The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 207 244 241
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -3
Permanent jobs citing LESS 56 18 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.79% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.10% 0.62% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 48 10 5
Average salary £34,000 £41,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.57% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £39,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,300 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -17.64%
LESS
England

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 East of England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2669 2911 2682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 37.79% 39.67% 40.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2272 2390 2289
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LESS across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

LESS
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LESS across the East of England region.

LESS Salary Trend in the East of England

LESS
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LESS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

LESS Salary Histogram in the East of England

LESS
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +29 30 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Hertfordshire +9 14 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Essex - 7 £23,000 - 1
Norfolk - 3 £28,750 -
Suffolk -8 2 £49,000 - 2
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the East of England 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 93 (100.00%) CSS
2 85 (91.40%) JavaScript
3 77 (82.80%) HTML
4 62 (66.67%) Sass
5 45 (48.39%) AngularJS
6 44 (47.31%) Front End Development
7 40 (43.01%) jQuery
8 39 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (41.94%) User Experience
9 32 (34.41%) HTML5
10 27 (29.03%) CSS3
11 24 (25.81%) Degree
12 23 (24.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 22 (23.66%) Git (software)
14 20 (21.51%) Java
14 20 (21.51%) XML
15 19 (20.43%) Computer Science
16 16 (17.20%) Backbone.js
17 15 (16.13%) XSL
18 14 (15.05%) PHP
18 14 (15.05%) GWT
19 13 (13.98%) Windows
19 13 (13.98%) Smart GWT
20 12 (12.90%) Responsive Web Design
21 11 (11.83%) Waterfall
21 11 (11.83%) TypeScript
21 11 (11.83%) Linux
21 11 (11.83%) Photoshop
21 11 (11.83%) Adobe
21 11 (11.83%) Web Development

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the East of England 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 6 (6.45%) Documentum
2 5 (5.38%) Drupal
2 5 (5.38%) WordPress
3 4 (4.30%) CMS
4 2 (2.15%) Apache
4 2 (2.15%) IIS
4 2 (2.15%) nginx
5 1 (1.08%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (11.83%) Photoshop
2 7 (7.53%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (7.53%) InDesign
3 2 (2.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.60%) SaaS
2 4 (4.30%) GitHub
2 4 (4.30%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.15%) DNS
1 2 (2.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.60%) RDBMS
1 8 (8.60%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.38%) MySQL
3 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (23.66%) Git (software)
2 10 (10.75%) Subversion
3 7 (7.53%) Jasmine
4 5 (5.38%) Ant
4 5 (5.38%) Grunt
5 4 (4.30%) gulp
5 4 (4.30%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (3.23%) Gradle
6 3 (3.23%) Mercurial
6 3 (3.23%) Protractor
6 3 (3.23%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.08%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (1.08%) PhpStorm
7 1 (1.08%) Selenium
7 1 (1.08%) TestNG
7 1 (1.08%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.08%) Xdebug
General
1 10 (10.75%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Publishing
2 4 (4.30%) Retail
2 4 (4.30%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.23%) Advertising
4 2 (2.15%) Automotive
4 2 (2.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 87 (93.55%) Developer
2 35 (37.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 25 (26.88%) JavaScript Developer
4 20 (21.51%) Web Developer
5 19 (20.43%) HTML Developer
6 16 (17.20%) Java Developer
7 15 (16.13%) HTML CSS Developer
7 15 (16.13%) UI Developer
8 12 (12.90%) Designer
9 11 (11.83%) Web Designer
10 10 (10.75%) Junior
11 7 (7.53%) Junior Developer
11 7 (7.53%) Junior Java Developer
12 6 (6.45%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 5 (5.38%) Programmer
14 4 (4.30%) Full Stack Developer
14 4 (4.30%) JavaScript Engineer
14 4 (4.30%) Senior Developer
14 4 (4.30%) Senior JavaScript Developer
14 4 (4.30%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (100.00%) CSS
2 77 (82.80%) HTML
3 62 (66.67%) Sass
4 45 (48.39%) AngularJS
5 40 (43.01%) jQuery
6 32 (34.41%) HTML5
7 27 (29.03%) CSS3
8 23 (24.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 20 (21.51%) XML
10 16 (17.20%) Backbone.js
11 15 (16.13%) XSL
12 14 (15.05%) GWT
13 13 (13.98%) Smart GWT
14 10 (10.75%) Ext JS
14 10 (10.75%) Handlebars
15 9 (9.68%) XML Schema
16 8 (8.60%) Ajax
17 5 (5.38%) JSON
18 4 (4.30%) Django
18 4 (4.30%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 39 (41.94%) User Experience
2 19 (20.43%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.30%) W3C
4 3 (3.23%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.15%) Animation
6 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.08%) BBC
6 1 (1.08%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.08%) Fintech
6 1 (1.08%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.98%) Windows
2 11 (11.83%) Linux
3 4 (4.30%) Android
4 2 (2.15%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (47.31%) Front End Development
2 39 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (12.90%) Responsive Web Design
4 11 (11.83%) Waterfall
4 11 (11.83%) Web Development
5 10 (10.75%) Content Management
5 10 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (10.75%) OO
6 9 (9.68%) MVC
6 9 (9.68%) V-Model
7 8 (8.60%) Web Design
8 7 (7.53%) Product Management
9 6 (6.45%) Document Management
9 6 (6.45%) TDD
9 6 (6.45%) Workflow
10 5 (5.38%) Analytics
10 5 (5.38%) Unit Testing
11 4 (4.30%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (4.30%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
11 4 (4.30%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (91.40%) JavaScript
2 20 (21.51%) Java
3 14 (15.05%) PHP
4 11 (11.83%) TypeScript
5 5 (5.38%) Objective-C
5 5 (5.38%) SQL
6 4 (4.30%) C#
6 4 (4.30%) Perl
6 4 (4.30%) Python
6 4 (4.30%) XAML
7 3 (3.23%) C++
7 3 (3.23%) CoffeeScript
7 3 (3.23%) XQuery
8 2 (2.15%) C
9 1 (1.08%) ES6
9 1 (1.08%) VB
9 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (25.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (11.83%) Adobe
2 6 (6.45%) Google
3 2 (2.15%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.08%) DoubleClick
4 1 (1.08%) Pegasus
4 1 (1.08%) Xamarin
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