The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 59 78 69
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -9
Permanent jobs citing LESS 7 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.20% 0.29% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.48% 0.78% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 0
Average salary £32,500 £31,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -17.64%
LESS
England

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 North East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
282 258 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 48.29% 37.02% 41.62%
Number of salaries quoted 252 232 209
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,218
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LESS across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

LESS
Salary Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LESS across the North East region.

LESS Salary Trend in the North East

LESS
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the North East region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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
Durham +2 7 £32,500 +44.44%
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the North East 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 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) jQuery
2 8 (88.89%) Sitecore CMS
2 8 (88.89%) Sitecore
2 8 (88.89%) UX Design
2 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 8 (88.89%) CMS
2 8 (88.89%) Marketing
2 8 (88.89%) Adobe
2 8 (88.89%) Intranet
2 8 (88.89%) SharePoint
2 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 8 (88.89%) HTML5
2 8 (88.89%) Mobile App
2 8 (88.89%) Grunt
2 8 (88.89%) User Experience
2 8 (88.89%) Mobile First
2 8 (88.89%) GitHub
2 8 (88.89%) Sass
2 8 (88.89%) Front End Development
3 6 (66.67%) Brand Awareness
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (22.22%) Fintech
5 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 1 (11.11%) MVVM
5 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the North East 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 8 (88.89%) CMS
1 8 (88.89%) SharePoint
1 8 (88.89%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 8 (88.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Grunt
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
1 8 (88.89%) Marketing
2 6 (66.67%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) Web Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (22.22%) HTML CSS Developer
3 2 (22.22%) HTML Developer
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Lead .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) jQuery
2 8 (88.89%) HTML5
2 8 (88.89%) Sass
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 1 (11.11%) Backbone.js
3 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework
3 1 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Mobile App
1 8 (88.89%) User Experience
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Fintech
3 1 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Front End Development
1 8 (88.89%) Mobile First
1 8 (88.89%) UX Design
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) MVVM
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) MCP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Adobe
1 8 (88.89%) Sitecore
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft