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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 358 377 435
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +58
Permanent jobs citing LESS 85 67 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.30% 0.050%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.14% 0.77% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 70 54 9
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
7485 8671 8266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 36.09% 38.29% 37.49%
Number of salaries quoted 6493 7540 7348
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
East Sussex +41 18 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Surrey +2 13 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Hampshire +8 12 £40,000 +52.38%
Buckinghamshire +12 10 £38,000 -5.00% 4
Berkshire 0 8 £43,750 +25.00% 1
West Sussex +12 7 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Oxfordshire +10 6 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Kent +7 6 £41,250 -36.53% 2
Isle of Wight - 5 £22,500 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 155 (98.10%) CSS
2 154 (97.47%) HTML
3 134 (84.81%) JavaScript
4 107 (67.72%) jQuery
5 103 (65.19%) Sass
6 93 (58.86%) HTML5
7 75 (47.47%) AngularJS
8 65 (41.14%) CSS3
9 59 (37.34%) Agile Software Development
10 57 (36.08%) SQL
11 50 (31.65%) .NET
11 50 (31.65%) Git (software)
12 49 (31.01%) User Experience
13 46 (29.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 46 (29.11%) Web Development
14 45 (28.48%) MVC
15 43 (27.22%) C#
16 40 (25.32%) Scrum
16 40 (25.32%) PHP
17 38 (24.05%) Grunt
18 37 (23.42%) ASP.NET
19 35 (22.15%) Amazon AWS
20 32 (20.25%) MySQL
20 32 (20.25%) Visual Studio
21 31 (19.62%) Backbone.js
22 28 (17.72%) NoSQL
22 28 (17.72%) SQL Server
22 28 (17.72%) Degree
23 26 (16.46%) Unit Testing
24 25 (15.82%) Photoshop

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 24 (15.19%) CMS
2 16 (10.13%) Apache
3 13 (8.23%) Node.js
4 12 (7.59%) nginx
4 12 (7.59%) IIS
4 12 (7.59%) Jetty
5 11 (6.96%) WordPress
5 11 (6.96%) NServiceBus
6 10 (6.33%) Drupal
7 8 (5.06%) Joomla!
8 4 (2.53%) TYPO3
8 4 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.53%) Kentico
8 4 (2.53%) SilverStripe
9 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.63%) Moodle
Applications
1 25 (15.82%) Photoshop
2 18 (11.39%) MS Excel
3 11 (6.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 10 (6.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (3.16%) InDesign
6 2 (1.27%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.63%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 6 (3.80%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 35 (22.15%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.59%) GitHub
3 11 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (5.70%) PaaS
4 9 (5.70%) Heroku
4 9 (5.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 6 (3.80%) SaaS
6 5 (3.16%) Google App Engine
6 5 (3.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.53%) Intranet
2 2 (1.27%) HTTP
3 1 (0.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (20.25%) MySQL
2 28 (17.72%) SQL Server
2 28 (17.72%) NoSQL
3 19 (12.03%) RavenDB
4 16 (10.13%) MongoDB
5 13 (8.23%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (7.59%) Riak
7 11 (6.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (6.96%) Azure SQL Database
8 9 (5.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (5.70%) CouchDB
8 9 (5.70%) Redis
8 9 (5.70%) Couchbase
8 9 (5.70%) Event Store
9 4 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 50 (31.65%) Git (software)
2 38 (24.05%) Grunt
3 32 (20.25%) Visual Studio
4 18 (11.39%) Subversion
4 18 (11.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (9.49%) gulp
6 12 (7.59%) Bower
6 12 (7.59%) JIRA
7 11 (6.96%) TeamCity
8 10 (6.33%) ReSharper
8 10 (6.33%) NCrunch
9 9 (5.70%) JSUnit
10 8 (5.06%) Jasmine
11 7 (4.43%) Karma Test Runner
12 4 (2.53%) Jenkins
13 3 (1.90%) Axure RP
14 2 (1.27%) Yeoman
14 2 (1.27%) Selenium
15 1 (0.63%) NUnit
15 1 (0.63%) QUnit
General
1 23 (14.56%) Games
2 17 (10.76%) Marketing
3 15 (9.49%) Finance
4 1 (0.63%) Advertising
4 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.63%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 137 (86.71%) Developer
2 60 (37.97%) Front-End Developer
3 41 (25.95%) Web Developer
4 22 (13.92%) .NET Developer
5 19 (12.03%) C# Developer
6 18 (11.39%) C# .NET Developer
7 17 (10.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (10.13%) Front-End Web Developer
9 15 (9.49%) Senior Developer
10 13 (8.23%) Software Engineer
10 13 (8.23%) ASP.NET Developer
10 13 (8.23%) UI Developer
11 12 (7.59%) Web Engineer
11 12 (7.59%) Web Applications Developer
11 12 (7.59%) Applications Developer
11 12 (7.59%) UI Programmer
12 10 (6.33%) Software Developer
13 9 (5.70%) Python Developer
13 9 (5.70%) PHP Developer
14 8 (5.06%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (98.10%) CSS
2 154 (97.47%) HTML
3 107 (67.72%) jQuery
4 103 (65.19%) Sass
5 93 (58.86%) HTML5
6 75 (47.47%) AngularJS
7 65 (41.14%) CSS3
8 50 (31.65%) .NET
9 46 (29.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 37 (23.42%) ASP.NET
11 31 (19.62%) Backbone.js
12 24 (15.19%) WCF
12 24 (15.19%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (13.29%) Ajax
14 20 (12.66%) .NET Framework
14 20 (12.66%) XHTML
15 19 (12.03%) Entity Framework
16 18 (11.39%) Web Services
17 17 (10.76%) Ember.js
18 14 (8.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 49 (31.01%) User Experience
2 17 (10.76%) Computer Science
3 12 (7.59%) Inversion of Control
4 10 (6.33%) Blog
5 8 (5.06%) Podcast
6 6 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.53%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.53%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.53%) Human Factors
7 4 (2.53%) RIA
7 4 (2.53%) NHS
8 3 (1.90%) W3C
9 2 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.63%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.63%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.63%) Animation
10 1 (0.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.59%) Windows
2 11 (6.96%) Android
3 9 (5.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (4.43%) Linux
5 6 (3.80%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (37.34%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (29.11%) Web Development
3 45 (28.48%) MVC
4 40 (25.32%) Scrum
5 26 (16.46%) Unit Testing
6 23 (14.56%) OO
7 19 (12.03%) Domain-Driven Design
8 16 (10.13%) SEO
8 16 (10.13%) TDD
9 15 (9.49%) Project Management
9 15 (9.49%) Responsive Web Design
10 14 (8.86%) E-Commerce
10 14 (8.86%) Software Engineering
11 13 (8.23%) DevOps
12 12 (7.59%) Game Development
12 12 (7.59%) Integration Testing
13 11 (6.96%) SOA
13 11 (6.96%) Pair Programming
13 11 (6.96%) Product Management
13 11 (6.96%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (84.81%) JavaScript
2 57 (36.08%) SQL
3 43 (27.22%) C#
4 40 (25.32%) PHP
5 23 (14.56%) Python
6 21 (13.29%) T-SQL
7 15 (9.49%) Java
8 13 (8.23%) Ruby
9 12 (7.59%) Shell Script
10 9 (5.70%) PowerShell
11 8 (5.06%) TypeScript
12 5 (3.16%) PHP5
13 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 28 (17.72%) Degree
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.90%) QA
System Software
1 13 (8.23%) Varnish
1 13 (8.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (5.70%) Puppet
1 9 (5.70%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.53%) Ansible
2 4 (2.53%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (13.92%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.76%) Twitter
3 12 (7.59%) Adobe
3 12 (7.59%) Google
4 10 (6.33%) Zend
4 10 (6.33%) Red Gate
5 2 (1.27%) Xamarin
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