Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 158 183
Rank change year-on-year -30 +25 +61
Permanent jobs citing LESS 46 57 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.81% 1.10% 0.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.10% 2.92% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 29 28 25
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -3.45%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,850 £27,500
90th Percentile £50,000 £55,000 £48,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 2190 1953 2282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.66% 37.75% 35.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1412 1236 1439
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,750 £56,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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
Glasgow +13 30 £36,500 +14.06% 1
Edinburgh -49 13 £40,000 +15.94%
Stirling - 2 £46,000 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
LESS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 Scotland region with a requirement for LESS.

1 44 (95.65%) CSS
2 42 (91.30%) HTML
2 42 (91.30%) Sass
3 37 (80.43%) HTML5
4 35 (76.09%) JavaScript
5 34 (73.91%) CSS3
6 27 (58.70%) AngularJS
6 27 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (52.17%) React
7 24 (52.17%) Front End Development
8 22 (47.83%) MVC
9 19 (41.30%) Ajax
10 18 (39.13%) C#
10 18 (39.13%) TDD
11 16 (34.78%) .NET
12 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET
12 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (30.43%) Git (software)
13 14 (30.43%) RESTful
13 14 (30.43%) User Experience
13 14 (30.43%) Java
14 13 (28.26%) Microsoft Azure
15 12 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
15 12 (26.09%) jQuery
15 12 (26.09%) Finance
16 11 (23.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 9 (19.57%) Xamarin
17 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
18 8 (17.39%) Visual Studio
18 8 (17.39%) RDBMS

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 7 (15.22%) CMS
1 7 (15.22%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.17%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 13 (28.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (15.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.39%) RDBMS
2 8 (17.39%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.35%) Blockchain
3 2 (4.35%) MariaDB
3 2 (4.35%) MySQL
3 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) Git (software)
2 8 (17.39%) Visual Studio
3 6 (13.04%) Grunt
3 6 (13.04%) gulp
4 5 (10.87%) Subversion
5 2 (4.35%) Bitbucket
5 2 (4.35%) webpack
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Automotive
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (89.13%) Developer
2 21 (45.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 7 (15.22%) .NET Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Senior .NET Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Senior Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Applications Developer
4 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Java Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Web Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
5 5 (10.87%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (8.70%) .NET Applications Developer
6 4 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (8.70%) C# Application Developer
6 4 (8.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior C# Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (95.65%) CSS
2 42 (91.30%) HTML
2 42 (91.30%) Sass
3 37 (80.43%) HTML5
4 34 (73.91%) CSS3
5 27 (58.70%) AngularJS
6 24 (52.17%) React
7 19 (41.30%) Ajax
8 16 (34.78%) .NET
9 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET
9 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (30.43%) RESTful
11 12 (26.09%) jQuery
12 11 (23.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (15.22%) .NET Framework
13 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 7 (15.22%) DOM
13 7 (15.22%) Entity Framework
14 4 (8.70%) D3.js
14 4 (8.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) User Experience
2 3 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.35%) Internet of Things
3 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (52.17%) Front End Development
3 22 (47.83%) MVC
4 18 (39.13%) TDD
5 6 (13.04%) Scrum
5 6 (13.04%) SEO
5 6 (13.04%) Web Development
6 5 (10.87%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 5 (10.87%) Isomorphic JavaScript
6 5 (10.87%) OO
6 5 (10.87%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (8.70%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.52%) BDD
9 2 (4.35%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 2 (4.35%) KYC
9 2 (4.35%) Open Source
9 2 (4.35%) Open Source Development
9 2 (4.35%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 35 (76.09%) JavaScript
2 18 (39.13%) C#
3 14 (30.43%) Java
4 3 (6.52%) SQL
5 2 (4.35%) PHP
5 2 (4.35%) Python
6 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.17%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Xamarin
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.52%) Adobe
4 1 (2.17%) Zend