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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 103 113 137
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +24
Permanent jobs citing LESS 13 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.73% 0.19% 0.093%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.93% 0.38% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 0
Average salary £35,000 £28,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.80% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
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
672 781 1213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 37.90% 48.72% 56.66%
Number of salaries quoted 579 677 1099
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 £26,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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
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 29 January 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 - 7 £35,000 - 1
Warrington - 6 £32,500 - 1
LESS
North West

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 25 (100.00%) CSS
1 25 (100.00%) jQuery
2 23 (92.00%) JavaScript
2 23 (92.00%) Sass
3 18 (72.00%) HTML
4 15 (60.00%) TDD
5 14 (56.00%) HTML5
5 14 (56.00%) CSS3
6 13 (52.00%) User Experience
6 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (48.00%) Git (software)
8 11 (44.00%) Ajax
8 11 (44.00%) REST
9 10 (40.00%) Marketing
9 10 (40.00%) Photoshop
10 9 (36.00%) Java
10 9 (36.00%) Open Source
10 9 (36.00%) Selenium
10 9 (36.00%) WebSockets
10 9 (36.00%) Ember.js
10 9 (36.00%) User Stories
11 8 (32.00%) Grunt
11 8 (32.00%) Eloqua
11 8 (32.00%) Modernizr
11 8 (32.00%) Responsive Web Design
11 8 (32.00%) Email Marketing
11 8 (32.00%) Umbraco
11 8 (32.00%) EPiServer
11 8 (32.00%) WordPress
11 8 (32.00%) Web Design

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 8 (32.00%) Umbraco
1 8 (32.00%) WordPress
1 8 (32.00%) CMS
2 2 (8.00%) Mule
2 2 (8.00%) Confluence
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.00%) JBoss
2 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.00%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (8.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MySQL
1 2 (8.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (36.00%) Selenium
3 8 (32.00%) Grunt
4 2 (8.00%) JIRA
4 2 (8.00%) Ant
4 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (8.00%) Bower
General
1 10 (40.00%) Marketing
2 2 (8.00%) Billing
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (92.00%) Developer
2 14 (56.00%) Front-End Developer
3 8 (32.00%) Web Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Junior
4 4 (16.00%) Junior Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Junior Front-End Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (100.00%) CSS
1 25 (100.00%) jQuery
2 23 (92.00%) Sass
3 18 (72.00%) HTML
4 14 (56.00%) HTML5
4 14 (56.00%) CSS3
5 11 (44.00%) Ajax
5 11 (44.00%) REST
6 9 (36.00%) WebSockets
6 9 (36.00%) Ember.js
7 8 (32.00%) Modernizr
8 4 (16.00%) Backbone.js
8 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
8 4 (16.00%) Symfony
9 2 (8.00%) Google Maps API
9 2 (8.00%) OpenID
9 2 (8.00%) Apache Flex
9 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
9 2 (8.00%) Spring
9 2 (8.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) User Experience
2 9 (36.00%) Open Source
3 6 (24.00%) Social Media
4 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) UNIX
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) TDD
2 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) User Stories
4 8 (32.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 8 (32.00%) Email Marketing
4 8 (32.00%) Web Design
5 4 (16.00%) Scrum
6 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.00%) Product Management
6 2 (8.00%) Web Development
6 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.00%) AOP
6 2 (8.00%) MVC
6 2 (8.00%) OO
6 2 (8.00%) CRM
6 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (92.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (36.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) PHP
3 2 (8.00%) RPG
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Eloqua
1 8 (32.00%) EPiServer
2 2 (8.00%) Google
2 2 (8.00%) Perforce
2 2 (8.00%) BT
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (8.00%) Twitter
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