Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legal
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 147 170 214
Rank change year-on-year +23 +44 -41
Permanent jobs citing Legal 2,465 1,680 2,468
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.33% 2.10% 1.71%
As % of the General category 4.24% 3.89% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,298 1,140 1,810
10th Percentile £28,880 £30,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,625 £50,000 £54,860
Median % change year-on-year +7.25% -8.86% +4.49%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £81,325 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,371 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.42% -6.59% +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 58,201 43,227 81,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.12% 53.97% 56.47%
Number of salaries quoted 37,672 33,565 62,032
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,846 £28,252
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
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 25 June 2021.

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 June 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 +20 2,180 £55,000 +6.80% 1,159
UK excluding London +42 1,270 £45,000 +1.42% 1,066
London -14 964 £60,000 +9.09% 223
North of England +33 413 £45,000 +1.42% 208
Work from Home -67 354 £55,000 -10.20% 94
South West +47 305 £40,000 -5.88% 226
South East +14 263 £47,000 -6.00% 239
North West +5 246 £45,000 +1.42% 118
Midlands -20 150 £51,500 +14.44% 153
Yorkshire +21 134 £45,000 +12.50% 74
West Midlands -43 99 £52,500 +16.67% 98
East of England -37 65 £58,750 +30.56% 113
Scotland -32 64 £42,750 -10.00% 65
East Midlands -23 51 £50,000 +12.69% 54
North East +10 33 £45,345 +0.77% 16
Wales +4 25 £58,750 +46.88% 56
Northern Ireland -47 2 £38,750 -3.13% 10
Channel Islands - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 711 (28.84%) Social Skills
2 657 (26.65%) Law
3 646 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
4 627 (25.44%) Finance
5 431 (17.48%) Microsoft
6 333 (13.51%) SQL
7 322 (13.06%) Azure
8 275 (11.16%) Analytics
9 268 (10.87%) Windows
10 264 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
10 264 (10.71%) Degree
11 262 (10.63%) Software Engineering
12 260 (10.55%) Problem-Solving
13 253 (10.26%) Cybersecurity
13 253 (10.26%) Coaching
14 252 (10.22%) Python
15 245 (9.94%) Project Management
16 243 (9.86%) Mentoring
17 242 (9.82%) JavaScript
18 240 (9.74%) Data Protection
19 233 (9.45%) Scrum
20 229 (9.29%) Information Security
21 224 (9.09%) Microservices
22 223 (9.05%) AWS
23 216 (8.76%) Marketing
24 214 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
25 213 (8.64%) ITIL
26 207 (8.40%) DevOps
27 200 (8.11%) Docker
28 198 (8.03%) Java

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 88 (3.57%) Confluence
2 75 (3.04%) SharePoint
3 63 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
4 52 (2.11%) CMS
5 51 (2.07%) MS Exchange
6 32 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
7 27 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 26 (1.05%) Tornado
9 15 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (0.45%) EPiServer
11 10 (0.41%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.37%) Apache Spark
12 9 (0.37%) Documentum
12 9 (0.37%) IIS
13 8 (0.32%) NetWeaver
13 8 (0.32%) WordPress
14 7 (0.28%) Apache
14 7 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
14 7 (0.28%) Skype for Business
15 6 (0.24%) Kentico
Applications
1 163 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
2 98 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.22%) Photoshop
5 28 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 18 (0.73%) MS Visio
7 17 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
8 16 (0.65%) GIMP
9 13 (0.53%) Sketch
9 13 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (0.41%) InVision
11 9 (0.37%) Simulink
12 8 (0.32%) InDesign
13 7 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
14 6 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 6 (0.24%) Camtasia
14 6 (0.24%) Chatbot
14 6 (0.24%) Gephi
15 5 (0.20%) Figma
16 4 (0.16%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 27 (1.10%) Elite 3E
2 26 (1.05%) Visualfiles
3 25 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
4 17 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (0.65%) SAP BPC
5 16 (0.65%) SAP FSCM
6 13 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
7 12 (0.49%) Sentinel
8 9 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 9 (0.37%) SAP ERP
9 8 (0.32%) NetSuite
10 7 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
11 6 (0.24%) Magento
11 6 (0.24%) Relativity
12 5 (0.20%) SAP HR
13 3 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
13 3 (0.12%) Loan IQ
13 3 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
