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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 177 232 249
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +17
Permanent jobs citing LESS 63 23 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.97% 0.32% 0.081%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.40% 0.69% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 57 20 6
Average salary £35,000 £33,750 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £24,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
2629 3323 3670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.56% 46.81% 49.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2219 2838 3276
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +7.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Manchester +31 38 £35,000 - 4
Cheshire +34 25 £33,750 +18.42% 2
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 122 (96.06%) HTML
2 116 (91.34%) CSS
3 115 (90.55%) Sass
4 114 (89.76%) JavaScript
5 94 (74.02%) jQuery
6 83 (65.35%) HTML5
7 58 (45.67%) CSS3
8 56 (44.09%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (40.94%) User Experience
10 42 (33.07%) MVC
11 38 (29.92%) AngularJS
12 37 (29.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 35 (27.56%) Git (software)
14 32 (25.20%) Photoshop
15 30 (23.62%) PHP
16 28 (22.05%) Degree
17 27 (21.26%) Web Design
17 27 (21.26%) Responsive Web Design
17 27 (21.26%) Backbone.js
18 26 (20.47%) Ajax
19 25 (19.69%) CMS
20 23 (18.11%) Twitter
21 22 (17.32%) Scrum
21 22 (17.32%) Web Services
22 21 (16.54%) SQL
22 21 (16.54%) Web Development
23 20 (15.75%) WordPress
23 20 (15.75%) OO
24 18 (14.17%) MySQL
24 18 (14.17%) Ember.js

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 25 (19.69%) CMS
2 20 (15.75%) WordPress
3 10 (7.87%) Umbraco
4 7 (5.51%) Drupal
5 2 (1.57%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.57%) Mule
5 2 (1.57%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.57%) JBoss
5 2 (1.57%) Confluence
5 2 (1.57%) Node.js
5 2 (1.57%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.79%) Apache
Applications
1 32 (25.20%) Photoshop
2 12 (9.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (7.09%) OmniGraffle
3 9 (7.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (3.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Magento
2 2 (1.57%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.72%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.30%) HTTP
2 3 (2.36%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.17%) MySQL
2 16 (12.60%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.15%) OLTP
4 2 (1.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 35 (27.56%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.02%) Grunt
3 9 (7.09%) Axure RP
4 5 (3.94%) Selenium
4 5 (3.94%) Jasmine
4 5 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.15%) Mercurial
6 3 (2.36%) Bower
7 2 (1.57%) QUnit
7 2 (1.57%) Mocha
7 2 (1.57%) Ant
7 2 (1.57%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.57%) Subversion
7 2 (1.57%) JIRA
8 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (8.66%) Finance
2 10 (7.87%) Marketing
3 2 (1.57%) Retail
3 2 (1.57%) Billing
3 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 104 (81.89%) Developer
2 63 (49.61%) Front-End Developer
3 26 (20.47%) Web Developer
4 20 (15.75%) Designer
5 12 (9.45%) Front-End Web Developer
6 11 (8.66%) Senior Developer
7 10 (7.87%) Web Designer
7 10 (7.87%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 9 (7.09%) UI Designer
8 9 (7.09%) Architect
8 9 (7.09%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.51%) Drupal Developer
10 6 (4.72%) UX Designer
10 6 (4.72%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (3.94%) PHP Developer
12 4 (3.15%) HTML Developer
13 3 (2.36%) User Experience Architect
14 2 (1.57%) AWS Developer
14 2 (1.57%) Full Stack Developer
14 2 (1.57%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (96.06%) HTML
2 116 (91.34%) CSS
3 115 (90.55%) Sass
4 94 (74.02%) jQuery
5 83 (65.35%) HTML5
6 58 (45.67%) CSS3
7 38 (29.92%) AngularJS
8 37 (29.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 27 (21.26%) Backbone.js
10 26 (20.47%) Ajax
11 22 (17.32%) Web Services
12 18 (14.17%) Ember.js
12 18 (14.17%) Zurb Foundation
13 14 (11.02%) XHTML
14 12 (9.45%) LAMP
15 11 (8.66%) .NET
15 11 (8.66%) ASP.NET
16 10 (7.87%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (7.87%) XSLT
16 10 (7.87%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 52 (40.94%) User Experience
2 10 (7.87%) Social Network
3 9 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.30%) Inversion of Control
4 8 (6.30%) Smartphone
4 8 (6.30%) Taxonomies
5 6 (4.72%) Social Media
6 5 (3.94%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.94%) Open Source
7 3 (2.36%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.36%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.79%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.79%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.94%) UNIX
2 4 (3.15%) Linux
3 2 (1.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (44.09%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (33.07%) MVC
3 27 (21.26%) Web Design
3 27 (21.26%) Responsive Web Design
4 22 (17.32%) Scrum
5 21 (16.54%) Web Development
6 20 (15.75%) OO
7 17 (13.39%) TDD
8 10 (7.87%) Automated Testing
9 9 (7.09%) Mobile Development
10 8 (6.30%) E-Commerce
10 8 (6.30%) OO PHP
11 7 (5.51%) Web Accessibility
11 7 (5.51%) OOP
11 7 (5.51%) Use Case
12 6 (4.72%) Email Marketing
12 6 (4.72%) Product Management
12 6 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (3.94%) User Stories
13 5 (3.94%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 114 (89.76%) JavaScript
2 30 (23.62%) PHP
3 21 (16.54%) SQL
4 11 (8.66%) C#
5 9 (7.09%) Java
6 2 (1.57%) RPG
7 1 (0.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (22.05%) Degree
2 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.36%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Varnish
Vendors
1 23 (18.11%) Twitter
2 12 (9.45%) Adobe
3 8 (6.30%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.51%) Google
4 7 (5.51%) EPiServer
5 6 (4.72%) Eloqua
6 2 (1.57%) Zend
6 2 (1.57%) Oracle
6 2 (1.57%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.57%) BT
6 2 (1.57%) Perforce
7 1 (0.79%) Facebook
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