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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 133 160 152
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -8
Permanent jobs citing LESS 23 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.74% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.88% 0.83% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 19 7 6
Average salary £40,000 £52,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.80% +69.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £75,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +42.85%
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
1222 1443 1153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 39.32% 39.02% 38.51%
Number of salaries quoted 765 962 694
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 27 March 2015. 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 +19 13 £38,750 +10.71% 7
Glasgow +13 10 £40,000 -25.58% 1
LESS
UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 28 (100.00%) CSS
1 28 (100.00%) HTML
2 26 (92.86%) JavaScript
2 26 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (89.29%) HTML5
4 24 (85.71%) TDD
5 23 (82.14%) RESTful
6 22 (78.57%) Sass
7 20 (71.43%) Unit Testing
7 20 (71.43%) MVC
8 12 (42.86%) Finance
9 11 (39.29%) Banking
9 11 (39.29%) Telecoms
10 6 (21.43%) User Experience
11 5 (17.86%) AngularJS
11 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
11 5 (17.86%) jQuery
12 4 (14.29%) Selenium
12 4 (14.29%) CSS3
12 4 (14.29%) WebSockets
12 4 (14.29%) UX Design
12 4 (14.29%) Jasmine
12 4 (14.29%) Underscore.js
13 3 (10.71%) GitHub
13 3 (10.71%) Node.js
13 3 (10.71%) Marketing
13 3 (10.71%) JSON
13 3 (10.71%) WebTrends
14 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
14 2 (7.14%) Java

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 3 (10.71%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) GitHub
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 4 (14.29%) Jasmine
2 4 (14.29%) Selenium
3 2 (7.14%) Grunt
4 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.57%) Maven
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 11 (39.29%) Banking
2 11 (39.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.71%) Marketing
4 2 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Developer
2 10 (35.71%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Front-End Web Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) User Experience Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior User Experience Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) UI Programmer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.57%) UI Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (100.00%) HTML
1 28 (100.00%) CSS
2 25 (89.29%) HTML5
3 23 (82.14%) RESTful
4 22 (78.57%) Sass
5 5 (17.86%) AngularJS
5 5 (17.86%) jQuery
6 4 (14.29%) CSS3
6 4 (14.29%) WebSockets
6 4 (14.29%) Underscore.js
7 3 (10.71%) JSON
8 2 (7.14%) Web Services
8 2 (7.14%) Semantic HTML
9 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (3.57%) Marionette.js
9 1 (3.57%) Ember.js
9 1 (3.57%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) User Experience
2 2 (7.14%) Xbox
3 1 (3.57%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (85.71%) TDD
3 20 (71.43%) MVC
3 20 (71.43%) Unit Testing
4 4 (14.29%) UX Design
5 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.14%) Analytics
6 1 (3.57%) Time Management
6 1 (3.57%) Kanban
6 1 (3.57%) Software Architecture
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.57%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (3.57%) Workflow
6 1 (3.57%) Scrum
6 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 26 (92.86%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.14%) Python
2 2 (7.14%) Java
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