Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legal
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 175 184 164
Rank change year-on-year +9 -20 +6
Permanent jobs citing Legal 2,469 2,824 3,753
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.01% 1.87% 2.14%
As % of the General category 5.03% 4.56% 4.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1,768 2,093 2,823
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £84,125 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +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 49,127 61,865 76,126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.90% 40.87% 43.42%
Number of salaries quoted 37,320 47,176 59,353
UK median annual salary £55,453 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.82% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,250 £29,981
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 26 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Legal in the UK

Legal
Top 16 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 26 February 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 +14 2,319 £50,000 -4.76% 1,246
UK excluding London +35 1,209 £42,500 -5.56% 1,100
London +8 1,187 £60,000 +9.09% 256
South East +34 371 £50,000 -9.09% 239
North of England +12 350 £40,000 -11.11% 257
North West +7 218 £45,000 - 150
Midlands +40 171 £50,000 +8.11% 108
South West +26 145 £45,000 +20.00% 280
East of England +76 142 £50,000 -18.37% 113
West Midlands +38 127 £52,500 +16.67% 72
Yorkshire +36 125 £37,500 -6.25% 89
East Midlands +30 45 £52,500 - 36
Scotland +37 44 £53,240 -2.95% 47
Wales +6 23 £47,500 +5.56% 55
Northern Ireland +13 19 £39,500 +12.86% 8
North East +12 9 £58,249 -16.19% 18

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 696 (28.19%) Finance
2 614 (24.87%) Law
3 589 (23.86%) Microsoft
4 547 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
5 424 (17.17%) SQL
6 393 (15.92%) Windows
7 381 (15.43%) Problem-Solving
8 356 (14.42%) Information Security
9 352 (14.26%) Degree
10 338 (13.69%) SQL Server
11 316 (12.80%) Azure
12 290 (11.75%) Business Intelligence
13 285 (11.54%) Project Management
14 284 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
15 280 (11.34%) Microsoft Office
16 279 (11.30%) .NET
17 270 (10.94%) C#
18 257 (10.41%) Analytics
19 248 (10.04%) ITIL
20 230 (9.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 227 (9.19%) Active Directory
22 221 (8.95%) Python
23 217 (8.79%) Management Information System
24 205 (8.30%) Office 365
25 199 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
26 193 (7.82%) Scrum
27 191 (7.74%) JavaScript
28 188 (7.61%) Cybersecurity
29 184 (7.45%) GDPR
30 179 (7.25%) Risk Management

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
1 123 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 63 (2.55%) MS Exchange
3 41 (1.66%) Confluence
4 39 (1.58%) Apache Spark
5 34 (1.38%) IIS
6 29 (1.17%) CMS
7 28 (1.13%) Skype for Business
8 21 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
9 18 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
9 18 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (0.61%) NetWeaver
11 15 (0.61%) SAP Portal
12 13 (0.53%) Apache
13 10 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.41%) WordPress
14 9 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.20%) NServiceBus
16 4 (0.16%) Headless CMS
16 4 (0.16%) nginx
Applications
1 280 (11.34%) Microsoft Office
2 174 (7.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 96 (3.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.69%) InfoPath
5 17 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.61%) Adobe XD
6 15 (0.61%) InVision
6 15 (0.61%) LibreOffice
6 15 (0.61%) Zeplin
7 14 (0.57%) AutoCAD
8 10 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.32%) SPSS
10 6 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.16%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.12%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.12%) Camtasia
12 3 (0.12%) Sketch
12 3 (0.12%) Stata
13 2 (0.081%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 50 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.54%) Elite 3E
3 15 (0.61%) SAP CRM
3 15 (0.61%) Visualfiles
4 10 (0.41%) Carpe Diem
5 7 (0.28%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 5 (0.20%) Relativity
7 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.16%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 316 (12.80%) Azure
2 205 (8.30%) Office 365
3 169 (6.84%) AWS
4 139 (5.63%) SaaS
5 68 (2.75%) Power Platform
6 58 (2.35%) Serverless
7 56 (2.27%) GCP
8 55 (2.23%) PaaS
9 34 (1.38%) GitHub
10 33 (1.34%) IaaS
11 25 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
12 21 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
