Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 178 153
Rank change year-on-year 0 -25 +35
Permanent jobs citing LESS 45 47 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.84% 0.85% 1.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.08% 2.21% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 22 31 32
Scotland median annual salary £36,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.13% - -
10th Percentile £32,550 £31,750 £30,050
90th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,163 2,127 2,011
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.14% 38.44% 37.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,452 1,373 1,208
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,675
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £59,750
UK median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Scotland

LESS
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for LESS in Scotland

LESS
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for LESS in Scotland

LESS
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 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
Edinburgh +27 28 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Glasgow -21 17 £36,000 +2.86% 3
LESS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 Scotland region with a requirement for LESS.

1 40 (88.89%) AngularJS
2 38 (84.44%) React
2 38 (84.44%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (82.22%) JavaScript
4 36 (80.00%) HTML
4 36 (80.00%) Sass
5 34 (75.56%) CSS
6 31 (68.89%) HTML5
7 29 (64.44%) CSS3
7 29 (64.44%) Java
8 28 (62.22%) SQL
9 27 (60.00%) Python
9 27 (60.00%) MVC
9 27 (60.00%) jQuery
10 21 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 21 (46.67%) Node.js
11 20 (44.44%) MongoDB
11 20 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
12 18 (40.00%) SQL Server
13 17 (37.78%) Ext JS
13 17 (37.78%) Spring
13 17 (37.78%) Spring MVC
13 17 (37.78%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
13 17 (37.78%) ES6
14 14 (31.11%) MySQL
15 13 (28.89%) Git (software)
16 12 (26.67%) Scrum
16 12 (26.67%) NoSQL
17 10 (22.22%) User Experience
17 10 (22.22%) .NET

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 9 (20.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.22%) Moodle
2 1 (2.22%) Totara
Cloud Services
1 21 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (20.00%) Slack
4 8 (17.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (17.78%) npm
5 3 (6.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (44.44%) MongoDB
2 18 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 14 (31.11%) MySQL
4 12 (26.67%) NoSQL
5 9 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (20.00%) SQLite
6 3 (6.67%) RDBMS
6 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Git (software)
2 9 (20.00%) Bitbucket
2 9 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (20.00%) git-flow
2 9 (20.00%) Selenium
3 6 (13.33%) gulp
4 5 (11.11%) Grunt
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Developer
2 8 (17.78%) .NET Developer
2 8 (17.78%) C# .NET Developer
2 8 (17.78%) C# Developer
3 7 (15.56%) Java Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Lead Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Lead Java Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Development Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Java Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Digital Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Head of Development
7 1 (2.22%) Head of Web Development
7 1 (2.22%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.22%) PHP Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (88.89%) AngularJS
2 38 (84.44%) React
3 36 (80.00%) HTML
3 36 (80.00%) Sass
4 34 (75.56%) CSS
5 31 (68.89%) HTML5
6 29 (64.44%) CSS3
7 27 (60.00%) jQuery
8 21 (46.67%) Node.js
9 17 (37.78%) Ext JS
9 17 (37.78%) Spring
9 17 (37.78%) Spring MVC
10 10 (22.22%) .NET
11 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (20.00%) Vue.js
12 8 (17.78%) .NET Core
12 8 (17.78%) REST
13 3 (6.67%) Ajax
13 3 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) User Experience
2 3 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.22%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (84.44%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (60.00%) MVC
3 17 (37.78%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
4 12 (26.67%) Scrum
5 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (20.00%) BDD
6 9 (20.00%) Kanban
6 9 (20.00%) Multithreading
6 9 (20.00%) SOLID
7 8 (17.78%) Collaborative Working
7 8 (17.78%) SDLC
8 5 (11.11%) Web Development
9 4 (8.89%) Front End Development
10 3 (6.67%) TDD
11 2 (4.44%) Problem-Solving
11 2 (4.44%) Software Engineering
12 1 (2.22%) Decision-Making
12 1 (2.22%) Responsive Web Design
12 1 (2.22%) Strategic Planning
12 1 (2.22%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (82.22%) JavaScript
2 29 (64.44%) Java
3 28 (62.22%) SQL
4 27 (60.00%) Python
5 17 (37.78%) ES6
6 10 (22.22%) C#
7 8 (17.78%) PL/SQL
7 8 (17.78%) T-SQL
7 8 (17.78%) TypeScript
8 3 (6.67%) PHP
9 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (17.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 8 (17.78%) Google
2 8 (17.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft