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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 409 478 701
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +223
Permanent jobs citing LESS 680 516 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.44% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.66% 1.14% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 568 445 166
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%

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
40851 45236 43178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.41% 38.84% 39.82%
Number of salaries quoted 34864 38424 37345
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 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
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 4 August 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 4 August 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
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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 +81 634 £46,500 +3.33% 116
London +56 349 £50,999 +1.99% 66
South East +34 87 £38,000 -10.58% 12
City of London +23 61 £50,000 -4.76% 11
West Midlands -1 49 £30,000 +25.00% 5
North West +17 45 £37,625 +7.50% 9
Yorkshire +14 30 £27,500 -14.06% 6
East of England +7 28 £37,000 -17.77% 7
Scotland +24 27 £43,750 +20.68% 5
Cheshire +8 26 £51,250 +57.69% 4
South West -8 24 £37,500 -6.25% 2
West Yorkshire +15 22 £27,500 -17.91% 6
East Sussex +35 19 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Edinburgh +14 19 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Brighton +30 18 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Manchester +16 17 £37,500 -3.22% 4
Warwickshire - 16 £30,750 - 3
Coventry - 15 £35,000 - 1
East Midlands +10 14 £50,000 +66.66% 8
Surrey -13 13 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire - 13 £38,000 - 5
Hampshire +17 12 £40,000 +52.38%
Leeds +16 12 £24,000 -40.00% 3
Bristol -4 12 £37,500 - 1
Milton Keynes - 12 £38,000 - 5
Hemel Hempstead +1 10 £47,500 +5.55%
Hertfordshire -10 10 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Guildford +15 9 £41,500 -2.35%
Ealing -15 9 £60,000 +3.44%
Glasgow +14 8 £45,000 +38.46% 2

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 1249 (94.34%) CSS
2 1231 (92.98%) JavaScript
3 1218 (91.99%) HTML
4 956 (72.21%) Sass
5 886 (66.92%) jQuery
6 851 (64.27%) HTML5
7 693 (52.34%) AngularJS
8 666 (50.30%) CSS3
9 570 (43.05%) Agile Software Development
10 425 (32.10%) Git (software)
11 419 (31.65%) User Experience
12 363 (27.42%) MVC
13 349 (26.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 324 (24.47%) PHP
15 303 (22.89%) OO
16 294 (22.21%) TDD
17 276 (20.85%) Backbone.js
18 268 (20.24%) Responsive Web Design
19 260 (19.64%) .NET
20 251 (18.96%) Node.js
21 215 (16.24%) E-Commerce
22 212 (16.01%) Grunt
23 210 (15.86%) C#
24 208 (15.71%) Photoshop
25 203 (15.33%) CMS
26 198 (14.95%) Scrum
27 189 (14.27%) Unit Testing
28 184 (13.90%) Web Development
29 181 (13.67%) Finance
30 180 (13.60%) SQL

LESS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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
1 251 (18.96%) Node.js
2 203 (15.33%) CMS
3 100 (7.55%) WordPress
4 51 (3.85%) Drupal
5 45 (3.40%) Apache
6 35 (2.64%) Umbraco
7 34 (2.57%) nginx
8 23 (1.74%) IIS
9 20 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
10 17 (1.28%) Joomla!
