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

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 460 583 827
Rank change year-on-year
+123 +244
Permanent jobs citing LESS 545 317 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.29% 0.052%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.29% 0.72% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 463 235 54
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%

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
42096 43773 45586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.00% 40.67% 40.53%
Number of salaries quoted 35654 37872 40064
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +115 521 £40,000 -11.11% 94
London +20 273 £45,000 - 46
South East +39 79 £35,000 -22.22% 8
Yorkshire - 60 £31,500 - 10
City of London +2 45 £45,000 +5.88% 10
West Midlands - 37 £32,500 - 6
Surrey +3 34 £44,000 +17.33%
North Yorkshire - 28 £31,500 - 3
South West +10 27 £37,500 -16.66% 4
North West -8 25 £35,000 -6.66% 12
Birmingham - 25 £26,000 - 1
York - 19 £32,500 - 1
East of England -4 17 £42,500 +38.21% 3
East Yorkshire - 16 £31,000 - 4
Hampshire -5 14 £30,000 -33.33% 1
West Yorkshire - 14 £23,250 - 3
Manchester -18 13 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Cheshire 0 12 £32,500 - 5
Fareham - 11 £30,000 -
Hull - 11 £35,000 - 3
Bath -2 10 £43,750 +48.30% 1
Somerset -2 10 £43,750 +48.30% 1
Leeds - 10 £19,000 - 3
Leatherhead -8 9 £45,000 -25.00%
Brighton - 9 £30,000 - 2
East Sussex - 9 £29,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 9 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire +24 8 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Solihull - 8 £32,500 - 2
Milton Keynes - 8 £32,500 -

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 1034 (97.00%) CSS
2 998 (93.62%) JavaScript
3 977 (91.65%) HTML
4 768 (72.05%) jQuery
5 741 (69.51%) HTML5
6 733 (68.76%) Sass
7 661 (62.01%) CSS3
8 504 (47.28%) Agile Software Development
9 467 (43.81%) AngularJS
10 396 (37.15%) Git (software)
11 386 (36.21%) User Experience
12 364 (34.15%) Backbone.js
13 325 (30.49%) MVC
14 318 (29.83%) TDD
14 318 (29.83%) PHP
15 285 (26.74%) Responsive Web Design
16 279 (26.17%) OO
17 263 (24.67%) Node.js
18 236 (22.14%) Photoshop
19 220 (20.64%) Subversion
20 216 (20.26%) E-Commerce
21 211 (19.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 199 (18.67%) Ajax
23 193 (18.11%) Scrum
24 178 (16.70%) CMS
25 176 (16.51%) Jasmine
26 168 (15.76%) .NET
27 165 (15.48%) Degree
28 160 (15.01%) Java
29 159 (14.92%) JSON

LESS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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
1 263 (24.67%) Node.js
2 178 (16.70%) CMS
3 134 (12.57%) WordPress
4 87 (8.16%) Apache
5 66 (6.19%) Drupal
6 44 (4.13%) IIS
7 42 (3.94%) Umbraco
8 32 (3.00%) nginx
9 29 (2.72%) Joomla!
10 23 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
11 21 (1.97%) NServiceBus
12 17 (1.59%) Apache Solr
13 15 (1.41%) TeamSite
14 14 (1.31%) SAS
15 10 (0.94%) ExpressionEngine
16 8 (0.75%) concrete5
16 8 (0.75%) SharePoint
17 7 (0.66%) Confluence
17 7 (0.66%) Adobe CQ
18 4 (0.38%) GlassFish
Applications
1 236 (22.14%) Photoshop
2 90 (8.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 43 (4.03%) Fireworks
4 25 (2.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.66%) MS Excel
6 3 (0.28%) InDesign
7 1 (0.094%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.094%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 39 (3.66%) Magento
2 17 (1.59%) osCommerce
3 16 (1.50%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.38%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.094%) Summit
6 1 (0.094%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.094%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (5.16%) GitHub
2 54 (5.07%) SaaS
3 24 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (1.50%) PaaS
5 12 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.75%) Heroku
6 8 (0.75%) Google App Engine
6 8 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.66%) MailChimp
8 6 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.19%) IaaS
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 92 (8.63%) HTTP
2 21 (1.97%) Internet
3 9 (0.84%) Broadband
4 6 (0.56%) VoIP
4 6 (0.56%) CTI
5 2 (0.19%) SSH
5 2 (0.19%) FTP
6 1 (0.094%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (13.60%) MySQL
2 65 (6.10%) SQL Server
3 57 (5.35%) NoSQL
4 40 (3.75%) Relational Database
5 38 (3.56%) MongoDB
6 24 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (1.97%) Azure SQL Database
7 21 (1.97%) RavenDB
8 16 (1.50%) Redis
9 14 (1.31%) Big Data
10 11 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.56%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.28%) Riak
14 3 (0.28%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
15 2 (0.19%) Hadoop
16 1 (0.094%) Oracle Database
16 1 (0.094%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 396 (37.15%) Git (software)
2 220 (20.64%) Subversion
3 176 (16.51%) Jasmine
4 111 (10.41%) Grunt
5 65 (6.10%) Jenkins
6 55 (5.16%) Cucumber
7 52 (4.88%) Mocha
8 49 (4.60%) Selenium
9 47 (4.41%) JIRA
10 40 (3.75%) Mercurial
11 36 (3.38%) Bower
12 34 (3.19%) Behat
13 27 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
14 25 (2.35%) JUnit
15 23 (2.16%) Ant
16 22 (2.06%) TeamCity
16 22 (2.06%) Maven
17 21 (1.97%) ReSharper
17 21 (1.97%) NCrunch
17 21 (1.97%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 130 (12.20%) Marketing
2 124 (11.63%) Finance
3 53 (4.97%) Retail
4 50 (4.69%) Advertising
5 44 (4.13%) Games
6 24 (2.25%) Manufacturing
7 23 (2.16%) Publishing
8 20 (1.88%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.66%) Automotive
10 6 (0.56%) Banking
11 5 (0.47%) Legal
11 5 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.38%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.094%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.094%) Front Office
13 1 (0.094%) Back Office
13 1 (0.094%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 971 (91.09%) Developer
2 419 (39.31%) Front-End Developer
3 289 (27.11%) Web Developer
4 142 (13.32%) Senior Developer
5 111 (10.41%) Front-End Web Developer
6 100 (9.38%) JavaScript Developer
7 98 (9.19%) PHP Developer
8 85 (7.97%) .NET Developer
9 79 (7.41%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 62 (5.82%) UI Developer
11 61 (5.72%) Junior
12 58 (5.44%) UI Programmer
13 53 (4.97%) Junior Developer
14 44 (4.13%) C# Developer
15 42 (3.94%) C# .NET Developer
16 37 (3.47%) Lead Developer
17 30 (2.81%) Junior Web Developer
18 25 (2.35%) Java Developer
19 23 (2.16%) Senior Web Developer
