Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Law
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 136 158 231
Rank change year-on-year +22 +73 -2
Permanent jobs citing Law 3,352 1,072 2,050
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.64% 2.16% 1.51%
As % of the General category 4.49% 4.26% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,855 865 1,494
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £50,000 £54,250
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% -7.83% +2.36%
75th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +1.19%

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 74,734 25,145 75,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.84% 50.77% 55.16%
Number of salaries quoted 45,699 20,272 57,481
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,750 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,029 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.49% +4.82% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
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 27 October 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 27 October 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 +27 3,103 £55,000 +10.00% 391
UK excluding London +57 2,066 £47,500 - 261
London -41 1,109 £62,500 +2.46% 162
Work from Home +29 662 £60,000 +9.09% 68
South East +166 644 £52,500 +5.00% 35
North of England +14 562 £47,500 - 91
Midlands -6 424 £47,500 +5.56% 59
North West +2 388 £47,500 -5.00% 61
East Midlands +13 228 £45,000 +12.50% 25
East of England +7 223 £47,500 -7.32% 24
West Midlands -11 194 £49,000 -2.00% 33
Yorkshire -11 156 £45,000 +12.50% 25
South West -27 119 £50,000 +5.26% 20
Scotland -44 65 £47,500 -13.64% 20
Wales -14 44 £32,500 - 8
North East -14 18 £52,500 -4.55% 5
Northern Ireland -33 10 £45,000 -25.00% 4

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 1,207 (36.01%) Agile Software Development
2 1,004 (29.95%) Finance
3 897 (26.76%) Social Skills
4 800 (23.87%) Degree
5 756 (22.55%) Microsoft
6 701 (20.91%) Legal
7 688 (20.53%) AWS
8 654 (19.51%) Azure
9 604 (18.02%) DevOps
10 595 (17.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 569 (16.97%) Java
11 569 (16.97%) Software Engineering
12 557 (16.62%) SQL
13 528 (15.75%) Computer Science
14 519 (15.48%) Python
15 479 (14.29%) Banking
16 446 (13.31%) Linux
17 443 (13.22%) Full Stack Development
18 438 (13.07%) AngularJS
19 405 (12.08%) Git (software)
20 399 (11.90%) JavaScript
20 399 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
21 391 (11.66%) Microservices
22 390 (11.63%) Ansible
23 386 (11.52%) Scrum
24 383 (11.43%) React
24 383 (11.43%) Analytics
25 378 (11.28%) CSS
26 373 (11.13%) Spring
27 370 (11.04%) Digital Banking

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
1 272 (8.11%) Apache Spark
2 214 (6.38%) GemFire
3 205 (6.12%) Apache
4 100 (2.98%) SharePoint
5 85 (2.54%) Cloud Foundry
5 85 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
6 39 (1.16%) MS Exchange
7 33 (0.98%) Appian
8 31 (0.92%) CMS
9 19 (0.57%) Tomcat
10 17 (0.51%) Confluence
11 15 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 15 (0.45%) IIS
12 14 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (0.33%) JBoss
14 10 (0.30%) Ethereum
14 10 (0.30%) Hyperledger
14 10 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
14 10 (0.30%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 218 (6.50%) Microsoft Office
2 148 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 42 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.24%) Figma
8 7 (0.21%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.089%) Camtasia
9 3 (0.089%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.060%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.060%) Simulink
10 2 (0.060%) Sketch
11 1 (0.030%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.030%) InDesign
11 1 (0.030%) InVision
11 1 (0.030%) SketchUp
11 1 (0.030%) Snagit
11 1 (0.030%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 116 (3.46%) Dynamics AX
2 38 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 30 (0.89%) Elite 3E
4 28 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
5 21 (0.63%) SAP HR
6 15 (0.45%) Distributed Ledger
6 15 (0.45%) Magento
7 13 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
7 13 (0.39%) Visualfiles
8 12 (0.36%) SAP ERP
9 10 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
9 10 (0.30%) R3 Corda
10 8 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
10 8 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
10 8 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
10 8 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
10 8 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
10 8 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 8 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
