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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 122 127 162
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +35
Permanent jobs citing LESS 17 35 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.72% 1.14% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.92% 3.24% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 9 21 2
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £45,000 £43,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
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
884 1081 1281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 37.25% 35.26% 40.35%
Number of salaries quoted 577 693 923
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,240 £30,806 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +6 13 £53,000 +63.07% 3
Glasgow +16 4 £32,000 -14.66%
LESS
UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 57 (100.00%) CSS
2 56 (98.25%) JavaScript
3 52 (91.23%) HTML
4 44 (77.19%) Git (software)
4 44 (77.19%) AngularJS
5 39 (68.42%) Sass
5 39 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (66.67%) Finance
7 36 (63.16%) Ember.js
8 33 (57.89%) Grunt
9 32 (56.14%) gulp
10 31 (54.39%) Responsive Web Design
11 30 (52.63%) Bower
11 30 (52.63%) Time Management
12 29 (50.88%) User Experience
12 29 (50.88%) Backbone.js
13 28 (49.12%) Ajax
14 27 (47.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 26 (45.61%) Web Accessibility
15 26 (45.61%) Scrum
15 26 (45.61%) Web Design
16 25 (43.86%) Continuous Integration
16 25 (43.86%) Functional Testing
17 24 (42.11%) HTML5
18 18 (31.58%) Web Development
19 16 (28.07%) Infrastructure Management
20 15 (26.32%) Front End Development
21 14 (24.56%) RESTful
21 14 (24.56%) CSS3
22 12 (21.05%) Web Services

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 1 (1.75%) CMS
1 1 (1.75%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 44 (77.19%) Git (software)
2 33 (57.89%) Grunt
3 32 (56.14%) gulp
4 30 (52.63%) Bower
5 7 (12.28%) Jenkins
6 4 (7.02%) Selenium
7 3 (5.26%) JIRA
8 1 (1.75%) Mercurial
General
1 38 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Banking
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (92.98%) Developer
2 30 (52.63%) UI Developer
3 23 (40.35%) Senior Developer
3 23 (40.35%) Senior UI Developer
4 18 (31.58%) Web Developer
5 15 (26.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 11 (19.30%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (14.04%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (10.53%) Applications Developer
8 6 (10.53%) Python Developer
8 6 (10.53%) Python Web Developer
8 6 (10.53%) Web Applications Developer
8 6 (10.53%) Web UI Developer
9 5 (8.77%) HTML CSS Developer
9 5 (8.77%) HTML Developer
10 3 (5.26%) Open Source Developer
10 3 (5.26%) Software Engineer
11 1 (1.75%) Digital Developer
11 1 (1.75%) Digital Transformation
11 1 (1.75%) Full Stack Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (100.00%) CSS
2 52 (91.23%) HTML
3 44 (77.19%) AngularJS
4 39 (68.42%) Sass
5 36 (63.16%) Ember.js
6 29 (50.88%) Backbone.js
7 28 (49.12%) Ajax
8 27 (47.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 24 (42.11%) HTML5
10 14 (24.56%) CSS3
10 14 (24.56%) RESTful
11 12 (21.05%) Web Services
12 10 (17.54%) XML
13 9 (15.79%) JSON
14 4 (7.02%) jQuery
14 4 (7.02%) React
14 4 (7.02%) Spring
15 3 (5.26%) Middleware
15 3 (5.26%) REST
16 1 (1.75%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 29 (50.88%) User Experience
2 3 (5.26%) Social Media
3 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) Android
2 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (54.39%) Responsive Web Design
3 30 (52.63%) Time Management
4 26 (45.61%) Scrum
4 26 (45.61%) Web Accessibility
4 26 (45.61%) Web Design
5 25 (43.86%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (43.86%) Functional Testing
6 18 (31.58%) Web Development
7 16 (28.07%) Infrastructure Management
8 15 (26.32%) Front End Development
9 9 (15.79%) MVC
10 6 (10.53%) TDD
11 4 (7.02%) BDD
11 4 (7.02%) DevOps
12 3 (5.26%) Business Continuity Planning
12 3 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
12 3 (5.26%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 3 (5.26%) Microservices
12 3 (5.26%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 56 (98.25%) JavaScript
2 9 (15.79%) Python
2 9 (15.79%) SQL
3 4 (7.02%) C#
3 4 (7.02%) Java
4 3 (5.26%) C++
4 3 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (1.75%) Xamarin
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