The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 61 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Permanent jobs citing LESS 7 15 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 1.23% 1.91% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.93% 3.42% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 15 0
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
LESS
South West

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 Somerset region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
239 438 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 41.86% 55.73% 40.06%
Number of salaries quoted 209 394 238
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LESS across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

LESS
Salary Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LESS across the Somerset region.

LESS Salary Trend in Somerset

LESS
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Bath +12 5 £35,000 -17.64%
Yeovil - 2 £37,500 -
LESS
South West

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 25 (96.15%) JavaScript
1 25 (96.15%) CSS
1 25 (96.15%) HTML
2 19 (73.08%) HTML5
3 18 (69.23%) Sass
4 17 (65.38%) OOCSS
4 17 (65.38%) CSS3
5 16 (61.54%) PHP
6 14 (53.85%) Web Design
6 14 (53.85%) Google
6 14 (53.85%) Facebook
6 14 (53.85%) Twitter
6 14 (53.85%) Responsive Web Design
7 13 (50.00%) jQuery
8 9 (34.62%) Web Development
9 8 (30.77%) JSON
10 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (23.08%) XML
11 6 (23.08%) Backbone.js
12 5 (19.23%) Wiki
12 5 (19.23%) Java EE
12 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (19.23%) Manual Testing
12 5 (19.23%) Apache CXF
12 5 (19.23%) Oracle
12 5 (19.23%) Spring
12 5 (19.23%) Project Planning
12 5 (19.23%) Java
12 5 (19.23%) Project Management
12 5 (19.23%) User Experience

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 2 (7.69%) CMS
1 2 (7.69%) WordPress
1 2 (7.69%) Umbraco
1 2 (7.69%) Kentico
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.85%) Grunt
2 1 (3.85%) Bower
General
1 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (80.77%) Developer
2 18 (69.23%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Tester
4 4 (15.38%) Web Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Tester
4 4 (15.38%) Front-End Web Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (96.15%) CSS
1 25 (96.15%) HTML
2 19 (73.08%) HTML5
3 18 (69.23%) Sass
4 17 (65.38%) OOCSS
4 17 (65.38%) CSS3
5 13 (50.00%) jQuery
6 8 (30.77%) JSON
7 6 (23.08%) XML
7 6 (23.08%) Backbone.js
8 5 (19.23%) Java EE
8 5 (19.23%) Apache CXF
8 5 (19.23%) Spring
9 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
9 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
9 2 (7.69%) .NET
10 1 (3.85%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Wiki
1 5 (19.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Web Design
1 14 (53.85%) Responsive Web Design
2 9 (34.62%) Web Development
3 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (19.23%) Manual Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Project Planning
4 5 (19.23%) Project Management
5 4 (15.38%) MVC
5 4 (15.38%) OO
6 1 (3.85%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 25 (96.15%) JavaScript
2 16 (61.54%) PHP
3 5 (19.23%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.69%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.85%) CoffeeScript
5 1 (3.85%) PHP5
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Google
1 14 (53.85%) Facebook
1 14 (53.85%) Twitter
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe
3 1 (3.85%) HP