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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 162 184 179
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -5
Permanent jobs citing LESS 18 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.50% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.21% 0.39% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 17 7 10
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +30.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £35,000 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £40,000 £32,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
1484 1777 2053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 41.42% 44.41% 49.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1276 1492 1843
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 - 2 £35,000 -
LESS
North West

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 53 (98.15%) Sass
2 52 (96.30%) JavaScript
2 52 (96.30%) HTML
2 52 (96.30%) CSS
3 47 (87.04%) jQuery
4 46 (85.19%) HTML5
5 39 (72.22%) User Experience
6 29 (53.70%) Photoshop
7 28 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (48.15%) AngularJS
8 26 (48.15%) CSS3
9 22 (40.74%) Git (software)
10 21 (38.89%) CMS
11 18 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
12 15 (27.78%) Backbone.js
12 15 (27.78%) Ajax
13 13 (24.07%) MVC
14 12 (22.22%) XHTML
14 12 (22.22%) Adobe Illustrator
14 12 (22.22%) YUI
15 11 (20.37%) Symfony
15 11 (20.37%) TDD
15 11 (20.37%) Degree
16 9 (16.67%) SVG
16 9 (16.67%) OO
16 9 (16.67%) PHP
16 9 (16.67%) Grunt
17 8 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 8 (14.81%) gulp
17 8 (14.81%) Finance

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 21 (38.89%) CMS
2 7 (12.96%) Umbraco
3 5 (9.26%) WordPress
4 4 (7.41%) Drupal
5 2 (3.70%) Node.js
6 1 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 29 (53.70%) Photoshop
2 12 (22.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (40.74%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.67%) Grunt
3 8 (14.81%) gulp
4 6 (11.11%) Bower
4 6 (11.11%) Jasmine
5 4 (7.41%) Subversion
6 1 (1.85%) Phing
6 1 (1.85%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.85%) Ant
6 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (87.04%) Developer
2 38 (70.37%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (12.96%) Designer
4 5 (9.26%) UI/UX Designer
4 5 (9.26%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (9.26%) UI Designer
4 5 (9.26%) Web Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Drupal Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Web Designer
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Web Developer
7 2 (3.70%) HTML Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Front-End Web Developer
8 1 (1.85%) Senior Designer
8 1 (1.85%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (1.85%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (98.15%) Sass
2 52 (96.30%) HTML
2 52 (96.30%) CSS
3 47 (87.04%) jQuery
4 46 (85.19%) HTML5
5 26 (48.15%) CSS3
5 26 (48.15%) AngularJS
6 15 (27.78%) Backbone.js
6 15 (27.78%) Ajax
7 12 (22.22%) XHTML
7 12 (22.22%) YUI
8 11 (20.37%) Symfony
9 9 (16.67%) SVG
10 8 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (12.96%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (11.11%) Web Services
12 6 (11.11%) Google Maps API
13 4 (7.41%) Ember.js
13 4 (7.41%) React
14 3 (5.56%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 39 (72.22%) User Experience
2 4 (7.41%) Social Network
3 3 (5.56%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 13 (24.07%) MVC
4 11 (20.37%) TDD
5 9 (16.67%) OO
6 8 (14.81%) Web Design
7 7 (12.96%) Scrum
8 6 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 6 (11.11%) People Management
8 6 (11.11%) Mobile First
8 6 (11.11%) API Integration
9 4 (7.41%) Mobile Development
10 3 (5.56%) Web Accessibility
10 3 (5.56%) Web Development
10 3 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
11 1 (1.85%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (1.85%) Time Management
11 1 (1.85%) Kanban
11 1 (1.85%) Waterfall
11 1 (1.85%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 52 (96.30%) JavaScript
2 9 (16.67%) PHP
3 4 (7.41%) SQL
4 2 (3.70%) C#
4 2 (3.70%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.85%) Java
5 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) Google
2 3 (5.56%) Twitter
3 2 (3.70%) Adobe
3 2 (3.70%) Zend
4 1 (1.85%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.85%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.85%) Alterian
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
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