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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 254 290 326
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +36
Permanent jobs citing LESS 59 31 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.50% 0.26% 0.062%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.37% 0.68% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 59 27 8
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +34.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £34,000 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,500 £32,550
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
4312 4574 5006
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 36.75% 38.22% 38.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3740 4121 4703
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
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 2 September 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 2 September 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.

1 115 (89.84%) CSS
2 110 (85.94%) JavaScript
3 106 (82.81%) HTML
4 81 (63.28%) jQuery
5 78 (60.94%) HTML5
6 73 (57.03%) CSS3
7 62 (48.44%) Sass
8 60 (46.88%) Backbone.js
8 60 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
9 56 (43.75%) AngularJS
10 55 (42.97%) MVC
11 52 (40.63%) OO
11 52 (40.63%) TDD
11 52 (40.63%) Jasmine
12 49 (38.28%) Ajax
13 48 (37.50%) Scrum
14 47 (36.72%) Git (software)
15 42 (32.81%) XML
16 41 (32.03%) BDD
17 39 (30.47%) XHTML
18 36 (28.13%) JSON
19 35 (27.34%) Unit Testing
20 34 (26.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 33 (25.78%) Responsive Web Design
22 31 (24.22%) RESTful
22 31 (24.22%) PHP
23 29 (22.66%) Continuous Integration
24 28 (21.88%) Web Development
25 27 (21.09%) Finance
25 27 (21.09%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 22 (17.19%) Node.js
2 19 (14.84%) Apache
3 15 (11.72%) CMS
4 12 (9.38%) SAS
4 12 (9.38%) Apache Solr
5 9 (7.03%) TeamSite
6 7 (5.47%) WordPress
7 6 (4.69%) Drupal
8 5 (3.91%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.78%) nginx
9 1 (0.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (17.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.91%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.16%) HTTP
2 5 (3.91%) SSH
3 1 (0.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.28%) Relational Database
2 14 (10.94%) MySQL
3 4 (3.13%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.34%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.78%) Redis
6 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 52 (40.63%) Jasmine
2 47 (36.72%) Git (software)
3 23 (17.97%) Grunt
4 17 (13.28%) Jenkins
5 16 (12.50%) Subversion
6 13 (10.16%) Cucumber
7 12 (9.38%) JIRA
8 9 (7.03%) Eclipse
9 8 (6.25%) IntelliJ
9 8 (6.25%) Sinon.JS
9 8 (6.25%) Capybara
9 8 (6.25%) Sublime Text
10 6 (4.69%) Maven
11 5 (3.91%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (3.91%) JSHint
12 4 (3.13%) Mocha
12 4 (3.13%) Bower
13 2 (1.56%) JUnit
14 1 (0.78%) Appcelerator Titanium
14 1 (0.78%) Yeoman
General
1 27 (21.09%) Finance
2 14 (10.94%) Retail
2 14 (10.94%) Marketing
3 12 (9.38%) Advertising
4 9 (7.03%) Games
5 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.56%) Banking
6 2 (1.56%) Publishing
6 2 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 107 (83.59%) Developer
2 56 (43.75%) Front-End Developer
3 44 (34.38%) Senior Developer
4 35 (27.34%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 14 (10.94%) Web Developer
6 10 (7.81%) UI Developer
6 10 (7.81%) UI Programmer
7 9 (7.03%) JavaScript Developer
7 9 (7.03%) PHP Developer
8 7 (5.47%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.47%) Architect
9 6 (4.69%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.91%) User Experience Developer
11 4 (3.13%) Mobile Developer
11 4 (3.13%) Senior Java Software Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) Software Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) Java Software Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) Mobile Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (89.84%) CSS
2 106 (82.81%) HTML
3 81 (63.28%) jQuery
4 78 (60.94%) HTML5
5 73 (57.03%) CSS3
6 62 (48.44%) Sass
7 60 (46.88%) Backbone.js
8 56 (43.75%) AngularJS
9 49 (38.28%) Ajax
10 42 (32.81%) XML
11 39 (30.47%) XHTML
12 36 (28.13%) JSON
13 34 (26.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 31 (24.22%) RESTful
15 22 (17.19%) KnockoutJS
16 17 (13.28%) PhoneGap
16 17 (13.28%) Symfony
17 14 (10.94%) Spring
17 14 (10.94%) .NET
18 13 (10.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 15 (11.72%) W3C
3 14 (10.94%) Open Source
3 14 (10.94%) Social Media
4 13 (10.16%) Mobile App
5 8 (6.25%) Taxonomies
6 5 (3.91%) E-Learning
6 5 (3.91%) SCORM
6 5 (3.91%) Social Network
7 3 (2.34%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.56%) Mobile Games
8 2 (1.56%) Animation
8 2 (1.56%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.78%) Online Games
9 1 (0.78%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.41%) Linux
2 6 (4.69%) Android
2 6 (4.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (42.97%) MVC
3 52 (40.63%) OO
3 52 (40.63%) TDD
4 48 (37.50%) Scrum
5 41 (32.03%) BDD
6 35 (27.34%) Unit Testing
7 33 (25.78%) Responsive Web Design
8 29 (22.66%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (21.88%) Web Development
10 27 (21.09%) Mentoring
11 21 (16.41%) Content Management
11 21 (16.41%) SEO
12 19 (14.84%) Integration Testing
13 17 (13.28%) E-Commerce
14 15 (11.72%) Coaching
15 14 (10.94%) Line Management
15 14 (10.94%) Software Engineering
15 14 (10.94%) OOP
15 14 (10.94%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 110 (85.94%) JavaScript
2 31 (24.22%) PHP
3 26 (20.31%) Java
4 21 (16.41%) PHP5
5 18 (14.06%) Scala
6 17 (13.28%) Python
7 9 (7.03%) Perl
7 9 (7.03%) Erlang
8 8 (6.25%) Ruby
9 5 (3.91%) SQL
9 5 (3.91%) ActionScript
9 5 (3.91%) ActionScript 3.0
10 2 (1.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.59%) QA
2 9 (7.03%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) YUM
1 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (16.41%) Zend
2 12 (9.38%) Facebook
3 9 (7.03%) Adobe
3 9 (7.03%) Interwoven
4 8 (6.25%) Oracle
5 5 (3.91%) Apple
6 4 (3.13%) FatWire
7 3 (2.34%) Google
8 1 (0.78%) SAP
8 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
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