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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 266 281 333
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +52
Permanent jobs citing LESS 57 41 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.50% 0.35% 0.070%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.35% 0.92% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 57 34 9
Average salary £50,000 £41,250 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% +30.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,750 £36,500
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
4224 4458 4943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 36.96% 37.56% 38.58%
Number of salaries quoted 3674 3991 4657
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 22 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 22 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.

1 120 (90.23%) CSS
2 115 (86.47%) JavaScript
3 111 (83.46%) HTML
4 87 (65.41%) jQuery
5 84 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (60.15%) HTML5
7 77 (57.89%) CSS3
8 60 (45.11%) Sass
9 56 (42.11%) Backbone.js
10 54 (40.60%) AngularJS
11 52 (39.10%) OO
12 51 (38.35%) MVC
12 51 (38.35%) TDD
13 50 (37.59%) Ajax
13 50 (37.59%) Git (software)
14 48 (36.09%) Scrum
15 47 (35.34%) Jasmine
15 47 (35.34%) User Experience
16 43 (32.33%) XML
17 42 (31.58%) XHTML
18 40 (30.08%) BDD
19 37 (27.82%) JSON
20 34 (25.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 34 (25.56%) Unit Testing
21 32 (24.06%) Continuous Integration
22 31 (23.31%) RESTful
22 31 (23.31%) Responsive Web Design
22 31 (23.31%) PHP
23 28 (21.05%) Photoshop
24 27 (20.30%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 20 (15.04%) CMS
2 19 (14.29%) Node.js
2 19 (14.29%) Apache
3 14 (10.53%) TeamSite
4 12 (9.02%) SAS
4 12 (9.02%) Apache Solr
5 8 (6.02%) WordPress
6 6 (4.51%) Drupal
7 5 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.75%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.75%) nginx
Applications
1 28 (21.05%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.28%) HTTP
2 5 (3.76%) SSH
3 1 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.78%) Relational Database
2 14 (10.53%) MySQL
3 4 (3.01%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.26%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.50%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 50 (37.59%) Git (software)
2 47 (35.34%) Jasmine
3 20 (15.04%) Grunt
4 19 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 17 (12.78%) Subversion
6 14 (10.53%) JIRA
7 13 (9.77%) Cucumber
8 9 (6.77%) Eclipse
9 8 (6.02%) IntelliJ
9 8 (6.02%) Sinon.JS
9 8 (6.02%) Sublime Text
9 8 (6.02%) Capybara
10 6 (4.51%) Maven
11 5 (3.76%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (3.76%) JSHint
12 3 (2.26%) Bower
12 3 (2.26%) Mocha
13 2 (1.50%) XMLUnit
13 2 (1.50%) JUnit
14 1 (0.75%) NUnit
General
1 27 (20.30%) Finance
2 17 (12.78%) Marketing
3 12 (9.02%) Retail
4 10 (7.52%) Advertising
5 8 (6.02%) Games
6 3 (2.26%) Banking
7 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.50%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 113 (84.96%) Developer
2 58 (43.61%) Front-End Developer
3 46 (34.59%) Senior Developer
4 35 (26.32%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 19 (14.29%) Web Developer
6 10 (7.52%) UI Programmer
6 10 (7.52%) UI Developer
7 9 (6.77%) PHP Developer
7 9 (6.77%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (5.26%) Architect
8 7 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.51%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.76%) Senior Web Developer
10 5 (3.76%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) User Experience Developer
10 5 (3.76%) Front-End Web Developer
11 4 (3.01%) Lead Web Developer
11 4 (3.01%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 4 (3.01%) Lead Developer
11 4 (3.01%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (90.23%) CSS
2 111 (83.46%) HTML
3 87 (65.41%) jQuery
4 80 (60.15%) HTML5
5 77 (57.89%) CSS3
6 60 (45.11%) Sass
7 56 (42.11%) Backbone.js
8 54 (40.60%) AngularJS
9 50 (37.59%) Ajax
10 43 (32.33%) XML
11 42 (31.58%) XHTML
12 37 (27.82%) JSON
13 34 (25.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 31 (23.31%) RESTful
15 21 (15.79%) KnockoutJS
16 17 (12.78%) PhoneGap
16 17 (12.78%) Symfony
17 14 (10.53%) Spring
18 13 (9.77%) REST
18 13 (9.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 47 (35.34%) User Experience
2 21 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (15.04%) W3C
4 18 (13.53%) Computer Science
4 18 (13.53%) Open Source
5 13 (9.77%) Mobile App
6 12 (9.02%) Social Media
7 8 (6.02%) Taxonomies
8 5 (3.76%) Social Network
8 5 (3.76%) E-Learning
8 5 (3.76%) SCORM
9 4 (3.01%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.50%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.75%) Animation
11 1 (0.75%) Online Games
11 1 (0.75%) Mobile Games
11 1 (0.75%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.79%) Linux
2 5 (3.76%) Apple iOS
2 5 (3.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (39.10%) OO
3 51 (38.35%) MVC
3 51 (38.35%) TDD
4 48 (36.09%) Scrum
5 40 (30.08%) BDD
6 34 (25.56%) Unit Testing
7 32 (24.06%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (23.31%) Responsive Web Design
9 25 (18.80%) Web Development
10 24 (18.05%) Content Management
10 24 (18.05%) SEO
11 23 (17.29%) Mentoring
12 19 (14.29%) E-Commerce
12 19 (14.29%) Integration Testing
13 15 (11.28%) OOP
14 14 (10.53%) Web Analytics
14 14 (10.53%) Software Engineering
14 14 (10.53%) Analytics
15 13 (9.77%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 115 (86.47%) JavaScript
2 31 (23.31%) PHP
3 26 (19.55%) Java
4 21 (15.79%) PHP5
5 18 (13.53%) Scala
6 17 (12.78%) Python
7 9 (6.77%) Erlang
7 9 (6.77%) Perl
8 8 (6.02%) Ruby
9 5 (3.76%) SQL
9 5 (3.76%) ActionScript
9 5 (3.76%) ActionScript 3.0
10 3 (2.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (13.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.53%) WCAG
2 11 (8.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) YUM
1 2 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (15.79%) Zend
2 17 (12.78%) Facebook
3 14 (10.53%) Interwoven
4 10 (7.52%) Adobe
5 9 (6.77%) Oracle
6 5 (3.76%) FatWire
6 5 (3.76%) Apple
7 3 (2.26%) Google
8 1 (0.75%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.75%) Microsoft
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Tiro Partners
Salary: From £300 to £325 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Annapurna
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £57000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 24 days ago