535 (17.85%) Software Engineering
3 507 (16.92%) DevOps
4 435 (14.51%) Computer Science
5 365 (12.18%) Full Stack Development
6 356 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
7 352 (11.75%) Microservices
8 327 (10.91%) Digital Banking
9 302 (10.08%) Scrum
10 250 (8.34%) Project Management
11 243 (8.11%) Analytics
12 242 (8.07%) Software Testing
13 225 (7.51%) Business Continuity
14 218 (7.27%) ITIL
15 207 (6.91%) Validation
16 199 (6.64%) Cross-Browser Testing
17 195 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
18 182 (6.07%) TDD
19 180 (6.01%) Test Automation
20 173 (5.77%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 548 (18.28%) Java
2 495 (16.52%) SQL
3 478 (15.95%) Python
4 342 (11.41%) JavaScript
5 219 (7.31%) C#
6 208 (6.94%) Shell Script
7 194 (6.47%) Groovy
8 114 (3.80%) TypeScript
9 107 (3.57%) Bash Shell
10 102 (3.40%) C
11 81 (2.70%) PowerShell
12 71 (2.37%) C++
13 61 (2.04%) Go
13 61 (2.04%) T-SQL
14 42 (1.40%) Java 8
15 37 (1.23%) PHP
16 29 (0.97%) Perl
16 29 (0.97%) Ruby
17 18 (0.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 17 (0.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 672 (22.42%) Degree
2 193 (6.44%) Oracle Certification
3 191 (6.37%) OCP
4 158 (5.27%) Security Cleared
5 117 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 89 (2.97%) SC Cleared
7 74 (2.47%) DBS Check
8 73 (2.44%) Master's Degree
9 40 (1.33%) PhD
10 35 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
11 33 (1.10%) DV Cleared
12 32 (1.07%) CISSP
13 28 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
14 26 (0.87%) CCNA
15 24 (0.80%) CISM
15 24 (0.80%) PMP
15 24 (0.80%) TOGAF Certification
16 22 (0.73%) CIPD
16 22 (0.73%) PMI Certification
17 20 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (6.21%) QA
2 96 (3.20%) SLA
3 83 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 63 (2.10%) PMO
5 58 (1.94%) GDPR
6 31 (1.03%) Data Quality
7 26 (0.87%) NIST
8 19 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
9 15 (0.50%) PCI DSS
10 10 (0.33%) GRC
10 10 (0.33%) PMBOK
11 7 (0.23%) Accessibility
11 7 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 6 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 6 (0.20%) Good Clinical Practice
12 6 (0.20%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.17%) NCSC
14 4 (0.13%) COBIT
15 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.10%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 213 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 174 (5.81%) Docker
3 167 (5.57%) HDFS
4 161 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 47 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (0.70%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.40%) Firmware
8 9 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.27%) XenApp
10 6 (0.20%) BitLocker
10 6 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.20%) vSphere
11 5 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.17%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.10%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.067%) KVM
13 2 (0.067%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.033%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 361 (12.05%) Ansible
2 163 (5.44%) Kubernetes
3 161 (5.37%) Terraform
4 136 (4.54%) Opscode Chef
5 70 (2.34%) Puppet
6 49 (1.63%) SCCM
7 36 (1.20%) Kibana
8 33 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
9 31 (1.03%) Grafana
10 13 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.27%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.23%) EnCase
12 7 (0.23%) FTK
12 7 (0.23%) PowerCLI
13 6 (0.20%) Automic
13 6 (0.20%) logstash
13 6 (0.20%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.17%) WSUS
15 4 (0.13%) Data Guard
15 4 (0.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 503 (16.78%) Microsoft
2 269 (8.98%) VMware
3 211 (7.04%) Oracle
4 192 (6.41%) Okta
5 99 (3.30%) iManage
6 77 (2.57%) Intapp
7 74 (2.47%) Citrix
7 74 (2.47%) Lumesse
8 73 (2.44%) Cisco
9 65 (2.17%) SAP
10 64 (2.14%) Google
11 49 (1.63%) Instagram
12 37 (1.23%) Aderant
13 32 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
14 31 (1.03%) Adobe
15 24 (0.80%) Red Hat
16 23 (0.77%) LexisNexis
16 23 (0.77%) ServiceNow
16 23 (0.77%) Xceptor
17 19 (0.63%) MuleSoft