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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 404 485 669
Rank change year-on-year
+81 +184
Permanent jobs citing LESS 634 493 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.45% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.65% 1.16% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 544 428 163
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
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
38392 42588 40715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 37.66% 39.11% 40.13%
Number of salaries quoted 33078 36489 35462
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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
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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 +56 349 £50,999 +1.99% 65
South East +34 87 £38,000 -10.58% 12
West Midlands -1 49 £30,000 +25.00% 5
North West +17 45 £37,625 +7.50% 9
Yorkshire +14 30 £27,500 -14.06% 8
East of England +7 28 £37,000 -17.77% 7
South West -8 24 £37,500 -6.25% 1
East Midlands +10 14 £50,000 +66.66% 8
North East -5 6 £32,000 +42.22% 1
LESS
UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 1160 (94.23%) CSS
2 1145 (93.01%) JavaScript
3 1132 (91.96%) HTML
4 893 (72.54%) Sass
5 859 (69.78%) jQuery
6 780 (63.36%) HTML5
7 648 (52.64%) AngularJS
8 634 (51.50%) CSS3
9 506 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
10 390 (31.68%) User Experience
11 386 (31.36%) Git (software)
12 332 (26.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 317 (25.75%) PHP
13 317 (25.75%) MVC
14 294 (23.88%) OO
15 261 (21.20%) Backbone.js
16 252 (20.47%) TDD
17 250 (20.31%) Responsive Web Design
18 246 (19.98%) .NET
19 233 (18.93%) Node.js
20 211 (17.14%) E-Commerce
21 205 (16.65%) Photoshop
22 199 (16.17%) C#
23 198 (16.08%) CMS
24 195 (15.84%) Grunt
25 180 (14.62%) Scrum
26 177 (14.38%) SQL
27 173 (14.05%) KnockoutJS
28 172 (13.97%) Web Development
29 153 (12.43%) MySQL

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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
1 233 (18.93%) Node.js
2 198 (16.08%) CMS
3 100 (8.12%) WordPress
4 50 (4.06%) Drupal
5 45 (3.66%) Apache
6 34 (2.76%) nginx
7 32 (2.60%) Umbraco
8 23 (1.87%) IIS
9 20 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
10 17 (1.38%) Joomla!
11 15 (1.22%) Apache Solr
12 14 (1.14%) Jetty
13 13 (1.06%) ExpressionEngine
13 13 (1.06%) concrete5
14 11 (0.89%) NServiceBus
15 9 (0.73%) Sitefinity
15 9 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
16 8 (0.65%) Tomcat
17 7 (0.57%) Kentico
18 4 (0.32%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 205 (16.65%) Photoshop
2 57 (4.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 45 (3.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 40 (3.25%) MS Excel
5 19 (1.54%) OmniGraffle
6 18 (1.46%) Fireworks
7 12 (0.97%) InDesign
8 4 (0.32%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.081%) GIMP
9 1 (0.081%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.081%) MS Office
9 1 (0.081%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 44 (3.57%) Magento
2 1 (0.081%) MoSes
2 1 (0.081%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.081%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.081%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 80 (6.50%) GitHub
2 69 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (2.11%) SaaS
5 19 (1.54%) PaaS
6 13 (1.06%) Heroku
7 12 (0.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 10 (0.81%) Google Analytics
9 9 (0.73%) Firebase
10 6 (0.49%) Google App Engine
10 6 (0.49%) IaaS
10 6 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.32%) Office 365
13 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.081%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.081%) Rackspace Cloud
14 1 (0.081%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 88 (7.15%) HTTP
2 18 (1.46%) HTTPS
3 16 (1.30%) Internet
4 8 (0.65%) SSH
4 8 (0.65%) DNS
5 6 (0.49%) SSL
5 6 (0.49%) Intranet
6 5 (0.41%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.24%) VoIP
8 2 (0.16%) DHCP
8 2 (0.16%) SMS
9 1 (0.081%) CTI
9 1 (0.081%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (12.43%) MySQL
2 124 (10.07%) SQL Server
3 67 (5.44%) NoSQL
4 59 (4.79%) MongoDB
5 31 (2.52%) Redis
6 24 (1.95%) Big Data
7 21 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (1.71%) CouchDB
7 21 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (1.62%) RavenDB
9 18 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (1.14%) Riak
11 12 (0.97%) Relational Database
12 11 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (0.73%) Event Store
13 9 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (0.73%) Couchbase
14 7 (0.57%) Hadoop
15 6 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 5 (0.41%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 386 (31.36%) Git (software)
2 195 (15.84%) Grunt
3 143 (11.62%) Jasmine
4 110 (8.94%) Bower
5 108 (8.77%) Subversion
6 94 (7.64%) gulp
7 58 (4.71%) Visual Studio
8 45 (3.66%) Jenkins
9 42 (3.41%) Mocha
10 38 (3.09%) JIRA
11 34 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
12 31 (2.52%) Selenium
