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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 182 219
Rank change year-on-year -19 +37  
Permanent jobs citing LESS 41 53 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.77% 1.01% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.73% 2.58% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 38 53 31
Median salary £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  

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 West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2364 2055 2522
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 44.67% 39.20% 42.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2048 1794 2199
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 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
Bristol -40 17 £45,000 -7.69% 3
Dorset +6 12 £30,000 -20.00% 4
Somerset +2 5 £57,500 +76.92% 1
Gloucestershire +3 4 £36,500 -18.88%
Cornwall -6 2 - -
Devon +3 1 £27,500 -
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 West region with a requirement for LESS.

1 75 (90.36%) JavaScript
2 74 (89.16%) HTML
3 73 (87.95%) CSS
4 60 (72.29%) Sass
4 60 (72.29%) AngularJS
5 52 (62.65%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (50.60%) HTML5
7 37 (44.58%) C#
8 36 (43.37%) .NET
9 33 (39.76%) CSS3
10 32 (38.55%) jQuery
10 32 (38.55%) React
11 31 (37.35%) MVC
12 29 (34.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 27 (32.53%) ASP.NET Web API
14 26 (31.33%) Git (software)
15 25 (30.12%) KnockoutJS
16 24 (28.92%) Web Development
17 22 (26.51%) User Experience
18 19 (22.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 19 (22.89%) Grunt
18 19 (22.89%) gulp
18 19 (22.89%) ASP.NET
18 19 (22.89%) SQL Server
19 18 (21.69%) Scrum
19 18 (21.69%) Front End Development
19 18 (21.69%) Backbone.js
20 17 (20.48%) T-SQL
20 17 (20.48%) OOP
20 17 (20.48%) .NET Framework

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 16 (19.28%) Apache
2 7 (8.43%) Confluence
2 7 (8.43%) GlassFish
2 7 (8.43%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.02%) CMS
3 5 (6.02%) WordPress
4 4 (4.82%) JBoss
5 2 (2.41%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Photoshop
2 6 (7.23%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Magento
1 2 (2.41%) Shopify
1 2 (2.41%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) DNS
1 4 (4.82%) HTTP
1 4 (4.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.89%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.25%) MySQL
3 3 (3.61%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.61%) Cognos Impromptu
3 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.61%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (31.33%) Git (software)
2 19 (22.89%) Grunt
2 19 (22.89%) gulp
3 14 (16.87%) Selenium
4 13 (15.66%) Jasmine
5 12 (14.46%) Maven
6 11 (13.25%) Karma Test Runner
7 10 (12.05%) Bower
8 7 (8.43%) Cucumber
8 7 (8.43%) IntelliJ
8 7 (8.43%) Jenkins
8 7 (8.43%) JIRA
8 7 (8.43%) JIRA Agile
9 6 (7.23%) webpack
10 5 (6.02%) JSHint
10 5 (6.02%) Protractor
10 5 (6.02%) QUnit
11 4 (4.82%) JUnit
12 2 (2.41%) Subversion
12 2 (2.41%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (12.05%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Retail
3 3 (3.61%) Marketing
4 1 (1.20%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (96.39%) Developer
2 32 (38.55%) .NET Developer
3 25 (30.12%) C# .NET Developer
3 25 (30.12%) C# Developer
4 17 (20.48%) UI Developer
4 17 (20.48%) Web Developer
5 15 (18.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 13 (15.66%) Senior Developer
7 12 (14.46%) JavaScript Developer
8 11 (13.25%) .NET Software Developer
8 11 (13.25%) C# Software Developer
8 11 (13.25%) Software Developer
9 10 (12.05%) Lead .NET Developer
9 10 (12.05%) Lead Developer
10 9 (10.84%) ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (10.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (10.84%) Lead C# Developer
11 7 (8.43%) Angular Developer
12 6 (7.23%) Full Stack Developer
12 6 (7.23%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (89.16%) HTML
2 73 (87.95%) CSS
3 60 (72.29%) AngularJS
3 60 (72.29%) Sass
4 42 (50.60%) HTML5
5 36 (43.37%) .NET
6 33 (39.76%) CSS3
7 32 (38.55%) jQuery
7 32 (38.55%) React
8 29 (34.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 27 (32.53%) ASP.NET Web API
10 25 (30.12%) KnockoutJS
11 19 (22.89%) ASP.NET
11 19 (22.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 18 (21.69%) Backbone.js
13 17 (20.48%) .NET Framework
14 16 (19.28%) Node.js
15 15 (18.07%) Ajax
16 13 (15.66%) WCF
16 13 (15.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (26.51%) User Experience
2 6 (7.23%) W3C
3 5 (6.02%) Graphic Design
4 3 (3.61%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.61%) Replication
5 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.20%) PMI
5 1 (1.20%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.20%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.43%) Linux
1 7 (8.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (62.65%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (37.35%) MVC
3 24 (28.92%) Web Development
4 18 (21.69%) Front End Development
4 18 (21.69%) Scrum
5 17 (20.48%) OOP
6 12 (14.46%) Responsive Web Design
6 12 (14.46%) SEO
7 10 (12.05%) BDD
7 10 (12.05%) E-Commerce
7 10 (12.05%) Web Design
8 9 (10.84%) TDD
9 8 (9.64%) Wireframes
10 6 (7.23%) Analytics
10 6 (7.23%) OO
10 6 (7.23%) Wealth Management
11 5 (6.02%) Mentoring
12 4 (4.82%) ATDD
13 3 (3.61%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
13 3 (3.61%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 75 (90.36%) JavaScript
2 37 (44.58%) C#
3 17 (20.48%) T-SQL
4 16 (19.28%) PHP
5 10 (12.05%) Java
6 8 (9.64%) SQL
7 3 (3.61%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.41%) C
8 2 (2.41%) ES6
8 2 (2.41%) Python
9 1 (1.20%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) QA
1 1 (1.20%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (8.43%) Google
2 2 (2.41%) Adobe
2 2 (2.41%) Facebook
2 2 (2.41%) PayPal
3 1 (1.20%) Telerik
3 1 (1.20%) Twitter
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Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + training and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Package
Posted: 23 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Poole
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Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Package
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