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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 383 497 648
Rank change year-on-year
+114 +151
Permanent jobs citing LESS 694 458 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.43% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.81% 1.11% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 592 385 172
Average salary £47,500 £43,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.82% +1.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
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
38421 41313 39919
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 37.58% 38.56% 40.15%
Number of salaries quoted 33157 35020 34727
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
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 28 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 28 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
(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 +103 396 £52,500 +5.00% 56
South East +35 101 £38,000 -5.00% 18
West Midlands +19 59 £30,000 +39.53% 3
North West +18 44 £40,000 +14.28% 14
Yorkshire +21 30 £31,250 -7.40% 15
East of England -6 21 £42,500 -5.55% 4
South West -15 21 £37,500 +7.14% 3
East Midlands +10 15 £50,000 +5.26%
North East - 4 £32,000 - 2
LESS
UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 1189 (95.73%) CSS
2 1154 (92.91%) JavaScript
3 1145 (92.19%) HTML
4 920 (74.07%) Sass
5 859 (69.16%) jQuery
6 774 (62.32%) HTML5
7 692 (55.72%) AngularJS
8 644 (51.85%) CSS3
9 507 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
10 397 (31.96%) User Experience
11 385 (31.00%) Git (software)
12 335 (26.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 323 (26.01%) MVC
14 296 (23.83%) PHP
15 294 (23.67%) Backbone.js
16 287 (23.11%) OO
17 270 (21.74%) TDD
18 257 (20.69%) Responsive Web Design
19 246 (19.81%) Node.js
20 235 (18.92%) .NET
21 222 (17.87%) Grunt
22 214 (17.23%) E-Commerce
23 190 (15.30%) Scrum
24 187 (15.06%) CMS
24 187 (15.06%) SQL
24 187 (15.06%) Photoshop
25 184 (14.81%) C#
26 181 (14.57%) KnockoutJS
27 175 (14.09%) Web Development
28 162 (13.04%) MySQL

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 246 (19.81%) Node.js
2 187 (15.06%) CMS
3 93 (7.49%) WordPress
4 55 (4.43%) Apache
5 41 (3.30%) Drupal
6 40 (3.22%) nginx
7 27 (2.17%) Umbraco
8 21 (1.69%) IIS
9 17 (1.37%) Joomla!
10 15 (1.21%) Jetty
11 12 (0.97%) Tomcat
11 12 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (0.89%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.56%) NServiceBus
15 6 (0.48%) Kentico
16 5 (0.40%) Sitefinity
16 5 (0.40%) concrete5
16 5 (0.40%) ExpressionEngine
16 5 (0.40%) Confluence
Applications
1 187 (15.06%) Photoshop
2 52 (4.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 44 (3.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 35 (2.82%) MS Excel
5 15 (1.21%) OmniGraffle
6 14 (1.13%) Fireworks
7 10 (0.81%) InDesign
8 1 (0.081%) GIMP
8 1 (0.081%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 43 (3.46%) Magento
2 1 (0.081%) MoSes
2 1 (0.081%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.081%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 82 (6.60%) GitHub
2 76 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (2.33%) SaaS
4 26 (2.09%) PaaS
5 21 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 19 (1.53%) Heroku
7 17 (1.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 10 (0.81%) Google App Engine
8 10 (0.81%) IaaS
8 10 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.56%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.40%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.32%) Office 365
12 4 (0.32%) Firebase
13 1 (0.081%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 91 (7.33%) HTTP
2 29 (2.33%) HTTPS
3 20 (1.61%) Internet
4 13 (1.05%) DNS
5 11 (0.89%) SSL
6 10 (0.81%) SSH
7 6 (0.48%) Intranet
8 4 (0.32%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.24%) VoIP
10 2 (0.16%) DHCP
10 2 (0.16%) Telnet
11 1 (0.081%) Wireless
11 1 (0.081%) MVNO
11 1 (0.081%) CTI
11 1 (0.081%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (13.04%) MySQL
2 103 (8.29%) SQL Server
3 72 (5.80%) NoSQL
4 64 (5.15%) MongoDB
5 35 (2.82%) Redis
6 34 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
7 32 (2.58%) Big Data
8 23 (1.85%) Riak
9 15 (1.21%) CouchDB
10 14 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (1.13%) RavenDB
11 12 (0.97%) Relational Database
12 8 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.64%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.64%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.56%) Couchbase
13 7 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (0.56%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 385 (31.00%) Git (software)
2 222 (17.87%) Grunt
3 147 (11.84%) Jasmine
4 118 (9.50%) Bower
5 115 (9.26%) Subversion
6 112 (9.02%) gulp
7 55 (4.43%) Visual Studio
8 42 (3.38%) Jenkins
9 39 (3.14%) Mocha
10 35 (2.82%) JIRA
11 34 (2.74%) Karma Test Runner
12 33 (2.66%) Selenium
12 33 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
13 25 (2.01%) Cucumber
13 25 (2.01%) Maven
14 22 (1.77%) PHPUnit
15 20 (1.61%) SpecFlow
15 20 (1.61%) Behat
16 19 (1.53%) NUnit
17 17 (1.37%) QUnit
General
1 126 (10.14%) Finance
2 111 (8.94%) Marketing
3 61 (4.91%) Games
4 42 (3.38%) Retail
5 41 (3.30%) Banking
6 36 (2.90%) Law
