The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for LESS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 77 84
Rank change year-on-year -13 +7  
Permanent jobs citing LESS 10 19 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.81% 1.58% 1.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.19% 5.41% 3.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 8
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  

LESS is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 457 351 454
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 36.88% 29.15% 32.90%
Number of salaries quoted 298 212 294
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing LESS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Edinburgh

LESS
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for LESS in Edinburgh

LESS
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for LESS in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for LESS.

1 23 (100.00%) HTML
1 23 (100.00%) CSS
2 20 (86.96%) JavaScript
3 16 (69.57%) AngularJS
4 15 (65.22%) Sass
5 14 (60.87%) HTML5
5 14 (60.87%) Git (software)
6 13 (56.52%) CSS3
7 11 (47.83%) Web Development
7 11 (47.83%) Finance
7 11 (47.83%) Web Services
8 10 (43.48%) RESTful
9 8 (34.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (34.78%) User Experience
10 7 (30.43%) gulp
10 7 (30.43%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (30.43%) Web Design
10 7 (30.43%) Linux
10 7 (30.43%) C#
10 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
11 6 (26.09%) SQL
11 6 (26.09%) Python
11 6 (26.09%) XML
11 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (26.09%) JSON
12 5 (21.74%) Time Management
12 5 (21.74%) Ajax
12 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
12 5 (21.74%) Ember.js
12 5 (21.74%) Backbone.js

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (13.04%) Umbraco
2 2 (8.70%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) GIMP
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Git (software)
2 7 (30.43%) gulp
3 5 (21.74%) Bower
3 5 (21.74%) Grunt
4 2 (8.70%) Mercurial
General
1 11 (47.83%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Developer
2 10 (43.48%) Web Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Applications Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Python Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Python Web Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Web Applications Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Senior UI Developer
4 5 (21.74%) UI Developer
5 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
5 4 (17.39%) .NET Web Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Angular Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (8.70%) Junior
7 2 (8.70%) Junior .NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Junior .NET Web Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Junior Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Junior Web Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) CSS
1 23 (100.00%) HTML
2 16 (69.57%) AngularJS
3 15 (65.22%) Sass
4 14 (60.87%) HTML5
5 13 (56.52%) CSS3
6 11 (47.83%) Web Services
7 10 (43.48%) RESTful
8 8 (34.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (26.09%) JSON
9 6 (26.09%) XML
10 5 (21.74%) Ajax
10 5 (21.74%) Backbone.js
10 5 (21.74%) Ember.js
11 4 (17.39%) .NET
11 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
11 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (17.39%) Entity Framework
12 1 (4.35%) React
12 1 (4.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) User Experience
2 4 (17.39%) Fintech
3 3 (13.04%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) FreeBSD
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Web Development
2 7 (30.43%) Responsive Web Design
2 7 (30.43%) Web Design
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (21.74%) Scrum
4 5 (21.74%) Task Automation
4 5 (21.74%) Time Management
4 5 (21.74%) Web Accessibility
5 4 (17.39%) MVC
6 3 (13.04%) Front End Development
7 2 (8.70%) Content Management
7 2 (8.70%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 2 (8.70%) OO
7 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) JavaScript
2 7 (30.43%) C#
3 6 (26.09%) Python
3 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Xamarin