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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England / South East
Rank 305 320 394
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +74
Permanent jobs citing LESS 91 130 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.61% 0.66% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.59% 1.69% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 87 122 61
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.85%

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
5714 7684 7455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 38.36% 39.30% 36.97%
Number of salaries quoted 5023 6737 6514
Median salary £43,500 £44,141 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.45% +10.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing LESS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +39 38 £47,500 +48.43% 3
Oxfordshire +43 21 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Hampshire +9 14 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Berkshire +3 13 £42,500 +21.42%
West Sussex +14 4 £40,000 +8.10%
Kent +7 1 £47,500 +5.55% 2
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT jobs citing LESS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for LESS.

1 246 (98.01%) JavaScript
2 240 (95.62%) HTML
3 235 (93.63%) CSS
4 193 (76.89%) HTML5
5 177 (70.52%) Sass
6 176 (70.12%) AngularJS
7 150 (59.76%) jQuery
8 123 (49.00%) User Experience
9 119 (47.41%) C#
10 117 (46.61%) CSS3
11 111 (44.22%) .NET
12 108 (43.03%) Front End Development
13 107 (42.63%) Agile Software Development
14 104 (41.43%) MVC
15 91 (36.25%) React
16 81 (32.27%) Git (software)
16 81 (32.27%) Web Development
17 80 (31.87%) SQL Server
18 79 (31.47%) Web Services
19 73 (29.08%) Backbone.js
20 72 (28.69%) REST
21 70 (27.89%) .NET Framework
22 69 (27.49%) ASP.NET
23 66 (26.29%) ASP.NET Web API
24 60 (23.90%) Ajax
24 60 (23.90%) SQL
25 57 (22.71%) Durandal
25 57 (22.71%) Entity Framework
26 56 (22.31%) Responsive Web Design
27 55 (21.91%) TDD

