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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 378 399 422
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +23
Permanent jobs citing LESS 72 72 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.34% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.98% 0.91% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 71 70 57
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
7382 7883 9070
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 38.48% 37.06% 38.54%
Number of salaries quoted 6592 6797 7831
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
East Sussex +39 21 £57,500 +98.27%
Surrey -22 13 £36,500 -18.88% 2
Hampshire +10 11 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Buckinghamshire +29 9 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Oxfordshire 0 7 £38,000 +8.57% 2
West Sussex -2 3 £42,500 -
Middlesex - 2 £46,000 -
Berkshire +6 1 £47,500 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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.

1 196 (99.49%) CSS
2 194 (98.48%) JavaScript
3 185 (93.91%) HTML
4 128 (64.97%) Sass
5 124 (62.94%) HTML5
6 115 (58.38%) jQuery
7 105 (53.30%) CSS3
8 98 (49.75%) Web Development
9 94 (47.72%) Front End Development
10 93 (47.21%) AngularJS
11 87 (44.16%) User Experience
12 81 (41.12%) Git (software)
13 72 (36.55%) Agile Software Development
14 63 (31.98%) PHP
15 60 (30.46%) MVC
16 52 (26.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 49 (24.87%) Backbone.js
18 46 (23.35%) .NET
19 45 (22.84%) Grunt
19 45 (22.84%) React
20 42 (21.32%) MySQL
21 41 (20.81%) Subversion
22 39 (19.80%) OO
23 37 (18.78%) Photoshop
24 33 (16.75%) CMS
24 33 (16.75%) MongoDB
25 31 (15.74%) gulp
25 31 (15.74%) Responsive Web Design
25 31 (15.74%) C#
25 31 (15.74%) XHTML

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 33 (16.75%) CMS
2 30 (15.23%) WordPress
3 27 (13.71%) Node.js
4 10 (5.08%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.03%) Joomla!
6 3 (1.52%) Apache
6 3 (1.52%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.02%) Drupal
8 1 (0.51%) IIS
Applications
1 37 (18.78%) Photoshop
2 23 (11.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 17 (8.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (6.09%) InDesign
5 5 (2.54%) GIMP
5 5 (2.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (10.66%) Magento
2 2 (1.02%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.02%) GitHub
2 2 (1.02%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.51%) Firebase
3 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.12%) HTTP
2 4 (2.03%) SSH
3 1 (0.51%) Internet
3 1 (0.51%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (21.32%) MySQL
2 33 (16.75%) MongoDB
3 12 (6.09%) Relational Database
4 11 (5.58%) RDBMS
5 10 (5.08%) NoSQL
6 9 (4.57%) SQL Server
7 6 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.52%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.51%) Redis
Development Applications
1 81 (41.12%) Git (software)
2 45 (22.84%) Grunt
3 41 (20.81%) Subversion
4 31 (15.74%) gulp
5 13 (6.60%) Bower
6 8 (4.06%) Bitbucket
6 8 (4.06%) Visual Studio
7 7 (3.55%) JIRA
8 6 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.54%) Jasmine
10 4 (2.03%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.51%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.51%) JMeter
11 1 (0.51%) LoadUI
11 1 (0.51%) Selenium
11 1 (0.51%) SoapUI
General
1 28 (14.21%) Marketing
2 9 (4.57%) Finance
3 8 (4.06%) Retail
4 3 (1.52%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 193 (97.97%) Developer
2 98 (49.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 82 (41.62%) JavaScript Developer
4 60 (30.46%) Web Developer
5 45 (22.84%) HTML Developer
6 36 (18.27%) HTML CSS Developer
7 26 (13.20%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 26 (13.20%) UI Developer
8 25 (12.69%) PHP Developer
9 15 (7.61%) Junior
9 15 (7.61%) Junior Developer
10 12 (6.09%) Java Developer
10 12 (6.09%) Linux Developer
11 11 (5.58%) .NET Developer
11 11 (5.58%) Angular Developer
11 11 (5.58%) J2EE Developer
11 11 (5.58%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 11 (5.58%) Oracle Developer
11 11 (5.58%) PL/SQL Developer
11 11 (5.58%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (99.49%) CSS
2 185 (93.91%) HTML
3 128 (64.97%) Sass
4 124 (62.94%) HTML5
5 115 (58.38%) jQuery
6 105 (53.30%) CSS3
7 93 (47.21%) AngularJS
8 52 (26.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 49 (24.87%) Backbone.js
10 46 (23.35%) .NET
11 45 (22.84%) React
12 31 (15.74%) XHTML
13 28 (14.21%) ASP.NET
14 25 (12.69%) KnockoutJS
15 22 (11.17%) RESTful
16 21 (10.66%) Ajax
17 19 (9.64%) D3.js
17 19 (9.64%) Dojo
17 19 (9.64%) Express
18 18 (9.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 87 (44.16%) User Experience
2 12 (6.09%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.58%) Data Integration
3 11 (5.58%) Social Media
4 4 (2.03%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.03%) W3C
5 3 (1.52%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.02%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.02%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.51%) Blog
7 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.51%) Fintech
7 1 (0.51%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.51%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.18%) Linux
2 13 (6.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (49.75%) Web Development
2 94 (47.72%) Front End Development
3 72 (36.55%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (30.46%) MVC
5 39 (19.80%) OO
6 31 (15.74%) Responsive Web Design
7 28 (14.21%) OOP
8 21 (10.66%) E-Commerce
9 17 (8.63%) SEO
10 16 (8.12%) Project Management
10 16 (8.12%) Scrum
10 16 (8.12%) SDLC
11 15 (7.61%) Software Engineering
12 12 (6.09%) Agile Project Management
12 12 (6.09%) Digital Marketing
13 11 (5.58%) V-Model
13 11 (5.58%) Waterfall
14 10 (5.08%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 9 (4.57%) Mobile Development
16 8 (4.06%) Cross-Browser Development
Programming Languages
1 194 (98.48%) JavaScript
2 63 (31.98%) PHP
3 31 (15.74%) C#
4 17 (8.63%) Java
5 16 (8.12%) SQL
6 11 (5.58%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.03%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.52%) Python
9 2 (1.02%) C++
9 2 (1.02%) PHP 5
10 1 (0.51%) Perl
10 1 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (8.12%) Degree
2 4 (2.03%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.09%) QA
2 11 (5.58%) WCAG
3 7 (3.55%) WAI
Vendors
1 31 (15.74%) Adobe
2 13 (6.60%) Zend
3 11 (5.58%) Oracle
4 6 (3.05%) Google
5 5 (2.54%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.54%) Xamarin
6 4 (2.03%) Twitter
7 3 (1.52%) EPiServer
7 3 (1.52%) Northgate
8 2 (1.02%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.02%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.51%) Rally
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