The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 82 93 105
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +12
Permanent jobs citing LESS 11 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.88% 0.66% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.84% 1.79% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 3
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -17.64%
LESS
Scotland

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 Edinburgh region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
387 504 539
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 30.79% 37.03% 38.20%
Number of salaries quoted 285 374 358
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,731 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

LESS
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

LESS Salary Trend in Edinburgh

LESS
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LESS across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

LESS Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 28 (100.00%) HTML
1 28 (100.00%) CSS
2 24 (85.71%) HTML5
3 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (71.43%) JavaScript
4 20 (71.43%) Sass
5 14 (50.00%) CSS3
6 13 (46.43%) TDD
6 13 (46.43%) AngularJS
7 12 (42.86%) Git (software)
7 12 (42.86%) Unit Testing
7 12 (42.86%) MVC
8 11 (39.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (35.71%) RESTful
10 8 (28.57%) Open Source
10 8 (28.57%) Photoshop
10 8 (28.57%) QA
10 8 (28.57%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (25.00%) Banking
11 7 (25.00%) Content Management
11 7 (25.00%) Marketing
11 7 (25.00%) CMS
11 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 7 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (21.43%) SaaS
12 6 (21.43%) Grunt
12 6 (21.43%) Front End Development
12 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
12 6 (21.43%) Finance
13 5 (17.86%) jQuery

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 7 (25.00%) CMS
2 3 (10.71%) Node.js
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Adobe Illustrator
1 8 (28.57%) Photoshop
2 2 (7.14%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) SaaS
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 6 (21.43%) Grunt
3 4 (14.29%) gulp
3 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.71%) Eclipse
5 2 (7.14%) Axure RP
5 2 (7.14%) Maven
5 2 (7.14%) WebStorm
6 1 (3.57%) Checkstyle
6 1 (3.57%) FindBugs
6 1 (3.57%) Mercurial
6 1 (3.57%) ReSharper
6 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.00%) Banking
1 7 (25.00%) Marketing
2 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.71%) Games
4 1 (3.57%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) Designer
2 8 (28.57%) UI Designer
3 7 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Angular Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Graphic Designer
4 6 (21.43%) Web Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (14.29%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (7.14%) JavaScript Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) UI Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Integration Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Web Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Systems Developer
8 1 (3.57%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (100.00%) CSS
1 28 (100.00%) HTML
2 24 (85.71%) HTML5
3 20 (71.43%) Sass
4 14 (50.00%) CSS3
5 13 (46.43%) AngularJS
6 11 (39.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 10 (35.71%) RESTful
8 5 (17.86%) jQuery
9 3 (10.71%) HTML5 Boilerplate
9 3 (10.71%) OOCSS
9 3 (10.71%) React
10 2 (7.14%) .NET
10 2 (7.14%) Backbone.js
10 2 (7.14%) D3.js
10 2 (7.14%) Ember.js
10 2 (7.14%) Web Components
11 1 (3.57%) JAX-WS
11 1 (3.57%) Modernizr
11 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) User Experience
2 4 (14.29%) Graphic Design
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Internet of Things
3 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Android
2 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) TDD
3 12 (42.86%) MVC
3 12 (42.86%) Unit Testing
4 8 (28.57%) Open Source
5 7 (25.00%) Content Management
5 7 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (21.43%) Front End Development
7 5 (17.86%) Mobile First
8 4 (14.29%) Code Coverage
8 4 (14.29%) OO
9 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Content Management
9 3 (10.71%) Progressive Enhancement
9 3 (10.71%) SDLC
9 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
9 3 (10.71%) Web Design
9 3 (10.71%) Web Development
10 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
10 2 (7.14%) DevOps
10 2 (7.14%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Ansible
2 1 (3.57%) HP Fortify
2 1 (3.57%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Adobe
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Twitter