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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 260 276 319
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +43
Permanent jobs citing LESS 46 60 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.42% 0.49% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.12% 1.26% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 40 51 19
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +34.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £62,500 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +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
4102 4777 4641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 37.14% 39.40% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3612 4232 4358
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 £72,500 £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 31 October 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 31 October 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.

1 105 (88.98%) CSS
2 98 (83.05%) HTML
2 98 (83.05%) JavaScript
3 79 (66.95%) jQuery
4 71 (60.17%) HTML5
5 67 (56.78%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (55.93%) CSS3
7 49 (41.53%) AngularJS
8 47 (39.83%) Sass
9 45 (38.14%) OO
10 44 (37.29%) TDD
10 44 (37.29%) Backbone.js
11 43 (36.44%) Git (software)
12 41 (34.75%) User Experience
12 41 (34.75%) Scrum
13 39 (33.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 38 (32.20%) Ajax
15 35 (29.66%) XML
15 35 (29.66%) PHP
16 34 (28.81%) BDD
17 33 (27.97%) Responsive Web Design
17 33 (27.97%) Jasmine
18 32 (27.12%) MVC
19 31 (26.27%) Java
20 30 (25.42%) XHTML
20 30 (25.42%) JSON
21 27 (22.88%) RESTful
22 26 (22.03%) Finance
23 24 (20.34%) Continuous Integration
24 23 (19.49%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (17.80%) Apache
1 21 (17.80%) CMS
2 17 (14.41%) Node.js
3 13 (11.02%) WordPress
4 12 (10.17%) Apache Solr
4 12 (10.17%) SAS
4 12 (10.17%) TeamSite
5 6 (5.08%) IIS
5 6 (5.08%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.54%) Drupal
8 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.85%) nginx
Applications
1 23 (19.49%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.71%) HTTP
2 1 (0.85%) Internet
2 1 (0.85%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.41%) MySQL
2 16 (13.56%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.24%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.54%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.69%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.69%) Big Data
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.85%) Redis
6 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (36.44%) Git (software)
2 33 (27.97%) Jasmine
3 15 (12.71%) JIRA
4 14 (11.86%) Grunt
5 13 (11.02%) Jenkins
6 11 (9.32%) Subversion
7 10 (8.47%) Cucumber
8 7 (5.93%) Sublime Text
8 7 (5.93%) Eclipse
9 6 (5.08%) IntelliJ
9 6 (5.08%) Maven
9 6 (5.08%) Sinon.JS
9 6 (5.08%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (5.08%) JSHint
9 6 (5.08%) Capybara
10 5 (4.24%) Bower
11 3 (2.54%) Mocha
12 2 (1.69%) JUnit
12 2 (1.69%) Bitbucket
12 2 (1.69%) XMLUnit
General
1 26 (22.03%) Finance
2 22 (18.64%) Marketing
3 15 (12.71%) Games
4 11 (9.32%) Advertising
5 4 (3.39%) Retail
6 3 (2.54%) Banking
7 2 (1.69%) Publishing
7 2 (1.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 103 (87.29%) Developer
2 44 (37.29%) Front-End Developer
3 41 (34.75%) Senior Developer
4 30 (25.42%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 24 (20.34%) Web Developer
6 11 (9.32%) PHP Developer
7 7 (5.93%) UI Developer
7 7 (5.93%) Architect
7 7 (5.93%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.93%) UI Programmer
8 6 (5.08%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.08%) Senior Web Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (4.24%) UX Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Front-End Web Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Senior Java Software Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (88.98%) CSS
2 98 (83.05%) HTML
3 79 (66.95%) jQuery
4 71 (60.17%) HTML5
5 66 (55.93%) CSS3
6 49 (41.53%) AngularJS
7 47 (39.83%) Sass
8 44 (37.29%) Backbone.js
9 39 (33.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 38 (32.20%) Ajax
11 35 (29.66%) XML
12 30 (25.42%) XHTML
12 30 (25.42%) JSON
13 27 (22.88%) RESTful
14 18 (15.25%) Symfony
15 17 (14.41%) PhoneGap
16 14 (11.86%) KnockoutJS
16 14 (11.86%) Spring
17 12 (10.17%) Java SE
17 12 (10.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (34.75%) User Experience
2 17 (14.41%) Open Source
3 15 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (11.86%) W3C
5 12 (10.17%) Computer Science
6 6 (5.08%) Taxonomies
6 6 (5.08%) Social Media
6 6 (5.08%) Data Structures
6 6 (5.08%) Algorithms
6 6 (5.08%) Mobile App
7 5 (4.24%) Social Network
8 4 (3.39%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.69%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.85%) Online Games
10 1 (0.85%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.85%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.85%) Animation
10 1 (0.85%) Blog
10 1 (0.85%) Mobile Games
10 1 (0.85%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.49%) Linux
2 7 (5.93%) Apple iOS
3 6 (5.08%) Windows
3 6 (5.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (56.78%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (38.14%) OO
3 44 (37.29%) TDD
4 41 (34.75%) Scrum
5 34 (28.81%) BDD
6 33 (27.97%) Responsive Web Design
7 32 (27.12%) MVC
8 24 (20.34%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (19.49%) Unit Testing
10 19 (16.10%) Integration Testing
10 19 (16.10%) Web Development
11 17 (14.41%) E-Commerce
12 16 (13.56%) SEO
12 16 (13.56%) Content Management
13 14 (11.86%) Software Engineering
14 12 (10.17%) Web Analytics
14 12 (10.17%) Analytics
15 11 (9.32%) Mentoring
16 8 (6.78%) Technical Architecture
17 7 (5.93%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 98 (83.05%) JavaScript
2 35 (29.66%) PHP
3 31 (26.27%) Java
4 19 (16.10%) Python
5 17 (14.41%) PHP5
6 13 (11.02%) Scala
7 9 (7.63%) Erlang
7 9 (7.63%) Perl
8 8 (6.78%) Ruby
9 4 (3.39%) C#
10 2 (1.69%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.69%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.85%) SQL
11 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (11.02%) Degree
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.17%) WCAG
2 10 (8.47%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.69%) YUM
1 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (14.41%) Zend
2 15 (12.71%) Facebook
3 12 (10.17%) Interwoven
4 10 (8.47%) Adobe
5 7 (5.93%) Oracle
6 4 (3.39%) Apple
7 3 (2.54%) FatWire
7 3 (2.54%) Google
8 2 (1.69%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.85%) Twitter
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