Increase in average salary of legal jobs posted on TotallyLegal

Published on: 16 May 2019

Recent inventory data revealed that the number of jobs listed on TotallyLegal in several of the highest salary bands saw year-on-year growth.

While the number of vacancies in the £70,000 - £99,999 bracket saw annual growth of a modest 4%, the number of roles offering £100,000 - £149,999 and £150,000 - £249,999 grew significantly by 21% and 43% respectively.

Some of this growth can perhaps be attributed to an increase in the number of senior level high earning positions listed on TotallyLegal. Partner jobs, for example, experienced annual growth of 60%, while the number of General Counsel and Company Secretary vacancies increased year-on-year by 11% and 4% respectively.

However, some of this growth may have also arisen due to the fact that salaries in general are on the rise.

According to the KPMG and REC UK Report on Jobs, average starting salaries of permanent roles have continued to rise across all English regions due to a persistent lack of qualified candidates.

What does this mean in terms of your job search? Well, if you are currently in the market for a new job and are considering taking a step up the career ladder, now may be a time of particularly lucrative opportunities.

Alternatively, if you already work at a senior level and fancy a change, you might find that you are currently able to secure an exciting new challenge and a significant salary increase.

To help you get started, we have selected a handful of exciting new roles with high earning potential.

Commercial Lawyer | Axiom | London

Sitting within the £70,000 - £99,999 salary bracket, this Commercial Lawyer opportunity will see you become a part of the world’s leading provider of alternative legal services.

Not a law firm but not an in-house team either, Axiom’s unique business model sees their lawyers work on secondment with large global corporates, acting independently and choosing assignments that best fit their interests and lifestyle while benefitting from the security of being employees.

This particular role involves drafting, reviewing and negotiating a range of commercial contracts in relation to technology, social media and e-commerce for a variety of high-profile clients.

Click here for more jobs in the £70,000 - £99,999 salary bracket.

Employment Partner | Manchester

This senior role sits within an expanding and ambitious firm in Manchester and will see you play a key role in the success of the employment team and the overall practice through networking, marketing and business development initiatives.

In addition to business development duties, you will help lead the employment department and run a caseload of contentious and non-contentious matters for a range of clients primarily consisting of SMEs.

On offer for the successful Partner is £100,000 - £140,000 per annum, plus competitive benefits and strong internal progression opportunities.

Click here for more jobs in the £100,000 - £149,999 salary bracket.

Head of Legal | Birmingham

With accountabilities including driving the business forward while providing legal, risk, commercial and strategic expertise to management, this is a commercially focused in-house, role with a huge amount of responsibility.

Offering a salary within the £150,000 - £249,999 bracket, you will be well compensated for your hard work as Head of Legal with this leading construction and regeneration business in Birmingham.

Click here for more jobs in the £150,000 - £249,999 salary bracket.