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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 165 152 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Permanent jobs citing LESS 5 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.14% 0.097% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.27% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 0
Average salary £38,750 £20,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+89.02% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
1391 1119 1253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 38.35% 36.25% 38.60%
Number of salaries quoted 926 774 849
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 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
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 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 3 £28,250 +41.25%
Edinburgh -11 2 £47,500 +126.19%
LESS
UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 33 (100.00%) HTML
1 33 (100.00%) CSS
2 32 (96.97%) HTML5
3 30 (90.91%) JavaScript
4 27 (81.82%) Ruby
5 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (66.67%) Perl
6 22 (66.67%) UNIX
6 22 (66.67%) Linux
6 22 (66.67%) Python
6 22 (66.67%) jQuery
7 17 (51.52%) CSS3
7 17 (51.52%) Sass
8 14 (42.42%) SQL
8 14 (42.42%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (42.42%) Ruby on Rails
9 13 (39.39%) Software Architecture
9 13 (39.39%) Sinatra
10 11 (33.33%) Node.js
11 10 (30.30%) C#
12 9 (27.27%) OO
12 9 (27.27%) Web Development
12 9 (27.27%) Mentoring
13 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (24.24%) CoffeeScript
13 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (24.24%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (24.24%) Refactoring
13 8 (24.24%) Computer Science
13 8 (24.24%) Degree

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 11 (33.33%) Node.js
2 5 (15.15%) Joomla!
2 5 (15.15%) Drupal
2 5 (15.15%) WordPress
3 2 (6.06%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Photoshop
2 5 (15.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (42.42%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (9.09%) MySQL
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (9.09%) Subversion
3 2 (6.06%) JIRA
3 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
3 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.06%) Selenium
3 2 (6.06%) Jasmine
3 2 (6.06%) RubyMine
4 1 (3.03%) Grunt
General
1 5 (15.15%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Games
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) Development Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Software Development Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Software Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Senior Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Web Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Software Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Creative Web Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Web Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Designer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Front-End Web Developer
8 1 (3.03%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Junior
8 1 (3.03%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Junior .NET Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Junior Developer
8 1 (3.03%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (100.00%) HTML
1 33 (100.00%) CSS
2 32 (96.97%) HTML5
3 22 (66.67%) jQuery
4 17 (51.52%) CSS3
4 17 (51.52%) Sass
5 14 (42.42%) Ruby on Rails
6 13 (39.39%) Sinatra
7 4 (12.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (9.09%) Backbone.js
9 2 (6.06%) JSON
9 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
9 2 (6.06%) Web Services
9 2 (6.06%) .NET
9 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
10 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (3.03%) Semantic HTML
10 1 (3.03%) Kendo UI
10 1 (3.03%) OOCSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (24.24%) Computer Science
2 6 (18.18%) User Experience
3 5 (15.15%) Web 2.0
4 3 (9.09%) Social Media
5 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.03%) Informatics
5 1 (3.03%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) UNIX
1 22 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) Software Architecture
3 9 (27.27%) OO
3 9 (27.27%) Web Development
3 9 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (24.24%) Refactoring
4 8 (24.24%) TDD
4 8 (24.24%) Automated Testing
4 8 (24.24%) Software Engineering
4 8 (24.24%) Business Analysis
5 6 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (15.15%) MVC
6 5 (15.15%) Web Design
7 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
8 3 (9.09%) SEO
9 2 (6.06%) Scrum
9 2 (6.06%) BDD
10 1 (3.03%) OO PHP
10 1 (3.03%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 30 (90.91%) JavaScript
2 27 (81.82%) Ruby
3 22 (66.67%) Perl
3 22 (66.67%) Python
4 14 (42.42%) SQL
5 10 (30.30%) C#
6 8 (24.24%) CoffeeScript
6 8 (24.24%) Objective-C
6 8 (24.24%) C++
6 8 (24.24%) Java
7 7 (21.21%) PHP
8 2 (6.06%) VB
9 1 (3.03%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Degree
1 8 (24.24%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Adobe
2 4 (12.12%) Twitter
3 3 (9.09%) Facebook
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.06%) Greenplum
5 1 (3.03%) Zend
5 1 (3.03%) Sun
5 1 (3.03%) Telerik