Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England > South West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 244 318
Rank change year-on-year +13 +74 -15
Permanent jobs citing LESS 97 95 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.94% 0.87% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.13% 2.16% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 90 93 35
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -11.95%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £26,150
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £43,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +18.75%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 4546 4403 4927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 44.15% 40.29% 41.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3911 3830 4298
South West median annual salary £41,377 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.90% +4.05%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for LESS in the South West

LESS
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for LESS in the South West

LESS
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in the South West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for LESS in the South West

LESS
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the South West region over the 6 months to 22 November 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
Dorset +22 30 £30,000 -17.24% 2
Somerset +14 26 £57,500 +64.29%
Gloucestershire +51 24 £45,000 - 1
Bristol -74 11 £50,000 +25.00%
Cornwall -1 6 - -
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 West region with a requirement for LESS.

1 85 (87.63%) JavaScript
1 85 (87.63%) Sass
2 71 (73.20%) CSS
3 65 (67.01%) HTML
4 59 (60.82%) Git (software)
5 51 (52.58%) AngularJS
6 49 (50.52%) MVC
7 45 (46.39%) jQuery
8 44 (45.36%) OOP
9 41 (42.27%) PHP
10 36 (37.11%) Front End Development
11 35 (36.08%) User Experience
12 33 (34.02%) Web Development
13 32 (32.99%) .NET
14 31 (31.96%) HTML5
14 31 (31.96%) React
14 31 (31.96%) Grunt
15 30 (30.93%) CSS3
15 30 (30.93%) C#
16 29 (29.90%) Agile Software Development
17 25 (25.77%) ASP.NET
17 25 (25.77%) Backbone.js
17 25 (25.77%) Ember.js
18 24 (24.74%) Node.js
18 24 (24.74%) MySQL
19 23 (23.71%) E-Commerce
19 23 (23.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 23 (23.71%) npm
20 22 (22.68%) SQL Server
20 22 (22.68%) LAMP

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (19.59%) Apache
2 9 (9.28%) WordPress
3 5 (5.15%) CMS
4 2 (2.06%) nginx
4 2 (2.06%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Magento
1 2 (2.06%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 23 (23.71%) npm
2 16 (16.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.46%) SMS
2 1 (1.03%) DNS
2 1 (1.03%) HTTP
2 1 (1.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (24.74%) MySQL
2 22 (22.68%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.19%) Redis
4 2 (2.06%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.03%) Cognos Impromptu
5 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.03%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 59 (60.82%) Git (software)
2 31 (31.96%) Grunt
3 20 (20.62%) Bower
4 17 (17.53%) gulp
5 16 (16.49%) webpack
6 7 (7.22%) Subversion
6 7 (7.22%) Vagrant
7 6 (6.19%) PHPUnit
8 3 (3.09%) Jasmine
8 3 (3.09%) Protractor
8 3 (3.09%) Selenium
9 2 (2.06%) JSHint
9 2 (2.06%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (2.06%) Maven
9 2 (2.06%) QUnit
10 1 (1.03%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.03%) PostCSS
General
1 8 (8.25%) Finance
2 4 (4.12%) Retail
3 1 (1.03%) Games
3 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 91 (93.81%) Developer
2 27 (27.84%) Senior Developer
3 24 (24.74%) Web Developer
4 21 (21.65%) JavaScript Developer
5 19 (19.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 18 (18.56%) PHP Developer
7 17 (17.53%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 16 (16.49%) C# Developer
9 15 (15.46%) .NET Developer
9 15 (15.46%) PHP Web Developer
10 14 (14.43%) Angular Developer
10 14 (14.43%) C# .NET Developer
11 12 (12.37%) Full Stack Developer
12 11 (11.34%) Node.js Developer
13 6 (6.19%) E-Commerce Developer
13 6 (6.19%) Senior Front-End Developer
14 5 (5.15%) C# Software Developer
14 5 (5.15%) Software Developer
14 5 (5.15%) Software Engineer
15 4 (4.12%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (87.63%) Sass
2 71 (73.20%) CSS
3 65 (67.01%) HTML
4 51 (52.58%) AngularJS
5 45 (46.39%) jQuery
6 32 (32.99%) .NET
7 31 (31.96%) HTML5
7 31 (31.96%) React
8 30 (30.93%) CSS3
9 25 (25.77%) ASP.NET
9 25 (25.77%) Backbone.js
9 25 (25.77%) Ember.js
10 24 (24.74%) Node.js
11 23 (23.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 22 (22.68%) LAMP
13 20 (20.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 16 (16.49%) ASP.NET Web API
15 15 (15.46%) .NET Framework
15 15 (15.46%) WCF
15 15 (15.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (36.08%) User Experience
2 2 (2.06%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.03%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.03%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.03%) Online Games
3 1 (1.03%) Replication
3 1 (1.03%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.56%) Linux
1 18 (18.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (50.52%) MVC
2 44 (45.36%) OOP
3 36 (37.11%) Front End Development
4 33 (34.02%) Web Development
5 29 (29.90%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (23.71%) E-Commerce
7 21 (21.65%) OO
7 21 (21.65%) SEO
8 14 (14.43%) TDD
9 11 (11.34%) Open Source
9 11 (11.34%) Software Engineering
10 8 (8.25%) Responsive Web Design
11 7 (7.22%) Project Management
12 6 (6.19%) Unit Testing
12 6 (6.19%) Web Design
13 5 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
14 3 (3.09%) Analytics
14 3 (3.09%) Scrum
15 2 (2.06%) BDD
15 2 (2.06%) Innovative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 85 (87.63%) JavaScript
2 41 (42.27%) PHP
3 30 (30.93%) C#
4 16 (16.49%) T-SQL
5 10 (10.31%) SQL
6 6 (6.19%) ES6
7 2 (2.06%) C
8 1 (1.03%) Java
8 1 (1.03%) Python
8 1 (1.03%) Scala
8 1 (1.03%) TypeScript
System Software
1 8 (8.25%) Docker
2 1 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.03%) Ansible
1 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (8.25%) Adobe
2 7 (7.22%) Google
3 6 (6.19%) Facebook
3 6 (6.19%) GoCardless
3 6 (6.19%) PayPal
4 2 (2.06%) Twitter
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.03%) Zend