Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legal
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 190 186 203
Rank change year-on-year -4 +17 -33
Permanent jobs citing Legal 1,098 2,313 2,650
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.84% 1.77%
As % of the General category 4.55% 4.63% 4.29%
Number of salaries quoted 735 1,772 2,060
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -5.21%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 24,122 50,004 61,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.95% 39.88% 41.32%
Number of salaries quoted 18,710 38,246 47,731
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,750 £31,250 £30,494
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -15 996 £55,000 +10.00% 690
UK excluding London +7 572 £45,000 +5.88% 600
London -1 444 £60,000 - 141
South East +42 236 £50,000 - 116
North of England -21 148 £45,000 +12.50% 135
North West +14 118 £45,000 +12.50% 67
Work from Home -78 106 £56,250 +12.50% 77
South West +28 77 £35,000 -17.65% 132
Midlands -4 63 £52,500 - 102
West Midlands -7 38 £55,000 +4.76% 56
Scotland +33 28 £40,000 -27.27% 25
East Midlands +51 25 £42,000 -25.33% 45
Yorkshire -45 23 £51,250 +36.67% 51
East of England +22 17 £45,956 -8.09% 68
North East +19 8 £40,234 -38.10% 18
Wales +37 5 £27,500 -45.00% 20
Northern Ireland +2 3 - - 6
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 265 (24.13%) Law
2 254 (23.13%) Finance
3 244 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 242 (22.04%) GDPR
5 233 (21.22%) Information Security
6 224 (20.40%) Microsoft
7 213 (19.40%) Management Information System
8 210 (19.13%) Project Management
9 186 (16.94%) Data Protection
10 177 (16.12%) Windows
11 157 (14.30%) Business Intelligence
12 131 (11.93%) SQL
12 131 (11.93%) Azure
13 129 (11.75%) Matrix Organization
14 124 (11.29%) Manufacturing
15 123 (11.20%) Degree
16 122 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
17 117 (10.66%) ITIL
18 110 (10.02%) Problem-Solving
19 104 (9.47%) Analytics
19 104 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
20 101 (9.20%) Cybersecurity
21 100 (9.11%) DevOps
22 86 (7.83%) Active Directory
23 85 (7.74%) Office 365
24 82 (7.47%) Microsoft Office
25 80 (7.29%) Marketing
25 80 (7.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
26 74 (6.74%) Windows 10
27 71 (6.47%) 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 26 (2.37%) CMS
1 26 (2.37%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.46%) Confluence
3 15 (1.37%) IIS
4 14 (1.28%) MS Exchange
5 9 (0.82%) WordPress
6 8 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.64%) Apache
8 2 (0.18%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.18%) JBoss
8 2 (0.18%) nginx
8 2 (0.18%) SAS
8 2 (0.18%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.18%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.091%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.091%) Appian
9 1 (0.091%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.091%) Red Hat Fuse
9 1 (0.091%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 82 (7.47%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.46%) Figma
4 5 (0.46%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.36%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.36%) Adobe After Effects
5 4 (0.36%) Final Cut Pro
5 4 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.18%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.091%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.091%) InDesign
8 1 (0.091%) InVision
8 1 (0.091%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 20 (1.82%) Loan IQ
2 19 (1.73%) Visualfiles
3 17 (1.55%) Elite 3E
4 12 (1.09%) SAP S/4HANA
5 11 (1.00%) Carpe Diem
5 11 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (0.91%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 8 (0.73%) SAP FSCM
8 5 (0.46%) Relativity
9 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.18%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.18%) SAP HR-PA
10 2 (0.18%) SAP Payroll
11 1 (0.091%) Magento
11 1 (0.091%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.091%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.091%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.091%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.091%) Unica
11 1 (0.091%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 131 (11.93%) Azure
2 85 (7.74%) Office 365
3 66 (6.01%) AWS
4 55 (5.01%) SaaS
5 48 (4.37%) Power Platform
6 18 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (1.37%) Serverless
