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

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 347 393 520
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +127
Permanent jobs citing LESS 810 800 513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.74% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.19% 1.96% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 729 682 433
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +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
37048 40836 43059
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.74% 37.72% 38.19%
Number of salaries quoted 32050 35034 36208
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +31 731 £47,500 +5.55% 139
London -4 350 £55,000 +4.76% 54
South East +67 159 £45,000 +18.42% 21
North West +25 58 £37,500 -14.28% 15
City of London +29 55 £57,500 +21.05% 9
Surrey +59 54 £47,500 +11.76% 10
South West +26 49 £40,000 +8.10% 7
West Midlands -37 41 £33,750 +3.84% 13
Berkshire +49 39 £40,000 +14.28%
Scotland +34 34 £34,000 +10.56% 1
Bristol +25 33 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Yorkshire +3 31 £42,500 +17.24% 17
Edinburgh +26 28 £34,000 +10.56%
Cheshire +34 27 £42,500 -22.72% 3
Oxfordshire +14 26 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Manchester +1 24 £28,000 -20.00% 8
East Midlands +17 22 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Birmingham -19 21 £45,000 +80.00% 6
East of England +17 20 £48,750 +30.00% 5
Maidenhead +9 18 £50,000 +66.66%
West Yorkshire -3 17 £35,000 - 10
Nottinghamshire +10 15 £36,250 +13.28% 2
Oxford +9 15 £33,000 -5.71%
Wales +18 14 £32,000 +6.66% 1
South Wales +15 14 £32,000 +6.66%
Leeds +10 14 £32,500 -13.33% 9
Leatherhead - 14 £47,500 - 2
Hampshire +5 13 £47,500 +26.66% 2
Reading +23 12 £35,000 -22.22%
Bedfordshire +17 12 £52,500 +40.00% 1

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 1470 (96.84%) JavaScript
2 1437 (94.66%) CSS
3 1394 (91.83%) HTML
4 1190 (78.39%) Sass
5 957 (63.04%) HTML5
6 917 (60.41%) AngularJS
7 784 (51.65%) CSS3
8 770 (50.72%) Agile Software Development
9 750 (49.41%) jQuery
10 704 (46.38%) Front End Development
11 533 (35.11%) Web Development
12 513 (33.79%) Git (software)
13 502 (33.07%) MVC
14 469 (30.90%) User Experience
15 431 (28.39%) React
16 409 (26.94%) Node.js
17 375 (24.70%) .NET
18 351 (23.12%) C#
19 347 (22.86%) Grunt
20 338 (22.27%) TDD
21 322 (21.21%) PHP
22 318 (20.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 309 (20.36%) gulp
24 280 (18.45%) OO
25 275 (18.12%) Backbone.js
26 267 (17.59%) Responsive Web Design
27 264 (17.39%) ASP.NET
28 260 (17.13%) Scrum
29 237 (15.61%) KnockoutJS
30 236 (15.55%) Finance

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
1 148 (9.75%) CMS
2 110 (7.25%) WordPress
3 48 (3.16%) Umbraco
4 39 (2.57%) Drupal
5 36 (2.37%) IIS
5 36 (2.37%) Sitecore CMS
6 33 (2.17%) Apache
7 19 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (1.05%) SharePoint
9 15 (0.99%) NServiceBus
10 13 (0.86%) nginx
11 11 (0.72%) JBoss
11 11 (0.72%) WildFly
12 10 (0.66%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.59%) Confluence
14 6 (0.40%) ExpressionEngine
14 6 (0.40%) Joomla!
15 4 (0.26%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.26%) Sitefinity
16 3 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 123 (8.10%) Photoshop
2 63 (4.15%) MS Excel
3 53 (3.49%) Adobe Illustrator
4 17 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.46%) Fireworks
5 7 (0.46%) GIMP
6 4 (0.26%) MS Office
7 3 (0.20%) InDesign
8 2 (0.13%) InVision
8 2 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 37 (2.44%) Magento
2 8 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.066%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.066%) Odoo
5 1 (0.066%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 78 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (4.61%) SaaS
4 67 (4.41%) GitHub
5 25 (1.65%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.59%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.46%) Heroku
8 6 (0.40%) MailChimp
8 6 (0.40%) Trello
9 5 (0.33%) Office 365
10 4 (0.26%) AdWords
11 3 (0.20%) Google Tag Manager
11 3 (0.20%) IaaS
12 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
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
12 2 (0.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 61 (4.02%) Internet
2 59 (3.89%) HTTP
3 33 (2.17%) Intranet
4 13 (0.86%) HTTPS
5 12 (0.79%) SSH
6 6 (0.40%) FTP
7 5 (0.33%) DNS
7 5 (0.33%) SMTP
8 4 (0.26%) DSL
8 4 (0.26%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
8 4 (0.26%) SSL
9 3 (0.20%) AMQP
10 2 (0.13%) DVB
11 1 (0.066%) Skype
11 1 (0.066%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (12.98%) SQL Server
2 148 (9.75%) MySQL
3 79 (5.20%) MongoDB
4 68 (4.48%) NoSQL
5 66 (4.35%) Redis
6 59 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
7 35 (2.31%) Relational Database
8 33 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 28 (1.84%) Azure SQL Database
11 27 (1.78%) SQL Server 2014
11 27 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 26 (1.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 16 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
13 16 (1.05%) MariaDB
14 15 (0.99%) Big Data
15 14 (0.92%) DocumentDB
15 14 (0.92%) RavenDB
16 11 (0.72%) Couchbase
16 11 (0.72%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 513 (33.79%) Git (software)
2 347 (22.86%) Grunt
3 309 (20.36%) gulp
4 160 (10.54%) Subversion
5 159 (10.47%) Jasmine
6 116 (7.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 100 (6.59%) Visual Studio
8 93 (6.13%) Mocha
9 92 (6.06%) Bower
10 82 (5.40%) Jenkins
11 69 (4.55%) webpack
12 65 (4.28%) Karma Test Runner
13 63 (4.15%) JIRA
14 46 (3.03%) QUnit
15 42 (2.77%) Selenium
16 32 (2.11%) Babel
16 32 (2.11%) TeamCity
17 27 (1.78%) Vagrant
18 24 (1.58%) NuGet
19 19 (1.25%) Bitbucket
General
1 236 (15.55%) Finance
2 95 (6.26%) Marketing
3 79 (5.20%) Law
4 72 (4.74%) Games
5 38 (2.50%) Banking
6 31 (2.04%) Retail
7 22 (1.45%) Advertising
7 22 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 15 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 13 (0.86%) Publishing
10 11 (0.72%) Legal
10 11 (0.72%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.40%) Brand Awareness
11 6 (0.40%) Military
12 5 (0.33%) Automotive
13 4 (0.26%) Front Office
13 4 (0.26%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.26%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.20%) Electronics
14 3 (0.20%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1408 (92.75%) Developer
2 655 (43.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 459 (30.24%) JavaScript Developer
4 268 (17.65%) HTML Developer
5 261 (17.19%) Web Developer
6 236 (15.55%) Senior Developer
7 199 (13.11%) HTML CSS Developer
8 179 (11.79%) Angular Developer
9 178 (11.73%) .NET Developer
10 151 (9.95%) UI Developer
11 148 (9.75%) C# Developer
12 127 (8.37%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 124 (8.17%) C# .NET Developer
14 112 (7.38%) PHP Developer
15 93 (6.13%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 89 (5.86%) Full Stack Developer
17 85 (5.60%) ASP.NET Developer
18 77 (5.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 76 (5.01%) Lead Developer
20 63 (4.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1437 (94.66%) CSS
2 1394 (91.83%) HTML
3 1190 (78.39%) Sass
4 957 (63.04%) HTML5
5 917 (60.41%) AngularJS
6 784 (51.65%) CSS3
7 750 (49.41%) jQuery
8 431 (28.39%) React
9 409 (26.94%) Node.js
10 375 (24.70%) .NET
11 318 (20.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 275 (18.12%) Backbone.js
13 264 (17.39%) ASP.NET
14 237 (15.61%) KnockoutJS
15 228 (15.02%) Ajax
16 165 (10.87%) Ember.js
17 157 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
18 156 (10.28%) Web Services
19 151 (9.95%) JSON
20 145 (9.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 469 (30.90%) User Experience
2 115 (7.58%) Mobile App
3 87 (5.73%) Computer Science
4 45 (2.96%) Fintech
5 40 (2.64%) Client/Server
6 39 (2.57%) Visualisation
7 25 (1.65%) iPad
8 23 (1.52%) Digital Media
9 21 (1.38%) Algorithms
10 20 (1.32%) Social Media
11 18 (1.19%) Blog
12 17 (1.12%) Graphic Design
13 14 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (0.92%) Data Integration
13 14 (0.92%) Data Structures
14 13 (0.86%) Smartphone
15 12 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.79%) W3C
16 10 (0.66%) Online Games
17 9 (0.59%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 108 (7.11%) Linux
2 70 (4.61%) Windows
3 58 (3.82%) Android
4 53 (3.49%) Apple iOS
5 18 (1.19%) Ubuntu
6 15 (0.99%) Unix
6 15 (0.99%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.79%) CentOS
8 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.13%) VMS
11 1 (0.066%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.066%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 770 (50.72%) Agile Software Development
2 704 (46.38%) Front End Development
3 533 (35.11%) Web Development
4 502 (33.07%) MVC
5 338 (22.27%) TDD
6 280 (18.45%) OO
7 267 (17.59%) Responsive Web Design
8 260 (17.13%) Scrum
9 169 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
10 168 (11.07%) Unit Testing
11 159 (10.47%) E-Commerce
12 138 (9.09%) Software Engineering
13 136 (8.96%) Web Design
14 121 (7.97%) SOLID
15 104 (6.85%) BDD
16 101 (6.65%) OOP
17 97 (6.39%) DevOps
18 91 (5.99%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
19 89 (5.86%) Wireframes
20 79 (5.20%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1470 (96.84%) JavaScript
2 351 (23.12%) C#
3 322 (21.21%) PHP
4 201 (13.24%) SQL
5 129 (8.50%) TypeScript
6 128 (8.43%) Java
7 103 (6.79%) ES6
8 73 (4.81%) Python
9 67 (4.41%) Ruby
10 62 (4.08%) T-SQL
11 41 (2.70%) Scala
12 26 (1.71%) XPath
13 25 (1.65%) PL/SQL
14 19 (1.25%) VB.NET
15 18 (1.19%) PowerShell
16 16 (1.05%) ECMAScript
17 13 (0.86%) C++
18 11 (0.72%) C
18 11 (0.72%) Groovy
19 8 (0.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 133 (8.76%) Degree
2 15 (0.99%) Security Cleared
3 9 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (0.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.13%) ISEB
5 2 (0.13%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.13%) MCSD
6 1 (0.066%) MBA
6 1 (0.066%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (5.67%) QA
2 5 (0.33%) WCAG
3 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.13%) SLA
4 2 (0.13%) WAI
System Software
1 79 (5.20%) Docker
2 10 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.59%) Varnish
4 6 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.066%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.066%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (1.45%) Puppet
2 19 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (0.99%) Ansible
4 6 (0.40%) Packer
5 4 (0.26%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.13%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.066%) cPanel
7 1 (0.066%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 155 (10.21%) Microsoft
2 82 (5.40%) Google
3 42 (2.77%) Sitecore
4 39 (2.57%) Adobe
5 34 (2.24%) Zend
6 31 (2.04%) Twitter
7 22 (1.45%) Oracle
7 22 (1.45%) Xamarin
8 18 (1.19%) EPiServer
9 17 (1.12%) Facebook
10 9 (0.59%) PayPal
10 9 (0.59%) Sun
11 6 (0.40%) Alterian
11 6 (0.40%) Ensighten
11 6 (0.40%) MEDITECH
12 5 (0.33%) hybris
12 5 (0.33%) Rackspace
12 5 (0.33%) Sencha
12 5 (0.33%) Twilio
13 4 (0.26%) Apple
Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newark, Nottinghamshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £64,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Salary: Various
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £75k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and flexible benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + + Attractive Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Software Personnel International Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary £60k + potential equity stake.
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £28k - 34k per year + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Esher, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
onezeero.
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Kent
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
ISL
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Benefits (e.g. pension, generous h
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Many benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Esher, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ISL
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Tech conference allowance
Posted: Yesterday
London
Open Select Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + equity
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Intelletec
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday