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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 208 256 286
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +30
Permanent jobs citing LESS 56 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.82% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.16% 0.50% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 47 13 9
Median salary £30,500 £41,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.60% -8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,100 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
2595 2980 3603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 37.81% 38.67% 42.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2222 2542 3099
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of job ads across the East of England region citing LESS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 5 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +26 30 £30,000 -29.41% 7
Hertfordshire +27 13 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Essex +5 4 £45,000 +63.63%
Norfolk - 4 £22,500 - 1
Suffolk +5 3 £49,000 -
Bedfordshire +7 2 £40,000 +6.66%
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT jobs citing LESS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for LESS.

1 112 (100.00%) CSS
2 105 (93.75%) JavaScript
3 103 (91.96%) HTML
4 94 (83.93%) Sass
5 68 (60.71%) jQuery
6 65 (58.04%) AngularJS
7 63 (56.25%) User Experience
8 61 (54.46%) HTML5
9 57 (50.89%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (39.29%) Front End Development
11 40 (35.71%) Degree
12 37 (33.04%) Web Development
13 34 (30.36%) CSS3
14 29 (25.89%) TypeScript
15 26 (23.21%) Computer Science
15 26 (23.21%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (23.21%) PHP
16 24 (21.43%) Product Management
17 23 (20.54%) Git (software)
18 21 (18.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 20 (17.86%) Windows
20 17 (15.18%) Grunt
21 16 (14.29%) Backbone.js
22 15 (13.39%) Photoshop
23 14 (12.50%) Java
23 14 (12.50%) XML
23 14 (12.50%) Scrum
23 14 (12.50%) Android
23 14 (12.50%) gulp
24 13 (11.61%) Gradle

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.36%) WordPress
2 5 (4.46%) Node.js
3 4 (3.57%) Apache
3 4 (3.57%) CMS
3 4 (3.57%) Drupal
3 4 (3.57%) nginx
4 1 (0.89%) Documentum
Applications
1 15 (13.39%) Photoshop
2 7 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (6.25%) InDesign
3 2 (1.79%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) SaaS
2 2 (1.79%) GitHub
3 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.93%) MySQL
2 7 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 7 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.57%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.89%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (20.54%) Git (software)
2 17 (15.18%) Grunt
3 14 (12.50%) gulp
4 13 (11.61%) Gradle
5 7 (6.25%) Subversion
6 4 (3.57%) Jasmine
6 4 (3.57%) Mercurial
7 3 (2.68%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (1.79%) JIRA
9 1 (0.89%) Ant
9 1 (0.89%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (0.89%) Bower
9 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.89%) PhpStorm
9 1 (0.89%) Protractor
9 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.89%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.89%) webpack
9 1 (0.89%) Xcode
9 1 (0.89%) Xdebug
General
1 6 (5.36%) Finance
2 2 (1.79%) Advertising
2 2 (1.79%) Games
2 2 (1.79%) Law
3 1 (0.89%) Automotive
3 1 (0.89%) Legal
3 1 (0.89%) Marketing
3 1 (0.89%) Publishing
3 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 108 (96.43%) Developer
2 38 (33.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 37 (33.04%) JavaScript Developer
4 36 (32.14%) UI Developer
5 35 (31.25%) HTML Developer
6 29 (25.89%) HTML CSS Developer
7 18 (16.07%) Web Developer
8 16 (14.29%) Designer
9 14 (12.50%) Java Developer
10 12 (10.71%) Web Designer
11 9 (8.04%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 8 (7.14%) PHP Developer
13 7 (6.25%) Junior
14 6 (5.36%) Full Stack Developer
15 5 (4.46%) MySQL Developer
15 5 (4.46%) Perl Developer
15 5 (4.46%) PHP MySQL Developer
15 5 (4.46%) Senior Developer
15 5 (4.46%) Senior Front-End Developer
16 4 (3.57%) Junior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (100.00%) CSS
2 103 (91.96%) HTML
3 94 (83.93%) Sass
4 68 (60.71%) jQuery
5 65 (58.04%) AngularJS
6 61 (54.46%) HTML5
7 34 (30.36%) CSS3
8 21 (18.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 16 (14.29%) Backbone.js
10 14 (12.50%) XML
11 12 (10.71%) Handlebars
12 10 (8.93%) Ajax
12 10 (8.93%) Ext JS
13 9 (8.04%) GWT
13 9 (8.04%) XSL
14 8 (7.14%) Smart GWT
15 7 (6.25%) XML Schema
16 6 (5.36%) Laravel
16 6 (5.36%) Symfony
17 5 (4.46%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 63 (56.25%) User Experience
2 26 (23.21%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.68%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.89%) BBC
4 1 (0.89%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.89%) Fintech
4 1 (0.89%) Graphic Design
4 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.89%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.86%) Windows
2 14 (12.50%) Android
3 10 (8.93%) Linux
4 4 (3.57%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (50.89%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (39.29%) Front End Development
3 37 (33.04%) Web Development
4 26 (23.21%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (21.43%) Product Management
6 14 (12.50%) Scrum
7 13 (11.61%) OO
8 11 (9.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (9.82%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (8.93%) E-Commerce
9 10 (8.93%) Web Design
10 8 (7.14%) Waterfall
11 7 (6.25%) MVC
11 7 (6.25%) TDD
11 7 (6.25%) V-Model
12 6 (5.36%) SEO
13 5 (4.46%) Cross-Browser Testing
14 4 (3.57%) Analytics
14 4 (3.57%) Time Management
15 3 (2.68%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (93.75%) JavaScript
2 29 (25.89%) TypeScript
3 26 (23.21%) PHP
4 14 (12.50%) Java
5 13 (11.61%) C++
5 13 (11.61%) Objective-C
5 13 (11.61%) XAML
6 10 (8.93%) Perl
7 5 (4.46%) C
7 5 (4.46%) SQL
8 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.68%) Python
9 2 (1.79%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.89%) ES6
10 1 (0.89%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 40 (35.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.89%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (11.61%) Adobe
2 3 (2.68%) Oracle
3 2 (1.79%) Google
4 1 (0.89%) DoubleClick
4 1 (0.89%) Intershop
4 1 (0.89%) Pegasus
4 1 (0.89%) Xamarin
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