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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 123 107 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Permanent jobs citing LESS 6 23 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.31% 1.05% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.96% 3.51% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 23 0
Average salary £25,750 £21,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.76% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
627 655 673
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.02% 29.85% 31.38%
Number of salaries quoted 561 561 627
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 4 September 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 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 12 (100.00%) CSS
1 12 (100.00%) jQuery
2 9 (75.00%) .NET
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (50.00%) MVC
3 6 (50.00%) SOA
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Adobe
3 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (50.00%) Umbraco
3 6 (50.00%) TDD
3 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (50.00%) HTML5
3 6 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 6 (50.00%) CSS3
3 6 (50.00%) PhoneGap
3 6 (50.00%) Web Application Development
3 6 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (50.00%) Release Management
3 6 (50.00%) Adobe AIR
3 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 6 (50.00%) Mobile Development
3 6 (50.00%) API Design
4 3 (25.00%) CMS

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 6 (50.00%) Umbraco
2 3 (25.00%) WordPress
2 3 (25.00%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Subversion
1 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Front-End Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) jQuery
1 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) CSS
2 9 (75.00%) .NET
3 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (50.00%) Adobe AIR
3 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (50.00%) HTML5
3 6 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 6 (50.00%) CSS3
3 6 (50.00%) PhoneGap
4 3 (25.00%) Sass
4 3 (25.00%) Semantic HTML
4 3 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (25.00%) XHTML
4 3 (25.00%) Ajax
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) SOA
1 6 (50.00%) MVC
1 6 (50.00%) TDD
1 6 (50.00%) Release Management
1 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (50.00%) Web Application Development
1 6 (50.00%) Mobile Development
1 6 (50.00%) API Design
2 3 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) C#
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (50.00%) Adobe