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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 198 226 228
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +2
Permanent jobs citing LESS 42 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.66% 0.17% 0.035%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.58% 0.38% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 38 10 2
Average salary £37,500 £34,250 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.48% +37.00%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +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
2655 2637 2407
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 41.96% 44.51% 42.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2351 2352 2171
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Bristol +20 16 £32,500 +4.83% 1
Somerset +16 14 £41,250 +23.13% 2
Devon - 5 £39,500 - 1
Wiltshire -8 2 £37,000 +34.54% 2
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 49 (92.45%) JavaScript
1 49 (92.45%) CSS
2 45 (84.91%) HTML
3 38 (71.70%) Sass
4 33 (62.26%) HTML5
4 33 (62.26%) CSS3
5 26 (49.06%) AngularJS
6 24 (45.28%) jQuery
7 21 (39.62%) PHP
8 17 (32.08%) NoSQL
9 16 (30.19%) Node.js
10 15 (28.30%) User Experience
11 14 (26.42%) OO
11 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (26.42%) Responsive Web Design
12 13 (24.53%) Grunt
12 13 (24.53%) Ember.js
12 13 (24.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (24.53%) REST
12 13 (24.53%) Backbone.js
13 12 (22.64%) Git (software)
14 11 (20.75%) SQL
14 11 (20.75%) MVC
15 9 (16.98%) Python
15 9 (16.98%) Laravel
16 8 (15.09%) Django
16 8 (15.09%) Ajax
16 8 (15.09%) WordPress
16 8 (15.09%) Subversion
16 8 (15.09%) Java

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (30.19%) Node.js
2 8 (15.09%) WordPress
3 7 (13.21%) Drupal
4 4 (7.55%) nginx
4 4 (7.55%) Apache Solr
5 2 (3.77%) CMS
6 1 (1.89%) Magnolia
6 1 (1.89%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Photoshop
2 4 (7.55%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.77%) SaaS
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.08%) NoSQL
2 4 (7.55%) Redis
2 4 (7.55%) Riak
3 3 (5.66%) MySQL
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.89%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (24.53%) Grunt
2 12 (22.64%) Git (software)
3 8 (15.09%) Subversion
4 6 (11.32%) Bower
5 4 (7.55%) Mercurial
5 4 (7.55%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.77%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (1.89%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.89%) PhantomJS
7 1 (1.89%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 4 (7.55%) Marketing
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Advertising
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (98.11%) Developer
2 30 (56.60%) Front-End Developer
3 13 (24.53%) Web Developer
4 10 (18.87%) Front-End Web Developer
5 8 (15.09%) Python Developer
6 5 (9.43%) PHP Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.66%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Web Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Interactive Designer
9 2 (3.77%) Designer
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 1 (1.89%) Junior
10 1 (1.89%) C# .NET Developer
10 1 (1.89%) Django Developer
10 1 (1.89%) UI Programmer
10 1 (1.89%) Python/Django Developer
10 1 (1.89%) Interactive Developer
10 1 (1.89%) UI Developer
10 1 (1.89%) Lead PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (92.45%) CSS
2 45 (84.91%) HTML
3 38 (71.70%) Sass
4 33 (62.26%) HTML5
4 33 (62.26%) CSS3
5 26 (49.06%) AngularJS
6 24 (45.28%) jQuery
7 13 (24.53%) Ember.js
7 13 (24.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 13 (24.53%) Backbone.js
7 13 (24.53%) REST
8 9 (16.98%) Laravel
9 8 (15.09%) Django
9 8 (15.09%) Ajax
10 6 (11.32%) .NET
10 6 (11.32%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (9.43%) Spring
12 4 (7.55%) Web Services
13 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET
13 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.30%) User Experience
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Algorithms
2 4 (7.55%) Animation
2 4 (7.55%) Wiki
2 4 (7.55%) Open Source
3 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) OO
1 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (26.42%) Responsive Web Design
2 11 (20.75%) MVC
3 7 (13.21%) Web Design
4 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
5 4 (7.55%) Pair Programming
5 4 (7.55%) SOA
5 4 (7.55%) Scrum
5 4 (7.55%) Workflow
6 3 (5.66%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.66%) Web Development
6 3 (5.66%) OO PHP
7 2 (3.77%) Web Application Development
7 2 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.77%) Waterfall
7 2 (3.77%) BDD
7 2 (3.77%) TDD
7 2 (3.77%) OOD
8 1 (1.89%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 49 (92.45%) JavaScript
2 21 (39.62%) PHP
3 11 (20.75%) SQL
4 9 (16.98%) Python
5 8 (15.09%) Java
6 7 (13.21%) Ruby
7 6 (11.32%) C#
8 4 (7.55%) PHP4
9 2 (3.77%) TypeScript
9 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.89%) PHP5
10 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.89%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Puppet
1 4 (7.55%) Vagrant
1 4 (7.55%) Graphite
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) Twitter
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) Google
2 2 (3.77%) Facebook
3 1 (1.89%) Adobe
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle
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