Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legal
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 165 163
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Legal 3,776 3,627 4,334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.14% 2.06% 2.08%
As % of the General category 5.10% 4.91% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2,819 2,882 3,190
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,017 £27,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -4.49% +3.49%

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 74,032 73,817 92,872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.99% 41.96% 44.59%
Number of salaries quoted 57,432 59,482 74,837
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +2.35%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 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 +2 3,518 £52,500 +5.00% 613
London -1 2,127 £55,000 - 262
UK excluding London +3 1,543 £45,000 +5.88% 389
North of England -5 481 £45,000 +15.38% 110
South East +3 426 £50,000 +5.26% 68
North West +20 320 £45,000 +12.50% 58
Midlands +5 196 £48,750 +19.63% 56
West Midlands +5 153 £50,000 +25.00% 37
South West +62 152 £40,500 -4.71% 55
Yorkshire -45 146 £45,000 +18.42% 45
East of England -63 120 £50,000 +11.11% 62
Northern Ireland +40 86 £39,500 +1.94% 2
Scotland -47 59 £40,000 -24.17% 22
East Midlands -20 42 £42,500 -15.00% 19
Wales +14 22 £45,000 +37.40% 14
North East -22 15 £21,000 +9.09% 7

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 1,558 (41.26%) Finance
2 962 (25.48%) Law
3 869 (23.01%) Microsoft
4 735 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
5 708 (18.75%) SQL
6 693 (18.35%) Windows
7 569 (15.07%) Project Management
8 544 (14.41%) Microsoft Office
9 525 (13.90%) Degree
10 461 (12.21%) Information Security
11 447 (11.84%) Business Intelligence
12 427 (11.31%) SQL Server
13 423 (11.20%) ITIL
14 411 (10.88%) Active Directory
15 385 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
16 355 (9.40%) Data Protection
17 344 (9.11%) JavaScript
18 333 (8.82%) C#
19 321 (8.50%) .NET
20 319 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
21 316 (8.37%) Risk Management
22 305 (8.08%) Banking
23 296 (7.84%) iManage
24 287 (7.60%) HTML
25 282 (7.47%) Windows 7
26 271 (7.18%) Management Information System
27 261 (6.91%) Citrix
28 255 (6.75%) Marketing
29 248 (6.57%) Oracle
29 248 (6.57%) GDPR

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
1 166 (4.40%) MS Exchange
2 164 (4.34%) SharePoint
3 98 (2.60%) Skype for Business
4 81 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 75 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 58 (1.54%) Apache Spark
7 56 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 53 (1.40%) IIS
9 39 (1.03%) CMS
10 35 (0.93%) Apache
11 28 (0.74%) NetWeaver
12 24 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
12 24 (0.64%) Confluence
13 21 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
14 20 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
15 19 (0.50%) SAS
16 18 (0.48%) WordPress
17 17 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
18 12 (0.32%) ColdFusion
18 12 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 544 (14.41%) Microsoft Office
2 204 (5.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 98 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 91 (2.41%) MS Visio
5 63 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (0.53%) Acrobat
7 15 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
9 10 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.26%) Camtasia
10 9 (0.24%) SPSS
11 6 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.16%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.11%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.11%) InVision
13 3 (0.079%) Mathematica
13 3 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
14 2 (0.053%) InDesign
14 2 (0.053%) Revit
14 2 (0.053%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 215 (5.69%) Elite 3E
2 49 (1.30%) Carpe Diem
3 45 (1.19%) Visualfiles
4 40 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
5 37 (0.98%) Relativity
6 30 (0.79%) SAP S/4HANA
7 28 (0.74%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 28 (0.74%) SAP FI
8 27 (0.72%) SAP CO
8 27 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
9 21 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
10 17 (0.45%) Concordance
11 16 (0.42%) NetSuite
12 13 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
12 13 (0.34%) Ringtail
12 13 (0.34%) SAP BPC
13 11 (0.29%) SAP CRM
14 10 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
15 8 (0.21%) HFM
15 8 (0.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 186 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 153 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
3 146 (3.87%) Office 365
4 115 (3.05%) SaaS
5 78 (2.07%) Mimecast
6 34 (0.90%) PaaS
7 30 (0.79%) IaaS
8 26 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (0.45%) GitHub
9 17 (0.45%) Serverless
10 14 (0.37%) Google Analytics
11 13 (0.34%) Slack
12 12 (0.32%) iPaaS
13 10 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (0.26%) IBM Blueworks
14 9 (0.24%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
16 7 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 147 (3.89%) Firewall
2 105 (2.78%) Skype
3 87 (2.30%) WAN
4 85 (2.25%) VPN
5 76 (2.01%) LAN
6 73 (1.93%) TCP/IP
7 71 (1.88%) DNS
8 68 (1.80%) DHCP
9 59 (1.56%) SAN
10 55 (1.46%) Network Security
10 55 (1.46%) Wireless
11 50 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
12 47 (1.24%) Unified Communications
12 47 (1.24%) VoIP
13 44 (1.17%) Intrusion Detection
14 43 (1.14%) Intranet
15 40 (1.06%) VLAN
16 38 (1.01%) Internet
17 22 (0.58%) MPLS
17 22 (0.58%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 427 (11.31%) SQL Server
2 164 (4.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 110 (2.91%) Relational Database
4 99 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 78 (2.07%) NoSQL
6 77 (2.04%) MySQL
7 72 (1.91%) Big Data
8 71 (1.88%) Oracle Database
9 66 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
10 65 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
11 52 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 41 (1.09%) Power BI
13 33 (0.87%) RDBMS
14 28 (0.74%) SAP BW
15 26 (0.69%) MongoDB
15 26 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
16 23 (0.61%) EDRMS
16 23 (0.61%) SAP Data Services
17 22 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
18 21 (0.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 78 (2.07%) Jenkins
2 77 (2.04%) JIRA
3 71 (1.88%) Git (software)
4 65 (1.72%) Selenium
5 52 (1.38%) Visual Studio
6 46 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 43 (1.14%) Cucumber
8 37 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 24 (0.64%) Ranorex
10 23 (0.61%) Buildbot
10 23 (0.61%) GitLab
10 23 (0.61%) JMeter
11 22 (0.58%) Gatling
11 22 (0.58%) Jasmine
11 22 (0.58%) Protractor
11 22 (0.58%) SoapUI
12 21 (0.56%) Bitbucket
13 20 (0.53%) JUnit
14 19 (0.50%) Eclipse
15 18 (0.48%) TeamCity
General
1 1,558 (41.26%) Finance
2 962 (25.48%) Law
3 305 (8.08%) Banking
4 255 (6.75%) Marketing
5 194 (5.14%) Retail
6 114 (3.02%) Telecoms
7 105 (2.78%) Back Office
8 98 (2.60%) Investment Banking
9 63 (1.67%) Advertising
9 63 (1.67%) Games
10 58 (1.54%) Manufacturing
11 48 (1.27%) Retail Banking
12 47 (1.24%) Front Office
13 39 (1.03%) Publishing
14 35 (0.93%) Billing
15 27 (0.72%) Financial Institution
16 22 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
17 16 (0.42%) Music Industry
18 13 (0.34%) Multimedia
19 10 (0.26%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 863 (22.85%) Analyst
2 510 (13.51%) Developer
3 264 (6.99%) Consultant
4 226 (5.99%) Project Manager
5 196 (5.19%) Business Analyst
6 184 (4.87%) Service Analyst
7 177 (4.69%) Service Desk Analyst
8 174 (4.61%) Architect
9 165 (4.37%) Support Analyst
10 152 (4.03%) IT Manager
11 134 (3.55%) Security Manager
12 111 (2.94%) IT Analyst
13 107 (2.83%) Legal Analyst
14 105 (2.78%) Financial Analyst
15 104 (2.75%) .NET Developer
15 104 (2.75%) Senior Analyst
16 100 (2.65%) Information Manager
17 94 (2.49%) Trainer
18 90 (2.38%) Applications Support
19 89 (2.36%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 321 (8.50%) .NET
2 287 (7.60%) HTML
3 244 (6.46%) CSS
4 164 (4.34%) AngularJS
5 128 (3.39%) Web Services
6 122 (3.23%) ASP.NET
7 117 (3.10%) HTML5
8 102 (2.70%) XML
9 101 (2.67%) jQuery
10 96 (2.54%) Natural Language Processing
11 94 (2.49%) Node.js
12 82 (2.17%) .NET Framework
13 66 (1.75%) CSS3
14 64 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 59 (1.56%) REST
16 55 (1.46%) React
17 53 (1.40%) SOAP
17 53 (1.40%) WCF
18 52 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
19 51 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 385 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 271 (7.18%) Management Information System
3 164 (4.34%) Computer Science
4 106 (2.81%) Cyberthreat
5 102 (2.70%) Data Centre
6 95 (2.52%) User Experience
7 92 (2.44%) Blackberry
8 59 (1.56%) Fixed Income
9 58 (1.54%) Fintech
10 56 (1.48%) Mobile App
11 54 (1.43%) iPhone
12 52 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
13 51 (1.35%) Virtual Team
14 48 (1.27%) e-Learning
15 44 (1.17%) Tandem
16 42 (1.11%) Equities
17 41 (1.09%) Algorithms
18 38 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
19 37 (0.98%) Robotics
20 34 (0.90%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 693 (18.35%) Windows
2 282 (7.47%) Windows 7
3 226 (5.99%) Windows Server
4 197 (5.22%) Linux
5 140 (3.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 135 (3.58%) Windows 10
7 131 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 80 (2.12%) Android
8 80 (2.12%) Unix
9 42 (1.11%) Apple iOS
10 27 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (0.58%) Windows 8
12 15 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.34%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.21%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.16%) VMS
16 5 (0.13%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.079%) Amazon Linux
17 3 (0.079%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.079%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 735 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
2 569 (15.07%) Project Management
3 461 (12.21%) Information Security
4 447 (11.84%) Business Intelligence
5 423 (11.20%) ITIL
6 355 (9.40%) Data Protection
7 319 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 316 (8.37%) Risk Management
9 242 (6.41%) CRM
9 242 (6.41%) Cybersecurity
10 241 (6.38%) Change Management
11 240 (6.36%) Business Analysis
12 229 (6.06%) Coaching
13 227 (6.01%) Analytics
13 227 (6.01%) Scrum
14 211 (5.59%) PRINCE2
15 202 (5.35%) Continuous Improvement
16 200 (5.30%) SDLC
17 190 (5.03%) Business Development
18 182 (4.82%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 708 (18.75%) SQL
2 344 (9.11%) JavaScript
3 333 (8.82%) C#
4 197 (5.22%) Java
5 192 (5.08%) Python
6 146 (3.87%) T-SQL
7 138 (3.65%) PHP
8 112 (2.97%) Ruby
9 81 (2.15%) C
10 77 (2.04%) C++
11 71 (1.88%) PowerShell
12 60 (1.59%) Shell Script
13 46 (1.22%) Scala
13 46 (1.22%) VB.NET
14 43 (1.14%) Bash Shell
15 39 (1.03%) ABAP
16 33 (0.87%) VBA
17 26 (0.69%) Groovy
17 26 (0.69%) Perl
17 26 (0.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 525 (13.90%) Degree
2 192 (5.08%) CISSP
3 155 (4.10%) CISM
4 111 (2.94%) CISA
5 100 (2.65%) Security Cleared
6 99 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 90 (2.38%) SC Cleared
8 86 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
9 65 (1.72%) PMP
10 64 (1.69%) PMI Certification
11 60 (1.59%) ISEB
11 60 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
12 52 (1.38%) MCSE
13 47 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
14 34 (0.90%) GIAC
15 33 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 33 (0.87%) SANS
16 30 (0.79%) CEH
17 28 (0.74%) CRISC
18 27 (0.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (6.57%) GDPR
2 235 (6.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 160 (4.24%) QA
4 159 (4.21%) SLA
5 104 (2.75%) PCI DSS
6 73 (1.93%) PMO
7 45 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
8 37 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 29 (0.77%) MiFID
10 25 (0.66%) ISO 9001
11 24 (0.64%) Data Quality
12 22 (0.58%) ISO 22301
13 20 (0.53%) COBIT
14 17 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 13 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 7 (0.19%) EMIR
17 6 (0.16%) COSHH
17 6 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 6 (0.16%) RMADS
17 6 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 411 (10.88%) Active Directory
2 137 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (2.99%) Docker
4 64 (1.69%) XenApp
5 57 (1.51%) Hyper-V
6 38 (1.01%) XenDesktop
7 32 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (0.82%) vSphere
9 19 (0.50%) DFS Replication
10 18 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
11 12 (0.32%) Terminal Services
12 10 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
14 6 (0.16%) Firmware
15 4 (0.11%) ProxySG
16 3 (0.079%) Microsoft App-V
17 2 (0.053%) Apache Flume
17 2 (0.053%) HDFS
17 2 (0.053%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
18 1 (0.026%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 78 (2.07%) SCCM
2 76 (2.01%) Kubernetes
3 57 (1.51%) Puppet
4 34 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (0.77%) Ansible
6 28 (0.74%) SCOM
7 22 (0.58%) Terraform
8 19 (0.50%) vCenter Server
9 17 (0.45%) AirWatch
10 12 (0.32%) CSIRT
11 11 (0.29%) Nessus
11 11 (0.29%) WSUS
12 10 (0.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 9 (0.24%) EnCase
14 8 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
15 7 (0.19%) FTK
15 7 (0.19%) RSA Archer
16 6 (0.16%) Backup Exec
16 6 (0.16%) Perfmon
16 6 (0.16%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 869 (23.01%) Microsoft
2 296 (7.84%) iManage
3 261 (6.91%) Citrix
4 248 (6.57%) Oracle
5 244 (6.46%) VMware
6 188 (4.98%) SAP
7 156 (4.13%) Cisco
8 126 (3.34%) Intapp
9 120 (3.18%) Aderant
10 61 (1.62%) Adobe
11 57 (1.51%) HP
12 48 (1.27%) Bloomberg
12 48 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
13 42 (1.11%) Google
14 36 (0.95%) LexisNexis
15 32 (0.85%) Avaya
15 32 (0.85%) Fidessa
16 28 (0.74%) NetApp
17 23 (0.61%) IBM
17 23 (0.61%) Sun