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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 297 366 392
Rank change year-on-year +69 +26  
Permanent jobs citing LESS 96 88 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.64% 0.45% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.61% 1.18% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 93 88 68
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £52,500
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 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 5957 7456 7784
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 39.76% 38.01% 37.31%
Number of salaries quoted 5141 6654 6774
Median salary £42,713 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.92% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in 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 30 March 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 30 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
Hampshire +52 40 £35,000 -3.44% 8
Surrey +43 15 £42,500 +16.43% 1
Oxfordshire +10 15 £45,000 +18.42% 4
Berkshire +46 13 £62,500 +31.57% 2
Kent - 9 £35,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire +13 3 £47,500 +26.66%
West Sussex +4 1 £40,000 -5.88%
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 South East region with a requirement for LESS.

1 201 (96.17%) HTML
1 201 (96.17%) JavaScript
2 199 (95.22%) CSS
3 146 (69.86%) AngularJS
4 135 (64.59%) Sass
5 134 (64.11%) jQuery
6 120 (57.42%) HTML5
7 118 (56.46%) .NET
7 118 (56.46%) C#
8 102 (48.80%) MVC
9 99 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
10 92 (44.02%) Front End Development
11 91 (43.54%) ASP.NET
12 90 (43.06%) Web Services
13 87 (41.63%) SQL Server
14 84 (40.19%) User Experience
15 70 (33.49%) Web Development
16 69 (33.01%) REST
17 68 (32.54%) .NET Framework
18 67 (32.06%) CSS3
19 62 (29.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 62 (29.67%) JSON
20 60 (28.71%) SQL
21 58 (27.75%) React
22 56 (26.79%) Microsoft
23 51 (24.40%) ASP.NET Web API
24 49 (23.44%) Git (software)
25 48 (22.97%) Entity Framework
25 48 (22.97%) KnockoutJS
26 47 (22.49%) ASP.NET MVC

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 36 (17.22%) IIS
2 21 (10.05%) NServiceBus
3 14 (6.70%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (6.70%) SharePoint
4 12 (5.74%) WordPress
5 11 (5.26%) CMS
6 7 (3.35%) Drupal
7 4 (1.91%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.96%) Apache
8 2 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.96%) nginx
9 1 (0.48%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.48%) Kentico
9 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (3.35%) Photoshop
2 5 (2.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 5 (2.39%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Magento
2 1 (0.48%) Kissmetrics
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (13.88%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (6.22%) Office 365
4 4 (1.91%) SaaS
5 2 (0.96%) GitHub
6 1 (0.48%) AdWords
6 1 (0.48%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.48%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (0.48%) Internet
2 1 (0.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (41.63%) SQL Server
2 32 (15.31%) NoSQL
3 26 (12.44%) CouchDB
3 26 (12.44%) Redis
4 21 (10.05%) Apache Cassandra
4 21 (10.05%) Azure SQL Database
4 21 (10.05%) Couchbase
4 21 (10.05%) Event Store
4 21 (10.05%) RavenDB
5 19 (9.09%) MongoDB
6 15 (7.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (6.70%) MySQL
8 5 (2.39%) MariaDB
9 4 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.48%) RethinkDB
11 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 49 (23.44%) Git (software)
2 36 (17.22%) TeamCity
3 29 (13.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (11.96%) gulp
5 24 (11.48%) Visual Studio
6 21 (10.05%) Grunt
6 21 (10.05%) JSUnit
6 21 (10.05%) Subversion
7 12 (5.74%) Jenkins
8 8 (3.83%) MSBuild
9 6 (2.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (2.39%) Bower
10 5 (2.39%) CruiseControl
10 5 (2.39%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (2.39%) Vagrant
11 4 (1.91%) Mocha
12 3 (1.44%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.44%) IntelliJ
12 3 (1.44%) Jasmine
12 3 (1.44%) NetBeans
General
1 24 (11.48%) Marketing
2 9 (4.31%) Finance
3 6 (2.87%) Arabic Language
3 6 (2.87%) Games
4 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.96%) Advertising
5 2 (0.96%) Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 206 (98.56%) Developer
2 65 (31.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 61 (29.19%) C# Developer
4 58 (27.75%) Web Developer
5 53 (25.36%) .NET Developer
6 48 (22.97%) JavaScript Developer
6 48 (22.97%) Senior Developer
7 41 (19.62%) C# .NET Developer
8 26 (12.44%) UI Developer
9 22 (10.53%) Angular Developer
9 22 (10.53%) HTML Developer
10 21 (10.05%) C# Web Developer
10 21 (10.05%) Senior C# Developer
11 19 (9.09%) Senior Web Developer
12 14 (6.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 14 (6.70%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 14 (6.70%) HTML CSS Developer
12 14 (6.70%) Senior .NET Developer
13 13 (6.22%) Agile Developer
13 13 (6.22%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (96.17%) HTML
2 199 (95.22%) CSS
3 146 (69.86%) AngularJS
4 135 (64.59%) Sass
5 134 (64.11%) jQuery
6 120 (57.42%) HTML5
7 118 (56.46%) .NET
8 91 (43.54%) ASP.NET
9 90 (43.06%) Web Services
10 69 (33.01%) REST
11 68 (32.54%) .NET Framework
12 67 (32.06%) CSS3
13 62 (29.67%) JSON
13 62 (29.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 58 (27.75%) React
15 51 (24.40%) ASP.NET Web API
16 48 (22.97%) Entity Framework
16 48 (22.97%) KnockoutJS
17 47 (22.49%) ASP.NET MVC
18 45 (21.53%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 84 (40.19%) User Experience
2 17 (8.13%) Blog
3 10 (4.78%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.35%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (2.87%) Fintech
5 6 (2.87%) Online Games
5 6 (2.87%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.91%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.44%) NHS
8 2 (0.96%) W3C
9 1 (0.48%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.48%) Animation
9 1 (0.48%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.53%) Windows
2 21 (10.05%) Windows Server
2 21 (10.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (4.31%) Linux
4 2 (0.96%) Unix
5 1 (0.48%) Android
5 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (48.80%) MVC
2 99 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (44.02%) Front End Development
4 70 (33.49%) Web Development
5 40 (19.14%) Responsive Web Design
6 36 (17.22%) TDD
7 32 (15.31%) Software Engineering
8 28 (13.40%) Unit Testing
9 27 (12.92%) OO
10 26 (12.44%) DevOps
11 25 (11.96%) SOA
12 24 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (10.53%) SOLID
14 21 (10.05%) Domain-Driven Design
14 21 (10.05%) E-Commerce
14 21 (10.05%) Infrastructure Management
14 21 (10.05%) Performance Tuning
15 20 (9.57%) Scrum
16 18 (8.61%) Web Design
17 17 (8.13%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 201 (96.17%) JavaScript
2 118 (56.46%) C#
3 60 (28.71%) SQL
4 29 (13.88%) PHP
5 24 (11.48%) TypeScript
6 23 (11.00%) PowerShell
6 23 (11.00%) T-SQL
7 11 (5.26%) Java
8 7 (3.35%) ES6
9 6 (2.87%) Python
9 6 (2.87%) Scala
10 5 (2.39%) Ruby
11 3 (1.44%) CoffeeScript
11 3 (1.44%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.96%) C++
13 1 (0.48%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (5.74%) Degree
1 12 (5.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (2.87%) DBS Check
System Software
1 27 (12.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (10.05%) Opscode Chef
1 21 (10.05%) Puppet
2 2 (0.96%) Ansible
Vendors
1 56 (26.79%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.31%) Zend
3 7 (3.35%) Xamarin
4 5 (2.39%) Adobe
5 4 (1.91%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.96%) Oracle
7 1 (0.48%) ATG
7 1 (0.48%) Google
7 1 (0.48%) PayPal
7 1 (0.48%) Samsung
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