Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 173 187
Rank change year-on-year -4 +14 +15
Permanent jobs citing LESS 48 47 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.88% 0.88% 0.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.18% 2.21% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 24 29 31
Scotland median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £30,038 £25,750 £31,000
90th Percentile £51,750 £46,400 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% -2.22% -

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 2,197 2,128 2,144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.21% 39.90% 37.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,492 1,330 1,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,975 £28,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £66,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 15 August 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 15 August 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
Glasgow -12 26 £36,000 +2.86% 4
Edinburgh 0 22 £46,250 +15.63% 2
LESS
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 44 (91.67%) Sass
2 42 (87.50%) AngularJS
3 41 (85.42%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (81.25%) React
5 32 (66.67%) JavaScript
5 32 (66.67%) SQL
5 32 (66.67%) MVC
6 30 (62.50%) CSS
7 29 (60.42%) HTML
8 23 (47.92%) Node.js
8 23 (47.92%) Microsoft Azure
9 21 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
9 21 (43.75%) MongoDB
10 20 (41.67%) HTML5
10 20 (41.67%) Java
10 20 (41.67%) SQL Server
11 19 (39.58%) ES6
11 19 (39.58%) npm
12 18 (37.50%) Docker
12 18 (37.50%) TypeScript
12 18 (37.50%) .NET
12 18 (37.50%) C#
13 17 (35.42%) ASP.NET
13 17 (35.42%) Python
13 17 (35.42%) SDLC
13 17 (35.42%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (35.42%) CSS3
14 16 (33.33%) REST
14 16 (33.33%) Puppet
14 16 (33.33%) Vue.js

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 3 (6.25%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 23 (47.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (39.58%) npm
4 16 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (6.25%) Slack
6 2 (4.17%) GitHub
7 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (2.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (43.75%) MongoDB
2 20 (41.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (12.50%) MySQL
4 5 (10.42%) NoSQL
5 3 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (6.25%) SQLite
6 2 (4.17%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (16.67%) Grunt
2 8 (16.67%) gulp
3 5 (10.42%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.25%) Bitbucket
4 3 (6.25%) Bower
4 3 (6.25%) git-flow
4 3 (6.25%) Selenium
5 2 (4.17%) Jasmine
5 2 (4.17%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (4.17%) Mocha
5 2 (4.17%) PostCSS
5 2 (4.17%) webpack
General
1 1 (2.08%) Banking
1 1 (2.08%) Finance
1 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
1 1 (2.08%) Legal
1 1 (2.08%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 30 (62.50%) Developer
2 17 (35.42%) .NET Developer
2 17 (35.42%) C# .NET Developer
2 17 (35.42%) C# Developer
3 8 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (6.25%) UI Developer
6 1 (2.08%) Development Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Digital Developer
6 1 (2.08%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.08%) Java Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Programmer
6 1 (2.08%) React Developer
6 1 (2.08%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.08%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (2.08%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (91.67%) Sass
2 42 (87.50%) AngularJS
3 39 (81.25%) React
4 30 (62.50%) CSS
5 29 (60.42%) HTML
6 23 (47.92%) Node.js
7 20 (41.67%) HTML5
8 18 (37.50%) .NET
9 17 (35.42%) ASP.NET
9 17 (35.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (35.42%) CSS3
10 16 (33.33%) .NET Core
10 16 (33.33%) REST
10 16 (33.33%) Vue.js
11 15 (31.25%) jQuery
12 12 (25.00%) Ext JS
12 12 (25.00%) Spring
12 12 (25.00%) Spring MVC
13 4 (8.33%) Ajax
14 3 (6.25%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) User Experience
2 5 (10.42%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.08%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (85.42%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (66.67%) MVC
3 17 (35.42%) SDLC
4 16 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
5 12 (25.00%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
6 9 (18.75%) Web Development
7 8 (16.67%) Front End Development
8 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (10.42%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (10.42%) Scrum
10 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (6.25%) Commercial Awareness
11 3 (6.25%) Functional Testing
11 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Transformation
11 3 (6.25%) Kanban
11 3 (6.25%) Multithreading
11 3 (6.25%) SOLID
11 3 (6.25%) Task Automation
11 3 (6.25%) Time Management
11 3 (6.25%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 32 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 32 (66.67%) SQL
2 20 (41.67%) Java
3 19 (39.58%) ES6
4 18 (37.50%) C#
4 18 (37.50%) TypeScript
5 17 (35.42%) Python
6 16 (33.33%) PL/SQL
6 16 (33.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) A+ Certification
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
System Software
1 18 (37.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Google
1 16 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (6.25%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.08%) Xamarin