Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legal
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 139 192 189
Rank change year-on-year +53 -3 +18
Permanent jobs citing Legal 3,329 1,110 2,341
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.60% 1.75% 1.86%
As % of the General category 4.37% 3.42% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,731 671 1,682
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £39,625 £40,000 £36,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -1.96%
75th Percentile £71,625 £70,000 £69,825
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% -11.11%

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 76,160 32,418 69,139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 59.47% 51.23% 54.94%
Number of salaries quoted 46,218 25,510 53,267
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,500 £28,847
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,000 £55,000 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.27% +1.85% +2.86%
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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 +47 2,741 £55,000 - 1,251
UK excluding London +63 1,649 £46,000 +2.22% 1,030
London +50 1,294 £65,000 +8.33% 321
Work from Home +61 550 £60,000 +2.13% 110
North of England +58 481 £47,500 +11.76% 201
South East -1 458 £50,000 - 215
North West +28 326 £47,500 +5.56% 109
Scotland +62 210 £45,000 +12.50% 55
Midlands +9 191 £47,500 -5.00% 145
East of England +43 161 £31,000 -33.92% 123
West Midlands +20 155 £47,500 -13.64% 85
Yorkshire +25 133 £47,500 +11.76% 76
South West -4 132 £50,000 +42.86% 245
East Midlands -55 34 £42,500 +1.19% 59
Wales -24 30 £45,250 +64.55% 43
Northern Ireland -7 28 £27,500 -26.67% 5
North East -14 22 £46,000 +14.33% 16

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 1,167 (35.06%) Social Skills
2 1,014 (30.46%) Finance
3 965 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
4 700 (21.03%) Law
5 622 (18.68%) Microsoft
5 622 (18.68%) Degree
6 549 (16.49%) Azure
7 438 (13.16%) Information Security
8 425 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
9 422 (12.68%) SQL
10 421 (12.65%) Problem-Solving
11 396 (11.90%) Project Management
12 378 (11.35%) Risk Management
13 367 (11.02%) Analytics
14 357 (10.72%) GDPR
15 340 (10.21%) Business Intelligence
16 334 (10.03%) AWS
17 312 (9.37%) Microsoft Office
17 312 (9.37%) Data Protection
18 307 (9.22%) Artificial Intelligence
19 303 (9.10%) Microsoft 365
20 298 (8.95%) Mentoring
20 298 (8.95%) Management Information System
21 296 (8.89%) Windows
22 282 (8.47%) Cybersecurity
23 281 (8.44%) Marketing
24 262 (7.87%) Python
25 256 (7.69%) Banking
26 254 (7.63%) Computer Science
27 252 (7.57%) DevOps

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 94 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 76 (2.28%) CMS
3 46 (1.38%) Apache Spark
3 46 (1.38%) Confluence
4 42 (1.26%) MS Exchange
5 34 (1.02%) Appian
5 34 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (0.57%) Apache
7 16 (0.48%) Hyperledger
8 14 (0.42%) SAS
8 14 (0.42%) WordPress
9 12 (0.36%) Ethereum
10 8 (0.24%) NetWeaver
10 8 (0.24%) Skype for Business
10 8 (0.24%) Tornado
11 7 (0.21%) NServiceBus
12 6 (0.18%) IIS
13 5 (0.15%) Documentum
13 5 (0.15%) Drupal
13 5 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 312 (9.37%) Microsoft Office
2 163 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 65 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (0.57%) Chatbot
6 19 (0.57%) MS Visio
7 10 (0.30%) Acrobat
7 10 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.15%) SPSS
9 4 (0.12%) Camtasia
9 4 (0.12%) InDesign
9 4 (0.12%) Sketch
10 3 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.060%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.060%) InVision
11 2 (0.060%) UserZoom
12 1 (0.030%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.030%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 38 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
2 26 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (0.72%) Elite 3E
4 19 (0.57%) Visualfiles
5 14 (0.42%) SAP BPC
6 12 (0.36%) SAP FSCM
7 9 (0.27%) NetSuite
7 9 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.18%) Carpe Diem
9 6 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.18%) SAP ERP
9 6 (0.18%) Workday HCM
10 4 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.12%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
10 4 (0.12%) Sentinel
10 4 (0.12%) TrackWise
10 4 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
11 3 (0.090%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 549 (16.49%) Azure
2 334 (10.03%) AWS
3 303 (9.10%) Microsoft 365
4 179 (5.38%) SaaS
5 158 (4.75%) Power Platform
6 110 (3.30%) Serverless
7 88 (2.64%) GitHub
8 71 (2.13%) GCP
9 64 (1.92%) IaaS
10 62 (1.86%) Power Automate
11 52 (1.56%) PaaS
