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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 258 291 328
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +37
Permanent jobs citing LESS 68 29 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.56% 0.24% 0.054%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.53% 0.63% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 68 26 7
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,550 £35,000 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £58,750 £32,900
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
4442 4600 4995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 36.88% 37.96% 38.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3834 4146 4695
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 22 August 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 August 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.

1 117 (90.00%) CSS
2 112 (86.15%) JavaScript
3 109 (83.85%) HTML
4 83 (63.85%) jQuery
5 82 (63.08%) HTML5
6 72 (55.38%) CSS3
7 65 (50.00%) Sass
8 61 (46.92%) Backbone.js
8 61 (46.92%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (43.85%) MVC
10 55 (42.31%) AngularJS
11 54 (41.54%) Jasmine
11 54 (41.54%) OO
12 51 (39.23%) TDD
13 50 (38.46%) Ajax
14 48 (36.92%) Scrum
14 48 (36.92%) Git (software)
15 44 (33.85%) XML
16 41 (31.54%) XHTML
16 41 (31.54%) BDD
17 38 (29.23%) JSON
18 36 (27.69%) Responsive Web Design
19 35 (26.92%) Unit Testing
19 35 (26.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 32 (24.62%) PHP
21 31 (23.85%) Web Development
21 31 (23.85%) RESTful
22 28 (21.54%) Continuous Integration
23 27 (20.77%) Java
23 27 (20.77%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 21 (16.15%) Node.js
2 19 (14.62%) Apache
3 16 (12.31%) CMS
4 12 (9.23%) Apache Solr
4 12 (9.23%) SAS
5 9 (6.92%) TeamSite
6 8 (6.15%) WordPress
7 6 (4.62%) Drupal
8 5 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.77%) nginx
9 1 (0.77%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (16.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.00%) HTTP
2 5 (3.85%) SSH
3 1 (0.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.08%) Relational Database
2 15 (11.54%) MySQL
3 4 (3.08%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.31%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.54%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.77%) Redis
6 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 54 (41.54%) Jasmine
2 48 (36.92%) Git (software)
3 24 (18.46%) Grunt
4 17 (13.08%) Jenkins
5 16 (12.31%) Subversion
6 13 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 12 (9.23%) JIRA
8 9 (6.92%) Eclipse
9 8 (6.15%) IntelliJ
9 8 (6.15%) Sinon.JS
9 8 (6.15%) Sublime Text
9 8 (6.15%) Capybara
10 6 (4.62%) Maven
11 5 (3.85%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (3.85%) JSHint
12 4 (3.08%) Bower
12 4 (3.08%) Mocha
13 2 (1.54%) JUnit
14 1 (0.77%) DbUnit
14 1 (0.77%) XMLUnit
General
1 27 (20.77%) Finance
2 16 (12.31%) Marketing
2 16 (12.31%) Retail
3 15 (11.54%) Advertising
4 9 (6.92%) Games
5 3 (2.31%) Publishing
5 3 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.54%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.54%) Banking
7 1 (0.77%) Electronics
7 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 108 (83.08%) Developer
2 56 (43.08%) Front-End Developer
3 43 (33.08%) Senior Developer
4 35 (26.92%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 14 (10.77%) Web Developer
6 11 (8.46%) UI Developer
6 11 (8.46%) UI Programmer
7 9 (6.92%) JavaScript Developer
7 9 (6.92%) PHP Developer
8 7 (5.38%) Architect
8 7 (5.38%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.62%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.85%) User Experience Developer
11 4 (3.08%) Software Engineer
11 4 (3.08%) Senior Java Software Engineer
11 4 (3.08%) Senior Software Engineer
11 4 (3.08%) Java Software Engineer
11 4 (3.08%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (3.08%) Mobile Web Developer
11 4 (3.08%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (90.00%) CSS
2 109 (83.85%) HTML
3 83 (63.85%) jQuery
4 82 (63.08%) HTML5
5 72 (55.38%) CSS3
6 65 (50.00%) Sass
7 61 (46.92%) Backbone.js
8 55 (42.31%) AngularJS
9 50 (38.46%) Ajax
10 44 (33.85%) XML
11 41 (31.54%) XHTML
12 38 (29.23%) JSON
13 35 (26.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 31 (23.85%) RESTful
15 23 (17.69%) KnockoutJS
16 18 (13.85%) Symfony
17 17 (13.08%) PhoneGap
18 14 (10.77%) .NET
18 14 (10.77%) Spring
19 13 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.31%) Computer Science
2 15 (11.54%) W3C
2 15 (11.54%) Social Media
3 14 (10.77%) Open Source
4 13 (10.00%) Mobile App
5 8 (6.15%) Taxonomies
6 5 (3.85%) Social Network
6 5 (3.85%) E-Learning
6 5 (3.85%) SCORM
7 3 (2.31%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.54%) Animation
8 2 (1.54%) Mobile Games
8 2 (1.54%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.77%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.77%) Online Games
9 1 (0.77%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.15%) Linux
2 6 (4.62%) Apple iOS
2 6 (4.62%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (46.92%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (43.85%) MVC
3 54 (41.54%) OO
4 51 (39.23%) TDD
5 48 (36.92%) Scrum
6 41 (31.54%) BDD
7 36 (27.69%) Responsive Web Design
8 35 (26.92%) Unit Testing
9 31 (23.85%) Web Development
10 28 (21.54%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (18.46%) SEO
12 22 (16.92%) Content Management
13 19 (14.62%) Integration Testing
14 18 (13.85%) E-Commerce
15 15 (11.54%) MVVM
16 14 (10.77%) OOP
16 14 (10.77%) Software Engineering
17 13 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (10.00%) Rapid Prototyping
18 9 (6.92%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 112 (86.15%) JavaScript
2 32 (24.62%) PHP
3 27 (20.77%) Java
4 21 (16.15%) PHP5
5 17 (13.08%) Python
5 17 (13.08%) Scala
6 9 (6.92%) Erlang
6 9 (6.92%) Perl
7 8 (6.15%) Ruby
8 5 (3.85%) ActionScript 3.0
8 5 (3.85%) ActionScript
9 4 (3.08%) SQL
10 1 (0.77%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (12.31%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.23%) QA
2 9 (6.92%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.77%) YUM
1 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (16.92%) Zend
2 12 (9.23%) Facebook
3 9 (6.92%) Adobe
3 9 (6.92%) Interwoven
4 8 (6.15%) Oracle
5 6 (4.62%) Apple
6 4 (3.08%) FatWire
7 3 (2.31%) Google
8 1 (0.77%) Twitter
8 1 (0.77%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.77%) ATG
8 1 (0.77%) SAP
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits, flexible hours
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago