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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 339 384 361
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -23
Permanent jobs citing LESS 126 73 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.65% 0.36% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.68% 0.96% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 121 72 72
Average salary £35,000 £41,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.15% -2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -17.64%
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
7498 7597 8053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 38.74% 37.09% 40.11%
Number of salaries quoted 6661 6689 6697
Average salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,550 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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
Berkshire +14 40 £35,000 -30.00%
Surrey +29 37 £31,500 -30.00% 2
Hampshire +14 16 £32,500 +8.33% 1
East Sussex +15 10 £42,500 +75.25%
Buckinghamshire -9 8 £31,500 -10.00% 1
Oxfordshire -8 6 £35,000 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £39,750 - 1
Middlesex - 2 £40,000 - 1
Kent +9 1 £45,000 +28.57% 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 236 (98.33%) CSS
2 234 (97.50%) HTML
3 228 (95.00%) JavaScript
4 175 (72.92%) Sass
5 170 (70.83%) jQuery
6 145 (60.42%) HTML5
7 112 (46.67%) CSS3
7 112 (46.67%) Front End Development
8 109 (45.42%) AngularJS
9 105 (43.75%) User Experience
10 100 (41.67%) Git (software)
11 93 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
12 83 (34.58%) Backbone.js
13 61 (25.42%) Web Development
14 60 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 58 (24.17%) Grunt
15 58 (24.17%) MySQL
16 57 (23.75%) PHP
17 51 (21.25%) MVC
18 49 (20.42%) SQL
18 49 (20.42%) Photoshop
19 47 (19.58%) Subversion
20 45 (18.75%) CMS
20 45 (18.75%) .NET
20 45 (18.75%) KnockoutJS
21 44 (18.33%) gulp
22 43 (17.92%) OO
23 42 (17.50%) React
24 41 (17.08%) Responsive Web Design
25 40 (16.67%) Ember.js

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 45 (18.75%) CMS
2 39 (16.25%) WordPress
3 35 (14.58%) Node.js
4 22 (9.17%) Drupal
5 20 (8.33%) Apache
6 18 (7.50%) nginx
7 11 (4.58%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (2.50%) Alfresco
9 4 (1.67%) IIS
9 4 (1.67%) Joomla!
9 4 (1.67%) Kentico
9 4 (1.67%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.42%) Jetty
10 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 49 (20.42%) Photoshop
2 25 (10.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 18 (7.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (5.00%) InDesign
5 7 (2.92%) GIMP
6 2 (0.83%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 24 (10.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (8.33%) GitHub
3 11 (4.58%) Heroku
4 10 (4.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 9 (3.75%) Google App Engine
5 9 (3.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (2.92%) SaaS
7 5 (2.08%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.25%) PaaS
9 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.08%) HTTP
2 3 (1.25%) Internet
2 3 (1.25%) SSH
3 2 (0.83%) SSL
4 1 (0.42%) DNS
4 1 (0.42%) Firewall
4 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (24.17%) MySQL
2 37 (15.42%) MongoDB
3 36 (15.00%) NoSQL
4 24 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (7.50%) Redis
5 18 (7.50%) Riak
6 15 (6.25%) SQL Server
7 9 (3.75%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.50%) MarkLogic
8 6 (2.50%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.83%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 100 (41.67%) Git (software)
2 58 (24.17%) Grunt
3 47 (19.58%) Subversion
4 44 (18.33%) gulp
5 14 (5.83%) Jasmine
6 11 (4.58%) Bower
6 11 (4.58%) Karma Test Runner
7 9 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (3.33%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.67%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.25%) JIRA
11 2 (0.83%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.83%) Maven
11 2 (0.83%) QUnit
11 2 (0.83%) Selenium
12 1 (0.42%) JMeter
12 1 (0.42%) LoadUI
12 1 (0.42%) SoapUI
General
1 31 (12.92%) Marketing
2 20 (8.33%) Games
3 12 (5.00%) Finance
4 9 (3.75%) Retail
5 6 (2.50%) Publishing
6 4 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 223 (92.92%) Developer
2 111 (46.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 96 (40.00%) Web Developer
4 68 (28.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 58 (24.17%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 45 (18.75%) HTML Developer
7 41 (17.08%) HTML CSS Developer
8 25 (10.42%) UI Developer
9 21 (8.75%) Junior
9 21 (8.75%) Junior Developer
9 21 (8.75%) PHP Developer
10 17 (7.08%) Software Engineer
10 17 (7.08%) Web Engineer
11 14 (5.83%) .NET Developer
12 12 (5.00%) Web UI Developer
13 11 (4.58%) Angular Developer
13 11 (4.58%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 10 (4.17%) .NET Web Developer
14 10 (4.17%) Junior PHP Developer
14 10 (4.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (98.33%) CSS
2 234 (97.50%) HTML
3 175 (72.92%) Sass
4 170 (70.83%) jQuery
5 145 (60.42%) HTML5
6 112 (46.67%) CSS3
7 109 (45.42%) AngularJS
8 83 (34.58%) Backbone.js
9 60 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 45 (18.75%) .NET
10 45 (18.75%) KnockoutJS
11 42 (17.50%) React
12 40 (16.67%) Ember.js
13 34 (14.17%) XHTML
14 30 (12.50%) ASP.NET
15 26 (10.83%) RESTful
16 25 (10.42%) Ajax
17 24 (10.00%) Web Services
18 23 (9.58%) Dojo
18 23 (9.58%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 105 (43.75%) User Experience
2 30 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 19 (7.92%) Social Media
4 7 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.92%) Inversion of Control
5 6 (2.50%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.67%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.67%) W3C
7 3 (1.25%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.83%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.42%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.42%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.42%) Blog
9 1 (0.42%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.42%) iPad
9 1 (0.42%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.50%) Linux
2 10 (4.17%) Android
3 7 (2.92%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (46.67%) Front End Development
2 93 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (25.42%) Web Development
4 51 (21.25%) MVC
5 43 (17.92%) OO
6 41 (17.08%) Responsive Web Design
7 37 (15.42%) Software Engineering
8 27 (11.25%) E-Commerce
9 24 (10.00%) Integration Testing
10 21 (8.75%) Scrum
11 20 (8.33%) SEO
12 17 (7.08%) Game Development
13 16 (6.67%) Unit Testing
13 16 (6.67%) Web Design
14 14 (5.83%) Project Management
15 12 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (5.00%) SDLC
16 11 (4.58%) Mobile Development
16 11 (4.58%) Open Source
16 11 (4.58%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 228 (95.00%) JavaScript
2 57 (23.75%) PHP
3 49 (20.42%) SQL
4 31 (12.92%) Python
5 30 (12.50%) C#
6 20 (8.33%) Ruby
7 18 (7.50%) Shell Script
8 10 (4.17%) Java
9 6 (2.50%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.08%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.25%) Perl
12 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (14.17%) Degree
2 5 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.67%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.00%) QA
2 11 (4.58%) WCAG
3 7 (2.92%) WAI
System Software
1 19 (7.92%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (0.83%) Puppet
2 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (13.75%) Adobe
2 16 (6.67%) Google
3 14 (5.83%) Zend
4 6 (2.50%) Facebook
4 6 (2.50%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.50%) Oracle
5 5 (2.08%) EPiServer
5 5 (2.08%) Northgate
5 5 (2.08%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.67%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.25%) Twitter
8 1 (0.42%) PayPal
8 1 (0.42%) Rackspace
Winchester, Hampshire
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Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
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Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 - 10% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
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