The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 151 156 148
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Permanent jobs citing LESS 4 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.13% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.33% 0.30% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 1
Average salary £37,500 £38,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
UK excluding London average salary £32,750 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-22.94% +21.42%
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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1215 1353 1149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 39.40% 41.33% 37.27%
Number of salaries quoted 886 866 801
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

LESS
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

LESS Salary Trend in Scotland

LESS
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
Edinburgh -3 4 £37,500 +7.14% 3
LESS
UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
2 9 (90.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (90.00%) HTML5
3 8 (80.00%) MVC
3 8 (80.00%) Sass
4 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (70.00%) TDD
5 4 (40.00%) jQuery
5 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (40.00%) CSS3
5 4 (40.00%) RESTful
5 4 (40.00%) User Experience
6 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (30.00%) UX Design
6 3 (30.00%) Subversion
6 3 (30.00%) C#
6 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (30.00%) Games
6 3 (30.00%) .NET
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (20.00%) PHP
7 2 (20.00%) VB
7 2 (20.00%) Java
7 2 (20.00%) Web Services
7 2 (20.00%) Python
7 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
7 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (20.00%) Node.js
2 1 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Subversion
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (10.00%) Grunt
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (30.00%) Games
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) PHP Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Junior .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
2 9 (90.00%) HTML5
3 8 (80.00%) Sass
4 4 (40.00%) CSS3
4 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 4 (40.00%) RESTful
5 3 (30.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (20.00%) Web Services
6 2 (20.00%) Backbone.js
7 1 (10.00%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (10.00%) Kendo UI
7 1 (10.00%) OOCSS
7 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (10.00%) XML
7 1 (10.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) User Experience
2 2 (20.00%) Xbox
3 1 (10.00%) Open Source
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) MVC
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (30.00%) UX Design
5 2 (20.00%) BDD
5 2 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (20.00%) Analytics
5 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (10.00%) OO PHP
6 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Web Development
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) OO
6 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) PHP
3 2 (20.00%) VB
3 2 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) PHP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe
1 1 (10.00%) Sun
1 1 (10.00%) Telerik
1 1 (10.00%) Zend
1 1 (10.00%) Twitter
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