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (17.53%) IIS
2 37 (14.74%) NServiceBus
3 23 (9.16%) CMS
4 9 (3.59%) Sitecore CMS
4 9 (3.59%) Umbraco
4 9 (3.59%) WordPress
5 6 (2.39%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.59%) Apache
7 3 (1.20%) Kentico
8 2 (0.80%) Drupal
8 2 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (9.96%) Photoshop
2 13 (5.18%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (3.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.20%) MS Excel
5 2 (0.80%) GIMP
6 1 (0.40%) MS Office
6 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (21.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (19.92%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.19%) SaaS
4 5 (1.99%) Office 365
5 1 (0.40%) Force.com
5 1 (0.40%) GitHub
5 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (31.87%) SQL Server
2 49 (19.52%) Redis
3 38 (15.14%) NoSQL
4 36 (14.34%) Azure SQL Database
4 36 (14.34%) RavenDB
5 35 (13.94%) CouchDB
6 33 (13.15%) Apache Cassandra
6 33 (13.15%) Couchbase
6 33 (13.15%) Event Store
7 24 (9.56%) MySQL
8 20 (7.97%) MongoDB
9 15 (5.98%) MariaDB
10 11 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.40%) RethinkDB
13 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 81 (32.27%) Git (software)
2 51 (20.32%) TeamCity
3 36 (14.34%) gulp
4 34 (13.55%) JSUnit
5 31 (12.35%) Subversion
6 27 (10.76%) Grunt
7 25 (9.96%) Visual Studio
8 23 (9.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (8.76%) Jenkins
10 11 (4.38%) Jasmine
11 8 (3.19%) MSBuild
11 8 (3.19%) Vagrant
12 7 (2.79%) Karma Test Runner
13 6 (2.39%) Babel
14 3 (1.20%) Mocha
14 3 (1.20%) NCrunch
14 3 (1.20%) ReSharper
14 3 (1.20%) Selenium
15 2 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 2 (0.80%) CruiseControl
General
1 24 (9.56%) Finance
2 16 (6.37%) Marketing
3 9 (3.59%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.39%) Arabic Language
5 2 (0.80%) Banking
5 2 (0.80%) Retail
5 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.40%) Advertising
6 1 (0.40%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 250 (99.60%) Developer
2 100 (39.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 71 (28.29%) JavaScript Developer
4 66 (26.29%) Senior Developer
5 64 (25.50%) .NET Developer
6 63 (25.10%) C# Developer
7 59 (23.51%) HTML Developer
8 57 (22.71%) Web Developer
9 51 (20.32%) C# .NET Developer
10 42 (16.73%) HTML CSS Developer
11 32 (12.75%) UI Developer
12 24 (9.56%) Angular Developer
12 24 (9.56%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 23 (9.16%) Agile Developer
13 23 (9.16%) Full Stack Developer
13 23 (9.16%) Senior .NET Developer
13 23 (9.16%) Senior C# Developer
14 22 (8.76%) Agile .NET Developer
14 22 (8.76%) Agile C# Developer
14 22 (8.76%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (95.62%) HTML
2 235 (93.63%) CSS
3 193 (76.89%) HTML5
4 177 (70.52%) Sass
5 176 (70.12%) AngularJS
6 150 (59.76%) jQuery
7 117 (46.61%) CSS3
8 111 (44.22%) .NET
9 91 (36.25%) React
10 79 (31.47%) Web Services
11 73 (29.08%) Backbone.js
12 72 (28.69%) REST
13 70 (27.89%) .NET Framework
14 69 (27.49%) ASP.NET
15 66 (26.29%) ASP.NET Web API
16 60 (23.90%) Ajax
17 57 (22.71%) Durandal
17 57 (22.71%) Entity Framework
18 52 (20.72%) JSON
19 44 (17.53%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 123 (49.00%) User Experience
2 31 (12.35%) Blog
3 11 (4.38%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.19%) Telematics
5 5 (1.99%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.20%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.80%) Fintech
7 2 (0.80%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.80%) W3C
8 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.40%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 40 (15.94%) Windows
2 36 (14.34%) Windows Server
3 33 (13.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (7.17%) Linux
5 3 (1.20%) Android
5 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.20%) Unix
5 3 (1.20%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.80%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (43.03%) Front End Development
2 107 (42.63%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (41.43%) MVC
4 81 (32.27%) Web Development
5 56 (22.31%) Responsive Web Design
6 55 (21.91%) TDD
7 54 (21.51%) Unit Testing
8 40 (15.94%) SOA
9 39 (15.54%) SOLID
10 36 (14.34%) Domain-Driven Design
10 36 (14.34%) Infrastructure Management
10 36 (14.34%) Performance Tuning
11 35 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (13.94%) DevOps
11 35 (13.94%) Web Design
12 31 (12.35%) Automated Testing
13 30 (11.95%) Software Engineering
14 25 (9.96%) Wireframes
15 22 (8.76%) API Development
16 19 (7.57%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 246 (98.01%) JavaScript
2 119 (47.41%) C#
3 60 (23.90%) SQL
4 38 (15.14%) PowerShell
4 38 (15.14%) T-SQL
5 28 (11.16%) PHP
6 19 (7.57%) Java
7 17 (6.77%) Scala
8 15 (5.98%) Ruby
9 12 (4.78%) ES6
10 11 (4.38%) Python
11 6 (2.39%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.20%) CoffeeScript
13 2 (0.80%) C++
13 2 (0.80%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.80%) R
13 2 (0.80%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.40%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 23 (9.16%) Degree
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.99%) QA
System Software
1 49 (19.52%) Docker
2 3 (1.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 33 (13.15%) Opscode Chef
1 33 (13.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 49 (19.52%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.59%) Adobe
2 9 (3.59%) Sitecore
3 4 (1.59%) Google
4 3 (1.20%) Oracle
4 3 (1.20%) RedGate
4 3 (1.20%) Xamarin
5 2 (0.80%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.40%) ATG
6 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
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