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

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 235 221 250
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +29
Permanent jobs citing LESS 25 23 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.34% 0.041%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.81% 0.69% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 25 18 0
Average salary £35,000 £36,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £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
3097 3315 3562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.23% 49.20% 49.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2658 2954 3190
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014. 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 -8 13 £32,500 - 4
Manchester -20 12 £40,000 +6.66% 7
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 48 (100.00%) CSS
2 46 (95.83%) JavaScript
3 44 (91.67%) Sass
4 42 (87.50%) CSS3
4 42 (87.50%) HTML
5 40 (83.33%) HTML5
6 37 (77.08%) jQuery
7 28 (58.33%) TDD
8 23 (47.92%) Git (software)
9 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (35.42%) User Experience
11 16 (33.33%) Backbone.js
11 16 (33.33%) Scrum
12 15 (31.25%) Google
12 15 (31.25%) Google Maps API
12 15 (31.25%) AngularJS
13 13 (27.08%) BDD
14 11 (22.92%) Symfony
14 11 (22.92%) OO
14 11 (22.92%) Bower
15 10 (20.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 10 (20.83%) Ajax
16 9 (18.75%) Software Engineering
16 9 (18.75%) Photoshop
16 9 (18.75%) MVC
16 9 (18.75%) Finance
16 9 (18.75%) Twitter
17 8 (16.67%) Marketing
18 7 (14.58%) CMS
18 7 (14.58%) PHP

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 7 (14.58%) CMS
2 6 (12.50%) Umbraco
2 6 (12.50%) WordPress
3 4 (8.33%) Node.js
4 1 (2.08%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 23 (47.92%) Git (software)
2 11 (22.92%) Bower
3 6 (12.50%) Grunt
4 4 (8.33%) Mercurial
4 4 (8.33%) Selenium
5 2 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Marketing
3 4 (8.33%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (97.92%) Developer
2 25 (52.08%) Front-End Developer
3 15 (31.25%) Web Developer
4 12 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 8 (16.67%) Front-End Web Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Lead Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Junior Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Junior
7 4 (8.33%) Junior Front-End Developer
7 4 (8.33%) UI Developer
8 3 (6.25%) UI Programmer
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) GIS Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Technical Leader
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.08%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (100.00%) CSS
2 44 (91.67%) Sass
3 42 (87.50%) HTML
3 42 (87.50%) CSS3
4 40 (83.33%) HTML5
5 37 (77.08%) jQuery
6 16 (33.33%) Backbone.js
7 15 (31.25%) AngularJS
7 15 (31.25%) Google Maps API
8 11 (22.92%) Symfony
9 10 (20.83%) Ajax
9 10 (20.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (12.50%) Modernizr
11 5 (10.42%) REST
12 4 (8.33%) WebGL
12 4 (8.33%) WebSockets
12 4 (8.33%) JSON
12 4 (8.33%) HTML5 Canvas
12 4 (8.33%) Ember.js
13 2 (4.17%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (35.42%) User Experience
2 5 (10.42%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (2.08%) GIS
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (58.33%) TDD
2 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (33.33%) Scrum
4 13 (27.08%) BDD
5 11 (22.92%) OO
6 9 (18.75%) MVC
6 9 (18.75%) Software Engineering
7 6 (12.50%) Email Marketing
8 5 (10.42%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (10.42%) User Stories
9 4 (8.33%) OOP
9 4 (8.33%) Web Development
10 3 (6.25%) Domain-Driven Design
11 2 (4.17%) Web Design
11 2 (4.17%) OO PHP
12 1 (2.08%) Mentoring
12 1 (2.08%) SEO
12 1 (2.08%) DSDM
12 1 (2.08%) E-Commerce
12 1 (2.08%) Pay per click
Programming Languages
1 46 (95.83%) JavaScript
2 7 (14.58%) PHP
3 5 (10.42%) Python
4 4 (8.33%) Ruby
4 4 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (2.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) Google
2 9 (18.75%) Twitter
3 6 (12.50%) EPiServer
3 6 (12.50%) Eloqua
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe
4 1 (2.08%) ESRI
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