Demand soars for senior legal professionals

Published on: 23 Aug 2019

The demand for senior legal professionals is currently experiencing a surge, according to data recently gathered and analysed by the team at TotallyLegal.

In the last month, the number of jobs listed on our site tagged at the 10+ PQE level grew both annually and monthly by 4% and 10% respectively.

Accordingly, the number of jobs tagged with senior level job titles posted to TotallyLegal has also grown. For example, the number of Partner jobs, despite seeing modest monthly growth of 6%, experienced significant annual uplift of 55%.

Corroborating these findings, searches made by recruiters and employers on our CV database for the keyword ‘Partner’ in the same period increased month-on-month and year-on-year by 45% and 33% respectively.

However, it’s not just law firm staff who are in demand. The same set of data also revealed that the number of General Counsel jobs added to site saw monthly growth of 27% and yearly uplift of 46%, indicating that senior in-house professionals are also highly sought after.

What does this mean for you? Well, as a Solicitor, Partner, General Counsel or other senior legal professional with a wealth of experience, there are currently an abundance of career opportunities on TotallyLegal suited to your job search.

Additionally, your next career move could have exceptional earning potential. Our team noted that in this period, the number of jobs tagged in five of the seven highest salary bands increased both monthly and annually. Significantly, the number of jobs with the £150,000 - £249,999 salary band tagged saw month-on-month and year-on-year uplift of 16% and 44% respectively.

Search and apply for the latest senior level law jobs – including roles for Partners and General Counsel – today on TotallyLegal.