20 22 (2.06%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1034 (97.00%) CSS
2 977 (91.65%) HTML
3 768 (72.05%) jQuery
4 741 (69.51%) HTML5
5 733 (68.76%) Sass
6 661 (62.01%) CSS3
7 467 (43.81%) AngularJS
8 364 (34.15%) Backbone.js
9 211 (19.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 199 (18.67%) Ajax
11 168 (15.76%) .NET
12 159 (14.92%) JSON
13 152 (14.26%) KnockoutJS
14 139 (13.04%) Web Services
15 124 (11.63%) XML
16 114 (10.69%) REST
17 103 (9.66%) Symfony
17 103 (9.66%) RESTful
18 99 (9.29%) ASP.NET
19 96 (9.01%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 386 (36.21%) User Experience
2 100 (9.38%) Mobile App
3 96 (9.01%) Open Source
3 96 (9.01%) Computer Science
4 38 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (3.38%) Social Media
6 32 (3.00%) W3C
7 25 (2.35%) Animation
8 21 (1.97%) Graphic Design
9 19 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.78%) Visualisation
10 17 (1.59%) Algorithms
11 16 (1.50%) Mathematics
12 14 (1.31%) BBC
13 13 (1.22%) Data Structures
14 12 (1.13%) Taxonomies
15 10 (0.94%) GIS
16 9 (0.84%) Video Editing
17 8 (0.75%) Social Network
18 6 (0.56%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 117 (10.98%) Linux
2 84 (7.88%) Android
3 81 (7.60%) Apple iOS
4 64 (6.00%) Windows
5 21 (1.97%) Windows Phone
6 18 (1.69%) UNIX
7 12 (1.13%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.94%) AIX
8 10 (0.94%) FreeBSD
8 10 (0.94%) Debian
8 10 (0.94%) OpenBSD
9 1 (0.094%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 504 (47.28%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (30.49%) MVC
3 318 (29.83%) TDD
4 285 (26.74%) Responsive Web Design
5 279 (26.17%) OO
6 216 (20.26%) E-Commerce
7 193 (18.11%) Scrum
8 158 (14.82%) Unit Testing
9 148 (13.88%) Continuous Integration
10 147 (13.79%) Web Development
11 116 (10.88%) Web Design
12 115 (10.79%) BDD
13 98 (9.19%) Software Engineering
14 76 (7.13%) Kanban
15 75 (7.04%) SEO
15 75 (7.04%) OOP
16 51 (4.78%) Mobile Application Development
17 43 (4.03%) SOA
18 40 (3.75%) Pair Programming
18 40 (3.75%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 998 (93.62%) JavaScript
2 318 (29.83%) PHP
3 160 (15.01%) Java
4 138 (12.95%) SQL
5 132 (12.38%) Python
6 116 (10.88%) C#
7 99 (9.29%) Ruby
8 48 (4.50%) PHP5
9 41 (3.85%) T-SQL
10 34 (3.19%) Perl
11 31 (2.91%) ActionScript
11 31 (2.91%) Scala
12 28 (2.63%) ActionScript 3.0
13 20 (1.88%) CoffeeScript
14 14 (1.31%) C++
15 10 (0.94%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.84%) ActionScript 2.0
16 9 (0.84%) Objective-C
16 9 (0.84%) Erlang
17 4 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 165 (15.48%) Degree
2 5 (0.47%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.38%) Postgraduate
4 2 (0.19%) MCP
5 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.094%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.094%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.094%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.78%) QA
2 16 (1.50%) WCAG
3 6 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.094%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (1.31%) Varnish
2 2 (0.19%) Docker
3 1 (0.094%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (2.06%) Puppet
2 11 (1.03%) Vagrant
3 10 (0.94%) Ansible
4 7 (0.66%) Capistrano
5 4 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.28%) YUM
7 2 (0.19%) Plesk
Vendors
1 128 (12.01%) Adobe
2 85 (7.97%) Facebook
3 84 (7.88%) Google
4 71 (6.66%) Twitter
5 67 (6.29%) Zend
6 33 (3.10%) Microsoft
7 21 (1.97%) Red Gate
7 21 (1.97%) Xamarin
8 20 (1.88%) Sencha
9 15 (1.41%) Interwoven
10 12 (1.13%) Oracle
11 8 (0.75%) EPiServer
12 7 (0.66%) Eloqua
12 7 (0.66%) SAP
12 7 (0.66%) Apple
13 6 (0.56%) Avaya
14 5 (0.47%) FatWire
15 4 (0.38%) Cisco
15 4 (0.38%) IBM
16 3 (0.28%) JD Edwards
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