Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legal
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 211 193 167
Rank change year-on-year -18 -26 +5
Permanent jobs citing Legal 2,229 3,055 3,896
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.60% 1.83% 2.20%
As % of the General category 4.04% 4.25% 4.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,606 2,244 2,679
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,296 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.56% +5.88% -5.56%

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 55,114 71,841 80,127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.62% 43.14% 45.35%
Number of salaries quoted 41,268 54,948 58,590
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% -

Legal
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Legal in the UK

Legal
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Legal.

Salary trend for Legal in the UK

Legal
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Legal over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 -19 2,096 £50,000 - 1,117
UK excluding London +1 1,084 £44,296 -1.56% 997
London -41 1,070 £60,000 +6.19% 205
South East +10 377 £45,000 -10.00% 191
North of England -8 336 £40,000 -11.11% 213
North West +19 219 £42,500 -5.56% 119
South West +40 113 £30,000 -25.00% 294
Midlands -77 112 £45,000 +5.88% 113
Yorkshire -6 106 £40,000 -8.05% 68
West Midlands -52 87 £44,750 +11.88% 70
East of England +12 75 £55,000 +1.85% 100
Scotland +15 48 £50,250 +5.79% 33
East Midlands -14 24 £50,000 +11.11% 42
North East +16 15 £60,000 +50.00% 26
Northern Ireland -1 12 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Wales -11 8 £45,000 - 47
Isle of Man +1 5 £49,000 -10.91%

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 666 (29.88%) Finance
2 478 (21.44%) Microsoft
3 458 (20.55%) Law
4 453 (20.32%) Agile Software Development
5 418 (18.75%) Windows
6 330 (14.80%) Degree
7 323 (14.49%) SQL
8 320 (14.36%) ITIL
9 291 (13.06%) Information Security
10 272 (12.20%) Project Management
11 269 (12.07%) Microsoft Office
12 262 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
13 248 (11.13%) Active Directory
14 235 (10.54%) Business Intelligence
15 227 (10.18%) SQL Server
16 217 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
17 202 (9.06%) Azure
18 198 (8.88%) Management Information System
19 193 (8.66%) Continuous Improvement
20 181 (8.12%) JavaScript
21 169 (7.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 168 (7.54%) Office 365
23 165 (7.40%) Windows 10
24 162 (7.27%) C#
25 152 (6.82%) Change Management
26 147 (6.59%) Data Protection
27 145 (6.51%) Marketing
28 143 (6.42%) Risk Management
29 138 (6.19%) Document Management
29 138 (6.19%) iManage

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 83 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 77 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 29 (1.30%) CMS
3 29 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (0.94%) Skype for Business
6 19 (0.85%) Apache
6 19 (0.85%) IIS
7 17 (0.76%) Confluence
8 14 (0.63%) Apache Spark
9 13 (0.58%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.40%) WordPress
11 8 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.27%) Kentico
13 6 (0.27%) Moodle
14 5 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.22%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.18%) OpenEdge
15 4 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 269 (12.07%) Microsoft Office
2 124 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.22%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.22%) S-PLUS
8 5 (0.22%) SPSS
9 4 (0.18%) Stata
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.045%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.045%) Figma
10 1 (0.045%) InDesign
10 1 (0.045%) InVision
10 1 (0.045%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 51 (2.29%) Elite 3E
2 27 (1.21%) Carpe Diem
3 17 (0.76%) SAP CO
3 17 (0.76%) SAP FI
3 17 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
4 13 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
5 12 (0.54%) Visualfiles
6 10 (0.45%) SAP BPC
7 9 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (0.36%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.31%) Workday HCM
10 5 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
11 4 (0.18%) Infor M3
11 4 (0.18%) Magento
11 4 (0.18%) OpenText VIM for SAP
11 4 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
12 3 (0.13%) Relativity
12 3 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 3 (0.13%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 202 (9.06%) Azure
2 168 (7.54%) Office 365
3 111 (4.98%) SaaS
4 93 (4.17%) AWS
5 69 (3.10%) Power Platform
6 25 (1.12%) PaaS
7 22 (0.99%) GCP
8 20 (0.90%) IaaS
9 19 (0.85%) GitHub
10 17 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (0.67%) Serverless
12 13 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
13 12 (0.54%) Mimecast
14 11 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
15 8 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
16 7 (0.31%) Amazon S3
17 6 (0.27%) FinancialForce
17 6 (0.27%) OneDrive
17 6 (0.27%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 106 (4.76%) Firewall
2 82 (3.68%) DNS
3 68 (3.05%) DHCP
4 63 (2.83%) TCP/IP
5 52 (2.33%) WAN
6 46 (2.06%) VPN
7 42 (1.88%) LAN
8 38 (1.70%) SAN
9 33 (1.48%) Intranet
10 31 (1.39%) Network Security
11 29 (1.30%) Wireless
12 28 (1.26%) NAS
12 28 (1.26%) Skype
13 22 (0.99%) VoIP
14 19 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
15 18 (0.81%) Broadband
16 15 (0.67%) Internet
16 15 (0.67%) SSL
17 12 (0.54%) VLAN
17 12 (0.54%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (10.18%) SQL Server
2 105 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 87 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 65 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
5 64 (2.87%) Big Data
5 64 (2.87%) Power BI
6 55 (2.47%) Relational Database
7 42 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 39 (1.75%) RDBMS
9 30 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
10 23 (1.03%) MySQL
10 23 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
11 22 (0.99%) MongoDB
12 18 (0.81%) NoSQL
13 17 (0.76%) QlikView
14 12 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
14 12 (0.54%) Oracle Database
15 10 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
15 10 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 64 (2.87%) Git (software)
2 63 (2.83%) JIRA
3 28 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 24 (1.08%) Visual Studio
5 21 (0.94%) JIRA Agile
6 20 (0.90%) TeamCity
7 18 (0.81%) Jenkins
8 17 (0.76%) Selenium
8 17 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (0.72%) Gatling
10 15 (0.67%) gulp
11 13 (0.58%) JUnit
12 11 (0.49%) Cucumber
12 11 (0.49%) Grunt
12 11 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (0.36%) JMeter
15 7 (0.31%) Jasmine
15 7 (0.31%) webpack
16 6 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 666 (29.88%) Finance
2 458 (20.55%) Law
3 145 (6.51%) Marketing
4 123 (5.52%) Banking
5 110 (4.93%) Retail
6 76 (3.41%) Telecoms
7 59 (2.65%) Back Office
7 59 (2.65%) Front Office
8 41 (1.84%) Public Sector
9 32 (1.44%) Billing
10 31 (1.39%) Aerospace
11 29 (1.30%) Investment Banking
12 28 (1.26%) Publishing
13 19 (0.85%) Games
14 18 (0.81%) Manufacturing
15 17 (0.76%) Military
16 14 (0.63%) Advertising
17 7 (0.31%) Digital Economy
18 6 (0.27%) Local Government
18 6 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 445 (19.96%) Analyst
2 276 (12.38%) Developer
3 159 (7.13%) Architect
4 128 (5.74%) Project Manager
5 117 (5.25%) IT Manager
6 112 (5.02%) Consultant
7 107 (4.80%) IT Analyst
8 100 (4.49%) Service Analyst
9 98 (4.40%) Support Analyst
10 89 (3.99%) Service Desk Analyst
11 59 (2.65%) IT Support
11 59 (2.65%) Service Manager
12 55 (2.47%) Trainer
13 53 (2.38%) Business Analyst
14 49 (2.20%) Software Engineer
15 48 (2.15%) Applications Support
15 48 (2.15%) SQL Developer
16 46 (2.06%) Security Manager
16 46 (2.06%) Solutions Architect
17 45 (2.02%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (6.06%) .NET
2 119 (5.34%) HTML
3 99 (4.44%) CSS
4 76 (3.41%) Web Services
5 55 (2.47%) AngularJS
6 51 (2.29%) React
7 45 (2.02%) ASP.NET
8 43 (1.93%) HTML5
8 43 (1.93%) XML
9 42 (1.88%) RESTful
10 41 (1.84%) .NET Framework
11 38 (1.70%) jQuery
12 37 (1.66%) REST
13 31 (1.39%) JSON
14 29 (1.30%) Velocity
15 28 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
16 27 (1.21%) Node.js
17 22 (0.99%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 22 (0.99%) Qt
