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

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 87 93
Rank change year-on-year +25 +6  
Permanent jobs citing LESS 8 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.10% 0.36% 0.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.05% 1.11% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 5
Median salary £36,250 £31,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.07% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £25,900 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £32,200 £41,000
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 South Wales with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 262 359 378
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 35.99% 32.08% 30.36%
Number of salaries quoted 245 328 317
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,806 £25,000 £27,386
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 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
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in South Wales over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram 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 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
Cardiff +10 4 £33,750 +7.14% 1
Neath Port Talbot - 2 £46,250 - 2
Caerphilly - 1 £22,000 -
LESS
Wales

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 South Wales region with a requirement for LESS.

1 20 (100.00%) CSS
2 18 (90.00%) Sass
3 17 (85.00%) HTML
3 17 (85.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (60.00%) jQuery
4 12 (60.00%) Front End Development
5 9 (45.00%) MVC
6 8 (40.00%) Scrum
7 7 (35.00%) .NET
7 7 (35.00%) AngularJS
7 7 (35.00%) HTML5
7 7 (35.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (30.00%) User Experience
8 6 (30.00%) Umbraco
9 5 (25.00%) Web Usability
9 5 (25.00%) Sitecore
9 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (25.00%) Web Design
9 5 (25.00%) CMS
10 4 (20.00%) Games
10 4 (20.00%) Web Development
10 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
10 4 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (20.00%) CSS3
10 4 (20.00%) Grunt
11 3 (15.00%) gulp
11 3 (15.00%) Graceful Degradation
11 3 (15.00%) Ember.js
11 3 (15.00%) Progressive Enhancement

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 6 (30.00%) Umbraco
2 5 (25.00%) CMS
3 4 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (15.00%) WordPress
5 1 (5.00%) Content Management Server
5 1 (5.00%) EPiServer
5 1 (5.00%) IIS
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Broadband
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) MySQL
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (20.00%) Grunt
2 3 (15.00%) gulp
2 3 (15.00%) Mercurial
2 3 (15.00%) Subversion
3 2 (10.00%) Bower
3 2 (10.00%) PostCSS
3 2 (10.00%) webpack
4 1 (5.00%) NMock
4 1 (5.00%) NUnit
4 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (20.00%) Games
2 3 (15.00%) Marketing
3 2 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (5.00%) Advertising
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Developer
2 11 (55.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (10.00%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) HTML Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Junior
5 1 (5.00%) Junior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Junior PHP Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) CSS
2 18 (90.00%) Sass
3 17 (85.00%) HTML
4 12 (60.00%) jQuery
5 7 (35.00%) .NET
5 7 (35.00%) AngularJS
5 7 (35.00%) HTML5
6 4 (20.00%) CSS3
7 3 (15.00%) Backbone.js
7 3 (15.00%) Ember.js
8 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
8 2 (10.00%) Angular 2
8 2 (10.00%) Handlebars
8 2 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (5.00%) Node.js
9 1 (5.00%) React
9 1 (5.00%) WCF
9 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Animation
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (60.00%) Front End Development
2 9 (45.00%) MVC
3 8 (40.00%) Scrum
4 7 (35.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (25.00%) Web Design
5 5 (25.00%) Web Usability
6 4 (20.00%) Web Development
7 3 (15.00%) Graceful Degradation
7 3 (15.00%) OOP
7 3 (15.00%) Progressive Enhancement
8 2 (10.00%) Content Marketing
8 2 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Development
8 2 (10.00%) Information Architecture
8 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (5.00%) OO
9 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
9 1 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) PHP
3 2 (10.00%) ES6
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.00%) TypeScript
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (25.00%) Sitecore
2 3 (15.00%) Alterian
2 3 (15.00%) TOWER Software
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
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