13 27 (2.19%) Cucumber
14 24 (1.95%) PHPUnit
15 23 (1.87%) Karma Test Runner
16 21 (1.71%) Axure RP
17 20 (1.62%) TeamCity
17 20 (1.62%) SpecFlow
18 19 (1.54%) Behat
18 19 (1.54%) NUnit
General
1 141 (11.45%) Finance
2 123 (9.99%) Marketing
3 49 (3.98%) Games
4 33 (2.68%) Retail
5 32 (2.60%) Banking
6 28 (2.27%) Law
7 22 (1.79%) Back Office
8 21 (1.71%) Publishing
9 20 (1.62%) Legal
9 20 (1.62%) Advertising
10 18 (1.46%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.65%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.57%) Front Office
14 6 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.24%) Arabic Language
15 3 (0.24%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.16%) Italian Language
17 1 (0.081%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1116 (90.66%) Developer
2 605 (49.15%) Front-End Developer
3 244 (19.82%) Web Developer
4 156 (12.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 117 (9.50%) Senior Developer
6 100 (8.12%) Front-End Web Developer
7 83 (6.74%) .NET Developer
8 72 (5.85%) UI Developer
9 62 (5.04%) UI Programmer
10 61 (4.96%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 60 (4.87%) PHP Developer
12 51 (4.14%) Designer
13 41 (3.33%) C# Developer
14 37 (3.01%) C# .NET Developer
15 34 (2.76%) Software Developer
16 30 (2.44%) Junior
16 30 (2.44%) Full Stack Developer
17 29 (2.36%) Junior Developer
18 26 (2.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 23 (1.87%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1160 (94.23%) CSS
2 1132 (91.96%) HTML
3 893 (72.54%) Sass
4 859 (69.78%) jQuery
5 780 (63.36%) HTML5
6 648 (52.64%) AngularJS
7 634 (51.50%) CSS3
8 332 (26.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 261 (21.20%) Backbone.js
10 246 (19.98%) .NET
11 173 (14.05%) KnockoutJS
12 152 (12.35%) Ajax
13 148 (12.02%) ASP.NET
14 129 (10.48%) JSON
15 115 (9.34%) Web Services
16 114 (9.26%) React
17 113 (9.18%) XHTML
18 112 (9.10%) REST
19 95 (7.72%) ASP.NET MVC
20 92 (7.47%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 390 (31.68%) User Experience
2 106 (8.61%) Mobile App
3 69 (5.61%) Computer Science
4 60 (4.87%) Visualisation
5 36 (2.92%) Blog
6 35 (2.84%) W3C
7 31 (2.52%) Social Media
8 30 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (1.87%) Inversion of Control
10 16 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.14%) Hedge funds
12 13 (1.06%) Wiki
12 13 (1.06%) Taxonomies
13 12 (0.97%) Smartphone
13 12 (0.97%) Digital Media
13 12 (0.97%) Algorithms
14 9 (0.73%) Animation
15 8 (0.65%) Podcast
16 7 (0.57%) Graphic Design
17 6 (0.49%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 87 (7.07%) Linux
2 50 (4.06%) Android
3 43 (3.49%) Windows
4 38 (3.09%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.38%) Ubuntu
6 14 (1.14%) UNIX
7 9 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.41%) CentOS
9 3 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 506 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
2 317 (25.75%) MVC
3 294 (23.88%) OO
4 252 (20.47%) TDD
5 250 (20.31%) Responsive Web Design
6 211 (17.14%) E-Commerce
7 180 (14.62%) Scrum
8 172 (13.97%) Web Development
9 151 (12.27%) Unit Testing
10 122 (9.91%) Continuous Integration
11 115 (9.34%) Web Design
12 104 (8.45%) BDD
13 102 (8.29%) Open Source
14 98 (7.96%) Software Engineering
15 65 (5.28%) OOP
16 64 (5.20%) Web Accessibility
17 61 (4.96%) SEO
18 52 (4.22%) Analytics
19 46 (3.74%) Mobile First
20 44 (3.57%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1145 (93.01%) JavaScript
2 317 (25.75%) PHP
3 199 (16.17%) C#
4 177 (14.38%) SQL
5 126 (10.24%) Java
6 54 (4.39%) Python
7 52 (4.22%) Ruby
8 40 (3.25%) CoffeeScript
8 40 (3.25%) TypeScript
8 40 (3.25%) T-SQL
9 26 (2.11%) PHP5
10 22 (1.79%) Scala
11 14 (1.14%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.73%) PowerShell
13 8 (0.65%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.65%) ActionScript
14 7 (0.57%) C++
15 6 (0.49%) C
16 5 (0.41%) SPARQL
16 5 (0.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 120 (9.75%) Degree
2 11 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.16%) MCP
4 1 (0.081%) HND
4 1 (0.081%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.081%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.39%) QA
2 20 (1.62%) WCAG
3 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.081%) WAI
System Software
1 34 (2.76%) Varnish
2 19 (1.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (1.71%) Puppet
2 15 (1.22%) Ansible
3 13 (1.06%) TeamSite
4 11 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.32%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.16%) Salt
7 1 (0.081%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 108 (8.77%) Adobe
2 91 (7.39%) Microsoft
3 64 (5.20%) Google
4 58 (4.71%) Facebook
5 57 (4.63%) Twitter
6 45 (3.66%) Zend
7 37 (3.01%) Oracle
8 13 (1.06%) Interwoven
9 11 (0.89%) FatWire
10 10 (0.81%) Red Gate
11 9 (0.73%) Sitecore
12 5 (0.41%) CODA
13 4 (0.32%) EPiServer
13 4 (0.32%) Apple
14 3 (0.24%) Assembla
14 3 (0.24%) IBM
15 2 (0.16%) SAP
15 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com
15 2 (0.16%) Sony
15 2 (0.16%) ESRI
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