Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legal
UK
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 168 168
Rank change year-on-year -32 0 +7
Permanent jobs citing Legal 2,885 3,921 3,915
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.77% 2.18% 2.08%
As % of the General category 4.39% 4.96% 4.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2,180 2,717 3,164
UK median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.91% +3.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +2.27%

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 65,769 79,096 80,632
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.38% 44.05% 42.83%
Number of salaries quoted 50,827 57,699 65,647
UK median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Legal
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Legal as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Legal in the UK

Legal
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Legal.

Salary trend for Legal in the UK

Legal
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Legal over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018. 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 -30 2,736 £50,000 -4.76% 1,318
London -43 1,551 £55,000 - 306
UK excluding London -29 1,256 £45,000 +5.88% 1,098
North of England +29 431 £45,000 +5.88% 226
South East -43 355 £50,000 +11.11% 211
North West +29 283 £45,000 +5.88% 120
Midlands +26 192 £43,000 -4.44% 126
West Midlands +40 148 £40,500 -10.00% 78
Yorkshire +18 132 £42,500 +6.25% 81
East of England +19 116 £55,000 +22.22% 108
South West -18 95 £37,000 -1.33% 341
East Midlands -4 43 £45,000 +2.27% 47
Scotland -41 42 £50,000 +25.00% 20
Wales +8 21 £45,000 +5.88% 63
North East -14 16 £40,000 -40.74% 25
Northern Ireland -47 7 £51,250 +20.59% 4
Isle of Man +12 2 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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 1,047 (36.29%) Finance
2 717 (24.85%) Microsoft
3 670 (23.22%) Windows
4 661 (22.91%) Law
5 514 (17.82%) SQL
6 485 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
7 478 (16.57%) Information Security
8 447 (15.49%) Degree
9 404 (14.00%) ITIL
10 354 (12.27%) Project Management
11 335 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
12 328 (11.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 323 (11.20%) Microsoft Office
14 305 (10.57%) Data Protection
15 297 (10.29%) Active Directory
16 296 (10.26%) GDPR
17 293 (10.16%) SQL Server
18 287 (9.95%) Management Information System
19 284 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
20 272 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
21 266 (9.22%) CISSP
22 257 (8.91%) .NET
23 255 (8.84%) Risk Management
24 241 (8.35%) Microsoft Azure
25 239 (8.28%) C#
26 233 (8.08%) Linux
27 225 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
28 220 (7.63%) Marketing
29 217 (7.52%) Change Management
30 215 (7.45%) VMware

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
1 119 (4.12%) MS Exchange
2 118 (4.09%) SharePoint
3 85 (2.95%) Skype for Business
4 58 (2.01%) IIS
5 48 (1.66%) CMS
6 46 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 39 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 24 (0.83%) WordPress
9 23 (0.80%) SAS
10 19 (0.66%) IBM Notes
11 18 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 18 (0.62%) Umbraco
12 14 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (0.45%) Confluence
14 11 (0.38%) Drupal
14 11 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
14 11 (0.38%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.28%) Apache
16 7 (0.24%) nginx
17 6 (0.21%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 323 (11.20%) Microsoft Office
2 196 (6.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 194 (6.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 53 (1.84%) MS Visio
5 34 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
6 26 (0.90%) Photoshop
7 17 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
8 14 (0.49%) Acrobat
9 11 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 8 (0.28%) InDesign
11 5 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.14%) Camtasia
13 3 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.10%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.10%) InVision
14 2 (0.069%) Simulink
15 1 (0.035%) Gephi
15 1 (0.035%) Snagit
15 1 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 53 (1.84%) Relativity
2 37 (1.28%) Elite 3E
3 34 (1.18%) SAP S/4HANA
4 30 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
5 27 (0.94%) SAP FI
6 26 (0.90%) SAP CO
6 26 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
7 22 (0.76%) Carpe Diem
7 22 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
8 21 (0.73%) Concordance
8 21 (0.73%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 17 (0.59%) Visualfiles
10 16 (0.55%) SAP ERP
11 13 (0.45%) Ringtail
12 9 (0.31%) SAP GRC
13 8 (0.28%) Magento
14 6 (0.21%) DocuMatrix
14 6 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
15 5 (0.17%) PeopleSoft HCM
15 5 (0.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 241 (8.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 215 (7.45%) Office 365
3 129 (4.47%) Amazon AWS
4 112 (3.88%) SaaS
5 40 (1.39%) Mimecast
6 26 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 24 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
8 23 (0.80%) IaaS
8 23 (0.80%) PaaS
9 21 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
11 13 (0.45%) GitHub
12 7 (0.24%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.21%) Serverless
14 5 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.17%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.14%) Basecamp
15 4 (0.14%) Force.com
15 4 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 169 (5.86%) Firewall
2 150 (5.20%) Network Security
3 99 (3.43%) TCP/IP
4 92 (3.19%) DNS
5 87 (3.02%) Wi-Fi
6 80 (2.77%) Skype
7 79 (2.74%) Internet
8 74 (2.56%) WAN
9 66 (2.29%) VPN
10 60 (2.08%) LAN
11 55 (1.91%) DHCP
12 39 (1.35%) SAN
12 39 (1.35%) Wireless
13 38 (1.32%) Intranet
14 35 (1.21%) Intrusion Detection
15 34 (1.18%) VoIP
16 31 (1.07%) Unified Communications
17 30 (1.04%) VLAN
18 28 (0.97%) MPLS
19 18 (0.62%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 95 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 71 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
4 67 (2.32%) Relational Database
5 58 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 55 (1.91%) Big Data
7 46 (1.59%) MySQL
8 38 (1.32%) Power BI
9 31 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 29 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
11 27 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
11 27 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
12 24 (0.83%) Blockchain
13 21 (0.73%) NoSQL
14 18 (0.62%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
15 13 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
15 13 (0.45%) EDRMS
16 12 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
16 12 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 57 (1.98%) Git (software)
2 36 (1.25%) JIRA
2 36 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (1.07%) Visual Studio
4 21 (0.73%) webpack
5 16 (0.55%) Jenkins
6 15 (0.52%) Grunt
6 15 (0.52%) TeamCity
7 14 (0.49%) GitLab
7 14 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 12 (0.42%) Babel
9 10 (0.35%) Subversion
10 9 (0.31%) NUnit
11 8 (0.28%) gulp
11 8 (0.28%) Selenium
12 7 (0.24%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.24%) Travis CI
12 7 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.21%) Vagrant
14 5 (0.17%) Jasmine
General
1 1,047 (36.29%) Finance
2 661 (22.91%) Law
3 220 (7.63%) Marketing
4 208 (7.21%) Banking
5 141 (4.89%) Retail
6 100 (3.47%) Telecoms
7 80 (2.77%) Back Office
8 60 (2.08%) Games
9 47 (1.63%) Front Office
10 42 (1.46%) Manufacturing
11 35 (1.21%) Investment Banking
12 34 (1.18%) Billing
13 33 (1.14%) Automotive
14 31 (1.07%) Financial Institution
15 26 (0.90%) Advertising
15 26 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
16 25 (0.87%) Publishing
17 13 (0.45%) Electronics
18 8 (0.28%) General Ledger
18 8 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 772 (26.76%) Analyst
2 380 (13.17%) Developer
3 211 (7.31%) Security Analyst
4 207 (7.18%) IT Analyst
5 185 (6.41%) Senior Analyst
6 171 (5.93%) Business Analyst
7 166 (5.75%) Project Manager
8 157 (5.44%) Consultant
9 131 (4.54%) IT Manager
10 122 (4.23%) IT Security Analyst
11 118 (4.09%) Security Manager
12 115 (3.99%) Senior Security Analyst
13 102 (3.54%) Architect
14 99 (3.43%) Service Analyst
15 94 (3.26%) Service Desk Analyst
15 94 (3.26%) Trainer
16 82 (2.84%) Senior IT Security Analyst
17 79 (2.74%) IT Trainer
18 77 (2.67%) Administrator
19 75 (2.60%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (8.91%) .NET
2 173 (6.00%) HTML
3 152 (5.27%) CSS
4 99 (3.43%) ASP.NET
5 92 (3.19%) Web Services
6 73 (2.53%) AngularJS
7 69 (2.39%) React
8 67 (2.32%) jQuery
9 52 (1.80%) XML
10 51 (1.77%) .NET Framework
11 43 (1.49%) Node.js
12 42 (1.46%) HTML5
13 41 (1.42%) WCF
14 38 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
15 37 (1.28%) JSON
15 37 (1.28%) REST
16 30 (1.04%) SOAP
17 29 (1.01%) RESTful
18 27 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web API
19 26 (0.90%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 287 (9.95%) Management Information System
2 272 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 109 (3.78%) Computer Science
4 94 (3.26%) Data Centre
5 89 (3.08%) User Experience
6 82 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
7 81 (2.81%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 62 (2.15%) Mobile App
9 47 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
9 47 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
10 46 (1.59%) e-Learning
11 36 (1.25%) Fintech
11 36 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
12 35 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
12 35 (1.21%) Tandem
13 33 (1.14%) Blackberry
13 33 (1.14%) Robotics
14 32 (1.11%) Private Cloud
15 31 (1.07%) iPhone
16 27 (0.94%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 670 (23.22%) Windows
2 233 (8.08%) Linux
3 214 (7.42%) Windows Server
4 145 (5.03%) Windows 10
5 137 (4.75%) Windows 7
6 109 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 82 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 58 (2.01%) Unix
9 50 (1.73%) Apple iOS
10 49 (1.70%) Android
11 31 (1.07%) Windows 8
12 18 (0.62%) Mac OS
12 18 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (0.59%) CentOS
14 16 (0.55%) Mac OS X
14 16 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.17%) AIX
15 5 (0.17%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.10%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
2 478 (16.57%) Information Security
3 404 (14.00%) ITIL
4 354 (12.27%) Project Management
5 335 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
6 305 (10.57%) Data Protection
7 284 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
8 255 (8.84%) Risk Management
9 225 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 217 (7.52%) Change Management
11 202 (7.00%) Business Analysis
12 181 (6.27%) Analytics
13 171 (5.93%) Business Continuity
14 169 (5.86%) Cybersecurity
15 165 (5.72%) Due Diligence
15 165 (5.72%) Mentoring
16 156 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
17 147 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
18 144 (4.99%) PRINCE2
18 144 (4.99%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 514 (17.82%) SQL
2 239 (8.28%) C#
3 191 (6.62%) JavaScript
4 117 (4.06%) Java
5 100 (3.47%) PowerShell
6 86 (2.98%) Python
7 62 (2.15%) T-SQL
8 57 (1.98%) PHP
9 56 (1.94%) C
10 43 (1.49%) VB.NET
11 42 (1.46%) VB
12 35 (1.21%) C++
13 31 (1.07%) TypeScript
14 25 (0.87%) Ruby
15 22 (0.76%) Perl
16 19 (0.66%) VBA
17 14 (0.49%) VB6
18 13 (0.45%) ES6
18 13 (0.45%) PL/SQL
19 12 (0.42%) Scala
Qualifications
1 447 (15.49%) Degree
2 266 (9.22%) CISSP
3 116 (4.02%) CISM
4 110 (3.81%) SANS
5 109 (3.78%) CREST Certified
6 88 (3.05%) CISA
7 67 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 63 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 61 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
9 61 (2.11%) Security Cleared
10 56 (1.94%) CEH
11 50 (1.73%) GIAC
12 49 (1.70%) CCNP
13 48 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
13 48 (1.66%) PMI Certification
13 48 (1.66%) SC Cleared
14 43 (1.49%) ISEB
15 42 (1.46%) MOS
16 41 (1.42%) MCSE
16 41 (1.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 328 (11.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 296 (10.26%) GDPR
3 131 (4.54%) PCI DSS
4 125 (4.33%) QA
5 96 (3.33%) SLA
6 63 (2.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 58 (2.01%) COBIT
8 51 (1.77%) PMO
9 39 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 33 (1.14%) ISO 9001
11 32 (1.11%) MiFID
12 30 (1.04%) Data Quality
13 15 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 12 (0.42%) ISO 22301
15 10 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 8 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
16 8 (0.28%) EMIR
16 8 (0.28%) FATCA
16 8 (0.28%) Solvency II
17 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 297 (10.29%) Active Directory
2 140 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (1.91%) Hyper-V
4 32 (1.11%) Docker
5 28 (0.97%) Snort
6 24 (0.83%) XenApp
7 17 (0.59%) vSphere
8 14 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 13 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.42%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (0.35%) Firmware
13 9 (0.31%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.14%) RHEV
16 4 (0.14%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.14%) XenServer
17 2 (0.069%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 87 (3.02%) SCCM
2 33 (1.14%) Ansible
3 23 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (0.80%) OSSEC
3 23 (0.80%) Puppet
4 17 (0.59%) Kubernetes
5 16 (0.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 16 (0.55%) SCOM
6 15 (0.52%) CSIRT
7 14 (0.49%) Perfmon
8 13 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
9 11 (0.38%) WSUS
10 9 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (0.24%) Backup Exec
11 7 (0.24%) Salt
12 6 (0.21%) EnCase
12 6 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.21%) RSA Archer
13 5 (0.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 4 (0.14%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 717 (24.85%) Microsoft
2 215 (7.45%) VMware
3 186 (6.45%) Cisco
4 179 (6.20%) iManage
5 153 (5.30%) Citrix
6 100 (3.47%) SAP
7 82 (2.84%) Oracle
8 56 (1.94%) Adobe
9 53 (1.84%) Intapp
10 47 (1.63%) Aderant
11 44 (1.53%) LexisNexis
12 42 (1.46%) Sony
13 40 (1.39%) Google
14 38 (1.32%) CheckPoint
15 29 (1.01%) Red Hat
15 29 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
16 26 (0.90%) HP
17 23 (0.80%) NetApp
17 23 (0.80%) SolarWinds
18 21 (0.73%) Ivanti