Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 138 133
Rank change year-on-year +24 -5 +17
Permanent jobs citing LESS 29 20 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.40% 0.76% 0.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.92% 2.01% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 29 20 13
Wales median annual salary £35,000 £33,750 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +12.50% +20.00%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,875 £25,250
90th Percentile £49,000 £54,000 £47,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 739 997 1051
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 35.63% 37.98% 38.53%
Number of salaries quoted 675 905 894
Wales median annual salary £39,351 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.93% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £47,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Wales

LESS
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for LESS in Wales

LESS
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in Wales over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for LESS in Wales

LESS
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Wales region over the 6 months to 21 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
South Wales +27 18 £37,500 +11.11%
West Wales - 11 £31,000 -
LESS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 Wales region with a requirement for LESS.

1 29 (100.00%) CSS
2 25 (86.21%) JavaScript
3 24 (82.76%) HTML
4 21 (72.41%) .NET
5 20 (68.97%) Sass
5 20 (68.97%) AngularJS
5 20 (68.97%) Front End Development
6 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (58.62%) HTML5
8 15 (51.72%) CSS3
9 13 (44.83%) User Experience
9 13 (44.83%) jQuery
10 11 (37.93%) Web Development
10 11 (37.93%) C#
11 10 (34.48%) React
12 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
12 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio
12 8 (27.59%) MVC
12 8 (27.59%) .NET Framework
12 8 (27.59%) Scrum
12 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (27.59%) TypeScript
13 7 (24.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (24.14%) KnockoutJS
13 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
14 6 (20.69%) Backbone.js
14 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
14 6 (20.69%) gulp
14 6 (20.69%) Greenfield Project
15 5 (17.24%) .NET Core

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 1 (3.45%) CMS
1 1 (3.45%) Drupal
1 1 (3.45%) IIS
1 1 (3.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.45%) Office 365
3 1 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) DTS
2 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio
2 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
3 6 (20.69%) gulp
4 5 (17.24%) Grunt
5 4 (13.79%) Subversion
5 4 (13.79%) webpack
6 2 (6.90%) Selenium
6 2 (6.90%) SpecFlow
6 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.45%) Maven
7 1 (3.45%) NMock
7 1 (3.45%) NUnit
7 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (100.00%) Developer
2 18 (62.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (20.69%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 3 (10.34%) UI Developer
5 2 (6.90%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Lead Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (3.45%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (3.45%) HTML Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Sitecore Developer
6 1 (3.45%) UX Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (100.00%) CSS
2 24 (82.76%) HTML
3 21 (72.41%) .NET
4 20 (68.97%) AngularJS
4 20 (68.97%) Sass
5 17 (58.62%) HTML5
6 15 (51.72%) CSS3
7 13 (44.83%) jQuery
8 10 (34.48%) React
9 8 (27.59%) .NET Framework
9 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
9 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (24.14%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (24.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (20.69%) Backbone.js
12 5 (17.24%) .NET Core
12 5 (17.24%) RESTful
13 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (13.79%) Vue (Vue.js)
14 3 (10.34%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) User Experience
2 6 (20.69%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Animation
4 1 (3.45%) Blog
4 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Android
2 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.90%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Front End Development
2 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (37.93%) Web Development
4 8 (27.59%) MVC
4 8 (27.59%) Scrum
5 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
5 4 (13.79%) OO
5 4 (13.79%) TDD
6 3 (10.34%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.34%) Kanban
6 3 (10.34%) SDLC
6 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.34%) SOLID
7 2 (6.90%) Android Development
7 2 (6.90%) BDD
7 2 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (6.90%) Software Architecture
7 2 (6.90%) Time Management
7 2 (6.90%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (86.21%) JavaScript
2 11 (37.93%) C#
3 8 (27.59%) TypeScript
4 5 (17.24%) SQL
4 5 (17.24%) T-SQL
5 4 (13.79%) Java
6 2 (6.90%) PHP
7 1 (3.45%) ES6
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
1 4 (13.79%) SAP
2 2 (6.90%) Google
2 2 (6.90%) Sitecore
2 2 (6.90%) Xamarin