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

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 237 181
Rank change year-on-year +44 -56  
Permanent jobs citing LESS 41 24 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.81% 0.41% 1.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.86% 1.03% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 40 24 55
Median salary £43,750 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.61% -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £23,000 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £50,000
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 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 2202 2324 2591
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 43.52% 39.44% 43.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1846 1967 2345
Median salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,025 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
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 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 29 March 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 29 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
Bristol +18 26 £50,000 +53.84% 3
Gloucestershire +10 11 £37,500 +7.14%
Wiltshire +18 2 £37,500 -16.66%
Devon -10 2 £26,500 +15.21%
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 West region with a requirement for LESS.

1 64 (100.00%) CSS
2 62 (96.88%) JavaScript
3 61 (95.31%) HTML
4 55 (85.94%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (84.38%) AngularJS
6 43 (67.19%) Sass
7 38 (59.38%) HTML5
8 35 (54.69%) CSS3
8 35 (54.69%) .NET
9 31 (48.44%) C#
10 30 (46.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 27 (42.19%) ASP.NET Web API
12 25 (39.06%) Front End Development
13 24 (37.50%) React
13 24 (37.50%) ASP.NET
13 24 (37.50%) KnockoutJS
14 20 (31.25%) MVC
15 16 (25.00%) jQuery
16 15 (23.44%) Git (software)
17 14 (21.88%) Web Development
17 14 (21.88%) T-SQL
18 13 (20.31%) SQL Server
18 13 (20.31%) Scrum
18 13 (20.31%) CMS
19 12 (18.75%) Ajax
19 12 (18.75%) User Experience
20 11 (17.19%) .NET Framework
21 10 (15.63%) Web Services
21 10 (15.63%) WCF
22 9 (14.06%) Kentico

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 13 (20.31%) CMS
2 9 (14.06%) Kentico
3 6 (9.38%) Apache
3 6 (9.38%) WordPress
4 5 (7.81%) Confluence
4 5 (7.81%) GlassFish
4 5 (7.81%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.69%) JBoss
6 2 (3.13%) Drupal
7 1 (1.56%) DNN
7 1 (1.56%) nginx
7 1 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.56%) Sitefinity
7 1 (1.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.69%) Fireworks
3 2 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.56%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Magento
1 2 (3.13%) Shopify
1 2 (3.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) HTTP
2 2 (3.13%) DNS
2 2 (3.13%) SSH
2 2 (3.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) MySQL
3 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (23.44%) Git (software)
2 9 (14.06%) gulp
3 8 (12.50%) Grunt
4 7 (10.94%) Maven
5 6 (9.38%) Jasmine
5 6 (9.38%) Selenium
6 5 (7.81%) Cucumber
6 5 (7.81%) IntelliJ
6 5 (7.81%) Jenkins
6 5 (7.81%) JIRA
6 5 (7.81%) JIRA Agile
6 5 (7.81%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (4.69%) JUnit
9 2 (3.13%) Bower
9 2 (3.13%) JSHint
9 2 (3.13%) NuGet
9 2 (3.13%) QUnit
9 2 (3.13%) webpack
10 1 (1.56%) Protractor
General
1 9 (14.06%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Retail
3 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 62 (96.88%) Developer
2 30 (46.88%) .NET Developer
3 23 (35.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 19 (29.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 19 (29.69%) C# Developer
5 13 (20.31%) Lead .NET Developer
5 13 (20.31%) Lead Developer
6 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (14.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (14.06%) Lead C# Developer
6 9 (14.06%) Software Developer
7 8 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
7 8 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
7 8 (12.50%) UI Developer
7 8 (12.50%) Web Developer
8 5 (7.81%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (7.81%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (7.81%) Senior Developer
9 4 (6.25%) HTML Developer
9 4 (6.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (100.00%) CSS
2 61 (95.31%) HTML
3 54 (84.38%) AngularJS
4 43 (67.19%) Sass
5 38 (59.38%) HTML5
6 35 (54.69%) .NET
6 35 (54.69%) CSS3
7 30 (46.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 27 (42.19%) ASP.NET Web API
9 24 (37.50%) ASP.NET
9 24 (37.50%) KnockoutJS
9 24 (37.50%) React
10 16 (25.00%) jQuery
11 12 (18.75%) Ajax
12 11 (17.19%) .NET Framework
13 10 (15.63%) WCF
13 10 (15.63%) Web Services
14 9 (14.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 8 (12.50%) JSON
15 8 (12.50%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) User Experience
2 3 (4.69%) W3C
3 2 (3.13%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.56%) PMI
4 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (85.94%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (39.06%) Front End Development
3 20 (31.25%) MVC
4 14 (21.88%) Web Development
5 13 (20.31%) Scrum
6 6 (9.38%) BDD
6 6 (9.38%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (9.38%) Wealth Management
7 5 (7.81%) Software Engineering
7 5 (7.81%) Web Design
7 5 (7.81%) Wireframes
8 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 4 (6.25%) TDD
9 3 (4.69%) Analytics
9 3 (4.69%) ATDD
9 3 (4.69%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 3 (4.69%) OO
9 3 (4.69%) OOP
9 3 (4.69%) SDLC
9 3 (4.69%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 62 (96.88%) JavaScript
2 31 (48.44%) C#
3 14 (21.88%) T-SQL
4 7 (10.94%) PHP
5 6 (9.38%) Java
6 5 (7.81%) SQL
6 5 (7.81%) TypeScript
7 3 (4.69%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.13%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.56%) ECMAScript
9 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (3.13%) Google
2 1 (1.56%) Sitecore
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