Legal
UK

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 cited Legal over the 6 months leading up to 23 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
23 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 59 91 121
Rank change year-on-year +32 +30 +32
Permanent jobs citing Legal 4,134 3,240 5,449
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.76% 3.50% 3.15%
As % of the General category 6.57% 5.20% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,834 1,506 2,037
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £34,500 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - -
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

All General Skills
UK

Legal falls under the General Skills category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring common skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 62,940 62,359 112,899
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 57.28% 67.43% 65.34%
Number of salaries quoted 40,910 35,115 52,200
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,276 £32,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £42,874 £42,521
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £71,250 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £102,500 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%

Legal
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Legal as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Legal in the UK

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Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Legal.

Salary trend for Legal in the UK

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Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Legal over the 6 months to 23 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Legal in the UK

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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 23 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +24 3,255 £50,000 -9.09% 1,499
UK excluding London +29 2,910 £45,000 -10.00% 948
Work from Home +9 1,184 £55,000 - 570
London +27 1,081 £65,000 - 687
North of England +80 713 £45,000 -5.76% 242
Scotland +65 713 £55,000 -0.77% 55
South East -32 533 £37,500 -28.57% 241
Midlands +28 467 £47,500 -9.52% 176
North West +87 410 £45,000 -10.00% 157
West Midlands +13 294 £50,000 -4.76% 107
South West -4 258 £47,500 -1.04% 152
Yorkshire +46 219 £34,500 -23.33% 56
East of England -24 179 £50,000 -13.04% 89
East Midlands +67 173 £45,000 +38.46% 69
North East +41 84 £53,750 -10.42% 31
Wales +14 29 £50,000 +53.85% 44
Northern Ireland +28 16 £30,000 -45.45% 5
Channel Islands - 5 - - 1

Legal
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 242 (5.85%) Apache Spark
2 190 (4.60%) SharePoint
3 108 (2.61%) Microsoft Exchange
4 87 (2.10%) Apache
5 84 (2.03%) SAS
6 47 (1.14%) FileNet
7 36 (0.87%) Apache Airflow
8 35 (0.85%) CMS
9 12 (0.29%) Camunda
9 12 (0.29%) IIS
10 11 (0.27%) Confluence
11 8 (0.19%) WordPress
12 6 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.12%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.12%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.097%) Apache Pulsar
14 4 (0.097%) Office Communications Server
15 2 (0.048%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.048%) Drupal
Applications
1 446 (10.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 436 (10.55%) Microsoft Office
3 144 (3.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 76 (1.84%) AutoCAD
5 26 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
5 26 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 23 (0.56%) Revit
7 17 (0.41%) SPSS
8 16 (0.39%) MS Visio
8 16 (0.39%) Simulink
9 7 (0.17%) Chatbot
9 7 (0.17%) Stateflow
10 5 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.073%) ProjectWise
12 2 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.048%) FileZilla
13 1 (0.024%) Camtasia
13 1 (0.024%) InVision
13 1 (0.024%) Sketch
13 1 (0.024%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 37 (0.90%) Elite 3E
2 35 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.48%) NEC Housing
4 12 (0.29%) iTrent
4 12 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
4 12 (0.29%) Relativity
4 12 (0.29%) Ripple
4 12 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
5 11 (0.27%) ResourceLink
6 10 (0.24%) Infor SunSystems
6 10 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 9 (0.22%) SAP HR
7 9 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
8 8 (0.19%) NetSuite
9 7 (0.17%) BPCS
9 7 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.15%) Salesforce CRM
11 5 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
11 5 (0.12%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 465 (11.25%) AWS
2 464 (11.22%) Azure
3 275 (6.65%) Microsoft 365
4 227 (5.49%) Power Platform
5 139 (3.36%) Entra ID
6 130 (3.14%) SaaS
7 115 (2.78%) GCP
8 59 (1.43%) Azure DevOps
9 55 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
10 53 (1.28%) Serverless
11 51 (1.23%) Amazon S3
12 49 (1.19%) Amazon EKS
13 48 (1.16%) PowerApps
14 47 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
14 47 (1.14%) GitHub
15 44 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
16 43 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
16 43 (1.04%) Amazon ECS
17 42 (1.02%) Amazon EMR
17 42 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (2.66%) Firewall
2 56 (1.35%) Internet
3 46 (1.11%) WAN
4 44 (1.06%) Wireless
5 43 (1.04%) LAN
6 31 (0.75%) Intranet
7 29 (0.70%) TCP/IP
8 28 (0.68%) SAN
8 28 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
9 26 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
10 22 (0.53%) DHCP
10 22 (0.53%) DNS
10 22 (0.53%) VPN
11 17 (0.41%) VoIP
12 14 (0.34%) Network Security
13 13 (0.31%) SNMP
14 11 (0.27%) IPsec
14 11 (0.27%) WebEx
15 10 (0.24%) SSL
15 10 (0.24%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (7.26%) NoSQL
2 217 (5.25%) Big Data
3 186 (4.50%) Power BI
4 179 (4.33%) Hadoop
5 135 (3.27%) SQL Server
6 93 (2.25%) Apache Hive
7 74 (1.79%) HBase
8 72 (1.74%) Relational Database
9 70 (1.69%) Data Lake
10 57 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
11 49 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
12 47 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
13 44 (1.06%) Electronic Patient Records
14 39 (0.94%) Qlik Sense
14 39 (0.94%) Tableau
15 36 (0.87%) MySQL
16 33 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 27 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
18 21 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
18 21 (0.51%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 130 (3.14%) Git
2 117 (2.83%) Jenkins
3 105 (2.54%) JIRA
4 69 (1.67%) JUnit
5 67 (1.62%) Bitbucket Server
6 27 (0.65%) Mockito
7 26 (0.63%) Jasmine
8 23 (0.56%) CircleCI
9 19 (0.46%) Visual Studio
10 12 (0.29%) GitLab
10 12 (0.29%) Gradle
10 12 (0.29%) Maven
10 12 (0.29%) Travis CI
11 9 (0.22%) Bitbucket
11 9 (0.22%) TeamCity
12 8 (0.19%) Eclipse
12 8 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
13 7 (0.17%) Cypress.io
14 5 (0.12%) Selenium
14 5 (0.12%) WebDriver
General
1 1,992 (48.19%) Finance
2 1,311 (31.71%) Social Skills
3 1,229 (29.73%) Law
4 1,116 (27.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 559 (13.52%) Analytical Skills
6 372 (9.00%) Retail
7 368 (8.90%) Banking
8 299 (7.23%) Marketing
9 142 (3.43%) Organisational Skills
10 128 (3.10%) Manufacturing
11 113 (2.73%) Public Sector
12 100 (2.42%) Influencing Skills
13 98 (2.37%) Local Government
14 79 (1.91%) Telecoms
15 71 (1.72%) Publishing
16 52 (1.26%) Presentation Skills
17 50 (1.21%) Investment Banking
18 49 (1.19%) Financial Institution
19 47 (1.14%) Automotive
20 46 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 782 (18.92%) Analyst
2 694 (16.79%) Software Engineer
3 590 (14.27%) Senior
4 257 (6.22%) Lead
5 244 (5.90%) Developer
6 232 (5.61%) Java Engineer
6 232 (5.61%) Java Software Engineer
7 210 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
8 198 (4.79%) Data Engineer
9 189 (4.57%) Big Data Engineer
9 189 (4.57%) Big Data Software Engineer
10 186 (4.50%) AWS Engineer
11 185 (4.48%) AWS Software Engineer
12 157 (3.80%) Project Manager
13 143 (3.46%) Full Stack Engineer
14 131 (3.17%) Full Stack Software Engineer
15 119 (2.88%) Python Engineer
16 115 (2.78%) Business Analyst
17 114 (2.76%) Architect
18 113 (2.73%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (4.14%) Spring
2 164 (3.97%) React
3 152 (3.68%) HTML
4 127 (3.07%) AngularJS
