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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 136 138
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2  
Permanent jobs citing LESS 16 27 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.59% 0.94% 0.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.54% 2.55% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 10
Median salary £27,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,700 £42,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £45,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  

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 1040 1060 1128
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 38.63% 37.09% 36.00%
Number of salaries quoted 677 558 699
Median salary £40,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -13 10 £40,000 -
Glasgow +14 6 £26,500 -41.11% 1
LESS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 33 (100.00%) HTML
1 33 (100.00%) CSS
2 30 (90.91%) JavaScript
3 25 (75.76%) Sass
4 23 (69.70%) CSS3
5 22 (66.67%) HTML5
6 19 (57.58%) Web Development
6 19 (57.58%) AngularJS
7 16 (48.48%) User Experience
8 14 (42.42%) Git (software)
9 11 (33.33%) Finance
9 11 (33.33%) Web Services
10 10 (30.30%) RESTful
10 10 (30.30%) Ajax
11 9 (27.27%) gulp
11 9 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (24.24%) Responsive Web Design
12 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (24.24%) Web Design
13 7 (21.21%) Linux
13 7 (21.21%) C#
13 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
13 7 (21.21%) Backbone.js
13 7 (21.21%) Grunt
14 6 (18.18%) JSON
14 6 (18.18%) SQL
14 6 (18.18%) Python
14 6 (18.18%) XML
14 6 (18.18%) MVC
15 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce

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 (9.09%) Umbraco
2 2 (6.06%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (42.42%) Git (software)
2 9 (27.27%) gulp
3 7 (21.21%) Grunt
4 5 (15.15%) Bower
5 2 (6.06%) Mercurial
6 1 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (3.03%) Mocha
6 1 (3.03%) Protractor
6 1 (3.03%) Selenium
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (90.91%) Developer
2 18 (54.55%) Web Developer
3 8 (24.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (21.21%) UI Developer
5 6 (18.18%) Applications Developer
5 6 (18.18%) Python Developer
5 6 (18.18%) Python Web Developer
5 6 (18.18%) Senior Developer
5 6 (18.18%) Senior UI Developer
5 6 (18.18%) Web Applications Developer
6 4 (12.12%) .NET Developer
6 4 (12.12%) .NET Web Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Angular Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (6.06%) Junior
8 2 (6.06%) Junior .NET Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Junior .NET Web Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Junior Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Junior Web Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (100.00%) CSS
1 33 (100.00%) HTML
2 25 (75.76%) Sass
3 23 (69.70%) CSS3
4 22 (66.67%) HTML5
5 19 (57.58%) AngularJS
6 11 (33.33%) Web Services
7 10 (30.30%) Ajax
7 10 (30.30%) RESTful
8 9 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (21.21%) Backbone.js
10 6 (18.18%) JSON
10 6 (18.18%) XML
11 5 (15.15%) .NET
11 5 (15.15%) Ember.js
12 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
12 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (12.12%) Entity Framework
13 1 (3.03%) jQuery
13 1 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (48.48%) User Experience
2 4 (12.12%) Fintech
3 3 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) FreeBSD
2 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Web Development
2 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (24.24%) Responsive Web Design
2 8 (24.24%) Web Design
3 6 (18.18%) MVC
4 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
4 5 (15.15%) Front End Development
4 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (15.15%) Mobile First
4 5 (15.15%) Scrum
4 5 (15.15%) Task Automation
4 5 (15.15%) Time Management
4 5 (15.15%) Web Accessibility
5 3 (9.09%) OO
6 2 (6.06%) Content Management
6 2 (6.06%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.06%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 30 (90.91%) JavaScript
2 7 (21.21%) C#
3 6 (18.18%) Python
3 6 (18.18%) SQL
4 3 (9.09%) PHP
5 1 (3.03%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Xamarin
2 1 (3.03%) Twitter
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