Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
South West > Dorset
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 101 124
Rank change year-on-year +27 +23 -
Permanent jobs citing LESS 30 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 2.67% 0.56% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.32% 1.05% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 30 6 3
Dorset median annual salary £30,000 £36,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.24% +11.54% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £35,950 £41,250 £36,350
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -11.95%

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 Dorset with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Dorset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 564 570 734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 50.27% 52.97% 49.76%
Number of salaries quoted 508 526 565
Dorset median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £49,125 £60,000 £50,000
South West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.90% +4.05%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing LESS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Dorset

LESS
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for LESS in Dorset

LESS
Salary Histogram in Dorset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in Dorset over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for LESS in Dorset

LESS
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
Wimborne - 24 £30,000 - 2
Bournemouth +14 3 £39,500 +12.86%
Poole -15 3 £32,000 -14.67%
LESS
South West

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, 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 across the Dorset region with a requirement for LESS.

1 29 (96.67%) Sass
2 28 (93.33%) PHP
3 26 (86.67%) JavaScript
3 26 (86.67%) Git (software)
4 24 (80.00%) Web Development
4 24 (80.00%) MVC
5 21 (70.00%) OOP
6 20 (66.67%) HTML
6 20 (66.67%) SEO
6 20 (66.67%) LAMP
7 19 (63.33%) CSS
7 19 (63.33%) jQuery
7 19 (63.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 17 (56.67%) Windows
8 17 (56.67%) Linux
8 17 (56.67%) Apache
8 17 (56.67%) MySQL
9 10 (33.33%) User Experience
9 10 (33.33%) Open Source
10 7 (23.33%) WordPress
10 7 (23.33%) Project Management
10 7 (23.33%) Adobe
11 6 (20.00%) Front End Development
12 4 (13.33%) SQL
13 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
13 3 (10.00%) Analytics
13 3 (10.00%) CMS
14 2 (6.67%) Magento
14 2 (6.67%) HTML5
14 2 (6.67%) Ajax

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 17 (56.67%) Apache
2 7 (23.33%) WordPress
3 3 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Magento
1 2 (6.67%) Shopify
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (56.67%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.33%) Cognos Impromptu
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (86.67%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Games
1 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (100.00%) Developer
2 23 (76.67%) Web Developer
3 15 (50.00%) PHP Developer
4 14 (46.67%) PHP Web Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Designer
5 3 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce Developer
6 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
6 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce Web Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (3.33%) HTML CSS Developer
7 1 (3.33%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (96.67%) Sass
2 20 (66.67%) HTML
2 20 (66.67%) LAMP
3 19 (63.33%) CSS
3 19 (63.33%) jQuery
3 19 (63.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (6.67%) Ajax
4 2 (6.67%) HTML5
5 1 (3.33%) .NET
5 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.33%) Backbone.js
5 1 (3.33%) CSS3
5 1 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (3.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.33%) Online Games
2 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) Linux
1 17 (56.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) MVC
1 24 (80.00%) Web Development
2 21 (70.00%) OOP
3 20 (66.67%) SEO
4 10 (33.33%) Open Source
5 7 (23.33%) Project Management
6 6 (20.00%) Front End Development
7 3 (10.00%) Analytics
7 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
8 1 (3.33%) Lead Generation
8 1 (3.33%) Online Marketing
8 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 28 (93.33%) PHP
2 26 (86.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Adobe
2 1 (3.33%) Twitter