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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 425 432 528
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +96
Permanent jobs citing LESS 669 640 459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.61% 0.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.73% 1.64% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 584 564 343
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -17.64%

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
38651 39136 42887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.95% 37.26% 41.27%
Number of salaries quoted 33338 33677 35752
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 14 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
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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 +13 637 £42,500 +6.25% 132
London +57 332 £52,500 +5.00% 79
South East +44 118 £35,000 -22.22% 12
Yorkshire -20 59 £34,000 +16.93% 8
East of England +37 49 £35,000 -12.50% 9
West Yorkshire +38 46 £34,000 -2.85% 6
Leeds +33 44 £34,000 +0.74% 5
Surrey +28 35 £32,500 -33.33% 3
City of London +45 34 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Berkshire +12 34 £35,000 -30.00%
Scotland +22 29 £32,500 -13.33% 1
North West -6 29 £37,500 +29.31% 16
Cambridgeshire +15 25 £30,000 -25.00% 3
North Yorkshire -5 21 £34,000 +36.00% 1
Cambridge +14 18 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Glasgow -3 18 £45,000 +20.00% 1
South West -48 18 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Guildford +8 17 £40,000 -8.57% 1
Maidenhead -1 17 £57,500 -
Hampshire +16 16 £32,500 - 2
East Midlands +14 16 £35,000 +3.70% 1
Reading +6 16 £35,000 -22.22%
Harrogate -2 15 £34,000 +36.00%
Manchester -14 15 £37,500 +38.88% 11
Hertfordshire +8 14 £45,000 -14.28% 1
West Midlands -56 13 £30,000 -14.28% 4
Edinburgh +7 11 £32,500 -13.33%
East Sussex +19 10 £42,500 +75.25% 5
Brighton +5 10 £42,500 +75.25% 4
Camberley - 10 £27,000 - 1

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1531 (98.14%) CSS
2 1489 (95.45%) JavaScript
3 1485 (95.19%) HTML
4 1171 (75.06%) Sass
5 1112 (71.28%) HTML5
6 951 (60.96%) jQuery
7 926 (59.36%) CSS3
8 895 (57.37%) AngularJS
9 814 (52.18%) Front End Development
10 780 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
11 584 (37.44%) Git (software)
12 580 (37.18%) User Experience
13 412 (26.41%) MVC
13 412 (26.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 396 (25.38%) Backbone.js
15 379 (24.29%) PHP
16 352 (22.56%) Grunt
17 349 (22.37%) React
18 338 (21.67%) TDD
18 338 (21.67%) Responsive Web Design
19 326 (20.90%) Node.js
20 325 (20.83%) OO
21 304 (19.49%) E-Commerce
22 283 (18.14%) .NET
23 263 (16.86%) Photoshop
24 252 (16.15%) gulp
25 245 (15.71%) Scrum
26 234 (15.00%) CMS
27 231 (14.81%) Web Development
28 214 (13.72%) C#

LESS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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
1 326 (20.90%) Node.js
2 234 (15.00%) CMS
3 173 (11.09%) WordPress
4 82 (5.26%) Drupal
5 42 (2.69%) Apache
6 31 (1.99%) Umbraco
7 28 (1.79%) nginx
8 23 (1.47%) IIS
9 21 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (1.35%) Joomla!
