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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 180 231 213
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -18
Permanent jobs citing LESS 55 24 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.03% 0.41% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.61% 0.93% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 55 24 18
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £23,700 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
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
2108 2582 2644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 39.29% 43.78% 44.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1860 2233 2279
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing LESS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +48 42 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Dorset +15 6 £37,500 +66.66%
Cornwall - 5 £32,500 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £45,000 - 3
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT jobs citing LESS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for LESS.

1 84 (97.67%) JavaScript
2 81 (94.19%) CSS
3 80 (93.02%) HTML
4 48 (55.81%) HTML5
5 45 (52.33%) Sass
6 43 (50.00%) PHP
7 42 (48.84%) CSS3
8 41 (47.67%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (44.19%) Front End Development
10 32 (37.21%) Grunt
10 32 (37.21%) MySQL
11 31 (36.05%) Web Development
12 30 (34.88%) jQuery
13 27 (31.40%) Bower
13 27 (31.40%) AngularJS
14 26 (30.23%) Git (software)
14 26 (30.23%) MVC
15 24 (27.91%) .NET
16 23 (26.74%) Node.js
17 22 (25.58%) C#
18 21 (24.42%) OO
19 20 (23.26%) Linux
19 20 (23.26%) E-Commerce
19 20 (23.26%) Photoshop
20 19 (22.09%) ASP.NET
20 19 (22.09%) SQL
20 19 (22.09%) Unit Testing
20 19 (22.09%) OO PHP
21 18 (20.93%) T-SQL
21 18 (20.93%) Finance

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (15.12%) WordPress
2 11 (12.79%) CMS
3 2 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.33%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.16%) Apache
4 1 (1.16%) nginx
4 1 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (23.26%) Photoshop
2 13 (15.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.81%) GitHub
2 4 (4.65%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (37.21%) MySQL
2 5 (5.81%) Redis
2 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.16%) Big Data
4 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (37.21%) Grunt
2 27 (31.40%) Bower
3 26 (30.23%) Git (software)
4 15 (17.44%) gulp
4 15 (17.44%) NuGet
5 12 (13.95%) Selenium
6 9 (10.47%) Moq
7 7 (8.14%) Karma Test Runner
7 7 (8.14%) Subversion
7 7 (8.14%) Vagrant
8 5 (5.81%) Eclipse
8 5 (5.81%) IntelliJ
8 5 (5.81%) PhpStorm
8 5 (5.81%) PHPUnit
8 5 (5.81%) Sublime Text
8 5 (5.81%) Yeoman
9 4 (4.65%) webpack
10 3 (3.49%) Jasmine
11 2 (2.33%) Babel
11 2 (2.33%) Protractor
General
1 18 (20.93%) Finance
2 14 (16.28%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.98%) Marketing
4 4 (4.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 84 (97.67%) Developer
2 26 (30.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 24 (27.91%) PHP Developer
4 15 (17.44%) JavaScript Developer
4 15 (17.44%) Senior Developer
5 13 (15.12%) Lead Developer
5 13 (15.12%) Web Developer
6 9 (10.47%) Designer
7 7 (8.14%) .NET Developer
7 7 (8.14%) HTML Developer
7 7 (8.14%) Junior
7 7 (8.14%) Junior Developer
8 6 (6.98%) Senior Designer
8 6 (6.98%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 6 (6.98%) Senior PHP Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Junior Web Developer
10 4 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (4.65%) C# Developer
10 4 (4.65%) HTML CSS Developer
11 3 (3.49%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (94.19%) CSS
2 80 (93.02%) HTML
3 48 (55.81%) HTML5
4 45 (52.33%) Sass
5 42 (48.84%) CSS3
6 30 (34.88%) jQuery
7 27 (31.40%) AngularJS
8 24 (27.91%) .NET
9 23 (26.74%) Node.js
10 19 (22.09%) ASP.NET
11 17 (19.77%) ASP.NET Web API
11 17 (19.77%) D3.js
12 16 (18.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 15 (17.44%) Ninject
14 14 (16.28%) KnockoutJS
14 14 (16.28%) Twig
15 13 (15.12%) React
15 13 (15.12%) XML
16 12 (13.95%) Laravel
17 10 (11.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) User Experience
2 14 (16.28%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.49%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.49%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.33%) Social Media
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.26%) Linux
2 10 (11.63%) Windows
3 4 (4.65%) Android
3 4 (4.65%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.33%) Unix
5 1 (1.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (47.67%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (44.19%) Front End Development
3 31 (36.05%) Web Development
4 26 (30.23%) MVC
5 21 (24.42%) OO
6 20 (23.26%) E-Commerce
7 19 (22.09%) OO PHP
7 19 (22.09%) Unit Testing
8 16 (18.60%) TDD
9 15 (17.44%) Dependency Injection
10 13 (15.12%) Scrum
11 10 (11.63%) Automated Testing
12 9 (10.47%) CRM
12 9 (10.47%) DevOps
13 8 (9.30%) Web Design
14 6 (6.98%) MVVM
14 6 (6.98%) Responsive Web Design
14 6 (6.98%) SEO
14 6 (6.98%) Software Engineering
14 6 (6.98%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 84 (97.67%) JavaScript
2 43 (50.00%) PHP
3 22 (25.58%) C#
4 19 (22.09%) SQL
5 18 (20.93%) T-SQL
6 16 (18.60%) TypeScript
7 15 (17.44%) PL/SQL
8 6 (6.98%) ES6
9 4 (4.65%) Java
9 4 (4.65%) Ruby
10 3 (3.49%) Python
11 2 (2.33%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.33%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (8.14%) Docker
2 2 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) Ansible
1 2 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (18.60%) Google
2 7 (8.14%) Adobe
3 5 (5.81%) CODA
3 5 (5.81%) Facebook
3 5 (5.81%) PayPal
4 4 (4.65%) Sage
5 2 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.33%) Twitter
5 2 (2.33%) Xamarin
5 2 (2.33%) Zend
6 1 (1.16%) Sitecore
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