The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 376 417 557
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +140
Permanent jobs citing LESS 756 723 486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.67% 0.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.99% 1.79% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 680 608 411
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £57,850
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
37951 40416 44721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.82% 37.56% 38.43%
Number of salaries quoted 33059 34508 37599
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing LESS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 August 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 673 £47,500 - 113
London +2 342 £55,000 +4.76% 60
South East +66 134 £41,250 +8.55% 15
South West +35 55 £40,000 +6.66% 3
North West +22 54 £37,500 -6.25% 11
City of London +31 49 £56,250 +18.42% 11
Bristol +43 43 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Scotland +24 43 £38,750 -8.82% 2
Berkshire +34 40 £40,625 -4.41% 2
Surrey +60 39 £45,000 +8.43% 6
Edinburgh +32 33 £34,000 -12.25% 2
Yorkshire +19 30 £45,000 +50.00% 9
Cheshire +32 25 £45,000 -18.18% 3
West Midlands -39 25 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Oxfordshire +10 24 £33,000 -5.71% 1
Manchester -1 21 £30,000 -20.00% 7
Maidenhead +6 20 £50,000 +66.66%
Oxford +5 17 £33,000 -8.96%
North Yorkshire +28 16 £46,250 +2.77% 3
East Midlands +6 16 £32,500 -35.00% 5
York - 16 £46,250 - 1
Reading +19 14 £35,000 -22.22%
East of England +11 14 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Birmingham -16 12 £45,000 +50.00% 1
West Yorkshire +10 11 £38,750 +29.16% 5
Leeds +23 10 £42,500 +13.33% 3
South Wales +14 10 £31,500 +5.00%
Wales +10 10 £31,500 +5.00%
Guildford +14 9 £38,000 -8.43%
Kent +12 9 £40,000 +14.28% 1

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT jobs citing LESS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for LESS.

1 1453 (96.93%) JavaScript
2 1435 (95.73%) CSS
3 1390 (92.73%) HTML
4 1165 (77.72%) Sass
5 952 (63.51%) HTML5
6 872 (58.17%) AngularJS
7 780 (52.03%) Agile Software Development
8 778 (51.90%) CSS3
9 759 (50.63%) jQuery
10 707 (47.16%) Front End Development
11 514 (34.29%) Web Development
12 510 (34.02%) Git (software)
13 482 (32.15%) MVC
14 443 (29.55%) User Experience
15 422 (28.15%) React
16 406 (27.08%) Node.js
17 344 (22.95%) .NET
18 340 (22.68%) Grunt
19 338 (22.55%) PHP
20 333 (22.21%) TDD
21 315 (21.01%) C#
22 311 (20.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 290 (19.35%) gulp
24 276 (18.41%) OO
25 271 (18.08%) Backbone.js
26 264 (17.61%) Scrum
27 259 (17.28%) Responsive Web Design
28 244 (16.28%) ASP.NET
29 232 (15.48%) Finance
30 231 (15.41%) KnockoutJS

LESS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 139 (9.27%) CMS
2 114 (7.61%) WordPress
3 45 (3.00%) Umbraco
4 38 (2.54%) Drupal
5 34 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
6 31 (2.07%) Apache
6 31 (2.07%) IIS
7 27 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (1.13%) nginx
9 13 (0.87%) Confluence
9 13 (0.87%) SharePoint
10 12 (0.80%) JBoss
10 12 (0.80%) Tomcat
10 12 (0.80%) WildFly
11 9 (0.60%) NServiceBus
12 7 (0.47%) ExpressionEngine
13 6 (0.40%) Joomla!
