The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
UK / Scotland
Rank 113 119 159
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +40
Permanent jobs citing LESS 22 30 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.97% 1.04% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.52% 2.86% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 4
Median salary £53,000 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+55.88% -9.33%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.85%

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
873 1048 1148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 38.49% 36.28% 38.55%
Number of salaries quoted 552 671 837
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing LESS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

LESS Salary Histogram in Scotland

LESS
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +14 19 £53,000 +61.83%
Glasgow +7 3 £32,500 -21.21%
LESS
UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT jobs citing LESS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for LESS.

1 46 (100.00%) CSS
2 44 (95.65%) JavaScript
3 43 (93.48%) HTML
4 34 (73.91%) Git (software)
5 31 (67.39%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (67.39%) Finance
6 30 (65.22%) Sass
6 30 (65.22%) AngularJS
7 24 (52.17%) Ember.js
7 24 (52.17%) HTML5
8 23 (50.00%) User Experience
9 22 (47.83%) Grunt
9 22 (47.83%) Ajax
10 21 (45.65%) Backbone.js
10 21 (45.65%) Responsive Web Design
10 21 (45.65%) Time Management
10 21 (45.65%) Bower
10 21 (45.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 21 (45.65%) gulp
11 20 (43.48%) Web Accessibility
11 20 (43.48%) Scrum
12 19 (41.30%) Web Design
13 18 (39.13%) Functional Testing
13 18 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (39.13%) CSS3
14 17 (36.96%) Web Development
15 16 (34.78%) Infrastructure Management
16 13 (28.26%) RESTful
17 12 (26.09%) XML
18 11 (23.91%) Python

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.35%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.17%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 34 (73.91%) Git (software)
2 22 (47.83%) Grunt
3 21 (45.65%) Bower
3 21 (45.65%) gulp
4 5 (10.87%) Selenium
5 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.17%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.17%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.17%) Mocha
6 1 (2.17%) Protractor
General
1 31 (67.39%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (95.65%) Developer
2 21 (45.65%) UI Developer
3 18 (39.13%) Senior Developer
3 18 (39.13%) Senior UI Developer
4 17 (36.96%) Web Developer
5 9 (19.57%) Applications Developer
5 9 (19.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 9 (19.57%) Python Developer
5 9 (19.57%) Python Web Developer
5 9 (19.57%) Web Applications Developer
6 8 (17.39%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (10.87%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (4.35%) HTML CSS Developer
8 2 (4.35%) HTML Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (100.00%) CSS
2 43 (93.48%) HTML
3 30 (65.22%) AngularJS
3 30 (65.22%) Sass
4 24 (52.17%) Ember.js
4 24 (52.17%) HTML5
5 22 (47.83%) Ajax
6 21 (45.65%) Backbone.js
6 21 (45.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 18 (39.13%) CSS3
8 13 (28.26%) RESTful
9 12 (26.09%) XML
10 11 (23.91%) JSON
10 11 (23.91%) Web Services
11 4 (8.70%) React
11 4 (8.70%) Spring
12 1 (2.17%) jQuery
12 1 (2.17%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 23 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (67.39%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (45.65%) Responsive Web Design
2 21 (45.65%) Time Management
3 20 (43.48%) Scrum
3 20 (43.48%) Web Accessibility
4 19 (41.30%) Web Design
5 18 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (39.13%) Functional Testing
6 17 (36.96%) Web Development
7 16 (34.78%) Infrastructure Management
8 8 (17.39%) Front End Development
9 7 (15.22%) TDD
10 5 (10.87%) MVC
11 4 (8.70%) BDD
11 4 (8.70%) DevOps
12 3 (6.52%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
13 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce
13 2 (4.35%) Wireframes
14 1 (2.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 44 (95.65%) JavaScript
2 11 (23.91%) Python
2 11 (23.91%) SQL
3 4 (8.70%) Java
4 3 (6.52%) PHP
5 2 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) Xamarin
2 1 (2.17%) Twitter