5 125 (3.02%) .NET
6 117 (2.83%) Kafka
7 113 (2.73%) CSS
8 102 (2.47%) J2EE
9 100 (2.42%) Node.js
10 86 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 85 (2.06%) JSON
12 83 (2.01%) PySpark
13 77 (1.86%) XML
14 71 (1.72%) JMS
15 66 (1.60%) Hibernate
16 59 (1.43%) Web Services
17 53 (1.28%) Spring Boot
18 50 (1.21%) GraphQL
19 47 (1.14%) Spring Integration
20 44 (1.06%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 515 (12.46%) Algorithms
2 327 (7.91%) Management Information System
3 258 (6.24%) Onboarding
4 156 (3.77%) Cloud Native
5 124 (3.00%) Driving Licence
6 102 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
7 82 (1.98%) Data Structures
8 80 (1.94%) Product Ownership
9 70 (1.69%) Housing Association
10 65 (1.57%) Credit Risk
11 62 (1.50%) Data Centre
12 59 (1.43%) Public Cloud
13 52 (1.26%) Security Posture
14 39 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
15 34 (0.82%) Legacy Code
16 32 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
17 31 (0.75%) Life Science
17 31 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
18 29 (0.70%) Cyber Threat
18 29 (0.70%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 253 (6.12%) Windows
2 103 (2.49%) Unix
2 103 (2.49%) Windows 10
3 80 (1.94%) Linux
3 80 (1.94%) Windows Server
4 54 (1.31%) Android
5 47 (1.14%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (0.19%) VMS
8 8 (0.19%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.15%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.097%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.048%) AIX
11 2 (0.048%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.048%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.048%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.024%) Robot Operating System
12 1 (0.024%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,303 (31.52%) Agile
2 997 (24.12%) Risk Management
3 820 (19.84%) Continuous Improvement
4 768 (18.58%) Software Engineering
5 695 (16.81%) Problem-Solving
6 690 (16.69%) CI/CD
7 679 (16.42%) SDLC
8 578 (13.98%) Artificial Intelligence
9 535 (12.94%) Visualisation
10 495 (11.97%) Machine Learning
11 474 (11.47%) Decision-Making
12 472 (11.42%) Operational Stability
13 412 (9.97%) Coaching
14 394 (9.53%) Community of Practice
15 387 (9.36%) Project Management
16 330 (7.98%) Information Security
17 307 (7.43%) Customer Service
18 304 (7.35%) Process Improvement
19 300 (7.26%) Data Management
20 294 (7.11%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 751 (18.17%) SQL
2 514 (12.43%) Java
3 508 (12.29%) Python
4 168 (4.06%) JavaScript
5 121 (2.93%) C#
6 108 (2.61%) Scala
7 107 (2.59%) TypeScript
8 99 (2.39%) PowerShell
9 96 (2.32%) PL/SQL
10 49 (1.19%) Go
11 41 (0.99%) T-SQL
12 40 (0.97%) Ruby
13 37 (0.90%) C
13 37 (0.90%) C++
14 26 (0.63%) Kotlin
15 21 (0.51%) PHP
16 20 (0.48%) MATLAB
16 20 (0.48%) VB.NET
17 17 (0.41%) RPG
18 14 (0.34%) R
Qualifications
1 821 (19.86%) Degree
2 115 (2.78%) HNC
3 95 (2.30%) Master's Degree
4 86 (2.08%) CISSP
5 78 (1.89%) HND
6 76 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 62 (1.50%) Security Cleared
8 61 (1.48%) DBS Check
9 45 (1.09%) APMG
10 43 (1.04%) CISM
11 40 (0.97%) CISA
12 39 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
13 37 (0.90%) ACCA
14 26 (0.63%) SC Cleared
15 24 (0.58%) CIPD
16 21 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
16 21 (0.51%) MBA
17 20 (0.48%) CIMA
17 20 (0.48%) MRICS
18 19 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (7.45%) GDPR
2 277 (6.70%) QA
3 160 (3.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 115 (2.78%) Data Quality
5 70 (1.69%) SLA
6 65 (1.57%) NIST
7 54 (1.31%) IFRS
8 41 (0.99%) Accessibility
9 40 (0.97%) GRC
9 40 (0.97%) IFRS 9
9 40 (0.97%) PMO
10 36 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
11 32 (0.77%) ISO 9001
12 28 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 26 (0.63%) NEBOSH
14 23 (0.56%) ISO 22301
15 22 (0.53%) PCI DSS
16 13 (0.31%) GAAP
16 13 (0.31%) ISO 14001
17 12 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 227 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 74 (1.79%) HDFS
3 54 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (1.21%) RACF
5 49 (1.19%) Hyper-V
6 32 (0.77%) Docker
7 28 (0.68%) Firmware
8 18 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.29%) Embedded Firmware
10 11 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (0.19%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.12%) XenApp
14 4 (0.097%) vSphere
15 3 (0.073%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.073%) XenDesktop
16 2 (0.048%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 2 (0.048%) pfSense
17 1 (0.024%) LXC
17 1 (0.024%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 158 (3.82%) Kubernetes
2 96 (2.32%) Terraform
3 39 (0.94%) SCCM
4 31 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 26 (0.63%) SCOM
6 24 (0.58%) Ansible
7 17 (0.41%) Functional Safety
8 11 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.15%) QRadar
10 5 (0.12%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.12%) Grafana
10 5 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
10 5 (0.12%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.097%) vRealize
12 3 (0.073%) Control-M
12 3 (0.073%) Progress Chef
12 3 (0.073%) Puppet
13 2 (0.048%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.048%) Jamf Pro
13 2 (0.048%) Nessus
Vendors
1 920 (22.25%) Microsoft
2 185 (4.48%) Oracle
3 166 (4.02%) Databricks
4 138 (3.34%) SAP
5 95 (2.30%) iManage
6 79 (1.91%) VMware
7 71 (1.72%) Citrix
8 67 (1.62%) Informatica
9 60 (1.45%) Google
10 55 (1.33%) Alteryx
11 52 (1.26%) Cisco
12 50 (1.21%) CyberArk
12 50 (1.21%) IBM
13 45 (1.09%) ServiceNow
14 44 (1.06%) Cloudera
15 43 (1.04%) Intapp
16 35 (0.85%) HP
17 32 (0.77%) Salesforce
18 31 (0.75%) Dell
19 30 (0.73%) NEC