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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 142 138
Rank change year-on-year +24 -4  
Permanent jobs citing LESS 18 19 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.77% 0.65% 0.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.83% 1.78% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 19
Median salary £36,250 £33,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.20% -16.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £42,000 £40,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  

LESS is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 982 1070 1206
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.27% 36.48% 38.77%
Number of salaries quoted 599 698 763
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing LESS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +18 14 £37,500 +17.18% 4
Glasgow +10 4 £32,500 -18.75% 1
LESS
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 37 (100.00%) CSS
2 35 (94.59%) HTML
3 34 (91.89%) JavaScript
4 25 (67.57%) AngularJS
5 23 (62.16%) Sass
6 21 (56.76%) Git (software)
6 21 (56.76%) HTML5
7 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (48.65%) Finance
9 17 (45.95%) CSS3
10 16 (43.24%) User Experience
11 15 (40.54%) Ember.js
12 14 (37.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 14 (37.84%) Grunt
12 14 (37.84%) gulp
13 13 (35.14%) Backbone.js
13 13 (35.14%) Web Development
14 12 (32.43%) Web Design
14 12 (32.43%) Responsive Web Design
14 12 (32.43%) Bower
15 11 (29.73%) Web Services
15 11 (29.73%) Web Accessibility
15 11 (29.73%) Scrum
15 11 (29.73%) Time Management
15 11 (29.73%) Ajax
16 10 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (27.03%) RESTful
16 10 (27.03%) Functional Testing
16 10 (27.03%) Infrastructure Management
17 9 (24.32%) XML

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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 (8.11%) Umbraco
2 2 (5.41%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) GIMP
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (56.76%) Git (software)
2 14 (37.84%) Grunt
2 14 (37.84%) gulp
3 12 (32.43%) Bower
4 5 (13.51%) Selenium
5 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.41%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.70%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (2.70%) Mocha
7 1 (2.70%) Protractor
General
1 18 (48.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (91.89%) Developer
2 13 (35.14%) UI Developer
2 13 (35.14%) Web Developer
3 12 (32.43%) Senior Developer
3 12 (32.43%) Senior UI Developer
4 8 (21.62%) Applications Developer
4 8 (21.62%) Python Developer
4 8 (21.62%) Python Web Developer
4 8 (21.62%) Web Applications Developer
5 5 (13.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (10.81%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.41%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Angular Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Junior .NET Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Junior Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Junior Web Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Web Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (100.00%) CSS
2 35 (94.59%) HTML
3 25 (67.57%) AngularJS
4 23 (62.16%) Sass
5 21 (56.76%) HTML5
6 17 (45.95%) CSS3
7 15 (40.54%) Ember.js
8 14 (37.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 13 (35.14%) Backbone.js
10 11 (29.73%) Ajax
10 11 (29.73%) Web Services
11 10 (27.03%) RESTful
12 9 (24.32%) XML
13 8 (21.62%) JSON
14 5 (13.51%) Spring
15 4 (10.81%) React
16 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
16 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
16 2 (5.41%) Entity Framework
16 2 (5.41%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (43.24%) User Experience
2 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.41%) Fintech
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) FreeBSD
2 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Web Development
3 12 (32.43%) Responsive Web Design
3 12 (32.43%) Web Design
4 11 (29.73%) Scrum
4 11 (29.73%) Time Management
4 11 (29.73%) Web Accessibility
5 10 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (27.03%) Functional Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Infrastructure Management
6 6 (16.22%) MVC
7 5 (13.51%) TDD
8 4 (10.81%) BDD
8 4 (10.81%) DevOps
8 4 (10.81%) Front End Development
9 2 (5.41%) Content Management
9 2 (5.41%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 2 (5.41%) Data Visualisation
9 2 (5.41%) OO
9 2 (5.41%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 34 (91.89%) JavaScript
2 8 (21.62%) Python
2 8 (21.62%) SQL
3 5 (13.51%) C#
3 5 (13.51%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Xamarin
2 1 (2.70%) Twitter
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