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to

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legacy Systems in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Legacy Systems over the 6 months to 24 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legacy System
UK
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 500 339 418
Rank change year-on-year -161 +79 +46
Permanent jobs citing Legacy Systems 1,074 830 626
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.90% 0.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.44% 2.36% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 538 604 536
10th Percentile £38,750 £33,750 £34,180
25th Percentile £48,750 £42,500 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £58,750 £56,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.38% +3.98% +7.62%
75th Percentile £82,970 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £117,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £47,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +17.02% -6.00% +13.64%

Legacy Systems 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 74,755 35,172 33,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 45.57% 38.29% 35.92%
Number of salaries quoted 32,561 23,633 26,305
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.83% +4.55% +0.92%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
90th Percentile £101,250 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% +5.56%

Legacy Systems
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Legacy Systems in the UK

Legacy Systems
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Legacy Systems in the UK

Legacy Systems
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Legacy Systems over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Legacy Systems in the UK

Legacy Systems
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 Systems within the UK over the 6 months to 24 May 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 -153 929 £62,500 +4.17% 87
Work from Home -87 665 £65,000 - 40
London -112 573 £70,000 -6.67% 32
UK excluding London -174 379 £55,000 +17.02% 61
South East -98 108 £55,140 +22.53% 10
South West -9 77 £50,000 +11.11% 11
North of England -102 77 £52,500 -2.33% 12
Midlands -106 56 £58,500 +21.24% 16
North West -65 40 £56,151 -10.16% 7
West Midlands -83 39 £60,000 +24.35% 11
Yorkshire -46 37 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Scotland -46 32 £43,823 -26.96% 6
East of England -90 24 £65,000 +13.04% 6
East Midlands -41 17 £42,500 -19.81% 4
Wales -41 3 £75,000 +127.11%
Northern Ireland -17 2 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, IT jobs citing Legacy Systems 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 Systems.

1 628 (58.47%) Agile
2 327 (30.45%) AWS
3 281 (26.16%) DevOps
4 280 (26.07%) Finance
5 263 (24.49%) SQL
6 250 (23.28%) Microservices
7 249 (23.18%) Software Engineering
8 239 (22.25%) JavaScript
9 238 (22.16%) Social Skills
10 231 (21.51%) Azure
11 192 (17.88%) Mentoring
12 185 (17.23%) CI/CD
13 184 (17.13%) Scrum
14 173 (16.11%) User Experience
15 171 (15.92%) Coaching
15 171 (15.92%) C#
16 157 (14.62%) Java
17 156 (14.53%) Automotive
18 152 (14.15%) Python
18 152 (14.15%) Relational Database
19 151 (14.06%) .NET
20 150 (13.97%) Migration
20 150 (13.97%) QA
20 150 (13.97%) Docker
21 148 (13.78%) Terraform
22 147 (13.69%) GCP
23 146 (13.59%) Serverless
24 141 (13.13%) React
25 140 (13.04%) Microsoft
26 138 (12.85%) Test Automation

Legacy Systems
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 36 (3.35%) Cloud Foundry
2 35 (3.26%) Confluence
3 18 (1.68%) Apache Airflow
3 18 (1.68%) Apache Spark
4 16 (1.49%) CMS
4 16 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.02%) Oracle Spatial
6 10 (0.93%) Mendix
7 7 (0.65%) Jupyter
7 7 (0.65%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.56%) Joomla!
9 5 (0.47%) Apache
9 5 (0.47%) IIS
10 3 (0.28%) Appian
10 3 (0.28%) OpenROAD
10 3 (0.28%) WordPress
11 2 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.19%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.19%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 23 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.47%) SketchUp
6 4 (0.37%) Marvel
6 4 (0.37%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.37%) Sketch
6 4 (0.37%) Zeplin
7 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.093%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (0.65%) Odoo
5 6 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.56%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.47%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.28%) Magento
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.28%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.19%) Maximo
9 1 (0.093%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.093%) Line 50
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.093%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 1 (0.093%) SAP APO
9 1 (0.093%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.093%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 327 (30.45%) AWS
2 231 (21.51%) Azure
3 147 (13.69%) GCP
4 146 (13.59%) Serverless
5 114 (10.61%) AWS Lambda
6 112 (10.43%) AWS CloudFormation
7 101 (9.40%) Heroku
8 99 (9.22%) Amazon SQS
9 81 (7.54%) SaaS
10 67 (6.24%) PaaS
11 61 (5.68%) Cloud Computing
12 58 (5.40%) Amazon S3
13 55 (5.12%) AWS Fargate
13 55 (5.12%) GitHub
13 55 (5.12%) IaaS
14 49 (4.56%) CloudFront
15 48 (4.47%) Power Platform
16 46 (4.28%) Amazon ECS
17 36 (3.35%) Amazon EC2
18 35 (3.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.14%) WAN
2 22 (2.05%) LAN
3 19 (1.77%) DNS
4 17 (1.58%) Firewall
5 15 (1.40%) Internet
6 10 (0.93%) Network Security
7 9 (0.84%) FTP
7 9 (0.84%) HTTPS
7 9 (0.84%) SSH
8 8 (0.74%) Broadband
9 7 (0.65%) HTTP
9 7 (0.65%) Intranet
9 7 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (0.65%) Kerberos
9 7 (0.65%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.65%) VPN
10 6 (0.56%) RIP
11 3 (0.28%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.19%) VoIP
13 1 (0.093%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (14.15%) Relational Database
2 114 (10.61%) Redis
3 105 (9.78%) NoSQL
4 85 (7.91%) SQL Server
5 79 (7.36%) PostgreSQL
6 73 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
7 67 (6.24%) MySQL
8 60 (5.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 45 (4.19%) Power BI
10 37 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 36 (3.35%) RDBMS
12 35 (3.26%) Amazon RDS
13 28 (2.61%) Electronic Patient Records
13 28 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 25 (2.33%) Amazon Athena
14 25 (2.33%) Spark SQL
15 24 (2.23%) Data Lake
16 22 (2.05%) Looker
17 21 (1.96%) Big Data
17 21 (1.96%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 127 (11.82%) Git (software)
2 60 (5.59%) Jenkins
3 58 (5.40%) JIRA
4 32 (2.98%) TeamCity
5 25 (2.33%) git-flow
6 22 (2.05%) Visual Studio
7 21 (1.96%) Postman
8 19 (1.77%) MSTest
9 17 (1.58%) NUnit
10 15 (1.40%) Cypress.io
11 13 (1.21%) webpack
12 12 (1.12%) Android Studio
13 11 (1.02%) CircleCI
13 11 (1.02%) Selenium
14 10 (0.93%) GitLab
15 8 (0.74%) JUnit
16 7 (0.65%) Cucumber
16 7 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
17 6 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
17 6 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 280 (26.07%) Finance
2 238 (22.16%) Social Skills
3 156 (14.53%) Automotive
4 105 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
5 83 (7.73%) Marketing
6 63 (5.87%) Banking
7 60 (5.59%) Presentation Skills
8 57 (5.31%) Retail
9 56 (5.21%) Public Sector
10 47 (4.38%) Legal
11 28 (2.61%) Law
11 28 (2.61%) Local Government
12 27 (2.51%) Billing
13 26 (2.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 22 (2.05%) Manufacturing
15 16 (1.49%) Games
16 14 (1.30%) Advertising
17 13 (1.21%) Aerospace
17 13 (1.21%) Telecoms
18 11 (1.02%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 241 (22.44%) Developer
2 144 (13.41%) Software Engineer
3 98 (9.12%) Analyst
4 85 (7.91%) Architect
5 84 (7.82%) Senior Software Engineer
6 53 (4.93%) Business Analyst
7 50 (4.66%) Software Developer
8 46 (4.28%) Solutions Architect
9 44 (4.10%) Consultant
10 41 (3.82%) Data Engineer
11 39 (3.63%) Senior Manager
12 35 (3.26%) .NET Developer
12 35 (3.26%) Backend Developer
12 35 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
13 32 (2.98%) Project Manager
13 32 (2.98%) Senior DevOps
13 32 (2.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 29 (2.70%) Full Stack Developer
14 29 (2.70%) Product Manager
15 27 (2.51%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (14.06%) .NET
2 141 (13.13%) React
3 136 (12.66%) Node.js
4 101 (9.40%) AngularJS
5 96 (8.94%) RESTful
6 92 (8.57%) CSS
7 79 (7.36%) HTML
8 78 (7.26%) Sequelize
9 70 (6.52%) Web Services
10 68 (6.33%) Express
10 68 (6.33%) JSON
10 68 (6.33%) XML
11 67 (6.24%) Laravel
12 60 (5.59%) .NET Core
13 59 (5.49%) REST
13 59 (5.49%) Vue.js
14 56 (5.21%) gRPC
15 51 (4.75%) jQuery
16 42 (3.91%) .NET Framework
17 38 (3.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 173 (16.11%) User Experience
2 92 (8.57%) Greenfield Project
3 63 (5.87%) Management Information System
4 62 (5.77%) Blog
5 49 (4.56%) Cloud Native
6 38 (3.54%) Data Structures
7 33 (3.07%) Legacy Applications
8 30 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
9 29 (2.70%) Mobile App
10 28 (2.61%) Mainframe
11 20 (1.86%) Algorithms
11 20 (1.86%) NHS
12 19 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (1.68%) Analytical Mindset
13 18 (1.68%) Virtual Team
14 13 (1.21%) Reinsurance
15 12 (1.12%) Blockchain
16 11 (1.02%) Data Centre
17 10 (0.93%) Photography
18 9 (0.84%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (5.40%) Linux
2 45 (4.19%) Android
3 38 (3.54%) Windows
4 31 (2.89%) Unix
5 20 (1.86%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.37%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.19%) CentOS
8 2 (0.19%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.093%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.093%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.093%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (58.47%) Agile
2 281 (26.16%) DevOps
3 250 (23.28%) Microservices
4 249 (23.18%) Software Engineering
5 192 (17.88%) Mentoring
6 185 (17.23%) CI/CD
7 184 (17.13%) Scrum
8 171 (15.92%) Coaching
9 150 (13.97%) Migration
10 138 (12.85%) Test Automation
11 135 (12.57%) Kanban
11 135 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
12 104 (9.68%) TDD
13 102 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
14 101 (9.40%) Infrastructure as Code
15 95 (8.85%) Analytics
15 95 (8.85%) Project Management
16 93 (8.66%) B2B
17 89 (8.29%) Full Stack Development
18 87 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 263 (24.49%) SQL
2 239 (22.25%) JavaScript
3 171 (15.92%) C#
4 157 (14.62%) Java
5 152 (14.15%) Python
6 131 (12.20%) PHP
7 88 (8.19%) TypeScript
8 53 (4.93%) C
9 48 (4.47%) Go
10 45 (4.19%) ES6
11 44 (4.10%) Ruby
12 37 (3.45%) Scala
13 36 (3.35%) ES7
14 34 (3.17%) Kotlin
15 31 (2.89%) T-SQL
16 29 (2.70%) PowerShell
17 25 (2.33%) C++
18 20 (1.86%) VB.NET
19 18 (1.68%) R
20 17 (1.58%) Bash
Qualifications
1 105 (9.78%) Degree
2 34 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 14 (1.30%) Security Cleared
5 13 (1.21%) TOGAF Certification
6 12 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (0.84%) MCP
8 9 (0.84%) MCSA
8 9 (0.84%) SC Cleared
8 9 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (0.65%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.65%) MCSE
10 6 (0.56%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.47%) CCNA
11 5 (0.47%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.37%) CCNP
13 3 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (13.97%) QA
2 33 (3.07%) Accessibility
2 33 (3.07%) Data Quality
3 23 (2.14%) SLA
4 13 (1.21%) ISO 9001
5 11 (1.02%) PMO
6 10 (0.93%) GDPR
7 8 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.37%) COBIT
8 4 (0.37%) GLP
9 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.28%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.19%) NIST
11 1 (0.093%) GRC
11 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.093%) NCSC
11 1 (0.093%) SOC 2
System Software
1 150 (13.97%) Docker
2 20 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.02%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.84%) vSphere
5 5 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.19%) XenApp
6 2 (0.19%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.093%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 148 (13.78%) Terraform
2 96 (8.94%) Kubernetes
3 14 (1.30%) Ansible
3 14 (1.30%) Packer
4 11 (1.02%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 10 (0.93%) Marathon
6 9 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (0.74%) Puppet
8 7 (0.65%) SCCM
8 7 (0.65%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.19%) Kibana
10 2 (0.19%) Mesos
10 2 (0.19%) Salt
10 2 (0.19%) yum
11 1 (0.093%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.093%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.093%) Cisco UCCE
11 1 (0.093%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.093%) systemd
Vendors
1 140 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 79 (7.36%) Google
3 49 (4.56%) Oracle
4 26 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
5 22 (2.05%) VMware
6 21 (1.96%) SAP
7 20 (1.86%) ServiceNow
8 16 (1.49%) Apple
9 13 (1.21%) YouTube
10 12 (1.12%) Xamarin
11 10 (0.93%) IBM
12 9 (0.84%) Sun
12 9 (0.84%) Zend
13 7 (0.65%) Actian
13 7 (0.65%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.65%) Informatica
13 7 (0.65%) Telerik
14 5 (0.47%) Cisco
15 4 (0.37%) Adobe
15 4 (0.37%) Charles River