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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 223 219 212
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Permanent jobs citing LESS 11 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% 0.060% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.42% 0.14% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 8
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £34,000 £35,000
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
2612 2195 2140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 42.01% 43.84% 37.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2242 1964 1936
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 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Devon - 6 £33,750 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £35,000 -
Somerset -10 2 £40,000 - 3
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 33 (91.67%) CSS
2 27 (75.00%) HTML
3 24 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 17 (47.22%) CSS3
5 16 (44.44%) HTML5
6 15 (41.67%) Sass
6 15 (41.67%) .NET
6 15 (41.67%) C#
6 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (38.89%) ASP.NET
7 14 (38.89%) MVC
7 14 (38.89%) AngularJS
8 12 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
9 11 (30.56%) Node.js
10 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (25.00%) Manufacturing
11 9 (25.00%) Web Services
11 9 (25.00%) Windows
11 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 9 (25.00%) Photoshop
11 9 (25.00%) SQL
11 9 (25.00%) T-SQL
11 9 (25.00%) WPF
11 9 (25.00%) Silverlight
11 9 (25.00%) Web Development
11 9 (25.00%) Degree
11 9 (25.00%) WinForms
11 9 (25.00%) Grunt
11 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (30.56%) Node.js
2 2 (5.56%) Drupal
2 2 (5.56%) WordPress
3 1 (2.78%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.78%) Magnolia
3 1 (2.78%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Photoshop
2 8 (22.22%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Grunt
2 2 (5.56%) Subversion
2 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.78%) PhantomJS
3 1 (2.78%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
General
1 9 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (11.11%) Advertising
2 4 (11.11%) Marketing
3 3 (8.33%) Finance
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (86.11%) Developer
2 14 (38.89%) C# Developer
3 12 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 12 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 12 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 12 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 10 (27.78%) Senior Developer
5 8 (22.22%) Senior C# Developer
5 8 (22.22%) Senior .NET Developer
5 8 (22.22%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (19.44%) Front-End Developer
7 6 (16.67%) PHP Developer
8 4 (11.11%) Web Developer
8 4 (11.11%) Designer
9 3 (8.33%) Interactive Designer
10 2 (5.56%) Junior PHP Developer
10 2 (5.56%) Junior Developer
10 2 (5.56%) Junior
10 2 (5.56%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 2 (5.56%) Interactive Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (91.67%) CSS
2 27 (75.00%) HTML
3 17 (47.22%) CSS3
4 16 (44.44%) HTML5
5 15 (41.67%) Sass
5 15 (41.67%) .NET
6 14 (38.89%) ASP.NET
6 14 (38.89%) AngularJS
7 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (25.00%) Web Services
8 9 (25.00%) WPF
8 9 (25.00%) Silverlight
8 9 (25.00%) WinForms
8 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 7 (19.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (19.44%) jQuery
10 4 (11.11%) Laravel
11 3 (8.33%) Ajax
12 2 (5.56%) JSON
12 2 (5.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (22.22%) Animation
2 4 (11.11%) User Experience
3 1 (2.78%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (38.89%) MVC
3 12 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 9 (25.00%) Web Development
5 8 (22.22%) Web Design
6 5 (13.89%) OO
7 3 (8.33%) OO PHP
8 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.56%) Scrum
8 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.78%) Unit Testing
9 1 (2.78%) Waterfall
9 1 (2.78%) BDD
9 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.78%) Coaching
9 1 (2.78%) Migration
9 1 (2.78%) SEO
9 1 (2.78%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 24 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 15 (41.67%) C#
3 9 (25.00%) SQL
3 9 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 8 (22.22%) PHP
5 4 (11.11%) PHP4
6 1 (2.78%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.78%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) ISO 14001
1 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Twitter
2 1 (2.78%) Facebook
2 1 (2.78%) Adobe
2 1 (2.78%) Zend
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