Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legal
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 198 202 173
Rank change year-on-year +4 -29 +2
Permanent jobs citing Legal 2,251 2,755 3,828
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 1.73% 2.13%
As % of the General category 4.28% 4.12% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,643 2,070 2,656
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,700 £30,000
90th Percentile £84,750 £80,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +2.27%

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 52,616 66,905 81,242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.59% 42.11% 45.18%
Number of salaries quoted 39,847 51,340 59,778
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 8 December 2019.

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 8 December 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 +7 2,124 £50,000 - 1,232
UK excluding London +36 1,139 £42,500 -5.56% 1,062
London -29 1,044 £60,000 +9.09% 264
South East +61 388 £50,000 -1.96% 203
North of England +17 352 £40,000 -11.11% 267
North West -3 237 £40,000 -11.11% 152
Midlands +28 148 £45,000 +5.88% 100
West Midlands +26 114 £47,500 +11.76% 64
Yorkshire +15 114 £37,500 -11.76% 99
South West +24 112 £40,000 +1.91% 300
East of England +58 91 £50,000 -16.67% 101
Scotland +15 38 £57,124 +16.58% 42
East Midlands +10 34 £52,500 +16.67% 36
Northern Ireland +12 17 £39,000 -23.90% 3
Wales +4 12 £54,000 +27.06% 50
North East +11 5 £60,000 -12.73% 16

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 641 (28.48%) Finance
2 526 (23.37%) Microsoft
3 504 (22.39%) Law
4 503 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
5 409 (18.17%) Windows
6 339 (15.06%) Information Security
7 336 (14.93%) Degree
8 310 (13.77%) SQL
9 293 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
10 270 (11.99%) Business Intelligence
11 266 (11.82%) Project Management
12 265 (11.77%) Azure
13 263 (11.68%) Microsoft Office
14 244 (10.84%) ITIL
15 236 (10.48%) SQL Server
16 216 (9.60%) Active Directory
17 215 (9.55%) C#
18 210 (9.33%) .NET
19 207 (9.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 202 (8.97%) Management Information System
20 202 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
21 183 (8.13%) Data Protection
22 177 (7.86%) Continuous Improvement
23 173 (7.69%) JavaScript
24 170 (7.55%) Cybersecurity
25 167 (7.42%) GDPR
26 165 (7.33%) Office 365
27 160 (7.11%) Change Management
28 155 (6.89%) Scrum
29 153 (6.80%) Marketing

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 81 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 61 (2.71%) MS Exchange
3 37 (1.64%) Confluence
4 35 (1.55%) IIS
5 27 (1.20%) Apache Spark
5 27 (1.20%) CMS
6 24 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (0.76%) Apache
8 16 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (0.62%) WordPress
10 12 (0.53%) Skype for Business
11 11 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
12 9 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 6 (0.27%) Kentico
15 5 (0.22%) Moodle
15 5 (0.22%) NetWeaver
15 5 (0.22%) SAP Portal
16 4 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 263 (11.68%) Microsoft Office
2 150 (6.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 79 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.36%) LibreOffice
8 7 (0.31%) Acrobat
8 7 (0.31%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.27%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.27%) InVision
10 5 (0.22%) Adobe XD
10 5 (0.22%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.22%) Zeplin
11 4 (0.18%) S-PLUS
12 3 (0.13%) Camtasia
12 3 (0.13%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.13%) SPSS
12 3 (0.13%) Stata
Business Applications
1 31 (1.38%) Elite 3E
2 23 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.67%) Visualfiles
4 9 (0.40%) Carpe Diem
5 7 (0.31%) Workday HCM
6 5 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
6 5 (0.22%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.18%) Magento
8 3 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.13%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.13%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.13%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.13%) Veritas eDiscovery
9 2 (0.089%) Distributed Ledger
10 1 (0.044%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 1 (0.044%) SAP MM
10 1 (0.044%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.044%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 265 (11.77%) Azure
2 165 (7.33%) Office 365
3 140 (6.22%) SaaS
4 119 (5.29%) AWS
5 57 (2.53%) Power Platform
6 35 (1.55%) Serverless
7 32 (1.42%) PaaS
8 25 (1.11%) GCP
9 22 (0.98%) GitHub
9 22 (0.98%) IaaS
