Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legal
UK
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 228 210 199
Rank change year-on-year -18 -11 -36
Permanent jobs citing Legal 706 2,220 2,945
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 1.63% 1.79%
As % of the General category 3.85% 4.14% 4.18%
Number of salaries quoted 540 1,668 2,240
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,550 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%

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 18,341 53,657 70,372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.55% 39.41% 42.79%
Number of salaries quoted 14,597 40,371 53,919
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,125 £29,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.27%

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 25 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Legal in the UK

Legal
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 25 October 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 -11 669 £55,000 +10.00% 677
UK excluding London +8 375 £47,500 +11.76% 613
London -20 306 £65,000 +8.33% 110
North of England +60 167 £45,000 +12.50% 144
North West +68 136 £42,500 - 85
South East -7 77 £50,000 - 133
South West +83 55 £40,000 +23.08% 149
Work from Home +31 55 £62,500 +13.64% 77
Midlands +60 54 £50,000 +11.11% 77
West Midlands +49 44 £53,750 +13.16% 47
Yorkshire +43 23 £52,500 +40.00% 40
East Midlands +88 16 £47,500 -20.83% 29
Scotland +67 13 £47,500 -7.32% 20
East of England +80 12 £29,686 -46.03% 68
North East +26 9 £65,000 +8.33% 19
Northern Ireland +10 4 £60,000 +53.85% 10
Wales +41 3 £27,500 -49.07% 18
Isle of Man -4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 188 (26.63%) Finance
2 160 (22.66%) Microsoft
3 146 (20.68%) Windows
4 143 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
5 133 (18.84%) Law
6 125 (17.71%) Degree
7 109 (15.44%) SQL
8 107 (15.16%) Information Security
9 106 (15.01%) Azure
10 104 (14.73%) Analytical Skills
11 95 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
11 95 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
12 91 (12.89%) Cybersecurity
13 87 (12.32%) GDPR
14 86 (12.18%) Management Information System
15 82 (11.61%) ITIL
16 80 (11.33%) Risk Management
17 74 (10.48%) Microsoft Office
17 74 (10.48%) Project Management
18 73 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 68 (9.63%) DevOps
20 67 (9.49%) Office 365
21 65 (9.21%) SQL Server
22 63 (8.92%) Analytics
23 62 (8.78%) .NET
23 62 (8.78%) Active Directory
24 57 (8.07%) PowerShell
25 56 (7.93%) Security Cleared
25 56 (7.93%) Linux
26 53 (7.51%) Continuous Improvement

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 22 (3.12%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.41%) CMS
3 15 (2.12%) IIS
4 14 (1.98%) Apache
5 9 (1.27%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.13%) nginx
7 4 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.57%) JBoss
7 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.57%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.42%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.42%) Orchard CMS
8 3 (0.42%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.28%) WordPress
10 1 (0.14%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.14%) Confluence
10 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Fuse
10 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 74 (10.48%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (4.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (3.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.85%) Figma
5 3 (0.42%) Adobe Captivate
5 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) InDesign
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (1.56%) Carpe Diem
2 10 (1.42%) Visualfiles
3 9 (1.27%) Elite 3E
4 8 (1.13%) Loan IQ
5 7 (0.99%) Relativity
6 5 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.28%) SAP FSCM
8 2 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.14%) Magento
9 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.14%) Ringtail
9 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 106 (15.01%) Azure
2 67 (9.49%) Office 365
3 51 (7.22%) AWS
4 45 (6.37%) SaaS
5 20 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (2.83%) Power Platform
6 17 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (1.84%) IaaS
8 10 (1.42%) PaaS
9 9 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (1.27%) GCP
10 5 (0.71%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (0.71%) Serverless
11 4 (0.57%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.42%) Azure Functions
12 3 (0.42%) GitHub
12 3 (0.42%) Google Play
12 3 (0.42%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.10%) Firewall
2 30 (4.25%) Internet
3 22 (3.12%) VPN
4 21 (2.97%) DNS
5 20 (2.83%) SSL
6 15 (2.12%) WAN
7 13 (1.84%) LAN
7 13 (1.84%) Network Security
7 13 (1.84%) Wireless
8 12 (1.70%) DHCP
8 12 (1.70%) VoIP
9 11 (1.56%) NetScaler
10 10 (1.42%) Skype
11 8 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (1.13%) TCP/IP
12 7 (0.99%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (0.99%) Softphone
13 6 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (0.85%) Intranet
13 6 (0.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (2.83%) Big Data
3 20 (2.83%) Power BI
4 19 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (2.12%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (1.70%) MongoDB
8 10 (1.42%) MySQL
8 10 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.13%) QlikView
10 7 (0.99%) Tableau
11 6 (0.85%) Redis
12 5 (0.71%) EDRMS
13 4 (0.57%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.42%) MariaDB
14 3 (0.42%) Oracle OLAP
14 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.56%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.99%) Subversion
5 6 (0.85%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.85%) JIRA
6 4 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (0.57%) Selenium
7 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.28%) Postman
8 2 (0.28%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.28%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.14%) GitLab
9 1 (0.14%) Gradle
9 1 (0.14%) Mocha
9 1 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.14%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.14%) Travis CI
General
1 188 (26.63%) Finance
2 133 (18.84%) Law
3 47 (6.66%) Marketing
4 46 (6.52%) Banking
5 29 (4.11%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.83%) Retail
7 19 (2.69%) Publishing
8 18 (2.55%) Back Office
8 18 (2.55%) Public Sector
9 14 (1.98%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.84%) Investment Banking
11 12 (1.70%) Advertising
12 11 (1.56%) Police
13 10 (1.42%) Brand Awareness
13 10 (1.42%) German Language
14 9 (1.27%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.57%) French Language
15 4 (0.57%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.42%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 111 (15.72%) Analyst
2 108 (15.30%) Developer
3 47 (6.66%) Architect
4 34 (4.82%) Senior Developer
5 29 (4.11%) Consultant
5 29 (4.11%) IT Manager
6 22 (3.12%) Senior Manager
7 21 (2.97%) Designer
8 20 (2.83%) Information Manager
8 20 (2.83%) Team Leader
9 19 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (2.69%) Project Manager
9 19 (2.69%) Service Analyst
9 19 (2.69%) Systems Engineer
10 18 (2.55%) Solutions Architect
11 17 (2.41%) Security Consultant
11 17 (2.41%) Service Desk Analyst
12 16 (2.27%) Applications Support
12 16 (2.27%) Business Analyst
12 16 (2.27%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (8.78%) .NET
2 30 (4.25%) HTML
3 29 (4.11%) CSS
4 27 (3.82%) REST
5 17 (2.41%) .NET Framework
5 17 (2.41%) AngularJS
5 17 (2.41%) React
6 16 (2.27%) ASP.NET
7 14 (1.98%) jQuery
8 13 (1.84%) JSON
8 13 (1.84%) WCF
9 12 (1.70%) Node.js
9 12 (1.70%) RESTful
9 12 (1.70%) Web Services
10 10 (1.42%) Ruby on Rails
10 10 (1.42%) XML
11 9 (1.27%) .NET Core
11 9 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (1.13%) Entity Framework
12 8 (1.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 104 (14.73%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (12.18%) Management Information System
3 30 (4.25%) PKI
4 27 (3.82%) User Experience
5 24 (3.40%) Mobile App
6 23 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (1.98%) Cloud Native
8 13 (1.84%) Blog
9 9 (1.27%) Cyberattack
9 9 (1.27%) Social Media
10 8 (1.13%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.13%) Freedom of Information
10 8 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (0.99%) Cybercrime
11 7 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (0.99%) e-Learning
11 7 (0.99%) Online Banking
