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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 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legacy Application
UK
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 815 800 663
Rank change year-on-year -15 -137 +229
Permanent jobs citing Legacy Applications 420 220 128
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.47% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 135 117 95
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,600 £47,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £42,500 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £50,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +40.00% -28.57% +33.33%
75th Percentile £99,000 £73,750 £90,000
90th Percentile £114,000 £86,250 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £48,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -18.75% +26.32%

Legacy Applications is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 78,308 46,712 23,280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 46.36% 40.83% 36.77%
Number of salaries quoted 34,107 28,377 18,526
10th Percentile £34,250 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £97,500 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 12 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Legacy Applications in the UK

Legacy Applications
Top 16 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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -20 389 £70,000 +40.00% 32
London -47 247 £87,500 +9.38% 18
UK excluding London -56 153 £52,500 +7.69% 14
Work from Home -200 105 £66,250 +39.47% 12
South East -38 46 £75,000 +22.45% 2
North of England -63 39 £82,500 +83.33% 9
Yorkshire -22 30 £82,500 +73.68% 3
Midlands -65 27 £50,000 +17.65% 1
South West -10 22 £32,500 -55.17% 1
West Midlands -46 18 £65,000 +8.33% 1
East of England -57 14 £55,000 +22.22% 1
East Midlands -43 9 £47,500 +22.58%
North West -78 8 £54,653 +37.49% 6
Wales -17 3 £52,500 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £47,500 -
North East - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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.

1 310 (73.81%) Agile
2 239 (56.90%) Mentoring
3 222 (52.86%) Relational Database
4 217 (51.67%) Software Engineering
5 214 (50.95%) Finance
6 213 (50.71%) Python
7 211 (50.24%) Coaching
8 208 (49.52%) JavaScript
8 208 (49.52%) SQL
9 207 (49.29%) Java
10 206 (49.05%) Microservices
11 194 (46.19%) Kubernetes
12 187 (44.52%) Serverless
13 184 (43.81%) Containerisation
14 180 (42.86%) GCP
15 177 (42.14%) Event-Driven
16 176 (41.90%) Google
17 171 (40.71%) Event-Driven Architecture
18 165 (39.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 157 (37.38%) Data Structures
19 157 (37.38%) Algorithms
19 157 (37.38%) Manufacturing
20 156 (37.14%) Conversational UI
21 155 (36.90%) Apache Beam
21 155 (36.90%) Cloud Spanner
21 155 (36.90%) Innovative Thinking
21 155 (36.90%) Dialogflow
21 155 (36.90%) Cloud Functions
21 155 (36.90%) Google Kubernetes Engine
21 155 (36.90%) Apache

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
1 155 (36.90%) Apache
2 17 (4.05%) CMS
2 17 (4.05%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.86%) Cloud Foundry
4 11 (2.62%) Confluence
5 10 (2.38%) IIS
6 7 (1.67%) Drupal
7 4 (0.95%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.48%) Camunda
8 2 (0.48%) Magnolia
8 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.43%) SketchUp
2 4 (0.95%) AutoCAD
2 4 (0.95%) Revit
3 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.71%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.48%) MFGPRO
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 187 (44.52%) Serverless
2 180 (42.86%) GCP
3 155 (36.90%) Cloud Functions
3 155 (36.90%) Dialogflow
3 155 (36.90%) Google App Engine
3 155 (36.90%) Google Compute Engine
3 155 (36.90%) Google Kubernetes Engine
4 96 (22.86%) Azure
5 89 (21.19%) AWS
6 25 (5.95%) CloudFront
7 22 (5.24%) IaaS
8 19 (4.52%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (4.29%) Akamai
9 18 (4.29%) Cloudflare
10 15 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (2.86%) Azure DevOps
11 12 (2.86%) GitHub
12 11 (2.62%) npm
13 10 (2.38%) Power Platform
14 9 (2.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.67%) DNS
2 22 (5.24%) Internet
3 21 (5.00%) LAN
3 21 (5.00%) WAN
4 10 (2.38%) Firewall
5 6 (1.43%) SSH
6 4 (0.95%) NGFW
6 4 (0.95%) VPN
7 3 (0.71%) WLAN
8 2 (0.48%) HTTP
9 1 (0.24%) SMTP
9 1 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (52.86%) Relational Database
2 155 (36.90%) BigQuery
2 155 (36.90%) Cloud Spanner
3 36 (8.57%) SQL Server
4 16 (3.81%) Amazon RDS
5 15 (3.57%) MongoDB
6 13 (3.10%) RDBMS
7 11 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (2.14%) Power BI
10 8 (1.90%) DynamoDB
11 7 (1.67%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.43%) Big Data
12 6 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.95%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.95%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.95%) Data Hub
14 4 (0.95%) Parquet
14 4 (0.95%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 46 (10.95%) Git (software)
2 29 (6.90%) JIRA
3 26 (6.19%) Jenkins
4 15 (3.57%) webpack
5 11 (2.62%) gulp
5 11 (2.62%) Maven
5 11 (2.62%) Oracle Forms
5 11 (2.62%) Selenium
6 10 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.67%) Cypress.io
7 7 (1.67%) HP UFT
8 6 (1.43%) FitNesse
8 6 (1.43%) InstallShield
8 6 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (1.43%) Spinnaker
9 5 (1.19%) NUnit
10 4 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.95%) Hudson
10 4 (0.95%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.48%) Cucumber
General
1 214 (50.95%) Finance
2 165 (39.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 157 (37.38%) Manufacturing
4 68 (16.19%) Social Skills
5 30 (7.14%) Public Sector
6 22 (5.24%) Legal
7 17 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (3.81%) Presentation Skills
9 10 (2.38%) Banking
9 10 (2.38%) Retail
10 5 (1.19%) Front Office
11 4 (0.95%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.71%) Advertising
12 3 (0.71%) Marketing
12 3 (0.71%) Organisational Skills
13 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.48%) Electronics
13 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.48%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 188 (44.76%) Cloud Engineer
2 155 (36.90%) GCP Engineer
3 67 (15.95%) Developer
4 41 (9.76%) Architect
5 26 (6.19%) .NET Developer
6 23 (5.48%) Software Engineer
7 22 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (5.24%) Principal Technologist
7 22 (5.24%) Technologist
8 18 (4.29%) Cloud Architect
8 18 (4.29%) Senior Software Engineer
9 17 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (3.57%) Azure Engineer
11 12 (2.86%) Backend Developer
12 11 (2.62%) .NET Software Engineer
12 11 (2.62%) Applications Engineer
12 11 (2.62%) Azure Software Engineer
12 11 (2.62%) C# Software Engineer
12 11 (2.62%) Senior C# Software Engineer
12 11 (2.62%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (36.90%) Apache Beam
2 65 (15.48%) .NET
3 43 (10.24%) .NET Framework
4 36 (8.57%) AngularJS
5 35 (8.33%) CSS
6 34 (8.10%) React
6 34 (8.10%) Web Services
7 29 (6.90%) HTML
8 24 (5.71%) Vue.js
9 23 (5.48%) Entity Framework
10 21 (5.00%) .NET Core
10 21 (5.00%) ASP.NET
10 21 (5.00%) REST
11 16 (3.81%) Spring
12 15 (3.57%) Node.js
12 15 (3.57%) OAuth
13 14 (3.33%) jQuery
14 12 (2.86%) GraphQL
14 12 (2.86%) RESTful
15 10 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 157 (37.38%) Algorithms
1 157 (37.38%) Data Structures
2 155 (36.90%) Life Science
3 41 (9.76%) Data Centre
4 30 (7.14%) Legacy Systems
5 23 (5.48%) User Experience
6 20 (4.76%) Cloud Native
7 16 (3.81%) Mobile App
8 15 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (2.62%) Public Cloud
11 9 (2.14%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.67%) Analytical Mindset
12 7 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.67%) NHS
13 6 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (1.19%) Equities
14 5 (1.19%) Fixed Income
14 5 (1.19%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.95%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 41 (9.76%) Linux
2 37 (8.81%) Windows
3 26 (6.19%) Unix
4 15 (3.57%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.95%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.71%) Android
6 3 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (73.81%) Agile
2 239 (56.90%) Mentoring
3 217 (51.67%) Software Engineering
4 211 (50.24%) Coaching
5 206 (49.05%) Microservices
6 184 (43.81%) Containerisation
7 177 (42.14%) Event-Driven
8 171 (40.71%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 156 (37.14%) Conversational UI
10 155 (36.90%) Innovative Thinking
11 94 (22.38%) CI/CD
12 90 (21.43%) DevOps
13 60 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
14 45 (10.71%) Scrum
15 44 (10.48%) Technology Strategy
16 38 (9.05%) Infrastructure as Code
17 37 (8.81%) IT Strategy
18 35 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
18 35 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
18 35 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 213 (50.71%) Python
2 208 (49.52%) JavaScript
2 208 (49.52%) SQL
3 207 (49.29%) Java
4 47 (11.19%) C#
5 41 (9.76%) TypeScript
6 22 (5.24%) PowerShell
7 18 (4.29%) PHP
8 14 (3.33%) Ruby
9 11 (2.62%) Groovy
9 11 (2.62%) Scala
10 9 (2.14%) Go
11 7 (1.67%) C++
12 6 (1.43%) ABAP
13 5 (1.19%) Bash
14 4 (0.95%) C
14 4 (0.95%) ES6
14 4 (0.95%) Kotlin
14 4 (0.95%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (4.52%) Degree
2 11 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.95%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.48%) AAT
4 2 (0.48%) ACCA
4 2 (0.48%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.48%) CIMA
4 2 (0.48%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.00%) SLA
2 16 (3.81%) QA
3 7 (1.67%) NIST
4 6 (1.43%) Actionable Recommendations
4 6 (1.43%) NIST 800
5 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.24%) GDPR
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.24%) MiFID
6 1 (0.24%) NCSC
6 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) PSD2
System Software
1 56 (13.33%) Docker
2 3 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 194 (46.19%) Kubernetes
2 44 (10.48%) Terraform
3 21 (5.00%) Packer
4 16 (3.81%) Ansible
5 11 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (2.14%) Puppet
7 6 (1.43%) Istio
8 4 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (0.95%) Kibana
8 4 (0.95%) logstash
8 4 (0.95%) Oozie
8 4 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 176 (41.90%) Google
2 70 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.05%) Oracle
4 14 (3.33%) Sun
5 7 (1.67%) SAP
6 6 (1.43%) IBM
7 5 (1.19%) Darktrace
8 4 (0.95%) Alteryx
8 4 (0.95%) Autodesk
8 4 (0.95%) UiPath
9 3 (0.71%) Cisco
9 3 (0.71%) Facebook
9 3 (0.71%) JD Edwards
9 3 (0.71%) Meraki
9 3 (0.71%) SolarWinds
9 3 (0.71%) VMware
10 2 (0.48%) IFS
10 2 (0.48%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.48%) Workday
10 2 (0.48%) Xamarin