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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 101 109 111
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Permanent jobs citing LESS 26 18 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.50% 0.92% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.72% 2.11% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24 17 0
Average salary £55,000 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+69.23% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
LESS
North West

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 Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
698 853 743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.28% 43.39% 47.11%
Number of salaries quoted 594 732 662
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

LESS
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

LESS Salary Trend in Cheshire

LESS
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LESS across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

LESS Salary Histogram in Cheshire

LESS
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield +3 3 £32,500 -
Northwich - 2 - -
Warrington - 2 £30,000 -
LESS
North West

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 49 (100.00%) HTML
2 47 (95.92%) CSS
3 46 (93.88%) Sass
4 38 (77.55%) JavaScript
5 37 (75.51%) jQuery
6 35 (71.43%) User Experience
7 32 (65.31%) HTML5
8 26 (53.06%) CMS
8 26 (53.06%) MVC
8 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (53.06%) CSS3
9 25 (51.02%) OO
10 24 (48.98%) AngularJS
11 23 (46.94%) Backbone.js
11 23 (46.94%) KnockoutJS
11 23 (46.94%) HTTP
11 23 (46.94%) Web Services
12 22 (44.90%) Scrum
12 22 (44.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 22 (44.90%) Mobile App
13 20 (40.82%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (38.78%) Visualisation
14 19 (38.78%) SVG
15 18 (36.73%) HTTPS
15 18 (36.73%) TDD
15 18 (36.73%) Banking
15 18 (36.73%) Web Design
15 18 (36.73%) D3.js
15 18 (36.73%) Responsive Web Design
15 18 (36.73%) Jasmine

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 26 (53.06%) CMS
2 3 (6.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 11 (22.45%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (46.94%) HTTP
2 18 (36.73%) HTTPS
3 3 (6.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) MySQL
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (36.73%) Jasmine
2 11 (22.45%) Axure RP
3 6 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.08%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.08%) Subversion
4 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (36.73%) Banking
2 8 (16.33%) Corporate Banking
3 7 (14.29%) Finance
4 4 (8.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (71.43%) Developer
2 16 (32.65%) Web Developer
3 13 (26.53%) Architect
4 11 (22.45%) HTML Developer
4 11 (22.45%) Designer
5 10 (20.41%) Front-End Developer
6 9 (18.37%) Front-End Web Developer
6 9 (18.37%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (14.29%) UI Developer
7 7 (14.29%) UI Programmer
8 6 (12.24%) Web Designer
9 5 (10.20%) UX Designer
9 5 (10.20%) User Experience Architect
10 3 (6.12%) Lead Architect
10 3 (6.12%) Junior Developer
10 3 (6.12%) Junior
11 2 (4.08%) Graduate
11 2 (4.08%) PHP Developer
11 2 (4.08%) .NET Developer
11 2 (4.08%) Junior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (100.00%) HTML
2 47 (95.92%) CSS
3 46 (93.88%) Sass
4 37 (75.51%) jQuery
5 32 (65.31%) HTML5
6 26 (53.06%) CSS3
7 24 (48.98%) AngularJS
8 23 (46.94%) Backbone.js
8 23 (46.94%) KnockoutJS
8 23 (46.94%) Web Services
9 22 (44.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 19 (38.78%) SVG
11 18 (36.73%) D3.js
12 6 (12.24%) Ajax
12 6 (12.24%) XHTML
13 3 (6.12%) .NET
13 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
13 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
14 2 (4.08%) XML
14 2 (4.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 35 (71.43%) User Experience
2 22 (44.90%) Mobile App
3 19 (38.78%) Visualisation
4 11 (22.45%) Taxonomies
4 11 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (20.41%) Smartphone
6 9 (18.37%) Computer Science
7 3 (6.12%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (4.08%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (4.08%) NHS
9 1 (2.04%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (53.06%) MVC
1 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (51.02%) OO
3 22 (44.90%) Scrum
4 20 (40.82%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (36.73%) Responsive Web Design
5 18 (36.73%) Web Design
5 18 (36.73%) TDD
6 10 (20.41%) Unit Testing
7 7 (14.29%) Product Management
8 6 (12.24%) Use Case
8 6 (12.24%) Web Accessibility
9 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
10 2 (4.08%) Web Development
10 2 (4.08%) Automated Testing
10 2 (4.08%) Kanban
10 2 (4.08%) OO PHP
11 1 (2.04%) Information Architecture
11 1 (2.04%) E-Commerce
11 1 (2.04%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (77.55%) JavaScript
2 11 (22.45%) C
3 5 (10.20%) PHP
4 3 (6.12%) SQL
4 3 (6.12%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Adobe
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) Sony
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