12 49 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
13 47 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
14 36 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
14 36 (1.08%) PowerApps
15 31 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
16 24 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
17 23 (0.69%) Azure Logic Apps
18 21 (0.63%) Slack
19 18 (0.54%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 81 (2.43%) Firewall
2 69 (2.07%) DNS
3 59 (1.77%) DHCP
4 55 (1.65%) Internet
5 51 (1.53%) TCP/IP
6 47 (1.41%) VPN
7 45 (1.35%) WAN
8 43 (1.29%) LAN
9 40 (1.20%) Network Security
10 39 (1.17%) Intranet
11 28 (0.84%) Wireless
12 22 (0.66%) WebEx
13 19 (0.57%) SAN
13 19 (0.57%) SD-WAN
14 18 (0.54%) VLAN
15 14 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
15 14 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (0.36%) HTTP
16 12 (0.36%) SMS
17 11 (0.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 109 (3.27%) Power BI
3 81 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
4 71 (2.13%) Big Data
5 64 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 63 (1.89%) MySQL
7 55 (1.65%) MongoDB
8 54 (1.62%) Blockchain
9 53 (1.59%) Tableau
10 52 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 48 (1.44%) NoSQL
12 43 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
13 37 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 31 (0.93%) Data Lake
15 27 (0.81%) Metadata
16 25 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
17 24 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
17 24 (0.72%) Hadoop
18 20 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 17 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 115 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 104 (3.12%) JIRA
3 78 (2.34%) Jenkins
4 39 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (0.99%) Selenium
6 25 (0.75%) Ranorex
7 24 (0.72%) Bitbucket
8 21 (0.63%) Visual Studio
9 17 (0.51%) Cypress.io
10 16 (0.48%) JUnit
11 13 (0.39%) SonarQube
12 11 (0.33%) GitLab
12 11 (0.33%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.30%) HP UFT
13 10 (0.30%) TestRail
14 9 (0.27%) CircleCI
14 9 (0.27%) Jasmine
14 9 (0.27%) JMeter
14 9 (0.27%) Subversion
15 8 (0.24%) LoadRunner
General
1 1,167 (35.06%) Social Skills
2 1,014 (30.46%) Finance
3 700 (21.03%) Law
4 425 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
5 281 (8.44%) Marketing
6 256 (7.69%) Banking
7 193 (5.80%) Retail
8 150 (4.51%) Influencing Skills
9 141 (4.24%) Organisational Skills
10 128 (3.84%) Manufacturing
11 114 (3.42%) Telecoms
12 108 (3.24%) Presentation Skills
13 94 (2.82%) Investment Banking
14 91 (2.73%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 82 (2.46%) Games
15 82 (2.46%) Spanish Language
16 76 (2.28%) Public Sector
17 70 (2.10%) Pharmaceutical
18 66 (1.98%) Advertising
19 59 (1.77%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 576 (17.30%) Analyst
2 263 (7.90%) Developer
3 191 (5.74%) Data Manager
4 177 (5.32%) Architect
5 156 (4.69%) Software Engineer
6 145 (4.36%) Project Manager
7 130 (3.91%) Business Analyst
8 106 (3.18%) IT Manager
9 105 (3.15%) Consultant
10 95 (2.85%) Support Analyst
11 91 (2.73%) IT Analyst
12 86 (2.58%) Senior Manager
13 83 (2.49%) Security Manager
14 74 (2.22%) Security Analyst
15 73 (2.19%) Senior Analyst
16 71 (2.13%) Senior Software Engineer
17 67 (2.01%) Data Analyst
18 62 (1.86%) Product Manager
19 60 (1.80%) IT Support
20 55 (1.65%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (6.07%) React
2 161 (4.84%) .NET
3 108 (3.24%) Kafka
4 103 (3.09%) HTML
5 98 (2.94%) CSS
6 75 (2.25%) Node.js
7 66 (1.98%) JSON
7 66 (1.98%) Redux
8 62 (1.86%) AngularJS
9 59 (1.77%) ASP.NET
10 58 (1.74%) .NET Framework
11 55 (1.65%) REST
12 40 (1.20%) RESTful
12 40 (1.20%) Spring
13 38 (1.14%) .NET Core
14 36 (1.08%) Vue.js
15 34 (1.02%) Web Services
16 33 (0.99%) Django
16 33 (0.99%) Spring Boot
17 32 (0.96%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 298 (8.95%) Management Information System
2 189 (5.68%) Self-Motivation
3 180 (5.41%) User Experience
4 96 (2.88%) Reference Data
5 69 (2.07%) Social Media
6 63 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
7 62 (1.86%) Blog
8 61 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 61 (1.83%) Virtual Team
9 57 (1.71%) Data Centre
10 43 (1.29%) Blackberry
11 38 (1.14%) Cyberattack
11 38 (1.14%) Data Structures
11 38 (1.14%) Public Cloud
12 35 (1.05%) Robotics
13 32 (0.96%) Cloud Native
14 31 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
15 30 (0.90%) Legacy Code
16 28 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
17 27 (0.81%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 296 (8.89%) Windows
2 143 (4.30%) Windows 10
3 97 (2.91%) Windows Server
4 90 (2.70%) Linux
5 43 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 37 (1.11%) Android
8 27 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