10 16 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
11 14 (0.90%) SharePoint
12 13 (0.83%) Confluence
13 12 (0.77%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.51%) Alfresco
15 6 (0.38%) Documentum
16 4 (0.26%) Kentico
17 3 (0.19%) Apache Solr
17 3 (0.19%) JBoss
18 2 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 263 (16.86%) Photoshop
2 89 (5.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 35 (2.24%) InDesign
4 33 (2.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 18 (1.15%) Fireworks
6 14 (0.90%) MS Excel
7 9 (0.58%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 80 (5.13%) Magento
2 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 116 (7.44%) GitHub
2 78 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (3.01%) SaaS
4 27 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (1.47%) Google Analytics
6 22 (1.41%) PaaS
7 19 (1.22%) IaaS
8 14 (0.90%) AdWords
9 11 (0.71%) Bluemix
10 10 (0.64%) Heroku
11 9 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 8 (0.51%) Google App Engine
12 8 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 5 (0.32%) AdSense
15 4 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
16 2 (0.13%) Trello
17 1 (0.064%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 66 (4.23%) HTTP
2 19 (1.22%) Internet
3 18 (1.15%) HTTPS
4 11 (0.71%) DNS
5 9 (0.58%) Intranet
5 9 (0.58%) SSH
5 9 (0.58%) SSL
6 3 (0.19%) MVNO
7 2 (0.13%) Telnet
8 1 (0.064%) DVB
8 1 (0.064%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (13.65%) MySQL
2 106 (6.79%) SQL Server
3 92 (5.90%) MongoDB
4 79 (5.06%) NoSQL
5 47 (3.01%) Relational Database
6 38 (2.44%) Redis
7 29 (1.86%) RDBMS
8 27 (1.73%) Big Data
9 23 (1.47%) CouchDB
10 22 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (1.09%) Riak
13 10 (0.64%) MariaDB
14 6 (0.38%) MarkLogic
15 3 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 3 (0.19%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.19%) RavenDB
16 2 (0.13%) Neo4j
17 1 (0.064%) Hadoop
17 1 (0.064%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 584 (37.44%) Git (software)
2 352 (22.56%) Grunt
3 252 (16.15%) gulp
4 171 (10.96%) Subversion
5 162 (10.38%) Jasmine
6 128 (8.21%) Bower
7 49 (3.14%) Karma Test Runner
7 49 (3.14%) webpack
8 46 (2.95%) JIRA
9 45 (2.88%) Jenkins
10 44 (2.82%) Selenium
10 44 (2.82%) Visual Studio
11 40 (2.56%) Cucumber
12 39 (2.50%) Mocha
13 35 (2.24%) JUnit
14 31 (1.99%) Maven
15 30 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
16 23 (1.47%) QUnit
17 22 (1.41%) Protractor
17 22 (1.41%) Vagrant
General
1 168 (10.77%) Marketing
2 167 (10.71%) Finance
3 99 (6.35%) Law
4 85 (5.45%) Retail
5 67 (4.29%) Games
6 63 (4.04%) Banking
7 54 (3.46%) Advertising
8 46 (2.95%) Telecoms
9 31 (1.99%) Brand Awareness
10 27 (1.73%) Financial Institution
11 25 (1.60%) Back Office
12 18 (1.15%) Publishing
13 14 (0.90%) Electronics
14 10 (0.64%) Legal
15 8 (0.51%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.51%) Front Office
16 6 (0.38%) Investment Banking
17 5 (0.32%) Italian Language
18 4 (0.26%) Music Industry
19 3 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1403 (89.94%) Developer
2 729 (46.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 476 (30.51%) JavaScript Developer
4 340 (21.79%) HTML Developer
5 304 (19.49%) Web Developer
6 298 (19.10%) HTML CSS Developer
7 213 (13.65%) UI Developer
8 166 (10.64%) Senior Developer
9 151 (9.68%) Angular Developer
10 148 (9.49%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 125 (8.01%) PHP Developer
12 102 (6.54%) Senior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 76 (4.87%) .NET Developer
14 75 (4.81%) Full Stack Developer
15 65 (4.17%) Junior
16 62 (3.97%) Junior Developer
17 57 (3.65%) Lead Developer
18 54 (3.46%) Agile Developer
18 54 (3.46%) Senior JavaScript Developer
19 51 (3.27%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1531 (98.14%) CSS
2 1485 (95.19%) HTML
3 1171 (75.06%) Sass
4 1112 (71.28%) HTML5
5 951 (60.96%) jQuery
6 926 (59.36%) CSS3
7 895 (57.37%) AngularJS
8 412 (26.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 396 (25.38%) Backbone.js
10 349 (22.37%) React
11 283 (18.14%) .NET
12 175 (11.22%) ASP.NET
13 173 (11.09%) KnockoutJS
14 156 (10.00%) Ajax
15 153 (9.81%) JSON
16 151 (9.68%) Ember.js
17 117 (7.50%) XML
18 108 (6.92%) ASP.NET MVC
19 103 (6.60%) REST
19 103 (6.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 580 (37.18%) User Experience
2 89 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 88 (5.64%) Computer Science
4 50 (3.21%) W3C