11 7 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
11 7 (0.99%) Smartphone
11 7 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 146 (20.68%) Windows
2 56 (7.93%) Linux
3 39 (5.52%) Windows 10
4 24 (3.40%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (2.12%) Solaris
7 12 (1.70%) Unix
8 8 (1.13%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (0.99%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.99%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (0.85%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.42%) Debian
12 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.14%) Android
13 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.14%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (15.16%) Information Security
3 95 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
3 95 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
4 91 (12.89%) Cybersecurity
5 82 (11.61%) ITIL
6 80 (11.33%) Risk Management
7 74 (10.48%) Project Management
8 68 (9.63%) DevOps
9 63 (8.92%) Analytics
10 53 (7.51%) Continuous Improvement
11 49 (6.94%) Document Management
12 44 (6.23%) IT Strategy
13 42 (5.95%) Data Protection
14 37 (5.24%) Business Continuity
14 37 (5.24%) Stakeholder Management
15 36 (5.10%) Project Delivery
16 34 (4.82%) SDLC
16 34 (4.82%) Time Management
17 31 (4.39%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 109 (15.44%) SQL
2 57 (8.07%) PowerShell
3 50 (7.08%) JavaScript
4 47 (6.66%) C#
5 28 (3.97%) Java
6 26 (3.68%) Python
7 25 (3.54%) Bash Shell
8 24 (3.40%) Perl
8 24 (3.40%) T-SQL
9 14 (1.98%) TypeScript
10 11 (1.56%) PHP
11 10 (1.42%) Ruby
12 8 (1.13%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.99%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.85%) R
14 6 (0.85%) VB
15 5 (0.71%) Apex Code
15 5 (0.71%) SOQL
15 5 (0.71%) VBA
16 3 (0.42%) XAML
Qualifications
1 125 (17.71%) Degree
2 56 (7.93%) Security Cleared
3 46 (6.52%) CISSP
4 43 (6.09%) CISM
5 30 (4.25%) SC Cleared
6 27 (3.82%) DV Cleared
7 25 (3.54%) CISA
8 21 (2.97%) CRISC
9 16 (2.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 15 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (1.84%) DBS Check
13 12 (1.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 11 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 10 (1.42%) CompTIA Security+
15 10 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (0.99%) CREST Certified
16 7 (0.99%) MCP
17 6 (0.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (12.32%) GDPR
2 73 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (5.52%) NIST
4 38 (5.38%) SLA
5 22 (3.12%) PCI DSS
6 20 (2.83%) Data Quality
7 19 (2.69%) QA
8 18 (2.55%) Cyber Essentials
9 14 (1.98%) COBIT
9 14 (1.98%) NCSC
10 10 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 10 (1.42%) NIST 800
11 9 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 8 (1.13%) Dodd-Frank
12 8 (1.13%) EMIR
12 8 (1.13%) ISO 22301
12 8 (1.13%) MiFID
13 7 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 6 (0.85%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 62 (8.78%) Active Directory
2 24 (3.40%) Docker
3 19 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.13%) XenApp
5 7 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.57%) vSphere
8 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (5.10%) SCCM
2 18 (2.55%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.70%) SCOM
3 12 (1.70%) WSUS
4 11 (1.56%) Terraform
5 9 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (1.27%) SCOrch
6 7 (0.99%) CASB
7 6 (0.85%) Ansible
8 5 (0.71%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 4 (0.57%) CSIRT
10 3 (0.42%) Grafana
10 3 (0.42%) Munin
10 3 (0.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.28%) Clonezilla
12 1 (0.14%) Puppet
12 1 (0.14%) RSA Archer
12 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.14%) Stealthwatch
12 1 (0.14%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 160 (22.66%) Microsoft
2 47 (6.66%) Citrix
3 30 (4.25%) iManage
4 29 (4.11%) VMware
5 28 (3.97%) Google
6 22 (3.12%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (2.69%) Oracle
8 18 (2.55%) Cisco
9 13 (1.84%) Aderant
9 13 (1.84%) HP
10 11 (1.56%) CheckPoint
10 11 (1.56%) Intapp
10 11 (1.56%) SAP
11 10 (1.42%) Veeam
12 8 (1.13%) Mitel
12 8 (1.13%) Murex
13 7 (0.99%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.85%) Canon
14 6 (0.85%) MuleSoft
14 6 (0.85%) RightFax