8 13 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
8 13 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (0.82%) AWS Fargate
12 8 (0.73%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.73%) IaaS
13 7 (0.64%) GCP
14 6 (0.55%) Google Play
15 5 (0.46%) GitHub
15 5 (0.46%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (4.37%) Firewall
2 26 (2.37%) VPN
3 24 (2.19%) DNS
4 20 (1.82%) Internet
5 19 (1.73%) Wireless
6 18 (1.64%) WAN
7 17 (1.55%) Network Security
8 16 (1.46%) SSL
9 15 (1.37%) DHCP
9 15 (1.37%) LAN
9 15 (1.37%) VoIP
10 12 (1.09%) Intranet
11 9 (0.82%) NetScaler
11 9 (0.82%) SAN
12 8 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (0.73%) Skype
13 7 (0.64%) 5G
13 7 (0.64%) NAS
13 7 (0.64%) Softphone
14 6 (0.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (3.55%) Power BI
5 33 (3.01%) Big Data
5 33 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 27 (2.46%) Relational Database
7 25 (2.28%) MySQL
8 21 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (1.55%) MongoDB
10 12 (1.09%) NoSQL
11 11 (1.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 10 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (0.91%) Cosmos DB
13 8 (0.73%) Hadoop
13 8 (0.73%) Redis
14 6 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.46%) OLAP
15 5 (0.46%) Oracle OLAP
15 5 (0.46%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 33 (3.01%) Git (software)
2 29 (2.64%) JIRA
3 24 (2.19%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.00%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.82%) Cypress.io
5 9 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.55%) Subversion
7 4 (0.36%) Artifactory
7 4 (0.36%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.27%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.18%) GitLab
9 2 (0.18%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.18%) Selenium
9 2 (0.18%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.18%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.091%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.091%) Mocha
10 1 (0.091%) TeamCity
General
1 265 (24.13%) Law
2 254 (23.13%) Finance
3 124 (11.29%) Manufacturing
4 122 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
5 80 (7.29%) Marketing
6 59 (5.37%) Banking
7 41 (3.73%) Telecoms
8 40 (3.64%) Retail
9 24 (2.19%) Investment Banking
10 23 (2.09%) Advertising
11 19 (1.73%) Public Sector
11 19 (1.73%) Publishing
12 14 (1.28%) Digital Economy
13 12 (1.09%) Brand Awareness
13 12 (1.09%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.91%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.82%) Electronics
15 9 (0.82%) Games
16 8 (0.73%) Spanish Language
17 7 (0.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 161 (14.66%) Analyst
2 126 (11.48%) Administrator
3 124 (11.29%) Developer
4 114 (10.38%) Data Administrator
5 52 (4.74%) Architect
6 50 (4.55%) Consultant
7 47 (4.28%) IT Manager
8 39 (3.55%) Service Analyst
9 38 (3.46%) IT Analyst
10 32 (2.91%) Service Desk Analyst
10 32 (2.91%) Team Leader
11 29 (2.64%) Project Manager
11 29 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
12 26 (2.37%) Systems Engineer
13 25 (2.28%) Service Desk Team Leader
13 25 (2.28%) Software Engineer
14 23 (2.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 23 (2.09%) Legal Analyst
15 22 (2.00%) Security Analyst
15 22 (2.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (5.37%) .NET
2 35 (3.19%) CSS
2 35 (3.19%) HTML
2 35 (3.19%) REST
3 31 (2.82%) React
4 26 (2.37%) ASP.NET
5 20 (1.82%) Web Services
6 19 (1.73%) XML
7 17 (1.55%) HTML5
7 17 (1.55%) Kafka
8 15 (1.37%) Node.js
9 14 (1.28%) .NET Framework
9 14 (1.28%) Apache NiFi
10 13 (1.18%) JSON
11 12 (1.09%) .NET Core
12 11 (1.00%) Spring
13 10 (0.91%) CSS3
13 10 (0.91%) WCF
14 9 (0.82%) AngularJS
14 9 (0.82%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 213 (19.40%) Management Information System
2 104 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (3.28%) User Experience
4 29 (2.64%) Mobile App
4 29 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (2.28%) Cyberattack
6 22 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
6 22 (2.00%) PKI
7 19 (1.73%) Cloud Native
8 18 (1.64%) Blog
9 17 (1.55%) Mobile Banking
9 17 (1.55%) Online Banking
9 17 (1.55%) Reference Data
9 17 (1.55%) Social Media
10 15 (1.37%) Smartphone
11 12 (1.09%) Driving Licence
12 11 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (0.73%) Data Centre
13 8 (0.73%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 177 (16.12%) Windows
