Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legal
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 199 168 171
Rank change year-on-year -31 +3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Legal 2,684 3,699 3,645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.78% 2.14% 2.05%
As % of the General category 4.53% 5.00% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,027 2,655 2,896
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 59,227 74,047 75,360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.18% 42.75% 42.37%
Number of salaries quoted 45,255 55,915 60,972
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +3.49%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -21 2,547 £50,000 -4.76% 1,125
London -50 1,372 £55,000 - 241
UK excluding London -8 1,231 £45,000 - 1,015
North of England +27 434 £45,000 - 190
South East -29 358 £52,500 +5.00% 194
North West +53 305 £45,000 - 127
Midlands +22 151 £45,000 -10.00% 121
South West -4 128 £40,000 - 315
Yorkshire -3 112 £40,000 -11.11% 48
West Midlands +25 109 £42,500 -15.00% 77
East of England +21 105 £60,000 +20.00% 67
East Midlands +12 41 £49,000 +11.36% 44
Scotland -23 29 £49,000 +22.50% 53
North East +18 17 £71,000 +77.50% 16
Wales +6 15 £45,000 +5.88% 71
Northern Ireland -54 13 £32,500 -23.53% 8

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 840 (31.30%) Finance
2 670 (24.96%) Microsoft
3 643 (23.96%) Windows
4 596 (22.21%) Law
5 501 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
6 495 (18.44%) Information Security
7 462 (17.21%) SQL
8 401 (14.94%) ITIL
9 375 (13.97%) Degree
10 363 (13.52%) Management Information System
11 331 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
12 330 (12.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 316 (11.77%) Problem-Solving
14 300 (11.18%) Project Management
15 295 (10.99%) Microsoft Office
16 288 (10.73%) GDPR
17 283 (10.54%) Data Protection
18 276 (10.28%) Active Directory
19 265 (9.87%) Risk Management
20 258 (9.61%) CISSP
21 257 (9.58%) Linux
22 230 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
23 223 (8.31%) Cisco
24 221 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
25 218 (8.12%) VMware
26 215 (8.01%) JavaScript
27 214 (7.97%) Office 365
28 213 (7.94%) SQL Server
29 210 (7.82%) Windows Server
30 207 (7.71%) Mentoring

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
1 122 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 113 (4.21%) MS Exchange
3 102 (3.80%) Skype for Business
4 43 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 38 (1.42%) IIS
6 37 (1.38%) CMS
6 37 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 20 (0.75%) Confluence
7 20 (0.75%) WordPress
8 16 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (0.52%) Apache
10 13 (0.48%) SAS
11 12 (0.45%) Umbraco
12 11 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (0.37%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.30%) NetWeaver
14 8 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.30%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 295 (10.99%) Microsoft Office
2 199 (7.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 162 (6.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 41 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 27 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.48%) Acrobat
6 13 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.22%) Camtasia
9 4 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.15%) InDesign
10 3 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.11%) InVision
11 2 (0.075%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.037%) Simulink
12 1 (0.037%) Snagit
12 1 (0.037%) SPSS
12 1 (0.037%) Stata
Business Applications
1 36 (1.34%) SAP S/4HANA
2 34 (1.27%) SAP FI
3 33 (1.23%) Carpe Diem
3 33 (1.23%) SAP CO
3 33 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
4 32 (1.19%) Relativity
5 29 (1.08%) Elite 3E
6 20 (0.75%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 17 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
7 17 (0.63%) Magento
8 16 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
9 12 (0.45%) SAP ERP
10 9 (0.34%) Visualfiles
11 8 (0.30%) SAP BPC
12 7 (0.26%) SAP GRC
13 6 (0.22%) Concordance
14 5 (0.19%) Ringtail
15 4 (0.15%) DocuMatrix
15 4 (0.15%) FastStats
15 4 (0.15%) FastStats PeopleStage
Cloud Services
1 230 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 214 (7.97%) Office 365
3 136 (5.07%) Amazon AWS
4 100 (3.73%) SaaS
5 39 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 36 (1.34%) Mimecast
7 26 (0.97%) PaaS
8 23 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (0.63%) IaaS
10 15 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (0.30%) GitHub
13 7 (0.26%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
13 7 (0.26%) Serverless
14 6 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.22%) Basecamp
14 6 (0.22%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.15%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 190 (7.08%) Network Security
2 158 (5.89%) Firewall
3 115 (4.28%) Wi-Fi
4 95 (3.54%) Skype
5 78 (2.91%) TCP/IP
6 73 (2.72%) DNS
7 64 (2.38%) WAN
8 51 (1.90%) Internet
8 51 (1.90%) LAN
9 47 (1.75%) DHCP
9 47 (1.75%) VPN
10 43 (1.60%) Intranet
11 37 (1.38%) VoIP
12 36 (1.34%) SAN
13 35 (1.30%) Wireless
14 31 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
15 30 (1.12%) Unified Communications
15 30 (1.12%) VLAN
16 25 (0.93%) MPLS
17 14 (0.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 69 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 59 (2.20%) Relational Database
4 56 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
5 48 (1.79%) MySQL
5 48 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 41 (1.53%) Big Data
7 40 (1.49%) Power BI
8 31 (1.15%) NoSQL
9 26 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 22 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
12 14 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
13 13 (0.48%) Blockchain
13 13 (0.48%) MongoDB
14 12 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (0.41%) EDRMS
15 11 (0.41%) SAP HANA
16 9 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 85 (3.17%) Git (software)
2 49 (1.83%) JIRA
3 35 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (1.30%) Visual Studio
4 25 (0.93%) webpack
5 18 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (0.67%) Grunt
6 17 (0.63%) Babel
6 17 (0.63%) Jenkins
7 14 (0.52%) JIRA Agile
7 14 (0.52%) Selenium
8 12 (0.45%) gulp
8 12 (0.45%) TeamCity
9 11 (0.41%) Eclipse
9 11 (0.41%) NUnit
9 11 (0.41%) Subversion
10 10 (0.37%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.34%) Bitbucket
11 9 (0.34%) GitLab
12 8 (0.30%) Moq
General
1 840 (31.30%) Finance
2 596 (22.21%) Law
3 155 (5.77%) Marketing
4 154 (5.74%) Banking
5 139 (5.18%) Retail
6 83 (3.09%) Telecoms
7 58 (2.16%) Back Office
8 40 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 39 (1.45%) Front Office
10 33 (1.23%) Billing
11 30 (1.12%) Financial Institution
12 29 (1.08%) Military
13 23 (0.86%) Automotive
14 21 (0.78%) Aerospace
15 18 (0.67%) Games
16 17 (0.63%) Advertising
17 16 (0.60%) Publishing
18 15 (0.56%) Electronics
19 12 (0.45%) French Language
20 11 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 715 (26.64%) Analyst
2 347 (12.93%) Developer
3 245 (9.13%) Security Analyst
4 233 (8.68%) IT Analyst
5 176 (6.56%) Senior Analyst
6 151 (5.63%) IT Security Analyst
7 140 (5.22%) Senior Security Analyst
8 131 (4.88%) Project Manager
9 130 (4.84%) Consultant
10 126 (4.69%) Business Analyst
11 124 (4.62%) Security Manager
12 121 (4.51%) IT Manager
13 120 (4.47%) Architect
14 106 (3.95%) Senior IT Security Analyst
15 98 (3.65%) Service Analyst
16 88 (3.28%) Information Manager
17 86 (3.20%) Information Security Manager
17 86 (3.20%) Service Desk Analyst
17 86 (3.20%) Trainer
18 75 (2.79%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (6.33%) .NET
2 160 (5.96%) HTML
3 120 (4.47%) CSS
4 117 (4.36%) React
5 108 (4.02%) AngularJS
6 72 (2.68%) Web Services
7 70 (2.61%) jQuery
8 62 (2.31%) ASP.NET
9 60 (2.24%) Node.js
10 45 (1.68%) HTML5
11 42 (1.56%) Vue.js
12 40 (1.49%) .NET Framework
12 40 (1.49%) SOAP
13 37 (1.38%) REST
14 34 (1.27%) RESTful
15 31 (1.15%) JSON
16 30 (1.12%) XML
17 28 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
17 28 (1.04%) Velocity
18 25 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 363 (13.52%) Management Information System
2 221 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
3 114 (4.25%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 76 (2.83%) Data Centre
5 67 (2.50%) User Experience
6 66 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
7 60 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
8 41 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
9 40 (1.49%) e-Learning
10 38 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 38 (1.42%) Robotics
11 37 (1.38%) Smartphone
11 37 (1.38%) Tandem
12 33 (1.23%) Hedge funds
13 32 (1.19%) Cyberattack
13 32 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
14 27 (1.01%) Private Cloud
15 24 (0.89%) CESG
15 24 (0.89%) PMI
16 23 (0.86%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 643 (23.96%) Windows
2 257 (9.58%) Linux
3 210 (7.82%) Windows Server
4 161 (6.00%) Windows 10
5 134 (4.99%) Windows 7
6 90 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 79 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (2.01%) Unix
9 48 (1.79%) Apple iOS
10 47 (1.75%) Android
11 28 (1.04%) Windows 8
12 17 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (0.56%) CentOS
14 11 (0.41%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.26%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.15%) AIX
18 3 (0.11%) Solaris
19 2 (0.075%) Windows XP
20 1 (0.037%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
2 495 (18.44%) Information Security
3 401 (14.94%) ITIL
4 331 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
5 316 (11.77%) Problem-Solving
6 300 (11.18%) Project Management
7 283 (10.54%) Data Protection
8 265 (9.87%) Risk Management
9 207 (7.71%) Mentoring
10 203 (7.56%) Business Continuity
11 201 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
12 185 (6.89%) Due Diligence
13 183 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
14 181 (6.74%) SIEM
15 177 (6.59%) Vulnerability Management
16 176 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
17 174 (6.48%) Change Management
17 174 (6.48%) Web Development
18 167 (6.22%) Cybersecurity
19 158 (5.89%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 462 (17.21%) SQL
2 215 (8.01%) JavaScript
3 193 (7.19%) C#
4 139 (5.18%) Java
5 97 (3.61%) PowerShell
6 96 (3.58%) Python
7 65 (2.42%) PHP
8 55 (2.05%) C++
9 46 (1.71%) C
10 45 (1.68%) T-SQL
11 38 (1.42%) TypeScript
12 29 (1.08%) VB.NET
13 23 (0.86%) Ruby
14 22 (0.82%) Scala
15 20 (0.75%) VB
16 17 (0.63%) Perl
17 13 (0.48%) ES6
18 12 (0.45%) Go
19 9 (0.34%) VB6
20 8 (0.30%) Lua
Qualifications
1 375 (13.97%) Degree
2 258 (9.61%) CISSP
3 148 (5.51%) SANS
4 143 (5.33%) CREST Certified
5 101 (3.76%) CISM
6 95 (3.54%) CISA
7 89 (3.32%) Security Cleared
8 79 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 75 (2.79%) SC Cleared
10 60 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
11 58 (2.16%) CEH
12 57 (2.12%) GIAC
13 56 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
14 53 (1.97%) CCNP
15 50 (1.86%) MOS
16 47 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
17 42 (1.56%) PMI Certification
18 36 (1.34%) MCSE
19 31 (1.15%) ISEB
20 30 (1.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 330 (12.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 288 (10.73%) GDPR
3 174 (6.48%) PCI DSS
4 99 (3.69%) QA
5 71 (2.65%) SLA
6 55 (2.05%) COBIT
7 53 (1.97%) PMO
8 44 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
9 34 (1.27%) MiFID
10 27 (1.01%) ISO 9001
11 25 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 19 (0.71%) Data Quality
13 13 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
13 13 (0.48%) EMIR
13 13 (0.48%) FATCA
14 11 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 7 (0.26%) ISO 22301
15 7 (0.26%) Solvency II
16 5 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 5 (0.19%) NIST 800
System Software
1 276 (10.28%) Active Directory
2 147 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (2.24%) Hyper-V
4 37 (1.38%) Docker
5 32 (1.19%) Snort
6 23 (0.86%) XenApp
7 18 (0.67%) vSphere
8 16 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 12 (0.45%) XenServer
11 8 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.22%) DFS Replication
13 6 (0.22%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.15%) HDFS
14 4 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.11%) RHEV
15 3 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 99 (3.69%) SCCM
2 29 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (1.04%) Kubernetes
4 26 (0.97%) Ansible
5 24 (0.89%) CSIRT
6 21 (0.78%) OSSEC
7 20 (0.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 19 (0.71%) Puppet
9 14 (0.52%) SCOM
10 13 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (0.45%) EnCase
12 11 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.30%) FTK
13 8 (0.30%) HP ALM
14 6 (0.22%) Salt
14 6 (0.22%) WSUS
15 5 (0.19%) vCenter Server
16 4 (0.15%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
16 4 (0.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 4 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 670 (24.96%) Microsoft
2 223 (8.31%) Cisco
3 218 (8.12%) VMware
4 176 (6.56%) iManage
5 154 (5.74%) Citrix
6 91 (3.39%) SAP
7 52 (1.94%) Google
8 47 (1.75%) Intapp
9 45 (1.68%) CheckPoint
10 43 (1.60%) Aderant
10 43 (1.60%) Oracle
11 42 (1.56%) HP
12 36 (1.34%) Adobe
13 28 (1.04%) Avaya
14 26 (0.97%) LexisNexis
15 25 (0.93%) Sony
16 24 (0.89%) Ivanti
17 22 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
18 21 (0.78%) Red Hat
19 20 (0.75%) SolarWinds