The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 425 509 795
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +286
Permanent jobs citing LESS 591 390 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.39% 0.077%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.55% 0.94% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 521 284 77
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.42%
LESS
UK

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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
38147 41460 45758
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 36.83% 41.22% 42.53%
Number of salaries quoted 33048 35282 41065
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 0 287 £47,500 +5.55% 33
Yorkshire +56 76 £31,500 -10.00% 6
South East -16 68 £35,000 -20.45% 7
North West +38 64 £31,250 -10.71% 5
West Midlands - 42 £32,500 - 2
South West +22 41 £35,000 -6.66% 5
East of England -22 11 £40,000 +33.33%
East Midlands +18 1 £32,500 -27.77%
North East -15 1 £22,500 - 1
LESS
UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1051 (97.13%) CSS
2 1009 (93.25%) JavaScript
3 990 (91.50%) HTML
4 783 (72.37%) jQuery
5 754 (69.69%) Sass
6 745 (68.85%) HTML5
7 646 (59.70%) CSS3
8 470 (43.44%) AngularJS
9 464 (42.88%) Agile Software Development
10 394 (36.41%) User Experience
11 385 (35.58%) Git (software)
12 332 (30.68%) Backbone.js
13 302 (27.91%) MVC
14 299 (27.63%) PHP
15 290 (26.80%) TDD
16 258 (23.84%) Node.js
17 253 (23.38%) Responsive Web Design
18 246 (22.74%) OO
19 240 (22.18%) Photoshop
20 231 (21.35%) E-Commerce
21 225 (20.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 188 (17.38%) Subversion
23 186 (17.19%) MySQL
24 184 (17.01%) .NET
25 178 (16.45%) CMS
26 172 (15.90%) SQL
27 167 (15.43%) Scrum
28 166 (15.34%) Ajax
29 164 (15.16%) Marketing
30 157 (14.51%) KnockoutJS

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 258 (23.84%) Node.js
2 178 (16.45%) CMS
3 137 (12.66%) WordPress
4 67 (6.19%) Apache
5 54 (4.99%) Drupal
5 54 (4.99%) Umbraco
6 50 (4.62%) IIS
7 41 (3.79%) nginx
8 24 (2.22%) ExpressionEngine
9 23 (2.13%) concrete5
10 19 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
11 18 (1.66%) Adobe CQ
12 17 (1.57%) NServiceBus
13 16 (1.48%) SAS
14 15 (1.39%) TeamSite
15 14 (1.29%) Joomla!
16 13 (1.20%) WebSphere
17 10 (0.92%) SharePoint
17 10 (0.92%) Apache Solr
18 6 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 240 (22.18%) Photoshop
2 100 (9.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 31 (2.87%) Fireworks
4 30 (2.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 11 (1.02%) MS Excel
6 5 (0.46%) InDesign
7 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.092%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 57 (5.27%) Magento
2 6 (0.55%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.37%) osCommerce
3 4 (0.37%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.092%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 58 (5.36%) GitHub
2 43 (3.97%) SaaS
3 24 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (2.03%) PaaS
5 16 (1.48%) Heroku
6 13 (1.20%) Google App Engine
6 13 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.83%) MailChimp
9 4 (0.37%) IaaS
9 4 (0.37%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.18%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.092%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 63 (5.82%) HTTP
2 8 (0.74%) Broadband
2 8 (0.74%) Internet
3 5 (0.46%) CTI
3 5 (0.46%) VoIP
4 2 (0.18%) SSL
5 1 (0.092%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.092%) SSH
5 1 (0.092%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (17.19%) MySQL
2 86 (7.95%) SQL Server
3 62 (5.73%) NoSQL
4 54 (4.99%) MongoDB
5 22 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 20 (1.85%) Redis
7 17 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
7 17 (1.57%) RavenDB
8 16 (1.48%) Big Data
9 11 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (0.92%) Jackrabbit
11 5 (0.46%) Riak
11 5 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.28%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 385 (35.58%) Git (software)
2 188 (17.38%) Subversion
3 155 (14.33%) Jasmine
4 100 (9.24%) Grunt
5 58 (5.36%) Mocha
6 54 (4.99%) Jenkins
7 46 (4.25%) Bower
8 45 (4.16%) JIRA
8 45 (4.16%) Selenium
9 42 (3.88%) Cucumber
10 33 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 33 (3.05%) Behat
11 27 (2.50%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 26 (2.40%) Maven
13 23 (2.13%) Ant
14 22 (2.03%) Mercurial
15 21 (1.94%) Visual Studio
16 20 (1.85%) TeamCity
17 19 (1.76%) PHPUnit
18 18 (1.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 164 (15.16%) Marketing
2 116 (10.72%) Finance
3 75 (6.93%) Advertising
4 41 (3.79%) Retail
5 38 (3.51%) Games
6 16 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.20%) Publishing
8 9 (0.83%) Banking
