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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 201 223 244
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +21
Permanent jobs citing LESS 49 26 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.75% 0.36% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.84% 0.83% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 46 24 10
Average salary £37,875 £33,750 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.22% +17.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £32,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
2660 3138 3455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.75% 43.92% 47.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2240 2643 3076
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 £28,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +16 29 £45,000 +38.46% 5
Manchester +24 18 £37,500 - 6
Lancashire - 2 £35,000 - 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 108 (98.18%) HTML
2 100 (90.91%) CSS
2 100 (90.91%) Sass
3 94 (85.45%) JavaScript
4 88 (80.00%) jQuery
5 75 (68.18%) HTML5
6 73 (66.36%) User Experience
7 56 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (42.73%) CSS3
9 46 (41.82%) AngularJS
10 43 (39.09%) CMS
11 41 (37.27%) MVC
12 34 (30.91%) Backbone.js
13 31 (28.18%) Scrum
14 30 (27.27%) Photoshop
14 30 (27.27%) OO
14 30 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
14 30 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 29 (26.36%) Git (software)
16 26 (23.64%) KnockoutJS
17 25 (22.73%) Web Services
18 24 (21.82%) HTTP
18 24 (21.82%) SVG
18 24 (21.82%) Web Design
19 23 (20.91%) TDD
20 21 (19.09%) Ajax
21 19 (17.27%) Mobile App
22 18 (16.36%) Jasmine
22 18 (16.36%) Degree
22 18 (16.36%) XHTML

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (39.09%) CMS
2 8 (7.27%) WordPress
3 7 (6.36%) Umbraco
4 4 (3.64%) Drupal
5 2 (1.82%) Node.js
6 1 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 30 (27.27%) Photoshop
2 16 (14.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 14 (12.73%) OmniGraffle
4 13 (11.82%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (5.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (21.82%) HTTP
2 12 (10.91%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.64%) OLTP
2 4 (3.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (26.36%) Git (software)
2 18 (16.36%) Jasmine
3 14 (12.73%) Axure RP
4 9 (8.18%) Grunt
5 8 (7.27%) gulp
6 7 (6.36%) Mercurial
7 6 (5.45%) Subversion
7 6 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (5.45%) Bower
8 1 (0.91%) Ant
8 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.91%) Phing
General
1 14 (12.73%) Finance
2 12 (10.91%) Banking
3 6 (5.45%) Corporate Banking
4 4 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.73%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 89 (80.91%) Developer
2 50 (45.45%) Front-End Developer
3 20 (18.18%) Designer
3 20 (18.18%) Web Developer
4 13 (11.82%) Architect
4 13 (11.82%) HTML Developer
4 13 (11.82%) JavaScript Developer
5 11 (10.00%) Front-End Web Developer
6 9 (8.18%) Web Designer
7 8 (7.27%) .NET Developer
8 7 (6.36%) UX Designer
9 6 (5.45%) UI Developer
9 6 (5.45%) User Experience Architect
9 6 (5.45%) UI Programmer
10 5 (4.55%) UI/UX Designer
10 5 (4.55%) UI Designer
10 5 (4.55%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 5 (4.55%) Senior Developer
11 4 (3.64%) Drupal Developer
12 3 (2.73%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (98.18%) HTML
2 100 (90.91%) CSS
2 100 (90.91%) Sass
3 88 (80.00%) jQuery
4 75 (68.18%) HTML5
5 47 (42.73%) CSS3
6 46 (41.82%) AngularJS
7 34 (30.91%) Backbone.js
8 30 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 26 (23.64%) KnockoutJS
10 25 (22.73%) Web Services
11 24 (21.82%) SVG
12 21 (19.09%) Ajax
13 18 (16.36%) XHTML
14 12 (10.91%) D3.js
14 12 (10.91%) YUI
15 11 (10.00%) Symfony
16 10 (9.09%) .NET
16 10 (9.09%) ASP.NET
17 9 (8.18%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 73 (66.36%) User Experience
2 19 (17.27%) Mobile App
3 17 (15.45%) Visualisation
4 14 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (11.82%) Taxonomies
6 12 (10.91%) Smartphone
7 8 (7.27%) Inversion of Control
7 8 (7.27%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.64%) Social Network
9 2 (1.82%) NHS
10 1 (0.91%) W3C
10 1 (0.91%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.91%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (37.27%) MVC
3 31 (28.18%) Scrum
4 30 (27.27%) OO
4 30 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
5 24 (21.82%) Web Design
6 23 (20.91%) TDD
7 17 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (9.09%) Unit Testing
9 9 (8.18%) Web Accessibility
9 9 (8.18%) Automated Testing
10 8 (7.27%) Use Case
11 7 (6.36%) E-Commerce
11 7 (6.36%) Product Management
12 6 (5.45%) People Management
12 6 (5.45%) Mobile First
12 6 (5.45%) API Integration
13 5 (4.55%) Kanban
13 5 (4.55%) Web Development
14 4 (3.64%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 94 (85.45%) JavaScript
2 14 (12.73%) PHP
3 13 (11.82%) SQL
4 11 (10.00%) C#
5 6 (5.45%) C
6 5 (4.55%) Java
7 2 (1.82%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.91%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (16.36%) Degree
2 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (15.45%) Adobe
2 10 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.45%) Google
4 3 (2.73%) Twitter
5 2 (1.82%) Sony
5 2 (1.82%) Zend
6 1 (0.91%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.91%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.91%) Alterian
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