Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 176 271 257
Rank change year-on-year +95 -14 +27
Permanent jobs citing LESS 45 51 88
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.91% 0.50% 0.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.26% 1.28% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 43 49 83
Median annual salary £67,500 £57,500 £67,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.39% -14.18% +11.67%
10th Percentile £45,750 £40,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £57,500 £61,000
% change year-on-year +17.39% -5.74% +1.67%

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 1,993 3,987 4,470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.50% 39.31% 41.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,745 3,597 4,049
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £45,750 £45,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing LESS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing LESS in the City of London over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Salary histogram for LESS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 43 (95.56%) CSS
2 40 (88.89%) Sass
3 38 (84.44%) HTML
4 35 (77.78%) AngularJS
5 32 (71.11%) HTML5
6 31 (68.89%) CSS3
7 30 (66.67%) JavaScript
8 28 (62.22%) TDD
9 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (44.44%) Git (software)
10 19 (42.22%) DevOps
11 17 (37.78%) Jenkins
11 17 (37.78%) Docker
11 17 (37.78%) Web Services
12 15 (33.33%) Software Engineering
12 15 (33.33%) Front End Development
13 14 (31.11%) Vue.js
14 11 (24.44%) OWASP
14 11 (24.44%) Test Automation
14 11 (24.44%) jQuery
14 11 (24.44%) PHP
14 11 (24.44%) webpack
15 10 (22.22%) React
15 10 (22.22%) Analytics
15 10 (22.22%) Laravel
15 10 (22.22%) Web Development
16 9 (20.00%) Azure
16 9 (20.00%) AWS
16 9 (20.00%) MVC
16 9 (20.00%) TypeScript

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 (8.89%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (4.44%) CMS
3 1 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.44%) Sketch
3 1 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.00%) AWS
1 9 (20.00%) Azure
2 7 (15.56%) npm
3 1 (2.22%) GitHub
3 1 (2.22%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.22%) Google Tag Manager
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) MySQL
1 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (44.44%) Git (software)
2 17 (37.78%) Jenkins
3 11 (24.44%) webpack
4 7 (15.56%) Bower
4 7 (15.56%) Grunt
5 4 (8.89%) Babel
5 4 (8.89%) Protractor
6 3 (6.67%) Cypress.io
7 2 (4.44%) Axure RP
7 2 (4.44%) Balsamiq
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
1 4 (8.89%) Games
2 2 (4.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (68.89%) Developer
2 14 (31.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 10 (22.22%) Software Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) PHP Developer
4 7 (15.56%) React Developer
5 6 (13.33%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Backend Developer
7 4 (8.89%) Angular Developer
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Developer
7 4 (8.89%) UI Developer
8 3 (6.67%) PHP Software Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Designer
9 2 (4.44%) UI Designer
9 2 (4.44%) UI/UX Designer
9 2 (4.44%) UX Designer
10 1 (2.22%) Junior Developer
10 1 (2.22%) Node.js Developer
10 1 (2.22%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (95.56%) CSS
2 40 (88.89%) Sass
3 38 (84.44%) HTML
4 35 (77.78%) AngularJS
5 32 (71.11%) HTML5
6 31 (68.89%) CSS3
7 17 (37.78%) Web Services
8 14 (31.11%) Vue.js
9 11 (24.44%) jQuery
10 10 (22.22%) Laravel
10 10 (22.22%) React
11 9 (20.00%) Vuetify.js
12 8 (17.78%) Redux
13 7 (15.56%) Highcharts JS
14 6 (13.33%) Node.js
15 5 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 4 (8.89%) Jest
17 3 (6.67%) Angular 2
17 3 (6.67%) Express
18 2 (4.44%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) User Experience
2 4 (8.89%) W3C
3 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.22%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (62.22%) TDD
2 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (42.22%) DevOps
4 15 (33.33%) Front End Development
4 15 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 11 (24.44%) OWASP
5 11 (24.44%) Test Automation
6 10 (22.22%) Analytics
6 10 (22.22%) Web Development
7 9 (20.00%) MVC
7 9 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (17.78%) Software Delivery
9 7 (15.56%) API Integration
9 7 (15.56%) Scrum
9 7 (15.56%) Software Architecture
10 5 (11.11%) Kanban
10 5 (11.11%) Microservices
10 5 (11.11%) Web Accessibility
11 4 (8.89%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
11 4 (8.89%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 11 (24.44%) PHP
3 9 (20.00%) TypeScript
4 8 (17.78%) ES6
5 4 (8.89%) ES7
6 2 (4.44%) Go
6 2 (4.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Degree
System Software
1 17 (37.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Kibana
2 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Adobe
2 2 (4.44%) Google
3 1 (2.22%) HubSpot
3 1 (2.22%) Sitecore