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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
North West / Manchester
Rank 157 156 160
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Permanent jobs citing LESS 42 16 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.15% 0.50% 1.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.58% 1.31% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 35 11 38
Median salary £45,000 £32,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,200 £28,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.85%

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
1626 1223 1670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 44.34% 38.36% 42.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1445 1090 1473
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +14.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 19 January 2017.

LESS Salary Histogram in Manchester

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 67 (98.53%) JavaScript
2 66 (97.06%) CSS
3 65 (95.59%) HTML
4 63 (92.65%) Sass
5 47 (69.12%) CSS3
5 47 (69.12%) HTML5
6 44 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (60.29%) Front End Development
8 39 (57.35%) AngularJS
9 34 (50.00%) jQuery
10 30 (44.12%) Git (software)
11 28 (41.18%) Backbone.js
11 28 (41.18%) Grunt
12 26 (38.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 26 (38.24%) MVC
13 24 (35.29%) User Experience
13 24 (35.29%) React
14 23 (33.82%) OO
15 22 (32.35%) Node.js
16 21 (30.88%) PHP
16 21 (30.88%) gulp
17 19 (27.94%) Web Development
18 18 (26.47%) TDD
19 17 (25.00%) RequireJS
20 16 (23.53%) Ember.js
21 15 (22.06%) Adobe
22 14 (20.59%) Subversion
22 14 (20.59%) KnockoutJS
22 14 (20.59%) RESTful
23 12 (17.65%) Responsive Web Design

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 8 (11.76%) WordPress
2 4 (5.88%) CMS
3 3 (4.41%) Drupal
4 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.47%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.47%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (17.65%) Photoshop
2 11 (16.18%) InVision
Business Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Magento
2 1 (1.47%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) GitHub
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) Internet
2 2 (2.94%) AMQP
2 2 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) MySQL
2 5 (7.35%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.47%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (44.12%) Git (software)
2 28 (41.18%) Grunt
3 21 (30.88%) gulp
4 14 (20.59%) Subversion
5 11 (16.18%) Axure RP
6 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.94%) Bower
7 2 (2.94%) JIRA
7 2 (2.94%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.47%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.47%) git-flow
8 1 (1.47%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.47%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.47%) PHPUnit
General
1 3 (4.41%) Games
2 1 (1.47%) Advertising
2 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (97.06%) Developer
2 26 (38.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 19 (27.94%) JavaScript Developer
4 17 (25.00%) HTML Developer
5 16 (23.53%) Senior Developer
6 15 (22.06%) HTML CSS Developer
7 14 (20.59%) Web Developer
8 9 (13.24%) UI Developer
9 8 (11.76%) PHP Developer
10 7 (10.29%) Email Developer
11 6 (8.82%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 6 (8.82%) Senior UI Developer
12 5 (7.35%) Angular Developer
12 5 (7.35%) PHP Web Developer
13 4 (5.88%) HTML Email Developer
13 4 (5.88%) Software Developer
14 3 (4.41%) .NET Developer
14 3 (4.41%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 3 (4.41%) Senior PHP Developer
14 3 (4.41%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (97.06%) CSS
2 65 (95.59%) HTML
3 63 (92.65%) Sass
4 47 (69.12%) CSS3
4 47 (69.12%) HTML5
5 39 (57.35%) AngularJS
6 34 (50.00%) jQuery
7 28 (41.18%) Backbone.js
8 26 (38.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 24 (35.29%) React
10 22 (32.35%) Node.js
11 17 (25.00%) RequireJS
12 16 (23.53%) Ember.js
13 14 (20.59%) KnockoutJS
13 14 (20.59%) RESTful
14 12 (17.65%) Ionic Framework
14 12 (17.65%) JSON
15 11 (16.18%) Apache Cordova
15 11 (16.18%) PhoneGap
15 11 (16.18%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (35.29%) User Experience
2 8 (11.76%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.41%) Mobile Games
3 3 (4.41%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.94%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (2.94%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.47%) Social Network
5 1 (1.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.94%) Android
1 2 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (60.29%) Front End Development
3 26 (38.24%) MVC
4 23 (33.82%) OO
5 19 (27.94%) Web Development
6 18 (26.47%) TDD
7 12 (17.65%) Responsive Web Design
8 10 (14.71%) Wireframes
9 9 (13.24%) Web Design
10 6 (8.82%) Microservices
10 6 (8.82%) Mobile Development
10 6 (8.82%) OO PHP
10 6 (8.82%) Unit Testing
11 5 (7.35%) BDD
11 5 (7.35%) E-Commerce
11 5 (7.35%) Scrum
11 5 (7.35%) Software Engineering
12 4 (5.88%) Mobile First
13 3 (4.41%) CRM
13 3 (4.41%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 67 (98.53%) JavaScript
2 21 (30.88%) PHP
3 6 (8.82%) Python
4 5 (7.35%) ES6
4 5 (7.35%) TypeScript
5 4 (5.88%) Java
6 3 (4.41%) C#
7 2 (2.94%) SQL
8 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Docker
2 1 (1.47%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 15 (22.06%) Adobe
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.94%) Zend
3 1 (1.47%) hybris
3 1 (1.47%) Xamarin
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