11 15 (1.13%) Apache Solr
12 14 (1.06%) Jetty
13 13 (0.98%) ExpressionEngine
13 13 (0.98%) concrete5
14 12 (0.91%) Tomcat
15 11 (0.83%) NServiceBus
16 9 (0.68%) Sitefinity
16 9 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
17 7 (0.53%) Kentico
18 4 (0.30%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 208 (15.71%) Photoshop
2 60 (4.53%) Adobe Illustrator
3 47 (3.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 42 (3.17%) MS Excel
5 19 (1.44%) OmniGraffle
6 18 (1.36%) Fireworks
7 12 (0.91%) InDesign
8 4 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.076%) GIMP
9 1 (0.076%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.076%) MS Office
9 1 (0.076%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 44 (3.32%) Magento
2 4 (0.30%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.076%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.076%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.076%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 83 (6.27%) GitHub
2 71 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (2.04%) SaaS
5 19 (1.44%) PaaS
6 13 (0.98%) Heroku
7 12 (0.91%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 10 (0.76%) Google Analytics
9 9 (0.68%) Firebase
10 8 (0.60%) IaaS
11 6 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.45%) Google App Engine
12 5 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.30%) Office 365
14 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
15 1 (0.076%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.076%) Rackspace Cloud
15 1 (0.076%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 90 (6.80%) HTTP
2 18 (1.36%) HTTPS
3 16 (1.21%) Internet
4 8 (0.60%) SSH
4 8 (0.60%) DNS
5 6 (0.45%) SSL
5 6 (0.45%) Intranet
6 5 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.30%) VoIP
8 2 (0.15%) DHCP
8 2 (0.15%) SMS
9 1 (0.076%) CTI
9 1 (0.076%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (11.86%) MySQL
2 128 (9.67%) SQL Server
3 68 (5.14%) NoSQL
4 60 (4.53%) MongoDB
5 31 (2.34%) Redis
6 24 (1.81%) Big Data
7 21 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (1.59%) CouchDB
7 21 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (1.51%) RavenDB
9 18 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (1.06%) Riak
11 12 (0.91%) Relational Database
12 11 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (0.68%) Event Store
13 9 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (0.68%) Couchbase
14 7 (0.53%) Hadoop
15 6 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 5 (0.38%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 425 (32.10%) Git (software)
2 212 (16.01%) Grunt
3 152 (11.48%) Jasmine
4 116 (8.76%) Subversion
5 114 (8.61%) Bower
6 103 (7.78%) gulp
7 60 (4.53%) Visual Studio
8 49 (3.70%) Jenkins
9 46 (3.47%) Mocha
10 42 (3.17%) JIRA
11 36 (2.72%) Selenium
12 34 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
13 31 (2.34%) Cucumber
14 24 (1.81%) PHPUnit
14 24 (1.81%) Karma Test Runner
15 22 (1.66%) TeamCity
15 22 (1.66%) Axure RP
15 22 (1.66%) Maven
16 21 (1.59%) Mercurial
17 20 (1.51%) SpecFlow
General
1 181 (13.67%) Finance
2 127 (9.59%) Marketing
3 64 (4.83%) Banking
4 59 (4.46%) Games
5 50 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 36 (2.72%) Retail
7 28 (2.11%) Law
8 24 (1.81%) Legal
9 22 (1.66%) Back Office
10 21 (1.59%) Advertising
10 21 (1.59%) Publishing
11 13 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (0.91%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.60%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.53%) Front Office
15 6 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.23%) Arabic Language
16 3 (0.23%) Automotive
16 3 (0.23%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.15%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1187 (89.65%) Developer
2 644 (48.64%) Front-End Developer
3 269 (20.32%) Web Developer
4 158 (11.93%) JavaScript Developer
5 137 (10.35%) Senior Developer
6 111 (8.38%) Front-End Web Developer
7 91 (6.87%) .NET Developer
8 75 (5.66%) UI Developer
9 68 (5.14%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 65 (4.91%) UI Programmer
11 64 (4.83%) PHP Developer
12 52 (3.93%) Designer
13 43 (3.25%) C# Developer
14 39 (2.95%) C# .NET Developer
15 35 (2.64%) Software Developer
16 32 (2.42%) Junior
17 31 (2.34%) Junior Developer
18 30 (2.27%) Full Stack Developer
19 27 (2.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
20 24 (1.81%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1249 (94.34%) CSS
2 1218 (91.99%) HTML
3 956 (72.21%) Sass
4 886 (66.92%) jQuery
5 851 (64.27%) HTML5
6 693 (52.34%) AngularJS
7 666 (50.30%) CSS3
8 349 (26.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 276 (20.85%) Backbone.js
10 260 (19.64%) .NET
11 175 (13.22%) KnockoutJS
12 159 (12.01%) ASP.NET
13 155 (11.71%) Ajax
14 139 (10.50%) JSON
15 128 (9.67%) Web Services
16 118 (8.91%) REST
17 114 (8.61%) React
18 113 (8.53%) XHTML
19 106 (8.01%) Ember.js
20 101 (7.63%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 419 (31.65%) User Experience
2 116 (8.76%) Mobile App
3 69 (5.21%) Computer Science
4 62 (4.68%) Visualisation
5 36 (2.72%) Blog
6 35 (2.64%) W3C
7 32 (2.42%) Social Media
8 31 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (1.74%) Inversion of Control
10 18 (1.36%) Digital Media
11 16 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.06%) Hedge funds
13 13 (0.98%) Wiki
13 13 (0.98%) Taxonomies
14 12 (0.91%) Smartphone
14 12 (0.91%) Algorithms
15 10 (0.76%) Graphic Design
16 9 (0.68%) Animation
17 8 (0.60%) Podcast
18 6 (0.45%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 90 (6.80%) Linux
2 52 (3.93%) Android
3 45 (3.40%) Windows
4 40 (3.02%) Apple iOS
5 18 (1.36%) Ubuntu
6 15 (1.13%) UNIX
7 9 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.38%) CentOS
9 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (43.05%) Agile Software Development
2 363 (27.42%) MVC
3 303 (22.89%) OO
4 294 (22.21%) TDD
5 268 (20.24%) Responsive Web Design
6 215 (16.24%) E-Commerce
7 198 (14.95%) Scrum
8 189 (14.27%) Unit Testing
9 184 (13.90%) Web Development
10 131 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
11 120 (9.06%) Web Design
12 109 (8.23%) BDD
13 108 (8.16%) Open Source
14 100 (7.55%) Software Engineering
15 67 (5.06%) OOP
16 64 (4.83%) SEO
16 64 (4.83%) Web Accessibility
17 52 (3.93%) Analytics
17 52 (3.93%) Mobile First
18 47 (3.55%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1231 (92.98%) JavaScript
2 324 (24.47%) PHP
3 210 (15.86%) C#
4 180 (13.60%) SQL
5 142 (10.73%) Java
6 54 (4.08%) Python
7 53 (4.00%) Ruby
8 40 (3.02%) CoffeeScript
8 40 (3.02%) TypeScript
8 40 (3.02%) T-SQL
9 28 (2.11%) PHP5
10 22 (1.66%) Scala
11 14 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.68%) VB.NET
12 9 (0.68%) PowerShell
13 8 (0.60%) ActionScript
14 7 (0.53%) C++
15 6 (0.45%) C
16 5 (0.38%) SPARQL
16 5 (0.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 120 (9.06%) Degree
2 11 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.15%) MCP
4 1 (0.076%) HND
4 1 (0.076%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.076%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (5.44%) QA
2 20 (1.51%) WCAG
3 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.076%) WAI
System Software
1 34 (2.57%) Varnish
2 19 (1.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (1.59%) Puppet
2 17 (1.28%) Ansible
3 13 (0.98%) TeamSite
4 11 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.30%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.15%) Salt
7 1 (0.076%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 112 (8.46%) Adobe
2 94 (7.10%) Microsoft
3 69 (5.21%) Google
4 61 (4.61%) Twitter
5 58 (4.38%) Facebook
6 47 (3.55%) Zend
7 38 (2.87%) Oracle
8 13 (0.98%) Interwoven
9 11 (0.83%) FatWire
10 10 (0.76%) Red Gate
11 9 (0.68%) Sitecore
12 5 (0.38%) CODA
13 4 (0.30%) EPiServer
13 4 (0.30%) Apple
13 4 (0.30%) Assembla
14 3 (0.23%) Xamarin
14 3 (0.23%) IBM
15 2 (0.15%) SAP
15 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com
15 2 (0.15%) Sony
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Salary: £38,000 per annum plus share options
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Cambridgeshire
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Posted: 4 hours ago
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Cheshire
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London
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South West London
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training]
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
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London
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
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South West London
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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West Yorkshire
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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East Sussex
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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