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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 178 197 214
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +17
Permanent jobs citing LESS 57 25 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.94% 0.43% 0.056%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.25% 0.98% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 52 25 3
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
2535 2553 2442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 41.69% 44.09% 45.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2254 2237 2227
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 4 May 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 4 May 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
Somerset +15 15 £37,500 -11.76%
Bristol +3 14 £33,500 +14.52% 1
Wiltshire - 10 £35,000 - 2
Devon -7 5 £27,000 +20.00%
Dorset - 4 £27,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £30,000 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 103 (98.10%) HTML
1 103 (98.10%) CSS
2 98 (93.33%) JavaScript
3 63 (60.00%) Sass
4 61 (58.10%) HTML5
5 58 (55.24%) CSS3
6 52 (49.52%) jQuery
7 51 (48.57%) PHP
8 49 (46.67%) MVC
9 47 (44.76%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (33.33%) AngularJS
10 35 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
11 33 (31.43%) .NET
12 30 (28.57%) User Experience
13 26 (24.76%) Twitter
13 26 (24.76%) C#
14 25 (23.81%) Google
14 25 (23.81%) Backbone.js
14 25 (23.81%) OOCSS
15 24 (22.86%) XML
15 24 (22.86%) Web Design
16 23 (21.90%) ASP.NET
17 22 (20.95%) Web Development
17 22 (20.95%) Facebook
18 20 (19.05%) Git (software)
19 18 (17.14%) Wiki
19 18 (17.14%) SQL
20 17 (16.19%) T-SQL
20 17 (16.19%) JSON
20 17 (16.19%) ASP.NET MVC

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 13 (12.38%) Drupal
1 13 (12.38%) Node.js
2 10 (9.52%) WordPress
3 5 (4.76%) Apache Solr
3 5 (4.76%) nginx
4 3 (2.86%) CMS
5 2 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.90%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.90%) Kentico
6 1 (0.95%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.95%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.86%) GitHub
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.95%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.43%) NoSQL
2 11 (10.48%) SQL Server
3 10 (9.52%) MySQL
4 5 (4.76%) Redis
4 5 (4.76%) Riak
5 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.95%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 12 (11.43%) Grunt
3 9 (8.57%) Subversion
3 9 (8.57%) Bower
4 5 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.86%) JIRA
5 3 (2.86%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.86%) IntelliJ
5 3 (2.86%) Sublime Text
5 3 (2.86%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (2.86%) Yeoman
6 2 (1.90%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.95%) Mocha
7 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.95%) Selenium
7 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.95%) Jasmine
General
1 9 (8.57%) Finance
2 8 (7.62%) Advertising
3 1 (0.95%) Retail
3 1 (0.95%) Marketing
3 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 99 (94.29%) Developer
2 60 (57.14%) Front-End Developer
3 21 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 16 (15.24%) Web Developer
5 10 (9.52%) Front-End Web Developer
6 8 (7.62%) C# Developer
7 7 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (4.76%) Tester
8 5 (4.76%) Team Leader
8 5 (4.76%) PHP Developer
8 5 (4.76%) AWS Developer
9 4 (3.81%) Senior Tester
10 3 (2.86%) Designer
10 3 (2.86%) PHP Web Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Web Applications Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Applications Developer
11 2 (1.90%) Junior C# .NET Developer
11 2 (1.90%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (98.10%) HTML
1 103 (98.10%) CSS
2 63 (60.00%) Sass
3 61 (58.10%) HTML5
4 58 (55.24%) CSS3
5 52 (49.52%) jQuery
6 35 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 33 (31.43%) .NET
8 25 (23.81%) Backbone.js
8 25 (23.81%) OOCSS
9 24 (22.86%) XML
10 23 (21.90%) ASP.NET
11 17 (16.19%) JSON
11 17 (16.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (14.29%) Ajax
12 15 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
12 15 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (13.33%) Ember.js
14 13 (12.38%) Laravel
15 12 (11.43%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 30 (28.57%) User Experience
2 18 (17.14%) Wiki
3 6 (5.71%) Open Source
4 4 (3.81%) Social Media
5 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.95%) Animation
6 1 (0.95%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.62%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (46.67%) MVC
2 47 (44.76%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 24 (22.86%) Web Design
5 22 (20.95%) Web Development
6 14 (13.33%) OO
7 13 (12.38%) Project Management
8 8 (7.62%) Scrum
9 6 (5.71%) TDD
10 5 (4.76%) Manual Testing
10 5 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (4.76%) Pair Programming
10 5 (4.76%) Project Planning
10 5 (4.76%) SOA
10 5 (4.76%) Workflow
10 5 (4.76%) Software Delivery
11 4 (3.81%) Web Application Development
12 3 (2.86%) MVVM
12 3 (2.86%) Software Testing
12 3 (2.86%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 98 (93.33%) JavaScript
2 51 (48.57%) PHP
3 26 (24.76%) C#
4 18 (17.14%) SQL
5 17 (16.19%) T-SQL
6 14 (13.33%) Java
7 7 (6.67%) Ruby
8 2 (1.90%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.90%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.95%) Scala
9 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.95%) PHP5
9 1 (0.95%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.95%) Degree
2 1 (0.95%) HND
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) Graphite
1 5 (4.76%) Vagrant
1 5 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (24.76%) Twitter
2 25 (23.81%) Google
3 22 (20.95%) Facebook
4 8 (7.62%) Zend
5 6 (5.71%) Oracle
5 6 (5.71%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.86%) CODA
7 1 (0.95%) Adobe
7 1 (0.95%) HP
7 1 (0.95%) IBM
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