The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 84 78 76
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Permanent jobs citing LESS 3 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.38% 0.94% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.70% 1.85% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 2
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £29,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +19.65%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -17.64%
LESS
Oxfordshire

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 Oxford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
426 378 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 54.13% 50.60% 44.26%
Number of salaries quoted 360 318 286
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

LESS
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

LESS Salary Trend in Oxford

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 19 (100.00%) HTML
1 19 (100.00%) CSS
1 19 (100.00%) Sass
2 18 (94.74%) Front End Development
2 18 (94.74%) JavaScript
3 13 (68.42%) jQuery
3 13 (68.42%) HTML5
3 13 (68.42%) CSS3
4 12 (63.16%) User Experience
5 11 (57.89%) Drupal
6 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (52.63%) Git (software)
7 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (42.11%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (36.84%) Marketing
9 7 (36.84%) REST
9 7 (36.84%) Photoshop
10 6 (31.58%) Publishing
10 6 (31.58%) Migration
10 6 (31.58%) LAMP
10 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
10 6 (31.58%) .NET
10 6 (31.58%) PHP
10 6 (31.58%) Open Source
10 6 (31.58%) Social Media
10 6 (31.58%) Alfresco
10 6 (31.58%) Unit Testing
10 6 (31.58%) Integration Testing
10 6 (31.58%) Facebook
10 6 (31.58%) MarkLogic

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 11 (57.89%) Drupal
2 6 (31.58%) Alfresco
3 5 (26.32%) WordPress
4 4 (21.05%) CMS
5 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.26%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) GitHub
2 1 (5.26%) Google Analytics
2 1 (5.26%) Heroku
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) MarkLogic
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.26%) Redis
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Grunt
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (36.84%) Marketing
2 6 (31.58%) Publishing
3 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (63.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 11 (57.89%) UI Developer
4 7 (36.84%) Web Developer
5 6 (31.58%) Drupal Developer
5 6 (31.58%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (31.58%) HTML CSS Developer
5 6 (31.58%) HTML Developer
5 6 (31.58%) Web UI Developer
6 5 (26.32%) UI/UX Developer
6 5 (26.32%) UX Developer
7 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce Developer
7 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce Web Developer
7 4 (21.05%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
8 1 (5.26%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) CSS
1 19 (100.00%) HTML
1 19 (100.00%) Sass
2 13 (68.42%) CSS3
2 13 (68.42%) HTML5
2 13 (68.42%) jQuery
3 7 (36.84%) REST
4 6 (31.58%) .NET
4 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
4 6 (31.58%) LAMP
4 6 (31.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (31.58%) Zurb Foundation
5 5 (26.32%) AngularJS
5 5 (26.32%) WinForms
6 4 (21.05%) Backbone.js
7 3 (15.79%) Ajax
7 3 (15.79%) JSON
7 3 (15.79%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
8 1 (5.26%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 12 (63.16%) User Experience
2 6 (31.58%) Social Media
3 3 (15.79%) W3C
4 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Front End Development
2 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (42.11%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (31.58%) Integration Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Migration
5 6 (31.58%) Open Source
5 6 (31.58%) Unit Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
6 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
6 4 (21.05%) OO
6 4 (21.05%) TDD
7 1 (5.26%) Analytics
7 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (5.26%) MVC
7 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.26%) SEO
7 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) JavaScript
2 6 (31.58%) PHP
3 2 (10.53%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Facebook
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Xamarin
3 1 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) Sitecore