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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 186 234 256
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +22
Permanent jobs citing LESS 58 19 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.27% 0.068%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.20% 0.57% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 51 15 5
Average salary £32,500 £26,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £29,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +42.85%
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
2633 3325 3634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 39.85% 48.05% 49.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2245 2872 3244
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 £26,500 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +40 41 £28,500 -15.55%
Cheshire +17 17 £33,750 +18.42% 5
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 115 (95.04%) HTML
2 110 (90.91%) JavaScript
2 110 (90.91%) CSS
3 109 (90.08%) Sass
4 90 (74.38%) jQuery
5 77 (63.64%) HTML5
6 59 (48.76%) CSS3
6 59 (48.76%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (35.54%) User Experience
8 39 (32.23%) MVC
9 37 (30.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 34 (28.10%) Git (software)
11 32 (26.45%) PHP
12 31 (25.62%) AngularJS
13 29 (23.97%) Photoshop
13 29 (23.97%) Web Design
14 27 (22.31%) Degree
15 26 (21.49%) Backbone.js
15 26 (21.49%) Responsive Web Design
16 24 (19.83%) Twitter
17 23 (19.01%) Scrum
17 23 (19.01%) Web Development
18 22 (18.18%) Ajax
18 22 (18.18%) OO
19 21 (17.36%) SQL
19 21 (17.36%) TDD
20 20 (16.53%) WordPress
20 20 (16.53%) Web Services
21 19 (15.70%) Ember.js
22 18 (14.88%) Zurb Foundation

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 20 (16.53%) WordPress
2 18 (14.88%) CMS
3 7 (5.79%) Drupal
4 6 (4.96%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.65%) Mule
5 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.65%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.65%) JBoss
5 2 (1.65%) Confluence
5 2 (1.65%) Node.js
5 2 (1.65%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.83%) Apache
Applications
1 29 (23.97%) Photoshop
2 14 (11.57%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (4.13%) OmniGraffle
3 5 (4.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (3.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Magento
2 2 (1.65%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.96%) HTTP
2 3 (2.48%) Internet
3 1 (0.83%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.88%) MySQL
2 16 (13.22%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.31%) OLTP
4 2 (1.65%) DB2
Development Applications
1 34 (28.10%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.57%) Grunt
3 6 (4.96%) Selenium
4 5 (4.13%) Jasmine
4 5 (4.13%) Axure RP
4 5 (4.13%) Mercurial
5 3 (2.48%) Bower
6 2 (1.65%) QUnit
6 2 (1.65%) Mocha
6 2 (1.65%) Ant
6 2 (1.65%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.65%) Subversion
6 2 (1.65%) JIRA
7 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (9.92%) Finance
1 12 (9.92%) Marketing
2 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.65%) Games
2 2 (1.65%) Retail
2 2 (1.65%) Billing
3 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 102 (84.30%) Developer
2 59 (48.76%) Front-End Developer
3 24 (19.83%) Web Developer
4 11 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 11 (9.09%) Designer
5 10 (8.26%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 9 (7.44%) .NET Developer
6 9 (7.44%) UI Designer
7 8 (6.61%) Front-End Web Developer
8 7 (5.79%) Drupal Developer
8 7 (5.79%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (4.96%) Web Designer
10 5 (4.13%) PHP Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Architect
11 3 (2.48%) HTML Developer
11 3 (2.48%) User Experience Architect
12 2 (1.65%) AWS Developer
12 2 (1.65%) Full Stack Developer
12 2 (1.65%) UX Designer
12 2 (1.65%) Junior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (95.04%) HTML
2 110 (90.91%) CSS
3 109 (90.08%) Sass
4 90 (74.38%) jQuery
5 77 (63.64%) HTML5
6 59 (48.76%) CSS3
7 37 (30.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 31 (25.62%) AngularJS
9 26 (21.49%) Backbone.js
10 22 (18.18%) Ajax
11 20 (16.53%) Web Services
12 19 (15.70%) Ember.js
13 18 (14.88%) Zurb Foundation
14 12 (9.92%) LAMP
15 10 (8.26%) XSLT
15 10 (8.26%) .NET
15 10 (8.26%) ASP.NET
15 10 (8.26%) ASP.NET MVC
16 9 (7.44%) WCF
17 8 (6.61%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (35.54%) User Experience
2 10 (8.26%) Social Network
3 8 (6.61%) Inversion of Control
4 6 (4.96%) Social Media
4 6 (4.96%) Open Source
5 5 (4.13%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.31%) Smartphone
6 4 (3.31%) Taxonomies
7 3 (2.48%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.65%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.83%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.83%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.13%) UNIX
2 4 (3.31%) Linux
3 2 (1.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (48.76%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (32.23%) MVC
3 29 (23.97%) Web Design
4 26 (21.49%) Responsive Web Design
5 23 (19.01%) Scrum
5 23 (19.01%) Web Development
6 22 (18.18%) OO
7 21 (17.36%) TDD
8 10 (8.26%) Automated Testing
9 8 (6.61%) OOP
9 8 (6.61%) OO PHP
10 7 (5.79%) E-Commerce
11 6 (4.96%) Email Marketing
11 6 (4.96%) User Stories
11 6 (4.96%) BDD
11 6 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (3.31%) Kanban
12 4 (3.31%) Unit Testing
12 4 (3.31%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (3.31%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 110 (90.91%) JavaScript
2 32 (26.45%) PHP
3 21 (17.36%) SQL
4 10 (8.26%) C#
4 10 (8.26%) Java
5 2 (1.65%) RPG
6 1 (0.83%) Python
6 1 (0.83%) Ruby
6 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (22.31%) Degree
2 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Varnish
Vendors
1 24 (19.83%) Twitter
2 8 (6.61%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.61%) Adobe
2 8 (6.61%) Google
3 6 (4.96%) EPiServer
3 6 (4.96%) Eloqua
4 2 (1.65%) Zend
4 2 (1.65%) TIBCO
4 2 (1.65%) BT
4 2 (1.65%) Perforce
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle
5 1 (0.83%) Facebook
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