Period
to 12 April 2021

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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legal
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 144 166 193
Rank change year-on-year +22 +27 -20
Permanent jobs citing Legal 1,910 2,392 2,689
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.31% 2.11% 1.81%
As % of the General category 5.84% 5.25% 4.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,048 1,641 2,001
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year +5.88% -12.82% +8.33%

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 32,690 45,553 60,044
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.61% 40.13% 40.32%
Number of salaries quoted 23,688 34,985 45,915
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,500 £57,105 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.44% +3.83% +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,450 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.56% -

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 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Legal in the UK

Legal
Top 18 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 12 April 2021. 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 +18 1,721 £55,000 +10.00% 931
UK excluding London +36 1,039 £45,000 +5.88% 894
London -12 724 £60,000 +9.09% 155
South East +54 315 £54,000 +8.00% 161
North of England 0 264 £45,000 +12.50% 202
South West +59 246 £38,000 -0.65% 166
Work from Home -97 204 £55,000 - 71
North West +1 160 £45,000 +12.50% 96
Midlands -19 110 £50,750 +12.78% 133
Yorkshire +5 91 £45,000 +20.00% 83
West Midlands -15 68 £51,500 +11.96% 87
Scotland +19 56 £40,500 -10.00% 77
East Midlands +10 42 £38,000 -15.56% 45
East of England -25 42 £55,000 +10.00% 114
North East +17 13 £30,000 -36.84% 24
Wales +21 11 £65,000 +36.84% 39
Northern Ireland -8 4 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Channel Islands - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, 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.

1 581 (30.42%) Law
2 453 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
3 446 (23.35%) Finance
4 322 (16.86%) Microsoft
5 286 (14.97%) Data Protection
6 285 (14.92%) Information Security
7 253 (13.25%) Project Management
8 252 (13.19%) GDPR
9 248 (12.98%) Management Information System
10 242 (12.67%) Azure
11 220 (11.52%) Business Intelligence
12 219 (11.47%) Windows
13 207 (10.84%) Cybersecurity
14 191 (10.00%) ITIL
15 188 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
16 186 (9.74%) Analytics
17 181 (9.48%) Degree
18 180 (9.42%) SQL
19 159 (8.32%) Marketing
20 158 (8.27%) Python
21 155 (8.12%) Manufacturing
22 146 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
23 143 (7.49%) Active Directory
24 142 (7.43%) Software Engineering
25 141 (7.38%) DevOps
25 141 (7.38%) Microsoft 365
26 134 (7.02%) Matrix Organization
26 134 (7.02%) Artificial Intelligence
27 131 (6.86%) Pharmaceutical
27 131 (6.86%) Scrum

