The first table below looks at the demand for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 173 174 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Permanent jobs citing LESS 8 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.20% 0.22% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.45% 0.44% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 0
Average salary £38,750 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.16% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1794 2040 1877
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 44.51% 49.94% 49.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1515 1828 1717
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
LESS
North West

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LESS across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 24 (100.00%) CSS
2 23 (95.83%) JavaScript
3 16 (66.67%) jQuery
4 15 (62.50%) MVC
5 14 (58.33%) HTML
5 14 (58.33%) .NET
6 13 (54.17%) HTML5
6 13 (54.17%) CSS3
7 11 (45.83%) Sass
7 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET
7 11 (45.83%) MySQL
8 10 (41.67%) Oracle
8 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
8 10 (41.67%) IIS
8 10 (41.67%) SAP
8 10 (41.67%) C#
8 10 (41.67%) PL/SQL
8 10 (41.67%) SQL
8 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (41.67%) .NET Framework
8 10 (41.67%) Spring.NET
8 10 (41.67%) LINQ
8 10 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (41.67%) NHibernate
8 10 (41.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 9 (37.50%) PHP
10 5 (20.83%) Scrum
10 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
10 5 (20.83%) Twitter Bootstrap

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 10 (41.67%) IIS
2 3 (12.50%) CMS
2 3 (12.50%) Drupal
3 2 (8.33%) WordPress
4 1 (4.17%) Joomla!
4 1 (4.17%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) MySQL
2 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.50%) Mercurial
3 1 (4.17%) Subversion
3 1 (4.17%) PhoneGap
General
1 3 (12.50%) Games
1 3 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (41.67%) .NET Developer
2 10 (41.67%) C# Developer
2 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET Developer
2 10 (41.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 10 (41.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Front-End Developer
4 4 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Web Developer
6 2 (8.33%) UI Programmer
6 2 (8.33%) UI Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Web Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Junior Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Junior
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Interaction Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Junior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (100.00%) CSS
2 16 (66.67%) jQuery
3 14 (58.33%) HTML
3 14 (58.33%) .NET
4 13 (54.17%) HTML5
4 13 (54.17%) CSS3
5 11 (45.83%) Sass
5 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET
6 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (41.67%) .NET Framework
6 10 (41.67%) Spring.NET
6 10 (41.67%) LINQ
6 10 (41.67%) NHibernate
6 10 (41.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (20.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (12.50%) WebGL
8 3 (12.50%) HTML5 Canvas
8 3 (12.50%) Zepto.js
8 3 (12.50%) Zurb Foundation
9 1 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) MVC
2 5 (20.83%) Scrum
3 4 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (16.67%) BDD
3 4 (16.67%) TDD
3 4 (16.67%) SEO
3 4 (16.67%) OO
4 3 (12.50%) OOP
4 3 (12.50%) Web Design
4 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (12.50%) Time Management
4 3 (12.50%) Web Accessibility
4 3 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (12.50%) Progressive Enhancement
5 2 (8.33%) OO PHP
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.17%) DSDM
6 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 23 (95.83%) JavaScript
2 10 (41.67%) C#
2 10 (41.67%) PL/SQL
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
3 9 (37.50%) PHP
4 3 (12.50%) Python
4 3 (12.50%) Objective-C
5 2 (8.33%) Ruby
6 1 (4.17%) PHP5
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Oracle
1 10 (41.67%) SAP
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