The first table below looks at the demand for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the City of London region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 259 297 324
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +27
Permanent jobs citing LESS 72 28 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.58% 0.23% 0.046%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.58% 0.62% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 72 26 6
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +50.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £35,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £66,250 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
4552 4533 4980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 36.87% 37.99% 38.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3888 4059 4651
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
LESS
London

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LESS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

LESS
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LESS across the City of London region.

LESS Salary Trend in the City of London

LESS
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LESS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

LESS Salary Histogram in the City of London

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing LESS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LESS.

1 125 (91.24%) CSS
2 119 (86.86%) JavaScript
3 114 (83.21%) HTML
4 88 (64.23%) HTML5
5 85 (62.04%) jQuery
6 79 (57.66%) CSS3
7 75 (54.74%) Sass
8 71 (51.82%) Backbone.js
9 61 (44.53%) MVC
10 60 (43.80%) AngularJS
11 59 (43.07%) Agile Software Development
12 58 (42.34%) TDD
12 58 (42.34%) Jasmine
13 57 (41.61%) Ajax
14 56 (40.88%) OO
15 47 (34.31%) Scrum
15 47 (34.31%) Git (software)
16 44 (32.12%) Web Development
17 43 (31.39%) XML
17 43 (31.39%) BDD
17 43 (31.39%) Responsive Web Design
18 40 (29.20%) JSON
19 39 (28.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 37 (27.01%) XHTML
21 34 (24.82%) RESTful
22 33 (24.09%) Unit Testing
23 31 (22.63%) PHP
24 30 (21.90%) KnockoutJS
25 27 (19.71%) Continuous Integration
25 27 (19.71%) Java

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing LESS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LESS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (18.25%) Node.js
2 19 (13.87%) Apache
3 12 (8.76%) Apache Solr
4 11 (8.03%) CMS
5 10 (7.30%) SAS
6 9 (6.57%) WordPress
7 6 (4.38%) Drupal
8 5 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (2.92%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.73%) nginx
10 1 (0.73%) Umbraco
Applications
1 24 (17.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.49%) HTTP
2 5 (3.65%) SSH
3 1 (0.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.41%) Relational Database
2 15 (10.95%) MySQL
3 4 (2.92%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.92%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.19%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 58 (42.34%) Jasmine
2 47 (34.31%) Git (software)
3 26 (18.98%) Grunt
4 18 (13.14%) Subversion
5 17 (12.41%) Jenkins
6 15 (10.95%) PhoneGap
7 13 (9.49%) Cucumber
8 11 (8.03%) Eclipse
9 10 (7.30%) Sublime Text
9 10 (7.30%) IntelliJ
9 10 (7.30%) JIRA
10 8 (5.84%) Sinon.JS
10 8 (5.84%) Capybara
11 7 (5.11%) Maven
11 7 (5.11%) Mocha
12 6 (4.38%) Karma Test Runner
12 6 (4.38%) Bower
13 5 (3.65%) JSHint
14 1 (0.73%) Selenium
14 1 (0.73%) jMock
General
1 25 (18.25%) Finance
2 19 (13.87%) Retail
3 16 (11.68%) Advertising
4 13 (9.49%) Marketing
5 11 (8.03%) Games
6 4 (2.92%) Publishing
7 3 (2.19%) Banking
7 3 (2.19%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.46%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.73%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 111 (81.02%) Developer
2 61 (44.53%) Front-End Developer
3 42 (30.66%) Senior Developer
4 34 (24.82%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 13 (9.49%) UI Developer
6 12 (8.76%) JavaScript Developer
7 11 (8.03%) UI Programmer
8 10 (7.30%) Web Developer
9 9 (6.57%) PHP Developer
10 7 (5.11%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (5.11%) Architect
11 5 (3.65%) Java Developer
11 5 (3.65%) User Experience Developer
12 4 (2.92%) Mobile Developer
12 4 (2.92%) Mobile Web Developer
12 4 (2.92%) PHP Symfony Developer
12 4 (2.92%) Software Engineer
12 4 (2.92%) Senior Software Engineer
12 4 (2.92%) Java Software Engineer
12 4 (2.92%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (91.24%) CSS
2 114 (83.21%) HTML
3 88 (64.23%) HTML5
4 85 (62.04%) jQuery
5 79 (57.66%) CSS3
6 75 (54.74%) Sass
7 71 (51.82%) Backbone.js
8 60 (43.80%) AngularJS
9 57 (41.61%) Ajax
10 43 (31.39%) XML
11 40 (29.20%) JSON
12 39 (28.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 37 (27.01%) XHTML
14 34 (24.82%) RESTful
15 30 (21.90%) KnockoutJS
16 19 (13.87%) Ember.js
17 18 (13.14%) REST
18 16 (11.68%) ASP.NET MVC
18 16 (11.68%) ASP.NET
18 16 (11.68%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.41%) Social Media
2 16 (11.68%) Computer Science
3 14 (10.22%) Mobile App
4 10 (7.30%) W3C
5 9 (6.57%) Open Source
6 8 (5.84%) Taxonomies
7 5 (3.65%) Social Network
7 5 (3.65%) E-Learning
7 5 (3.65%) SCORM
8 4 (2.92%) Mobile Games
8 4 (2.92%) Animation
8 4 (2.92%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.46%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.73%) Online Games
10 1 (0.73%) DTV
10 1 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.33%) Linux
2 7 (5.11%) Android
2 7 (5.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (44.53%) MVC
2 59 (43.07%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (42.34%) TDD
4 56 (40.88%) OO
5 47 (34.31%) Scrum
6 44 (32.12%) Web Development
7 43 (31.39%) BDD
7 43 (31.39%) Responsive Web Design
8 33 (24.09%) Unit Testing
9 27 (19.71%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (16.79%) SEO
11 19 (13.87%) E-Commerce
12 17 (12.41%) Content Management
12 17 (12.41%) Integration Testing
13 16 (11.68%) Rapid Prototyping
13 16 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (10.95%) Software Engineering
14 15 (10.95%) MVVM
15 14 (10.22%) OOP
16 10 (7.30%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 119 (86.86%) JavaScript
2 31 (22.63%) PHP
3 27 (19.71%) Java
4 19 (13.87%) PHP5
5 17 (12.41%) Python
5 17 (12.41%) Scala
6 9 (6.57%) Perl
6 9 (6.57%) Erlang
7 7 (5.11%) Ruby
8 5 (3.65%) ActionScript
8 5 (3.65%) ActionScript 3.0
9 4 (2.92%) SQL
10 1 (0.73%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 17 (12.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.22%) QA
2 4 (2.92%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.73%) YUM
Vendors
1 20 (14.60%) Zend
2 16 (11.68%) Adobe
3 9 (6.57%) Facebook
4 6 (4.38%) Apple
4 6 (4.38%) Oracle
5 4 (2.92%) Interwoven
6 3 (2.19%) Google
6 3 (2.19%) Twitter
7 2 (1.46%) FatWire
8 1 (0.73%) ATG
8 1 (0.73%) SAP
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