14 4 (0.27%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.20%) Sitefinity
16 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 108 (7.20%) Photoshop
2 65 (4.34%) MS Excel
3 43 (2.87%) Adobe Illustrator
4 14 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.40%) Fireworks
5 6 (0.40%) GIMP
6 3 (0.20%) InDesign
7 2 (0.13%) InVision
7 2 (0.13%) MS Office
8 1 (0.067%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 40 (2.67%) Magento
2 9 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.13%) Odoo
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.067%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.067%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 81 (5.40%) GitHub
2 76 (5.07%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 61 (4.07%) SaaS
5 25 (1.67%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.60%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.47%) Heroku
8 6 (0.40%) AdWords
8 6 (0.40%) MailChimp
9 5 (0.33%) IaaS
9 5 (0.33%) PaaS
9 5 (0.33%) Trello
10 4 (0.27%) Office 365
11 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.20%) Google Tag Manager
12 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.87%) Internet
2 53 (3.54%) HTTP
3 35 (2.33%) Intranet
4 19 (1.27%) HTTPS
5 10 (0.67%) SSH
6 6 (0.40%) FTP
7 5 (0.33%) SMTP
8 4 (0.27%) DNS
8 4 (0.27%) DSL
8 4 (0.27%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
9 3 (0.20%) AMQP
9 3 (0.20%) SSL
10 2 (0.13%) DVB
10 2 (0.13%) Skype
11 1 (0.067%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 148 (9.87%) MySQL
3 78 (5.20%) MongoDB
4 63 (4.20%) NoSQL
5 54 (3.60%) Redis
6 49 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
7 34 (2.27%) Relational Database
7 34 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 32 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 29 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 28 (1.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 28 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
11 17 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
12 14 (0.93%) MariaDB
13 12 (0.80%) RDBMS
14 11 (0.73%) Big Data
14 11 (0.73%) DocumentDB
15 8 (0.53%) RavenDB
16 7 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
17 5 (0.33%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 510 (34.02%) Git (software)
2 340 (22.68%) Grunt
3 290 (19.35%) gulp
4 163 (10.87%) Subversion
5 146 (9.74%) Jasmine
6 102 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 98 (6.54%) Visual Studio
8 89 (5.94%) Bower
9 84 (5.60%) Jenkins
10 79 (5.27%) Mocha
11 70 (4.67%) JIRA
12 58 (3.87%) webpack
13 56 (3.74%) QUnit
14 51 (3.40%) Karma Test Runner
15 50 (3.34%) Selenium
16 28 (1.87%) Vagrant
17 25 (1.67%) Babel
18 24 (1.60%) NuGet
19 23 (1.53%) Bitbucket
19 23 (1.53%) JUnit
General
1 232 (15.48%) Finance
2 93 (6.20%) Marketing
3 91 (6.07%) Law
4 65 (4.34%) Games
5 36 (2.40%) Banking
6 25 (1.67%) Retail
7 24 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 22 (1.47%) Advertising
9 19 (1.27%) Financial Institution
10 18 (1.20%) Publishing
11 12 (0.80%) Multimedia
12 10 (0.67%) Legal
13 8 (0.53%) Military
14 5 (0.33%) Brand Awareness
14 5 (0.33%) Electronics
14 5 (0.33%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.27%) Automotive
15 4 (0.27%) Music Industry
16 3 (0.20%) Interactive Media
16 3 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1382 (92.19%) Developer
2 658 (43.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 470 (31.35%) JavaScript Developer
4 268 (17.88%) HTML Developer
5 229 (15.28%) Web Developer
6 211 (14.08%) Senior Developer
7 198 (13.21%) HTML CSS Developer
8 167 (11.14%) Angular Developer
9 151 (10.07%) .NET Developer
9 151 (10.07%) UI Developer
10 125 (8.34%) C# Developer
11 119 (7.94%) PHP Developer
12 115 (7.67%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 105 (7.00%) C# .NET Developer
14 87 (5.80%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 86 (5.74%) Full Stack Developer
16 76 (5.07%) ASP.NET Developer
17 75 (5.00%) Lead Developer
18 67 (4.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 64 (4.27%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1435 (95.73%) CSS
2 1390 (92.73%) HTML
3 1165 (77.72%) Sass
4 952 (63.51%) HTML5
5 872 (58.17%) AngularJS
6 778 (51.90%) CSS3
7 759 (50.63%) jQuery
8 422 (28.15%) React
9 406 (27.08%) Node.js
10 344 (22.95%) .NET
11 311 (20.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 271 (18.08%) Backbone.js
13 244 (16.28%) ASP.NET
14 231 (15.41%) KnockoutJS
15 210 (14.01%) Ajax
16 154 (10.27%) Ember.js
17 149 (9.94%) ASP.NET MVC
18 148 (9.87%) JSON
19 141 (9.41%) Web Services
20 123 (8.21%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 443 (29.55%) User Experience
2 106 (7.07%) Mobile App
3 85 (5.67%) Computer Science
4 48 (3.20%) Fintech
5 41 (2.74%) Client/Server
6 36 (2.40%) Visualisation
7 32 (2.13%) iPad
8 25 (1.67%) Digital Media
8 25 (1.67%) Social Media
9 22 (1.47%) Algorithms
10 20 (1.33%) Smartphone
11 19 (1.27%) Data Integration
12 15 (1.00%) Data Structures
13 14 (0.93%) Graphic Design
14 13 (0.87%) Blog
14 13 (0.87%) Online Games
15 12 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (0.80%) W3C
16 11 (0.73%) iPhone
16 11 (0.73%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 113 (7.54%) Linux
2 65 (4.34%) Windows
3 53 (3.54%) Android
4 49 (3.27%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.13%) Ubuntu
6 14 (0.93%) Unix
7 13 (0.87%) CentOS
8 8 (0.53%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.20%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.13%) VMS
12 1 (0.067%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.067%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 780 (52.03%) Agile Software Development
2 707 (47.16%) Front End Development
3 514 (34.29%) Web Development
4 482 (32.15%) MVC
5 333 (22.21%) TDD
6 276 (18.41%) OO
7 264 (17.61%) Scrum
8 259 (17.28%) Responsive Web Design
9 177 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
10 139 (9.27%) E-Commerce
11 137 (9.14%) Unit Testing
12 126 (8.41%) Web Design
13 118 (7.87%) OOP
14 115 (7.67%) Software Engineering
15 107 (7.14%) SOLID
16 105 (7.00%) BDD
17 82 (5.47%) DevOps
17 82 (5.47%) SDLC
18 80 (5.34%) Mobile First
18 80 (5.34%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 1453 (96.93%) JavaScript
2 338 (22.55%) PHP
3 315 (21.01%) C#
4 186 (12.41%) SQL
5 145 (9.67%) Java
6 124 (8.27%) TypeScript
7 81 (5.40%) ES6
8 74 (4.94%) Python
9 62 (4.14%) Ruby
10 48 (3.20%) T-SQL
11 39 (2.60%) Scala
12 29 (1.93%) PL/SQL
12 29 (1.93%) XPath
13 21 (1.40%) C++
14 17 (1.13%) Perl
15 16 (1.07%) VB.NET
16 15 (1.00%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.93%) C
17 14 (0.93%) ECMAScript
18 11 (0.73%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 129 (8.61%) Degree
2 22 (1.47%) Security Cleared
3 10 (0.67%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.20%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.13%) MCSD
7 1 (0.067%) ISEB
7 1 (0.067%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (6.14%) QA
2 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.13%) WAI
3 2 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 76 (5.07%) Docker
2 13 (0.87%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.87%) Varnish
3 8 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.067%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.067%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (1.07%) Ansible
1 16 (1.07%) Puppet
2 13 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.67%) Packer
4 8 (0.53%) HAProxy
5 4 (0.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 4 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.13%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.067%) cPanel
7 1 (0.067%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 140 (9.34%) Microsoft
2 93 (6.20%) Google
3 39 (2.60%) Sitecore
4 38 (2.54%) Zend
5 36 (2.40%) Adobe
6 23 (1.53%) Oracle
6 23 (1.53%) Twitter
7 21 (1.40%) Xamarin
8 17 (1.13%) Facebook
9 16 (1.07%) EPiServer
10 12 (0.80%) Rackspace
11 9 (0.60%) PayPal
11 9 (0.60%) Sun
12 7 (0.47%) Sencha
13 6 (0.40%) Alterian
13 6 (0.40%) Ensighten
13 6 (0.40%) SAP
14 5 (0.33%) MEDITECH
14 5 (0.33%) Sage
14 5 (0.33%) Twilio
Central London / West End
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Benefits (e.g. pension, generous h
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ISL
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits & Equity & More
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits, Pension & Training
Posted: 3 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000 - £60000.00 per annum + Free lunches, Unlimited Training!
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum + Equity
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + amazing benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hyde, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + equity
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Edison Hill Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lea Consultancy Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Source Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum £25,000 - £30,000 + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
Montagu Olsen Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Good & Co
Salary: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday & Group Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Flexible Working + Benefits Packag
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago