Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legal
UK
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 173 214 182
Rank change year-on-year +41 -32 -8
Permanent jobs citing Legal 1,320 2,312 3,299
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.00% 1.62% 1.92%
As % of the General category 5.08% 4.07% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 956 1,772 2,483
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 26,008 56,863 74,060
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.37% 39.77% 43.20%
Number of salaries quoted 19,915 42,803 56,749
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%

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 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 2020. 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 +40 1,228 £52,500 - 482
London +26 662 £60,000 - 91
UK excluding London +66 613 £45,000 - 427
North of England +97 219 £45,000 - 89
North West +86 165 £45,000 - 50
South East +32 143 £50,000 - 105
Work from Home +82 99 £62,500 +13.64% 42
South West +91 88 £50,000 +42.86% 99
Midlands +68 82 £45,000 -10.00% 48
West Midlands +43 58 £45,000 -4.00% 24
East of England +82 55 £50,000 -9.09% 48
Yorkshire +56 43 £40,750 +1.88% 23
East Midlands +80 38 £45,000 -21.74% 23
Scotland +76 31 £47,500 - 14
Northern Ireland +21 15 £40,000 +14.29% 7
North East +24 12 £42,500 -29.17% 16
Wales +36 6 £37,500 -16.67% 17

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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.

1 340 (25.76%) Law
2 338 (25.61%) Finance
3 269 (20.38%) Microsoft
4 268 (20.30%) Degree
5 258 (19.55%) Agile Software Development
6 252 (19.09%) SQL
7 243 (18.41%) Analytical Skills
8 221 (16.74%) Windows
9 194 (14.70%) Problem-Solving
10 182 (13.79%) SQL Server
11 179 (13.56%) Azure
12 175 (13.26%) Information Security
13 171 (12.95%) Analytics
14 165 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
15 146 (11.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 145 (10.98%) Python
17 139 (10.53%) ITIL
18 132 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
19 128 (9.70%) Security Cleared
20 127 (9.62%) Data Analysis
21 126 (9.55%) Oracle
22 124 (9.39%) Microsoft Office
22 124 (9.39%) Risk Management
23 123 (9.32%) Active Directory
24 119 (9.02%) Project Management
24 119 (9.02%) GDPR
25 116 (8.79%) Office 365
26 106 (8.03%) .NET
27 103 (7.80%) Data Analytics
28 102 (7.73%) AWS

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 76 (5.76%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.20%) MS Exchange
3 24 (1.82%) CMS
4 22 (1.67%) IIS
5 17 (1.29%) Confluence
6 11 (0.83%) Apache
7 9 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
7 9 (0.68%) Skype for Business
8 8 (0.61%) nginx
9 7 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.45%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.30%) ColdFusion
11 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.30%) JBoss
11 4 (0.30%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.30%) Orchard CMS
11 4 (0.30%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.30%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 124 (9.39%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.68%) Adobe XD
5 9 (0.68%) InVision
5 9 (0.68%) Zeplin
6 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.23%) Figma
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.15%) Gephi
9 1 (0.076%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.076%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.076%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.076%) InDesign
9 1 (0.076%) Simulink
9 1 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.44%) Elite 3E
2 11 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
3 8 (0.61%) Carpe Diem
3 8 (0.61%) SAP CO
3 8 (0.61%) SAP FI
3 8 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (0.53%) Visualfiles
5 5 (0.38%) Relativity
6 4 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.076%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.076%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.076%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.076%) Ringtail
9 1 (0.076%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 179 (13.56%) Azure
2 116 (8.79%) Office 365
3 102 (7.73%) AWS
4 65 (4.92%) SaaS
5 34 (2.58%) PaaS
6 30 (2.27%) Power Platform
7 28 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
8 27 (2.05%) IaaS
9 24 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
10 19 (1.44%) GitHub
10 19 (1.44%) Mimecast
11 18 (1.36%) GCP
12 17 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
13 9 (0.68%) npm
13 9 (0.68%) OpenShift
14 8 (0.61%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 6 (0.45%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
17 4 (0.30%) Serverless
18 3 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 70 (5.30%) Firewall
2 52 (3.94%) DNS
3 32 (2.42%) TCP/IP
3 32 (2.42%) VPN
4 28 (2.12%) LAN
4 28 (2.12%) Network Security
5 25 (1.89%) DHCP
5 25 (1.89%) Internet
6 20 (1.52%) WAN
7 17 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
8 15 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
9 14 (1.06%) SSL
10 12 (0.91%) Intranet
10 12 (0.91%) Skype
10 12 (0.91%) Wireless
11 8 (0.61%) SAN
12 7 (0.53%) Broadband
12 7 (0.53%) IPsec
12 7 (0.53%) VLAN
12 7 (0.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 94 (7.12%) Oracle Reports
3 89 (6.74%) Data Lake
4 44 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (2.65%) Big Data
6 30 (2.27%) Power BI
7 27 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (1.21%) MongoDB
10 15 (1.14%) Relational Database
11 13 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (0.91%) MySQL
13 10 (0.76%) SAP HANA
14 9 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.61%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 6 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
16 6 (0.45%) RDBMS
17 5 (0.38%) EDRMS
18 4 (0.30%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 31 (2.35%) JIRA
2 24 (1.82%) Visual Studio
3 21 (1.59%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (1.06%) Jenkins
6 13 (0.98%) Jasmine
6 13 (0.98%) Selenium
7 12 (0.91%) Karma Test Runner
8 9 (0.68%) Axure RP
8 9 (0.68%) Balsamiq
9 7 (0.53%) Appium
9 7 (0.53%) SoapUI
9 7 (0.53%) Subversion
10 6 (0.45%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.45%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.45%) eggPlant
10 6 (0.45%) JUnit
10 6 (0.45%) LoadRunner
10 6 (0.45%) Maven
10 6 (0.45%) TestRail
General
1 340 (25.76%) Law
2 338 (25.61%) Finance
3 70 (5.30%) Telecoms
4 68 (5.15%) Marketing
5 59 (4.47%) Banking
6 55 (4.17%) Back Office
7 27 (2.05%) Retail
8 22 (1.67%) Police
9 19 (1.44%) Financial Institution
9 19 (1.44%) Military
9 19 (1.44%) Public Sector
10 16 (1.21%) Publishing
11 14 (1.06%) Advertising
12 13 (0.98%) Front Office
13 11 (0.83%) Billing
14 10 (0.76%) German Language
14 10 (0.76%) Local Government
15 9 (0.68%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.61%) Manufacturing
17 7 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 267 (20.23%) Analyst
2 151 (11.44%) Developer
3 68 (5.15%) Senior Analyst
4 65 (4.92%) Data Analyst
5 62 (4.70%) Architect
6 61 (4.62%) IT Manager
7 58 (4.39%) Senior Data Analyst
8 49 (3.71%) Senior Developer
9 42 (3.18%) Support Analyst
10 41 (3.11%) Consultant
11 40 (3.03%) Project Manager
12 39 (2.95%) Applications Support
13 37 (2.80%) Data Engineer
14 34 (2.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 33 (2.50%) Product Manager
16 32 (2.42%) Information Manager
17 31 (2.35%) IT Analyst
17 31 (2.35%) Senior Data Engineer
18 30 (2.27%) Support Engineer
19 29 (2.20%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (8.03%) .NET
2 62 (4.70%) HTML
3 56 (4.24%) CSS
4 44 (3.33%) .NET Framework
5 41 (3.11%) AngularJS
6 30 (2.27%) JSON
7 29 (2.20%) jQuery
8 28 (2.12%) ASP.NET
8 28 (2.12%) Node.js
9 24 (1.82%) REST
10 23 (1.74%) React
10 23 (1.74%) Web Services
11 20 (1.52%) HTML5
12 18 (1.36%) RESTful
12 18 (1.36%) Ruby on Rails
13 16 (1.21%) Sass
14 15 (1.14%) XML
15 14 (1.06%) .NET Core
16 13 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (0.98%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 243 (18.41%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (6.89%) Management Information System
3 44 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
4 37 (2.80%) User Experience
5 27 (2.05%) PKI
6 21 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
7 19 (1.44%) Cloud Native
8 18 (1.36%) Cyberattack
9 16 (1.21%) Data Centre
9 16 (1.21%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.06%) Fixed Income
11 12 (0.91%) Virtual Team
12 10 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.76%) Freedom of Information
12 10 (0.76%) Social Media
13 9 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (0.68%) NHS
14 8 (0.61%) Cybercrime
14 8 (0.61%) e-Learning
14 8 (0.61%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 221 (16.74%) Windows
2 79 (5.98%) Linux
3 62 (4.70%) Windows 10
4 53 (4.02%) Windows Server
5 26 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (1.36%) Unix
7 15 (1.14%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.68%) CentOS
8 9 (0.68%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (0.45%) Solaris
9 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (0.38%) Windows 2000
10 5 (0.38%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.23%) Android
11 3 (0.23%) Fedora
11 3 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.15%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (19.55%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (14.70%) Problem-Solving
3 175 (13.26%) Information Security
4 171 (12.95%) Analytics
5 165 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 139 (10.53%) ITIL
7 132 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
8 127 (9.62%) Data Analysis
9 124 (9.39%) Risk Management
10 119 (9.02%) Project Management
11 103 (7.80%) Data Analytics
12 100 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
13 95 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
14 94 (7.12%) Continuous Improvement
15 93 (7.05%) ETL
16 88 (6.67%) Data Extraction
16 88 (6.67%) Proactive Monitoring
16 88 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
17 83 (6.29%) Data Protection
17 83 (6.29%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 252 (19.09%) SQL
2 145 (10.98%) Python
3 96 (7.27%) JavaScript
4 90 (6.82%) PowerShell
5 82 (6.21%) C#
6 47 (3.56%) Java
7 34 (2.58%) PHP
8 29 (2.20%) C
9 27 (2.05%) T-SQL
10 26 (1.97%) Bash Shell
11 24 (1.82%) TypeScript
12 18 (1.36%) Ruby
13 17 (1.29%) ES6
14 13 (0.98%) C++
15 12 (0.91%) Perl
15 12 (0.91%) R
15 12 (0.91%) VB.NET
16 11 (0.83%) VBScript
17 10 (0.76%) VBA
18 9 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 268 (20.30%) Degree
2 128 (9.70%) Security Cleared
3 84 (6.36%) CISSP
4 73 (5.53%) CISM
5 69 (5.23%) SC Cleared
6 67 (5.08%) DV Cleared
7 52 (3.94%) CISA
8 42 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (1.67%) CCNA
11 21 (1.59%) CRISC
12 20 (1.52%) DBS Check
13 19 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
14 18 (1.36%) CREST Certified
15 17 (1.29%) CHECK Team Leader
16 16 (1.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 16 (1.21%) CHECK Team Member
16 16 (1.21%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 16 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (1.06%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (11.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 119 (9.02%) GDPR
3 88 (6.67%) GAAP
4 51 (3.86%) NIST
5 40 (3.03%) PCI DSS
5 40 (3.03%) SLA
6 34 (2.58%) Cyber Essentials
7 28 (2.12%) QA
8 25 (1.89%) COBIT
9 20 (1.52%) NCSC
10 16 (1.21%) NIST 800
11 13 (0.98%) Data Quality
11 13 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (0.76%) ISO 22301
12 10 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 8 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 8 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 7 (0.53%) ISO 31000
14 7 (0.53%) PMO
15 5 (0.38%) HIPAA
System Software
1 123 (9.32%) Active Directory
2 50 (3.79%) Docker
3 27 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.61%) XenApp
5 7 (0.53%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.45%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.30%) vSphere
8 3 (0.23%) NFS
8 3 (0.23%) Samba
8 3 (0.23%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.23%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.23%) Xen
9 2 (0.15%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.076%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.076%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.076%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (2.95%) SCCM
2 32 (2.42%) Kubernetes
3 19 (1.44%) Ansible
3 19 (1.44%) Terraform
4 10 (0.76%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 8 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (0.61%) WSUS
6 7 (0.53%) Puppet
7 6 (0.45%) HP ALM
7 6 (0.45%) vCenter Server
8 5 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (0.38%) SCOM
8 5 (0.38%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.30%) CSIRT
10 3 (0.23%) BMC Performance Manager
10 3 (0.23%) Kibana
10 3 (0.23%) Nagios
10 3 (0.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.23%) OpenNMS
10 3 (0.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 269 (20.38%) Microsoft
2 126 (9.55%) Oracle
3 101 (7.65%) Tableau
4 94 (7.12%) Cadence
5 90 (6.82%) Alteryx
6 89 (6.74%) Automation Anywhere
6 89 (6.74%) Blue Prism
7 88 (6.67%) Teradata
7 88 (6.67%) UiPath
8 72 (5.45%) Citrix
9 68 (5.15%) iManage
10 53 (4.02%) Cisco
11 52 (3.94%) VMware
12 40 (3.03%) Aderant
13 37 (2.80%) Intapp
14 34 (2.58%) Google
15 30 (2.27%) SAP
16 29 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
17 23 (1.74%) Adobe
17 23 (1.74%) HP