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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 233 224 251
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +27
Permanent jobs citing LESS 28 20 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.29% 0.041%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.88% 0.61% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 27 16 0
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
3188 3295 3498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 43.03% 48.06% 47.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2721 2960 3137
Average salary £37,804 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.01% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,500
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +2 17 £32,500 - 3
Manchester -5 9 £40,000 +14.28% 7
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 50 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 50 (100.00%) CSS
2 40 (80.00%) jQuery
3 37 (74.00%) CSS3
3 37 (74.00%) Sass
4 36 (72.00%) HTML5
4 36 (72.00%) HTML
5 22 (44.00%) Git (software)
6 21 (42.00%) TDD
7 19 (38.00%) MVC
8 16 (32.00%) Google
8 16 (32.00%) Google Maps API
9 15 (30.00%) Backbone.js
9 15 (30.00%) AngularJS
9 15 (30.00%) User Experience
10 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (24.00%) Symfony
12 11 (22.00%) C#
12 11 (22.00%) Scrum
12 11 (22.00%) Bower
13 10 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 10 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 10 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (20.00%) Spring.NET
13 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (20.00%) LINQ
13 10 (20.00%) NHibernate
13 10 (20.00%) .NET Framework
13 10 (20.00%) Finance

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (20.00%) IIS
2 7 (14.00%) CMS
2 7 (14.00%) WordPress
3 6 (12.00%) Umbraco
4 3 (6.00%) Node.js
5 1 (2.00%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.00%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) MySQL
1 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (44.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (22.00%) Bower
3 6 (12.00%) Grunt
4 3 (6.00%) Mercurial
5 2 (4.00%) Selenium
6 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Marketing
3 3 (6.00%) Games
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (98.00%) Developer
2 23 (46.00%) Front-End Developer
3 12 (24.00%) Web Developer
4 10 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 10 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 10 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 10 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 10 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (18.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (16.00%) Front-End Web Developer
7 5 (10.00%) Lead Developer
7 5 (10.00%) UI Developer
8 4 (8.00%) UI Programmer
9 2 (4.00%) Junior Front-End Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Junior Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Junior
10 1 (2.00%) Software Engineer
10 1 (2.00%) GIS Developer
10 1 (2.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (100.00%) CSS
2 40 (80.00%) jQuery
3 37 (74.00%) CSS3
3 37 (74.00%) Sass
4 36 (72.00%) HTML5
4 36 (72.00%) HTML
5 16 (32.00%) Google Maps API
6 15 (30.00%) AngularJS
6 15 (30.00%) Backbone.js
7 12 (24.00%) Symfony
8 10 (20.00%) LINQ
8 10 (20.00%) Spring.NET
8 10 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (20.00%) .NET
8 10 (20.00%) ASP.NET
8 10 (20.00%) NHibernate
8 10 (20.00%) .NET Framework
8 10 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 10 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (12.00%) Modernizr
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) User Experience
2 4 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.00%) Open Source
4 1 (2.00%) GIS
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) TDD
2 19 (38.00%) MVC
3 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (22.00%) Scrum
5 9 (18.00%) Software Engineering
6 8 (16.00%) BDD
7 7 (14.00%) OO
8 6 (12.00%) Email Marketing
9 3 (6.00%) Domain-Driven Design
9 3 (6.00%) Web Development
9 3 (6.00%) User Stories
9 3 (6.00%) OOP
10 2 (4.00%) SEO
10 2 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (4.00%) OO PHP
11 1 (2.00%) DSDM
11 1 (2.00%) E-Commerce
11 1 (2.00%) Pay per click
11 1 (2.00%) Mobile Application Development
11 1 (2.00%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 50 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (22.00%) C#
3 10 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 10 (20.00%) SQL
4 5 (10.00%) PHP
5 4 (8.00%) Python
6 3 (6.00%) Ruby
7 2 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) Google
2 10 (20.00%) Oracle
2 10 (20.00%) SAP
3 9 (18.00%) Twitter
4 6 (12.00%) EPiServer
4 6 (12.00%) Eloqua
5 1 (2.00%) Adobe
5 1 (2.00%) ESRI
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