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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 472 630 834
Rank change year-on-year
+158 +204
Permanent jobs citing LESS 519 254 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.24% 0.048%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.21% 0.60% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 439 206 51
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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
43023 42392 47501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.68% 39.67% 40.42%
Number of salaries quoted 36154 36801 41717
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +177 496 £42,500 +6.25% 76
London +59 273 £50,000 +11.11% 37
South East +57 81 £38,750 +19.23% 8
City of London +15 57 £50,000 +21.21% 12
Surrey +24 41 £45,000 +81.81% 1
West Midlands - 38 £21,500 - 3
Yorkshire - 36 £32,500 - 6
North West -7 27 £35,000 - 13
Birmingham - 26 £21,500 -
East of England +17 24 £45,000 +42.85% 2
Hertfordshire +3 16 £45,000 +42.85%
Cheshire 0 16 £32,500 - 3
West Yorkshire - 16 £31,250 - 1
North Yorkshire - 15 £45,000 - 1
York - 15 £45,000 - 1
South West -19 13 £35,000 +2.94% 6
Macclesfield - 13 £32,500 - 1
Leatherhead - 13 £45,000 -
Hampshire +3 12 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Leeds - 12 £19,000 -
Oxfordshire +17 9 £35,000 -33.33%
Berkshire +4 9 £40,000 - 1
Manchester -13 9 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Fareham - 9 £30,000 - 1
Brighton - 8 £40,000 - 3
Stafford - 8 £30,000 - 1
East Sussex - 8 £40,000 - 3
Staffordshire - 8 £30,000 - 1
Devon - 7 £42,500 - 1
Exeter - 7 £42,500 - 1

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1019 (97.14%) CSS
2 978 (93.23%) JavaScript
3 960 (91.52%) HTML
4 761 (72.55%) jQuery
5 736 (70.16%) HTML5
6 667 (63.58%) Sass
7 656 (62.54%) CSS3
8 521 (49.67%) Agile Software Development
9 418 (39.85%) AngularJS
10 378 (36.03%) User Experience
11 354 (33.75%) Git (software)
12 347 (33.08%) Backbone.js
13 346 (32.98%) MVC
14 306 (29.17%) TDD
15 305 (29.08%) PHP
16 264 (25.17%) OO
17 259 (24.69%) Responsive Web Design
18 250 (23.83%) Node.js
19 219 (20.88%) Photoshop
20 199 (18.97%) Ajax
21 194 (18.49%) Subversion
21 194 (18.49%) Scrum
22 193 (18.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 187 (17.83%) E-Commerce
24 181 (17.25%) Jasmine
25 180 (17.16%) Web Development
26 179 (17.06%) .NET
26 179 (17.06%) Unit Testing
27 176 (16.78%) Degree
28 164 (15.63%) CMS

LESS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 250 (23.83%) Node.js
2 164 (15.63%) CMS
3 123 (11.73%) WordPress
4 95 (9.06%) Apache
5 64 (6.10%) Drupal
6 52 (4.96%) IIS
7 33 (3.15%) Umbraco
8 30 (2.86%) Joomla!
9 29 (2.76%) NServiceBus
10 26 (2.48%) nginx
11 20 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
12 17 (1.62%) TeamSite
13 15 (1.43%) Apache Solr
14 12 (1.14%) SAS
15 7 (0.67%) Confluence
16 6 (0.57%) GlassFish
16 6 (0.57%) NetWeaver
17 5 (0.48%) ColdFusion
17 5 (0.48%) SharePoint
18 3 (0.29%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 219 (20.88%) Photoshop
2 67 (6.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 44 (4.19%) Fireworks
4 3 (0.29%) MS Excel
4 3 (0.29%) InDesign
4 3 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 25 (2.38%) Magento
2 19 (1.81%) Google Analytics
3 17 (1.62%) osCommerce
4 4 (0.38%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.095%) Summit
6 1 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (4.58%) SaaS
2 45 (4.29%) GitHub
3 30 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.67%) MailChimp
8 6 (0.57%) PaaS
9 5 (0.48%) CloudFront
9 5 (0.48%) Route 53
9 5 (0.48%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 108 (10.30%) HTTP
2 32 (3.05%) Internet
3 6 (0.57%) CTI
3 6 (0.57%) VoIP
4 5 (0.48%) FTP
4 5 (0.48%) SSH
5 4 (0.38%) Broadband
6 1 (0.095%) SSL
6 1 (0.095%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (14.01%) MySQL
2 77 (7.34%) SQL Server
3 50 (4.77%) NoSQL
4 43 (4.10%) Relational Database
5 32 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 29 (2.76%) Azure SQL Database
6 29 (2.76%) RavenDB
6 29 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (2.57%) MongoDB
8 20 (1.91%) Big Data
9 11 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (0.86%) Redis
11 7 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.38%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.38%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
15 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 354 (33.75%) Git (software)
2 194 (18.49%) Subversion
3 181 (17.25%) Jasmine
4 105 (10.01%) Grunt
5 71 (6.77%) Jenkins
6 55 (5.24%) Cucumber
7 49 (4.67%) Selenium
8 47 (4.48%) Mocha
9 39 (3.72%) JIRA
10 37 (3.53%) Mercurial
11 36 (3.43%) Behat
12 34 (3.24%) JUnit
13 30 (2.86%) Bower
14 29 (2.76%) NCrunch
14 29 (2.76%) TeamCity
14 29 (2.76%) ReSharper
15 27 (2.57%) Ant
16 26 (2.48%) Maven
16 26 (2.48%) PHPUnit
17 23 (2.19%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 132 (12.58%) Finance
