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

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 374 405 468
Rank change year-on-year +31 +63  
Permanent jobs citing LESS 718 708 617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.72% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.98% 1.85% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 634 631 545
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £28,500 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £66,250 £65,000
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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 36222 38335 41749
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.73% 38.96% 38.13%
Number of salaries quoted 139498 148070 160996
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,750 £68,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for LESS in the UK

LESS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for LESS in the UK

LESS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LESS over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for LESS in the UK

LESS
Top 10 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 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
England +35 667 £45,000 - 125
UK excluding London +105 417 £40,000 +6.66% 89
London -44 286 £57,500 +15.00% 41
North of England +25 111 £42,500 - 34
South East +82 101 £45,000 +12.50% 20
Midlands +77 100 £37,500 +27.11% 15
South West -19 41 £41,250 +10.00% 10
Wales +29 26 £40,000 +26.98% 2
East of England -12 24 £45,000 +38.46% 5
Scotland +2 14 £27,500 -38.88% 3

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 with a requirement for LESS.

1 1315 (95.71%) CSS
2 1280 (93.16%) JavaScript
3 1209 (87.99%) HTML
4 1091 (79.40%) Sass
5 860 (62.59%) AngularJS
6 852 (62.01%) HTML5
7 662 (48.18%) CSS3
8 651 (47.38%) Agile Software Development
9 633 (46.07%) Front End Development
10 591 (43.01%) jQuery
11 510 (37.12%) Git (software)
12 479 (34.86%) MVC
13 431 (31.37%) User Experience
14 423 (30.79%) React
15 407 (29.62%) .NET
16 394 (28.68%) C#
17 391 (28.46%) Web Development
18 336 (24.45%) gulp
18 336 (24.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 308 (22.42%) Node.js
20 294 (21.40%) Grunt
21 290 (21.11%) TDD
22 285 (20.74%) PHP
23 276 (20.09%) ASP.NET
24 259 (18.85%) Scrum
25 225 (16.38%) Web Services
26 224 (16.30%) Responsive Web Design
27 220 (16.01%) SQL Server
28 219 (15.94%) Backbone.js
29 209 (15.21%) SQL

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 140 (10.19%) CMS
2 90 (6.55%) WordPress
3 51 (3.71%) Drupal
4 40 (2.91%) Apache
5 33 (2.40%) Confluence
5 33 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
5 33 (2.40%) IIS
6 30 (2.18%) Umbraco
7 28 (2.04%) EPiServer
8 23 (1.67%) nginx
9 22 (1.60%) Apache Solr
10 19 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
10 19 (1.38%) Tomcat
11 17 (1.24%) Hyperledger
12 14 (1.02%) SharePoint
13 12 (0.87%) Ethereum
14 8 (0.58%) NServiceBus
15 7 (0.51%) GlassFish
16 6 (0.44%) Jetty
16 6 (0.44%) Mule
Applications
1 93 (6.77%) Photoshop
2 31 (2.26%) InVision
3 21 (1.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 9 (0.66%) GIMP
6 7 (0.51%) Fireworks
7 6 (0.44%) Moqups
8 1 (0.073%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.073%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 51 (3.71%) Magento
2 14 (1.02%) SAP Hybris
3 13 (0.95%) Eloqua
4 4 (0.29%) Shopify
4 4 (0.29%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.073%) RMDS
6 1 (0.073%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 117 (8.52%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (8.37%) GitHub
3 93 (6.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (3.49%) SaaS
5 23 (1.67%) PaaS
6 18 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (1.16%) Google Analytics
8 13 (0.95%) Bluemix
8 13 (0.95%) IBM Cloud
9 12 (0.87%) Cloudflare
9 12 (0.87%) Office 365
10 10 (0.73%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 7 (0.51%) IaaS
12 4 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.22%) Google Tag Manager
14 2 (0.15%) Sage Pay
15 1 (0.073%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.073%) Azure Active Directory
15 1 (0.073%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 60 (4.37%) HTTP
2 36 (2.62%) Internet
3 7 (0.51%) SSL
4 6 (0.44%) DNS
5 4 (0.29%) Broadband
5 4 (0.29%) Intranet
5 4 (0.29%) LDAP
6 2 (0.15%) Skype
7 1 (0.073%) DVB
7 1 (0.073%) SSH
7 1 (0.073%) Wireless
7 1 (0.073%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (16.01%) SQL Server
2 143 (10.41%) MySQL
3 91 (6.62%) NoSQL
4 60 (4.37%) MongoDB
5 40 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
6 37 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 36 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (2.26%) Redis
9 28 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
10 24 (1.75%) Blockchain
10 24 (1.75%) Couchbase
10 24 (1.75%) Relational Database
11 19 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
12 17 (1.24%) CouchDB
13 15 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (0.87%) Endeca
15 10 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
16 8 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
17 7 (0.51%) Big Data
17 7 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 510 (37.12%) Git (software)
2 336 (24.45%) gulp
3 294 (21.40%) Grunt
4 127 (9.24%) Jasmine
5 112 (8.15%) Karma Test Runner
6 108 (7.86%) Selenium
6 108 (7.86%) Visual Studio
7 94 (6.84%) webpack
8 90 (6.55%) Subversion
9 85 (6.19%) Bower
10 80 (5.82%) JIRA
11 63 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 62 (4.51%) Jenkins
13 57 (4.15%) Mocha
14 36 (2.62%) Babel
14 36 (2.62%) TeamCity
15 33 (2.40%) PostCSS
16 30 (2.18%) Maven
16 30 (2.18%) Mercurial
16 30 (2.18%) Protractor
General
1 138 (10.04%) Finance
2 128 (9.32%) Marketing
3 77 (5.60%) Games
4 48 (3.49%) Retail
5 45 (3.28%) Banking
6 25 (1.82%) Advertising
6 25 (1.82%) Law
7 22 (1.60%) Legal
8 21 (1.53%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.16%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.87%) Military
11 8 (0.58%) Automotive
12 7 (0.51%) Electronics
12 7 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.36%) Avionics
14 5 (0.36%) Back Office
14 5 (0.36%) Front Office
15 4 (0.29%) Local Government
16 2 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1283 (93.38%) Developer
2 535 (38.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 321 (23.36%) JavaScript Developer
4 298 (21.69%) Senior Developer
5 214 (15.57%) HTML Developer
6 205 (14.92%) .NET Developer
7 201 (14.63%) Web Developer
8 179 (13.03%) HTML CSS Developer
9 147 (10.70%) C# Developer
10 123 (8.95%) UI Developer
11 116 (8.44%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 115 (8.37%) Angular Developer
13 108 (7.86%) C# .NET Developer
14 98 (7.13%) Full Stack Developer
15 97 (7.06%) PHP Developer
16 91 (6.62%) ASP.NET Developer
17 88 (6.40%) Software Developer
18 61 (4.44%) Lead Developer
19 59 (4.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 59 (4.29%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1315 (95.71%) CSS
2 1209 (87.99%) HTML
3 1091 (79.40%) Sass
4 860 (62.59%) AngularJS
5 852 (62.01%) HTML5
6 662 (48.18%) CSS3
7 591 (43.01%) jQuery
8 423 (30.79%) React
9 407 (29.62%) .NET
10 336 (24.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 308 (22.42%) Node.js
12 276 (20.09%) ASP.NET
13 225 (16.38%) Web Services
14 219 (15.94%) Backbone.js
15 200 (14.56%) REST
16 192 (13.97%) JSON
17 182 (13.25%) Ajax
18 180 (13.10%) RESTful
19 178 (12.95%) ASP.NET Web API
20 171 (12.45%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 431 (31.37%) User Experience
2 158 (11.50%) Greenfield Project
3 92 (6.70%) Computer Science
4 69 (5.02%) Mobile App
5 47 (3.42%) Fintech
6 29 (2.11%) W3C
7 28 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
10 14 (1.02%) NHS
11 13 (0.95%) Cloud Native
12 10 (0.73%) Blog
12 10 (0.73%) Digital Media
12 10 (0.73%) PMI
13 9 (0.66%) Streaming Video
14 8 (0.58%) Graphic Design
14 8 (0.58%) Online Games
14 8 (0.58%) Semantic Web
14 8 (0.58%) Social Media
15 7 (0.51%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 87 (6.33%) Linux
2 60 (4.37%) Android
2 60 (4.37%) Apple iOS
3 29 (2.11%) Windows
4 9 (0.66%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.58%) Unix
6 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.22%) CentOS
8 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.073%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.073%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.073%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 651 (47.38%) Agile Software Development
2 633 (46.07%) Front End Development
3 479 (34.86%) MVC
4 391 (28.46%) Web Development
5 290 (21.11%) TDD
6 259 (18.85%) Scrum
7 224 (16.30%) Responsive Web Design
8 206 (14.99%) OO
9 159 (11.57%) Unit Testing
10 138 (10.04%) E-Commerce
11 130 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
12 129 (9.39%) Software Engineering
13 123 (8.95%) OOP
14 122 (8.88%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 108 (7.86%) BDD
16 106 (7.71%) SEO
17 104 (7.57%) Web Design
18 95 (6.91%) Test Automation
19 82 (5.97%) Analytics
19 82 (5.97%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1280 (93.16%) JavaScript
2 394 (28.68%) C#
3 285 (20.74%) PHP
4 209 (15.21%) SQL
5 201 (14.63%) ES6
6 168 (12.23%) TypeScript
7 125 (9.10%) Java
8 45 (3.28%) Python
9 43 (3.13%) T-SQL
10 41 (2.98%) ECMAScript
11 18 (1.31%) Clojure
12 15 (1.09%) Ruby
13 13 (0.95%) XPath
14 11 (0.80%) Groovy
14 11 (0.80%) PHP 7
15 9 (0.66%) CoffeeScript
16 8 (0.58%) Perl
16 8 (0.58%) XAML
17 7 (0.51%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.51%) Scala
Qualifications
1 156 (11.35%) Degree
2 53 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (0.87%) DBS Check
5 10 (0.73%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.22%) MBA
6 3 (0.22%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.073%) ICAEW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.95%) QA
2 7 (0.51%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.29%) WAI
4 3 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 80 (5.82%) Docker
2 17 (1.24%) Varnish
3 1 (0.073%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (1.53%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.46%) Ansible
3 10 (0.73%) Puppet
4 9 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.22%) Graphite
5 3 (0.22%) Salt
6 2 (0.15%) Plesk
7 1 (0.073%) Grafana
7 1 (0.073%) Kibana
7 1 (0.073%) logstash
7 1 (0.073%) MOM
7 1 (0.073%) Packer
7 1 (0.073%) StatsD
Vendors
1 153 (11.14%) Microsoft
2 45 (3.28%) Xamarin
3 41 (2.98%) Adobe
4 38 (2.77%) Zend
5 37 (2.69%) Google
6 25 (1.82%) Sitecore
7 20 (1.46%) SAP
8 18 (1.31%) hybris
9 14 (1.02%) IBM
9 14 (1.02%) Twitter
10 13 (0.95%) Marketo
10 13 (0.95%) Oracle
11 12 (0.87%) BroadVision
12 9 (0.66%) Facebook
13 7 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.36%) PayPal
15 4 (0.29%) BT
15 4 (0.29%) Perforce
15 4 (0.29%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 4 (0.29%) Sencha
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum +flexitime, training budget, free pa
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
North London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Dundee, Angus
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
SmarTech.co
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite
Salary: Competitive market rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West London
Coded People
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Ping Tech
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Training + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 70,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Empiric
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum £35,000 - £55,000 + benefit
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Software Personnel International Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £competitive + top benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £19000 - £26000 per annum + and additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago