The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales 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 93 - 83
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing LESS 2 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.18% - 0.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% - 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 2
Average salary £27,500 - £25,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -17.64%
LESS
Wales

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 Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
372 421 337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 32.78% 35.50% 38.47%
Number of salaries quoted 302 372 306
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £29,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LESS across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

LESS
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LESS across the South Wales region.

LESS Salary Trend in South Wales

LESS
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the South Wales 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
Cardiff - 2 £27,500 -
LESS
Wales

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 11 (100.00%) CSS
1 11 (100.00%) HTML
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) Git (software)
3 8 (72.73%) Backbone.js
3 8 (72.73%) Grunt
3 8 (72.73%) Bower
3 8 (72.73%) User Experience
3 8 (72.73%) Front End Development
4 6 (54.55%) AngularJS
4 6 (54.55%) Sass
4 6 (54.55%) HTML5
4 6 (54.55%) Kanban
4 6 (54.55%) Scrum
5 5 (45.45%) Mocha
5 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
5 5 (45.45%) WebSockets
5 5 (45.45%) Jasmine
5 5 (45.45%) REST
5 5 (45.45%) Ember.js
5 5 (45.45%) Functional Programming
5 5 (45.45%) gulp
6 4 (36.36%) API Design
7 3 (27.27%) Code Optimisation
7 3 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (27.27%) Graceful Degradation
7 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (27.27%) Banking

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 1 (9.09%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Bower
1 8 (72.73%) Git (software)
1 8 (72.73%) Grunt
2 5 (45.45%) gulp
2 5 (45.45%) Jasmine
2 5 (45.45%) Mocha
General
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Advertising
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (27.27%) UI Developer
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (9.09%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (9.09%) HTML Developer
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) CSS
1 11 (100.00%) HTML
2 8 (72.73%) Backbone.js
3 6 (54.55%) AngularJS
3 6 (54.55%) HTML5
3 6 (54.55%) Sass
4 5 (45.45%) Ember.js
4 5 (45.45%) REST
4 5 (45.45%) WebSockets
5 3 (27.27%) .NET
5 3 (27.27%) Ajax
5 3 (27.27%) JSON
5 3 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (18.18%) SOAP
6 2 (18.18%) Web Services
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (9.09%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) User Experience
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Front End Development
3 6 (54.55%) Kanban
3 6 (54.55%) Scrum
4 5 (45.45%) Functional Programming
4 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
5 4 (36.36%) API Design
6 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Code Optimisation
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (27.27%) Graceful Degradation
6 3 (27.27%) Progressive Enhancement
6 3 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (27.27%) Web Design
7 2 (18.18%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (9.09%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) Java