10 20 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (0.62%) Amazon S3
11 14 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
12 13 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
13 12 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
14 11 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
15 10 (0.44%) Mimecast
16 9 (0.40%) npm
16 9 (0.40%) OneDrive
17 7 (0.31%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 140 (6.22%) Firewall
2 65 (2.89%) DNS
3 55 (2.44%) LAN
4 51 (2.27%) VPN
4 51 (2.27%) WAN
5 47 (2.09%) DHCP
6 38 (1.69%) TCP/IP
7 37 (1.64%) Internet
8 36 (1.60%) SAN
9 35 (1.55%) Intranet
10 30 (1.33%) Wireless
11 27 (1.20%) Network Security
12 23 (1.02%) SSL
13 21 (0.93%) VLAN
14 20 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
15 19 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
16 18 (0.80%) Broadband
16 18 (0.80%) VoIP
17 16 (0.71%) NetScaler
18 15 (0.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 125 (5.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 77 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 70 (3.11%) Big Data
5 63 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
6 55 (2.44%) Relational Database
7 51 (2.27%) Power BI
8 36 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
9 31 (1.38%) RDBMS
10 30 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 28 (1.24%) NoSQL
12 21 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
13 19 (0.84%) Snowflake Schema
14 17 (0.76%) MySQL
15 15 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
15 15 (0.67%) Apache Hive
15 15 (0.67%) MongoDB
16 14 (0.62%) Data Lake
16 14 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
17 13 (0.58%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 69 (3.07%) JIRA
2 52 (2.31%) Visual Studio
3 44 (1.95%) Git (software)
4 40 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (1.42%) Jenkins
6 30 (1.33%) TeamCity
7 22 (0.98%) Selenium
8 16 (0.71%) gulp
9 15 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
10 14 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (0.53%) Jasmine
12 11 (0.49%) Cucumber
13 9 (0.40%) Grunt
13 9 (0.40%) Karma Test Runner
14 8 (0.36%) JMeter
14 8 (0.36%) SpecFlow
14 8 (0.36%) WebDriver
15 7 (0.31%) Balsamiq
16 6 (0.27%) Gatling
16 6 (0.27%) git-flow
General
1 641 (28.48%) Finance
2 504 (22.39%) Law
3 153 (6.80%) Marketing
4 109 (4.84%) Banking
5 108 (4.80%) Telecoms
6 104 (4.62%) Retail
7 69 (3.07%) Public Sector
8 63 (2.80%) Back Office
9 49 (2.18%) Front Office
10 32 (1.42%) Billing
11 24 (1.07%) Investment Banking
12 23 (1.02%) Publishing
13 22 (0.98%) Aerospace
14 21 (0.93%) Manufacturing
15 15 (0.67%) Games
16 14 (0.62%) Advertising
17 11 (0.49%) Financial Institution
18 9 (0.40%) Digital Economy
18 9 (0.40%) Electronics
19 6 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 357 (15.86%) Analyst
2 275 (12.22%) Developer
3 188 (8.35%) Architect
4 117 (5.20%) Project Manager
5 104 (4.62%) IT Manager
6 87 (3.86%) IT Analyst
7 85 (3.78%) Consultant
8 84 (3.73%) Support Analyst
9 75 (3.33%) Security Manager
10 72 (3.20%) Service Analyst
11 61 (2.71%) IT Support
12 60 (2.67%) Service Desk Analyst
13 56 (2.49%) Support Engineer
13 56 (2.49%) Trainer
14 53 (2.35%) Information Manager
15 52 (2.31%) .NET Developer
15 52 (2.31%) Business Analyst
15 52 (2.31%) Information Security Manager
16 51 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
17 45 (2.00%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (9.33%) .NET
2 95 (4.22%) CSS
3 93 (4.13%) AngularJS
4 91 (4.04%) HTML
5 87 (3.86%) ASP.NET
6 80 (3.55%) Web Services
7 69 (3.07%) .NET Framework
8 60 (2.67%) React
9 59 (2.62%) XML
10 52 (2.31%) REST
11 49 (2.18%) ASP.NET MVC
12 46 (2.04%) JSON
13 42 (1.87%) RESTful
14 35 (1.55%) Node.js
15 34 (1.51%) Entity Framework
16 33 (1.47%) jQuery
17 32 (1.42%) HTML5
18 27 (1.20%) Angular 2
18 27 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
18 27 (1.20%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 202 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
1 202 (8.97%) Management Information System
2 114 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
3 72 (3.20%) User Experience
4 46 (2.04%) Fixed Income
5 41 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 38 (1.69%) Data Centre
7 37 (1.64%) Data Structures
8 36 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
8 36 (1.60%) Mobile App
9 28 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
10 23 (1.02%) CMDB
11 21 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
11 21 (0.93%) SWIFT
12 20 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 20 (0.89%) e-Learning
13 19 (0.84%) Private Cloud
13 19 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
14 16 (0.71%) iPhone
14 16 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 409 (18.17%) Windows
