Period
to 7 December 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Legacy Code in permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH). Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Legacy Code over the 6 months to 7 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Legacy Code
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
7 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 388 287 242
Rank change year-on-year -101 -45 -15
Permanent jobs citing Legacy Code 164 21 47
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.56% 0.24% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.40% 0.70% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 86 21 47
10th Percentile £43,000 £36,250 "
25th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £60,313 " £57,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £66,250 £78,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +4.76%

Legacy Code is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 11,677 2,991 2,851
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 40.02% 34.31% 37.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8,728 2,633 2,437
10th Percentile £36,500 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% - +1.77%
75th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £87,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Legacy Code
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Legacy Code as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Legacy Code trend for jobs with a WFH option

Legacy Code
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Legacy Code.

Legacy Code salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Legacy Code
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Legacy Code over the 6 months to 7 December 2021.

Legacy Code salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 7 December 2021, Legacy Code job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Legacy Code.

1 99 (60.37%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (59.15%) HTML
3 94 (57.32%) CSS
4 92 (56.10%) TDD
5 85 (51.83%) React
6 82 (50.00%) Social Skills
7 80 (48.78%) JavaScript
8 79 (48.17%) Self-Motivation
9 78 (47.56%) Git (software)
10 76 (46.34%) Refactoring
11 70 (42.68%) PHP
12 69 (42.07%) Docker
13 62 (37.80%) MySQL
13 62 (37.80%) Unit Testing
14 61 (37.20%) Fintech
15 60 (36.59%) OO
16 59 (35.98%) Full Stack Development
17 58 (35.37%) AWS
18 57 (34.76%) Laravel
19 54 (32.93%) Finance
20 52 (31.71%) LAMP
20 52 (31.71%) PHPUnit
20 52 (31.71%) Data Privacy
21 51 (31.10%) DevOps
22 48 (29.27%) Mentoring
22 48 (29.27%) Jest
22 48 (29.27%) jQuery
23 47 (28.66%) RESTful
24 45 (27.44%) Responsive Web Design
25 44 (26.83%) Node.js

Legacy Code
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 14 (8.54%) CMS
2 8 (4.88%) Apache
3 3 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.61%) IIS
4 1 (0.61%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Adobe XD
1 3 (1.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.05%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 58 (35.37%) AWS
2 25 (15.24%) Azure
3 13 (7.93%) SaaS
4 9 (5.49%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (5.49%) Amazon S3
5 8 (4.88%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.44%) GitHub
6 4 (2.44%) Serverless
7 3 (1.83%) GitHub Actions
8 2 (1.22%) PaaS
9 1 (0.61%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.61%) Bitrise
9 1 (0.61%) GCP
9 1 (0.61%) IaaS
9 1 (0.61%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.61%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.61%) Firewall
1 1 (0.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (37.80%) MySQL
2 38 (23.17%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.83%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 78 (47.56%) Git (software)
2 52 (31.71%) PHPUnit
3 21 (12.80%) Jenkins
4 13 (7.93%) Grunt
4 13 (7.93%) gulp
5 9 (5.49%) JIRA
6 8 (4.88%) Bitbucket
6 8 (4.88%) PhpStorm
6 8 (4.88%) Xdebug
7 4 (2.44%) webpack
8 3 (1.83%) CircleCI
8 3 (1.83%) Cypress.io
9 2 (1.22%) Gradle
9 2 (1.22%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.61%) git-flow
10 1 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.61%) Selenium
10 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 82 (50.00%) Social Skills
2 54 (32.93%) Finance
3 44 (26.83%) Games
4 35 (21.34%) Billing
4 35 (21.34%) Telecoms
5 18 (10.98%) Legal
6 4 (2.44%) Retail
6 4 (2.44%) Retail Finance
7 3 (1.83%) Advertising
8 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.61%) Automotive
8 1 (0.61%) Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Law
8 1 (0.61%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 122 (74.39%) Developer
2 70 (42.68%) PHP Developer
3 44 (26.83%) PHP Developer - Fintech
3 44 (26.83%) PHP Laravel Developer
4 29 (17.68%) Software Engineer
5 19 (11.59%) Java Developer
6 18 (10.98%) Senior Software Engineer
6 18 (10.98%) Software Developer
7 17 (10.37%) Java Software Developer
8 15 (9.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 10 (6.10%) .NET Software Engineer
10 8 (4.88%) Web Developer
11 5 (3.05%) Development Team Leader
11 5 (3.05%) PHP Web Developer
11 5 (3.05%) React Developer
11 5 (3.05%) Team Leader
12 4 (2.44%) C# Developer
12 4 (2.44%) Full Stack Developer
13 3 (1.83%) .NET Developer
13 3 (1.83%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (59.15%) HTML
2 94 (57.32%) CSS
3 85 (51.83%) React
4 57 (34.76%) Laravel
5 52 (31.71%) LAMP
6 48 (29.27%) Jest
6 48 (29.27%) jQuery
7 47 (28.66%) RESTful
8 44 (26.83%) Node.js
9 39 (23.78%) AngularJS
10 24 (14.63%) .NET
10 24 (14.63%) HTML5
11 22 (13.41%) Web Services
12 19 (11.59%) REST
13 18 (10.98%) ActiveMQ
13 18 (10.98%) MEAN Stack
13 18 (10.98%) Symfony
14 17 (10.37%) Apache CXF
15 16 (9.76%) CSS3
16 10 (6.10%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 79 (48.17%) Self-Motivation
2 36 (21.95%) Cloud Native
3 26 (15.85%) User Experience
4 25 (15.24%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (7.93%) Public Cloud
6 9 (5.49%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (3.05%) Algorithms
9 4 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.83%) W3C
11 2 (1.22%) Legacy Applications
12 1 (0.61%) Legacy Systems
12 1 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.54%) Linux
2 8 (4.88%) Ubuntu
3 4 (2.44%) Android
3 4 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (60.37%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (56.10%) TDD
3 76 (46.34%) Refactoring
4 62 (37.80%) Unit Testing
5 61 (37.20%) Fintech
6 60 (36.59%) OO
7 59 (35.98%) Full Stack Development
8 52 (31.71%) Data Privacy
9 51 (31.10%) DevOps
10 48 (29.27%) Mentoring
11 45 (27.44%) Responsive Web Design
12 44 (26.83%) B2B
12 44 (26.83%) OOP
13 40 (24.39%) SOLID
14 39 (23.78%) Computer Science
15 36 (21.95%) Technical Leadership
16 35 (21.34%) Data Management
17 33 (20.12%) Software Engineering
18 25 (15.24%) Clean Code
19 22 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 80 (48.78%) JavaScript
2 70 (42.68%) PHP
3 44 (26.83%) PHP 7
4 25 (15.24%) Java
5 23 (14.02%) TypeScript
6 7 (4.27%) C#
6 7 (4.27%) SQL
7 4 (2.44%) Apple Swift
7 4 (2.44%) Objective-C
8 3 (1.83%) Ruby
8 3 (1.83%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.22%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.22%) Python
10 1 (0.61%) Go
10 1 (0.61%) Java 11
10 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (25.61%) Computer Science Degree
1 42 (25.61%) Degree
2 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.37%) QA
2 3 (1.83%) Accessibility
System Software
1 69 (42.07%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (10.37%) Amdocs OSS
2 6 (3.66%) Puppet
3 5 (3.05%) Kubernetes
3 5 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.05%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (10.37%) Amdocs
1 17 (10.37%) Oracle
2 10 (6.10%) Zend
3 3 (1.83%) Adobe
4 2 (1.22%) Dynatrace
4 2 (1.22%) Microsoft