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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 376 336 440
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +104
Permanent jobs citing LESS 71 82 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.41% 0.041%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.93% 1.03% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 70 71 9
Average salary £40,000 £44,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +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
7641 7975 8830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 36.87% 39.44% 40.40%
Number of salaries quoted 6708 6684 8158
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Berkshire +19 23 £50,000 -2.43% 6
Hampshire -20 15 £30,000 -29.41% 2
Surrey -23 14 £45,000 -25.00% 4
Oxfordshire +7 10 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £35,000 -
Kent -24 3 £35,000 -19.07% 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 146 (97.33%) CSS
2 140 (93.33%) HTML
3 137 (91.33%) jQuery
4 134 (89.33%) JavaScript
5 116 (77.33%) Sass
6 94 (62.67%) HTML5
7 83 (55.33%) AngularJS
8 80 (53.33%) CSS3
8 80 (53.33%) User Experience
9 69 (46.00%) Git (software)
10 64 (42.67%) Subversion
11 62 (41.33%) MVC
12 59 (39.33%) SQL
13 46 (30.67%) Backbone.js
13 46 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
14 39 (26.00%) Windows
15 38 (25.33%) PHP
16 37 (24.67%) Photoshop
17 36 (24.00%) IIS
17 36 (24.00%) MySQL
18 34 (22.67%) JSON
18 34 (22.67%) Unit Testing
19 33 (22.00%) XML
19 33 (22.00%) Responsive Web Design
20 32 (21.33%) Apple iOS
20 32 (21.33%) Adobe
20 32 (21.33%) Google
21 29 (19.33%) Web Development
21 29 (19.33%) PHP5
21 29 (19.33%) Android

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 36 (24.00%) IIS
2 21 (14.00%) Node.js
3 19 (12.67%) WordPress
4 17 (11.33%) Apache
5 16 (10.67%) NServiceBus
6 12 (8.00%) CMS
7 1 (0.67%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.67%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.67%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.67%) Drupal
Applications
1 37 (24.67%) Photoshop
2 26 (17.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.00%) Fireworks
3 3 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.67%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (8.67%) Google App Engine
2 13 (8.67%) PaaS
2 13 (8.67%) Heroku
2 13 (8.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (4.67%) GitHub
4 4 (2.67%) SaaS
5 1 (0.67%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (24.00%) MySQL
2 22 (14.67%) SQL Server
3 19 (12.67%) NoSQL
4 18 (12.00%) RavenDB
5 16 (10.67%) Azure SQL Database
5 16 (10.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 69 (46.00%) Git (software)
2 64 (42.67%) Subversion
3 23 (15.33%) Jasmine
4 19 (12.67%) TeamCity
5 16 (10.67%) NCrunch
5 16 (10.67%) ReSharper
6 5 (3.33%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.67%) Grunt
8 2 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.33%) MSTest
9 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.67%) Mocha
9 1 (0.67%) Hudson
9 1 (0.67%) Yeoman
9 1 (0.67%) Bower
9 1 (0.67%) JIRA
General
1 23 (15.33%) Marketing
2 19 (12.67%) Finance
3 6 (4.00%) Advertising
4 4 (2.67%) Arabic Language
4 4 (2.67%) Publishing
5 1 (0.67%) Automotive
5 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 141 (94.00%) Developer
2 59 (39.33%) Front-End Developer
3 37 (24.67%) Web Developer
4 22 (14.67%) PHP Developer
5 18 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 18 (12.00%) .NET Developer
5 18 (12.00%) C# Developer
6 17 (11.33%) Front-End Web Developer
7 14 (9.33%) UI Developer
8 13 (8.67%) Designer
9 8 (5.33%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.33%) UI Designer
9 8 (5.33%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 7 (4.67%) Lead Developer
11 6 (4.00%) UI Programmer
11 6 (4.00%) UX Designer
12 4 (2.67%) Applications Developer
12 4 (2.67%) Lead Web Developer
13 3 (2.00%) Mobile Developer
13 3 (2.00%) Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (97.33%) CSS
2 140 (93.33%) HTML
3 137 (91.33%) jQuery
4 116 (77.33%) Sass
5 94 (62.67%) HTML5
6 83 (55.33%) AngularJS
7 80 (53.33%) CSS3
8 46 (30.67%) Backbone.js
9 34 (22.67%) JSON
10 33 (22.00%) XML
11 29 (19.33%) Ember.js
12 26 (17.33%) .NET
12 26 (17.33%) KnockoutJS
13 22 (14.67%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (14.67%) WCF
13 22 (14.67%) ASP.NET
13 22 (14.67%) Web Services
14 21 (14.00%) CodeIgniter
14 21 (14.00%) PhoneGap
14 21 (14.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 80 (53.33%) User Experience
2 20 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 20 (13.33%) BBC
3 13 (8.67%) Open Source
4 9 (6.00%) Semantic Web
5 7 (4.67%) Human Factors
5 7 (4.67%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.67%) RIA
6 2 (1.33%) W3C
6 2 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.67%) Streaming Music
7 1 (0.67%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 39 (26.00%) Windows
2 32 (21.33%) Apple iOS
3 29 (19.33%) Android
4 22 (14.67%) Linux
5 16 (10.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (41.33%) MVC
2 46 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (22.67%) Unit Testing
4 33 (22.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 29 (19.33%) Web Development
6 27 (18.00%) E-Commerce
7 25 (16.67%) TDD
8 22 (14.67%) OO
9 18 (12.00%) Domain-Driven Design
10 16 (10.67%) Android Development
10 16 (10.67%) iOS Development
10 16 (10.67%) Performance Tuning
10 16 (10.67%) Infrastructure Management
10 16 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (10.67%) Pair Programming
10 16 (10.67%) SOA
11 15 (10.00%) Web Design
12 13 (8.67%) Scrum
12 13 (8.67%) Mobile Application Development
13 10 (6.67%) Creative Marketing
Programming Languages
1 134 (89.33%) JavaScript
2 59 (39.33%) SQL
3 38 (25.33%) PHP
4 29 (19.33%) PHP5
5 22 (14.67%) C#
6 10 (6.67%) Ruby
7 7 (4.67%) Python
8 6 (4.00%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.33%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.33%) XQuery
9 2 (1.33%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (6.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.67%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.67%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.67%) Plesk
1 1 (0.67%) cPanel
Vendors
1 32 (21.33%) Adobe
1 32 (21.33%) Google
2 25 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 16 (10.67%) Xamarin
3 16 (10.67%) Red Gate
4 2 (1.33%) Twitter
5 1 (0.67%) Facebook
5 1 (0.67%) Interwoven
5 1 (0.67%) FatWire
5 1 (0.67%) ATG
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle
5 1 (0.67%) Zend
5 1 (0.67%) Atlassian
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