The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 189 214 233
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +19
Permanent jobs citing LESS 48 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 0.19% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.84% 0.42% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 41 9 2
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +30.00%
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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2612 2362 2517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 43.24% 43.87% 44.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2375 2121 2269
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
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 West

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

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

LESS
Salary Trend in the South West

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

LESS Salary Trend in the South West

LESS
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LESS across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

LESS Salary Histogram in the South West

LESS
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Bristol +16 25 £33,750 +6.29% 3
Somerset +14 11 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Devon - 3 £27,500 - 1
Wiltshire -6 2 £41,250 +50.00%
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 74 (98.67%) CSS
2 73 (97.33%) JavaScript
3 70 (93.33%) HTML
4 54 (72.00%) Sass
5 43 (57.33%) HTML5
5 43 (57.33%) CSS3
6 33 (44.00%) jQuery
6 33 (44.00%) PHP
7 29 (38.67%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (38.67%) AngularJS
8 27 (36.00%) MVC
9 22 (29.33%) NoSQL
9 22 (29.33%) User Experience
10 19 (25.33%) Backbone.js
10 19 (25.33%) Responsive Web Design
11 18 (24.00%) Ember.js
12 17 (22.67%) REST
12 17 (22.67%) .NET
13 16 (21.33%) Git (software)
13 16 (21.33%) Node.js
13 16 (21.33%) Grunt
14 15 (20.00%) C#
15 14 (18.67%) SQL
15 14 (18.67%) OO
16 13 (17.33%) ASP.NET
17 12 (16.00%) Web Design
17 12 (16.00%) Subversion
17 12 (16.00%) Ajax
18 11 (14.67%) OOCSS
18 11 (14.67%) ASP.NET MVC

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 16 (21.33%) Node.js
2 10 (13.33%) Drupal
3 8 (10.67%) nginx
3 8 (10.67%) Apache Solr
4 7 (9.33%) WordPress
5 1 (1.33%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.00%) Fireworks
3 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) SaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (29.33%) NoSQL
2 8 (10.67%) Redis
2 8 (10.67%) Riak
3 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.67%) MySQL
6 1 (1.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (21.33%) Git (software)
1 16 (21.33%) Grunt
2 12 (16.00%) Subversion
3 10 (13.33%) Bower
4 8 (10.67%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.33%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.67%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (2.67%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.33%) PhantomJS
7 1 (1.33%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.33%) Selenium
7 1 (1.33%) Mocha
7 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (2.67%) Finance
1 2 (2.67%) Advertising
1 2 (2.67%) Retail
1 2 (2.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (100.00%) Developer
2 45 (60.00%) Front-End Developer
3 21 (28.00%) Web Developer
4 17 (22.67%) Front-End Web Developer
5 11 (14.67%) .NET Developer
6 8 (10.67%) Python Developer
7 5 (6.67%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Senior Web Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Team Leader
9 2 (2.67%) PHP Developer
10 1 (1.33%) Designer
10 1 (1.33%) Lead PHP Developer
10 1 (1.33%) UI Developer
10 1 (1.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 1 (1.33%) Interactive Developer
10 1 (1.33%) Interactive Designer
10 1 (1.33%) Python/Django Developer
10 1 (1.33%) Django Developer
10 1 (1.33%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (98.67%) CSS
2 70 (93.33%) HTML
3 54 (72.00%) Sass
4 43 (57.33%) HTML5
4 43 (57.33%) CSS3
5 33 (44.00%) jQuery
6 29 (38.67%) AngularJS
7 19 (25.33%) Backbone.js
8 18 (24.00%) Ember.js
9 17 (22.67%) REST
9 17 (22.67%) .NET
10 13 (17.33%) ASP.NET
11 12 (16.00%) Ajax
12 11 (14.67%) OOCSS
12 11 (14.67%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (12.00%) KnockoutJS
15 8 (10.67%) Web Services
15 8 (10.67%) Django
16 7 (9.33%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.33%) User Experience
2 10 (13.33%) Wiki
3 8 (10.67%) Open Source
4 4 (5.33%) Algorithms
5 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.00%) Animation
6 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.00%) MVC
3 19 (25.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 14 (18.67%) OO
5 12 (16.00%) Web Design
6 8 (10.67%) SOA
6 8 (10.67%) Workflow
6 8 (10.67%) Pair Programming
7 7 (9.33%) Web Development
7 7 (9.33%) Scrum
8 6 (8.00%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.00%) Web Application Development
9 3 (4.00%) BDD
9 3 (4.00%) TDD
9 3 (4.00%) OOD
10 2 (2.67%) Project Management
10 2 (2.67%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.67%) Waterfall
11 1 (1.33%) Mentoring
11 1 (1.33%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 73 (97.33%) JavaScript
2 33 (44.00%) PHP
3 15 (20.00%) C#
4 14 (18.67%) SQL
5 9 (12.00%) Java
5 9 (12.00%) Python
6 8 (10.67%) Ruby
7 5 (6.67%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.67%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.33%) PHP5
9 1 (1.33%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.33%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) Puppet
1 8 (10.67%) Vagrant
1 8 (10.67%) Graphite
Vendors
1 10 (13.33%) Twitter
2 8 (10.67%) Google
2 8 (10.67%) Facebook
3 3 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.67%) Adobe
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle
5 1 (1.33%) IBM
5 1 (1.33%) HP
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