2 143 (6.35%) Windows 10
3 109 (4.84%) Windows Server
4 96 (4.26%) Windows 7
5 77 (3.42%) Linux
6 45 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (1.42%) Unix
8 25 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (1.07%) Android
10 16 (0.71%) Apple iOS
11 15 (0.67%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.40%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.31%) CentOS
14 6 (0.27%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.089%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.044%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.044%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.044%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
2 339 (15.06%) Information Security
3 293 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
4 270 (11.99%) Business Intelligence
5 266 (11.82%) Project Management
6 244 (10.84%) ITIL
7 183 (8.13%) Data Protection
8 177 (7.86%) Continuous Improvement
9 170 (7.55%) Cybersecurity
10 160 (7.11%) Change Management
11 155 (6.89%) Scrum
12 142 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
13 135 (6.00%) Risk Management
14 124 (5.51%) CRM
15 118 (5.24%) Decision-Making
16 117 (5.20%) Analytics
16 117 (5.20%) Service Delivery
17 115 (5.11%) DevOps
18 109 (4.84%) Enterprise Architecture
19 107 (4.75%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 310 (13.77%) SQL
2 215 (9.55%) C#
3 173 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 113 (5.02%) Java
5 110 (4.89%) Python
6 99 (4.40%) PowerShell
7 68 (3.02%) C
8 58 (2.58%) T-SQL
9 28 (1.24%) PHP
9 28 (1.24%) VB
10 27 (1.20%) TypeScript
11 23 (1.02%) VB.NET
12 19 (0.84%) Scala
13 18 (0.80%) C++
14 17 (0.76%) ES6
15 14 (0.62%) Ruby
16 13 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 13 (0.58%) Perl
17 9 (0.40%) Bash Shell
17 9 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 336 (14.93%) Degree
2 113 (5.02%) CISSP
3 93 (4.13%) CISM
4 76 (3.38%) Security Cleared
5 68 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 64 (2.84%) CISA
7 50 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (1.87%) MCSE
9 41 (1.82%) SC Cleared
10 39 (1.73%) CIMA
11 37 (1.64%) CFA
12 35 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
13 25 (1.11%) CCNA
14 19 (0.84%) CCNP
14 19 (0.84%) DBS Check
15 18 (0.80%) MCSA
16 17 (0.76%) GIAC
16 17 (0.76%) HND
16 17 (0.76%) PMI Certification
16 17 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (9.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 167 (7.42%) GDPR
3 78 (3.47%) SLA
4 76 (3.38%) QA
5 69 (3.07%) NIST
6 68 (3.02%) PCI DSS
7 61 (2.71%) PMO
8 37 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
9 35 (1.55%) COBIT
10 28 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 27 (1.20%) Data Quality
12 19 (0.84%) HIPAA
13 16 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 13 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 11 (0.49%) FISMA
16 9 (0.40%) ISO 9001
16 9 (0.40%) NCSC
17 8 (0.36%) COSO
17 8 (0.36%) NIST 800
18 7 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 216 (9.60%) Active Directory
2 42 (1.87%) Docker
2 42 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
4 28 (1.24%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.71%) XenDesktop
6 15 (0.67%) XenApp
7 12 (0.53%) HDFS
7 12 (0.53%) Terminal Services
7 12 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.36%) vSphere
10 3 (0.13%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.089%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.044%) ACF2
12 1 (0.044%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.044%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.044%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.044%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (1.55%) SCCM
2 22 (0.98%) Kubernetes
3 17 (0.76%) Ansible
4 13 (0.58%) Puppet
5 12 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.40%) Terraform
7 8 (0.36%) vCenter Server
8 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (0.22%) CASB
9 5 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.22%) CSIRT
9 5 (0.22%) EnCase
9 5 (0.22%) FTK
9 5 (0.22%) SCOM
9 5 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.22%) TeamSite
9 5 (0.22%) Thomson Reuters DACS
10 4 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 526 (23.37%) Microsoft
2 117 (5.20%) Citrix
3 113 (5.02%) iManage
4 88 (3.91%) VMware
5 78 (3.47%) Cisco
6 63 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
7 52 (2.31%) Intapp
7 52 (2.31%) Oracle
8 50 (2.22%) SAP
9 37 (1.64%) Aderant
10 36 (1.60%) Casewise
11 35 (1.55%) ServiceNow
12 33 (1.47%) Palo Alto
13 30 (1.33%) Adobe
14 24 (1.07%) Tableau
15 21 (0.93%) LexisNexis
16 19 (0.84%) Atlassian
17 17 (0.76%) CheckPoint
17 17 (0.76%) Splunk
18 15 (0.67%) NetApp