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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 213 261 288
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +27
Permanent jobs citing LESS 58 58 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.82% 0.55% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.09% 1.66% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 56 48 60
Average salary £44,500 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £34,250 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,150 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
2776 3504 4663
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 39.41% 33.24% 37.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2474 3019 4033
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 29 April 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 29 April 2016, 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 91 (98.91%) HTML
2 90 (97.83%) CSS
3 86 (93.48%) JavaScript
4 75 (81.52%) HTML5
5 73 (79.35%) Sass
6 70 (76.09%) jQuery
7 60 (65.22%) CSS3
8 53 (57.61%) Agile Software Development
9 49 (53.26%) AngularJS
9 49 (53.26%) Front End Development
10 41 (44.57%) Git (software)
11 35 (38.04%) Web Development
11 35 (38.04%) Node.js
12 31 (33.70%) PHP
13 30 (32.61%) TDD
14 29 (31.52%) Backbone.js
15 28 (30.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 28 (30.43%) Scrum
16 27 (29.35%) OO
17 26 (28.26%) MVC
18 25 (27.17%) User Experience
19 24 (26.09%) MySQL
20 22 (23.91%) Unit Testing
21 21 (22.83%) JSON
21 21 (22.83%) SQL Server
21 21 (22.83%) GitHub
22 20 (21.74%) Jasmine
23 19 (20.65%) Jenkins
23 19 (20.65%) .NET
23 19 (20.65%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 35 (38.04%) Node.js
2 19 (20.65%) CMS
3 11 (11.96%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (4.35%) WordPress
5 2 (2.17%) nginx
6 1 (1.09%) Drupal
Applications
1 10 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.70%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.17%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (22.83%) GitHub
2 14 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (11.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.87%) Internet
2 9 (9.78%) Intranet
3 1 (1.09%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.09%) MySQL
2 21 (22.83%) SQL Server
3 12 (13.04%) NoSQL
4 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 9 (9.78%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (9.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (9.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (9.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.17%) Redis
6 1 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (44.57%) Git (software)
2 20 (21.74%) Jasmine
3 19 (20.65%) Jenkins
4 12 (13.04%) JUnit
5 11 (11.96%) Cucumber
5 11 (11.96%) JIRA
5 11 (11.96%) Visual Studio
6 10 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (5.43%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (4.35%) JSHint
8 4 (4.35%) Mocha
9 3 (3.26%) Bower
9 3 (3.26%) gulp
10 2 (2.17%) git-flow
10 2 (2.17%) Grunt
11 1 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (1.09%) PhantomJS
11 1 (1.09%) QUnit
11 1 (1.09%) Subversion
11 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (20.65%) Finance
2 8 (8.70%) Banking
3 6 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.43%) Advertising
5 4 (4.35%) Games
5 4 (4.35%) Marketing
6 3 (3.26%) Law
7 1 (1.09%) Legal
7 1 (1.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 77 (83.70%) Developer
2 39 (42.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 14 (15.22%) Full Stack Developer
4 11 (11.96%) Senior Developer
4 11 (11.96%) Web Developer
5 10 (10.87%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 9 (9.78%) Development Manager
6 9 (9.78%) Web Development Manager
6 9 (9.78%) Web Manager
7 8 (8.70%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (7.61%) PHP Developer
9 6 (6.52%) HTML CSS Developer
9 6 (6.52%) HTML Developer
10 5 (5.43%) Angular Developer
10 5 (5.43%) Junior
10 5 (5.43%) Junior Developer
10 5 (5.43%) OO PHP Developer
10 5 (5.43%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 5 (5.43%) Symfony Developer
11 4 (4.35%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (98.91%) HTML
2 90 (97.83%) CSS
3 75 (81.52%) HTML5
4 73 (79.35%) Sass
5 70 (76.09%) jQuery
6 60 (65.22%) CSS3
7 49 (53.26%) AngularJS
8 29 (31.52%) Backbone.js
9 28 (30.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 21 (22.83%) JSON
11 19 (20.65%) .NET
12 18 (19.57%) ASP.NET
13 17 (18.48%) Ajax
14 16 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (17.39%) XML
15 13 (14.13%) REST
16 12 (13.04%) Middleware
17 11 (11.96%) HATEOAS
17 11 (11.96%) Spring
17 11 (11.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (27.17%) User Experience
2 10 (10.87%) Client/Server
3 7 (7.61%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.35%) iPad
4 4 (4.35%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.26%) Social Media
5 3 (3.26%) W3C
6 2 (2.17%) Animation
6 2 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.17%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.09%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.48%) Linux
2 5 (5.43%) Android
2 5 (5.43%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (57.61%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (53.26%) Front End Development
3 35 (38.04%) Web Development
4 30 (32.61%) TDD
5 28 (30.43%) Scrum
6 27 (29.35%) OO
7 26 (28.26%) MVC
8 22 (23.91%) Unit Testing
9 18 (19.57%) BDD
9 18 (19.57%) Content Management
10 17 (18.48%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (16.30%) E-Commerce
12 14 (15.22%) OOP
12 14 (15.22%) Responsive Web Design
13 11 (11.96%) API Development
14 10 (10.87%) Web Accessibility
15 9 (9.78%) Coaching
15 9 (9.78%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (9.78%) SDLC
15 9 (9.78%) UML
Programming Languages
1 86 (93.48%) JavaScript
2 31 (33.70%) PHP
3 13 (14.13%) Java
4 12 (13.04%) Shell Script
5 11 (11.96%) C#
6 10 (10.87%) XPath
7 3 (3.26%) ES6
7 3 (3.26%) Python
8 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.17%) PHP 5
9 1 (1.09%) ECMAScript
9 1 (1.09%) Go
9 1 (1.09%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.78%) QA
2 3 (3.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (13.04%) Docker
2 11 (11.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (11.96%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 11 (11.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (3.26%) TeamSite
3 2 (2.17%) Puppet
4 1 (1.09%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.35%) Adobe
3 3 (3.26%) Google
3 3 (3.26%) Interwoven
3 3 (3.26%) Omniture
4 2 (2.17%) BT
4 2 (2.17%) DoubleClick
4 2 (2.17%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.09%) hybris
5 1 (1.09%) Perforce
5 1 (1.09%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.09%) Symantec
5 1 (1.09%) Twitter
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
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