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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 133 150 149
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -1
Permanent jobs citing LESS 21 15 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.70% 0.45% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.82% 1.09% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 18 10 3
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £41,250 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +37.50%
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
1156 1372 1059
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 38.80% 40.98% 36.54%
Number of salaries quoted 754 888 664
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 6 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 +13 12 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Glasgow +9 9 £40,000 -23.80% 2
LESS
UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 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 26 (100.00%) HTML
1 26 (100.00%) CSS
2 24 (92.31%) JavaScript
2 24 (92.31%) HTML5
3 23 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (84.62%) TDD
5 21 (80.77%) Sass
6 20 (76.92%) RESTful
7 19 (73.08%) MVC
8 18 (69.23%) Unit Testing
9 10 (38.46%) Finance
10 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
10 9 (34.62%) Banking
11 7 (26.92%) User Experience
12 5 (19.23%) AngularJS
12 5 (19.23%) jQuery
13 4 (15.38%) CSS3
13 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
13 4 (15.38%) UX Design
14 3 (11.54%) WebSockets
14 3 (11.54%) Node.js
14 3 (11.54%) Underscore.js
14 3 (11.54%) Jasmine
14 3 (11.54%) Games
14 3 (11.54%) Selenium
14 3 (11.54%) Marketing
15 2 (7.69%) JSON
15 2 (7.69%) WebTrends
15 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
15 2 (7.69%) Java

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (11.54%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.69%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.54%) Jasmine
2 3 (11.54%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.85%) Maven
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) Grunt
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 9 (34.62%) Banking
2 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
3 3 (11.54%) Marketing
3 3 (11.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Web Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Front-End Web Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) User Experience Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Senior User Experience Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (100.00%) HTML
1 26 (100.00%) CSS
2 24 (92.31%) HTML5
3 21 (80.77%) Sass
4 20 (76.92%) RESTful
5 5 (19.23%) jQuery
5 5 (19.23%) AngularJS
6 4 (15.38%) CSS3
7 3 (11.54%) WebSockets
7 3 (11.54%) Underscore.js
8 2 (7.69%) Web Services
8 2 (7.69%) JSON
9 1 (3.85%) .NET
9 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
9 1 (3.85%) Backbone.js
9 1 (3.85%) Semantic HTML
9 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (3.85%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) User Experience
2 2 (7.69%) Xbox
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (84.62%) TDD
3 19 (73.08%) MVC
4 18 (69.23%) Unit Testing
5 4 (15.38%) UX Design
6 2 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (7.69%) Analytics
6 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.85%) Software Architecture
7 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.85%) Time Management
7 1 (3.85%) Kanban
7 1 (3.85%) Scrum
7 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 24 (92.31%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.69%) Python
2 2 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Sun
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