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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 295 375 391
Rank change year-on-year +80 +16  
Permanent jobs citing LESS 99 61 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.68% 0.33% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.68% 0.83% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 92 60 72
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  

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 the South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 5894 7371 7856
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 40.39% 40.07% 36.80%
Number of salaries quoted 5130 6607 6775
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 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
Hampshire +60 43 £40,000 +45.45% 12
Oxfordshire +28 25 £57,500 +51.31% 1
Surrey +43 8 £30,000 -23.07% 2
Berkshire +26 8 £62,500 +78.57% 2
West Sussex +14 6 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 4 £61,250 +53.12% 4
East Sussex +11 3 £50,000 -2.43% 1
Kent - 2 £35,000 - 1
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for LESS.

1 194 (97.98%) CSS
2 190 (95.96%) HTML
3 176 (88.89%) JavaScript
4 149 (75.25%) Sass
5 137 (69.19%) jQuery
6 129 (65.15%) AngularJS
7 107 (54.04%) .NET
8 101 (51.01%) MVC
9 100 (50.51%) C#
10 93 (46.97%) ASP.NET
11 88 (44.44%) HTML5
12 87 (43.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 79 (39.90%) Agile Software Development
14 78 (39.39%) Front End Development
15 76 (38.38%) Web Development
16 69 (34.85%) CSS3
17 66 (33.33%) Web Services
18 63 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC
19 60 (30.30%) User Experience
20 55 (27.78%) SQL Server
21 48 (24.24%) Razor View Engine
22 47 (23.74%) Git (software)
23 44 (22.22%) Ajax
24 42 (21.21%) JSON
24 42 (21.21%) React
25 41 (20.71%) Microsoft
25 41 (20.71%) SQL
26 40 (20.20%) KnockoutJS
27 39 (19.70%) .NET Framework
28 38 (19.19%) Visual Studio

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 19 (9.60%) IIS
2 18 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 11 (5.56%) CMS
5 9 (4.55%) WordPress
6 7 (3.54%) Drupal
7 4 (2.02%) Kentico
8 3 (1.52%) nginx
8 3 (1.52%) NServiceBus
8 3 (1.52%) Umbraco
9 2 (1.01%) Apache
9 2 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (7.07%) InVision
2 12 (6.06%) Photoshop
3 6 (3.03%) GIMP
4 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (3.03%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.09%) GitHub
2 11 (5.56%) Office 365
3 8 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.01%) SaaS
6 1 (0.51%) AdWords
6 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.51%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.51%) Kissmetrics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (0.51%) Internet
2 1 (0.51%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.10%) NoSQL
3 19 (9.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (9.09%) MongoDB
5 13 (6.57%) MySQL
6 6 (3.03%) CouchDB
7 3 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.52%) Couchbase
7 3 (1.52%) Event Store
7 3 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.52%) RavenDB
7 3 (1.52%) Redis
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 47 (23.74%) Git (software)
2 38 (19.19%) Visual Studio
3 27 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (12.63%) gulp
5 24 (12.12%) Grunt
6 15 (7.58%) Subversion
7 14 (7.07%) Axure RP
7 14 (7.07%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 12 (6.06%) TeamCity
9 10 (5.05%) Bower
10 7 (3.54%) Jasmine
11 6 (3.03%) MSBuild
12 5 (2.53%) Selenium
13 4 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (2.02%) IntelliJ
13 4 (2.02%) Mocha
13 4 (2.02%) webpack
14 3 (1.52%) JSUnit
14 3 (1.52%) Karma Test Runner
14 3 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 35 (17.68%) Marketing
2 14 (7.07%) Finance
3 9 (4.55%) Games
4 2 (1.01%) Advertising
4 2 (1.01%) Banking
4 2 (1.01%) Retail
5 1 (0.51%) Arabic Language
5 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 192 (96.97%) Developer
2 59 (29.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 55 (27.78%) C# Developer
4 53 (26.77%) Web Developer
5 44 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
6 39 (19.70%) .NET Developer
7 31 (15.66%) Senior Developer
8 29 (14.65%) C# .NET Developer
9 27 (13.64%) C# Web Developer
10 26 (13.13%) ASP.NET Developer
11 22 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 21 (10.61%) Senior Web Developer
13 18 (9.09%) Angular Developer
14 17 (8.59%) Senior C# Developer
15 15 (7.58%) .NET Web Developer
15 15 (7.58%) UI Developer
15 15 (7.58%) UX Developer
16 13 (6.57%) Full Stack Developer
16 13 (6.57%) Software Developer
17 12 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (97.98%) CSS
2 190 (95.96%) HTML
3 149 (75.25%) Sass
4 137 (69.19%) jQuery
5 129 (65.15%) AngularJS
6 107 (54.04%) .NET
7 93 (46.97%) ASP.NET
8 88 (44.44%) HTML5
9 87 (43.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 69 (34.85%) CSS3
11 66 (33.33%) Web Services
12 63 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC
13 48 (24.24%) Razor View Engine
14 44 (22.22%) Ajax
15 42 (21.21%) JSON
15 42 (21.21%) React
16 40 (20.20%) KnockoutJS
17 39 (19.70%) .NET Framework
18 36 (18.18%) REST
19 22 (11.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 60 (30.30%) User Experience
2 21 (10.61%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.04%) Online Games
5 5 (2.53%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.02%) Fintech
6 4 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.52%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.52%) NHS
7 3 (1.52%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.52%) W3C
8 2 (1.01%) Xbox
9 1 (0.51%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.51%) Animation
9 1 (0.51%) Blog
9 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.51%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.54%) Linux
2 5 (2.53%) Android
2 5 (2.53%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.02%) Windows
4 3 (1.52%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (51.01%) MVC
2 79 (39.90%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (39.39%) Front End Development
4 76 (38.38%) Web Development
5 28 (14.14%) Responsive Web Design
6 27 (13.64%) Scrum
7 22 (11.11%) B2B
7 22 (11.11%) OO
7 22 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 19 (9.60%) TDD
9 17 (8.59%) SEO
10 16 (8.08%) Adaptive Web Design
11 14 (7.07%) E-Commerce
11 14 (7.07%) Mobile Development
11 14 (7.07%) Web Application Development
12 12 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (5.56%) Functional Programming
14 10 (5.05%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 9 (4.55%) OOP
16 8 (4.04%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 176 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 100 (50.51%) C#
3 41 (20.71%) SQL
4 30 (15.15%) PHP
5 29 (14.65%) TypeScript
6 7 (3.54%) Java
7 5 (2.53%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.02%) ES6
9 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.51%) C
11 1 (0.51%) C++
11 1 (0.51%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (7.07%) Degree
2 10 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.04%) DBS Check
4 4 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.01%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (2.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.52%) Puppet
2 2 (1.01%) Ansible
Vendors
1 41 (20.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.56%) Zend
3 10 (5.05%) Xamarin
4 5 (2.53%) Google
5 4 (2.02%) Dell
5 4 (2.02%) HP
6 2 (1.01%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.51%) Adobe
7 1 (0.51%) PayPal
7 1 (0.51%) Samsung
7 1 (0.51%) Sun
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sevenoaks, Kent
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Premier IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite
Posted: 22 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 70,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Flexi / Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Stratospherec
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Southsea, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Schroders plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Winchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 17 days ago
Winchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + package
Posted: 27 days ago
Portsmouth
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 21 days ago