Period
to 19 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 19 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 344 355 450
Rank change year-on-year +11 +95 +48
Permanent jobs citing LESS 204 245 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.71% 0.69% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.69% 1.79% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 178 235 163
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,050 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £56,250 £54,750
England 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 the South East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 12079 13724 16009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.78% 38.72% 37.77%
Number of salaries quoted 10448 12100 13912
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £64,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing LESS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for LESS in the South East

LESS
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LESS in the South East.

Salary trend for LESS in the South East

LESS
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in the South East over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Salary histogram for LESS in the South East

LESS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 October 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
Thames Valley +12 87 £52,500 +23.53% 6
Hampshire +67 69 £45,000 - 4
Oxfordshire +10 41 £52,500 +23.53% 2
Berkshire +36 37 £55,000 +57.14% 4
West Sussex +32 21 £37,500 +25.00%
Surrey -44 14 £33,750 -28.95% 1
East Sussex +6 11 £55,000 +62.96%
Buckinghamshire +4 9 £50,000 +5.26%
Kent +18 2 £29,000 -27.50%
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 South East region with a requirement for LESS.

1 193 (94.61%) CSS
2 184 (90.20%) HTML
3 176 (86.27%) JavaScript
4 157 (76.96%) Sass
5 126 (61.76%) jQuery
6 120 (58.82%) AngularJS
7 89 (43.63%) HTML5
7 89 (43.63%) Agile Software Development
8 87 (42.65%) .NET
9 83 (40.69%) Web Development
10 81 (39.71%) CSS3
11 78 (38.24%) MVC
12 76 (37.25%) C#
13 72 (35.29%) Front End Development
14 68 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 62 (30.39%) User Experience
16 61 (29.90%) ASP.NET
17 50 (24.51%) Git (software)
18 47 (23.04%) ASP.NET MVC
19 41 (20.10%) SQL Server
19 41 (20.10%) React
20 40 (19.61%) Microsoft
21 38 (18.63%) Visual Studio
22 36 (17.65%) gulp
23 35 (17.16%) Web Services
23 35 (17.16%) Degree
24 34 (16.67%) Ajax
25 33 (16.18%) SQL
26 32 (15.69%) Marketing
26 32 (15.69%) Grunt

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 21 (10.29%) CMS
2 18 (8.82%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (8.33%) WordPress
4 11 (5.39%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.41%) ExpressionEngine
6 8 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (2.94%) IIS
7 6 (2.94%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.96%) Kentico
9 2 (0.98%) Drupal
9 2 (0.98%) MODX
9 2 (0.98%) nginx
10 1 (0.49%) Apache
Applications
1 23 (11.27%) Photoshop
2 17 (8.33%) InVision
3 15 (7.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (2.45%) GIMP
5 4 (1.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.47%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.80%) GitHub
2 15 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (6.86%) npm
3 14 (6.86%) SaaS
4 8 (3.92%) Office 365
5 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.96%) Serverless
7 1 (0.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.49%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.37%) HTTP
2 8 (3.92%) Intranet
3 3 (1.47%) Internet
4 1 (0.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (20.10%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.31%) NoSQL
3 17 (8.33%) MySQL
4 13 (6.37%) MongoDB
5 11 (5.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.92%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.98%) Redis
8 1 (0.49%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 50 (24.51%) Git (software)
2 38 (18.63%) Visual Studio
3 36 (17.65%) gulp
4 32 (15.69%) Grunt
5 21 (10.29%) Subversion
6 19 (9.31%) Jasmine
7 17 (8.33%) Axure RP
7 17 (8.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 15 (7.35%) Selenium
9 14 (6.86%) Bower
10 11 (5.39%) JIRA
11 10 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (3.92%) webpack
13 7 (3.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (2.94%) Jenkins
14 6 (2.94%) Karma Test Runner
15 4 (1.96%) PostCSS
16 3 (1.47%) IntelliJ
17 2 (0.98%) Mocha
17 2 (0.98%) SpecFlow
General
1 32 (15.69%) Marketing
2 14 (6.86%) Finance
3 4 (1.96%) Retail
4 2 (0.98%) Banking
5 1 (0.49%) Automotive
5 1 (0.49%) Games
5 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 167 (81.86%) Developer
2 59 (28.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 41 (20.10%) Web Developer
4 35 (17.16%) .NET Developer
5 31 (15.20%) C# Developer
6 27 (13.24%) JavaScript Developer
7 23 (11.27%) ASP.NET Developer
8 22 (10.78%) UX Developer
9 21 (10.29%) Senior Developer
10 18 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
11 17 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 17 (8.33%) Lead Developer
12 15 (7.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 15 (7.35%) HTML Developer
13 13 (6.37%) Software Developer
14 12 (5.88%) Development Manager
15 11 (5.39%) Angular Developer
15 11 (5.39%) Development Engineer
15 11 (5.39%) HTML CSS Developer
15 11 (5.39%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (94.61%) CSS
2 184 (90.20%) HTML
3 157 (76.96%) Sass
4 126 (61.76%) jQuery
5 120 (58.82%) AngularJS
6 89 (43.63%) HTML5
7 87 (42.65%) .NET
8 81 (39.71%) CSS3
9 68 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 61 (29.90%) ASP.NET
11 47 (23.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 41 (20.10%) React
13 35 (17.16%) Web Services
14 34 (16.67%) Ajax
15 30 (14.71%) Node.js
16 29 (14.22%) REST
17 28 (13.73%) Razor View Engine
18 25 (12.25%) .NET Framework
19 23 (11.27%) KnockoutJS
20 19 (9.31%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 62 (30.39%) User Experience
2 23 (11.27%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (8.82%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.90%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.94%) Digital Media
6 5 (2.45%) Graphic Design
7 4 (1.96%) Fintech
8 3 (1.47%) Social Media
8 3 (1.47%) W3C
9 2 (0.98%) RIA
9 2 (0.98%) Xbox
10 1 (0.49%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.49%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.49%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.90%) Linux
2 5 (2.45%) Android
2 5 (2.45%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (43.63%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (40.69%) Web Development
3 78 (38.24%) MVC
4 72 (35.29%) Front End Development
5 27 (13.24%) B2B
5 27 (13.24%) Responsive Web Design
6 23 (11.27%) SDLC
7 22 (10.78%) Scrum
8 20 (9.80%) TDD
8 20 (9.80%) Web Design
9 19 (9.31%) Software Engineering
10 18 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (8.82%) Content Management
11 17 (8.33%) Adaptive Web Design
12 16 (7.84%) Mentoring
12 16 (7.84%) Web Application Development
13 15 (7.35%) Microservices
13 15 (7.35%) OO
14 13 (6.37%) SEO
15 11 (5.39%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 176 (86.27%) JavaScript
2 76 (37.25%) C#
3 33 (16.18%) SQL
4 30 (14.71%) TypeScript
5 24 (11.76%) PHP
6 8 (3.92%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.43%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.43%) C
7 7 (3.43%) ES6
8 3 (1.47%) Java
9 2 (0.98%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.49%) Python
10 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (17.16%) Degree
2 15 (7.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (3.92%) MCSD
3 8 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.41%) QA
2 2 (0.98%) WAI
System Software
1 10 (4.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (3.92%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.49%) Ansible
2 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.37%) Google
2 13 (6.37%) HP
3 12 (5.88%) Adobe
4 8 (3.92%) Dell
5 7 (3.43%) Xamarin
5 7 (3.43%) Zend
6 3 (1.47%) Sun
7 1 (0.49%) Twitter