The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 460 690 810
Rank change year-on-year
+230 +120
Permanent jobs citing LESS 534 191 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.18% 0.056%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.19% 0.44% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 464 172 52
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £31,000 £31,758
10% offered a salary of more than £60,600 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £31,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
44926 43169 48566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 39.01% 39.68% 41.08%
Number of salaries quoted 38208 37489 43042
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 July 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 July 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 +207 507 £45,000 +5.88% 79
London +105 330 £50,000 +5.26% 41
City of London +35 74 £52,500 +7.69% 11
South East +56 65 £42,500 +25.92% 7
West Midlands - 30 £24,000 - 3
Surrey +29 26 £45,000 +38.46% 3
North West +19 24 £33,750 +17.39% 9
East of England +5 23 £45,000 +32.35% 2
South West 0 21 £35,000 +2.94% 10
Scotland -7 17 £32,500 +4.83% 1
Hertfordshire -6 14 £45,000 - 2
Leatherhead - 14 £45,000 -
Berkshire +23 13 £35,000 - 2
Cheshire - 13 £32,500 - 5
Edinburgh -1 11 £50,000 +61.29%
Macclesfield - 11 £32,500 - 3
Stafford - 11 £24,000 - 1
Staffordshire - 11 £24,000 - 1
Somerset - 10 £42,250 - 3
Devon - 10 £25,000 - 1
Wolverhampton - 10 £29,000 - 1
Exeter - 10 £25,000 - 1
Birmingham - 9 £21,500 -
Cambridgeshire +12 8 £50,000 +47.05%
Cambridge +4 8 £50,000 +47.05%
Yorkshire -37 8 £32,000 -8.57% 4
Manchester +6 7 £37,500 +30.43% 3
Maidenhead - 7 £35,000 -
Bath - 7 £42,500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 7 £45,000 - 1

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1022 (96.96%) CSS
2 976 (92.60%) HTML
3 974 (92.41%) JavaScript
4 768 (72.87%) HTML5
5 747 (70.87%) jQuery
6 664 (63.00%) Sass
7 647 (61.39%) CSS3
8 419 (39.75%) AngularJS
9 397 (37.67%) Backbone.js
10 356 (33.78%) MVC
11 347 (32.92%) Git (software)
12 342 (32.45%) PHP
13 318 (30.17%) Agile Software Development
14 313 (29.70%) TDD
15 287 (27.23%) OO
16 254 (24.10%) Node.js
17 228 (21.63%) Web Development
18 226 (21.44%) Scrum
19 215 (20.40%) Ajax
20 212 (20.11%) Responsive Web Design
21 206 (19.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 187 (17.74%) Jasmine
23 185 (17.55%) Degree
24 182 (17.27%) E-Commerce
25 178 (16.89%) .NET
26 175 (16.60%) KnockoutJS
27 173 (16.41%) Unit Testing
28 170 (16.13%) Subversion
29 166 (15.75%) Java
30 157 (14.90%) MySQL

LESS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 254 (24.10%) Node.js
2 129 (12.24%) CMS
3 123 (11.67%) WordPress
4 96 (9.11%) Apache
5 67 (6.36%) Drupal
6 40 (3.80%) IIS
7 33 (3.13%) Joomla!
8 28 (2.66%) NServiceBus
9 25 (2.37%) nginx
10 21 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
11 16 (1.52%) Apache Solr
11 16 (1.52%) Umbraco
12 8 (0.76%) SAS
13 6 (0.57%) GlassFish
13 6 (0.57%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.47%) ColdFusion
14 5 (0.47%) Confluence
15 4 (0.38%) TeamSite
16 3 (0.28%) NetWeaver
16 3 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 154 (14.61%) Photoshop
2 37 (3.51%) Fireworks
3 36 (3.42%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.47%) MS Excel
5 3 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.095%) InDesign
6 1 (0.095%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 26 (2.47%) Magento
2 24 (2.28%) Google Analytics
3 17 (1.61%) osCommerce
4 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.095%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 51 (4.84%) SaaS
2 41 (3.89%) GitHub
3 29 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.57%) PaaS
6 6 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.47%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.47%) Route 53
7 5 (0.47%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.19%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 100 (9.49%) HTTP
2 43 (4.08%) Internet
3 7 (0.66%) SSH
4 6 (0.57%) CTI
4 6 (0.57%) VoIP
5 5 (0.47%) FTP
6 1 (0.095%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (14.90%) MySQL
2 66 (6.26%) SQL Server
3 50 (4.74%) NoSQL
4 45 (4.27%) MongoDB
5 39 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 30 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
6 30 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 28 (2.66%) Azure SQL Database
7 28 (2.66%) RavenDB
8 25 (2.37%) Big Data
9 14 (1.33%) Redis
10 11 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.38%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.38%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 347 (32.92%) Git (software)
2 187 (17.74%) Jasmine
3 170 (16.13%) Subversion
4 117 (11.10%) Grunt
5 68 (6.45%) Jenkins
6 62 (5.88%) Selenium
7 56 (5.31%) Cucumber
8 55 (5.22%) Mocha
9 47 (4.46%) PhoneGap
10 46 (4.36%) JUnit
11 42 (3.98%) Maven
12 39 (3.70%) Behat
13 34 (3.23%) Mercurial
14 31 (2.94%) Karma Test Runner
15 30 (2.85%) Bower
16 29 (2.75%) WebDriver
16 29 (2.75%) JIRA
16 29 (2.75%) Ant
17 28 (2.66%) ReSharper
17 28 (2.66%) TeamCity
General
1 148 (14.04%) Finance
2 97 (9.20%) Marketing
3 68 (6.45%) Retail
4 61 (5.79%) Games
5 53 (5.03%) Manufacturing
6 37 (3.51%) Advertising
7 21 (1.99%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.71%) Publishing
9 13 (1.23%) Banking
10 4 (0.38%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.38%) Automotive
11 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.095%) Front Office
12 1 (0.095%) Back Office
12 1 (0.095%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 940 (89.18%) Developer
2 418 (39.66%) Front-End Developer
3 226 (21.44%) Web Developer
4 187 (17.74%) Senior Developer
5 107 (10.15%) JavaScript Developer
6 94 (8.92%) PHP Developer
7 85 (8.06%) UI Developer
7 85 (8.06%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 83 (7.87%) UI Programmer
9 69 (6.55%) .NET Developer
10 62 (5.88%) Front-End Web Developer
11 61 (5.79%) C# Developer
12 59 (5.60%) C# .NET Developer
13 40 (3.80%) Junior
14 38 (3.61%) Lead Developer
15 33 (3.13%) Junior Developer
16 31 (2.94%) Senior .NET Developer
17 29 (2.75%) ASP.NET Developer
17 29 (2.75%) Senior C# Developer
18 27 (2.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1022 (96.96%) CSS
2 976 (92.60%) HTML
3 768 (72.87%) HTML5
4 747 (70.87%) jQuery
5 664 (63.00%) Sass
6 647 (61.39%) CSS3
7 419 (39.75%) AngularJS
8 397 (37.67%) Backbone.js
9 215 (20.40%) Ajax
10 206 (19.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 178 (16.89%) .NET
12 175 (16.60%) KnockoutJS
13 142 (13.47%) JSON
14 141 (13.38%) Ember.js
14 141 (13.38%) Web Services
15 126 (11.95%) REST
16 120 (11.39%) ASP.NET
17 115 (10.91%) XML
18 111 (10.53%) XHTML
19 99 (9.39%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 110 (10.44%) Computer Science
2 100 (9.49%) Mobile App
3 84 (7.97%) Open Source
4 44 (4.17%) Social Media
5 30 (2.85%) W3C
6 24 (2.28%) Social Network
7 22 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (1.99%) Animation
9 20 (1.90%) Mathematics
10 18 (1.71%) Inversion of Control
11 11 (1.04%) Taxonomies
11 11 (1.04%) Visualisation
12 10 (0.95%) Graphic Design
13 8 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (0.76%) Mobile Games
14 7 (0.66%) Management Information System
15 6 (0.57%) GIS
15 6 (0.57%) IVR
16 5 (0.47%) E-Learning
16 5 (0.47%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 108 (10.25%) Linux
2 91 (8.63%) Apple iOS
3 88 (8.35%) Android
4 53 (5.03%) Windows
5 41 (3.89%) UNIX
6 28 (2.66%) Windows Phone
7 9 (0.85%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.47%) Debian
8 5 (0.47%) OpenBSD
8 5 (0.47%) AIX
8 5 (0.47%) FreeBSD
9 3 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.095%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.095%) CentOS
10 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (33.78%) MVC
2 318 (30.17%) Agile Software Development
3 313 (29.70%) TDD
4 287 (27.23%) OO
5 228 (21.63%) Web Development
6 226 (21.44%) Scrum
7 212 (20.11%) Responsive Web Design
8 182 (17.27%) E-Commerce
9 173 (16.41%) Unit Testing
10 147 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
11 132 (12.52%) Software Engineering
12 112 (10.63%) BDD
13 110 (10.44%) OOP
14 80 (7.59%) Web Design
14 80 (7.59%) SEO
15 76 (7.21%) Kanban
16 61 (5.79%) Mobile Application Development
17 56 (5.31%) Analytics
18 55 (5.22%) Android Development
18 55 (5.22%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 974 (92.41%) JavaScript
2 342 (32.45%) PHP
3 166 (15.75%) Java
4 138 (13.09%) SQL
5 122 (11.57%) Python
6 105 (9.96%) C#
7 96 (9.11%) Ruby
8 51 (4.84%) ActionScript
9 42 (3.98%) Scala
10 40 (3.80%) ActionScript 3.0
11 39 (3.70%) CoffeeScript
12 37 (3.51%) PHP5
13 34 (3.23%) Perl
14 20 (1.90%) T-SQL
15 15 (1.42%) Objective-C
16 12 (1.14%) ECMAScript
17 11 (1.04%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.04%) Bash Shell
18 9 (0.85%) Erlang
19 8 (0.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 185 (17.55%) Degree
2 8 (0.76%) Postgraduate
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.19%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (7.69%) QA
2 7 (0.66%) WCAG
3 6 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.095%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (0.38%) Varnish
2 2 (0.19%) Docker
3 1 (0.095%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (1.80%) Puppet
2 16 (1.52%) Vagrant
3 12 (1.14%) Capistrano
4 7 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.57%) Ansible
5 6 (0.57%) YUM
Vendors
1 92 (8.73%) Twitter
2 85 (8.06%) Facebook
3 83 (7.87%) Adobe
4 78 (7.40%) Google
5 67 (6.36%) Zend
6 29 (2.75%) Red Gate
7 28 (2.66%) Xamarin
8 20 (1.90%) Sencha
8 20 (1.90%) SAP
8 20 (1.90%) Oracle
9 13 (1.23%) Microsoft
10 8 (0.76%) Apple
11 6 (0.57%) hybris
11 6 (0.57%) Avaya
12 5 (0.47%) Omniture
12 5 (0.47%) CODA
12 5 (0.47%) JD Edwards
13 4 (0.38%) Interwoven
14 3 (0.28%) ATG
14 3 (0.28%) Sitecore
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum +12.5% bonus + final salary pension
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Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum +12.5% bonus + final salary pension
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