9 8 (0.74%) Legal
9 8 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.65%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.37%) Law
12 4 (0.37%) Arabic Language
13 2 (0.18%) Automotive
13 2 (0.18%) Billing
14 1 (0.092%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.092%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 997 (92.14%) Developer
2 420 (38.82%) Front-End Developer
3 271 (25.05%) Web Developer
4 116 (10.72%) Senior Developer
4 116 (10.72%) JavaScript Developer
5 106 (9.80%) Front-End Web Developer
6 101 (9.33%) .NET Developer
6 101 (9.33%) PHP Developer
7 72 (6.65%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 64 (5.91%) UI Developer
9 54 (4.99%) Junior
10 48 (4.44%) Junior Developer
11 47 (4.34%) UI Programmer
12 45 (4.16%) C# .NET Developer
12 45 (4.16%) C# Developer
13 38 (3.51%) Designer
14 30 (2.77%) Junior Web Developer
15 25 (2.31%) Lead Developer
16 21 (1.94%) ASP.NET Developer
16 21 (1.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1051 (97.13%) CSS
2 990 (91.50%) HTML
3 783 (72.37%) jQuery
4 754 (69.69%) Sass
5 745 (68.85%) HTML5
6 646 (59.70%) CSS3
7 470 (43.44%) AngularJS
8 332 (30.68%) Backbone.js
9 225 (20.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 184 (17.01%) .NET
11 166 (15.34%) Ajax
12 157 (14.51%) KnockoutJS
13 146 (13.49%) JSON
14 142 (13.12%) Web Services
15 110 (10.17%) ASP.NET
16 109 (10.07%) XML
17 108 (9.98%) REST
18 106 (9.80%) .NET Framework
19 94 (8.69%) RESTful
19 94 (8.69%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 394 (36.41%) User Experience
2 109 (10.07%) Mobile App
3 85 (7.86%) Open Source
4 70 (6.47%) Computer Science
5 29 (2.68%) Social Media
6 26 (2.40%) W3C
7 23 (2.13%) Animation
8 22 (2.03%) BBC
8 22 (2.03%) Visualisation
9 20 (1.85%) Graphic Design
10 19 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (1.48%) Mathematics
12 15 (1.39%) GIS
12 15 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.92%) Mobile Games
13 10 (0.92%) Video Editing
14 9 (0.83%) Semantic Web
15 8 (0.74%) Human Factors
15 8 (0.74%) Social Network
15 8 (0.74%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 150 (13.86%) Linux
2 78 (7.21%) Android
3 76 (7.02%) Apple iOS
4 72 (6.65%) Windows
5 20 (1.85%) UNIX
6 17 (1.57%) Windows Phone
7 13 (1.20%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.74%) Debian
8 8 (0.74%) OpenBSD
8 8 (0.74%) AIX
8 8 (0.74%) FreeBSD
9 3 (0.28%) CentOS
10 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (42.88%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (27.91%) MVC
3 290 (26.80%) TDD
4 253 (23.38%) Responsive Web Design
5 246 (22.74%) OO
6 231 (21.35%) E-Commerce
7 167 (15.43%) Scrum
8 126 (11.65%) Unit Testing
9 123 (11.37%) Web Development
10 122 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
11 121 (11.18%) Web Design
12 103 (9.52%) BDD
13 70 (6.47%) Kanban
14 63 (5.82%) OOP
15 60 (5.55%) Mobile Application Development
16 57 (5.27%) OO PHP
17 55 (5.08%) SEO
18 54 (4.99%) Software Engineering
19 36 (3.33%) SOA
20 35 (3.23%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1009 (93.25%) JavaScript
2 299 (27.63%) PHP
3 172 (15.90%) SQL
4 136 (12.57%) Java
5 135 (12.48%) C#
6 91 (8.41%) Ruby
7 84 (7.76%) Python
8 55 (5.08%) T-SQL
9 53 (4.90%) PHP5
10 19 (1.76%) Scala
11 18 (1.66%) Perl
12 15 (1.39%) ActionScript
13 14 (1.29%) Bash Shell
14 13 (1.20%) ActionScript 3.0
15 11 (1.02%) C++
16 10 (0.92%) CoffeeScript
17 9 (0.83%) Objective-C
18 7 (0.65%) TypeScript
18 7 (0.65%) ActionScript 2.0
19 6 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 140 (12.94%) Degree
2 5 (0.46%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.092%) MCP
3 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.092%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.092%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.092%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.40%) QA
2 17 (1.57%) WCAG
3 5 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.092%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.092%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 25 (2.31%) Varnish
2 4 (0.37%) Docker
3 1 (0.092%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (1.57%) Puppet
2 11 (1.02%) Ansible
3 6 (0.55%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.46%) Graphite
5 4 (0.37%) Plesk
6 3 (0.28%) yum
6 3 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.092%) cPanel
Vendors
1 135 (12.48%) Adobe
2 78 (7.21%) Facebook
3 68 (6.28%) Google
4 61 (5.64%) Twitter
5 58 (5.36%) Microsoft
6 43 (3.97%) Zend
7 17 (1.57%) Red Gate
7 17 (1.57%) Xamarin
8 15 (1.39%) Interwoven
9 14 (1.29%) IBM
10 13 (1.20%) Oracle
11 12 (1.11%) Eloqua
11 12 (1.11%) EPiServer
12 7 (0.65%) Sitecore
13 5 (0.46%) Avaya
13 5 (0.46%) FatWire
14 4 (0.37%) Cisco
14 4 (0.37%) Sencha
15 3 (0.28%) New Relic
15 3 (0.28%) Yahoo!
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