11 6 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 688 (20.53%) AWS
2 654 (19.51%) Azure
3 287 (8.56%) GitHub
4 283 (8.44%) Microsoft 365
5 224 (6.68%) GCP
6 206 (6.15%) Power Platform
7 195 (5.82%) Dynamics 365
8 185 (5.52%) Amazon Kinesis
9 171 (5.10%) SaaS
10 87 (2.60%) PaaS
11 86 (2.57%) Amazon EC2
12 82 (2.45%) Amazon S3
13 58 (1.73%) Power Automate
14 53 (1.58%) Serverless
15 49 (1.46%) IaaS
16 44 (1.31%) PowerApps
17 43 (1.28%) OpenShift
18 41 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
19 38 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
20 36 (1.07%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 96 (2.86%) Firewall
2 85 (2.54%) VPN
3 71 (2.12%) DNS
4 69 (2.06%) DHCP
5 55 (1.64%) WAN
6 51 (1.52%) TCP/IP
7 49 (1.46%) HTTP
8 46 (1.37%) LAN
9 34 (1.01%) Internet
9 34 (1.01%) Network Security
10 30 (0.89%) Calico
10 30 (0.89%) Intranet
11 25 (0.75%) Skype
12 24 (0.72%) Wireless
13 21 (0.63%) Extranet
13 21 (0.63%) SAN
13 21 (0.63%) SD-WAN
14 20 (0.60%) VoIP
14 20 (0.60%) WebEx
15 17 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (8.86%) Relational Database
2 293 (8.74%) PostgreSQL
3 236 (7.04%) Big Data
4 233 (6.95%) HBase
5 231 (6.89%) NoSQL
6 224 (6.68%) MariaDB
7 208 (6.21%) Redis
8 191 (5.70%) SQL Server
9 128 (3.82%) Power BI
10 115 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
11 100 (2.98%) MySQL
12 94 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 85 (2.54%) Hadoop
14 71 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 64 (1.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 58 (1.73%) MongoDB
17 54 (1.61%) Tableau
18 39 (1.16%) Data Lake
19 34 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
20 32 (0.95%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 405 (12.08%) Git (software)
2 348 (10.38%) Jenkins
3 261 (7.79%) Cucumber
4 244 (7.28%) Cypress.io
5 235 (7.01%) Protractor
6 220 (6.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 213 (6.35%) Gradle
8 205 (6.12%) Storybook
9 192 (5.73%) JUnit
10 183 (5.46%) Eclipse
11 182 (5.43%) IntelliJ
12 175 (5.22%) Mockito
13 137 (4.09%) Artifactory
14 95 (2.83%) JIRA
15 90 (2.68%) Selenium
16 87 (2.60%) SonarQube
17 63 (1.88%) Visual Studio
18 47 (1.40%) Bitbucket
18 47 (1.40%) GitLab
19 46 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,004 (29.95%) Finance
2 897 (26.76%) Social Skills
3 701 (20.91%) Legal
4 595 (17.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 479 (14.29%) Banking
6 354 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
7 199 (5.94%) Marketing
8 192 (5.73%) Presentation Skills
9 133 (3.97%) Retail
10 103 (3.07%) Organisational Skills
11 96 (2.86%) Influencing Skills
12 85 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
13 83 (2.48%) Public Sector
14 78 (2.33%) Manufacturing
15 76 (2.27%) Telecoms
16 72 (2.15%) Games
17 41 (1.22%) General Ledger
18 40 (1.19%) Advertising
19 37 (1.10%) Spanish Language
20 27 (0.81%) Military
Job Titles
1 505 (15.07%) Developer
2 466 (13.90%) Analyst
3 325 (9.70%) Software Engineer
4 249 (7.43%) Consultant
5 234 (6.98%) Architect
6 160 (4.77%) Principal Engineer
7 135 (4.03%) Principal Software Engineer
8 110 (3.28%) Support Analyst
9 103 (3.07%) Project Manager
10 101 (3.01%) IT Analyst
11 97 (2.89%) Software Developer
12 96 (2.86%) Business Analyst
13 87 (2.60%) Full Stack Developer
14 82 (2.45%) IT Manager
15 77 (2.30%) Senior Software Engineer
16 73 (2.18%) IT Support
17 71 (2.12%) Lead Software Engineer
18 70 (2.09%) Solutions Architect
19 69 (2.06%) Service Analyst
20 68 (2.03%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 438 (13.07%) AngularJS
2 383 (11.43%) React
3 378 (11.28%) CSS
4 373 (11.13%) Spring
5 358 (10.68%) Node.js
6 312 (9.31%) Kafka
7 291 (8.68%) .NET
8 255 (7.61%) JSON
9 246 (7.34%) RESTful
10 232 (6.92%) Redux
11 230 (6.86%) Express
12 229 (6.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 221 (6.59%) RabbitMQ
14 219 (6.53%) Web Services
15 212 (6.32%) REST
16 205 (6.12%) Tailwind CSS
16 205 (6.12%) WireMock
17 202 (6.03%) Play Framework
18 193 (5.76%) HTML
19 181 (5.40%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 299 (8.92%) User Experience
2 226 (6.74%) Self-Motivation
3 224 (6.68%) Management Information System
4 213 (6.35%) Linux Command Line
5 139 (4.15%) Life Science
6 81 (2.42%) Algorithms
7 68 (2.03%) Mobile App
8 67 (2.00%) Data Structures
9 49 (1.46%) Virtual Team
10 46 (1.37%) Social Media
11 45 (1.34%) Robotics
12 40 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
13 39 (1.16%) Public Cloud
14 37 (1.10%) Data Centre
15 32 (0.95%) Driving Licence
15 32 (0.95%) Legacy Systems
16 27 (0.81%) Blackberry
17 25 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
18 24 (0.72%) Cloud Native
19 23 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 446 (13.31%) Linux
2 336 (10.02%) Windows
