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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 178 168 185
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +17
Permanent jobs citing LESS 12 15 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.29% 0.40% 0.079%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.69% 0.80% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 12 15 0
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
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
1740 1877 1971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 42.28% 50.20% 51.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1479 1658 1792
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £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
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 22 October 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 19 (100.00%) HTML
1 19 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 19 (100.00%) CSS
1 19 (100.00%) HTML5
2 18 (94.74%) CSS3
3 15 (78.95%) Sass
3 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (63.16%) Scrum
5 11 (57.89%) TDD
5 11 (57.89%) BDD
6 10 (52.63%) jQuery
7 8 (42.11%) MVC
8 6 (31.58%) OO
8 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
9 4 (21.05%) Python
9 4 (21.05%) OOP
9 4 (21.05%) PHP
9 4 (21.05%) Mercurial
9 4 (21.05%) HTML5 Canvas
9 4 (21.05%) Games
9 4 (21.05%) WebGL
9 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
10 3 (15.79%) Node.js
10 3 (15.79%) Domain-Driven Design
10 3 (15.79%) Ruby
11 2 (10.53%) Subversion
11 2 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
11 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (10.53%) Backbone.js
11 2 (10.53%) OO PHP

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 3 (15.79%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 4 (21.05%) Mercurial
3 2 (10.53%) Subversion
General
1 4 (21.05%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (63.16%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Web Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Lead Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) HTML
1 19 (100.00%) CSS
1 19 (100.00%) HTML5
2 18 (94.74%) CSS3
3 15 (78.95%) Sass
4 10 (52.63%) jQuery
5 4 (21.05%) HTML5 Canvas
5 4 (21.05%) WebGL
6 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (10.53%) Backbone.js
6 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (5.26%) Sinatra
7 1 (5.26%) Ajax
7 1 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (5.26%) Google Maps API
7 1 (5.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Scrum
3 11 (57.89%) TDD
3 11 (57.89%) BDD
4 8 (42.11%) MVC
5 6 (31.58%) OO
6 4 (21.05%) OOP
7 3 (15.79%) Domain-Driven Design
8 2 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (10.53%) OO PHP
9 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
9 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
9 1 (5.26%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (21.05%) Python
2 4 (21.05%) PHP
3 3 (15.79%) Ruby
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Twitter
1 1 (5.26%) Google
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