Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 101 133
Rank change year-on-year +17 +32 +10
Permanent jobs citing LESS 17 22 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.34% 1.47% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.91% 3.87% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 3
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £36,250 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.14% -30.95% +133.33%
10th Percentile £28,125 £31,250 £29,450
90th Percentile £53,375 £52,500 £53,750
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £43,375 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.02% -3.61% +21.62%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 435 569 810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 34.33% 38.06% 38.44%
Number of salaries quoted 353 454 603
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,000 £31,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £66,250 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Essex

LESS
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for LESS in Essex

LESS
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in Essex over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for LESS in Essex

LESS
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Essex region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. 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
Colchester +10 12 £46,250 +15.63% 1
Chelmsford +9 2 £35,250 -29.50% 1
LESS
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 Essex region with a requirement for LESS.

1 17 (100.00%) HTML
1 17 (100.00%) CSS
2 15 (88.24%) JavaScript
3 14 (82.35%) Degree
4 13 (76.47%) Mathematics
4 13 (76.47%) Computer Science
4 13 (76.47%) Web Development
4 13 (76.47%) Windows
4 13 (76.47%) E-Commerce
4 13 (76.47%) C#
4 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
4 13 (76.47%) .NET
4 13 (76.47%) MySQL
4 13 (76.47%) Oracle
4 13 (76.47%) SQL Server
4 13 (76.47%) TypeScript
4 13 (76.47%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (76.47%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 13 (76.47%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (76.47%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (23.53%) User Experience
6 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) Spring
7 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.76%) MVC
7 2 (11.76%) SEO
7 2 (11.76%) Automotive
7 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
7 2 (11.76%) Symfony
7 2 (11.76%) EJB

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 2 (11.76%) JBoss
1 2 (11.76%) WildFly
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (76.47%) MySQL
1 13 (76.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.76%) Grunt
1 2 (11.76%) webpack
General
1 2 (11.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 14 (82.35%) Graduate
2 14 (82.35%) Graduate Developer
3 13 (76.47%) Graduate Web Developer
3 13 (76.47%) Trainee
3 13 (76.47%) Trainee Developer
3 13 (76.47%) Trainee Web Developer
3 13 (76.47%) Web Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Graduate Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) CSS
1 17 (100.00%) HTML
2 13 (76.47%) .NET
3 2 (11.76%) CSS3
3 2 (11.76%) EJB
3 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
3 2 (11.76%) HTML5
3 2 (11.76%) JavaBeans
3 2 (11.76%) JPA
3 2 (11.76%) jQuery
3 2 (11.76%) Sass
3 2 (11.76%) Spring
3 2 (11.76%) Symfony
4 1 (5.88%) Dropwizard
4 1 (5.88%) JSP
4 1 (5.88%) Spring Boot
4 1 (5.88%) Spring Cloud
4 1 (5.88%) Spring Security
4 1 (5.88%) Struts2
4 1 (5.88%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 13 (76.47%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (76.47%) Computer Science
1 13 (76.47%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (23.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 13 (76.47%) E-Commerce
1 13 (76.47%) Mathematics
1 13 (76.47%) Problem-Solving
1 13 (76.47%) Web Development
2 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Build Automation
3 2 (11.76%) Front End Development
3 2 (11.76%) MVC
3 2 (11.76%) SEO
4 1 (5.88%) Microservices
4 1 (5.88%) TDD
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) JavaScript
2 13 (76.47%) C#
2 13 (76.47%) TypeScript
3 2 (11.76%) ES6
3 2 (11.76%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) Java 8
3 2 (11.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
1 13 (76.47%) Oracle