Period
to 25 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legacy Applications in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Legacy Applications over the 6 months to 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legacy Application
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 772 572 865
Rank change year-on-year -200 +293 +69
Permanent jobs citing Legacy Applications 259 117 234
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 0.67% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 153 96 197
10th Percentile £32,500 £42,125 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £52,500 £33,544
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £70,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -21.43% +33.33% -8.70%
75th Percentile £72,500 £86,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,100 £96,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -20.83% +33.33% -

Legacy Applications is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 49,057 17,517 49,588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.18% 35.85% 35.23%
Number of salaries quoted 29,525 14,277 37,835
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £53,371
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +7.74% +1.66%
75th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

Legacy Applications
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Legacy Applications in the UK

Legacy Applications
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Legacy Applications.

Salary trend for Legacy Applications in the UK

Legacy Applications
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Legacy Applications over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Legacy Applications in the UK

Legacy Applications
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Legacy Applications within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 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 -177 238 £51,250 -26.79% 72
UK excluding London -152 131 £47,500 -20.83% 48
London -183 110 £65,000 -7.14% 25
Work from Home -236 64 £55,000 -18.52% 13
North of England -87 38 £46,250 -7.50% 8
Midlands -88 35 £35,000 -17.65% 10
East Midlands -51 32 £35,000 +2.94% 3
South East -141 31 £55,000 -8.33% 13
Yorkshire -78 20 £47,500 - 2
North West -91 18 £44,500 -19.09% 6
South West -91 14 £66,250 -26.39% 4
East of England -93 7 £62,500 +127.27% 12
Scotland - 6 £47,500 - 1
West Midlands -96 3 £60,000 +41.18% 7

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, IT jobs citing Legacy Applications 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 Legacy Applications.

1 207 (79.92%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (37.07%) DevOps
3 92 (35.52%) Azure
3 92 (35.52%) C#
4 84 (32.43%) .NET
5 83 (32.05%) TDD
6 81 (31.27%) JavaScript
7 69 (26.64%) Social Skills
8 65 (25.10%) AngularJS
9 64 (24.71%) React
10 59 (22.78%) Docker
10 59 (22.78%) AWS
10 59 (22.78%) SQL
11 56 (21.62%) Java
12 55 (21.24%) Finance
13 53 (20.46%) CSS
13 53 (20.46%) REST
13 53 (20.46%) Microservices
14 50 (19.31%) Kubernetes
14 50 (19.31%) HTML
14 50 (19.31%) Problem-Solving
15 48 (18.53%) .NET Core
16 47 (18.15%) Node.js
17 46 (17.76%) Greenfield Project
18 44 (16.99%) SDLC
18 44 (16.99%) .NET Framework
19 43 (16.60%) PowerShell
19 43 (16.60%) Microsoft
20 41 (15.83%) Marketing
21 39 (15.06%) Unit Testing

Legacy Applications
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 26 (10.04%) CMS
2 25 (9.65%) WebSphere
3 15 (5.79%) Apache Solr
4 5 (1.93%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (1.93%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.93%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.93%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.54%) WordPress
6 3 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.16%) SAS
7 2 (0.77%) IIS
8 1 (0.39%) Apache
8 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.39%) Confluence
8 1 (0.39%) Documentum
Applications
1 20 (7.72%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.39%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (2.32%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.39%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 92 (35.52%) Azure
2 59 (22.78%) AWS
3 33 (12.74%) Serverless
4 25 (9.65%) PaaS
5 23 (8.88%) SaaS
6 22 (8.49%) AWS Lambda
7 15 (5.79%) Amazon SQS
7 15 (5.79%) GCP
8 14 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (4.63%) Azure Service Bus
9 12 (4.63%) IaaS
10 8 (3.09%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (3.09%) Azure Storage
10 8 (3.09%) Microsoft 365
11 7 (2.70%) Amazon S3
12 6 (2.32%) Azure Functions
12 6 (2.32%) Firebase
13 5 (1.93%) Amazon Cognito
13 5 (1.93%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.81%) HTTP
2 20 (7.72%) FTP
2 20 (7.72%) HTTPS
3 9 (3.47%) Firewall
4 2 (0.77%) VPN
5 1 (0.39%) Internet
5 1 (0.39%) PBX
5 1 (0.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.29%) MySQL
2 27 (10.42%) SQL Server
3 18 (6.95%) Amazon RDS
4 16 (6.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 14 (5.41%) Azure SQL Database
6 13 (5.02%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.93%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.54%) Power BI
8 4 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.16%) Big Data
9 3 (1.16%) GIS
9 3 (1.16%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.77%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.39%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.39%) Flink
11 1 (0.39%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 29 (11.20%) Git (software)
2 26 (10.04%) git-flow
3 21 (8.11%) GitLab
4 19 (7.34%) Jenkins
5 12 (4.63%) JIRA
6 10 (3.86%) Visual Studio
7 9 (3.47%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (3.47%) Selenium
8 8 (3.09%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (2.32%) CircleCI
9 6 (2.32%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.93%) JMeter
10 5 (1.93%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.54%) Cypress.io
11 4 (1.54%) Zephyr
12 3 (1.16%) Bitbucket
12 3 (1.16%) NUnit
12 3 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (1.16%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 69 (26.64%) Social Skills
2 55 (21.24%) Finance
3 41 (15.83%) Marketing
4 37 (14.29%) Banking
5 34 (13.13%) Retail Banking
6 28 (10.81%) Retail
7 23 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (4.63%) Manufacturing
9 8 (3.09%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 6 (2.32%) Public Sector
11 3 (1.16%) Law
12 2 (0.77%) Legal
12 2 (0.77%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.39%) Billing
13 1 (0.39%) Front Office
13 1 (0.39%) Games
13 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 123 (47.49%) Developer
2 37 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 33 (12.74%) Mobile Developer
4 23 (8.88%) C# Developer
5 21 (8.11%) Architect
6 20 (7.72%) Senior Developer
7 18 (6.95%) Customer Engineer
7 18 (6.95%) Lead Developer
8 15 (5.79%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (5.41%) Azure Architect
10 13 (5.02%) Senior .NET Developer
11 12 (4.63%) Full Stack Developer
11 12 (4.63%) Software Developer
12 10 (3.86%) .NET Software Engineer
12 10 (3.86%) Cloud Engineer
12 10 (3.86%) Software Engineer
13 8 (3.09%) Applications Developer
13 8 (3.09%) Cloud Architect
13 8 (3.09%) Lead .NET Developer
13 8 (3.09%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (32.43%) .NET
2 65 (25.10%) AngularJS
3 64 (24.71%) React
4 53 (20.46%) CSS
4 53 (20.46%) REST
5 50 (19.31%) HTML
6 48 (18.53%) .NET Core
7 47 (18.15%) Node.js
8 44 (16.99%) .NET Framework
9 30 (11.58%) ASP.NET
10 27 (10.42%) Flutter
10 27 (10.42%) RESTful
11 26 (10.04%) Vue.js
12 24 (9.27%) JSON
13 23 (8.88%) Redux
14 21 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web API
14 21 (8.11%) Middleware
15 20 (7.72%) WebSphere MQ
16 18 (6.95%) ASP.NET MVC
16 18 (6.95%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.76%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (13.13%) Mobile App
3 30 (11.58%) User Experience
4 23 (8.88%) Social Network
5 20 (7.72%) EFT
6 15 (5.79%) Cloud Native
7 12 (4.63%) Legacy Systems
8 7 (2.70%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.93%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.54%) FMCG
12 3 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (1.16%) PMI
12 3 (1.16%) Renewable Energy
13 2 (0.77%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.77%) Legacy Code
13 2 (0.77%) Public Cloud
14 1 (0.39%) 3D Graphics
14 1 (0.39%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.51%) Android
2 34 (13.13%) Apple iOS
3 31 (11.97%) Windows
4 24 (9.27%) Linux
5 18 (6.95%) AIX
6 2 (0.77%) Amazon Linux
6 2 (0.77%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (79.92%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (37.07%) DevOps
3 83 (32.05%) TDD
4 53 (20.46%) Microservices
5 50 (19.31%) Problem-Solving
6 44 (16.99%) SDLC
7 39 (15.06%) Unit Testing
8 37 (14.29%) API Design
9 36 (13.90%) MVC
10 34 (13.13%) API Development
11 33 (12.74%) Clean Code
12 32 (12.36%) Full Stack Development
13 30 (11.58%) Refactoring
14 29 (11.20%) Scrum
15 28 (10.81%) E-Commerce
16 27 (10.42%) MVVM
17 26 (10.04%) Mobile Development
17 26 (10.04%) OWASP
17 26 (10.04%) Software Engineering
18 25 (9.65%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 92 (35.52%) C#
2 81 (31.27%) JavaScript
3 59 (22.78%) SQL
4 56 (21.62%) Java
5 43 (16.60%) PowerShell
6 32 (12.36%) Apple Swift
6 32 (12.36%) Kotlin
6 32 (12.36%) TypeScript
7 30 (11.58%) Bash Shell
8 26 (10.04%) Dart
8 26 (10.04%) PHP
9 13 (5.02%) Python
10 8 (3.09%) Groovy
11 7 (2.70%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.16%) Ruby
12 3 (1.16%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.16%) VB
12 3 (1.16%) VB6
13 2 (0.77%) C
13 2 (0.77%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 4 (1.54%) AWS Certification
1 4 (1.54%) Degree
1 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.16%) ISEB
2 3 (1.16%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.39%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.39%) MCSE
3 1 (0.39%) PgMP
3 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.32%) QA
2 4 (1.54%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.54%) SLA
3 3 (1.16%) PMO
4 2 (0.77%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.77%) GDPR
4 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.77%) PSD2
System Software
1 59 (22.78%) Docker
2 6 (2.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 50 (19.31%) Kubernetes
2 39 (15.06%) Terraform
3 7 (2.70%) Ansible
4 5 (1.93%) Packer
4 5 (1.93%) Puppet
5 4 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.16%) Grafana
6 3 (1.16%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.39%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 43 (16.60%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.72%) IBM
3 17 (6.56%) Google
3 17 (6.56%) Oracle
4 10 (3.86%) SAP
5 8 (3.09%) Apple
5 8 (3.09%) Dynatrace
5 8 (3.09%) Splunk
6 5 (1.93%) Cognizant
6 5 (1.93%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.93%) Telerik
7 4 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.54%) WooCommerce
8 3 (1.16%) Cisco
8 3 (1.16%) Meridio
8 3 (1.16%) Micro Focus
8 3 (1.16%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.77%) CyberSource
9 2 (0.77%) PayPal
9 2 (0.77%) Xamarin