Period
to 26 September 2018

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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legal
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 162 167
Rank change year-on-year -33 +5 +8
Permanent jobs citing Legal 3,050 3,934 4,002
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.82% 2.21% 2.08%
As % of the General category 4.42% 5.03% 4.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,238 2,695 3,240
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,750 £28,975
90th Percentile £80,000 £81,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +4.65%

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 69,024 78,225 83,473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.23% 44.03% 43.30%
Number of salaries quoted 53,052 56,926 68,314
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,250 £44,000
% change year-on-year +1.69% +0.57% +3.53%

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 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Legal in the UK

Legal
Top 17 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 September 2018. 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 -30 2,879 £50,000 - 1,200
London -40 1,621 £56,500 +2.73% 244
UK excluding London -11 1,339 £45,000 +5.88% 1,058
South East -28 406 £49,750 +11.80% 173
North of England +13 384 £45,000 +5.88% 222
Midlands +49 253 £42,500 -5.56% 127
North West +18 246 £45,000 +7.78% 119
West Midlands +42 193 £40,000 -11.11% 88
East of England +39 138 £54,225 +20.50% 99
Yorkshire +14 118 £41,250 -1.79% 87
South West -32 75 £40,000 +6.67% 337
East Midlands +11 60 £45,000 +5.88% 39
Scotland -9 48 £48,250 +19.88% 32
Wales +15 26 £45,000 +2.86% 66
North East -26 20 £40,000 -40.74% 17
Northern Ireland -45 8 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Isle of Man +7 5 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, 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 1,202 (39.41%) Finance
2 705 (23.11%) Law
3 700 (22.95%) Microsoft
4 671 (22.00%) Windows
5 538 (17.64%) SQL
6 504 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
7 502 (16.46%) Degree
8 482 (15.80%) Information Security
9 399 (13.08%) Project Management
10 384 (12.59%) ITIL
11 372 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
12 351 (11.51%) Microsoft Office
13 328 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
14 323 (10.59%) SQL Server
15 310 (10.16%) .NET
16 309 (10.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 304 (9.97%) Data Protection
18 302 (9.90%) Active Directory
19 290 (9.51%) GDPR
20 287 (9.41%) Risk Management
21 274 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
22 270 (8.85%) Management Information System
23 264 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
24 263 (8.62%) C#
25 251 (8.23%) CISSP
26 238 (7.80%) Banking
27 235 (7.70%) Marketing
28 229 (7.51%) Change Management
29 219 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
30 213 (6.98%) VMware

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
1 133 (4.36%) MS Exchange
1 133 (4.36%) SharePoint
2 83 (2.72%) Skype for Business
3 77 (2.52%) IIS
4 53 (1.74%) CMS
5 45 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 45 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 38 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 24 (0.79%) IBM Notes
7 24 (0.79%) SAS
8 18 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
9 17 (0.56%) OpenStack
9 17 (0.56%) WordPress
10 15 (0.49%) nginx
11 13 (0.43%) Apache
12 12 (0.39%) Confluence
13 11 (0.36%) Drupal
13 11 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
14 10 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 351 (11.51%) Microsoft Office
2 188 (6.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 176 (5.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 65 (2.13%) MS Visio
5 40 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (0.75%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.43%) Acrobat
9 11 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.33%) Chatbot
11 9 (0.30%) InDesign
12 7 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
13 6 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
14 4 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
14 4 (0.13%) Camtasia
14 4 (0.13%) InVision
15 3 (0.098%) InfoPath
16 2 (0.066%) Gephi
16 2 (0.066%) Simulink
16 2 (0.066%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 61 (2.00%) Relativity
2 51 (1.67%) Elite 3E
3 34 (1.11%) SAP S/4HANA
4 31 (1.02%) Concordance
5 28 (0.92%) Ringtail
5 28 (0.92%) SAP FI
6 27 (0.89%) SAP CO
6 27 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
7 26 (0.85%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 23 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
8 23 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
8 23 (0.75%) Visualfiles
9 16 (0.52%) Carpe Diem
10 14 (0.46%) SAP ERP
11 13 (0.43%) SAP MM
12 10 (0.33%) Veritas eDiscovery
13 7 (0.23%) SAP GRC
14 6 (0.20%) DocuMatrix
14 6 (0.20%) PeopleSoft HCM
14 6 (0.20%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 219 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 211 (6.92%) Office 365
3 139 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
4 79 (2.59%) SaaS
5 42 (1.38%) Mimecast
6 41 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
8 20 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (0.56%) IaaS
10 15 (0.49%) PaaS
11 11 (0.36%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (0.26%) GitHub
13 6 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.20%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.20%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.20%) Serverless
14 5 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.13%) Force.com
16 3 (0.098%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 169 (5.54%) Firewall
2 112 (3.67%) TCP/IP
3 111 (3.64%) Network Security
4 93 (3.05%) DNS
5 91 (2.98%) Skype
6 80 (2.62%) Internet
7 77 (2.52%) WAN
8 69 (2.26%) LAN
8 69 (2.26%) VPN
9 54 (1.77%) DHCP
10 50 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
11 48 (1.57%) SAN
12 39 (1.28%) VoIP
13 38 (1.25%) Wireless
14 34 (1.11%) VLAN
15 33 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
15 33 (1.08%) Unified Communications
16 28 (0.92%) Intranet
17 25 (0.82%) MPLS
18 22 (0.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 323 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 108 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 79 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 74 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 70 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
6 66 (2.16%) Big Data
7 55 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 45 (1.48%) MySQL
9 36 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
10 28 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
10 28 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 26 (0.85%) RDBMS
12 25 (0.82%) Power BI
13 23 (0.75%) Blockchain
14 20 (0.66%) NoSQL
15 19 (0.62%) EDRMS
15 19 (0.62%) SAP BW
16 17 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
17 16 (0.52%) Essbase
18 14 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 64 (2.10%) Git (software)
2 52 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 48 (1.57%) JIRA
4 28 (0.92%) Visual Studio
5 14 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 14 (0.46%) Subversion
5 14 (0.46%) TeamCity
6 13 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
7 12 (0.39%) Jenkins
8 11 (0.36%) GitLab
9 10 (0.33%) NUnit
9 10 (0.33%) Selenium
10 9 (0.30%) Vagrant
11 8 (0.26%) webpack
12 7 (0.23%) Grunt
12 7 (0.23%) gulp
13 6 (0.20%) Babel
13 6 (0.20%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.16%) Jasmine
14 5 (0.16%) ReSharper
General
1 1,202 (39.41%) Finance
2 705 (23.11%) Law
3 238 (7.80%) Banking
4 235 (7.70%) Marketing
5 133 (4.36%) Retail
6 105 (3.44%) Telecoms
7 99 (3.25%) Back Office
8 82 (2.69%) Games
9 63 (2.07%) Investment Banking
10 49 (1.61%) Front Office
11 40 (1.31%) Publishing
12 38 (1.25%) Financial Institution
13 37 (1.21%) Manufacturing
14 35 (1.15%) Corporate Banking
15 34 (1.11%) Advertising
16 33 (1.08%) Billing
17 27 (0.89%) Automotive
18 12 (0.39%) General Ledger
19 8 (0.26%) Electronics
20 7 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 774 (25.38%) Analyst
2 396 (12.98%) Developer
3 185 (6.07%) Business Analyst
4 183 (6.00%) IT Analyst
4 183 (6.00%) Project Manager
5 167 (5.48%) Consultant
6 158 (5.18%) Senior Analyst
7 146 (4.79%) IT Manager
8 145 (4.75%) Security Analyst
9 121 (3.97%) Security Manager
10 110 (3.61%) Service Analyst
11 107 (3.51%) Service Desk Analyst
12 92 (3.02%) Administrator
13 90 (2.95%) Support Analyst
14 87 (2.85%) Architect
15 86 (2.82%) Information Manager
16 85 (2.79%) Trainer
17 84 (2.75%) IT Support
18 80 (2.62%) IT Security Analyst
19 78 (2.56%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (10.16%) .NET
2 202 (6.62%) HTML
3 181 (5.93%) CSS
4 134 (4.39%) ASP.NET
5 112 (3.67%) Web Services
6 84 (2.75%) jQuery
