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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 180 201 218
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +17
Permanent jobs citing LESS 62 23 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.03% 0.43% 0.074%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.41% 1.00% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 54 22 3
Average salary £35,000 £35,750 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.09% +37.50%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +42.85%
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
2572 2295 2485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 42.93% 42.99% 46.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2333 2053 2256
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 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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 +10 25 £32,500 -
Somerset +13 18 £33,750 -20.58% 2
Devon - 4 £27,000 -
Dorset - 4 £27,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £52,500 - 3
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

1 103 (98.10%) CSS
2 101 (96.19%) HTML
3 99 (94.29%) JavaScript
4 73 (69.52%) Sass
5 64 (60.95%) HTML5
5 64 (60.95%) CSS3
6 53 (50.48%) PHP
7 52 (49.52%) jQuery
8 40 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (37.14%) MVC
10 35 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
10 35 (33.33%) AngularJS
11 32 (30.48%) User Experience
12 28 (26.67%) Backbone.js
13 27 (25.71%) Git (software)
14 26 (24.76%) Twitter
15 25 (23.81%) OOCSS
15 25 (23.81%) Web Design
16 23 (21.90%) Google
17 22 (20.95%) .NET
17 22 (20.95%) Facebook
18 21 (20.00%) Wiki
19 19 (18.10%) Web Development
19 19 (18.10%) NoSQL
19 19 (18.10%) ASP.NET
20 18 (17.14%) Ember.js
21 17 (16.19%) C#
21 17 (16.19%) XML
22 16 (15.24%) Ajax
22 16 (15.24%) OO

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 13 (12.38%) Node.js
2 12 (11.43%) Drupal
3 9 (8.57%) WordPress
4 8 (7.62%) nginx
4 8 (7.62%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.86%) CMS
6 2 (1.90%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.90%) Kentico
7 1 (0.95%) Apache
7 1 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.90%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.90%) SaaS
3 1 (0.95%) GitHub
3 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.10%) NoSQL
2 9 (8.57%) MySQL
3 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.62%) Redis
3 8 (7.62%) Riak
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.95%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 27 (25.71%) Git (software)
2 16 (15.24%) Subversion
3 15 (14.29%) Grunt
4 11 (10.48%) Bower
5 8 (7.62%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.86%) Mercurial
6 3 (2.86%) JIRA
7 2 (1.90%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (0.95%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.95%) Mocha
8 1 (0.95%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.95%) Yeoman
8 1 (0.95%) Sublime Text
8 1 (0.95%) Selenium
8 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.95%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.95%) IntelliJ
General
1 9 (8.57%) Finance
2 2 (1.90%) Advertising
3 1 (0.95%) Retail
3 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 100 (95.24%) Developer
2 66 (62.86%) Front-End Developer
3 23 (21.90%) Web Developer
4 17 (16.19%) Front-End Web Developer
5 14 (13.33%) .NET Developer
6 7 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.76%) Tester
7 5 (4.76%) Team Leader
7 5 (4.76%) PHP Developer
7 5 (4.76%) Python Developer
7 5 (4.76%) AWS Developer
8 4 (3.81%) Senior Tester
9 3 (2.86%) Web Applications Developer
9 3 (2.86%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (2.86%) PHP Web Developer
9 3 (2.86%) Applications Developer
9 3 (2.86%) Designer
10 2 (1.90%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 2 (1.90%) Senior Web Developer
11 1 (0.95%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (98.10%) CSS
2 101 (96.19%) HTML
3 73 (69.52%) Sass
4 64 (60.95%) HTML5
4 64 (60.95%) CSS3
5 52 (49.52%) jQuery
6 35 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 28 (26.67%) Backbone.js
8 25 (23.81%) OOCSS
9 22 (20.95%) .NET
10 19 (18.10%) ASP.NET
11 18 (17.14%) Ember.js
12 17 (16.19%) XML
13 16 (15.24%) Ajax
14 15 (14.29%) JSON
15 14 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (13.33%) REST
16 13 (12.38%) Laravel
17 12 (11.43%) KnockoutJS
18 11 (10.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 32 (30.48%) User Experience
2 21 (20.00%) Wiki
3 8 (7.62%) Open Source
4 4 (3.81%) Social Media
5 3 (2.86%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.90%) Animation
7 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.14%) MVC
3 35 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 25 (23.81%) Web Design
5 19 (18.10%) Web Development
6 16 (15.24%) OO
7 13 (12.38%) Project Management
8 9 (8.57%) Scrum
9 8 (7.62%) Pair Programming
9 8 (7.62%) SOA
9 8 (7.62%) Workflow
9 8 (7.62%) Software Delivery
10 5 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (4.76%) Manual Testing
10 5 (4.76%) Project Planning
11 4 (3.81%) TDD
11 4 (3.81%) Unit Testing
12 3 (2.86%) Web Application Development
12 3 (2.86%) OO PHP
12 3 (2.86%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (94.29%) JavaScript
2 53 (50.48%) PHP
3 17 (16.19%) C#
4 14 (13.33%) Java
4 14 (13.33%) SQL
5 8 (7.62%) T-SQL
6 7 (6.67%) Ruby
7 6 (5.71%) Python
8 1 (0.95%) PHP5
8 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.95%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (0.95%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (0.95%) Degree
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) Puppet
1 8 (7.62%) Vagrant
1 8 (7.62%) Graphite
Vendors
1 26 (24.76%) Twitter
2 23 (21.90%) Google
3 22 (20.95%) Facebook
4 7 (6.67%) Zend
5 6 (5.71%) Oracle
6 3 (2.86%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.95%) Adobe
7 1 (0.95%) HP
7 1 (0.95%) CODA
7 1 (0.95%) IBM
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