The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 102 97 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Permanent jobs citing LESS 7 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.50% 0.077% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.34% 0.24% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 0
Average salary £30,000 £25,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
LESS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
524 425 539
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 37.38% 32.87% 42.27%
Number of salaries quoted 449 385 494
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £40,150
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LESS across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

LESS
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LESS across the Wales region.

LESS Salary Trend in Wales

LESS
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LESS across the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

LESS Salary Histogram in Wales

LESS
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
South Wales -1 7 £30,000 +20.00%
LESS
UK

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 20 (100.00%) HTML
1 20 (100.00%) CSS
1 20 (100.00%) HTML5
2 19 (95.00%) JavaScript
3 16 (80.00%) Sass
3 16 (80.00%) User Experience
4 15 (75.00%) AngularJS
5 12 (60.00%) Ember.js
5 12 (60.00%) Backbone.js
6 10 (50.00%) CSS3
6 10 (50.00%) Functional Programming
6 10 (50.00%) Web Services
6 10 (50.00%) Finance
7 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (40.00%) MVC
8 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
8 7 (35.00%) Java
8 7 (35.00%) SOAP
8 7 (35.00%) Banking
8 7 (35.00%) Mobile App
8 7 (35.00%) Mobile Application Development
9 6 (30.00%) Scrum
10 5 (25.00%) Node.js
10 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
11 4 (20.00%) jQuery
12 3 (15.00%) B2B
12 3 (15.00%) .NET
12 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
12 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
12 3 (15.00%) JSON

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 5 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.00%) Subversion
3 2 (10.00%) gulp
3 2 (10.00%) Grunt
3 2 (10.00%) Bower
3 2 (10.00%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (35.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (100.00%) Developer
2 18 (90.00%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Front-End Web Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) HTML
1 20 (100.00%) CSS
1 20 (100.00%) HTML5
2 16 (80.00%) Sass
3 15 (75.00%) AngularJS
4 12 (60.00%) Ember.js
4 12 (60.00%) Backbone.js
5 10 (50.00%) CSS3
5 10 (50.00%) Web Services
6 7 (35.00%) SOAP
7 4 (20.00%) jQuery
8 3 (15.00%) .NET
8 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
8 3 (15.00%) JSON
8 3 (15.00%) Kendo UI
8 3 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (10.00%) WebSockets
9 2 (10.00%) REST
9 2 (10.00%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 16 (80.00%) User Experience
2 7 (35.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Functional Programming
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) MVC
3 7 (35.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 6 (30.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) B2B
5 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Kanban
5 3 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (10.00%) Graceful Degradation
6 2 (10.00%) Progressive Enhancement
6 2 (10.00%) Web Usability
6 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.00%) SEO
6 2 (10.00%) Change Management
7 1 (5.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (35.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Twitter
2 2 (10.00%) Google
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe