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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 99 115 128
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +13
Permanent jobs citing LESS 18 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.04% 0.23% 0.054%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.04% 0.49% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 17 4 1
Average salary £35,000 £28,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.80% +9.61%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +42.85%
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
593 815 891
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 34.16% 47.44% 47.93%
Number of salaries quoted 479 685 785
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,150 £45,000 £50,000
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 30 March 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 30 March 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
Alderley Edge - 4 £30,000 -
Macclesfield - 4 £40,000 - 1
Wilmslow - 4 £32,500 - 1
Warrington - 1 - - 2
Knutsford - 1 £35,000 -
LESS
North West

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 31 (88.57%) HTML
2 29 (82.86%) jQuery
3 28 (80.00%) JavaScript
4 27 (77.14%) CSS
5 25 (71.43%) Sass
6 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (48.57%) User Experience
8 13 (37.14%) HTML5
8 13 (37.14%) MVC
8 13 (37.14%) Scrum
9 12 (34.29%) Web Design
9 12 (34.29%) Git (software)
10 10 (28.57%) CSS3
10 10 (28.57%) TDD
10 10 (28.57%) Automated Testing
10 10 (28.57%) Java
10 10 (28.57%) SQL
10 10 (28.57%) XSLT
11 9 (25.71%) CMS
12 8 (22.86%) Ajax
12 8 (22.86%) NHibernate
12 8 (22.86%) .NET Framework
12 8 (22.86%) Marketing
12 8 (22.86%) WCF
12 8 (22.86%) WF
12 8 (22.86%) XML
12 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
12 8 (22.86%) .NET
12 8 (22.86%) C#
12 8 (22.86%) SQL Server

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 9 (25.71%) CMS
2 6 (17.14%) Umbraco
2 6 (17.14%) WordPress
3 2 (5.71%) Confluence
3 2 (5.71%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (5.71%) Mule
3 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.71%) JBoss
3 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Photoshop
2 6 (17.14%) OmniGraffle
2 6 (17.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
4 2 (5.71%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) HTTP
2 2 (5.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) OLTP
3 2 (5.71%) MySQL
3 2 (5.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) Git (software)
2 6 (17.14%) Axure RP
2 6 (17.14%) Grunt
2 6 (17.14%) Selenium
3 4 (11.43%) Mercurial
4 2 (5.71%) Ant
4 2 (5.71%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.71%) JIRA
General
1 8 (22.86%) Marketing
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Billing
3 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (77.14%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) Front-End Developer
3 8 (22.86%) .NET Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Web Developer
6 3 (8.57%) User Experience Architect
6 3 (8.57%) UX Designer
6 3 (8.57%) Designer
7 2 (5.71%) AWS Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Junior Front-End Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Junior
7 2 (5.71%) Junior Developer
7 2 (5.71%) HTML Developer
8 1 (2.86%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (88.57%) HTML
2 29 (82.86%) jQuery
3 27 (77.14%) CSS
4 25 (71.43%) Sass
5 13 (37.14%) HTML5
6 10 (28.57%) CSS3
6 10 (28.57%) XSLT
7 8 (22.86%) XML
7 8 (22.86%) .NET
7 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET
7 8 (22.86%) Ajax
7 8 (22.86%) NHibernate
7 8 (22.86%) .NET Framework
7 8 (22.86%) WCF
7 8 (22.86%) WF
7 8 (22.86%) REST
7 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (22.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (17.14%) Ember.js
8 6 (17.14%) Modernizr
Miscellaneous
1 17 (48.57%) User Experience
2 8 (22.86%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (17.14%) Social Media
3 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (17.14%) Open Source
4 5 (14.29%) Smartphone
4 5 (14.29%) Taxonomies
5 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) UNIX
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) MVC
2 13 (37.14%) Scrum
3 12 (34.29%) Web Design
4 10 (28.57%) TDD
4 10 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 8 (22.86%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (17.14%) User Stories
6 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (17.14%) Email Marketing
7 5 (14.29%) OO
8 4 (11.43%) Kanban
8 4 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Use Case
9 2 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (5.71%) Software Delivery
9 2 (5.71%) Product Management
9 2 (5.71%) BDD
9 2 (5.71%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 28 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (28.57%) Java
2 10 (28.57%) SQL
3 8 (22.86%) C#
4 2 (5.71%) PHP
4 2 (5.71%) RPG
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) Adobe
2 6 (17.14%) EPiServer
2 6 (17.14%) Eloqua
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) TIBCO
3 2 (5.71%) BT
3 2 (5.71%) Perforce
Warrington
Ascent People
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 40,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lavastorm Analytics
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago