LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
UK

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 26 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
26 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 739 768 671
Rank change year-on-year +29 -97 -137
Permanent jobs citing LESS 83 234 559
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.21% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.45% 0.67% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 63 83 309
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,750 £36,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £43,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +20.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £83,500 £81,250 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +38.89% -5.26%

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK

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

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 18,416 34,978 54,515
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 23.59% 31.68% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 14,305 21,295 31,020
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,057 £37,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,500 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.89% +8.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £80,001 £87,500 £81,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £105,000 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +10.00%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing LESS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for LESS in the UK

LESS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing LESS.

Salary trend for LESS in the UK

LESS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing LESS over the 6 months to 26 February 2024.

Salary histogram for LESS in the UK

LESS
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the UK over the 6 months to 26 February 2024. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London -12 75 £55,000 -12.00% 11
England +79 65 £57,500 - 20
Work from Home +122 30 £70,000 +7.69% 34
South West +35 23 £50,000 +25.00% 2
North of England +75 20 £56,375 +4.40% 3
Scotland -27 18 £70,000 +7.69%
North West +48 10 £70,000 +12.00% 2
Midlands +71 9 £47,500 - 2
London +142 8 £70,000 +33.33% 8
West Midlands +78 8 £50,000 +28.21% 2
Yorkshire +84 7 £42,500 +21.43%
South East -17 5 £55,000 -29.03% 4
North East - 3 £42,750 - 1
East Midlands +15 1 £35,000 -26.32%

LESS
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (9.64%) CMS
2 3 (3.61%) Confluence
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.41%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 39 (46.99%) Azure
2 25 (30.12%) Azure DevOps
3 10 (12.05%) AWS
4 5 (6.02%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (6.02%) npm
5 4 (4.82%) Azure Storage
6 3 (3.61%) GCP
6 3 (3.61%) GitHub
6 3 (3.61%) Google Play
7 2 (2.41%) BigCommerce
7 2 (2.41%) Google Analytics
7 2 (2.41%) Google Tag Manager
7 2 (2.41%) Power Platform
7 2 (2.41%) Storyblok
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (49.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.23%) Big Data
3 5 (6.02%) MySQL
4 3 (3.61%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.41%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 48 (57.83%) Git
2 15 (18.07%) Jasmine
2 15 (18.07%) Karma Test Runner
2 15 (18.07%) Visual Studio Code
3 6 (7.23%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.23%) JIRA
4 5 (6.02%) Cypress.io
4 5 (6.02%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.82%) Artifactory
5 4 (4.82%) GitLab
5 4 (4.82%) gulp
5 4 (4.82%) Maven
5 4 (4.82%) SonarQube
5 4 (4.82%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (3.61%) Bitbucket
6 3 (3.61%) Grunt
7 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.20%) webpack
General
1 23 (27.71%) Social Skills
2 18 (21.69%) Finance
3 15 (18.07%) Banking
3 15 (18.07%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 15 (18.07%) Law
3 15 (18.07%) Private Banking
4 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.61%) Retail
5 2 (2.41%) Automotive
5 2 (2.41%) Games
5 2 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.20%) Marketing
6 1 (1.20%) Police
Job Titles
1 77 (92.77%) Developer
2 30 (36.14%) Front-End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 17 (20.48%) C# Developer
3 17 (20.48%) Senior
3 17 (20.48%) Senior Developer
4 15 (18.07%) .NET Developer
4 15 (18.07%) C# .NET Developer
4 15 (18.07%) Software Developer
5 11 (13.25%) Senior .NET Developer
5 11 (13.25%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 11 (13.25%) Senior C# Developer
6 9 (10.84%) UI Developer
7 8 (9.64%) C# Software Developer
7 8 (9.64%) Software Engineer
8 6 (7.23%) .NET Software Developer
8 6 (7.23%) C++ Developer
8 6 (7.23%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 6 (7.23%) UI Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) React Developer
10 3 (3.61%) Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (93.98%) CSS
2 70 (84.34%) HTML
3 56 (67.47%) Sass
4 45 (54.22%) jQuery
5 44 (53.01%) .NET
6 40 (48.19%) ASP.NET
7 39 (46.99%) AngularJS
8 38 (45.78%) React
9 25 (30.12%) .NET Framework
9 25 (30.12%) Entity Framework
10 24 (28.92%) CSS3
11 22 (26.51%) Ajax
11 22 (26.51%) HTML5
12 21 (25.30%) .NET Core
12 21 (25.30%) Vue
13 19 (22.89%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (21.69%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (20.48%) RESTful
16 15 (18.07%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 15 (18.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.89%) Virtual Team
2 15 (18.07%) Cloud Native
3 6 (7.23%) iPhone
3 6 (7.23%) Public Cloud
4 5 (6.02%) Social Network
5 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.61%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.61%) Robotics
6 2 (2.41%) NHS
6 2 (2.41%) Onboarding
6 2 (2.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.61%) Android
1 3 (3.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (56.63%) Front End Development
2 41 (49.40%) MVC
3 30 (36.14%) Agile
4 25 (30.12%) DevOps
5 24 (28.92%) User Experience
6 22 (26.51%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (24.10%) CI/CD
8 18 (21.69%) Asset Management
8 18 (21.69%) Wealth Management
9 16 (19.28%) Clean Code
10 15 (18.07%) Investment Management
10 15 (18.07%) Test Automation
10 15 (18.07%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 10 (12.05%) Web Development
12 9 (10.84%) Software Architecture
12 9 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (9.64%) Mentoring
13 8 (9.64%) Software Engineering
14 6 (7.23%) SEO
15 5 (6.02%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 79 (95.18%) JavaScript
2 47 (56.63%) C#
3 42 (50.60%) TypeScript
4 17 (20.48%) T-SQL
5 10 (12.05%) Java
6 8 (9.64%) PHP
7 6 (7.23%) C++
8 4 (4.82%) SQL
9 3 (3.61%) C
9 3 (3.61%) JSX
9 3 (3.61%) Objective-C
9 3 (3.61%) Python
9 3 (3.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (12.05%) Degree
2 3 (3.61%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.41%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.41%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.30%) Accessibility
2 15 (18.07%) WAI
3 3 (3.61%) GDPR
4 1 (1.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Docker
1 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.02%) Google
3 4 (4.82%) Adobe
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle
5 2 (2.41%) Apple
5 2 (2.41%) VMware
6 1 (1.20%) WooCommerce