3 278 (8.29%) Unix
4 174 (5.19%) Windows 10
5 102 (3.04%) Windows Server
6 37 (1.10%) Windows Server 2016
7 35 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (0.75%) Windows Server 2019
9 23 (0.69%) Windows 7
9 23 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (0.63%) Apple iOS
11 19 (0.57%) Android
12 18 (0.54%) Mac OS
13 17 (0.51%) Windows 8
14 13 (0.39%) Fedora
15 9 (0.27%) CentOS
15 9 (0.27%) Mesosphere
16 7 (0.21%) SUSE
17 6 (0.18%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,207 (36.01%) Agile Software Development
2 604 (18.02%) DevOps
3 569 (16.97%) Software Engineering
4 528 (15.75%) Computer Science
5 443 (13.22%) Full Stack Development
6 399 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
7 391 (11.66%) Microservices
8 386 (11.52%) Scrum
9 383 (11.43%) Analytics
10 370 (11.04%) Digital Banking
11 281 (8.38%) Project Management
12 277 (8.26%) Business Continuity
13 242 (7.22%) TDD
14 235 (7.01%) Mentoring
15 225 (6.71%) Validation
16 217 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
17 216 (6.44%) Decision-Making
18 215 (6.41%) Cross-Browser Testing
19 214 (6.38%) ITIL
20 207 (6.18%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 569 (16.97%) Java
2 557 (16.62%) SQL
3 519 (15.48%) Python
4 399 (11.90%) JavaScript
5 291 (8.68%) C#
6 245 (7.31%) Shell Script
7 212 (6.32%) Groovy
8 110 (3.28%) TypeScript
9 98 (2.92%) PowerShell
10 95 (2.83%) C
11 82 (2.45%) Bash Shell
12 67 (2.00%) C++
13 59 (1.76%) Go
14 56 (1.67%) T-SQL
15 52 (1.55%) PHP
16 42 (1.25%) Java 8
17 30 (0.89%) R
17 30 (0.89%) Ruby
18 27 (0.81%) Perl
19 26 (0.78%) X++
Qualifications
1 800 (23.87%) Degree
2 213 (6.35%) Oracle Certification
3 210 (6.26%) OCP
4 133 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 101 (3.01%) Security Cleared
6 76 (2.27%) Master's Degree
7 52 (1.55%) SC Cleared
8 41 (1.22%) CISSP
9 35 (1.04%) PhD
10 34 (1.01%) CISM
11 33 (0.98%) ISEB
11 33 (0.98%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 32 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
13 31 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
14 30 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
15 26 (0.78%) CCNA
16 25 (0.75%) CIPD
17 20 (0.60%) PMP
18 19 (0.57%) PMI Certification
19 18 (0.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (5.76%) QA
2 117 (3.49%) SLA
3 89 (2.66%) GDPR
4 82 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 74 (2.21%) Data Quality
6 68 (2.03%) PMO
7 27 (0.81%) NIST
8 22 (0.66%) Accessibility
9 21 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
10 17 (0.51%) PCI DSS
11 9 (0.27%) COBIT
11 9 (0.27%) GRC
12 8 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 5 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 5 (0.15%) COSHH
13 5 (0.15%) Good Clinical Practice
13 5 (0.15%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.15%) ISO 22301
13 5 (0.15%) NEBOSH
13 5 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 229 (6.83%) Active Directory
2 219 (6.53%) Docker
3 185 (5.52%) HDFS
4 173 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 44 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (0.54%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.36%) BitLocker
7 12 (0.36%) XenApp
8 8 (0.24%) Firmware
8 8 (0.24%) vSphere
9 7 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.21%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.089%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.089%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.089%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.089%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.060%) KVM
12 2 (0.060%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 390 (11.63%) Ansible
2 198 (5.91%) Kubernetes
3 186 (5.55%) Terraform
4 152 (4.53%) Opscode Chef
5 73 (2.18%) SCCM
6 70 (2.09%) Puppet
7 40 (1.19%) Kibana
8 39 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
9 34 (1.01%) Grafana
10 14 (0.42%) Prometheus
10 14 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
11 13 (0.39%) Oracle EDQ
12 11 (0.33%) WebSphere Cast Iron
13 9 (0.27%) Automic
13 9 (0.27%) logstash
14 5 (0.15%) CASB
15 4 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
15 4 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
16 3 (0.089%) Computer Incident Response Team
16 3 (0.089%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 756 (22.55%) Microsoft
2 270 (8.05%) VMware
3 212 (6.32%) Oracle
4 206 (6.15%) Okta
5 122 (3.64%) iManage
6 111 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
7 101 (3.01%) SAP
8 91 (2.71%) Citrix
9 75 (2.24%) Intapp
10 74 (2.21%) Cisco
11 65 (1.94%) Google
12 61 (1.82%) ServiceNow
13 59 (1.76%) LexisNexis
14 54 (1.61%) Aderant
15 50 (1.49%) MuleSoft
16 42 (1.25%) HP
17 39 (1.16%) Instagram
18 35 (1.04%) Adobe
19 33 (0.98%) Automation Anywhere
19 33 (0.98%) Xceptor