The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 371 377 440
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +63
Permanent jobs citing LESS 71 74 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.34% 0.051%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.91% 0.88% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 64 63 11
Average salary £35,000 £44,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.45% -12.00%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.42%
LESS
England

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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7764 8390 9593
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 35.53% 38.75% 41.12%
Number of salaries quoted 6783 7126 8798
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

LESS
Salary Trend in the South East

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

LESS Salary Trend in the South East

LESS
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LESS across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

LESS Salary Histogram in the South East

LESS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Hampshire -31 15 £30,000 -33.33% 3
Berkshire +8 14 £50,000 -2.43% 3
Surrey -13 13 £40,000 -11.11%
Buckinghamshire - 13 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire +13 10 £35,000 -22.22% 5
East Sussex - 4 £29,000 - 3
Kent -17 2 £28,750 -32.35%
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 149 (97.39%) CSS
2 143 (93.46%) HTML
3 141 (92.16%) JavaScript
4 136 (88.89%) jQuery
5 123 (80.39%) Sass
6 97 (63.40%) HTML5
7 89 (58.17%) AngularJS
8 85 (55.56%) User Experience
9 83 (54.25%) CSS3
10 76 (49.67%) Git (software)
11 68 (44.44%) Subversion
12 60 (39.22%) SQL
13 59 (38.56%) MVC
14 55 (35.95%) Backbone.js
15 53 (34.64%) Agile Software Development
16 46 (30.07%) PHP
17 41 (26.80%) Windows
18 40 (26.14%) MySQL
19 38 (24.84%) Unit Testing
19 38 (24.84%) IIS
20 36 (23.53%) JSON
21 34 (22.22%) XML
21 34 (22.22%) Google
22 31 (20.26%) Adobe
22 31 (20.26%) Photoshop
22 31 (20.26%) Responsive Web Design
22 31 (20.26%) Android
22 31 (20.26%) Apple iOS
22 31 (20.26%) PHP5
23 30 (19.61%) TDD

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 38 (24.84%) IIS
2 29 (18.95%) Node.js
3 23 (15.03%) WordPress
4 21 (13.73%) Apache
5 18 (11.76%) NServiceBus
6 13 (8.50%) CMS
7 2 (1.31%) Plone
7 2 (1.31%) Drupal
7 2 (1.31%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.65%) ExpressionEngine
8 1 (0.65%) TeamSite
Applications
1 31 (20.26%) Photoshop
2 26 (16.99%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.31%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.65%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (8.50%) Google App Engine
2 13 (8.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 13 (8.50%) PaaS
2 13 (8.50%) Heroku
3 9 (5.88%) GitHub
4 6 (3.92%) SaaS
5 2 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.65%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.61%) HTTP
2 2 (1.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (26.14%) MySQL
2 23 (15.03%) SQL Server
2 23 (15.03%) NoSQL
3 20 (13.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (11.76%) Azure SQL Database
4 18 (11.76%) RavenDB
5 6 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.65%) Redis
Development Applications
1 76 (49.67%) Git (software)
2 68 (44.44%) Subversion
3 28 (18.30%) Jasmine
4 20 (13.07%) TeamCity
5 18 (11.76%) NCrunch
5 18 (11.76%) ReSharper
6 5 (3.27%) Grunt
7 1 (0.65%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.65%) Yeoman
7 1 (0.65%) Bower
7 1 (0.65%) Selenium
7 1 (0.65%) JSUnit
7 1 (0.65%) JIRA
7 1 (0.65%) MSTest
General
1 27 (17.65%) Marketing
2 19 (12.42%) Finance
3 5 (3.27%) Advertising
3 5 (3.27%) Publishing
4 4 (2.61%) Arabic Language
5 3 (1.96%) Retail
6 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 146 (95.42%) Developer
2 53 (34.64%) Front-End Developer
3 48 (31.37%) Web Developer
4 27 (17.65%) PHP Developer
5 22 (14.38%) Front-End Web Developer
6 18 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 18 (11.76%) .NET Developer
6 18 (11.76%) C# Developer
7 10 (6.54%) UI Developer
7 10 (6.54%) Lead Developer
8 8 (5.23%) Designer
9 7 (4.58%) Applications Developer
10 6 (3.92%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.27%) Python Developer
11 5 (3.27%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 5 (3.27%) Lead Web Developer
12 4 (2.61%) JavaScript Developer
12 4 (2.61%) Web Designer
13 3 (1.96%) Programmer
13 3 (1.96%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (97.39%) CSS
2 143 (93.46%) HTML
3 136 (88.89%) jQuery
4 123 (80.39%) Sass
5 97 (63.40%) HTML5
6 89 (58.17%) AngularJS
7 83 (54.25%) CSS3
8 55 (35.95%) Backbone.js
9 36 (23.53%) JSON
10 34 (22.22%) XML
11 30 (19.61%) KnockoutJS
12 29 (18.95%) Ember.js
13 26 (16.99%) Web Services
14 24 (15.69%) .NET
15 23 (15.03%) PhoneGap
16 22 (14.38%) ASP.NET
17 21 (13.73%) CodeIgniter
18 20 (13.07%) .NET Framework
18 20 (13.07%) WCF
18 20 (13.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 85 (55.56%) User Experience
2 23 (15.03%) Mobile App
3 20 (13.07%) BBC
4 17 (11.11%) Open Source
5 10 (6.54%) Computer Science
6 9 (5.88%) Semantic Web
7 3 (1.96%) Animation
7 3 (1.96%) Human Factors
7 3 (1.96%) RIA
8 1 (0.65%) W3C
8 1 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.65%) Blog
8 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 41 (26.80%) Windows
2 31 (20.26%) Android
2 31 (20.26%) Apple iOS
3 24 (15.69%) Linux
4 18 (11.76%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (38.56%) MVC
2 53 (34.64%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (24.84%) Unit Testing
4 31 (20.26%) Responsive Web Design
5 30 (19.61%) TDD
6 24 (15.69%) E-Commerce
7 23 (15.03%) OO
7 23 (15.03%) Web Development
8 21 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (11.76%) SOA
9 18 (11.76%) Pair Programming
9 18 (11.76%) Domain-Driven Design
9 18 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
9 18 (11.76%) Android Development
9 18 (11.76%) iOS Development
9 18 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
10 17 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
11 15 (9.80%) Web Design
12 10 (6.54%) Customer Engagement
12 10 (6.54%) Creative Marketing
Programming Languages
1 141 (92.16%) JavaScript
2 60 (39.22%) SQL
3 46 (30.07%) PHP
4 31 (20.26%) PHP5
5 20 (13.07%) C#
6 14 (9.15%) Ruby
7 9 (5.88%) Python
8 2 (1.31%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.65%) XQuery
9 1 (0.65%) Java
9 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (6.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.65%) WCAG
1 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) Plesk
1 1 (0.65%) cPanel
Vendors
1 34 (22.22%) Google
2 31 (20.26%) Adobe
3 23 (15.03%) Microsoft
4 18 (11.76%) Red Gate
4 18 (11.76%) Xamarin
5 5 (3.27%) Zend
6 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.65%) Facebook
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle
6 1 (0.65%) Interwoven
6 1 (0.65%) FatWire
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