Period
to 25 May 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legal in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Legal over the 6 months to 25 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legal
UK
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 162 200 173
Rank change year-on-year +38 -27 -3
Permanent jobs citing Legal 1,999 2,576 3,564
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.17% 1.78% 2.05%
As % of the General category 5.38% 4.43% 4.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,474 1,921 2,736
Median annual salary £50,000 £54,860 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.86% +4.49% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -7.22% +7.78% +5.88%

Legal 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 37,172 58,208 74,773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.31% 40.11% 43.00%
Number of salaries quoted 28,224 43,777 57,790
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.84% +2.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.49% +1.11% +5.88%

Legal
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Legal in the UK

Legal
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Legal.

Salary trend for Legal in the UK

Legal
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Legal over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Legal in the UK

Legal
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Legal within the UK over the 6 months to 25 May 2020. 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 +37 1,861 £50,000 -7.41% 199
London +30 1,013 £56,000 - 33
UK excluding London +48 926 £45,000 -7.22% 192
North of England +60 272 £47,500 +5.56% 49
South East +21 248 £50,000 -6.98% 32
North West +63 182 £50,000 +11.11% 26
Work from Home +107 164 £50,000 -9.09% 7
Midlands +95 146 £45,000 -18.18% 27
South West +55 131 £50,000 +29.87% 30
West Midlands +78 107 £47,500 -13.64% 16
East of England +75 106 £50,000 -16.67% 28
Yorkshire +56 80 £40,000 - 17
East Midlands +45 53 £45,000 -10.00% 11
Scotland +66 44 £47,500 - 14
Northern Ireland +22 21 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Wales +15 16 £42,500 -15.00% 10
North East +14 12 £37,500 -45.26% 6

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, IT jobs citing Legal 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 Legal.

1 573 (28.66%) Finance
2 496 (24.81%) Law
3 473 (23.66%) Microsoft
4 422 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
5 352 (17.61%) SQL
6 329 (16.46%) Problem-Solving
7 316 (15.81%) Degree
8 315 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
9 314 (15.71%) Windows
10 274 (13.71%) SQL Server
11 272 (13.61%) Analytics
12 268 (13.41%) Azure
13 256 (12.81%) Information Security
14 214 (10.71%) Python
15 202 (10.11%) Microsoft Office
16 201 (10.06%) Business Intelligence
16 201 (10.06%) Active Directory
17 198 (9.90%) ITIL
18 187 (9.35%) .NET
19 185 (9.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 181 (9.05%) Project Management
20 181 (9.05%) Office 365
21 178 (8.90%) Risk Management
22 172 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
23 171 (8.55%) C#
24 167 (8.35%) Data Analysis
25 166 (8.30%) Cybersecurity
26 161 (8.05%) GDPR
27 158 (7.90%) Oracle
28 157 (7.85%) JavaScript

Legal
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
1 129 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.45%) MS Exchange
3 26 (1.30%) CMS
4 25 (1.25%) Confluence
5 24 (1.20%) Skype for Business
6 22 (1.10%) IIS
7 21 (1.05%) Apache Spark
8 17 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
10 11 (0.55%) NetWeaver
10 11 (0.55%) SAP Portal
11 10 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
13 7 (0.35%) WordPress
14 6 (0.30%) Apache
14 6 (0.30%) NServiceBus
15 5 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
16 4 (0.20%) JBoss
16 4 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 202 (10.11%) Microsoft Office
2 128 (6.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.85%) Adobe XD
5 17 (0.85%) InfoPath
5 17 (0.85%) InVision
5 17 (0.85%) Zeplin
6 10 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.45%) AutoCAD
7 9 (0.45%) LibreOffice
7 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
8 8 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.25%) SPSS
10 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.15%) Sketch
11 2 (0.10%) Gephi
11 2 (0.10%) InDesign
12 1 (0.050%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.60%) Elite 3E
3 11 (0.55%) SAP CRM
4 8 (0.40%) SAP CO
4 8 (0.40%) SAP FI
4 8 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
5 7 (0.35%) Relativity
6 6 (0.30%) Carpe Diem
6 6 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.25%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 5 (0.25%) Visualfiles
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 268 (13.41%) Azure
2 181 (9.05%) Office 365
3 154 (7.70%) AWS
4 118 (5.90%) SaaS
5 59 (2.95%) PaaS
6 55 (2.75%) Power Platform
7 51 (2.55%) GCP
8 39 (1.95%) IaaS
8 39 (1.95%) Serverless
9 33 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
10 29 (1.45%) GitHub
11 25 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
11 25 (1.25%) Mimecast
12 23 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
13 19 (0.95%) npm
14 8 (0.40%) OpenShift
14 8 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 7 (0.35%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
17 5 (0.25%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 88 (4.40%) Firewall
2 79 (3.95%) DNS
3 61 (3.05%) LAN
4 50 (2.50%) DHCP
5 46 (2.30%) TCP/IP
6 44 (2.20%) Internet
6 44 (2.20%) VPN
7 43 (2.15%) WAN
8 33 (1.65%) Network Security
9 27 (1.35%) Skype
10 24 (1.20%) Wireless
11 22 (1.10%) Intranet
11 22 (1.10%) VoIP
11 22 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (0.90%) MPLS
13 17 (0.85%) VLAN
14 16 (0.80%) SAN
15 13 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
15 13 (0.65%) Radio Access Network
16 12 (0.60%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (13.71%) SQL Server
2 104 (5.20%) Data Lake
3 102 (5.10%) Oracle Reports
4 91 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 57 (2.85%) Big Data
6 56 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 55 (2.75%) Power BI
8 36 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
9 34 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
10 30 (1.50%) SAP HANA
11 24 (1.20%) QlikView
12 21 (1.05%) Relational Database
13 20 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (0.70%) Hadoop
14 14 (0.70%) MySQL
15 12 (0.60%) Snowflake Schema
16 11 (0.55%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.55%) SAP BW
16 11 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
17 10 (0.50%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 54 (2.70%) JIRA
2 41 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 37 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 37 (1.85%) Visual Studio
4 26 (1.30%) TeamCity
5 24 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 24 (1.20%) Jasmine
5 24 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
6 23 (1.15%) Karma Test Runner
7 22 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 19 (0.95%) Axure RP
9 18 (0.90%) Balsamiq
10 13 (0.65%) Selenium
11 11 (0.55%) LSMW
12 9 (0.45%) Bitbucket
12 9 (0.45%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 7 (0.35%) Appium
13 7 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (0.35%) SoapUI
13 7 (0.35%) WinDbg
General
1 573 (28.66%) Finance
2 496 (24.81%) Law
3 138 (6.90%) Marketing
4 110 (5.50%) Telecoms
5 71 (3.55%) Back Office
6 70 (3.50%) Banking
7 48 (2.40%) Retail
8 39 (1.95%) Public Sector
9 36 (1.80%) Manufacturing
10 28 (1.40%) Front Office
11 23 (1.15%) Financial Institution
12 20 (1.00%) Billing
13 19 (0.95%) Advertising
14 18 (0.90%) Military
15 17 (0.85%) Police
16 15 (0.75%) Local Government
17 14 (0.70%) Digital Economy
18 12 (0.60%) Investment Banking
19 9 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
20 7 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 376 (18.81%) Analyst
2 223 (11.16%) Developer
3 96 (4.80%) Architect
4 84 (4.20%) Support Analyst
5 82 (4.10%) Senior Analyst
6 80 (4.00%) IT Manager
7 72 (3.60%) Consultant
8 69 (3.45%) Data Analyst
9 68 (3.40%) Applications Support
10 62 (3.10%) Senior Data Analyst
11 61 (3.05%) Information Manager
12 59 (2.95%) Project Manager
13 57 (2.85%) IT Analyst
13 57 (2.85%) Product Manager
13 57 (2.85%) Security Manager
14 54 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 53 (2.65%) Team Leader
16 48 (2.40%) IT Support
17 47 (2.35%) Applications Support Analyst
17 47 (2.35%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (9.35%) .NET
2 89 (4.45%) HTML
3 81 (4.05%) .NET Framework
4 78 (3.90%) CSS
5 75 (3.75%) AngularJS
6 64 (3.20%) Node.js
7 54 (2.70%) Web Services
8 50 (2.50%) ASP.NET
9 47 (2.35%) JSON
10 44 (2.20%) Angular 2
10 44 (2.20%) RESTful
11 43 (2.15%) ASP.NET Web API
12 41 (2.05%) REST
13 37 (1.85%) jQuery
14 35 (1.75%) XML
15 32 (1.60%) HTML5
16 28 (1.40%) Entity Framework
17 27 (1.35%) Sass
18 24 (1.20%) React
18 24 (1.20%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 315 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
2 150 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 90 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
4 61 (3.05%) User Experience
5 38 (1.90%) Data Centre
6 32 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
7 29 (1.45%) Fixed Income
8 23 (1.15%) Mobile App
9 22 (1.10%) Data Structures
9 22 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
11 19 (0.95%) Virtual Team
12 18 (0.90%) PKI
13 17 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
14 15 (0.75%) Cloud Native
14 15 (0.75%) Cyberattack
14 15 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
14 15 (0.75%) Social Media
15 12 (0.60%) Handset
15 12 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 314 (15.71%) Windows
2 100 (5.00%) Linux
3 96 (4.80%) Windows Server
4 94 (4.70%) Windows 10
5 42 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (1.50%) Windows 7
7 26 (1.30%) Ubuntu
7 26 (1.30%) Unix
8 25 (1.25%) Windows Server 2016
9 22 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (1.05%) CentOS
11 16 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (0.75%) Fedora
13 13 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
14 9 (0.45%) Android
15 6 (0.30%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.20%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.20%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.15%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
2 329 (16.46%) Problem-Solving
3 272 (13.61%) Analytics
4 256 (12.81%) Information Security
5 201 (10.06%) Business Intelligence
6 198 (9.90%) ITIL
7 181 (9.05%) Project Management
8 178 (8.90%) Risk Management
9 172 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 167 (8.35%) Data Analysis
11 166 (8.30%) Cybersecurity
12 142 (7.10%) Data Analytics
13 139 (6.95%) Data Protection
14 125 (6.25%) Project Delivery
15 123 (6.15%) CRM
15 123 (6.15%) ETL
16 122 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
17 119 (5.95%) Scrum
17 119 (5.95%) Service Delivery
18 118 (5.90%) Due Diligence
Programming Languages
1 352 (17.61%) SQL
2 214 (10.71%) Python
3 171 (8.55%) C#
4 157 (7.85%) JavaScript
5 142 (7.10%) PowerShell
6 90 (4.50%) Java
7 51 (2.55%) TypeScript
8 50 (2.50%) PHP
9 49 (2.45%) T-SQL
10 44 (2.20%) C
11 39 (1.95%) Ruby
12 33 (1.65%) Bash Shell
13 30 (1.50%) ES6
14 28 (1.40%) R
14 28 (1.40%) VBA
15 21 (1.05%) F#
16 20 (1.00%) Scala
16 20 (1.00%) VBScript
17 15 (0.75%) C++
17 15 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 316 (15.81%) Degree
2 136 (6.80%) Security Cleared
3 120 (6.00%) CISSP
4 101 (5.05%) CISM
5 73 (3.65%) DV Cleared
6 72 (3.60%) SC Cleared
7 65 (3.25%) CISA
8 61 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
9 56 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
10 42 (2.10%) CCNA
11 31 (1.55%) CompTIA Security+
12 27 (1.35%) MCSE
13 26 (1.30%) SANS
14 22 (1.10%) DBS Check
14 22 (1.10%) GIAC
15 19 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
15 19 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
15 19 (0.95%) SSCP
16 18 (0.90%) ISEB
17 17 (0.85%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (9.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 161 (8.05%) GDPR
3 93 (4.65%) GAAP
4 73 (3.65%) SLA
5 64 (3.20%) PCI DSS
6 57 (2.85%) NIST
7 44 (2.20%) QA
8 38 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials
9 30 (1.50%) COBIT
10 17 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 15 (0.75%) Data Quality
11 15 (0.75%) ISO 9001
11 15 (0.75%) PMO
12 14 (0.70%) NCSC
12 14 (0.70%) NIST 800
13 7 (0.35%) COSO
13 7 (0.35%) HIPAA
14 6 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 5 (0.25%) ISO 22301
15 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 201 (10.06%) Active Directory
2 64 (3.20%) Docker
3 61 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (0.90%) vSphere
6 16 (0.80%) XenApp
7 15 (0.75%) NFS
7 15 (0.75%) Samba
7 15 (0.75%) Terminal Services
7 15 (0.75%) VirtualBox
7 15 (0.75%) Xen
8 13 (0.65%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.50%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.15%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.10%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.10%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 49 (2.45%) Kubernetes
2 42 (2.10%) Ansible
3 39 (1.95%) SCCM
4 31 (1.55%) vCenter Server
5 24 (1.20%) Puppet
6 23 (1.15%) Docker Swarm
7 15 (0.75%) Nagios
7 15 (0.75%) OpenNMS
7 15 (0.75%) Terraform
7 15 (0.75%) ZABBIX
8 10 (0.50%) AirWatch
9 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (0.40%) EnCase
10 8 (0.40%) Fluentd
10 8 (0.40%) FTK
10 8 (0.40%) Grafana
10 8 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.40%) Thomson Reuters DACS
11 6 (0.30%) HP ALM
11 6 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 473 (23.66%) Microsoft
2 158 (7.90%) Oracle
3 142 (7.10%) Tableau
4 107 (5.35%) iManage
5 105 (5.25%) Citrix
5 105 (5.25%) VMware
6 101 (5.05%) Cadence
7 95 (4.75%) Alteryx
8 94 (4.70%) Automation Anywhere
8 94 (4.70%) Blue Prism
9 93 (4.65%) Teradata
9 93 (4.65%) UiPath
10 91 (4.55%) Cisco
11 61 (3.05%) Intapp
12 55 (2.75%) Adobe
12 55 (2.75%) SAP
13 51 (2.55%) Aderant
14 43 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
15 31 (1.55%) HP
16 30 (1.50%) NetApp