The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 395 423 532
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +109
Permanent jobs citing LESS 650 682 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.72% 0.67% 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.85% 1.77% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 608 585 398
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.38% +6.42%
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
35215 38554 42040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 38.96% 37.76% 38.74%
Number of salaries quoted 30952 33225 35636
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the 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 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 28 August 2016.

LESS Salary Histogram in England

LESS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
London -3 331 £55,000 +4.76% 70
South East +59 129 £41,250 +8.55% 19
South West +41 54 £40,000 +7.38% 4
North West +27 52 £37,500 -6.25% 12
Yorkshire +32 29 £45,000 +50.00% 13
West Midlands -36 23 £30,000 - 5
East Midlands +10 16 £32,500 -35.00% 6
East of England +1 13 £43,750 -7.89% 4
North East +2 3 £37,500 +17.18% 2
LESS
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LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 England region with a requirement for LESS.

1 1329 (97.01%) JavaScript
2 1309 (95.55%) CSS
3 1269 (92.63%) HTML
4 1067 (77.88%) Sass
5 901 (65.77%) HTML5
6 789 (57.59%) AngularJS
7 741 (54.09%) CSS3
8 709 (51.75%) Agile Software Development
9 689 (50.29%) jQuery
10 643 (46.93%) Front End Development
11 479 (34.96%) Web Development
12 453 (33.07%) MVC
13 450 (32.85%) Git (software)
14 411 (30.00%) React
15 390 (28.47%) Node.js
16 388 (28.32%) User Experience
17 328 (23.94%) .NET
18 324 (23.65%) PHP
19 322 (23.50%) TDD
20 293 (21.39%) C#
21 279 (20.36%) Grunt
22 265 (19.34%) OO
23 261 (19.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 238 (17.37%) gulp
25 236 (17.23%) ASP.NET
26 230 (16.79%) Backbone.js
27 218 (15.91%) Scrum
28 217 (15.84%) KnockoutJS
29 216 (15.77%) Responsive Web Design
30 190 (13.87%) Finance