18 21 (0.94%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 217 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
2 198 (8.88%) Management Information System
3 88 (3.95%) User Experience
4 58 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
5 54 (2.42%) Fixed Income
6 43 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (1.57%) Data Centre
8 33 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
9 31 (1.39%) Mobile App
10 29 (1.30%) Algorithms
11 28 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
12 21 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
12 21 (0.94%) Equities
12 21 (0.94%) iPhone
13 20 (0.90%) Virtual Team
14 19 (0.85%) Blog
14 19 (0.85%) Smartphone
15 18 (0.81%) Data Structures
15 18 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 15 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 418 (18.75%) Windows
2 165 (7.40%) Windows 10
3 112 (5.02%) Windows Server
4 110 (4.93%) Linux
5 106 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 55 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 50 (2.24%) Unix
8 46 (2.06%) Android
9 34 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (1.44%) Apple iOS
11 13 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (0.54%) CentOS
12 12 (0.54%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.27%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.18%) VMS
15 3 (0.13%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.090%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.045%) Solaris
17 1 (0.045%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.045%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (20.32%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (14.36%) ITIL
3 291 (13.06%) Information Security
4 272 (12.20%) Project Management
5 262 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
6 235 (10.54%) Business Intelligence
7 193 (8.66%) Continuous Improvement
8 152 (6.82%) Change Management
9 147 (6.59%) Data Protection
10 143 (6.42%) Risk Management
11 138 (6.19%) Document Management
12 133 (5.97%) Cybersecurity
13 132 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 125 (5.61%) Analytics
15 113 (5.07%) Scrum
16 112 (5.02%) DevOps
17 111 (4.98%) Service Management
18 107 (4.80%) Decision-Making
19 98 (4.40%) CRM
19 98 (4.40%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 323 (14.49%) SQL
2 181 (8.12%) JavaScript
3 162 (7.27%) C#
4 125 (5.61%) Java
5 112 (5.02%) Python
6 89 (3.99%) PowerShell
7 77 (3.45%) T-SQL
8 58 (2.60%) C
9 41 (1.84%) C++
10 23 (1.03%) VB
11 21 (0.94%) PHP
12 18 (0.81%) Ruby
13 17 (0.76%) Bash Shell
14 16 (0.72%) Go
14 16 (0.72%) Perl
14 16 (0.72%) VBA
15 15 (0.67%) Java 8
15 15 (0.67%) VB.NET
16 14 (0.63%) Shell Script
17 13 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 330 (14.80%) Degree
2 90 (4.04%) Security Cleared
3 83 (3.72%) CISSP
4 79 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 76 (3.41%) SC Cleared
6 63 (2.83%) CISM
7 50 (2.24%) MCSE
8 45 (2.02%) CISA
9 44 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
10 42 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 41 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
12 38 (1.70%) CIMA
13 35 (1.57%) CFA
14 27 (1.21%) PMI Certification
15 26 (1.17%) CEH
16 24 (1.08%) GIAC
17 22 (0.99%) CCNP
18 20 (0.90%) PMP
19 19 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 18 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (7.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 133 (5.97%) GDPR
3 84 (3.77%) QA
4 82 (3.68%) SLA
5 69 (3.10%) NIST
6 59 (2.65%) PMO
7 58 (2.60%) PCI DSS
8 38 (1.70%) Cyber Essentials
9 33 (1.48%) COBIT
10 27 (1.21%) Data Quality
11 20 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 15 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 14 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 11 (0.49%) ISO 9001
15 10 (0.45%) NIST 800
16 8 (0.36%) ISO 14001
16 8 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 7 (0.31%) COSO
17 7 (0.31%) ISO 31000
18 6 (0.27%) PMBOK
System Software
1 248 (11.13%) Active Directory
2 75 (3.36%) Docker
3 45 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (1.53%) Hyper-V
4 34 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
5 27 (1.21%) XenApp
6 18 (0.81%) XenDesktop
7 17 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
8 12 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.40%) NFS
10 8 (0.36%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.27%) HDFS
12 5 (0.22%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.18%) iptables
13 4 (0.18%) vSphere
14 3 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 2 (0.090%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.090%) Postfix
15 2 (0.090%) Samba
15 2 (0.090%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 59 (2.65%) SCCM
2 41 (1.84%) Kubernetes
3 23 (1.03%) Puppet
4 20 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (0.81%) Ansible
6 12 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
6 12 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 11 (0.49%) DameWare
8 9 (0.40%) Netcool
9 8 (0.36%) Salt
9 8 (0.36%) SCOM
10 7 (0.31%) WSUS
11 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.22%) CASB
12 5 (0.22%) TeamSite
12 5 (0.22%) Thomson Reuters DACS
13 4 (0.18%) Nagios
13 4 (0.18%) SCSM
13 4 (0.18%) Terraform
14 3 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 478 (21.44%) Microsoft
2 138 (6.19%) iManage
3 127 (5.70%) Citrix
4 92 (4.13%) VMware
5 86 (3.86%) Cisco
6 73 (3.28%) SAP
7 55 (2.47%) Oracle
8 53 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
9 47 (2.11%) Intapp
10 35 (1.57%) Casewise
11 34 (1.53%) ServiceNow
12 29 (1.30%) Tableau
13 26 (1.17%) Atlassian
13 26 (1.17%) Red Hat
14 24 (1.08%) Aderant
15 23 (1.03%) Palo Alto
16 21 (0.94%) LexisNexis
17 20 (0.90%) Juniper
18 17 (0.76%) CheckPoint
18 17 (0.76%) Sony