The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 407 498 767
Rank change year-on-year
+91 +269
Permanent jobs citing LESS 654 510 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.43% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.56% 1.07% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 577 430 114
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
41821 47620 44610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.71% 40.10% 40.37%
Number of salaries quoted 35593 40144 38834
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LESS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LESS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LESS within the UK.

LESS Salary Trend in the UK

LESS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LESS over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 within the UK.

LESS Salary Histogram in the UK

LESS
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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
England +73 609 £41,250 -2.94% 101
London -8 278 £50,000 - 53
South East +28 75 £42,500 - 12
Yorkshire +62 63 £27,500 -21.42% 10
North West +43 62 £35,000 - 8
South West +13 61 £35,000 -14.63% 5
City of London +17 57 £45,000 -18.18% 17
Manchester +28 37 £35,000 - 3
West Midlands +5 29 £32,500 - 1
Surrey +21 27 £45,000 -
Cheshire +26 25 £33,750 +18.42% 3
Berkshire +13 21 £50,000 +60.00% 4
Scotland +15 20 £40,000 -23.80% 8
South Yorkshire - 18 £28,575 - 3
Sheffield - 18 £28,575 - 3
East of England +29 17 £41,000 -8.88% 2
Somerset +14 17 £36,250 -14.70%
Bristol +5 17 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Reading +17 15 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North East +12 15 £31,500 +36.95% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 15 £31,500 +36.95% 2
Tyne and Wear +8 15 £31,500 +36.95% 2
Bath +10 14 £35,000 -17.64%
Guildford - 14 £41,500 -
North Yorkshire +29 13 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Cardiff +3 13 £35,000 +29.62% 1
West Yorkshire +2 13 £25,500 -40.00% 4
Wales -1 13 £35,000 +29.62% 1
South Wales -3 13 £35,000 +29.62% 1
Edinburgh +18 12 £40,000 - 5

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 1167 (92.40%) CSS
2 1163 (92.08%) JavaScript
3 1151 (91.13%) HTML
4 855 (67.70%) jQuery
4 855 (67.70%) HTML5
4 855 (67.70%) Sass
5 625 (49.49%) CSS3
6 551 (43.63%) Agile Software Development
7 540 (42.76%) AngularJS
8 436 (34.52%) User Experience
9 407 (32.22%) Git (software)
10 373 (29.53%) PHP
11 353 (27.95%) MVC
12 288 (22.80%) TDD
13 281 (22.25%) OO
14 272 (21.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 265 (20.98%) Backbone.js
16 257 (20.35%) Node.js
17 243 (19.24%) .NET
18 236 (18.69%) E-Commerce
19 222 (17.58%) Photoshop
20 215 (17.02%) Responsive Web Design
21 198 (15.68%) MySQL
22 187 (14.81%) C#
23 186 (14.73%) Scrum
24 184 (14.57%) SQL
25 175 (13.86%) Linux
26 173 (13.70%) CMS
27 172 (13.62%) Finance
28 169 (13.38%) Unit Testing

