The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 152 171 195
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +24
Permanent jobs citing LESS 33 16 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.93% 0.41% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.12% 0.88% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 31 13 5
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
1560 1814 2193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 43.97% 45.96% 52.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1355 1557 2005
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LESS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

LESS Salary Histogram in Manchester

LESS
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
Stockport +13 7 £35,000 +7.69%
Salford - 3 £29,000 -
Cheadle - 1 - -
LESS
North West

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 82 (97.62%) HTML
1 82 (97.62%) Sass
2 81 (96.43%) CSS
3 80 (95.24%) JavaScript
4 63 (75.00%) HTML5
5 62 (73.81%) jQuery
6 42 (50.00%) CSS3
7 39 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (40.48%) AngularJS
9 33 (39.29%) User Experience
10 28 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 28 (33.33%) MVC
10 28 (33.33%) PHP
11 27 (32.14%) Photoshop
12 26 (30.95%) Degree
13 23 (27.38%) Git (software)
14 22 (26.19%) Backbone.js
14 22 (26.19%) Responsive Web Design
15 21 (25.00%) Twitter
16 20 (23.81%) Web Development
17 18 (21.43%) CMS
17 18 (21.43%) Zurb Foundation
18 17 (20.24%) Web Design
18 17 (20.24%) Web Services
19 16 (19.05%) OO
19 16 (19.05%) Ajax
20 14 (16.67%) WordPress
21 13 (15.48%) Ember.js
21 13 (15.48%) MySQL
22 12 (14.29%) LAMP

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 18 (21.43%) CMS
2 14 (16.67%) WordPress
3 7 (8.33%) Drupal
4 6 (7.14%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.38%) Node.js
6 1 (1.19%) Apache
6 1 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 27 (32.14%) Photoshop
2 12 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Magento
2 2 (2.38%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) HTTP
2 1 (1.19%) Intranet
2 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.48%) MySQL
2 8 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (27.38%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.33%) Grunt
3 5 (5.95%) Jasmine
4 3 (3.57%) Bower
5 2 (2.38%) Mocha
5 2 (2.38%) QUnit
5 2 (2.38%) Subversion
6 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (11.90%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Marketing
3 2 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (1.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 72 (85.71%) Developer
2 49 (58.33%) Front-End Developer
3 17 (20.24%) Web Developer
4 10 (11.90%) Designer
5 9 (10.71%) Senior Developer
5 9 (10.71%) UI Designer
6 8 (9.52%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 7 (8.33%) Front-End Web Developer
7 7 (8.33%) Drupal Developer
8 6 (7.14%) Web Designer
9 5 (5.95%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.57%) PHP Developer
11 2 (2.38%) Full Stack Developer
11 2 (2.38%) HTML Developer
11 2 (2.38%) Senior Web Developer
12 1 (1.19%) .NET Developer
12 1 (1.19%) C# Developer
12 1 (1.19%) Senior Software Engineer
12 1 (1.19%) Software Engineer
12 1 (1.19%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (97.62%) HTML
1 82 (97.62%) Sass
2 81 (96.43%) CSS
3 63 (75.00%) HTML5
4 62 (73.81%) jQuery
5 42 (50.00%) CSS3
6 34 (40.48%) AngularJS
7 28 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 22 (26.19%) Backbone.js
9 18 (21.43%) Zurb Foundation
10 17 (20.24%) Web Services
11 16 (19.05%) Ajax
12 13 (15.48%) Ember.js
13 12 (14.29%) LAMP
14 11 (13.10%) XHTML
14 11 (13.10%) YUI
15 7 (8.33%) CodeIgniter
15 7 (8.33%) Laravel
16 6 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
16 6 (7.14%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 33 (39.29%) User Experience
2 10 (11.90%) Social Network
3 3 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.38%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.19%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.19%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.76%) Linux
2 3 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (33.33%) MVC
3 22 (26.19%) Responsive Web Design
4 20 (23.81%) Web Development
5 17 (20.24%) Web Design
6 16 (19.05%) OO
7 12 (14.29%) Scrum
8 10 (11.90%) TDD
9 9 (10.71%) Mobile Development
10 7 (8.33%) OOP
10 7 (8.33%) OO PHP
11 6 (7.14%) E-Commerce
12 5 (5.95%) People Management
13 3 (3.57%) Resource Management
13 3 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
13 3 (3.57%) Web Accessibility
14 2 (2.38%) BDD
14 2 (2.38%) Software Engineering
15 1 (1.19%) SOA
15 1 (1.19%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 80 (95.24%) JavaScript
2 28 (33.33%) PHP
3 11 (13.10%) SQL
4 3 (3.57%) C#
5 1 (1.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (30.95%) Degree
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Varnish
Vendors
1 21 (25.00%) Twitter
2 5 (5.95%) Google
3 3 (3.57%) Adobe
4 2 (2.38%) Zend
5 1 (1.19%) Alterian
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.19%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.19%) EPiServer
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