The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 174 167 178
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Permanent jobs citing LESS 25 19 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.67% 0.53% 0.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.52% 1.36% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 22 15 24
Median salary £39,250 £32,500 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.76% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £41,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1647 1396 1767
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 44.08% 38.82% 41.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1486 1227 1513
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £54,400
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing LESS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

LESS
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

LESS Salary Trend in Manchester

LESS
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LESS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

LESS Salary Histogram in Manchester

LESS
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton -5 1 £35,000 -
LESS
North West

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT jobs citing LESS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for LESS.

1 47 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 45 (95.74%) CSS
3 43 (91.49%) HTML
4 41 (87.23%) Sass
5 32 (68.09%) HTML5
6 30 (63.83%) CSS3
7 26 (55.32%) Git (software)
7 26 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (53.19%) AngularJS
9 24 (51.06%) Front End Development
10 21 (44.68%) jQuery
11 18 (38.30%) Grunt
11 18 (38.30%) Web Development
11 18 (38.30%) MVC
12 17 (36.17%) TDD
13 16 (34.04%) Node.js
14 15 (31.91%) Subversion
14 15 (31.91%) PHP
15 14 (29.79%) Backbone.js
16 12 (25.53%) User Experience
16 12 (25.53%) React
17 11 (23.40%) gulp
17 11 (23.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 10 (21.28%) Mobile App
18 10 (21.28%) Responsive Web Design
18 10 (21.28%) OO
19 9 (19.15%) Wireframes
20 7 (14.89%) Symfony
21 6 (12.77%) Web Design
21 6 (12.77%) MySQL

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.64%) WordPress
2 4 (8.51%) CMS
3 2 (4.26%) Drupal
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.13%) DNN
4 1 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) GitHub
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) MySQL
2 3 (6.38%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (55.32%) Git (software)
2 18 (38.30%) Grunt
3 15 (31.91%) Subversion
4 11 (23.40%) gulp
5 3 (6.38%) Bitbucket
6 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.26%) JIRA
7 1 (2.13%) Bower
7 1 (2.13%) git-flow
7 1 (2.13%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (2.13%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.13%) Vagrant
7 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.38%) Games
2 1 (2.13%) Marketing
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (95.74%) Developer
2 21 (44.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 12 (25.53%) HTML Developer
3 12 (25.53%) Web Developer
4 10 (21.28%) HTML CSS Developer
4 10 (21.28%) JavaScript Developer
5 7 (14.89%) Email Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Angular Developer
6 4 (8.51%) HTML Email Developer
6 4 (8.51%) PHP Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Designer
7 3 (6.38%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.38%) UI Designer
7 3 (6.38%) UI Developer
8 2 (4.26%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Graduate
8 2 (4.26%) Junior
8 2 (4.26%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (95.74%) CSS
2 43 (91.49%) HTML
3 41 (87.23%) Sass
4 32 (68.09%) HTML5
5 30 (63.83%) CSS3
6 25 (53.19%) AngularJS
7 21 (44.68%) jQuery
8 16 (34.04%) Node.js
9 14 (29.79%) Backbone.js
10 12 (25.53%) React
11 11 (23.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (14.89%) Symfony
13 6 (12.77%) Laravel
14 5 (10.64%) Redux
15 4 (8.51%) Ember.js
15 4 (8.51%) KnockoutJS
15 4 (8.51%) RequireJS
15 4 (8.51%) Semantic HTML
16 2 (4.26%) REST
16 2 (4.26%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) User Experience
2 10 (21.28%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.38%) Mobile Games
3 3 (6.38%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Social Media
4 1 (2.13%) Social Network
4 1 (2.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Android
2 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (51.06%) Front End Development
3 18 (38.30%) MVC
3 18 (38.30%) Web Development
4 17 (36.17%) TDD
5 10 (21.28%) OO
5 10 (21.28%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (19.15%) Wireframes
7 6 (12.77%) Web Design
8 5 (10.64%) BDD
8 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
8 5 (10.64%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Microservices
9 4 (8.51%) Mobile Development
9 4 (8.51%) Scrum
9 4 (8.51%) Web Application Development
10 3 (6.38%) CRM
11 2 (4.26%) OOP
11 2 (4.26%) Software Engineering
11 2 (4.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 47 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (31.91%) PHP
3 5 (10.64%) TypeScript
4 4 (8.51%) Java
4 4 (8.51%) Python
5 2 (4.26%) C#
5 2 (4.26%) ES6
6 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.13%) SQL
6 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Docker
2 1 (2.13%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Adobe
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) Xamarin
2 2 (4.26%) Zend
3 1 (2.13%) hybris
3 1 (2.13%) Sitecore
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