5 45 (2.88%) Social Media
6 34 (2.18%) Blog
7 30 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 29 (1.86%) Digital Media
9 27 (1.73%) Animation
10 26 (1.67%) Graphic Design
10 26 (1.67%) Visualisation
11 25 (1.60%) Fintech
12 21 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
12 21 (1.35%) iPad
13 16 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
14 13 (0.83%) PlayStation
15 12 (0.77%) Algorithms
15 12 (0.77%) FMCG
16 10 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
17 9 (0.58%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 96 (6.15%) Linux
2 71 (4.55%) Android
3 56 (3.59%) Windows
4 54 (3.46%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.58%) Unix
6 6 (0.38%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.19%) CentOS
7 3 (0.19%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.13%) Debian
9 1 (0.064%) VMS
9 1 (0.064%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.064%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 814 (52.18%) Front End Development
2 780 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 412 (26.41%) MVC
4 338 (21.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 338 (21.67%) TDD
5 325 (20.83%) OO
6 304 (19.49%) E-Commerce
7 245 (15.71%) Scrum
8 231 (14.81%) Web Development
9 188 (12.05%) Web Design
10 176 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
11 154 (9.87%) Unit Testing
12 119 (7.63%) SEO
13 112 (7.18%) Open Source
14 103 (6.60%) Software Engineering
15 87 (5.58%) BDD
16 81 (5.19%) Analytics
17 74 (4.74%) Mobile Development
18 73 (4.68%) Kanban
19 72 (4.62%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1489 (95.45%) JavaScript
2 379 (24.29%) PHP
3 214 (13.72%) C#
4 169 (10.83%) Java
5 149 (9.55%) SQL
6 75 (4.81%) Python
7 53 (3.40%) TypeScript
8 52 (3.33%) Ruby
9 45 (2.88%) CoffeeScript
10 36 (2.31%) Scala
11 24 (1.54%) ES6
11 24 (1.54%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.77%) PHP 5
13 11 (0.71%) C
14 10 (0.64%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.51%) ECMAScript
15 8 (0.51%) Perl
16 7 (0.45%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.32%) C++
17 5 (0.32%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 136 (8.72%) Degree
2 13 (0.83%) SC Cleared
2 13 (0.83%) Security Cleared
3 11 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (0.32%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.26%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.13%) HND
6 2 (0.13%) MCP
7 1 (0.064%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.064%) MCSE
7 1 (0.064%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (5.00%) QA
2 32 (2.05%) WCAG
3 12 (0.77%) WAI
System Software
1 30 (1.92%) Varnish
2 21 (1.35%) Docker
3 17 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (1.03%) TeamSite
2 9 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.51%) Ansible
3 8 (0.51%) Puppet
4 5 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 5 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (0.32%) yum
5 3 (0.19%) Kibana
5 3 (0.19%) logstash
6 2 (0.13%) Salt
7 1 (0.064%) Grafana
7 1 (0.064%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.064%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.064%) Packer
7 1 (0.064%) StatsD
Vendors
1 169 (10.83%) Adobe
2 89 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 64 (4.10%) Zend
4 60 (3.85%) Google
5 33 (2.12%) Oracle
6 20 (1.28%) Sitecore
6 20 (1.28%) Twitter
7 18 (1.15%) Facebook
8 13 (0.83%) Sony
9 12 (0.77%) IBM
9 12 (0.77%) Interwoven
10 11 (0.71%) Xamarin
11 10 (0.64%) Yahoo!
12 9 (0.58%) EPiServer
13 8 (0.51%) Omniture
14 7 (0.45%) SAP
15 6 (0.38%) DoubleClick
16 5 (0.32%) hybris
16 5 (0.32%) Northgate
16 5 (0.32%) Sencha
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £70000 Per Annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
First Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Car finance 247
Salary: Competitive salary dependent upon experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £23,000 - £27,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Training and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £70000 Per Annum DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ebiquity
Salary: From £45,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Ebiquity
Salary: From £45,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000 per annum + benifits
Posted: 3 days ago
Dereham, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + share options + unlimited holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago