Period
to 28 September 2021

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 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legal
UK
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 148 220 215
Rank change year-on-year +72 -5 -11
Permanent jobs citing Legal 2,955 750 2,245
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.40% 1.56% 1.61%
As % of the General category 4.12% 3.03% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,566 559 1,626
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £54,380 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.46% +8.76% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £82,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,345 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.77% +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 71,688 24,784 77,684
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.28% 51.57% 55.70%
Number of salaries quoted 44,148 19,792 59,174
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,500 £42,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 28 September 2021.

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 28 September 2021. 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 +54 2,478 £52,500 -1.87% 1,158
UK excluding London +57 1,406 £45,345 +0.77% 984
London +37 1,152 £60,000 - 279
Work from Home 0 503 £55,000 -18.52% 107
North of England +16 486 £45,000 +1.42% 195
South East +30 335 £47,500 -2.06% 215
North West -4 307 £45,000 +1.42% 111
South West -3 185 £42,500 -5.56% 204
Midlands -37 170 £50,000 +12.69% 150
Yorkshire +8 136 £45,000 -2.17% 60
East of England +13 127 £31,486 -1.41% 116
West Midlands -36 126 £52,500 +18.32% 84
Scotland -28 82 £42,750 -10.00% 55
East Midlands -57 44 £42,500 -4.22% 66
North East +3 43 £45,345 -30.24% 24
Wales -11 30 £52,500 - 41
Northern Ireland -46 8 £48,500 -19.17% 10

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, 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.

1 871 (29.48%) Social Skills
2 802 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
3 760 (25.72%) Finance
4 641 (21.69%) Law
5 578 (19.56%) Microsoft
6 431 (14.59%) SQL
7 417 (14.11%) Project Management
8 412 (13.94%) Azure
9 389 (13.16%) Analytics
10 371 (12.55%) Problem-Solving
11 361 (12.22%) Degree
12 351 (11.88%) Coaching
13 349 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
14 330 (11.17%) Business Intelligence
15 318 (10.76%) Information Security
15 318 (10.76%) AWS
16 308 (10.42%) Cybersecurity
17 296 (10.02%) Mentoring
18 295 (9.98%) Risk Management
19 293 (9.92%) JavaScript
20 285 (9.64%) Windows
20 285 (9.64%) Software Engineering
21 281 (9.51%) Scrum
22 266 (9.00%) Python
23 265 (8.97%) Marketing
24 263 (8.90%) DevOps
25 262 (8.87%) Management Information System
26 261 (8.83%) Java
27 258 (8.73%) GDPR
28 250 (8.46%) Microservices

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 98 (3.32%) SharePoint
2 92 (3.11%) Confluence
3 78 (2.64%) CMS
4 71 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
5 62 (2.10%) MS Exchange
6 30 (1.02%) Tornado
7 29 (0.98%) Appian
8 28 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 26 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
9 26 (0.88%) Documentum
10 19 (0.64%) NetWeaver
11 18 (0.61%) Apache Spark
12 13 (0.44%) EPiServer
13 12 (0.41%) SAS
13 12 (0.41%) Skype for Business
14 11 (0.37%) Apache
14 11 (0.37%) Umbraco
15 10 (0.34%) WordPress
16 9 (0.30%) Kentico
16 9 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 205 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
2 140 (4.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
5 29 (0.98%) Photoshop
6 26 (0.88%) MS Visio
7 25 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
7 25 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
8 19 (0.64%) GIMP
9 16 (0.54%) Sketch
10 9 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (0.27%) Chatbot
11 8 (0.27%) Figma
11 8 (0.27%) UserZoom
12 7 (0.24%) Simulink
13 6 (0.20%) InVision
13 6 (0.20%) Marvel
14 3 (0.10%) Acrobat
14 3 (0.10%) Camtasia
14 3 (0.10%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 70 (2.37%) SAP S/4HANA
2 39 (1.32%) SAP BPC
3 27 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
4 24 (0.81%) SAP FSCM
5 19 (0.64%) SAP ERP
6 18 (0.61%) Visualfiles
7 16 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
8 15 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
9 14 (0.47%) Elite 3E
10 11 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
11 10 (0.34%) Sentinel
11 10 (0.34%) TrackWise
12 9 (0.30%) Relativity
13 6 (0.20%) NetSuite
13 6 (0.20%) Workday HCM
14 5 (0.17%) Magento
14 5 (0.17%) SAP Business ByDesign
14 5 (0.17%) SAP Business One
15 4 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
16 3 (0.10%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 412 (13.94%) Azure
2 318 (10.76%) AWS
3 228 (7.72%) Microsoft 365
4 154 (5.21%) SaaS
5 141 (4.77%) Serverless
6 129 (4.37%) Power Platform
7 86 (2.91%) Amazon S3
8 75 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
9 69 (2.34%) GitHub
10 60 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
11 53 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
11 53 (1.79%) PaaS
12 52 (1.76%) IaaS
13 42 (1.42%) GCP
14 36 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
14 36 (1.22%) Twilio
15 35 (1.18%) Power Automate
16 33 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
17 30 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
17 30 (1.02%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 77 (2.61%) Firewall
2 74 (2.50%) VPN
3 73 (2.47%) DNS
4 69 (2.34%) DHCP
5 41 (1.39%) Internet
6 36 (1.22%) Network Security
7 35 (1.18%) WAN
8 34 (1.15%) LAN
8 34 (1.15%) TCP/IP
9 26 (0.88%) Intranet
10 21 (0.71%) Wireless
11 19 (0.64%) VoIP
12 17 (0.58%) SMTP
13 16 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (0.44%) SD-WAN
15 12 (0.41%) Extranet
15 12 (0.41%) HTTP
16 10 (0.34%) SAN
17 9 (0.30%) Fibre Channel
18 8 (0.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 99 (3.35%) Big Data
3 94 (3.18%) Power BI
4 93 (3.15%) Relational Database
5 75 (2.54%) MongoDB
6 72 (2.44%) NoSQL
7 63 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
8 61 (2.06%) MySQL
9 60 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
9 60 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
10 50 (1.69%) Tableau
11 45 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 39 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 31 (1.05%) Redis
14 29 (0.98%) Oracle Database
15 24 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
16 23 (0.78%) Apache Accumulo
17 21 (0.71%) DataStage
17 21 (0.71%) SAP Data Services
18 20 (0.68%) GIS
Development Applications
1 152 (5.14%) JIRA
2 135 (4.57%) Git (software)
3 80 (2.71%) Jenkins
4 42 (1.42%) Maven
5 25 (0.85%) Selenium
6 20 (0.68%) Cypress.io
7 19 (0.64%) Bitbucket
8 16 (0.54%) Ranorex
9 15 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (0.44%) Visual Studio
11 12 (0.41%) Cucumber
12 10 (0.34%) JUnit
13 8 (0.27%) Axure RP
14 7 (0.24%) Postman
15 6 (0.20%) Android Studio
15 6 (0.20%) Jasmine
15 6 (0.20%) SonarQube
15 6 (0.20%) Storybook
15 6 (0.20%) webpack
15 6 (0.20%) WinDbg
General
1 871 (29.48%) Social Skills
2 760 (25.72%) Finance
3 641 (21.69%) Law
4 349 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
5 265 (8.97%) Marketing
6 178 (6.02%) Retail
7 152 (5.14%) Banking
8 143 (4.84%) Games
9 133 (4.50%) Public Sector
10 124 (4.20%) Organisational Skills
11 114 (3.86%) Influencing Skills
12 102 (3.45%) Presentation Skills
13 99 (3.35%) Telecoms
14 84 (2.84%) Manufacturing
15 71 (2.40%) Back Office
16 69 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
17 57 (1.93%) Local Government
18 55 (1.86%) Financial Institution
19 51 (1.73%) Advertising
20 50 (1.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 441 (14.92%) Analyst
2 379 (12.83%) Developer
3 210 (7.11%) Consultant
4 144 (4.87%) Software Engineer
5 115 (3.89%) Architect
6 110 (3.72%) Business Analyst
7 101 (3.42%) IT Manager
8 98 (3.32%) Project Manager
9 85 (2.88%) SAP Consultant
10 82 (2.77%) IT Analyst
11 80 (2.71%) Senior Software Engineer
12 72 (2.44%) IT Support
12 72 (2.44%) Support Analyst
13 65 (2.20%) Senior Analyst
13 65 (2.20%) Senior Developer
13 65 (2.20%) Software Developer
14 64 (2.17%) Product Manager
15 63 (2.13%) Full Stack Developer
16 61 (2.06%) Security Analyst
17 58 (1.96%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (7.28%) React
2 197 (6.67%) CSS
3 190 (6.43%) HTML
4 182 (6.16%) .NET
5 169 (5.72%) REST
6 152 (5.14%) AngularJS
7 113 (3.82%) Node.js
8 83 (2.81%) Vue.js
9 82 (2.77%) RESTful
10 80 (2.71%) .NET Core
11 71 (2.40%) Kafka
12 68 (2.30%) SOAP
13 66 (2.23%) XML
14 64 (2.17%) Spring
14 64 (2.17%) Web Services
15 62 (2.10%) Apache NiFi
16 56 (1.90%) Angular 2
16 56 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
17 55 (1.86%) ASP.NET
18 51 (1.73%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 262 (8.87%) Management Information System
2 211 (7.14%) User Experience
3 157 (5.31%) Self-Motivation
4 87 (2.94%) Blog
4 87 (2.94%) Cyberattack
5 61 (2.06%) Data Structures
6 60 (2.03%) Data Protection Act
7 58 (1.96%) Social Media
8 57 (1.93%) Legacy Systems
9 44 (1.49%) Driving Licence
10 42 (1.42%) Life Science
10 42 (1.42%) Mobile App
11 40 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
12 38 (1.29%) Hedge funds
13 31 (1.05%) Data Centre
14 29 (0.98%) Robotics
15 28 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
16 27 (0.91%) Client/Server
17 26 (0.88%) Algorithms
18 24 (0.81%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 285 (9.64%) Windows
2 156 (5.28%) Linux
3 133 (4.50%) Windows 10
4 91 (3.08%) Windows Server
5 79 (2.67%) Unix
6 51 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (1.56%) Windows Server 2016
8 44 (1.49%) Windows Server 2019
9 38 (1.29%) Apple iOS
10 37 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 36 (1.22%) Android
12 35 (1.18%) CentOS
13 27 (0.91%) Ubuntu
14 21 (0.71%) Windows 7
15 13 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (0.24%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.17%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.14%) VMS
19 3 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 802 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
2 417 (14.11%) Project Management
3 389 (13.16%) Analytics
4 371 (12.55%) Problem-Solving
5 351 (11.88%) Coaching
6 330 (11.17%) Business Intelligence
7 318 (10.76%) Information Security
8 308 (10.42%) Cybersecurity
9 296 (10.02%) Mentoring
10 295 (9.98%) Risk Management
11 285 (9.64%) Software Engineering
12 281 (9.51%) Scrum
13 263 (8.90%) DevOps
14 250 (8.46%) Microservices
15 234 (7.92%) Data Protection
16 217 (7.34%) Business Development
16 217 (7.34%) ITIL
17 211 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
18 207 (7.01%) Artificial Intelligence
19 206 (6.97%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 431 (14.59%) SQL
2 293 (9.92%) JavaScript
3 266 (9.00%) Python
4 261 (8.83%) Java
5 200 (6.77%) C#
6 110 (3.72%) C
6 110 (3.72%) TypeScript
7 98 (3.32%) PowerShell
8 75 (2.54%) C++
9 65 (2.20%) Ruby
10 63 (2.13%) R
11 61 (2.06%) ABAP
12 53 (1.79%) Java 8
13 50 (1.69%) ES6
14 28 (0.95%) T-SQL
15 22 (0.74%) PHP
16 18 (0.61%) Bash Shell
16 18 (0.61%) VBA
17 12 (0.41%) Go
18 10 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 361 (12.22%) Degree
2 136 (4.60%) Security Cleared
3 85 (2.88%) CISSP
4 64 (2.17%) CISM
5 61 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 56 (1.90%) SC Cleared
7 30 (1.02%) DBS Check
8 28 (0.95%) CISA
8 28 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (0.91%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 26 (0.88%) Master's Degree
11 24 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 24 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (0.64%) PMI Certification
13 18 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 17 (0.58%) PhD
15 16 (0.54%) CCNA
16 15 (0.51%) DV Cleared
16 15 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
16 15 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 258 (8.73%) GDPR
2 185 (6.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 145 (4.91%) QA
4 86 (2.91%) SLA
5 75 (2.54%) Accessibility
6 70 (2.37%) PMO
7 68 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 61 (2.06%) Data Quality
9 46 (1.56%) NIST
10 45 (1.52%) GRC
11 43 (1.46%) PCI DSS
12 22 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 22 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 16 (0.54%) WCAG
14 15 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 13 (0.44%) COBIT
16 11 (0.37%) NEBOSH
17 10 (0.34%) IEC 61131
17 10 (0.34%) ISO 9001
18 8 (0.27%) HIPAA
System Software
1 211 (7.14%) Docker
2 187 (6.33%) Active Directory
3 40 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.64%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.54%) vSphere
6 12 (0.41%) ISA Server
6 12 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.30%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.27%) XenApp
9 7 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.17%) Firmware
10 5 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.10%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.068%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.034%) KVM
14 1 (0.034%) LXC
14 1 (0.034%) vCloud
14 1 (0.034%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 123 (4.16%) Kubernetes
2 72 (2.44%) Ansible
3 68 (2.30%) Terraform
4 43 (1.46%) SCCM
5 34 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
6 19 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (0.34%) Nessus
8 7 (0.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 6 (0.20%) Kubeflow
9 6 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (0.20%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.20%) SCOM
10 4 (0.14%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.14%) Grafana
10 4 (0.14%) OfficeScan
10 4 (0.14%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 4 (0.14%) WSUS
11 3 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.068%) BMC PATROL
12 2 (0.068%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 578 (19.56%) Microsoft
2 171 (5.79%) SAP
3 138 (4.67%) Oracle
4 88 (2.98%) iManage
5 85 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
6 76 (2.57%) Google
7 75 (2.54%) Cisco
8 74 (2.50%) VMware
9 64 (2.17%) Citrix
10 43 (1.46%) Intapp
11 40 (1.35%) Red Hat
12 37 (1.25%) Aderant
12 37 (1.25%) ServiceNow
13 35 (1.18%) Adobe
14 32 (1.08%) Instagram
15 27 (0.91%) Automation Anywhere
15 27 (0.91%) Facebook
15 27 (0.91%) MuleSoft
16 24 (0.81%) HP
17 21 (0.71%) Informatica