The first table below looks at the demand for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 460 646 809
Rank change year-on-year
+186 +163
Permanent jobs citing LESS 493 183 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.18% 0.057%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.15% 0.45% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 431 161 53
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
42700 40453 45893
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 39.05% 39.81% 41.39%
Number of salaries quoted 36593 35317 40790
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
LESS
UK

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in England

LESS
Salary Trend in England

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

LESS Salary Trend in England

LESS
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LESS across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

LESS Salary Histogram in England

LESS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
London +82 304 £50,000 +11.11% 38
South East +47 68 £42,500 +30.76% 11
West Midlands - 33 £24,000 -
North West +15 27 £35,000 +16.66% 7
East of England +14 25 £45,000 +12.50% 6
South West +4 19 £40,000 +17.64% 3
Yorkshire -17 11 £32,000 -8.57% 2
East Midlands -11 6 £30,000 +5.26% 1
North East -5 1 £22,500 -13.46% 1
LESS
UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the 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.

1 947 (96.63%) CSS
2 903 (92.14%) JavaScript
3 900 (91.84%) HTML
4 703 (71.73%) HTML5
5 685 (69.90%) jQuery
6 629 (64.18%) Sass
7 602 (61.43%) CSS3
8 402 (41.02%) AngularJS
9 374 (38.16%) Backbone.js
10 351 (35.82%) MVC
11 332 (33.88%) Git (software)
12 331 (33.78%) PHP
13 305 (31.12%) TDD
14 297 (30.31%) Agile Software Development
15 274 (27.96%) OO
16 235 (23.98%) Node.js
17 214 (21.84%) Scrum
18 205 (20.92%) Web Development
19 201 (20.51%) Responsive Web Design
20 198 (20.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 192 (19.59%) Ajax
22 178 (18.16%) Jasmine
23 177 (18.06%) E-Commerce
24 175 (17.86%) .NET
25 165 (16.84%) Unit Testing
26 161 (16.43%) Degree
27 159 (16.22%) Photoshop
27 159 (16.22%) KnockoutJS
28 157 (16.02%) Subversion
29 144 (14.69%) MySQL

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the 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
1 235 (23.98%) Node.js
2 123 (12.55%) CMS
3 114 (11.63%) WordPress
4 95 (9.69%) Apache
5 54 (5.51%) Drupal
6 44 (4.49%) IIS
7 29 (2.96%) NServiceBus
8 27 (2.76%) Joomla!
9 26 (2.65%) nginx
10 22 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
11 17 (1.73%) Umbraco
12 16 (1.63%) Apache Solr
13 10 (1.02%) SAS
14 6 (0.61%) Confluence
14 6 (0.61%) GlassFish
15 5 (0.51%) TeamSite
15 5 (0.51%) ColdFusion
16 3 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
16 3 (0.31%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.31%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 159 (16.22%) Photoshop
2 37 (3.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 32 (3.27%) Fireworks
4 3 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (0.31%) InDesign
5 2 (0.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 25 (2.55%) Magento
2 24 (2.45%) Google Analytics
3 17 (1.73%) osCommerce
4 3 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.10%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 46 (4.69%) SaaS
2 42 (4.29%) GitHub
3 29 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.61%) PaaS
5 6 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.51%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.51%) CloudFront
6 5 (0.51%) Route 53
7 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.20%) Heroku
9 1 (0.10%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 100 (10.20%) HTTP
2 33 (3.37%) Internet
3 7 (0.71%) SSH
4 6 (0.61%) CTI
4 6 (0.61%) VoIP
5 3 (0.31%) FTP
6 1 (0.10%) SSL
6 1 (0.10%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (14.69%) MySQL
2 67 (6.84%) SQL Server
3 50 (5.10%) NoSQL
4 44 (4.49%) MongoDB
5 38 (3.88%) Relational Database
6 31 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 29 (2.96%) Azure SQL Database
7 29 (2.96%) RavenDB
8 24 (2.45%) Big Data
9 15 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (1.33%) Redis
11 11 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.41%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.31%) Data Mining
16 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
17 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database
17 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 332 (33.88%) Git (software)
2 178 (18.16%) Jasmine
3 157 (16.02%) Subversion
4 115 (11.73%) Grunt
5 67 (6.84%) Jenkins
6 58 (5.92%) Cucumber
7 57 (5.82%) Selenium
8 50 (5.10%) PhoneGap
9 49 (5.00%) Mocha
10 42 (4.29%) JUnit
11 39 (3.98%) Behat
12 33 (3.37%) Mercurial
12 33 (3.37%) Bower
13 31 (3.16%) Maven
14 29 (2.96%) ReSharper
14 29 (2.96%) TeamCity
14 29 (2.96%) NCrunch
15 28 (2.86%) PHPUnit
15 28 (2.86%) JIRA
16 27 (2.76%) Ant
General
1 141 (14.39%) Finance
2 91 (9.29%) Marketing
3 64 (6.53%) Retail
4 60 (6.12%) Games
5 51 (5.20%) Manufacturing
6 34 (3.47%) Advertising
7 20 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.63%) Publishing
9 6 (0.61%) Banking
10 4 (0.41%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.41%) Automotive
11 2 (0.20%) Electronics
11 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.10%) Front Office
12 1 (0.10%) Back Office
12 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 882 (90.00%) Developer
2 393 (40.10%) Front-End Developer
3 216 (22.04%) Web Developer
4 173 (17.65%) Senior Developer
5 99 (10.10%) JavaScript Developer
6 97 (9.90%) PHP Developer
7 79 (8.06%) UI Developer
8 77 (7.86%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 77 (7.86%) UI Programmer
9 70 (7.14%) .NET Developer
10 61 (6.22%) C# Developer
11 59 (6.02%) Front-End Web Developer
11 59 (6.02%) C# .NET Developer
12 41 (4.18%) Lead Developer
13 39 (3.98%) Junior
14 32 (3.27%) Junior Developer
15 30 (3.06%) Senior .NET Developer
16 29 (2.96%) ASP.NET Developer
17 28 (2.86%) Senior C# Developer
18 27 (2.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 947 (96.63%) CSS
2 900 (91.84%) HTML
3 703 (71.73%) HTML5
4 685 (69.90%) jQuery
5 629 (64.18%) Sass
6 602 (61.43%) CSS3
7 402 (41.02%) AngularJS
8 374 (38.16%) Backbone.js
9 198 (20.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 192 (19.59%) Ajax
11 175 (17.86%) .NET
12 159 (16.22%) KnockoutJS
13 133 (13.57%) JSON
14 132 (13.47%) Web Services
15 124 (12.65%) Ember.js
16 120 (12.24%) REST
17 117 (11.94%) XML
18 116 (11.84%) ASP.NET
19 112 (11.43%) XHTML
20 96 (9.80%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 101 (10.31%) Computer Science
2 98 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 81 (8.27%) Open Source
4 42 (4.29%) Social Media
5 30 (3.06%) W3C
6 22 (2.24%) Animation
6 22 (2.24%) Social Network
6 22 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.22%) Taxonomies
8 11 (1.12%) Mathematics
8 11 (1.12%) Visualisation
9 10 (1.02%) Inversion of Control
10 8 (0.82%) Graphic Design
10 8 (0.82%) Mobile Games
11 6 (0.61%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.61%) IVR
12 5 (0.51%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.51%) SCORM
12 5 (0.51%) E-Learning
12 5 (0.51%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 93 (9.49%) Apple iOS
2 90 (9.18%) Android
3 78 (7.96%) Linux
4 53 (5.41%) Windows
5 29 (2.96%) Windows Phone
6 16 (1.63%) UNIX
7 7 (0.71%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.51%) Debian
8 5 (0.51%) OpenBSD
8 5 (0.51%) FreeBSD
8 5 (0.51%) AIX
9 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.10%) CentOS
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.10%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (35.82%) MVC
2 305 (31.12%) TDD
3 297 (30.31%) Agile Software Development
4 274 (27.96%) OO
5 214 (21.84%) Scrum
6 205 (20.92%) Web Development
7 201 (20.51%) Responsive Web Design
8 177 (18.06%) E-Commerce
9 165 (16.84%) Unit Testing
10 140 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 119 (12.14%) Software Engineering
12 113 (11.53%) BDD
13 103 (10.51%) OOP
14 76 (7.76%) SEO
15 75 (7.65%) Kanban
16 71 (7.24%) Web Design
17 58 (5.92%) Mobile Application Development
18 56 (5.71%) Android Development
18 56 (5.71%) iOS Development
19 50 (5.10%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 903 (92.14%) JavaScript
2 331 (33.78%) PHP
3 135 (13.78%) Java
4 115 (11.73%) SQL
5 98 (10.00%) Python
6 97 (9.90%) C#
7 72 (7.35%) Ruby
8 50 (5.10%) ActionScript
9 41 (4.18%) Scala
10 40 (4.08%) PHP5
11 39 (3.98%) ActionScript 3.0
12 31 (3.16%) CoffeeScript
13 20 (2.04%) T-SQL
14 13 (1.33%) Perl
15 11 (1.12%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.02%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.92%) Erlang
18 8 (0.82%) Objective-C
18 8 (0.82%) PHP4
19 4 (0.41%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 161 (16.43%) Degree
2 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.20%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (7.86%) QA
2 7 (0.71%) WCAG
3 6 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (0.41%) Varnish
2 2 (0.20%) Docker
3 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (1.94%) Puppet
2 16 (1.63%) Vagrant
3 12 (1.22%) Capistrano
4 7 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.61%) Ansible
5 6 (0.61%) YUM
Vendors
1 84 (8.57%) Twitter
1 84 (8.57%) Adobe
2 80 (8.16%) Facebook
2 80 (8.16%) Google
3 67 (6.84%) Zend
4 30 (3.06%) Red Gate
5 29 (2.96%) Xamarin
6 20 (2.04%) SAP
6 20 (2.04%) Sencha
7 19 (1.94%) Oracle
8 8 (0.82%) Apple
9 7 (0.71%) Microsoft
10 6 (0.61%) Avaya
10 6 (0.61%) hybris
11 5 (0.51%) Omniture
11 5 (0.51%) Interwoven
11 5 (0.51%) CODA
11 5 (0.51%) JD Edwards
12 4 (0.41%) Eloqua
12 4 (0.41%) EPiServer
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