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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 174 209 223
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +14
Permanent jobs citing LESS 69 14 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.16% 0.26% 0.036%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.68% 0.61% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 61 13 1
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
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 2432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 43.12% 43.05% 44.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2352 2061 2207
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 3 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 3 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 +15 31 £32,500 +2.36% 3
Somerset +13 19 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Devon - 4 £27,250 - 1
Dorset - 2 £27,500 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £42,500 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 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 97 (97.98%) CSS
2 93 (93.94%) JavaScript
2 93 (93.94%) HTML
3 72 (72.73%) Sass
4 57 (57.58%) HTML5
4 57 (57.58%) CSS3
5 49 (49.49%) PHP
6 43 (43.43%) jQuery
7 35 (35.35%) MVC
8 34 (34.34%) Responsive Web Design
9 33 (33.33%) AngularJS
9 33 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (29.29%) User Experience
11 24 (24.24%) Web Design
12 23 (23.23%) Git (software)
12 23 (23.23%) OOCSS
12 23 (23.23%) Twitter
13 22 (22.22%) Backbone.js
13 22 (22.22%) NoSQL
14 21 (21.21%) .NET
15 20 (20.20%) Google
15 20 (20.20%) Wiki
15 20 (20.20%) Facebook
16 18 (18.18%) Ember.js
16 18 (18.18%) ASP.NET
17 17 (17.17%) SQL
17 17 (17.17%) Web Development
17 17 (17.17%) REST
18 16 (16.16%) C#
18 16 (16.16%) XML

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 15 (15.15%) Node.js
2 12 (12.12%) Drupal
3 8 (8.08%) WordPress
3 8 (8.08%) nginx
3 8 (8.08%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.02%) CMS
5 1 (1.01%) Apache
5 1 (1.01%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.01%) Kentico
5 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.03%) Fireworks
3 2 (2.02%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) SaaS
2 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.22%) NoSQL
2 8 (8.08%) Redis
2 8 (8.08%) Riak
2 8 (8.08%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.06%) MySQL
4 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.01%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (23.23%) Git (software)
2 15 (15.15%) Grunt
3 14 (14.14%) Subversion
4 10 (10.10%) Bower
5 8 (8.08%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.04%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.02%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (1.01%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.01%) Mocha
8 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.01%) JIRA
8 1 (1.01%) Selenium
8 1 (1.01%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (7.07%) Finance
2 2 (2.02%) Advertising
3 1 (1.01%) Retail
3 1 (1.01%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 98 (98.99%) Developer
2 62 (62.63%) Front-End Developer
3 21 (21.21%) Web Developer
4 17 (17.17%) Front-End Web Developer
5 13 (13.13%) .NET Developer
6 8 (8.08%) Python Developer
7 6 (6.06%) Senior Developer
8 5 (5.05%) Team Leader
9 4 (4.04%) PHP Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Designer
10 2 (2.02%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 2 (2.02%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (2.02%) Senior Web Developer
11 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET Developer
11 1 (1.01%) Junior Developer
11 1 (1.01%) PHP Web Developer
11 1 (1.01%) Web Applications Developer
11 1 (1.01%) Lead Developer
11 1 (1.01%) Software Tester
11 1 (1.01%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (97.98%) CSS
2 93 (93.94%) HTML
3 72 (72.73%) Sass
4 57 (57.58%) HTML5
4 57 (57.58%) CSS3
5 43 (43.43%) jQuery
6 33 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 23 (23.23%) OOCSS
8 22 (22.22%) Backbone.js
9 21 (21.21%) .NET
10 18 (18.18%) ASP.NET
10 18 (18.18%) Ember.js
11 17 (17.17%) REST
12 16 (16.16%) XML
13 14 (14.14%) JSON
14 13 (13.13%) Ajax
14 13 (13.13%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (12.12%) KnockoutJS
16 10 (10.10%) Laravel
16 10 (10.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 29 (29.29%) User Experience
2 20 (20.20%) Wiki
3 8 (8.08%) Open Source
4 4 (4.04%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.03%) Animation
6 2 (2.02%) Social Media
7 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.07%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.35%) MVC
2 34 (34.34%) Responsive Web Design
3 33 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (24.24%) Web Design
5 17 (17.17%) Web Development
6 14 (14.14%) OO
7 12 (12.12%) Project Management
8 9 (9.09%) Scrum
9 8 (8.08%) SOA
9 8 (8.08%) Workflow
9 8 (8.08%) Pair Programming
10 5 (5.05%) Unit Testing
11 3 (3.03%) TDD
11 3 (3.03%) OOD
11 3 (3.03%) Web Application Development
12 2 (2.02%) BDD
13 1 (1.01%) Software Testing
13 1 (1.01%) Project Planning
13 1 (1.01%) Mobile Application Development
13 1 (1.01%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 93 (93.94%) JavaScript
2 49 (49.49%) PHP
3 17 (17.17%) SQL
4 16 (16.16%) C#
5 10 (10.10%) Java
6 9 (9.09%) Python
7 8 (8.08%) Ruby
7 8 (8.08%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.01%) PHP5
8 1 (1.01%) PHP4
8 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.01%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (1.01%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.01%) Degree
Systems Management
1 8 (8.08%) Puppet
1 8 (8.08%) Vagrant
1 8 (8.08%) Graphite
Vendors
1 23 (23.23%) Twitter
2 20 (20.20%) Facebook
2 20 (20.20%) Google
3 3 (3.03%) Zend
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle
5 1 (1.01%) IBM
5 1 (1.01%) Adobe
5 1 (1.01%) HP
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