The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 185 213 289
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +76
Permanent jobs citing LESS 51 50 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.96% 0.74% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.34% 2.08% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 45 45 33
Median salary £47,500 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.83% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,400 £38,800 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £69,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+21.32% +4.61%
LESS
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2178 2404 3904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 40.96% 35.41% 35.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1996 2163 3462
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region citing LESS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

LESS Salary Histogram in the City of London

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT jobs citing LESS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for LESS.

1 98 (95.15%) JavaScript
2 97 (94.17%) HTML
3 96 (93.20%) CSS
4 85 (82.52%) Sass
5 65 (63.11%) HTML5
6 61 (59.22%) AngularJS
7 55 (53.40%) Front End Development
7 55 (53.40%) jQuery
8 53 (51.46%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (39.81%) CSS3
10 37 (35.92%) MVC
11 33 (32.04%) C#
12 32 (31.07%) Web Development
12 32 (31.07%) Node.js
13 30 (29.13%) React
13 30 (29.13%) TDD
14 27 (26.21%) Git (software)
15 25 (24.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 24 (23.30%) .NET
17 23 (22.33%) Scrum
17 23 (22.33%) User Experience
17 23 (22.33%) KnockoutJS
18 21 (20.39%) BDD
19 20 (19.42%) Finance
19 20 (19.42%) ASP.NET
20 19 (18.45%) ASP.NET MVC
20 19 (18.45%) Grunt
21 18 (17.48%) SQL
22 17 (16.50%) gulp
23 15 (14.56%) XHTML

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 10 (9.71%) CMS
2 6 (5.83%) WordPress
3 2 (1.94%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.97%) Apache
4 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.97%) nginx
4 1 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.94%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Magento
2 2 (1.94%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.91%) GitHub
4 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.80%) Internet
2 6 (5.83%) Intranet
3 4 (3.88%) DSL
3 4 (3.88%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
4 1 (0.97%) HTTP
4 1 (0.97%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.77%) Azure SQL Database
2 8 (7.77%) DocumentDB
2 8 (7.77%) Redis
3 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 6 (5.83%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.91%) MySQL
4 3 (2.91%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.91%) OLTP
4 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.94%) Big Data
6 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.97%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 27 (26.21%) Git (software)
2 19 (18.45%) Grunt
3 17 (16.50%) gulp
4 14 (13.59%) Jasmine
5 12 (11.65%) JIRA
6 11 (10.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (9.71%) Jenkins
8 9 (8.74%) Mocha
9 7 (6.80%) QUnit
9 7 (6.80%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.88%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.91%) PhantomJS
11 3 (2.91%) Subversion
12 2 (1.94%) webpack
13 1 (0.97%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.97%) Bower
13 1 (0.97%) Karma Test Runner
13 1 (0.97%) Mercurial
13 1 (0.97%) MSBuild
13 1 (0.97%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (19.42%) Finance
2 6 (5.83%) Marketing
3 5 (4.85%) Law
3 5 (4.85%) Legal
4 4 (3.88%) Banking
5 3 (2.91%) Advertising
5 3 (2.91%) Games
5 3 (2.91%) Retail
6 2 (1.94%) Publishing
7 1 (0.97%) Automotive
7 1 (0.97%) German Language
7 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (93.20%) Developer
2 48 (46.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 29 (28.16%) JavaScript Developer
4 25 (24.27%) Senior Developer
5 18 (17.48%) Angular Developer
5 18 (17.48%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 12 (11.65%) .NET Developer
6 12 (11.65%) C# Developer
7 10 (9.71%) Web Developer
8 9 (8.74%) HTML Developer
9 7 (6.80%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (6.80%) HTML CSS Developer
10 5 (4.85%) .NET Web Developer
10 5 (4.85%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (4.85%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 5 (4.85%) UX Developer
11 4 (3.88%) C# Web Developer
11 4 (3.88%) Lead Developer
12 3 (2.91%) Junior
12 3 (2.91%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (94.17%) HTML
2 96 (93.20%) CSS
3 85 (82.52%) Sass
4 65 (63.11%) HTML5
5 61 (59.22%) AngularJS
6 55 (53.40%) jQuery
7 41 (39.81%) CSS3
8 32 (31.07%) Node.js
9 30 (29.13%) React
10 25 (24.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 24 (23.30%) .NET
12 23 (22.33%) KnockoutJS
13 20 (19.42%) ASP.NET
14 19 (18.45%) ASP.NET MVC
15 15 (14.56%) Ajax
15 15 (14.56%) XHTML
16 13 (12.62%) .NET Framework
16 13 (12.62%) Entity Framework
16 13 (12.62%) XML
17 12 (11.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (22.33%) User Experience
2 10 (9.71%) Fintech
3 6 (5.83%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.88%) Blockchain
5 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.88%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.91%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.91%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.94%) NHS
8 1 (0.97%) Animation
8 1 (0.97%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.97%) Blog
8 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.97%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.97%) Social Network
8 1 (0.97%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.94%) Windows
2 1 (0.97%) Android
2 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.97%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (53.40%) Front End Development
2 53 (51.46%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (35.92%) MVC
4 32 (31.07%) Web Development
5 30 (29.13%) TDD
6 23 (22.33%) Scrum
7 21 (20.39%) BDD
8 15 (14.56%) Software Engineering
9 14 (13.59%) E-Commerce
10 13 (12.62%) OOP
11 11 (10.68%) OO
12 9 (8.74%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 9 (8.74%) Responsive Web Design
12 9 (8.74%) Unit Testing
13 7 (6.80%) Content Management
13 7 (6.80%) SDLC
13 7 (6.80%) SOLID
14 6 (5.83%) Business Transformation
14 6 (5.83%) DevOps
14 6 (5.83%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 98 (95.15%) JavaScript
2 33 (32.04%) C#
3 18 (17.48%) SQL
4 11 (10.68%) TypeScript
5 7 (6.80%) PHP
6 6 (5.83%) Java
6 6 (5.83%) XPath
7 2 (1.94%) C
7 2 (1.94%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.97%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.97%) ES6
8 1 (0.97%) Jython
8 1 (0.97%) Python
8 1 (0.97%) Ruby
8 1 (0.97%) Scala
8 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (12.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) Docker
1 1 (0.97%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.97%) Ansible
1 1 (0.97%) HAProxy
1 1 (0.97%) Packer
Vendors
1 11 (10.68%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.83%) Google
3 4 (3.88%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.94%) Facebook
4 2 (1.94%) Twitter
5 1 (0.97%) hybris
5 1 (0.97%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.97%) Xamarin
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