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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 206 215 228
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +13
Permanent jobs citing LESS 34 47 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.58% 0.71% 0.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.46% 1.75% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 29 46 22
Median salary £37,500 £37,750 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.66% +11.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £30,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
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
2329 2689 3087
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 39.91% 40.83% 43.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2014 2258 2595
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing LESS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +26 14 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Manchester -9 11 £37,500 - 8
Lancashire +22 9 £25,000 -28.57%
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT jobs citing LESS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for LESS.

1 60 (96.77%) Sass
2 59 (95.16%) JavaScript
2 59 (95.16%) CSS
3 58 (93.55%) HTML
4 46 (74.19%) CSS3
5 44 (70.97%) HTML5
6 39 (62.90%) jQuery
7 35 (56.45%) Git (software)
8 29 (46.77%) PHP
8 29 (46.77%) AngularJS
9 26 (41.94%) User Experience
9 26 (41.94%) Node.js
10 22 (35.48%) Front End Development
11 21 (33.87%) Grunt
12 20 (32.26%) Responsive Web Design
13 19 (30.65%) WordPress
13 19 (30.65%) MVC
14 18 (29.03%) Web Design
14 18 (29.03%) .NET
15 16 (25.81%) Photoshop
15 16 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (24.19%) OO
16 15 (24.19%) Drupal
17 14 (22.58%) Jenkins
17 14 (22.58%) DevOps
18 13 (20.97%) React
18 13 (20.97%) gulp
18 13 (20.97%) PhoneGap
18 13 (20.97%) Subversion
19 12 (19.35%) TDD

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (30.65%) WordPress
2 15 (24.19%) Drupal
3 8 (12.90%) IIS
4 3 (4.84%) CMS
5 1 (1.61%) DNN
5 1 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (25.81%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.61%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.68%) PaaS
3 3 (4.84%) IaaS
3 3 (4.84%) SaaS
4 1 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.61%) GitHub
4 1 (1.61%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) AMQP
1 1 (1.61%) DNS
1 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) MySQL
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.84%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.61%) DocumentDB
Development Applications
1 35 (56.45%) Git (software)
2 21 (33.87%) Grunt
3 14 (22.58%) Jenkins
4 13 (20.97%) gulp
4 13 (20.97%) Subversion
5 9 (14.52%) Visual Studio
6 8 (12.90%) Bitbucket
7 4 (6.45%) Hudson
7 4 (6.45%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.23%) Bower
8 2 (3.23%) Jasmine
8 2 (3.23%) JIRA
9 1 (1.61%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (1.61%) GitLab
9 1 (1.61%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.61%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.61%) PHPUnit
General
1 8 (12.90%) Marketing
1 8 (12.90%) Publishing
2 7 (11.29%) Multimedia
3 5 (8.06%) Finance
4 1 (1.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 58 (93.55%) Developer
2 24 (38.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 15 (24.19%) PHP Developer
4 12 (19.35%) Senior Developer
5 10 (16.13%) Software Developer
6 8 (12.90%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 7 (11.29%) Angular Developer
8 6 (9.68%) .NET Developer
9 5 (8.06%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (6.45%) Drupal Developer
10 4 (6.45%) PHP Drupal Developer
10 4 (6.45%) WordPress Developer
11 3 (4.84%) JavaScript Engineer
11 3 (4.84%) Software Engineer
11 3 (4.84%) Web Developer
12 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
12 2 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 2 (3.23%) C# Developer
12 2 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
12 2 (3.23%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (96.77%) Sass
2 59 (95.16%) CSS
3 58 (93.55%) HTML
4 46 (74.19%) CSS3
5 44 (70.97%) HTML5
6 39 (62.90%) jQuery
7 29 (46.77%) AngularJS
8 26 (41.94%) Node.js
9 18 (29.03%) .NET
10 13 (20.97%) PhoneGap
10 13 (20.97%) React
11 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET
11 9 (14.52%) LAMP
12 8 (12.90%) jQT
12 8 (12.90%) Sencha Touch
13 7 (11.29%) REST
13 7 (11.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (9.68%) Ajax
14 6 (9.68%) KnockoutJS
15 5 (8.06%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (41.94%) User Experience
2 9 (14.52%) W3C
3 6 (9.68%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.84%) Blog
5 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.23%) iPad
7 1 (1.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.52%) Android
1 9 (14.52%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.84%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (35.48%) Front End Development
2 20 (32.26%) Responsive Web Design
3 19 (30.65%) MVC
4 18 (29.03%) Web Design
5 16 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (24.19%) OO
7 14 (22.58%) DevOps
8 12 (19.35%) TDD
9 10 (16.13%) Unit Testing
10 9 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (14.52%) Web Application Development
10 9 (14.52%) Web Development
11 7 (11.29%) SEO
12 6 (9.68%) OOP
13 5 (8.06%) Digital Marketing
13 5 (8.06%) Progressive Enhancement
13 5 (8.06%) Software Engineering
14 4 (6.45%) CRM
14 4 (6.45%) Email Marketing
14 4 (6.45%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 59 (95.16%) JavaScript
2 29 (46.77%) PHP
3 12 (19.35%) TypeScript
4 9 (14.52%) C#
5 5 (8.06%) SQL
6 4 (6.45%) Python
6 4 (6.45%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.84%) Java
8 1 (1.61%) ES6
8 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 12 (19.35%) Docker
2 8 (12.90%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.90%) Sencha
3 5 (8.06%) Xamarin
4 3 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.61%) Adobe
5 1 (1.61%) Appcelerator
5 1 (1.61%) Google
5 1 (1.61%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.61%) Zend
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