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 123 (8.98%) CMS
2 107 (7.81%) WordPress
3 37 (2.70%) Drupal
4 34 (2.48%) Umbraco
5 28 (2.04%) Apache
5 28 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
6 27 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
6 27 (1.97%) IIS
7 17 (1.24%) nginx
8 15 (1.09%) Confluence
9 12 (0.88%) JBoss
9 12 (0.88%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.88%) WildFly
10 9 (0.66%) NServiceBus
10 9 (0.66%) SharePoint
11 7 (0.51%) ExpressionEngine
12 6 (0.44%) Joomla!
13 4 (0.29%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.22%) Sitefinity
15 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 91 (6.64%) Photoshop
2 62 (4.53%) MS Excel
3 37 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
4 13 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.36%) GIMP
6 3 (0.22%) InDesign
7 2 (0.15%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.15%) InVision
Business Applications
1 40 (2.92%) Magento
2 9 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (0.15%) Odoo
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.073%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.073%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 84 (6.13%) GitHub
2 71 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 61 (4.45%) SaaS
5 25 (1.82%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.66%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.51%) Heroku
8 6 (0.44%) AdWords
8 6 (0.44%) MailChimp
9 5 (0.36%) PaaS
9 5 (0.36%) Trello
10 4 (0.29%) Office 365
11 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.22%) Google Tag Manager
12 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (4.16%) Internet
2 52 (3.80%) HTTP
3 35 (2.55%) Intranet
4 19 (1.39%) HTTPS
5 10 (0.73%) SSH
6 6 (0.44%) FTP
7 5 (0.36%) SMTP
8 4 (0.29%) DNS
8 4 (0.29%) DSL
8 4 (0.29%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
9 3 (0.22%) AMQP
9 3 (0.22%) SSL
10 2 (0.15%) DVB
10 2 (0.15%) Skype
11 1 (0.073%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 140 (10.22%) MySQL
3 77 (5.62%) MongoDB
4 63 (4.60%) NoSQL
5 54 (3.94%) Redis
6 47 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
7 34 (2.48%) Relational Database
8 33 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 32 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 29 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 28 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 28 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
12 17 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
13 14 (1.02%) MariaDB
14 12 (0.88%) Big Data
14 12 (0.88%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.80%) DocumentDB
16 8 (0.58%) RavenDB
17 7 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
18 5 (0.36%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 450 (32.85%) Git (software)
2 279 (20.36%) Grunt
3 238 (17.37%) gulp
4 159 (11.61%) Subversion
5 140 (10.22%) Jasmine
6 96 (7.01%) Visual Studio
7 91 (6.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 77 (5.62%) Mocha
9 74 (5.40%) Jenkins
10 65 (4.74%) JIRA
11 57 (4.16%) QUnit
12 55 (4.01%) Bower
13 51 (3.72%) Selenium
14 49 (3.58%) Karma Test Runner
15 48 (3.50%) webpack
16 27 (1.97%) Vagrant
17 24 (1.75%) Babel
17 24 (1.75%) NuGet
18 23 (1.68%) Bitbucket
18 23 (1.68%) JUnit
General
1 190 (13.87%) Finance
2 90 (6.57%) Law
3 86 (6.28%) Marketing
4 60 (4.38%) Games
5 31 (2.26%) Banking
6 21 (1.53%) Advertising
6 21 (1.53%) Retail
7 20 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.31%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.31%) Publishing
9 11 (0.80%) Multimedia
10 9 (0.66%) Legal
11 8 (0.58%) Military
12 5 (0.36%) Brand Awareness
13 4 (0.29%) Automotive
13 4 (0.29%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.22%) Electronics
14 3 (0.22%) Front Office
14 3 (0.22%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1262 (92.12%) Developer
2 598 (43.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 453 (33.07%) JavaScript Developer
4 250 (18.25%) HTML Developer
5 206 (15.04%) Web Developer
6 181 (13.21%) HTML CSS Developer
7 175 (12.77%) Senior Developer
8 163 (11.90%) Angular Developer
9 148 (10.80%) .NET Developer
10 123 (8.98%) C# Developer
11 112 (8.18%) UI Developer
12 111 (8.10%) PHP Developer
13 104 (7.59%) C# .NET Developer
13 104 (7.59%) Senior Front-End Developer
14 85 (6.20%) Full Stack Developer
15 75 (5.47%) ASP.NET Developer
16 74 (5.40%) Lead Developer
17 73 (5.33%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 66 (4.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 64 (4.67%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1309 (95.55%) CSS
2 1269 (92.63%) HTML
3 1067 (77.88%) Sass
4 901 (65.77%) HTML5
5 789 (57.59%) AngularJS
6 741 (54.09%) CSS3
7 689 (50.29%) jQuery
8 411 (30.00%) React
9 390 (28.47%) Node.js
10 328 (23.94%) .NET
11 261 (19.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 236 (17.23%) ASP.NET
13 230 (16.79%) Backbone.js
14 217 (15.84%) KnockoutJS
15 174 (12.70%) Ajax
16 145 (10.58%) ASP.NET MVC
17 139 (10.15%) JSON
18 130 (9.49%) Web Services
19 123 (8.98%) ASP.NET Web API
20 111 (8.10%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 388 (28.32%) User Experience
2 102 (7.45%) Mobile App
3 84 (6.13%) Computer Science
4 48 (3.50%) Fintech
5 39 (2.85%) Client/Server
6 32 (2.34%) Visualisation
7 31 (2.26%) iPad
8 25 (1.82%) Digital Media
9 22 (1.61%) Algorithms
9 22 (1.61%) Smartphone
10 20 (1.46%) Social Media
11 19 (1.39%) Data Integration
12 15 (1.09%) Data Structures
13 13 (0.95%) Blog
13 13 (0.95%) iPhone
13 13 (0.95%) Online Games
14 12 (0.88%) Social Network
15 11 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.80%) W3C
16 10 (0.73%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 109 (7.96%) Linux
2 63 (4.60%) Windows
3 52 (3.80%) Android
4 47 (3.43%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.24%) Ubuntu
6 14 (1.02%) Unix
7 13 (0.95%) CentOS
8 8 (0.58%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.22%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.15%) VMS
12 1 (0.073%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 709 (51.75%) Agile Software Development
2 643 (46.93%) Front End Development
3 479 (34.96%) Web Development
4 453 (33.07%) MVC
5 322 (23.50%) TDD
6 265 (19.34%) OO
7 218 (15.91%) Scrum
8 216 (15.77%) Responsive Web Design
9 145 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
10 137 (10.00%) E-Commerce
11 131 (9.56%) Unit Testing
12 118 (8.61%) OOP
13 107 (7.81%) Software Engineering
14 106 (7.74%) SOLID
15 102 (7.45%) BDD
16 98 (7.15%) Web Design
17 79 (5.77%) DevOps
18 75 (5.47%) SDLC
19 74 (5.40%) SEO
20 69 (5.04%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 1329 (97.01%) JavaScript
2 324 (23.65%) PHP
3 293 (21.39%) C#
4 178 (12.99%) SQL
5 143 (10.44%) Java
6 122 (8.91%) TypeScript
7 79 (5.77%) ES6
8 71 (5.18%) Python
9 58 (4.23%) Ruby
10 44 (3.21%) T-SQL
11 38 (2.77%) Scala
12 29 (2.12%) PL/SQL
12 29 (2.12%) XPath
13 17 (1.24%) Perl
13 17 (1.24%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.09%) C++
14 15 (1.09%) ECMAScript
15 14 (1.02%) C
16 11 (0.80%) Objective-C
17 10 (0.73%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 124 (9.05%) Degree
2 22 (1.61%) Security Cleared
3 10 (0.73%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.22%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.15%) MCSD
6 1 (0.073%) ISEB
6 1 (0.073%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (6.28%) QA
2 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.15%) WAI
4 1 (0.073%) WCAG
System Software
1 76 (5.55%) Docker
2 13 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.95%) Varnish
3 8 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.073%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (1.17%) Puppet
2 13 (0.95%) Ansible
2 13 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.73%) Packer
4 8 (0.58%) HAProxy
5 4 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 4 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.073%) cPanel
6 1 (0.073%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.073%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 123 (8.98%) Microsoft
2 90 (6.57%) Google
3 40 (2.92%) Zend
4 33 (2.41%) Sitecore
5 28 (2.04%) Adobe
6 23 (1.68%) Oracle
7 22 (1.61%) Twitter
8 21 (1.53%) Xamarin
9 16 (1.17%) EPiServer
9 16 (1.17%) Facebook
10 11 (0.80%) Rackspace
11 8 (0.58%) PayPal
12 7 (0.51%) Sencha
12 7 (0.51%) Sun
13 6 (0.44%) Ensighten
14 5 (0.36%) Apple
14 5 (0.36%) MEDITECH
14 5 (0.36%) Sage
14 5 (0.36%) Twilio
15 4 (0.29%) hybris
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