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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 398 478 753
Rank change year-on-year
+80 +275
Permanent jobs citing LESS 606 433 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.44% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.65% 1.08% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 526 343 93
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
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
36633 40211 39463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 37.46% 40.90% 40.75%
Number of salaries quoted 31517 33729 34956
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,361 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.62% +4.96%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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
(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 -12 251 £50,000 +5.26% 41
Yorkshire +75 87 £27,500 -21.42% 5
South West +29 71 £32,500 -4.41% 5
South East -26 69 £45,000 +5.88% 7
North West +48 62 £29,000 +11.53% 8
West Midlands +6 32 £35,000 - 1
East of England +8 19 £40,000 -11.11% 5
East Midlands +32 8 £26,750 -40.55% 5
North East - 7 £31,500 - 7
LESS
UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 1118 (93.48%) JavaScript
1 1118 (93.48%) CSS
2 1085 (90.72%) HTML
3 852 (71.24%) jQuery
4 822 (68.73%) Sass
5 792 (66.22%) HTML5
6 609 (50.92%) CSS3
7 509 (42.56%) AngularJS
8 497 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
9 427 (35.70%) User Experience
10 415 (34.70%) Git (software)
11 352 (29.43%) PHP
12 318 (26.59%) MVC
13 294 (24.58%) Backbone.js
14 272 (22.74%) OO
15 269 (22.49%) TDD
16 259 (21.66%) E-Commerce
17 247 (20.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 244 (20.40%) Node.js
19 240 (20.07%) Responsive Web Design
20 236 (19.73%) .NET
21 231 (19.31%) Photoshop
22 210 (17.56%) SQL
23 207 (17.31%) MySQL
24 196 (16.39%) Linux
25 179 (14.97%) CMS
26 176 (14.72%) Subversion
27 175 (14.63%) C#
28 174 (14.55%) Scrum
29 169 (14.13%) Marketing

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
1 244 (20.40%) Node.js
2 179 (14.97%) CMS
3 128 (10.70%) WordPress
4 65 (5.43%) Drupal
5 63 (5.27%) Apache
6 51 (4.26%) concrete5
6 51 (4.26%) ExpressionEngine
6 51 (4.26%) nginx
7 39 (3.26%) Umbraco
8 38 (3.18%) IIS
9 24 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
10 19 (1.59%) Adobe CQ
11 17 (1.42%) Apache Solr
12 15 (1.25%) NServiceBus
13 14 (1.17%) TeamSite
14 13 (1.09%) WebSphere
15 12 (1.00%) Joomla!
16 9 (0.75%) SharePoint
16 9 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
17 7 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 231 (19.31%) Photoshop
2 99 (8.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 37 (3.09%) Fireworks
4 27 (2.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 21 (1.76%) MS Excel
6 10 (0.84%) InDesign
7 7 (0.59%) Adobe After Effects
8 6 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.25%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.084%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.084%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 88 (7.36%) Magento
2 9 (0.75%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.17%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.084%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.084%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 56 (4.68%) GitHub
2 44 (3.68%) SaaS
3 28 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (1.67%) Heroku
5 17 (1.42%) PaaS
6 13 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (1.09%) Google App Engine
7 10 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.50%) Rackspace Cloud
9 6 (0.50%) MailChimp
10 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.33%) IaaS
11 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.17%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.084%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 72 (6.02%) HTTP
2 10 (0.84%) Internet
3 7 (0.59%) Broadband
4 3 (0.25%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.25%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.17%) SSH
5 2 (0.17%) DHCP
5 2 (0.17%) DNS
6 1 (0.084%) Intranet
6 1 (0.084%) SSL
6 1 (0.084%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.084%) SMS
6 1 (0.084%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (17.31%) MySQL
2 137 (11.45%) SQL Server
3 68 (5.69%) NoSQL
4 65 (5.43%) MongoDB
5 34 (2.84%) Redis
6 21 (1.76%) RavenDB
6 21 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
7 18 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
9 15 (1.25%) Big Data
9 15 (1.25%) Relational Database
10 12 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (0.84%) Jackrabbit
12 8 (0.67%) Riak
13 7 (0.59%) CouchDB
14 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.42%) Triplestore
15 5 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 4 (0.33%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 415 (34.70%) Git (software)
2 176 (14.72%) Subversion
3 157 (13.13%) Jasmine
4 110 (9.20%) Grunt
5 71 (5.94%) Mocha
6 68 (5.69%) Jenkins
7 55 (4.60%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 50 (4.18%) Selenium
9 47 (3.93%) Cucumber
9 47 (3.93%) Bower
10 39 (3.26%) JIRA
11 38 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
12 29 (2.42%) Behat
13 28 (2.34%) Visual Studio
14 25 (2.09%) HttpUnit
15 24 (2.01%) Ant
16 23 (1.92%) TeamCity
17 20 (1.67%) Maven
18 18 (1.51%) Axure RP
19 17 (1.42%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 169 (14.13%) Marketing
2 141 (11.79%) Finance
3 84 (7.02%) Advertising
4 52 (4.35%) Retail
5 36 (3.01%) Games
6 18 (1.51%) Publishing
7 16 (1.34%) Legal
8 15 (1.25%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.17%) Law
10 12 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.00%) Banking
11 6 (0.50%) Back Office
11 6 (0.50%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.42%) Arabic Language
13 3 (0.25%) Automotive
14 2 (0.17%) Front Office
14 2 (0.17%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.17%) Billing
15 1 (0.084%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1077 (90.05%) Developer
2 494 (41.30%) Front-End Developer
3 242 (20.23%) Web Developer
4 145 (12.12%) JavaScript Developer
5 123 (10.28%) .NET Developer
6 122 (10.20%) Senior Developer
7 107 (8.95%) Front-End Web Developer
8 77 (6.44%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 75 (6.27%) PHP Developer
10 69 (5.77%) UI Developer
11 64 (5.35%) Designer
12 48 (4.01%) UI Programmer
13 46 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
13 46 (3.85%) C# Developer
14 36 (3.01%) Junior
15 31 (2.59%) Software Developer
16 29 (2.42%) UI Designer
16 29 (2.42%) UX Developer
16 29 (2.42%) Junior Developer
17 28 (2.34%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1118 (93.48%) CSS
2 1085 (90.72%) HTML
3 852 (71.24%) jQuery
4 822 (68.73%) Sass
5 792 (66.22%) HTML5
6 609 (50.92%) CSS3
7 509 (42.56%) AngularJS
8 294 (24.58%) Backbone.js
9 247 (20.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 236 (19.73%) .NET
11 164 (13.71%) Web Services
12 159 (13.29%) ASP.NET
13 154 (12.88%) KnockoutJS
14 143 (11.96%) Ajax
15 132 (11.04%) JSON
16 127 (10.62%) ASP.NET MVC
17 112 (9.36%) Ember.js
18 110 (9.20%) .NET Framework
18 110 (9.20%) REST
19 95 (7.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 427 (35.70%) User Experience
2 142 (11.87%) Mobile App
3 71 (5.94%) Open Source
4 58 (4.85%) Computer Science
5 33 (2.76%) Visualisation
6 31 (2.59%) W3C
7 27 (2.26%) Social Media
8 26 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (1.67%) Wiki
10 19 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (1.51%) Animation
12 17 (1.42%) RIA
13 16 (1.34%) Blog
13 16 (1.34%) Human Factors
13 16 (1.34%) BBC
14 15 (1.25%) GIS
15 14 (1.17%) Inversion of Control
16 13 (1.09%) Graphic Design
16 13 (1.09%) Social Network
17 12 (1.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 196 (16.39%) Linux
2 70 (5.85%) Android
3 67 (5.60%) Apple iOS
3 67 (5.60%) Windows
4 30 (2.51%) UNIX
5 13 (1.09%) Windows Phone
6 8 (0.67%) Ubuntu
7 7 (0.59%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.42%) CentOS
9 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.084%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (26.59%) MVC
3 272 (22.74%) OO
4 269 (22.49%) TDD
5 259 (21.66%) E-Commerce
6 240 (20.07%) Responsive Web Design
7 174 (14.55%) Scrum
8 147 (12.29%) Web Development
9 140 (11.71%) Unit Testing
10 128 (10.70%) Web Design
11 112 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
12 87 (7.27%) BDD
13 83 (6.94%) OO PHP
14 78 (6.52%) Mobile Application Development
15 71 (5.94%) OOP
16 65 (5.43%) Online Marketing
17 57 (4.77%) Digital Marketing
17 57 (4.77%) Kanban
18 56 (4.68%) SEO
19 43 (3.60%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1118 (93.48%) JavaScript
2 352 (29.43%) PHP
3 210 (17.56%) SQL
4 175 (14.63%) C#
5 143 (11.96%) Java
6 73 (6.10%) T-SQL
7 70 (5.85%) Ruby
8 66 (5.52%) Python
9 38 (3.18%) PHP5
10 28 (2.34%) TypeScript
11 18 (1.51%) CoffeeScript
12 16 (1.34%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.00%) Objective-C
13 12 (1.00%) Perl
14 11 (0.92%) Scala
15 9 (0.75%) C++
15 9 (0.75%) VB
16 7 (0.59%) XQuery
17 5 (0.42%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.42%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 123 (10.28%) Degree
2 15 (1.25%) VCP4
3 5 (0.42%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.084%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.01%) QA
2 19 (1.59%) WCAG
System Software
1 38 (3.18%) Varnish
2 12 (1.00%) Docker
3 2 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (2.34%) Puppet
2 16 (1.34%) Ansible
3 11 (0.92%) Vagrant
4 8 (0.67%) Graphite
5 4 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.17%) yum
6 2 (0.17%) Plesk
7 1 (0.084%) cPanel
Vendors
1 107 (8.95%) Adobe
2 106 (8.86%) Facebook
3 86 (7.19%) Twitter
4 84 (7.02%) Microsoft
5 77 (6.44%) Google
6 30 (2.51%) Zend
7 19 (1.59%) Oracle
8 15 (1.25%) IBM
9 14 (1.17%) Red Gate
9 14 (1.17%) Interwoven
10 13 (1.09%) Xamarin
11 10 (0.84%) EPiServer
11 10 (0.84%) Sitecore
11 10 (0.84%) New Relic
12 9 (0.75%) FatWire
13 6 (0.50%) Eloqua
13 6 (0.50%) Apple
13 6 (0.50%) Rackspace
14 4 (0.33%) Cisco
15 3 (0.25%) Omniture
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