7 18 (1.45%) Legal
7 18 (1.45%) Back Office
7 18 (1.45%) Advertising
7 18 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.21%) Publishing
9 10 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
12 6 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.40%) Front Office
14 3 (0.24%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.16%) Arabic Language
15 2 (0.16%) Automotive
15 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1115 (89.77%) Developer
2 613 (49.36%) Front-End Developer
3 246 (19.81%) Web Developer
4 150 (12.08%) JavaScript Developer
5 120 (9.66%) Senior Developer
6 105 (8.45%) Front-End Web Developer
7 86 (6.92%) UI Developer
8 76 (6.12%) UI Programmer
9 63 (5.07%) .NET Developer
10 62 (4.99%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 61 (4.91%) PHP Developer
12 43 (3.46%) Designer
13 36 (2.90%) C# Developer
14 32 (2.58%) Junior
14 32 (2.58%) Software Developer
14 32 (2.58%) Junior Developer
14 32 (2.58%) C# .NET Developer
15 30 (2.42%) Applications Developer
16 29 (2.33%) Full Stack Developer
17 28 (2.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1189 (95.73%) CSS
2 1145 (92.19%) HTML
3 920 (74.07%) Sass
4 859 (69.16%) jQuery
5 774 (62.32%) HTML5
6 692 (55.72%) AngularJS
7 644 (51.85%) CSS3
8 335 (26.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 294 (23.67%) Backbone.js
10 235 (18.92%) .NET
11 181 (14.57%) KnockoutJS
12 159 (12.80%) Ajax
13 136 (10.95%) React
14 132 (10.63%) ASP.NET
15 123 (9.90%) JSON
16 118 (9.50%) REST
17 105 (8.45%) Web Services
18 104 (8.37%) XHTML
19 95 (7.65%) Ember.js
20 84 (6.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 397 (31.96%) User Experience
2 105 (8.45%) Mobile App
3 92 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 64 (5.15%) Visualisation
5 33 (2.66%) W3C
6 31 (2.50%) Social Media
6 31 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (2.42%) Blog
8 21 (1.69%) Inversion of Control
9 16 (1.29%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.21%) Graphic Design
11 13 (1.05%) Digital Media
12 12 (0.97%) Taxonomies
12 12 (0.97%) Algorithms
13 11 (0.89%) Smartphone
14 10 (0.81%) iPad
14 10 (0.81%) iPhone
15 8 (0.64%) Animation
15 8 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 76 (6.12%) Linux
2 61 (4.91%) Android
3 45 (3.62%) Windows
4 43 (3.46%) Apple iOS
5 18 (1.45%) Ubuntu
6 14 (1.13%) UNIX
7 7 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.48%) CentOS
9 3 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (26.01%) MVC
3 287 (23.11%) OO
4 270 (21.74%) TDD
5 257 (20.69%) Responsive Web Design
6 214 (17.23%) E-Commerce
7 190 (15.30%) Scrum
8 175 (14.09%) Web Development
9 138 (11.11%) Unit Testing
10 127 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
11 108 (8.70%) Software Engineering
12 105 (8.45%) Web Design
13 102 (8.21%) Open Source
14 100 (8.05%) BDD
15 65 (5.23%) Web Accessibility
16 60 (4.83%) OOP
17 59 (4.75%) SEO
18 52 (4.19%) Kanban
19 50 (4.03%) Analytics
20 46 (3.70%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 1154 (92.91%) JavaScript
2 296 (23.83%) PHP
3 187 (15.06%) SQL
4 184 (14.81%) C#
5 126 (10.14%) Java
6 67 (5.39%) Python
7 61 (4.91%) Ruby
8 36 (2.90%) CoffeeScript
9 35 (2.82%) TypeScript
10 29 (2.33%) T-SQL
11 26 (2.09%) Scala
12 23 (1.85%) Shell Script
13 21 (1.69%) PHP5
14 10 (0.81%) C
15 8 (0.64%) ActionScript
16 7 (0.56%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.56%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.56%) Clojure
17 6 (0.48%) C++
18 5 (0.40%) Go
Qualifications
1 138 (11.11%) Degree
2 10 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (0.32%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.16%) MCP
5 1 (0.081%) HND
5 1 (0.081%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.081%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.59%) QA
2 16 (1.29%) WCAG
3 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.081%) WAI
System Software
1 34 (2.74%) Varnish
2 18 (1.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (1.69%) Puppet
2 15 (1.21%) Ansible
3 11 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.81%) TeamSite
5 7 (0.56%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.32%) Salt
7 1 (0.081%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 105 (8.45%) Adobe
2 76 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 52 (4.19%) Google
4 45 (3.62%) Zend
5 39 (3.14%) Twitter
6 34 (2.74%) Facebook
6 34 (2.74%) Oracle
7 10 (0.81%) Interwoven
8 8 (0.64%) FatWire
8 8 (0.64%) Sitecore
9 7 (0.56%) Red Gate
10 5 (0.40%) CODA
11 4 (0.32%) IBM
11 4 (0.32%) SaltStack
12 3 (0.24%) Assembla
12 3 (0.24%) Apple
12 3 (0.24%) SAP
13 2 (0.16%) Sony
13 2 (0.16%) ESRI
13 2 (0.16%) OpenText
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + BENEFITS + BONUSES
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £48000 Per Annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
set2recruit
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lea Consultancy Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Lea Consultancy Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheshire
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Kingfisher Recruitment Specialists Limited
Salary: Parking, Interesting Work, Flexi
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: package
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday