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 31 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 173 173 184
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Permanent jobs citing LESS 13 16 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.36% 0.45% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.86% 1.09% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 7
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,900 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £39,100 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
1506 1472 1787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 41.76% 41.12% 44.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1308 1271 1507
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Stockport -4 1 £37,500 +7.14%
LESS
North West

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (92.59%) Sass
2 24 (88.89%) CSS
2 24 (88.89%) JavaScript
3 23 (85.19%) HTML
4 17 (62.96%) CSS3
5 16 (59.26%) AngularJS
5 16 (59.26%) HTML5
6 13 (48.15%) jQuery
7 10 (37.04%) MVC
7 10 (37.04%) Front End Development
8 9 (33.33%) Grunt
8 9 (33.33%) TypeScript
8 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
8 9 (33.33%) OO
8 9 (33.33%) PHP
8 9 (33.33%) Photoshop
8 9 (33.33%) TDD
9 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (29.63%) C#
9 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
9 8 (29.63%) .NET
9 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET
10 7 (25.93%) Subversion
10 7 (25.93%) Web Application Development
10 7 (25.93%) gulp
11 6 (22.22%) React
11 6 (22.22%) Bitbucket
11 6 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (18.52%) Web Development
12 5 (18.52%) Node.js

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 1 (3.70%) CMS
1 1 (3.70%) DNN
1 1 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
1 1 (3.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (11.11%) PaaS
2 2 (7.41%) GitHub
3 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) MySQL
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 9 (33.33%) Grunt
2 7 (25.93%) gulp
2 7 (25.93%) Subversion
3 6 (22.22%) Bitbucket
4 2 (7.41%) Jasmine
4 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.41%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (7.41%) PHPUnit
5 1 (3.70%) Bower
5 1 (3.70%) Hudson
5 1 (3.70%) JIRA
5 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 7 (25.93%) Senior Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Angular Developer
5 5 (18.52%) .NET Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Graduate
7 2 (7.41%) Graduate Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Graduate Software Developer
7 2 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Junior
8 1 (3.70%) Junior Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Junior Software Developer
8 1 (3.70%) UI Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (92.59%) Sass
2 24 (88.89%) CSS
3 23 (85.19%) HTML
4 17 (62.96%) CSS3
5 16 (59.26%) AngularJS
5 16 (59.26%) HTML5
6 13 (48.15%) jQuery
7 8 (29.63%) .NET
7 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET
8 6 (22.22%) React
9 5 (18.52%) Ajax
9 5 (18.52%) Angular 2
9 5 (18.52%) Node.js
10 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET 2.0
10 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (14.81%) DOM
10 4 (14.81%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (14.81%) XHTML
11 3 (11.11%) Durandal
11 3 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) User Experience
2 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) W3C
3 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Front End Development
1 10 (37.04%) MVC
2 9 (33.33%) OO
2 9 (33.33%) TDD
3 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.93%) Web Application Development
5 6 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Web Design
6 5 (18.52%) Web Development
7 4 (14.81%) CRM
7 4 (14.81%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
8 3 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (11.11%) OOD
9 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (7.41%) DevOps
9 2 (7.41%) Microservices
9 2 (7.41%) OOP
9 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
10 1 (3.70%) Pay per click
Programming Languages
1 24 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 9 (33.33%) PHP
2 9 (33.33%) TypeScript
3 8 (29.63%) C#
4 5 (18.52%) SQL
5 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
6 2 (7.41%) ES6
7 1 (3.70%) Java
7 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Xamarin
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Sitecore
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