2 118 (11.25%) Marketing
3 55 (5.24%) Retail
4 53 (5.05%) Games
5 39 (3.72%) Manufacturing
6 31 (2.96%) Advertising
7 19 (1.81%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.72%) Publishing
9 8 (0.76%) Banking
10 6 (0.57%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.57%) Automotive
11 4 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.29%) Legal
13 1 (0.095%) Electronics
13 1 (0.095%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 938 (89.42%) Developer
2 400 (38.13%) Front-End Developer
3 253 (24.12%) Web Developer
4 165 (15.73%) Senior Developer
5 92 (8.77%) .NET Developer
6 86 (8.20%) PHP Developer
7 82 (7.82%) JavaScript Developer
8 79 (7.53%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 79 (7.53%) Front-End Web Developer
9 77 (7.34%) UI Developer
10 73 (6.96%) UI Programmer
11 60 (5.72%) C# Developer
11 60 (5.72%) Junior
12 58 (5.53%) C# .NET Developer
13 52 (4.96%) Junior Developer
14 41 (3.91%) Lead Developer
15 30 (2.86%) Junior Web Developer
15 30 (2.86%) Senior .NET Developer
16 27 (2.57%) ASP.NET Developer
17 26 (2.48%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1019 (97.14%) CSS
2 960 (91.52%) HTML
3 761 (72.55%) jQuery
4 736 (70.16%) HTML5
5 667 (63.58%) Sass
6 656 (62.54%) CSS3
7 418 (39.85%) AngularJS
8 347 (33.08%) Backbone.js
9 199 (18.97%) Ajax
10 193 (18.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 179 (17.06%) .NET
12 151 (14.39%) KnockoutJS
13 150 (14.30%) JSON
14 134 (12.77%) Web Services
15 133 (12.68%) XML
16 117 (11.15%) ASP.NET
17 112 (10.68%) REST
18 109 (10.39%) XHTML
19 104 (9.91%) RESTful
19 104 (9.91%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 378 (36.03%) User Experience
2 107 (10.20%) Computer Science
3 104 (9.91%) Mobile App
4 89 (8.48%) Open Source
5 54 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (3.72%) W3C
6 39 (3.72%) Social Media
7 26 (2.48%) Animation
8 19 (1.81%) Graphic Design
9 18 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.43%) Mathematics
10 15 (1.43%) Visualisation
11 14 (1.33%) Social Network
12 12 (1.14%) Taxonomies
13 9 (0.86%) BBC
14 6 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
14 6 (0.57%) IVR
14 6 (0.57%) Management Information System
15 5 (0.48%) SCORM
15 5 (0.48%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 102 (9.72%) Linux
2 90 (8.58%) Android
3 88 (8.39%) Apple iOS
4 59 (5.62%) Windows
5 31 (2.96%) UNIX
6 29 (2.76%) Windows Phone
7 10 (0.95%) Ubuntu
7 10 (0.95%) Debian
7 10 (0.95%) OpenBSD
7 10 (0.95%) AIX
7 10 (0.95%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.095%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.095%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 521 (49.67%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (32.98%) MVC
3 306 (29.17%) TDD
4 264 (25.17%) OO
5 259 (24.69%) Responsive Web Design
6 194 (18.49%) Scrum
7 187 (17.83%) E-Commerce
8 180 (17.16%) Web Development
9 179 (17.06%) Unit Testing
10 160 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
11 117 (11.15%) Software Engineering
12 112 (10.68%) Web Design
13 109 (10.39%) BDD
14 86 (8.20%) OOP
15 85 (8.10%) SEO
15 85 (8.10%) Kanban
16 58 (5.53%) Mobile Application Development
17 52 (4.96%) SOA
17 52 (4.96%) Android Development
18 50 (4.77%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 978 (93.23%) JavaScript
2 305 (29.08%) PHP
3 148 (14.11%) Java
4 146 (13.92%) SQL
5 128 (12.20%) C#
6 122 (11.63%) Python
7 109 (10.39%) Ruby
8 51 (4.86%) PHP5
9 46 (4.39%) ActionScript
10 44 (4.19%) Perl
11 43 (4.10%) Scala
12 42 (4.00%) ActionScript 3.0
13 36 (3.43%) CoffeeScript
14 27 (2.57%) T-SQL
15 12 (1.14%) C++
16 11 (1.05%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.95%) ActionScript 2.0
18 9 (0.86%) Objective-C
18 9 (0.86%) Bash Shell
18 9 (0.86%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 176 (16.78%) Degree
2 8 (0.76%) Postgraduate
3 2 (0.19%) MCP
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.095%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.095%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.095%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (6.67%) QA
2 18 (1.72%) WCAG
3 6 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.095%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (0.67%) Varnish
2 3 (0.29%) Docker
3 1 (0.095%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (1.81%) Puppet
2 12 (1.14%) Capistrano
2 12 (1.14%) Vagrant
3 8 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.67%) YUM
5 6 (0.57%) Ansible
6 2 (0.19%) Plesk
Vendors
1 123 (11.73%) Adobe
2 88 (8.39%) Facebook
3 83 (7.91%) Google
4 80 (7.63%) Twitter
5 73 (6.96%) Zend
6 29 (2.76%) Xamarin
6 29 (2.76%) Red Gate
7 24 (2.29%) Oracle
7 24 (2.29%) Microsoft
8 20 (1.91%) SAP
8 20 (1.91%) Sencha
9 17 (1.62%) Interwoven
10 7 (0.67%) Apple
10 7 (0.67%) FatWire
10 7 (0.67%) EPiServer
11 6 (0.57%) Eloqua
11 6 (0.57%) Avaya
12 5 (0.48%) CODA
13 4 (0.38%) Omniture
14 3 (0.29%) JD Edwards
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