Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 176 157
Rank change year-on-year -17 -19 +32
Permanent jobs citing LESS 39 49 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.74% 0.87% 1.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.81% 2.19% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 16 30 26
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £33,375 £32,500 £30,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £55,500
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 2,159 2,233 1,926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.72% 39.71% 38.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,449 1,468 1,251
Scotland median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.24% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £59,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +9 31 £55,000 +37.50%
Glasgow -20 8 £47,500 +26.67% 2
LESS
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 38 (97.44%) JavaScript
2 37 (94.87%) AngularJS
3 36 (92.31%) HTML
4 35 (89.74%) React
5 34 (87.18%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (87.18%) HTML5
6 33 (84.62%) CSS
7 32 (82.05%) Java
8 30 (76.92%) CSS3
9 29 (74.36%) Python
9 29 (74.36%) jQuery
10 27 (69.23%) Sass
11 22 (56.41%) MVC
12 21 (53.85%) SQL
13 19 (48.72%) Node.js
14 18 (46.15%) MySQL
14 18 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
15 17 (43.59%) Amazon AWS
15 17 (43.59%) MongoDB
16 16 (41.03%) NoSQL
16 16 (41.03%) Ext JS
16 16 (41.03%) Spring MVC
16 16 (41.03%) Scrum
16 16 (41.03%) Spring
16 16 (41.03%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
17 14 (35.90%) ES6
17 14 (35.90%) User Experience
18 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (33.33%) Git (software)
19 12 (30.77%) Cucumber

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 12 (30.77%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) CMS
2 1 (2.56%) Moodle
2 1 (2.56%) Totara
Cloud Services
1 18 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (43.59%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (30.77%) Slack
4 4 (10.26%) GitHub
5 1 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.56%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (46.15%) MySQL
2 17 (43.59%) MongoDB
3 16 (41.03%) NoSQL
4 12 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (30.77%) SQLite
5 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
6 7 (17.95%) RDBMS
6 7 (17.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 12 (30.77%) Bitbucket
2 12 (30.77%) Cucumber
2 12 (30.77%) git-flow
2 12 (30.77%) Selenium
3 3 (7.69%) gulp
3 3 (7.69%) JIRA
4 2 (5.13%) Grunt
5 1 (2.56%) webpack
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Developer
2 9 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Lead Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Lead Java Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Development Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Java Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.56%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.56%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.56%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Digital Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (2.56%) Head of Development
6 1 (2.56%) Head of Web Development
6 1 (2.56%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) PHP Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (94.87%) AngularJS
2 36 (92.31%) HTML
3 35 (89.74%) React
4 34 (87.18%) HTML5
5 33 (84.62%) CSS
6 30 (76.92%) CSS3
7 29 (74.36%) jQuery
8 27 (69.23%) Sass
9 19 (48.72%) Node.js
10 16 (41.03%) Ext JS
10 16 (41.03%) Spring
10 16 (41.03%) Spring MVC
11 4 (10.26%) Ajax
11 4 (10.26%) REST
11 4 (10.26%) RESTful
12 3 (7.69%) .NET
12 3 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (7.69%) Vue.js
13 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
13 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.90%) User Experience
2 5 (12.82%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (7.69%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.56%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (87.18%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (56.41%) MVC
3 16 (41.03%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
3 16 (41.03%) Scrum
4 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (30.77%) BDD
5 12 (30.77%) Kanban
5 12 (30.77%) Multithreading
5 12 (30.77%) SOLID
6 4 (10.26%) TDD
7 3 (7.69%) Microservices
8 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.13%) Web Development
9 1 (2.56%) DevOps
9 1 (2.56%) Front End Development
9 1 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (2.56%) Responsive Web Design
9 1 (2.56%) SDLC
9 1 (2.56%) Strategic Planning
9 1 (2.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (97.44%) JavaScript
2 32 (82.05%) Java
3 29 (74.36%) Python
4 21 (53.85%) SQL
5 14 (35.90%) ES6
6 3 (7.69%) C#
6 3 (7.69%) PHP
7 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.56%) Ruby
7 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.56%) Google
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle