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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 276 253 312
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +59
Permanent jobs citing LESS 38 73 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.63% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.02% 1.58% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 31 67 14
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.42%
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
3708 4631 4523
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 34.44% 39.96% 39.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3297 4031 4201
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 88 (94.62%) CSS
2 83 (89.25%) HTML
3 80 (86.02%) JavaScript
4 57 (61.29%) jQuery
5 54 (58.06%) HTML5
6 51 (54.84%) CSS3
7 50 (53.76%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (39.78%) Git (software)
8 37 (39.78%) AngularJS
9 36 (38.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 30 (32.26%) User Experience
11 29 (31.18%) TDD
11 29 (31.18%) Backbone.js
12 27 (29.03%) OO
12 27 (29.03%) Sass
13 26 (27.96%) PHP
14 24 (25.81%) Jasmine
15 23 (24.73%) Responsive Web Design
16 22 (23.66%) XHTML
16 22 (23.66%) RESTful
17 21 (22.58%) Scrum
17 21 (22.58%) BDD
18 20 (21.51%) CMS
19 19 (20.43%) MVC
19 19 (20.43%) Ajax
19 19 (20.43%) Marketing
20 18 (19.35%) XML
21 17 (18.28%) Finance
21 17 (18.28%) Open Source
22 16 (17.20%) Photoshop

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (21.51%) CMS
2 13 (13.98%) WordPress
3 12 (12.90%) TeamSite
4 11 (11.83%) Apache
5 10 (10.75%) SAS
6 8 (8.60%) Node.js
7 6 (6.45%) Adobe CQ
7 6 (6.45%) IIS
8 4 (4.30%) Drupal
9 3 (3.23%) Apache Solr
10 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (1.08%) nginx
10 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (17.20%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.90%) GitHub
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.45%) HTTP
2 1 (1.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.05%) MySQL
2 6 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.30%) Big Data
4 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.15%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.08%) Redis
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.08%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 37 (39.78%) Git (software)
2 24 (25.81%) Jasmine
3 14 (15.05%) JIRA
4 9 (9.68%) Karma Test Runner
4 9 (9.68%) JSHint
5 8 (8.60%) Grunt
6 6 (6.45%) Bower
7 5 (5.38%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.38%) Subversion
8 4 (4.30%) Mocha
9 3 (3.23%) Maven
10 2 (2.15%) WebSpeed
10 2 (2.15%) Xcode
10 2 (2.15%) XMLUnit
10 2 (2.15%) PhantomJS
10 2 (2.15%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.08%) NMock
11 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
11 1 (1.08%) QUnit
11 1 (1.08%) NUnit
General
1 19 (20.43%) Marketing
2 17 (18.28%) Finance
3 14 (15.05%) Games
4 8 (8.60%) Advertising
5 2 (2.15%) Publishing
5 2 (2.15%) Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (87.10%) Developer
2 36 (38.71%) Front-End Developer
3 31 (33.33%) Senior Developer
4 23 (24.73%) Web Developer
4 23 (24.73%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 9 (9.68%) Designer
6 8 (8.60%) UX Designer
6 8 (8.60%) PHP Developer
6 8 (8.60%) Lead Designer
7 6 (6.45%) Senior Designer
7 6 (6.45%) Senior UX Designer
8 5 (5.38%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.38%) Lead Developer
8 5 (5.38%) Senior Web Developer
9 4 (4.30%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (4.30%) Lead Web Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Mobile Web Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Front-End Web Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Mobile Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (94.62%) CSS
2 83 (89.25%) HTML
3 57 (61.29%) jQuery
4 54 (58.06%) HTML5
5 51 (54.84%) CSS3
6 37 (39.78%) AngularJS
7 36 (38.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 29 (31.18%) Backbone.js
9 27 (29.03%) Sass
10 22 (23.66%) RESTful
10 22 (23.66%) XHTML
11 19 (20.43%) Ajax
12 18 (19.35%) XML
13 16 (17.20%) JSON
14 14 (15.05%) PhoneGap
15 13 (13.98%) Symfony
16 10 (10.75%) Modernizr
16 10 (10.75%) .NET
17 8 (8.60%) KnockoutJS
18 7 (7.53%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (32.26%) User Experience
2 17 (18.28%) Open Source
3 12 (12.90%) W3C
3 12 (12.90%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.38%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.23%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.15%) Social Network
7 2 (2.15%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.15%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.08%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.08%) Blog
8 1 (1.08%) Mobile Games
8 1 (1.08%) Animation
8 1 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (1.08%) Video on Demand
8 1 (1.08%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.05%) Linux
2 11 (11.83%) Apple iOS
3 9 (9.68%) Android
4 7 (7.53%) Windows
5 1 (1.08%) CentOS
5 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (53.76%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (31.18%) TDD
3 27 (29.03%) OO
4 23 (24.73%) Responsive Web Design
5 21 (22.58%) BDD
5 21 (22.58%) Scrum
6 19 (20.43%) MVC
7 13 (13.98%) Content Management
7 13 (13.98%) Analytics
8 12 (12.90%) Web Analytics
8 12 (12.90%) SEO
8 12 (12.90%) Integration Testing
9 11 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (10.75%) Unit Testing
10 10 (10.75%) E-Commerce
11 7 (7.53%) Web Development
12 6 (6.45%) Software Engineering
13 4 (4.30%) Waterfall
13 4 (4.30%) Game Development
13 4 (4.30%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (86.02%) JavaScript
2 26 (27.96%) PHP
3 14 (15.05%) Java
4 12 (12.90%) PHP5
5 10 (10.75%) Python
6 9 (9.68%) C#
7 7 (7.53%) Ruby
8 4 (4.30%) Scala
9 2 (2.15%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.15%) Erlang
9 2 (2.15%) Perl
9 2 (2.15%) SQL
10 1 (1.08%) VBScript
10 1 (1.08%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.08%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 6 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.90%) WCAG
2 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) yum
1 2 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (16.13%) Facebook
2 12 (12.90%) Interwoven
2 12 (12.90%) Zend
3 5 (5.38%) Oracle
4 4 (4.30%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.30%) Adobe
5 3 (3.23%) FatWire
6 2 (2.15%) Google
7 1 (1.08%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.08%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.08%) Apple
7 1 (1.08%) Twitter
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