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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 487 662 843
Rank change year-on-year
+175 +181
Permanent jobs citing LESS 479 219 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.20% 0.051%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.10% 0.51% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 405 178 55
Average salary £42,500 £40,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.29% +16.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,650 £65,000 £46,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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
43595 42672 48036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.03% 39.47% 40.62%
Number of salaries quoted 36643 36966 42269
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 August 2014 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 August 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
England +135 459 £42,500 - 67
London +52 251 £50,000 +11.11% 36
South East +38 79 £40,000 +18.51% 6
City of London +41 59 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Surrey +28 36 £45,000 +91.48% 2
West Midlands - 35 £21,500 -
North West +8 30 £35,000 +7.69% 6
East of England +12 26 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Birmingham - 21 £21,500 -
Yorkshire - 20 £33,750 - 5
Cheshire +3 18 £32,500 - 2
Hertfordshire +5 17 £45,000 - 2
Macclesfield - 17 £32,500 - 2
Berkshire +13 14 £40,000 -
South West +4 14 £35,000 +2.94% 9
Leatherhead - 12 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 11 £36,250 - 2
Oxfordshire +7 10 £35,000 -33.33% 1
Hampshire -3 9 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Manchester -5 9 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Leeds - 8 £32,500 -
North Yorkshire - 8 £32,500 - 2
York - 8 £32,500 - 2
Wolverhampton - 7 £29,000 -
East Sussex - 7 £40,000 - 1
Staffordshire - 7 £30,000 -
Maidenhead - 7 £35,000 -
Brighton - 7 £40,000 - 1
Stafford - 7 £30,000 -
Cambridge +1 6 £50,000 +25.00% 1

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 1004 (96.91%) CSS
2 958 (92.47%) HTML
2 958 (92.47%) JavaScript
3 757 (73.07%) HTML5
4 740 (71.43%) jQuery
5 664 (64.09%) Sass
6 657 (63.42%) CSS3
7 402 (38.80%) AngularJS
8 361 (34.85%) Backbone.js
9 350 (33.78%) MVC
10 348 (33.59%) Git (software)
11 334 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
12 330 (31.85%) PHP
13 301 (29.05%) TDD
14 272 (26.25%) OO
15 252 (24.32%) Node.js
16 237 (22.88%) Responsive Web Design
17 208 (20.08%) Scrum
18 200 (19.31%) Ajax
19 198 (19.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 197 (19.02%) Web Development
21 190 (18.34%) Photoshop
22 182 (17.57%) E-Commerce
22 182 (17.57%) Jasmine
23 179 (17.28%) .NET
24 171 (16.51%) Unit Testing
25 170 (16.41%) Degree
26 168 (16.22%) Subversion
27 153 (14.77%) MySQL
28 147 (14.19%) CMS

LESS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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
1 252 (24.32%) Node.js
2 147 (14.19%) CMS
3 114 (11.00%) WordPress
4 94 (9.07%) Apache
5 61 (5.89%) Drupal
6 49 (4.73%) IIS
7 32 (3.09%) Joomla!
8 30 (2.90%) Umbraco
9 29 (2.80%) NServiceBus
10 26 (2.51%) nginx
11 22 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
12 17 (1.64%) Apache Solr
13 12 (1.16%) SAS
14 11 (1.06%) TeamSite
15 6 (0.58%) GlassFish
15 6 (0.58%) Confluence
16 5 (0.48%) NetWeaver
16 5 (0.48%) ColdFusion
17 2 (0.19%) SharePoint
17 2 (0.19%) Plone
Applications
1 190 (18.34%) Photoshop
2 50 (4.83%) Adobe Illustrator
3 37 (3.57%) Fireworks
4 3 (0.29%) InDesign
5 2 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.19%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.097%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 24 (2.32%) Magento
2 22 (2.12%) Google Analytics
3 17 (1.64%) osCommerce
4 4 (0.39%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.097%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.097%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.097%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 49 (4.73%) SaaS
2 45 (4.34%) GitHub
3 30 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.58%) PaaS
7 5 (0.48%) CloudFront
7 5 (0.48%) Route 53
7 5 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.29%) MailChimp
9 2 (0.19%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 105 (10.14%) HTTP
2 33 (3.19%) Internet
3 7 (0.68%) SSH
4 6 (0.58%) CTI
4 6 (0.58%) VoIP
5 5 (0.48%) FTP
6 1 (0.097%) SSL
6 1 (0.097%) Intranet
6 1 (0.097%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (14.77%) MySQL
2 68 (6.56%) SQL Server
3 50 (4.83%) NoSQL
4 41 (3.96%) Relational Database
5 37 (3.57%) MongoDB
6 31 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 30 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (2.80%) Azure SQL Database
8 29 (2.80%) RavenDB
9 23 (2.22%) Big Data
10 11 (1.06%) Redis
10 11 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.39%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.39%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database
15 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 348 (33.59%) Git (software)
2 182 (17.57%) Jasmine
3 168 (16.22%) Subversion
4 116 (11.20%) Grunt
5 67 (6.47%) Jenkins
6 57 (5.50%) Cucumber
7 50 (4.83%) Selenium
8 45 (4.34%) Mocha
9 38 (3.67%) Mercurial
9 38 (3.67%) JUnit
10 37 (3.57%) Behat
11 32 (3.09%) Bower
11 32 (3.09%) JIRA
12 29 (2.80%) ReSharper
12 29 (2.80%) TeamCity
12 29 (2.80%) NCrunch
13 27 (2.61%) PHPUnit
14 26 (2.51%) Maven
15 24 (2.32%) Ant
16 23 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 138 (13.32%) Finance
2 115 (11.10%) Marketing
3 66 (6.37%) Retail
4 57 (5.50%) Games
5 46 (4.44%) Manufacturing
6 32 (3.09%) Advertising
7 20 (1.93%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.74%) Publishing
9 6 (0.58%) Banking
10 5 (0.48%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.39%) Automotive
12 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.19%) Electronics
13 1 (0.097%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.097%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 925 (89.29%) Developer
2 392 (37.84%) Front-End Developer
3 238 (22.97%) Web Developer
4 172 (16.60%) Senior Developer
5 95 (9.17%) PHP Developer
6 91 (8.78%) JavaScript Developer
7 82 (7.92%) UI Developer
8 80 (7.72%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 79 (7.63%) UI Programmer
10 77 (7.43%) .NET Developer
11 61 (5.89%) Front-End Web Developer
12 59 (5.69%) C# Developer
13 57 (5.50%) C# .NET Developer
14 55 (5.31%) Junior
15 46 (4.44%) Junior Developer
16 44 (4.25%) Lead Developer
17 31 (2.99%) Senior .NET Developer
18 26 (2.51%) ASP.NET Developer
19 25 (2.41%) Senior C# Developer
19 25 (2.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1004 (96.91%) CSS
2 958 (92.47%) HTML
3 757 (73.07%) HTML5
4 740 (71.43%) jQuery
5 664 (64.09%) Sass
6 657 (63.42%) CSS3
7 402 (38.80%) AngularJS
8 361 (34.85%) Backbone.js
9 200 (19.31%) Ajax
10 198 (19.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 179 (17.28%) .NET
12 143 (13.80%) JSON
13 142 (13.71%) KnockoutJS
14 131 (12.64%) XML
15 128 (12.36%) Web Services
16 115 (11.10%) XHTML
17 113 (10.91%) ASP.NET
17 113 (10.91%) REST
18 106 (10.23%) Ember.js
19 100 (9.65%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 107 (10.33%) Computer Science
2 98 (9.46%) Mobile App
3 92 (8.88%) Open Source
4 41 (3.96%) Social Media
5 34 (3.28%) W3C
6 22 (2.12%) Animation
7 20 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.54%) Social Network
9 14 (1.35%) Visualisation
10 13 (1.25%) Graphic Design
11 12 (1.16%) Taxonomies
12 11 (1.06%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
13 6 (0.58%) IVR
13 6 (0.58%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.58%) BBC
13 6 (0.58%) Mobile Games
14 5 (0.48%) Web 2.0
14 5 (0.48%) E-Learning
14 5 (0.48%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 99 (9.56%) Linux
2 91 (8.78%) Apple iOS
3 89 (8.59%) Android
4 55 (5.31%) Windows
5 33 (3.19%) UNIX
6 29 (2.80%) Windows Phone
7 10 (0.97%) AIX
7 10 (0.97%) FreeBSD
7 10 (0.97%) Debian
7 10 (0.97%) OpenBSD
7 10 (0.97%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.097%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (33.78%) MVC
2 334 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
3 301 (29.05%) TDD
4 272 (26.25%) OO
5 237 (22.88%) Responsive Web Design
6 208 (20.08%) Scrum
7 197 (19.02%) Web Development
8 182 (17.57%) E-Commerce
9 171 (16.51%) Unit Testing
10 146 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
11 127 (12.26%) Software Engineering
12 112 (10.81%) BDD
13 102 (9.85%) Web Design
14 93 (8.98%) OOP
15 82 (7.92%) SEO
16 78 (7.53%) Kanban
17 54 (5.21%) Mobile Application Development
18 51 (4.92%) Android Development
18 51 (4.92%) iOS Development
19 50 (4.83%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 958 (92.47%) JavaScript
2 330 (31.85%) PHP
3 140 (13.51%) Java
4 129 (12.45%) SQL
5 118 (11.39%) Python
6 115 (11.10%) C#
7 104 (10.04%) Ruby
8 51 (4.92%) ActionScript
9 48 (4.63%) PHP5
10 42 (4.05%) ActionScript 3.0
11 41 (3.96%) Scala
12 37 (3.57%) CoffeeScript
13 36 (3.47%) Perl
14 18 (1.74%) T-SQL
15 15 (1.45%) Objective-C
16 11 (1.06%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.06%) C++
17 10 (0.97%) Bash Shell
18 9 (0.87%) Erlang
19 8 (0.77%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 170 (16.41%) Degree
2 8 (0.77%) Postgraduate
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.19%) MCP
4 1 (0.097%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.097%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (7.14%) QA
2 13 (1.25%) WCAG
3 6 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.097%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.097%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (0.48%) Varnish
2 3 (0.29%) Docker
3 1 (0.097%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (1.83%) Puppet
2 15 (1.45%) Vagrant
3 12 (1.16%) Capistrano
4 7 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.58%) Ansible
5 6 (0.58%) YUM
6 1 (0.097%) Plesk
Vendors
1 108 (10.42%) Adobe
2 87 (8.40%) Twitter
3 84 (8.11%) Facebook
3 84 (8.11%) Google
4 72 (6.95%) Zend
5 29 (2.80%) Xamarin
5 29 (2.80%) Red Gate
6 23 (2.22%) Oracle
7 21 (2.03%) SAP
8 20 (1.93%) Microsoft
8 20 (1.93%) Sencha
9 11 (1.06%) Interwoven
10 8 (0.77%) Apple
11 7 (0.68%) EPiServer
12 6 (0.58%) Eloqua
12 6 (0.58%) Avaya
13 5 (0.48%) CODA
13 5 (0.48%) FatWire
13 5 (0.48%) Omniture
14 4 (0.39%) JD Edwards
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Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
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Salary: From £42,000 to £52,000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits + Training
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Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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London
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