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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 216 216 215
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing LESS 25 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.075% 0.073%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.94% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 23 3 4
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
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
2646 2384 2097
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 41.64% 44.75% 38.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2311 2152 1879
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 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -2 10 £43,750 +48.30% 3
Wiltshire -4 4 £34,500 +15.00% 1
Bristol - 4 £32,500 - 2
Devon - 4 £45,000 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 44 (93.62%) CSS
2 40 (85.11%) JavaScript
3 36 (76.60%) HTML
4 28 (59.57%) Sass
5 26 (55.32%) CSS3
6 25 (53.19%) HTML5
7 20 (42.55%) AngularJS
8 15 (31.91%) Grunt
9 14 (29.79%) Responsive Web Design
9 14 (29.79%) Node.js
10 13 (27.66%) MVC
10 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (25.53%) SQL
11 12 (25.53%) Photoshop
12 11 (23.40%) PHP
12 11 (23.40%) NoSQL
12 11 (23.40%) Git (software)
13 10 (21.28%) jQuery
13 10 (21.28%) REST
13 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (21.28%) Fireworks
13 10 (21.28%) Web Design
13 10 (21.28%) Animation
14 9 (19.15%) Python
15 8 (17.02%) .NET
15 8 (17.02%) C#
15 8 (17.02%) Django
15 8 (17.02%) User Experience
16 7 (14.89%) Twitter
16 7 (14.89%) Twitter Bootstrap

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 14 (29.79%) Node.js
2 3 (6.38%) nginx
2 3 (6.38%) Apache Solr
3 2 (4.26%) WordPress
4 1 (2.13%) Magnolia
4 1 (2.13%) CMS
4 1 (2.13%) Drupal
4 1 (2.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (25.53%) Photoshop
2 10 (21.28%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) NoSQL
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.38%) Redis
3 3 (6.38%) Riak
4 2 (4.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) Grunt
2 11 (23.40%) Git (software)
3 7 (14.89%) Subversion
4 4 (8.51%) Mercurial
4 4 (8.51%) Bower
5 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.13%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.13%) PhantomJS
6 1 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
1 4 (8.51%) Advertising
1 4 (8.51%) Marketing
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (91.49%) Developer
2 17 (36.17%) Front-End Developer
3 11 (23.40%) Web Developer
4 8 (17.02%) Python Developer
4 8 (17.02%) Front-End Web Developer
5 7 (14.89%) C# Developer
6 5 (10.64%) .NET Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Developer
6 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (10.64%) PHP Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Designer
6 5 (10.64%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (10.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Interactive Designer
8 3 (6.38%) Interactive Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 1 (2.13%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (93.62%) CSS
2 36 (76.60%) HTML
3 28 (59.57%) Sass
4 26 (55.32%) CSS3
5 25 (53.19%) HTML5
6 20 (42.55%) AngularJS
7 10 (21.28%) REST
7 10 (21.28%) jQuery
8 8 (17.02%) Django
8 8 (17.02%) .NET
9 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET
9 7 (14.89%) Web Services
9 7 (14.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (10.64%) Ember.js
10 5 (10.64%) Backbone.js
10 5 (10.64%) Ajax
10 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (8.51%) WPF
11 4 (8.51%) Silverlight
11 4 (8.51%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Animation
1 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.02%) User Experience
3 4 (8.51%) Algorithms
4 3 (6.38%) Wiki
4 3 (6.38%) Open Source
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Responsive Web Design
2 13 (27.66%) MVC
2 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) Web Design
4 6 (12.77%) OO
5 5 (10.64%) Unit Testing
6 4 (8.51%) Web Development
7 3 (6.38%) OO PHP
7 3 (6.38%) Pair Programming
7 3 (6.38%) SOA
7 3 (6.38%) Workflow
8 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.26%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.26%) Scrum
8 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.13%) Waterfall
9 1 (2.13%) BDD
9 1 (2.13%) DSDM
9 1 (2.13%) Migration
9 1 (2.13%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 40 (85.11%) JavaScript
2 12 (25.53%) SQL
3 11 (23.40%) PHP
4 9 (19.15%) Python
5 8 (17.02%) C#
6 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
6 4 (8.51%) PHP4
7 2 (4.26%) Ruby
8 1 (2.13%) PHP5
8 1 (2.13%) Java
8 1 (2.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.13%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Puppet
1 3 (6.38%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Twitter
2 1 (2.13%) Adobe
2 1 (2.13%) Zend
2 1 (2.13%) Facebook
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