Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for LESS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LESS over the 6 months to 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 306 255 238
Rank change year-on-year -51 -17 +38
Permanent jobs citing LESS 36 78 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.35% 0.75% 0.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.80% 1.87% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 33 56 90
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £47,750 £47,500 £36,325
90th Percentile £93,750 £130,000 £72,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -

LESS is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 4,499 4,181 4,279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.92% 40.38% 39.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4,103 3,751 3,936
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing LESS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for LESS in the City of London

LESS
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LESS in the City of London.

Salary trend for LESS in the City of London

LESS
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Salary histogram for LESS in the City of London

LESS
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the City of London region over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £60,000 -
LESS
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT jobs citing LESS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for LESS.

1 36 (100.00%) CSS
2 34 (94.44%) HTML
3 30 (83.33%) JavaScript
4 29 (80.56%) Sass
5 23 (63.89%) AngularJS
6 21 (58.33%) CSS3
7 18 (50.00%) jQuery
7 18 (50.00%) HTML5
7 18 (50.00%) Front End Development
8 15 (41.67%) Web Development
9 14 (38.89%) Angular 2
10 12 (33.33%) React
10 12 (33.33%) Git (software)
11 10 (27.78%) NoSQL
11 10 (27.78%) TypeScript
11 10 (27.78%) SQL
11 10 (27.78%) .NET
11 10 (27.78%) User Experience
12 9 (25.00%) gulp
12 9 (25.00%) Finance
12 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
12 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (25.00%) Entity Framework
12 9 (25.00%) Node.js
12 9 (25.00%) LINQ
13 8 (22.22%) REST
13 8 (22.22%) Ajax
13 8 (22.22%) Microservices
14 7 (19.44%) Grunt
15 6 (16.67%) Java

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (11.11%) Drupal
2 3 (8.33%) CMS
2 3 (8.33%) EPiServer
3 2 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (5.56%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (5.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) npm
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.78%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
1 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) NoSQL
2 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (13.89%) Blockchain
3 5 (13.89%) Redis
4 1 (2.78%) Big Data
4 1 (2.78%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.78%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 9 (25.00%) gulp
3 7 (19.44%) Grunt
4 6 (16.67%) Jasmine
5 5 (13.89%) Gradle
5 5 (13.89%) JUnit
6 4 (11.11%) Mocha
6 4 (11.11%) webpack
7 3 (8.33%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
8 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.78%) Bower
9 1 (2.78%) MSBuild
9 1 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (2.78%) Protractor
9 1 (2.78%) QUnit
9 1 (2.78%) Selenium
9 1 (2.78%) Sinon.JS
9 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Marketing
2 2 (5.56%) Publishing
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Games
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (88.89%) Developer
2 12 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 12 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
3 9 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 7 (19.44%) Senior Developer
5 6 (16.67%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 5 (13.89%) Blockchain Developer
6 5 (13.89%) Java Developer
6 5 (13.89%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Angular Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Lead Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (2.78%) C# Developer
9 1 (2.78%) C# Web Developer
9 1 (2.78%) HTML Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Senior C# Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Senior C# Software Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (100.00%) CSS
2 34 (94.44%) HTML
3 29 (80.56%) Sass
4 23 (63.89%) AngularJS
5 21 (58.33%) CSS3
6 18 (50.00%) HTML5
6 18 (50.00%) jQuery
7 14 (38.89%) Angular 2
8 12 (33.33%) React
9 10 (27.78%) .NET
10 9 (25.00%) Entity Framework
10 9 (25.00%) LINQ
10 9 (25.00%) Node.js
11 8 (22.22%) Ajax
11 8 (22.22%) REST
12 6 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (13.89%) JSON
13 5 (13.89%) Spring
13 5 (13.89%) Spring Boot
13 5 (13.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) User Experience
2 2 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.78%) Animation
3 1 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.78%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Android
1 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 15 (41.67%) Web Development
3 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.22%) Microservices
5 6 (16.67%) Mobile Development
5 6 (16.67%) Scrum
6 5 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 3 (8.33%) MVC
8 3 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (8.33%) TDD
9 2 (5.56%) Analytics
9 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.56%) Customer-Centricity
9 2 (5.56%) Kanban
9 2 (5.56%) Mobile First
9 2 (5.56%) Refactoring
9 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.56%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 30 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 10 (27.78%) SQL
2 10 (27.78%) TypeScript
3 6 (16.67%) C#
3 6 (16.67%) Java
4 5 (13.89%) PHP
5 1 (2.78%) C++
5 1 (2.78%) ES6
5 1 (2.78%) MAXScript
5 1 (2.78%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.78%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Sitecore
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Adobe