7 72 (2.36%) XML
8 64 (2.10%) AngularJS
9 62 (2.03%) .NET Framework
10 57 (1.87%) JSON
11 52 (1.70%) React
12 50 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
12 50 (1.64%) WCF
13 49 (1.61%) HTML5
14 43 (1.41%) REST
15 37 (1.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 36 (1.18%) Node.js
17 34 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
17 34 (1.11%) SOAP
18 31 (1.02%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 328 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 270 (8.85%) Management Information System
3 140 (4.59%) Computer Science
4 108 (3.54%) Data Centre
5 102 (3.34%) Self-Motivation
6 93 (3.05%) User Experience
7 65 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
8 60 (1.97%) Mobile App
9 58 (1.90%) Blackberry
10 49 (1.61%) e-Learning
10 49 (1.61%) Fintech
11 47 (1.54%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 47 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
12 45 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
13 35 (1.15%) iPhone
14 33 (1.08%) Virtual Team
15 31 (1.02%) Private Cloud
16 29 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
17 28 (0.92%) Fixed Income
17 28 (0.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 671 (22.00%) Windows
2 208 (6.82%) Windows Server
3 194 (6.36%) Linux
4 169 (5.54%) Windows 7
5 154 (5.05%) Windows 10
6 131 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 78 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 57 (1.87%) Android
9 56 (1.84%) Apple iOS
10 55 (1.80%) Unix
11 35 (1.15%) Mac OS X
11 35 (1.15%) Windows 8
12 24 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (0.46%) CentOS
13 14 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (0.43%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.16%) AIX
16 3 (0.098%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.098%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.098%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 504 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
2 482 (15.80%) Information Security
3 399 (13.08%) Project Management
4 384 (12.59%) ITIL
5 372 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
6 304 (9.97%) Data Protection
7 287 (9.41%) Risk Management
8 274 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
9 264 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 229 (7.51%) Change Management
11 195 (6.39%) Business Analysis
12 183 (6.00%) Analytics
13 170 (5.57%) Continuous Improvement
14 157 (5.15%) Cybersecurity
15 144 (4.72%) Business Continuity
16 139 (4.56%) MVC
17 131 (4.30%) Mentoring
17 131 (4.30%) Service Delivery
18 130 (4.26%) Document Management
19 128 (4.20%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 538 (17.64%) SQL
2 263 (8.62%) C#
3 204 (6.69%) JavaScript
4 116 (3.80%) Java
5 97 (3.18%) Python
6 93 (3.05%) PowerShell
7 88 (2.89%) T-SQL
8 54 (1.77%) C
9 50 (1.64%) PHP
10 48 (1.57%) VB.NET
11 45 (1.48%) VB
12 37 (1.21%) C++
13 32 (1.05%) Ruby
14 29 (0.95%) Perl
15 28 (0.92%) VBA
16 13 (0.43%) VB6
17 12 (0.39%) ABAP
17 12 (0.39%) Bash Shell
17 12 (0.39%) Scala
18 11 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 502 (16.46%) Degree
2 251 (8.23%) CISSP
3 133 (4.36%) CISM
4 95 (3.11%) CISA
5 75 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 72 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 68 (2.23%) CREST Certified
8 64 (2.10%) SANS
9 58 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
10 55 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
11 53 (1.74%) Security Cleared
12 49 (1.61%) CEH
13 47 (1.54%) MCSE
13 47 (1.54%) PMI Certification
14 45 (1.48%) CCNP
15 42 (1.38%) PMP
15 42 (1.38%) SC Cleared
16 40 (1.31%) ISEB
17 33 (1.08%) GIAC
18 26 (0.85%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 309 (10.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 290 (9.51%) GDPR
3 135 (4.43%) SLA
4 99 (3.25%) PCI DSS
4 99 (3.25%) QA
5 67 (2.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 58 (1.90%) COBIT
7 54 (1.77%) PMO
8 44 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 38 (1.25%) ISO 9001
10 33 (1.08%) Data Quality
11 26 (0.85%) MiFID
12 17 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 13 (0.43%) ISO 22301
14 12 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 9 (0.30%) NIST 800
16 8 (0.26%) ISO 14001
16 8 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 7 (0.23%) HIPAA
18 6 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 302 (9.90%) Active Directory
2 133 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (1.74%) Hyper-V
4 47 (1.54%) Docker
5 38 (1.25%) XenApp
6 30 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (0.85%) XenDesktop
8 19 (0.62%) Snort
9 18 (0.59%) vSphere
10 12 (0.39%) DFS Replication
10 12 (0.39%) Firmware
11 8 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (0.20%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.16%) Squid
14 4 (0.13%) iptables
14 4 (0.13%) RHEV
15 3 (0.098%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 66 (2.16%) SCCM
2 40 (1.31%) Ansible
3 29 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (0.95%) Puppet
4 24 (0.79%) Kubernetes
5 19 (0.62%) OSSEC
6 16 (0.52%) SCOM
7 13 (0.43%) Salt
7 13 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
8 12 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
8 12 (0.39%) Perfmon
9 11 (0.36%) EnCase
9 11 (0.36%) WSUS
10 10 (0.33%) FTK
11 9 (0.30%) Backup Exec
12 8 (0.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 5 (0.16%) CSIRT
13 5 (0.16%) Nessus
13 5 (0.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 5 (0.16%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 700 (22.95%) Microsoft
2 213 (6.98%) VMware
3 182 (5.97%) Citrix
4 178 (5.84%) iManage
5 163 (5.34%) Cisco
6 115 (3.77%) SAP
7 104 (3.41%) Oracle
8 61 (2.00%) LexisNexis
9 55 (1.80%) Adobe
10 51 (1.67%) Intapp
11 44 (1.44%) Aderant
12 36 (1.18%) Google
12 36 (1.18%) Sony
13 34 (1.11%) CheckPoint
14 31 (1.02%) Red Hat
15 30 (0.98%) Nuix
16 28 (0.92%) NetApp
16 28 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
16 28 (0.92%) Xamarin
17 24 (0.79%) Lotus