9 20 (0.60%) Windows Server 2019
10 17 (0.51%) Windows 7
11 16 (0.48%) Unix
12 13 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (0.36%) CentOS
13 12 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (0.24%) Solaris
15 4 (0.12%) Kali Linux
16 3 (0.090%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.060%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.060%) Windows XP
18 1 (0.030%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 965 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
2 438 (13.16%) Information Security
3 421 (12.65%) Problem-Solving
4 396 (11.90%) Project Management
5 378 (11.35%) Risk Management
6 367 (11.02%) Analytics
7 340 (10.21%) Business Intelligence
8 312 (9.37%) Data Protection
9 307 (9.22%) Artificial Intelligence
10 298 (8.95%) Mentoring
11 282 (8.47%) Cybersecurity
12 254 (7.63%) Computer Science
13 252 (7.57%) DevOps
14 250 (7.51%) Software Engineering
15 243 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
16 242 (7.27%) Scrum
17 239 (7.18%) ITIL
18 232 (6.97%) Project Delivery
19 228 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
20 221 (6.64%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 422 (12.68%) SQL
2 262 (7.87%) Python
3 182 (5.47%) C#
4 176 (5.29%) JavaScript
5 162 (4.87%) Java
6 101 (3.03%) PowerShell
7 91 (2.73%) TypeScript
8 69 (2.07%) C
9 67 (2.01%) R
10 38 (1.14%) C++
11 33 (0.99%) Go
11 33 (0.99%) T-SQL
12 28 (0.84%) PHP
12 28 (0.84%) VBA
13 23 (0.69%) Clojure
14 21 (0.63%) Bash
14 21 (0.63%) VB
15 20 (0.60%) ABAP
16 19 (0.57%) Ruby
17 18 (0.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 622 (18.68%) Degree
2 142 (4.27%) CISSP
3 122 (3.66%) Security Cleared
4 120 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 93 (2.79%) CISM
6 77 (2.31%) SC Cleared
7 54 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (1.38%) TOGAF Certification
9 39 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 34 (1.02%) CISA
11 33 (0.99%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 32 (0.96%) Master's Degree
13 30 (0.90%) CRISC
14 27 (0.81%) AAT
15 22 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 20 (0.60%) DBS Check
16 20 (0.60%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 20 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (0.60%) MCP
17 18 (0.54%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 357 (10.72%) GDPR
2 239 (7.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 168 (5.05%) QA
4 85 (2.55%) SLA
5 80 (2.40%) Cyber Essentials
6 77 (2.31%) NIST
7 63 (1.89%) Data Quality
8 61 (1.83%) Accessibility
9 58 (1.74%) GRC
10 57 (1.71%) PMO
11 50 (1.50%) PCI DSS
12 39 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 34 (1.02%) HIPAA
14 21 (0.63%) COBIT
15 18 (0.54%) IFRS
16 17 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 15 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 13 (0.39%) Good Clinical Practice
19 12 (0.36%) ISO 9001
19 12 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 172 (5.17%) Docker
2 171 (5.14%) Active Directory
3 57 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
4 55 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.42%) vSphere
7 11 (0.33%) XenApp
8 9 (0.27%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.18%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.090%) Firmware
13 3 (0.090%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.090%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.060%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.060%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.030%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.030%) vCloud
15 1 (0.030%) Xen
Systems Management
1 149 (4.48%) Kubernetes
2 106 (3.18%) Terraform
3 60 (1.80%) SCCM
4 39 (1.17%) Ansible
5 28 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
6 12 (0.36%) SCOM
7 11 (0.33%) Grafana
8 8 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (0.21%) Kubeflow
10 6 (0.18%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 6 (0.18%) HP Fortify
10 6 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.18%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.15%) Puppet
12 4 (0.12%) OfficeScan
12 4 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.12%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.12%) Stealthwatch
12 4 (0.12%) Trend Micro Deep Security
13 3 (0.090%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 622 (18.68%) Microsoft
2 122 (3.66%) iManage
3 103 (3.09%) SAP
4 98 (2.94%) Cisco
5 96 (2.88%) Citrix
6 94 (2.82%) Bloomberg
7 91 (2.73%) VMware
8 90 (2.70%) Refinitiv
9 88 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
10 80 (2.40%) Twitter
11 67 (2.01%) Oracle
12 62 (1.86%) Google
12 62 (1.86%) Intapp
13 53 (1.59%) HP
14 49 (1.47%) ServiceNow
15 48 (1.44%) Aderant
15 48 (1.44%) Facebook
16 41 (1.23%) Adobe
17 35 (1.05%) MuleSoft
18 33 (0.99%) Automation Anywhere