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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 128 105 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Permanent jobs citing LESS 1 16 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.050% 0.90% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 2.82% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 13 0
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -17.64%
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
581 568 431
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 28.88% 31.89% 29.10%
Number of salaries quoted 520 529 386
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%

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 5 February 2016, 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 19 (100.00%) HTML
1 19 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 19 (100.00%) CSS
1 19 (100.00%) jQuery
2 14 (73.68%) Unit Testing
2 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 14 (73.68%) Adobe
2 14 (73.68%) PhoneGap
3 13 (68.42%) Web Application Development
3 13 (68.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 13 (68.42%) Mobile Development
3 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 13 (68.42%) ASP.NET
3 13 (68.42%) MVC
3 13 (68.42%) .NET
3 13 (68.42%) C#
3 13 (68.42%) SQL Server
3 13 (68.42%) Umbraco
3 13 (68.42%) ASP.NET MVC
3 13 (68.42%) .NET Framework
3 13 (68.42%) Release Management
3 13 (68.42%) Adobe AIR
4 10 (52.63%) Front End Development
5 9 (47.37%) PHP
6 8 (42.11%) Java
6 8 (42.11%) Oracle
6 8 (42.11%) XML
6 8 (42.11%) XSLT
6 8 (42.11%) Configuration Management
6 8 (42.11%) Python

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 13 (68.42%) Umbraco
2 2 (10.53%) CMS
3 1 (5.26%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (42.11%) RDBMS
2 8 (42.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) PhpStorm
General
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 13 (68.42%) .NET Developer
2 13 (68.42%) .NET Software Developer
2 13 (68.42%) ASP.NET Developer
2 13 (68.42%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 13 (68.42%) C# .NET Developer
2 13 (68.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 13 (68.42%) C# Developer
2 13 (68.42%) C# Software Developer
2 13 (68.42%) Software Developer
2 13 (68.42%) SQL Developer
3 8 (42.11%) Junior .NET Developer
3 8 (42.11%) Junior .NET Software Developer
3 8 (42.11%) Junior ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 8 (42.11%) Junior C# .NET Developer
3 8 (42.11%) Junior C# ASP.NET Developer
3 8 (42.11%) Junior C# Developer
3 8 (42.11%) Junior Developer
3 8 (42.11%) Junior Software Developer
3 8 (42.11%) Junior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) CSS
1 19 (100.00%) HTML
1 19 (100.00%) jQuery
2 14 (73.68%) PhoneGap
3 13 (68.42%) .NET
3 13 (68.42%) .NET Framework
3 13 (68.42%) Adobe AIR
3 13 (68.42%) ASP.NET
3 13 (68.42%) ASP.NET MVC
3 13 (68.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 8 (42.11%) XML
4 8 (42.11%) XSLT
5 6 (31.58%) CSS3
5 6 (31.58%) HTML5
6 5 (26.32%) Entity Framework
6 5 (26.32%) Sass
7 4 (21.05%) Ajax
8 3 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
9 1 (5.26%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Debian
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Unit Testing
2 13 (68.42%) Mobile Development
2 13 (68.42%) MVC
2 13 (68.42%) Release Management
2 13 (68.42%) Web Application Development
3 10 (52.63%) Front End Development
4 8 (42.11%) Configuration Management
4 8 (42.11%) Web Development
5 5 (26.32%) API Design
5 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (26.32%) SOA
5 5 (26.32%) TDD
6 1 (5.26%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (73.68%) SQL
3 13 (68.42%) C#
4 9 (47.37%) PHP
5 8 (42.11%) Java
5 8 (42.11%) Python
5 8 (42.11%) Ruby
6 1 (5.26%) PHP 5
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Adobe
2 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
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