The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 209 218 220
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Permanent jobs citing LESS 46 30 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.41% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.72% 0.92% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 43 28 14
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,700 £31,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2682 3255 3273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 39.89% 44.17% 48.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2316 2759 2937
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 £30,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 the North West

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

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

LESS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

LESS Salary Trend in the North West

LESS
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LESS across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

LESS Salary Histogram in the North West

LESS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Cheshire +1 26 £55,000 +69.23% 3
Manchester +13 19 £36,250 -9.37% 3
Lancashire - 1 £37,500 - 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 92 (96.84%) CSS
2 91 (95.79%) HTML
3 88 (92.63%) Sass
4 80 (84.21%) JavaScript
5 76 (80.00%) jQuery
6 67 (70.53%) User Experience
7 66 (69.47%) HTML5
8 52 (54.74%) Agile Software Development
9 46 (48.42%) CSS3
10 45 (47.37%) AngularJS
11 43 (45.26%) CMS
12 41 (43.16%) Backbone.js
13 37 (38.95%) OO
14 34 (35.79%) MVC
15 33 (34.74%) TDD
16 32 (33.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 31 (32.63%) Responsive Web Design
18 30 (31.58%) KnockoutJS
19 29 (30.53%) Scrum
20 28 (29.47%) Web Services
20 28 (29.47%) HTTP
20 28 (29.47%) SVG
21 25 (26.32%) Photoshop
22 24 (25.26%) Mobile App
23 23 (24.21%) Jasmine
23 23 (24.21%) Web Design
24 22 (23.16%) Visualisation
25 21 (22.11%) Continuous Integration
26 19 (20.00%) Git (software)
26 19 (20.00%) Adobe

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 43 (45.26%) CMS
2 7 (7.37%) Umbraco
3 5 (5.26%) WordPress
4 3 (3.16%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.11%) Node.js
6 1 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 25 (26.32%) Photoshop
2 14 (14.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (13.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 11 (11.58%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (4.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (29.47%) HTTP
2 18 (18.95%) HTTPS
3 3 (3.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) MySQL
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (24.21%) Jasmine
2 19 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 11 (11.58%) Subversion
3 11 (11.58%) Axure RP
4 6 (6.32%) gulp
4 6 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (6.32%) Ant
4 6 (6.32%) Phing
4 6 (6.32%) Grunt
5 5 (5.26%) Bower
6 3 (3.16%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.05%) webpack
General
1 18 (18.95%) Banking
2 14 (14.74%) Finance
3 8 (8.42%) Corporate Banking
4 4 (4.21%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (80.00%) Developer
2 42 (44.21%) Front-End Developer
3 23 (24.21%) Web Developer
4 15 (15.79%) Designer
5 14 (14.74%) Front-End Web Developer
6 13 (13.68%) JavaScript Developer
6 13 (13.68%) Architect
6 13 (13.68%) HTML Developer
7 8 (8.42%) UI Developer
7 8 (8.42%) UI Programmer
8 7 (7.37%) Web Designer
9 5 (5.26%) User Experience Architect
9 5 (5.26%) UX Designer
10 4 (4.21%) Senior Developer
11 3 (3.16%) Junior
11 3 (3.16%) Junior Developer
11 3 (3.16%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 3 (3.16%) Lead Architect
12 2 (2.11%) UI Designer
12 2 (2.11%) Junior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (96.84%) CSS
2 91 (95.79%) HTML
3 88 (92.63%) Sass
4 76 (80.00%) jQuery
5 66 (69.47%) HTML5
6 46 (48.42%) CSS3
7 45 (47.37%) AngularJS
8 41 (43.16%) Backbone.js
9 32 (33.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 30 (31.58%) KnockoutJS
11 28 (29.47%) Web Services
11 28 (29.47%) SVG
12 18 (18.95%) D3.js
13 15 (15.79%) Ajax
14 13 (13.68%) XHTML
15 10 (10.53%) Symfony
16 9 (9.47%) REST
17 7 (7.37%) YUI
18 6 (6.32%) DOM
19 5 (5.26%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 67 (70.53%) User Experience
2 24 (25.26%) Mobile App
3 22 (23.16%) Visualisation
4 11 (11.58%) Taxonomies
4 11 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (10.53%) Smartphone
6 9 (9.47%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.16%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (2.11%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (2.11%) NHS
9 1 (1.05%) W3C
9 1 (1.05%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.05%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (54.74%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (38.95%) OO
3 34 (35.79%) MVC
4 33 (34.74%) TDD
5 31 (32.63%) Responsive Web Design
6 29 (30.53%) Scrum
7 23 (24.21%) Web Design
8 21 (22.11%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (10.53%) Unit Testing
10 7 (7.37%) SOA
10 7 (7.37%) Web Accessibility
10 7 (7.37%) Product Management
11 6 (6.32%) People Management
11 6 (6.32%) Use Case
12 5 (5.26%) E-Commerce
12 5 (5.26%) Mobile First
12 5 (5.26%) API Integration
13 4 (4.21%) Software Engineering
13 4 (4.21%) Web Development
14 3 (3.16%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 80 (84.21%) JavaScript
2 14 (14.74%) PHP
3 11 (11.58%) C
4 5 (5.26%) C#
5 4 (4.21%) Java
6 3 (3.16%) SQL
7 1 (1.05%) Python
7 1 (1.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (14.74%) Degree
2 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.53%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (20.00%) Adobe
2 5 (5.26%) Google
3 4 (4.21%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.11%) Sony
4 2 (2.11%) Zend
5 1 (1.05%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.05%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.05%) Alterian
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