The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank - 98 79
Permanent jobs citing LESS 0 4 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent - 0.38% 2.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.76% 5.95%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 30
Average salary - £33,250 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -24.43%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -17.64%
LESS
South East

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 Kent region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
495 526 538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 45.16% 50.58% 46.86%
Number of salaries quoted 432 479 464
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,950 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LESS across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

LESS
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LESS across the Kent region.

LESS Salary Trend in Kent

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Kent 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 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) jQuery
1 9 (100.00%) Sass
2 8 (88.89%) Backbone.js
2 8 (88.89%) KnockoutJS
2 8 (88.89%) Jasmine
2 8 (88.89%) HTML5
2 8 (88.89%) Karma Test Runner
2 8 (88.89%) Handlebars
3 7 (77.78%) .NET
3 7 (77.78%) SQL
4 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (66.67%) SaaS
4 6 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (55.56%) Scrum
5 5 (55.56%) Degree
5 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
5 5 (55.56%) QA
5 5 (55.56%) MVC
6 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
6 4 (44.44%) Grunt
6 4 (44.44%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
8 2 (22.22%) SDLC
8 2 (22.22%) Front End Development
8 2 (22.22%) Web Development
8 2 (22.22%) Ajax
9 1 (11.11%) Google

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Kent 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 1 (11.11%) CMS
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) SaaS
2 1 (11.11%) Google Analytics
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
1 1 (11.11%) SSL
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Jasmine
1 8 (88.89%) Karma Test Runner
2 4 (44.44%) Grunt
3 1 (11.11%) Fiddler
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
1 9 (100.00%) Web Developer
2 6 (66.67%) Applications Developer
2 6 (66.67%) Web Applications Developer
3 5 (55.56%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (22.22%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) jQuery
1 9 (100.00%) Sass
2 8 (88.89%) Backbone.js
2 8 (88.89%) Handlebars
2 8 (88.89%) HTML5
2 8 (88.89%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (77.78%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) Ajax
5 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
3 4 (44.44%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (11.11%) Blog
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) MVC
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) Front End Development
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) Web Development
6 1 (11.11%) Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) BDD
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) Expense Management
6 1 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (11.11%) Open Source
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (11.11%) SOLID
6 1 (11.11%) Time Management
6 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Google
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Rackspace