LESS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 257 (20.35%) Node.js
2 173 (13.70%) CMS
3 115 (9.11%) WordPress
4 62 (4.91%) Drupal
5 57 (4.51%) Apache
6 49 (3.88%) Umbraco
7 47 (3.72%) ExpressionEngine
7 47 (3.72%) concrete5
8 46 (3.64%) nginx
9 33 (2.61%) IIS
10 27 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
11 19 (1.50%) NServiceBus
12 17 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 16 (1.27%) Apache Solr
14 14 (1.11%) Joomla!
15 13 (1.03%) WebSphere
16 10 (0.79%) Tomcat
16 10 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
17 9 (0.71%) Sitefinity
18 5 (0.40%) Kentico
Applications
1 222 (17.58%) Photoshop
2 76 (6.02%) Adobe Illustrator
3 35 (2.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 32 (2.53%) MS Excel
5 29 (2.30%) Fireworks
6 14 (1.11%) InDesign
7 12 (0.95%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.63%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.24%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.079%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.079%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 86 (6.81%) Magento
2 5 (0.40%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.079%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.079%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 61 (4.83%) GitHub
2 40 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (2.69%) SaaS
4 32 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (1.03%) Heroku
6 12 (0.95%) Google Analytics
7 10 (0.79%) PaaS
8 6 (0.48%) Google App Engine
8 6 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 6 (0.48%) Silverpop
9 5 (0.40%) Rackspace Cloud
10 4 (0.32%) IaaS
11 3 (0.24%) MailChimp
11 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.16%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.079%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.079%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.079%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 87 (6.89%) HTTP
2 11 (0.87%) Internet
3 6 (0.48%) SSH
3 6 (0.48%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.32%) DNS
4 4 (0.32%) DHCP
5 3 (0.24%) Intranet
5 3 (0.24%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.16%) Broadband
6 2 (0.16%) SMS
7 1 (0.079%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.079%) SSL
7 1 (0.079%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (15.68%) MySQL
2 147 (11.64%) SQL Server
3 62 (4.91%) MongoDB
4 57 (4.51%) NoSQL
5 39 (3.09%) Redis
6 29 (2.30%) RavenDB
7 28 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 26 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
9 20 (1.58%) Azure SQL Database
10 18 (1.43%) Big Data
10 18 (1.43%) CouchDB
11 14 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (0.95%) Relational Database
13 10 (0.79%) Jackrabbit
14 9 (0.71%) Event Store
14 9 (0.71%) Couchbase
15 8 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 5 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 5 (0.40%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 407 (32.22%) Git (software)
2 163 (12.91%) Jasmine
3 135 (10.69%) Grunt
4 131 (10.37%) Subversion
5 70 (5.54%) Mocha
6 68 (5.38%) Jenkins
7 67 (5.30%) Bower
8 54 (4.28%) Cucumber
9 49 (3.88%) Selenium
9 49 (3.88%) Visual Studio
9 49 (3.88%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 43 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 38 (3.01%) JIRA
12 27 (2.14%) TeamCity
13 25 (1.98%) Behat
14 24 (1.90%) HttpUnit
15 23 (1.82%) Ant
15 23 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
16 22 (1.74%) Maven
17 18 (1.43%) ReSharper
General
1 172 (13.62%) Finance
2 162 (12.83%) Marketing
3 62 (4.91%) Advertising
4 51 (4.04%) Retail
5 42 (3.33%) Banking
6 34 (2.69%) Games
7 32 (2.53%) Telecoms
8 26 (2.06%) Publishing
9 24 (1.90%) Legal
10 18 (1.43%) Law
10 18 (1.43%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.95%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.71%) Back Office
14 6 (0.48%) Front Office
15 5 (0.40%) Arabic Language
16 2 (0.16%) Billing
17 1 (0.079%) Automotive
17 1 (0.079%) Manufacturing
17 1 (0.079%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1113 (88.12%) Developer
2 533 (42.20%) Front-End Developer
3 231 (18.29%) Web Developer
4 148 (11.72%) JavaScript Developer
5 121 (9.58%) Senior Developer
6 112 (8.87%) .NET Developer
7 92 (7.28%) Front-End Web Developer
8 77 (6.10%) UI Developer
9 76 (6.02%) PHP Developer
10 74 (5.86%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 69 (5.46%) Designer
12 56 (4.43%) UI Programmer
13 47 (3.72%) C# Developer
14 45 (3.56%) C# .NET Developer
15 40 (3.17%) Software Developer
16 30 (2.38%) UI Designer
17 28 (2.22%) Junior
17 28 (2.22%) Full Stack Developer
18 25 (1.98%) UX Designer
18 25 (1.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1167 (92.40%) CSS
2 1151 (91.13%) HTML
3 855 (67.70%) jQuery
3 855 (67.70%) HTML5
3 855 (67.70%) Sass
4 625 (49.49%) CSS3
5 540 (42.76%) AngularJS
6 272 (21.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 265 (20.98%) Backbone.js
8 243 (19.24%) .NET
9 165 (13.06%) Ajax
10 163 (12.91%) ASP.NET
11 160 (12.67%) Web Services
12 135 (10.69%) JSON
13 124 (9.82%) KnockoutJS
14 119 (9.42%) REST
15 115 (9.11%) ASP.NET MVC
16 110 (8.71%) RESTful
17 109 (8.63%) Ember.js
18 105 (8.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 436 (34.52%) User Experience
2 133 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 73 (5.78%) Open Source
4 45 (3.56%) Computer Science
5 38 (3.01%) Visualisation
6 30 (2.38%) W3C
7 26 (2.06%) Blog
8 25 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (1.66%) Social Media
11 20 (1.58%) Inversion of Control
12 18 (1.43%) Digital Media
12 18 (1.43%) Wiki
12 18 (1.43%) RIA
13 16 (1.27%) Human Factors
14 11 (0.87%) Social Network
15 10 (0.79%) Semantic Web
15 10 (0.79%) BBC
16 9 (0.71%) Client/Server
16 9 (0.71%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 175 (13.86%) Linux
2 62 (4.91%) Windows
3 54 (4.28%) Apple iOS
4 53 (4.20%) Android
5 25 (1.98%) UNIX
6 10 (0.79%) Windows Phone
6 10 (0.79%) Ubuntu
7 9 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.55%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.40%) CentOS
10 1 (0.079%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 551 (43.63%) Agile Software Development
2 353 (27.95%) MVC
3 288 (22.80%) TDD
4 281 (22.25%) OO
5 236 (18.69%) E-Commerce
6 215 (17.02%) Responsive Web Design
7 186 (14.73%) Scrum
8 169 (13.38%) Unit Testing
9 165 (13.06%) Web Development
10 117 (9.26%) Web Design
11 102 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
12 92 (7.28%) BDD
13 77 (6.10%) OO PHP
14 68 (5.38%) Mobile Application Development
15 66 (5.23%) Online Marketing
16 61 (4.83%) Digital Marketing
16 61 (4.83%) Software Engineering
17 59 (4.67%) OOP
18 55 (4.35%) Kanban
19 49 (3.88%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 1163 (92.08%) JavaScript
2 373 (29.53%) PHP
3 187 (14.81%) C#
4 184 (14.57%) SQL
5 126 (9.98%) Java
6 68 (5.38%) T-SQL
7 54 (4.28%) Ruby
8 39 (3.09%) PHP5
9 34 (2.69%) Python
10 33 (2.61%) TypeScript
11 22 (1.74%) CoffeeScript
12 17 (1.35%) Scala
13 13 (1.03%) Bash Shell
14 12 (0.95%) PowerShell
15 8 (0.63%) Objective-C
15 8 (0.63%) VB
16 7 (0.55%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.55%) XQuery
17 5 (0.40%) SPARQL
18 4 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 108 (8.55%) Degree
2 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.16%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.079%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.61%) QA
2 17 (1.35%) WCAG
3 1 (0.079%) WAI
System Software
1 33 (2.61%) Varnish
2 20 (1.58%) Docker
3 2 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (2.45%) Puppet
2 16 (1.27%) Ansible
3 11 (0.87%) TeamSite
4 9 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.63%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.40%) Graphite
7 2 (0.16%) Plesk
8 1 (0.079%) cPanel
Vendors
1 116 (9.18%) Adobe
2 102 (8.08%) Microsoft
3 94 (7.44%) Facebook
4 90 (7.13%) Twitter
5 74 (5.86%) Google
6 40 (3.17%) Zend
7 23 (1.82%) Oracle
8 18 (1.43%) Red Gate
9 15 (1.19%) EPiServer
10 12 (0.95%) Sitecore
11 11 (0.87%) IBM
11 11 (0.87%) Interwoven
11 11 (0.87%) FatWire
12 10 (0.79%) Xamarin
12 10 (0.79%) New Relic
13 6 (0.48%) Eloqua
13 6 (0.48%) Apple
14 5 (0.40%) Rackspace
14 5 (0.40%) Assembla
15 3 (0.24%) Omniture
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
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Central London / West End
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