Period
to 21 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 112 103 96
Rank change year-on-year -9 -7 +11
Permanent jobs citing LESS 7 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.44% 0.65% 0.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.15% 1.66% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 13
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £45,000 £37,000 £49,500
Wales median annual salary £38,750 £34,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.97% -9.33% +7.14%

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 South Wales with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 609 604 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 38.25% 39.02% 35.71%
Number of salaries quoted 560 492 420
South Wales median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +9.59%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for LESS in South Wales

LESS
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for LESS in South Wales

LESS
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 21 January 2020. 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
Cardiff -12 4 £45,000 +32.35% 2
Neath Port Talbot - 3 £35,000 -
LESS
Wales

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, IT jobs citing LESS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for LESS.

1 7 (100.00%) Sass
2 6 (85.71%) CSS
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 5 (71.43%) AngularJS
3 5 (71.43%) React
3 5 (71.43%) HTML5
4 4 (57.14%) MVC
4 4 (57.14%) Scrum
5 3 (42.86%) Finance
5 3 (42.86%) CMS
5 3 (42.86%) C#
5 3 (42.86%) Games
5 3 (42.86%) .NET
5 3 (42.86%) SAP
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (42.86%) Node.js
5 3 (42.86%) Razor View Engine
5 3 (42.86%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (42.86%) jQuery
5 3 (42.86%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (42.86%) Sitecore
5 3 (42.86%) gulp
5 3 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (42.86%) Grunt
5 3 (42.86%) User Experience
5 3 (42.86%) Commercial Awareness
5 3 (42.86%) Development Roadmap

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (42.86%) CMS
1 3 (42.86%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Grunt
1 3 (42.86%) gulp
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) Subversion
3 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 3 (42.86%) CMS Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Lead .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Lead Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior PHP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) LAMP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Magento Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Node.js Developer
3 1 (14.29%) PHP LAMP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) PHP Magento Developer
3 1 (14.29%) React Developer
3 1 (14.29%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) Sass
2 6 (85.71%) CSS
3 5 (71.43%) AngularJS
3 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 5 (71.43%) HTML5
3 5 (71.43%) React
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (42.86%) jQuery
4 3 (42.86%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (42.86%) Node.js
4 3 (42.86%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (28.57%) Compass CSS Framework
5 2 (28.57%) CSS3
6 1 (14.29%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (14.29%) LAMP
6 1 (14.29%) Redux
6 1 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) MVC
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Commercial Awareness
3 3 (42.86%) Development Roadmap
4 2 (28.57%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) OO
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
5 1 (14.29%) OO PHP
5 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) ES6
4 1 (14.29%) PHP
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) TypeScript
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) SAP
1 3 (42.86%) Sitecore