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 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 404 464 534
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +70
Permanent jobs citing LESS 704 630 525
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.57% 0.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.85% 1.49% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 626 555 446
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%

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
38099 42319 46873
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.85% 38.09% 39.42%
Number of salaries quoted 33097 36189 40123
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 June 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 June 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 +58 651 £45,000 - 98
London +75 392 £50,000 - 49
South East +18 65 £40,000 -3.61% 9
South West +46 53 £37,500 +3.44% 3
Yorkshire +34 47 £45,000 +63.63% 11
City of London +52 44 £45,000 -12.19% 15
Bristol +50 37 £50,000 +29.03%
Scotland +13 32 £45,000 - 1
East of England +33 27 £32,500 -12.75% 3
North Yorkshire +35 26 £46,250 +85.00% 2
York - 24 £47,500 - 1
Edinburgh +8 22 £40,000 -11.11%
West Midlands -35 21 £27,500 -8.33% 6
North West +5 19 £38,000 +0.66% 14
Cambridgeshire +16 18 £30,000 -24.52% 1
East Midlands +7 15 £30,000 -29.41% 3
Hampshire +2 15 £27,500 -21.42%
Oxfordshire 0 14 £38,000 +26.66% 1
West Yorkshire -6 14 £40,000 +45.45% 8
Cambridge +16 13 £32,500 -18.23% 1
Leeds +22 12 £40,000 +56.86% 6
Berkshire +16 12 £35,000 -26.31% 1
North East +5 12 £42,500 +34.92%
Manchester -11 12 £39,250 +8.27% 9
Durham +17 11 £37,500 -25.00%
Oxford +5 10 £35,500 -11.25%
Surrey +8 9 £39,000 -17.89% 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 8 £40,000 -
Winchester - 8 £27,500 -
Reading +16 7 £32,500 -35.00% 1

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 1363 (96.74%) CSS
2 1358 (96.38%) JavaScript
3 1342 (95.24%) HTML
4 1084 (76.93%) Sass
5 964 (68.42%) HTML5
6 776 (55.07%) AngularJS
7 771 (54.72%) jQuery
8 753 (53.44%) CSS3
9 751 (53.30%) Agile Software Development
10 683 (48.47%) Front End Development
11 490 (34.78%) Web Development
12 482 (34.21%) Git (software)
13 463 (32.86%) User Experience
14 398 (28.25%) MVC
15 362 (25.69%) PHP
16 359 (25.48%) React
17 358 (25.41%) Node.js
18 330 (23.42%) Grunt
19 319 (22.64%) TDD
20 316 (22.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 310 (22.00%) OO
22 288 (20.44%) .NET
23 283 (20.09%) gulp
24 270 (19.16%) Responsive Web Design
25 260 (18.45%) Backbone.js
26 255 (18.10%) Scrum
27 231 (16.39%) C#
28 198 (14.05%) Ajax
29 193 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
30 183 (12.99%) CMS

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
1 183 (12.99%) CMS
2 129 (9.16%) WordPress
3 37 (2.63%) Drupal
3 37 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
4 34 (2.41%) Apache
5 27 (1.92%) Umbraco
6 26 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
7 21 (1.49%) IIS
7 21 (1.49%) nginx
8 18 (1.28%) Confluence
9 15 (1.06%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.99%) SharePoint
11 10 (0.71%) JBoss
11 10 (0.71%) WildFly
12 8 (0.57%) ExpressionEngine
12 8 (0.57%) Joomla!
13 4 (0.28%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.14%) SAS
14 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.071%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 157 (11.14%) Photoshop
2 52 (3.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 44 (3.12%) MS Excel
4 18 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (0.71%) Fireworks
6 5 (0.35%) GIMP
7 1 (0.071%) InDesign
7 1 (0.071%) InVision
Business Applications
1 62 (4.40%) Magento
2 8 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.14%) Odoo
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.071%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.071%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 110 (7.81%) GitHub
2 70 (4.97%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (2.70%) SaaS
4 27 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (1.70%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.64%) AdWords
7 6 (0.43%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.43%) IaaS
7 6 (0.43%) PaaS
8 5 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.28%) Heroku
10 3 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.21%) MailChimp
10 3 (0.21%) Office 365
11 2 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.14%) Google Tag Manager
11 2 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 54 (3.83%) Internet
2 50 (3.55%) HTTP
3 39 (2.77%) Intranet
4 24 (1.70%) HTTPS
5 16 (1.14%) SSH
6 5 (0.35%) FTP
6 5 (0.35%) SMTP
7 4 (0.28%) DNS
8 2 (0.14%) DSL
8 2 (0.14%) DVB
8 2 (0.14%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
8 2 (0.14%) Skype
9 1 (0.071%) AMQP
9 1 (0.071%) SSL
9 1 (0.071%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (11.92%) MySQL
2 147 (10.43%) SQL Server
3 68 (4.83%) MongoDB
4 49 (3.48%) NoSQL
5 37 (2.63%) Relational Database
6 33 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (2.13%) Redis
7 30 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
8 28 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 27 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 20 (1.42%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.85%) Big Data
12 7 (0.50%) CouchDB
13 6 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.28%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.28%) MariaDB
15 3 (0.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 3 (0.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 482 (34.21%) Git (software)
2 330 (23.42%) Grunt
3 283 (20.09%) gulp
4 169 (11.99%) Subversion
5 119 (8.45%) Jasmine
6 97 (6.88%) Bower
7 79 (5.61%) Jenkins
8 75 (5.32%) Visual Studio
9 74 (5.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 71 (5.04%) JIRA
11 62 (4.40%) Mocha
12 59 (4.19%) Selenium
13 48 (3.41%) QUnit
14 46 (3.26%) Karma Test Runner
15 42 (2.98%) webpack
16 38 (2.70%) JUnit
17 31 (2.20%) Vagrant
18 30 (2.13%) Cucumber
19 25 (1.77%) Plastic SCM
20 23 (1.63%) Sinon.JS
General
1 180 (12.78%) Finance
2 104 (7.38%) Marketing
3 103 (7.31%) Law
4 53 (3.76%) Games
5 33 (2.34%) Advertising
6 31 (2.20%) Retail
7 27 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 26 (1.85%) Banking
9 18 (1.28%) Publishing
10 17 (1.21%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.71%) Brand Awareness
11 10 (0.71%) Legal
12 9 (0.64%) Military
12 9 (0.64%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.43%) Electronics
13 6 (0.43%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.43%) Music Industry
14 4 (0.28%) Front Office
15 3 (0.21%) Automotive
15 3 (0.21%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 1279 (90.77%) Developer
2 618 (43.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 456 (32.36%) JavaScript Developer
4 275 (19.52%) HTML Developer
5 227 (16.11%) Web Developer
6 203 (14.41%) HTML CSS Developer
7 173 (12.28%) Senior Developer
8 152 (10.79%) UI Developer
9 135 (9.58%) Angular Developer
10 115 (8.16%) PHP Developer
11 102 (7.24%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 93 (6.60%) .NET Developer
13 83 (5.89%) Full Stack Developer
14 76 (5.39%) C# Developer
15 74 (5.25%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 61 (4.33%) C# .NET Developer
17 57 (4.05%) Lead Developer
18 53 (3.76%) Designer
19 50 (3.55%) Senior JavaScript Developer
20 49 (3.48%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1363 (96.74%) CSS
2 1342 (95.24%) HTML
3 1084 (76.93%) Sass
4 964 (68.42%) HTML5
5 776 (55.07%) AngularJS
6 771 (54.72%) jQuery
7 753 (53.44%) CSS3
8 359 (25.48%) React
9 358 (25.41%) Node.js
10 316 (22.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 288 (20.44%) .NET
12 260 (18.45%) Backbone.js
13 198 (14.05%) Ajax
14 180 (12.78%) ASP.NET
15 177 (12.56%) KnockoutJS
16 149 (10.57%) XML
17 147 (10.43%) JSON
18 127 (9.01%) Web Services
19 118 (8.37%) Ember.js
20 103 (7.31%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 463 (32.86%) User Experience
2 89 (6.32%) Mobile App
3 77 (5.46%) Computer Science
4 43 (3.05%) Fintech
5 38 (2.70%) iPad
6 37 (2.63%) Client/Server
7 35 (2.48%) Visualisation
8 34 (2.41%) Social Media
9 31 (2.20%) Smartphone
10 27 (1.92%) Digital Media
11 25 (1.77%) Data Integration
11 25 (1.77%) W3C
12 16 (1.14%) Algorithms
12 16 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (1.06%) iPhone
14 13 (0.92%) Data Structures
15 12 (0.85%) Social Network
16 10 (0.71%) Animation
17 9 (0.64%) PlayStation
18 8 (0.57%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 128 (9.08%) Linux
2 57 (4.05%) Android
3 53 (3.76%) Windows
4 46 (3.26%) Apple iOS
5 19 (1.35%) Ubuntu
6 12 (0.85%) CentOS
7 9 (0.64%) Unix
8 2 (0.14%) VMS
9 1 (0.071%) Debian
9 1 (0.071%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 751 (53.30%) Agile Software Development
2 683 (48.47%) Front End Development
3 490 (34.78%) Web Development
4 398 (28.25%) MVC
5 319 (22.64%) TDD
6 310 (22.00%) OO
7 270 (19.16%) Responsive Web Design
8 255 (18.10%) Scrum
9 193 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
10 177 (12.56%) E-Commerce
11 131 (9.30%) Web Design
12 123 (8.73%) Unit Testing
13 112 (7.95%) OOP
14 94 (6.67%) BDD
15 91 (6.46%) SEO
16 90 (6.39%) Software Engineering
17 88 (6.25%) Wireframes
18 87 (6.17%) Content Management
19 85 (6.03%) Mobile First
20 78 (5.54%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 1358 (96.38%) JavaScript
2 362 (25.69%) PHP
3 231 (16.39%) C#
4 143 (10.15%) Java
4 143 (10.15%) SQL
5 93 (6.60%) TypeScript
6 70 (4.97%) Python
7 52 (3.69%) ES6
8 41 (2.91%) Ruby
9 32 (2.27%) Scala
9 32 (2.27%) XPath
10 27 (1.92%) Shell Script
11 26 (1.85%) C++
12 23 (1.63%) PL/SQL
12 23 (1.63%) T-SQL
13 20 (1.42%) Perl
14 16 (1.14%) Objective-C
15 15 (1.06%) ECMAScript
16 14 (0.99%) XAML
17 13 (0.92%) C
Qualifications
1 122 (8.66%) Degree
2 23 (1.63%) Security Cleared
3 13 (0.92%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.14%) MCSD
5 2 (0.14%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.071%) MCP
6 1 (0.071%) MCSE
6 1 (0.071%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (6.53%) QA
2 12 (0.85%) WCAG
3 7 (0.50%) WAI
4 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 53 (3.76%) Docker
2 18 (1.28%) Varnish
3 14 (0.99%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.071%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.071%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (1.21%) Ansible
2 11 (0.78%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 11 (0.78%) Puppet
2 11 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (0.64%) TeamSite
4 8 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.57%) Packer
5 6 (0.43%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.071%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 98 (6.96%) Microsoft
2 69 (4.90%) Google
3 66 (4.68%) Adobe
4 49 (3.48%) Zend
5 34 (2.41%) Oracle
6 31 (2.20%) Sitecore
7 20 (1.42%) Xamarin
8 18 (1.28%) EPiServer
9 15 (1.06%) Twitter
10 14 (0.99%) Facebook
10 14 (0.99%) Rackspace
11 10 (0.71%) SAP
12 9 (0.64%) Sony
12 9 (0.64%) Virgin Media
13 7 (0.50%) Brightcove
14 6 (0.43%) CODA
14 6 (0.43%) Ensighten
14 6 (0.43%) Interwoven
14 6 (0.43%) Sencha
15 5 (0.35%) Sun
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits (Bonus, Healthc
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Peninsula
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + benefits
Posted: 38 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits, Pension & Training
Posted: 3 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + bonus, benefits, equity
Posted: 4 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £50000 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Coded People
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
East London
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Montagu Olsen Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £38,000 per annum Training, Income Protection and Life
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wells, Somerset
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Scotland
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Avon
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago