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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 152 137 162
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +25
Permanent jobs citing LESS 11 21 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.38% 0.67% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.04% 1.80% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4 18 7
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £39,250 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1053 1166 1518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 36.64% 37.11% 38.24%
Number of salaries quoted 635 713 1065
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LESS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

LESS Salary Histogram 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 29 April 2016. 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
Glasgow -11 7 £40,000 - 3
Edinburgh +1 3 £38,500 -3.75% 1
Stirling - 1 - -
LESS
UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 41 (100.00%) HTML
1 41 (100.00%) CSS
2 34 (82.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 32 (78.05%) JavaScript
3 32 (78.05%) Sass
4 27 (65.85%) Grunt
5 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (60.98%) User Experience
7 24 (58.54%) HTML5
8 21 (51.22%) Bower
9 18 (43.90%) AngularJS
9 18 (43.90%) Responsive Web Design
10 17 (41.46%) CSS3
10 17 (41.46%) jQuery
11 15 (36.59%) gulp
12 14 (34.15%) Backbone.js
12 14 (34.15%) CMS
12 14 (34.15%) Web Development
13 13 (31.71%) Web Design
13 13 (31.71%) Ember.js
14 12 (29.27%) Git (software)
14 12 (29.27%) Scrum
14 12 (29.27%) Ajax
15 11 (26.83%) Content Management
15 11 (26.83%) Time Management
15 11 (26.83%) Web Accessibility
15 11 (26.83%) Functional Testing
15 11 (26.83%) Front End Development
16 9 (21.95%) Photoshop
17 8 (19.51%) Software Engineering

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 14 (34.15%) CMS
2 4 (9.76%) Drupal
2 4 (9.76%) Node.js
3 3 (7.32%) Umbraco
4 2 (4.88%) Apache
5 1 (2.44%) IIS
5 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Photoshop
2 7 (17.07%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (4.88%) InDesign
4 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) SaaS
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) MySQL
2 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (65.85%) Grunt
2 21 (51.22%) Bower
3 15 (36.59%) gulp
4 12 (29.27%) Git (software)
5 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
6 3 (7.32%) Eclipse
7 2 (4.88%) Axure RP
7 2 (4.88%) Maven
7 2 (4.88%) WebStorm
8 1 (2.44%) Checkstyle
8 1 (2.44%) FindBugs
8 1 (2.44%) ReSharper
8 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (12.20%) Marketing
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (80.49%) Developer
2 16 (39.02%) UI Developer
3 8 (19.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 6 (14.63%) Designer
4 6 (14.63%) UI Designer
4 6 (14.63%) Web Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Graphic Designer
6 4 (9.76%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (9.76%) Senior Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Drupal Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Web Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.88%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) UI Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Full Stack Developer
9 1 (2.44%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (100.00%) CSS
1 41 (100.00%) HTML
2 34 (82.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 32 (78.05%) Sass
4 24 (58.54%) HTML5
5 18 (43.90%) AngularJS
6 17 (41.46%) CSS3
6 17 (41.46%) jQuery
7 14 (34.15%) Backbone.js
8 13 (31.71%) Ember.js
9 12 (29.27%) Ajax
10 7 (17.07%) XML
11 5 (12.20%) Kendo UI
12 4 (9.76%) .NET
13 3 (7.32%) OOCSS
13 3 (7.32%) React
14 2 (4.88%) D3.js
14 2 (4.88%) HTML5 Boilerplate
14 2 (4.88%) JSON
14 2 (4.88%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 25 (60.98%) User Experience
2 3 (7.32%) Graphic Design
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) Internet of Things
3 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.88%) W3C
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Animation
4 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Linux
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Android
2 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (43.90%) Responsive Web Design
3 14 (34.15%) Web Development
4 13 (31.71%) Web Design
5 12 (29.27%) Scrum
6 11 (26.83%) Content Management
6 11 (26.83%) Front End Development
6 11 (26.83%) Functional Testing
6 11 (26.83%) Time Management
6 11 (26.83%) Web Accessibility
7 8 (19.51%) Enterprise Content Management
7 8 (19.51%) Software Engineering
8 6 (14.63%) Open Source
8 6 (14.63%) SDLC
9 5 (12.20%) Mobile First
9 5 (12.20%) Software Architecture
10 4 (9.76%) MVC
10 4 (9.76%) TDD
10 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
10 4 (9.76%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 32 (78.05%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.88%) C#
2 2 (4.88%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) TeamSite
2 2 (4.88%) Ansible
3 1 (2.44%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) Adobe
3 3 (7.32%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.44%) Twitter
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