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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 214 208 204
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Permanent jobs citing LESS 13 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.058% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.50% 0.13% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 13
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
2625 2245 2137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 42.34% 43.38% 37.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2235 1986 1948
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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
Somerset -18 5 £40,000 - 3
Devon - 5 £26,750 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £35,000 - 2
Bristol -2 1 - - 2
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 39 (92.86%) CSS
2 33 (78.57%) HTML
3 28 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 23 (54.76%) CSS3
5 22 (52.38%) HTML5
6 17 (40.48%) Sass
6 17 (40.48%) .NET
6 17 (40.48%) C#
7 16 (38.10%) ASP.NET
7 16 (38.10%) MVC
8 13 (30.95%) jQuery
8 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (28.57%) AngularJS
9 12 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
10 11 (26.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 11 (26.19%) Node.js
10 11 (26.19%) Web Development
10 11 (26.19%) Degree
10 11 (26.19%) WPF
10 11 (26.19%) Silverlight
10 11 (26.19%) WinForms
10 11 (26.19%) Manufacturing
10 11 (26.19%) Web Services
10 11 (26.19%) Windows
10 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
10 11 (26.19%) SQL
10 11 (26.19%) T-SQL
11 10 (23.81%) PHP
12 9 (21.43%) Photoshop

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 11 (26.19%) Node.js
2 5 (11.90%) Drupal
3 2 (4.76%) WordPress
4 1 (2.38%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.38%) CMS
4 1 (2.38%) Magnolia
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Photoshop
2 8 (19.05%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Grunt
2 5 (11.90%) Subversion
2 5 (11.90%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (26.19%) Manufacturing
2 4 (9.52%) Advertising
2 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.52%) Marketing
3 3 (7.14%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (88.10%) Developer
2 16 (38.10%) C# Developer
3 14 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 14 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 14 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (21.43%) Senior Developer
5 8 (19.05%) Front-End Developer
5 8 (19.05%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (19.05%) PHP Developer
5 8 (19.05%) Senior C# Developer
5 8 (19.05%) Senior .NET Developer
6 6 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (9.52%) Designer
7 4 (9.52%) Web Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Junior PHP Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Junior Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Interactive Designer
8 3 (7.14%) Junior
8 3 (7.14%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (92.86%) CSS
2 33 (78.57%) HTML
3 23 (54.76%) CSS3
4 22 (52.38%) HTML5
5 17 (40.48%) Sass
5 17 (40.48%) .NET
6 16 (38.10%) ASP.NET
7 13 (30.95%) jQuery
8 12 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (28.57%) AngularJS
9 11 (26.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 11 (26.19%) WPF
9 11 (26.19%) Silverlight
9 11 (26.19%) WinForms
9 11 (26.19%) Web Services
10 6 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (11.90%) JSON
11 5 (11.90%) Ajax
12 4 (9.52%) Backbone.js
12 4 (9.52%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Animation
2 4 (9.52%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) MVC
2 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
4 11 (26.19%) Web Development
5 8 (19.05%) Web Design
6 4 (9.52%) OO
6 4 (9.52%) Scrum
7 3 (7.14%) OO PHP
8 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.38%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 28 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 17 (40.48%) C#
3 11 (26.19%) SQL
3 11 (26.19%) T-SQL
4 10 (23.81%) PHP
5 3 (7.14%) PHP4
6 1 (2.38%) PHP5
6 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Twitter
2 1 (2.38%) Zend
2 1 (2.38%) Adobe
2 1 (2.38%) Facebook
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Salary: £18000 to £38000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bath, Avon
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Posted: 15 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
UCAS
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Fasthosts Internet Ltd
Salary: £26,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Swindon
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago