The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 117 - 111
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing LESS 12 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.66% - 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.86% - 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 3
Average salary £32,500 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
LESS
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
646 495 609
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.79% 27.39% 34.88%
Number of salaries quoted 583 431 549
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LESS across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

LESS
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

LESS Salary Trend in Birmingham

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing LESS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LESS.

1 28 (100.00%) HTML
1 28 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 28 (100.00%) CSS
2 26 (92.86%) .NET
2 26 (92.86%) C#
2 26 (92.86%) ASP.NET
2 26 (92.86%) MVC
2 26 (92.86%) .NET Framework
2 26 (92.86%) ASP.NET MVC
2 26 (92.86%) jQuery
2 26 (92.86%) Entity Framework
3 24 (85.71%) TDD
4 18 (64.29%) Unit Testing
4 18 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (64.29%) Umbraco
4 18 (64.29%) Adobe AIR
4 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
4 18 (64.29%) Adobe
4 18 (64.29%) SQL Server
4 18 (64.29%) SQL
4 18 (64.29%) Web Application Development
4 18 (64.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 18 (64.29%) Mobile Development
5 16 (57.14%) SOA
5 16 (57.14%) PhoneGap
5 16 (57.14%) Release Management
6 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (35.71%) T-SQL
6 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (35.71%) KnockoutJS

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing LESS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LESS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (64.29%) Umbraco
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) NUnit
1 2 (7.14%) CruiseControl
1 2 (7.14%) Subversion
1 2 (7.14%) Mercurial
1 2 (7.14%) MSTest
1 2 (7.14%) Grunt
1 2 (7.14%) Bower
General
1 4 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (92.86%) Developer
2 19 (67.86%) Software Developer
3 8 (28.57%) .NET Developer
4 6 (21.43%) C# Developer
4 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (21.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (21.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Web Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (3.57%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (100.00%) CSS
1 28 (100.00%) HTML
2 26 (92.86%) .NET
2 26 (92.86%) ASP.NET
2 26 (92.86%) .NET Framework
2 26 (92.86%) jQuery
2 26 (92.86%) ASP.NET MVC
2 26 (92.86%) Entity Framework
3 18 (64.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 18 (64.29%) Adobe AIR
4 16 (57.14%) PhoneGap
5 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (35.71%) KnockoutJS
6 8 (28.57%) Sass
6 8 (28.57%) AngularJS
6 8 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (28.57%) Razor View Engine
6 8 (28.57%) Web Services
7 2 (7.14%) XML
7 2 (7.14%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) MVC
2 24 (85.71%) TDD
3 18 (64.29%) Web Application Development
3 18 (64.29%) Mobile Development
3 18 (64.29%) Unit Testing
3 18 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (57.14%) SOA
4 16 (57.14%) Release Management
5 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (28.57%) Scrum
6 8 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
6 8 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (14.29%) CRM
8 2 (7.14%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 26 (92.86%) C#
3 18 (64.29%) SQL
4 10 (35.71%) T-SQL
5 2 (7.14%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (7.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
1 18 (64.29%) Adobe