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 54 (2.83%) SharePoint
2 53 (2.77%) Confluence
3 40 (2.09%) CMS
4 39 (2.04%) MS Exchange
5 29 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (0.99%) IIS
7 14 (0.73%) WordPress
8 11 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
8 11 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.31%) Apache
11 6 (0.31%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.26%) SAS
12 5 (0.26%) Tornado
13 4 (0.21%) Appian
14 3 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
14 3 (0.16%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.16%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.10%) Documentum
Applications
1 111 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.89%) Photoshop
5 15 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.42%) Adobe After Effects
7 8 (0.42%) InDesign
7 8 (0.42%) MS Visio
8 7 (0.37%) Sketch
9 6 (0.31%) Camtasia
9 6 (0.31%) Gephi
9 6 (0.31%) InVision
9 6 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.26%) Final Cut Pro
10 5 (0.26%) GIMP
10 5 (0.26%) Simulink
11 3 (0.16%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.16%) Figma
Business Applications
1 33 (1.73%) Visualfiles
2 27 (1.41%) Elite 3E
3 21 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
4 18 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (0.84%) SAP FSCM
6 14 (0.73%) Loan IQ
7 13 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
8 12 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 8 (0.42%) NetSuite
10 6 (0.31%) SAP HR
11 5 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
12 3 (0.16%) Sentinel
13 2 (0.10%) Carpe Diem
13 2 (0.10%) Infor M3
13 2 (0.10%) OpenText VIM for SAP
13 2 (0.10%) Relativity
13 2 (0.10%) SAP HR-PA
13 2 (0.10%) SAP Payroll
13 2 (0.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
14 1 (0.052%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 242 (12.67%) Azure
2 141 (7.38%) Microsoft 365
3 120 (6.28%) AWS
4 101 (5.29%) SaaS
5 67 (3.51%) Power Platform
6 51 (2.67%) Serverless
7 33 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
8 30 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
8 30 (1.57%) IaaS
9 29 (1.52%) PaaS
10 28 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
11 24 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (1.26%) GCP
12 21 (1.10%) Amazon S3
13 20 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
14 17 (0.89%) Amazon ECS
15 14 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
16 11 (0.58%) AWS Fargate
16 11 (0.58%) Heroku
16 11 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 71 (3.72%) Firewall
2 40 (2.09%) DNS
3 34 (1.78%) Network Security
4 28 (1.47%) DHCP
5 23 (1.20%) VPN
6 20 (1.05%) Internet
7 17 (0.89%) Intranet
8 14 (0.73%) LAN
9 13 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
9 13 (0.68%) TCP/IP
10 12 (0.63%) WAN
10 12 (0.63%) Wireless
11 11 (0.58%) HTTP
11 11 (0.58%) SAN
11 11 (0.58%) SSL
12 10 (0.52%) 5G
12 10 (0.52%) VoIP
13 9 (0.47%) MPLS
14 7 (0.37%) 3GPP
14 7 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (4.76%) Big Data
2 80 (4.19%) SQL Server
3 53 (2.77%) Power BI
4 49 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
5 47 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 45 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 41 (2.15%) Relational Database
8 40 (2.09%) MySQL
9 30 (1.57%) MongoDB
10 23 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
11 22 (1.15%) NoSQL
11 22 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (0.84%) Apache Accumulo
13 13 (0.68%) GIS
13 13 (0.68%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.58%) Cosmos DB
15 10 (0.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (0.42%) Data Mining
17 8 (0.42%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 90 (4.71%) JIRA
2 65 (3.40%) Jenkins
3 50 (2.62%) Git (software)
4 13 (0.68%) Selenium
5 9 (0.47%) Bitbucket
5 9 (0.47%) Cypress.io
5 9 (0.47%) Ranorex
6 7 (0.37%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.31%) Bitbucket Server
7 6 (0.31%) git-flow
7 6 (0.31%) GitLab
8 5 (0.26%) Artifactory
8 5 (0.26%) JUnit
8 5 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.21%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.21%) Subversion
9 4 (0.21%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.16%) Balsamiq
10 3 (0.16%) SpecFlow
General
1 581 (30.42%) Law
2 446 (23.35%) Finance
3 159 (8.32%) Marketing
4 155 (8.12%) Manufacturing
5 131 (6.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 75 (3.93%) Banking
7 68 (3.56%) Retail
8 64 (3.35%) Telecoms
9 49 (2.57%) Public Sector
10 41 (2.15%) Games
11 40 (2.09%) Advertising
12 31 (1.62%) Financial Institution
13 29 (1.52%) Electronics
14 23 (1.20%) Billing
15 22 (1.15%) Digital Economy
15 22 (1.15%) Investment Banking
15 22 (1.15%) Local Government
16 19 (0.99%) Back Office
17 16 (0.84%) Front Office
17 16 (0.84%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 264 (13.82%) Analyst
2 186 (9.74%) Developer
3 130 (6.81%) Administrator
4 115 (6.02%) Data Administrator
5 82 (4.29%) Software Engineer
6 77 (4.03%) Consultant
7 68 (3.56%) Architect
8 66 (3.46%) IT Manager
9 61 (3.19%) IT Analyst
10 58 (3.04%) Project Manager
11 49 (2.57%) Business Analyst
12 41 (2.15%) Security Analyst
13 37 (1.94%) Service Analyst
14 36 (1.88%) Senior Developer
15 35 (1.83%) Team Leader
16 34 (1.78%) Solutions Architect
17 31 (1.62%) Product Manager
17 31 (1.62%) Senior Software Engineer
18 30 (1.57%) Information Analyst
19 29 (1.52%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (5.76%) .NET
2 59 (3.09%) React
3 58 (3.04%) CSS
4 56 (2.93%) HTML
5 47 (2.46%) Kafka
6 45 (2.36%) Apache NiFi
7 42 (2.20%) REST
8 41 (2.15%) Web Services
9 37 (1.94%) .NET Core
10 35 (1.83%) XML
11 34 (1.78%) ASP.NET
12 33 (1.73%) AngularJS
13 26 (1.36%) HTML5
14 25 (1.31%) .NET Framework
15 22 (1.15%) SOAP
16 19 (0.99%) Node.js
16 19 (0.99%) RabbitMQ
17 18 (0.94%) JSON
18 16 (0.84%) Natural Language Processing
18 16 (0.84%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 248 (12.98%) Management Information System
2 146 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 106 (5.55%) Driving Licence
4 97 (5.08%) User Experience
5 73 (3.82%) Cyberattack
6 49 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
7 42 (2.20%) Blog
8 35 (1.83%) Social Media
9 27 (1.41%) Mobile App
10 24 (1.26%) Algorithms
10 24 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
11 19 (0.99%) Cloud Native
12 18 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
13 17 (0.89%) Analytical Mindset
13 17 (0.89%) PKI
14 14 (0.73%) Data Structures
14 14 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
15 13 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
15 13 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
15 13 (0.68%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 219 (11.47%) Windows
2 113 (5.92%) Linux
3 101 (5.29%) Windows 10
4 57 (2.98%) Windows Server
5 39 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (1.88%) CentOS
7 19 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (0.94%) Windows Server 2016
9 15 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (0.68%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.52%) Unix
12 9 (0.47%) Android
12 9 (0.47%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
13 7 (0.37%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.26%) SUSE
14 5 (0.26%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.26%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (14.97%) Data Protection
3 285 (14.92%) Information Security
4 253 (13.25%) Project Management
5 220 (11.52%) Business Intelligence
6 207 (10.84%) Cybersecurity
7 191 (10.00%) ITIL
8 188 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
9 186 (9.74%) Analytics
10 142 (7.43%) Software Engineering
11 141 (7.38%) DevOps
12 134 (7.02%) Artificial Intelligence
12 134 (7.02%) Matrix Organization
13 131 (6.86%) Coaching
13 131 (6.86%) Scrum
14 129 (6.75%) Machine Learning
15 123 (6.44%) Mentoring
15 123 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
16 119 (6.23%) Line Management
17 111 (5.81%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 180 (9.42%) SQL
2 158 (8.27%) Python
3 104 (5.45%) JavaScript
4 102 (5.34%) C#
5 90 (4.71%) C
6 86 (4.50%) Java
7 66 (3.46%) PowerShell
8 46 (2.41%) Bash Shell
9 45 (2.36%) C++
10 33 (1.73%) T-SQL
11 27 (1.41%) Perl
12 23 (1.20%) R
13 22 (1.15%) PHP
14 18 (0.94%) Ruby
15 13 (0.68%) ES6
15 13 (0.68%) TypeScript
16 11 (0.58%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.26%) Scala
18 4 (0.21%) Go
18 4 (0.21%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 181 (9.48%) Degree
2 103 (5.39%) Security Cleared
3 81 (4.24%) DBS Check
4 66 (3.46%) CISSP
5 40 (2.09%) CISM
6 36 (1.88%) SC Cleared
7 33 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (1.68%) CEH
9 31 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 28 (1.47%) CompTIA Security+
10 28 (1.47%) DV Cleared
11 26 (1.36%) CCNA
12 16 (0.84%) MOS
13 15 (0.79%) CISA
13 15 (0.79%) GIAC
13 15 (0.79%) MCSE
13 15 (0.79%) PhD
13 15 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 13 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 252 (13.19%) GDPR
2 123 (6.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (3.14%) SLA
4 54 (2.83%) NIST
5 47 (2.46%) QA
6 40 (2.09%) Cyber Essentials
7 38 (1.99%) Data Quality
8 35 (1.83%) PCI DSS
8 35 (1.83%) PMO
9 18 (0.94%) GRC
9 18 (0.94%) MiFID
10 16 (0.84%) EMIR
11 15 (0.79%) ISO 9001
12 14 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
13 13 (0.68%) COBIT
13 13 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 12 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 9 (0.47%) Def Stans
16 6 (0.31%) NIST 800
17 5 (0.26%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 143 (7.49%) Active Directory
2 113 (5.92%) Docker
3 46 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.31%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.21%) NFS
8 3 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.16%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.16%) KVM
8 3 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.16%) vSphere
8 3 (0.16%) XenApp
9 2 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.10%) Samba
9 2 (0.10%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.10%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 76 (3.98%) Ansible
2 73 (3.82%) Kubernetes
3 58 (3.04%) SCCM
4 35 (1.83%) Terraform
5 24 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 18 (0.94%) Puppet
7 11 (0.58%) Kibana
8 9 (0.47%) Nessus
8 9 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.47%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (0.37%) EnCase
10 6 (0.31%) Oozie
11 4 (0.21%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.21%) Grafana
11 4 (0.21%) Nagios
11 4 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.16%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.16%) MOM
13 2 (0.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 322 (16.86%) Microsoft
2 79 (4.14%) iManage
3 74 (3.87%) Lumesse
4 68 (3.56%) SAP
5 64 (3.35%) Citrix
6 63 (3.30%) VMware
7 56 (2.93%) Intapp
8 46 (2.41%) Oracle
9 41 (2.15%) Cisco
10 36 (1.88%) Red Hat
11 32 (1.68%) Aderant
12 26 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
13 24 (1.26%) Google
14 23 (1.20%) Adobe
14 23 (1.20%) ServiceNow
15 21 (1.10%) Remedy
16 19 (0.99%) Apple
17 18 (0.94%) Murex
18 17 (0.89%) Reuters
19 13 (0.68%) HP