13 3 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
13 3 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 322 (13.06%) Azure
2 223 (9.05%) AWS
3 180 (7.30%) Microsoft 365
4 132 (5.35%) Serverless
5 127 (5.15%) SaaS
6 77 (3.12%) Power Platform
7 70 (2.84%) AWS Lambda
8 66 (2.68%) Amazon S3
9 56 (2.27%) PaaS
10 53 (2.15%) IaaS
11 52 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
12 46 (1.87%) Amazon SQS
12 46 (1.87%) GitHub
13 43 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
14 39 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
15 37 (1.50%) Amazon ECS
16 33 (1.34%) Heroku
17 32 (1.30%) CloudFront
17 32 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 30 (1.22%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 81 (3.29%) Firewall
2 68 (2.76%) DNS
3 59 (2.39%) DHCP
4 57 (2.31%) VPN
5 43 (1.74%) Network Security
6 31 (1.26%) Internet
7 26 (1.05%) TCP/IP
8 22 (0.89%) Intranet
9 17 (0.69%) WAN
10 16 (0.65%) HTTP
10 16 (0.65%) LAN
10 16 (0.65%) VoIP
11 14 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (0.49%) Wireless
13 11 (0.45%) MPLS
14 10 (0.41%) SMTP
14 10 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (0.37%) SAN
15 9 (0.37%) SSL
16 8 (0.32%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (4.83%) Big Data
2 105 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 77 (3.12%) Relational Database
4 68 (2.76%) Power BI
5 64 (2.60%) NoSQL
6 62 (2.52%) MongoDB
7 57 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
8 55 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 51 (2.07%) MySQL
10 50 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 45 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
12 42 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
13 24 (0.97%) Apache Accumulo
14 22 (0.89%) Oracle Database
15 19 (0.77%) GIS
16 18 (0.73%) Redis
17 16 (0.65%) Hadoop
17 16 (0.65%) Tableau
18 13 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
19 11 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 145 (5.88%) JIRA
2 103 (4.18%) Git (software)
3 86 (3.49%) Jenkins
4 25 (1.01%) Maven
4 25 (1.01%) Selenium
5 18 (0.73%) Cypress.io
6 15 (0.61%) Cucumber
7 13 (0.53%) Bitbucket
7 13 (0.53%) Ranorex
8 11 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.41%) JUnit
10 9 (0.37%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.28%) Storybook
12 6 (0.24%) Android Studio
12 6 (0.24%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.24%) git-flow
12 6 (0.24%) Jasmine
12 6 (0.24%) webpack
12 6 (0.24%) WinDbg
12 6 (0.24%) Xcode
General
1 711 (28.84%) Social Skills
2 657 (26.65%) Law
3 627 (25.44%) Finance
4 216 (8.76%) Marketing
5 214 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
6 116 (4.71%) Games
7 111 (4.50%) Banking
8 110 (4.46%) Public Sector
9 109 (4.42%) Presentation Skills
10 99 (4.02%) Retail
11 79 (3.20%) Telecoms
12 77 (3.12%) Organisational Skills
13 72 (2.92%) Manufacturing
14 69 (2.80%) Influencing Skills
15 65 (2.64%) Local Government
16 59 (2.39%) Pharmaceutical
17 52 (2.11%) Back Office
18 51 (2.07%) Financial Institution
19 43 (1.74%) Advertising
20 35 (1.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 346 (14.04%) Analyst
2 328 (13.31%) Developer
3 141 (5.72%) Software Engineer
4 135 (5.48%) Consultant
5 85 (3.45%) IT Manager
6 79 (3.20%) Project Manager
7 77 (3.12%) Business Analyst
8 70 (2.84%) Senior Software Engineer
9 68 (2.76%) Senior Developer
10 65 (2.64%) Architect
11 62 (2.52%) IT Analyst
12 55 (2.23%) Software Developer
13 53 (2.15%) Administrator
14 52 (2.11%) Product Manager
15 50 (2.03%) Full Stack Developer
15 50 (2.03%) Security Analyst
16 47 (1.91%) Lead Software Engineer
17 44 (1.78%) SAP Consultant
18 41 (1.66%) IT Support
19 40 (1.62%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (7.14%) .NET
2 140 (5.68%) CSS
3 138 (5.60%) REST
4 130 (5.27%) HTML
5 129 (5.23%) AngularJS
6 125 (5.07%) React
7 74 (3.00%) .NET Core
8 71 (2.88%) Node.js
9 70 (2.84%) Apache NiFi
10 66 (2.68%) Kafka
11 65 (2.64%) RESTful
12 61 (2.47%) SOAP
13 57 (2.31%) Web Services
14 53 (2.15%) XML
15 50 (2.03%) RabbitMQ
16 49 (1.99%) ASP.NET
16 49 (1.99%) Vue.js
17 48 (1.95%) Angular 2
17 48 (1.95%) Ruby on Rails
18 43 (1.74%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 195 (7.91%) User Experience
2 188 (7.63%) Management Information System
3 114 (4.62%) Driving Licence
4 97 (3.94%) Cyberattack
5 94 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
6 82 (3.33%) Blog
7 39 (1.58%) Social Media
8 35 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
8 35 (1.42%) Hedge funds
9 34 (1.38%) Mobile App
10 33 (1.34%) Analytical Mindset
10 33 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
11 31 (1.26%) Algorithms
11 31 (1.26%) Data Structures
12 25 (1.01%) Life Science
13 22 (0.89%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.73%) Data Centre
15 17 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
16 15 (0.61%) Public Cloud
17 13 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 268 (10.87%) Windows
2 181 (7.34%) Linux
3 107 (4.34%) Windows 10
4 72 (2.92%) Windows Server
5 61 (2.47%) Unix
6 48 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 43 (1.74%) CentOS
8 41 (1.66%) Windows Server 2016
9 38 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (1.26%) Windows Server 2019
11 23 (0.93%) Apple iOS
12 22 (0.89%) Ubuntu
13 17 (0.69%) Android
13 17 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (0.49%) Windows 7
15 9 (0.37%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.20%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.20%) SUSE
17 5 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 646 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (11.16%) Analytics
3 264 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
4 262 (10.63%) Software Engineering
5 260 (10.55%) Problem-Solving
6 253 (10.26%) Coaching
6 253 (10.26%) Cybersecurity
7 245 (9.94%) Project Management
8 243 (9.86%) Mentoring
9 240 (9.74%) Data Protection
10 233 (9.45%) Scrum
11 229 (9.29%) Information Security
12 224 (9.09%) Microservices
13 213 (8.64%) ITIL
14 207 (8.40%) DevOps
15 184 (7.46%) Line Management
16 175 (7.10%) Test Automation
17 167 (6.77%) Artificial Intelligence
18 161 (6.53%) Machine Learning
19 159 (6.45%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 333 (13.51%) SQL
2 252 (10.22%) Python
3 242 (9.82%) JavaScript
4 198 (8.03%) Java
5 195 (7.91%) C#
6 122 (4.95%) C
7 87 (3.53%) PowerShell
8 74 (3.00%) C++
9 68 (2.76%) TypeScript
10 56 (2.27%) Ruby
11 49 (1.99%) ES6
11 49 (1.99%) R
12 39 (1.58%) Bash Shell
13 35 (1.42%) Java 8
14 28 (1.14%) ABAP
15 25 (1.01%) T-SQL
16 21 (0.85%) PHP
17 16 (0.65%) Perl
18 10 (0.41%) Apple Swift
18 10 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 264 (10.71%) Degree
2 131 (5.31%) Security Cleared
3 101 (4.10%) DBS Check
4 76 (3.08%) CISSP
5 48 (1.95%) CISM
6 44 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 39 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (1.42%) SC Cleared
9 34 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (1.34%) CEH
11 31 (1.26%) DV Cleared
12 29 (1.18%) CCNA
12 29 (1.18%) CompTIA Security+
13 24 (0.97%) CISA
14 22 (0.89%) Master's Degree
15 20 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 18 (0.73%) PhD
17 17 (0.69%) MCSE
18 16 (0.65%) GIAC
19 15 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (7.18%) GDPR
2 139 (5.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 93 (3.77%) QA
4 61 (2.47%) PMO
5 51 (2.07%) SLA
6 45 (1.83%) Data Quality
6 45 (1.83%) NIST
7 44 (1.78%) Cyber Essentials
8 35 (1.42%) PCI DSS
9 30 (1.22%) Accessibility
10 28 (1.14%) GRC
11 15 (0.61%) COBIT
12 12 (0.49%) IEC 61131
12 12 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 11 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 11 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 11 (0.45%) WCAG
14 9 (0.37%) ISO 9001
15 6 (0.24%) Def Stans
15 6 (0.24%) MiFID
System Software
1 200 (8.11%) Docker
2 163 (6.61%) Active Directory
3 53 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.41%) ISA Server
6 9 (0.37%) XenApp
7 8 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.32%) vSphere
8 7 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.24%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.24%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.20%) Firmware
10 5 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.081%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.081%) NFS
12 2 (0.081%) Samba
12 2 (0.081%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.081%) Xen
Systems Management
1 127 (5.15%) Kubernetes
2 94 (3.81%) Ansible
3 51 (2.07%) Terraform
4 46 (1.87%) SCCM
5 33 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
6 16 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
7 15 (0.61%) Nessus
7 15 (0.61%) Puppet
8 10 (0.41%) Kibana
9 8 (0.32%) EnCase
9 8 (0.32%) Prometheus
10 6 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (0.24%) Oozie
11 5 (0.20%) Grafana
11 5 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (0.16%) Backup Exec
13 3 (0.12%) Data Guard
13 3 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
13 3 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 431 (17.48%) Microsoft
2 94 (3.81%) SAP
3 89 (3.61%) Oracle
4 87 (3.53%) iManage
5 84 (3.41%) VMware
6 74 (3.00%) Lumesse
7 62 (2.52%) Intapp
8 56 (2.27%) Cisco
9 51 (2.07%) Citrix
10 43 (1.74%) Aderant
10 43 (1.74%) Red Hat
11 39 (1.58%) Google
12 35 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
13 32 (1.30%) Adobe
14 26 (1.05%) ServiceNow
15 24 (0.97%) Remedy
16 19 (0.77%) Apple
17 17 (0.69%) Facebook
18 15 (0.61%) Atlassian
18 15 (0.61%) Cloudera