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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 210 209 215
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Permanent jobs citing LESS 25 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.40% 0.095% 0.072%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.95% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 22 4 4
Average salary £37,500 £32,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
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
2623 2351 2125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 41.70% 44.61% 38.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2284 2113 1896
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 £27,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £49,000
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 21 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 21 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 -3 9 £45,000 +52.54% 3
Devon - 5 £45,000 -
Bristol +3 4 £32,500 -4.41% 2
Wiltshire 0 4 £34,500 +15.00% 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 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 39 (82.98%) 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
9 14 (29.79%) MVC
9 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (25.53%) SQL
10 12 (25.53%) Photoshop
11 11 (23.40%) PHP
12 10 (21.28%) Fireworks
12 10 (21.28%) Web Design
12 10 (21.28%) Animation
12 10 (21.28%) REST
12 10 (21.28%) NoSQL
12 10 (21.28%) Git (software)
12 10 (21.28%) jQuery
12 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (19.15%) .NET
13 9 (19.15%) C#
14 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET
14 8 (17.02%) Web Services
14 8 (17.02%) Python
14 8 (17.02%) User Experience
15 7 (14.89%) Django

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.13%) Drupal
4 1 (2.13%) Magnolia
4 1 (2.13%) CMS
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 10 (21.28%) NoSQL
2 5 (10.64%) 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 10 (21.28%) Git (software)
3 7 (14.89%) Subversion
4 4 (8.51%) Bower
5 3 (6.38%) Mercurial
5 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.13%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.13%) PhantomJS
6 1 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 5 (10.64%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.51%) Marketing
2 4 (8.51%) Advertising
3 3 (6.38%) Finance
4 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%) C# Developer
4 8 (17.02%) Front-End Web Developer
5 7 (14.89%) Python Developer
6 6 (12.77%) .NET Developer
6 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (12.77%) Senior Developer
6 6 (12.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (12.77%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (10.64%) Designer
7 5 (10.64%) PHP Developer
8 4 (8.51%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (8.51%) Senior C# Developer
8 4 (8.51%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (8.51%) Interactive Designer
9 3 (6.38%) Interactive Developer
10 2 (4.26%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 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 9 (19.15%) .NET
9 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET
9 8 (17.02%) Web Services
10 7 (14.89%) Django
10 7 (14.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (10.64%) Backbone.js
12 5 (10.64%) Ember.js
12 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 5 (10.64%) WinForms
12 5 (10.64%) Ajax
12 5 (10.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Animation
1 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.02%) User Experience
3 3 (6.38%) Open Source
3 3 (6.38%) Algorithms
3 3 (6.38%) Wiki
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Responsive Web Design
1 14 (29.79%) MVC
1 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (21.28%) Web Design
3 6 (12.77%) OO
4 5 (10.64%) Web Development
5 4 (8.51%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.38%) OO PHP
6 3 (6.38%) SOA
6 3 (6.38%) Pair Programming
6 3 (6.38%) Workflow
7 2 (4.26%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.26%) Scrum
7 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.13%) Waterfall
8 1 (2.13%) BDD
8 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.13%) Coaching
8 1 (2.13%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 39 (82.98%) JavaScript
2 12 (25.53%) SQL
3 11 (23.40%) PHP
4 9 (19.15%) C#
5 8 (17.02%) Python
6 5 (10.64%) T-SQL
7 4 (8.51%) PHP4
8 2 (4.26%) Ruby
9 1 (2.13%) PHP5
9 1 (2.13%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.13%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Vagrant
1 3 (6.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Twitter
2 1 (2.13%) Facebook
2 1 (2.13%) Adobe
2 1 (2.13%) Zend
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