2 74 (6.74%) Windows 10
3 65 (5.92%) Linux
4 33 (3.01%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.46%) CentOS
6 14 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.18%) Solaris
8 12 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.09%) Windows Server 2016
9 10 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.82%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (0.64%) Unix
11 7 (0.64%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.55%) Android
12 6 (0.55%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.46%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.27%) Debian
15 1 (0.091%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.091%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (21.22%) Information Security
3 210 (19.13%) Project Management
4 186 (16.94%) Data Protection
5 157 (14.30%) Business Intelligence
6 129 (11.75%) Matrix Organization
7 117 (10.66%) ITIL
8 110 (10.02%) Problem-Solving
9 104 (9.47%) Analytics
10 101 (9.20%) Cybersecurity
11 100 (9.11%) DevOps
12 71 (6.47%) Risk Management
13 69 (6.28%) Coaching
14 68 (6.19%) Document Management
14 68 (6.19%) Line Management
15 66 (6.01%) Stakeholder Management
16 61 (5.56%) Artificial Intelligence
17 58 (5.28%) Business Development
17 58 (5.28%) Service Management
18 56 (5.10%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 131 (11.93%) SQL
2 59 (5.37%) Python
3 58 (5.28%) PowerShell
4 57 (5.19%) JavaScript
5 56 (5.10%) C#
6 44 (4.01%) Java
7 37 (3.37%) T-SQL
8 29 (2.64%) C
9 28 (2.55%) Perl
10 26 (2.37%) Bash Shell
11 18 (1.64%) C++
12 11 (1.00%) VB.NET
13 10 (0.91%) PHP
13 10 (0.91%) R
13 10 (0.91%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.46%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.46%) Ruby
14 5 (0.46%) VB
15 3 (0.27%) XAML
16 2 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 123 (11.20%) Degree
2 49 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 39 (3.55%) CISSP
4 31 (2.82%) CISM
5 26 (2.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 22 (2.00%) SC Cleared
7 17 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 13 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.82%) CCNA
11 9 (0.82%) DBS Check
11 9 (0.82%) MCSE
11 9 (0.82%) MOS
12 8 (0.73%) CEH
12 8 (0.73%) CISA
12 8 (0.73%) CompTIA Security+
12 8 (0.73%) ISEB
13 7 (0.64%) PhD
14 5 (0.46%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (22.04%) GDPR
2 80 (7.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (5.74%) SLA
4 38 (3.46%) NIST
5 34 (3.10%) PCI DSS
6 30 (2.73%) Cyber Essentials
6 30 (2.73%) Data Quality
7 21 (1.91%) EMIR
7 21 (1.91%) MiFID
8 20 (1.82%) Dodd-Frank
9 16 (1.46%) QA
10 14 (1.28%) ISO 9001
11 12 (1.09%) PMO
12 8 (0.73%) COBIT
13 6 (0.55%) Def Stans
13 6 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 5 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 5 (0.46%) NCSC
15 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 3 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 86 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 44 (4.01%) Docker
3 20 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.36%) XenApp
8 3 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.27%) KVM
9 2 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.18%) NFS
10 1 (0.091%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.091%) Firmware
10 1 (0.091%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.091%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.091%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 48 (4.37%) SCCM
2 32 (2.91%) Ansible
3 22 (2.00%) Kubernetes
4 15 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (1.28%) Terraform
6 10 (0.91%) WSUS
7 9 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.82%) Puppet
7 9 (0.82%) SCOM
8 7 (0.64%) CASB
8 7 (0.64%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.36%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.27%) Clonezilla
10 3 (0.27%) Grafana
10 3 (0.27%) Munin
11 2 (0.18%) Icinga
11 2 (0.18%) MOM
11 2 (0.18%) Nagios
11 2 (0.18%) Nessus
Vendors
1 224 (20.40%) Microsoft
2 68 (6.19%) Citrix
3 44 (4.01%) iManage
4 33 (3.01%) VMware
5 27 (2.46%) Intapp
5 27 (2.46%) SAP
6 23 (2.09%) Cisco
7 21 (1.91%) Google
8 20 (1.82%) Murex
9 18 (1.64%) Oracle
10 17 (1.55%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.46%) Aderant
11 16 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (1.09%) CheckPoint
13 11 (1.00%) MuleSoft
13 11 (1.00%) ServiceNow
14 10 (0.91%) Adobe
14 10 (0.91%) OneTrust
14 10 (0.91%) Reuters
15 9 (0.82%) Mitel