12 21 (0.85%) npm
13 15 (0.61%) Mimecast
14 13 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (0.45%) Amazon S3
16 10 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
17 7 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
17 7 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
17 7 (0.28%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 130 (5.27%) Firewall
2 81 (3.28%) LAN
3 68 (2.75%) DNS
4 64 (2.59%) WAN
5 61 (2.47%) VPN
6 60 (2.43%) Internet
7 54 (2.19%) DHCP
8 40 (1.62%) TCP/IP
9 39 (1.58%) Network Security
10 33 (1.34%) Wireless
11 31 (1.26%) SAN
12 28 (1.13%) Intranet
12 28 (1.13%) Skype
13 26 (1.05%) VoIP
14 19 (0.77%) MPLS
14 19 (0.77%) VLAN
15 18 (0.73%) SSL
16 17 (0.69%) Remote Desktop
17 16 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
18 13 (0.53%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (13.69%) SQL Server
2 157 (6.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 84 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 82 (3.32%) Data Lake
5 73 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
6 71 (2.88%) Big Data
7 67 (2.71%) Oracle Reports
8 66 (2.67%) Power BI
9 41 (1.66%) Relational Database
10 35 (1.42%) QlikView
11 32 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 31 (1.26%) SAP HANA
13 28 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
13 28 (1.13%) Snowflake Schema
14 24 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
15 23 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
16 20 (0.81%) Hadoop
17 19 (0.77%) BigQuery
18 17 (0.69%) Neo4j
19 16 (0.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 95 (3.85%) JIRA
2 66 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 63 (2.55%) Visual Studio
4 48 (1.94%) Jenkins
5 44 (1.78%) Git (software)
5 44 (1.78%) TeamCity
6 33 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 25 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
8 21 (0.85%) Jasmine
8 21 (0.85%) Karma Test Runner
9 17 (0.69%) Axure RP
9 17 (0.69%) Balsamiq
10 16 (0.65%) Selenium
11 15 (0.61%) LSMW
12 10 (0.41%) Bitbucket
12 10 (0.41%) git-flow
12 10 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (0.36%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.28%) SpecFlow
14 7 (0.28%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 696 (28.19%) Finance
2 614 (24.87%) Law
3 162 (6.56%) Marketing
4 146 (5.91%) Telecoms
5 77 (3.12%) Public Sector
6 75 (3.04%) Banking
7 69 (2.79%) Retail
8 59 (2.39%) Back Office
9 47 (1.90%) Manufacturing
10 36 (1.46%) Front Office
11 35 (1.42%) Billing
12 25 (1.01%) Advertising
13 20 (0.81%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.69%) Games
15 13 (0.53%) Aerospace
15 13 (0.53%) Digital Economy
16 12 (0.49%) Investment Banking
17 10 (0.41%) Publishing
18 9 (0.36%) Local Government
19 7 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 378 (15.31%) Analyst
2 307 (12.43%) Developer
3 138 (5.59%) Architect
4 109 (4.41%) IT Manager
5 107 (4.33%) Project Manager
6 99 (4.01%) Support Analyst
7 91 (3.69%) Security Manager
8 85 (3.44%) Consultant
9 78 (3.16%) Information Manager
10 74 (3.00%) Information Security Manager
11 73 (2.96%) Applications Support
12 70 (2.84%) IT Support
13 69 (2.79%) IT Analyst
14 66 (2.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 61 (2.47%) .NET Developer
15 61 (2.47%) Service Analyst
16 60 (2.43%) Team Leader
17 59 (2.39%) Senior Analyst
18 58 (2.35%) Support Engineer
19 57 (2.31%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (11.30%) .NET
2 106 (4.29%) AngularJS
3 101 (4.09%) HTML
4 98 (3.97%) CSS
5 95 (3.85%) .NET Framework
6 93 (3.77%) ASP.NET
7 85 (3.44%) Web Services
8 67 (2.71%) Node.js
9 59 (2.39%) REST
10 58 (2.35%) XML
11 57 (2.31%) ASP.NET Web API
12 56 (2.27%) RESTful
13 53 (2.15%) Angular 2
14 52 (2.11%) JSON
15 48 (1.94%) React
16 45 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
17 40 (1.62%) Entity Framework
18 35 (1.42%) HTML5
19 34 (1.38%) Sass
20 33 (1.34%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 284 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
2 217 (8.79%) Management Information System
3 134 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
4 83 (3.36%) User Experience
5 55 (2.23%) Data Centre
6 36 (1.46%) Data Structures
6 36 (1.46%) Fixed Income
7 32 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
8 31 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
8 31 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
9 30 (1.22%) Mobile App
10 25 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
11 22 (0.89%) iPhone
11 22 (0.89%) Private Cloud
12 18 (0.73%) Driving Licence
12 18 (0.73%) Replication
12 18 (0.73%) SWIFT
13 16 (0.65%) Blackberry
13 16 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
13 16 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 393 (15.92%) Windows
2 134 (5.43%) Windows 10
3 119 (4.82%) Windows Server
4 90 (3.65%) Linux
5 69 (2.79%) Windows 7
6 50 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (1.05%) Unix
9 23 (0.93%) Android
9 23 (0.93%) Ubuntu
10 14 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (0.53%) CentOS
11 13 (0.53%) Fedora
11 13 (0.53%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.45%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.41%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.081%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.081%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.081%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.041%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
2 381 (15.43%) Problem-Solving
3 356 (14.42%) Information Security
4 290 (11.75%) Business Intelligence
5 285 (11.54%) Project Management
6 257 (10.41%) Analytics
7 248 (10.04%) ITIL
8 199 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 193 (7.82%) Scrum
10 188 (7.61%) Cybersecurity
11 179 (7.25%) Risk Management
12 178 (7.21%) Data Protection
13 168 (6.80%) CRM
14 151 (6.12%) Service Delivery
15 150 (6.08%) Change Management
16 148 (5.99%) Continuous Improvement
17 144 (5.83%) Project Delivery
18 142 (5.75%) Data Analysis
19 132 (5.35%) DevOps
19 132 (5.35%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 424 (17.17%) SQL
2 270 (10.94%) C#
3 221 (8.95%) Python
4 191 (7.74%) JavaScript
5 129 (5.22%) Java
6 124 (5.02%) PowerShell
7 74 (3.00%) T-SQL
8 68 (2.75%) C
9 59 (2.39%) TypeScript
10 38 (1.54%) PHP
11 36 (1.46%) Ruby
12 30 (1.22%) ES6
12 30 (1.22%) VBA
13 29 (1.17%) Scala
14 25 (1.01%) VB.NET
15 24 (0.97%) R
16 23 (0.93%) Bash Shell
17 21 (0.85%) F#
18 16 (0.65%) VB
19 15 (0.61%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 352 (14.26%) Degree
2 151 (6.12%) CISSP
3 121 (4.90%) CISM
4 105 (4.25%) Security Cleared
5 76 (3.08%) CISA
6 75 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 67 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
8 52 (2.11%) SC Cleared
9 49 (1.98%) CCNA
10 44 (1.78%) MCSE
11 34 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
12 29 (1.17%) CompTIA Security+
13 28 (1.13%) GIAC
14 23 (0.93%) DV Cleared
15 22 (0.89%) Network+ Certification
15 22 (0.89%) SANS
16 20 (0.81%) SSCP
17 19 (0.77%) CCNP
18 17 (0.69%) HND
19 16 (0.65%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (9.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 184 (7.45%) GDPR
3 98 (3.97%) SLA
4 88 (3.56%) PCI DSS
5 80 (3.24%) QA
6 59 (2.39%) GAAP
7 58 (2.35%) NIST
8 46 (1.86%) PMO
9 39 (1.58%) Cyber Essentials
10 32 (1.30%) COBIT
10 32 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 24 (0.97%) Data Quality
12 17 (0.69%) HIPAA
13 16 (0.65%) ISO 9001
14 12 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 11 (0.45%) FISMA
16 10 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 10 (0.41%) NCSC
17 8 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 8 (0.32%) NIST 800
System Software
1 227 (9.19%) Active Directory
2 70 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (2.03%) Docker
4 34 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 30 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (0.81%) Terminal Services
7 15 (0.61%) vSphere
7 15 (0.61%) XenApp
8 13 (0.53%) NFS
8 13 (0.53%) Samba
8 13 (0.53%) VirtualBox
8 13 (0.53%) Xen
9 9 (0.36%) HDFS
10 7 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.12%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.081%) Apache Flume
14 2 (0.081%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 35 (1.42%) SCCM
2 34 (1.38%) Ansible
2 34 (1.38%) Kubernetes
3 28 (1.13%) vCenter Server
4 21 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
4 21 (0.85%) Puppet
5 13 (0.53%) Nagios
5 13 (0.53%) OpenNMS
5 13 (0.53%) ZABBIX
6 11 (0.45%) AirWatch
6 11 (0.45%) EnCase
6 11 (0.45%) FTK
7 10 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (0.36%) Terraform
9 8 (0.32%) Fluentd
9 8 (0.32%) Grafana
9 8 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.32%) Thomson Reuters DACS
10 7 (0.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 6 (0.24%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 589 (23.86%) Microsoft
2 127 (5.14%) Oracle
3 122 (4.94%) iManage
4 119 (4.82%) Tableau
4 119 (4.82%) VMware
5 118 (4.78%) Citrix
6 92 (3.73%) Cisco
7 73 (2.96%) Cadence
8 69 (2.79%) Intapp
9 60 (2.43%) Blue Prism
9 60 (2.43%) Teradata
10 59 (2.39%) Alteryx
10 59 (2.39%) Automation Anywhere
10 59 (2.39%) UiPath
11 57 (2.31%) SAP
12 56 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
13 54 (2.19%) Adobe
14 48 (1.94%) Aderant
15 39 (1.58%) ServiceNow
16 38 (1.54%) NetApp