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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 227 225 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Permanent jobs citing LESS 29 15 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.21% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.88% 0.45% -
Number of salaries quoted 27 11 0
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
3300 3338 3532
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.30% 47.52% 47.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2786 2980 3211
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 £26,381
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 21 August 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 21 August 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 18 £32,500 - 3
Manchester -6 8 £40,000 +23.07% 3
Merseyside - 1 £32,500 - 2
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 49 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 49 (100.00%) CSS
2 40 (81.63%) jQuery
3 38 (77.55%) CSS3
4 37 (75.51%) HTML
4 37 (75.51%) HTML5
5 36 (73.47%) Sass
6 20 (40.82%) MVC
6 20 (40.82%) Git (software)
7 17 (34.69%) TDD
8 15 (30.61%) Google
8 15 (30.61%) Google Maps API
8 15 (30.61%) Backbone.js
9 14 (28.57%) AngularJS
10 13 (26.53%) .NET
11 12 (24.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 11 (22.45%) C#
12 11 (22.45%) Symfony
13 10 (20.41%) PL/SQL
13 10 (20.41%) SQL
13 10 (20.41%) MySQL
13 10 (20.41%) Oracle
13 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
13 10 (20.41%) IIS
13 10 (20.41%) SAP
13 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
13 10 (20.41%) Finance
13 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (20.41%) NHibernate

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (20.41%) IIS
2 7 (14.29%) CMS
2 7 (14.29%) WordPress
3 6 (12.24%) Umbraco
4 3 (6.12%) Node.js
5 1 (2.04%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.04%) Fireworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) MySQL
1 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
1 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (40.82%) Git (software)
2 10 (20.41%) Bower
3 6 (12.24%) Grunt
4 3 (6.12%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Marketing
3 3 (6.12%) Games
3 3 (6.12%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (97.96%) Developer
2 24 (48.98%) Front-End Developer
3 11 (22.45%) Web Developer
4 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET Developer
4 10 (20.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 10 (20.41%) .NET Developer
4 10 (20.41%) C# Developer
4 10 (20.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (16.33%) Front-End Web Developer
6 7 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (12.24%) UI Developer
7 6 (12.24%) UI Programmer
8 5 (10.20%) Lead Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Junior Front-End Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Junior Developer
9 1 (2.04%) GIS Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Technical Leader
9 1 (2.04%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (100.00%) CSS
2 40 (81.63%) jQuery
3 38 (77.55%) CSS3
4 37 (75.51%) HTML5
4 37 (75.51%) HTML
5 36 (73.47%) Sass
6 15 (30.61%) Backbone.js
6 15 (30.61%) Google Maps API
7 14 (28.57%) AngularJS
8 13 (26.53%) .NET
9 12 (24.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (22.45%) Symfony
11 10 (20.41%) LINQ
11 10 (20.41%) Spring.NET
11 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
11 10 (20.41%) NHibernate
11 10 (20.41%) .NET Framework
11 10 (20.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 6 (12.24%) Modernizr
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.04%) GIS
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) MVC
2 17 (34.69%) TDD
3 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
4 8 (16.33%) Scrum
4 8 (16.33%) OO
5 7 (14.29%) BDD
6 6 (12.24%) Email Marketing
7 5 (10.20%) SEO
7 5 (10.20%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (8.16%) Progressive Enhancement
9 3 (6.12%) OOP
9 3 (6.12%) Web Development
9 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.12%) Time Management
9 3 (6.12%) Web Accessibility
9 3 (6.12%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (6.12%) Domain-Driven Design
9 3 (6.12%) Web Design
10 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (4.08%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 49 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (22.45%) C#
3 10 (20.41%) PL/SQL
3 10 (20.41%) SQL
4 8 (16.33%) PHP
5 4 (8.16%) Ruby
5 4 (8.16%) Python
6 3 (6.12%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) Degree
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) Google
2 10 (20.41%) Oracle
2 10 (20.41%) SAP
3 9 (18.37%) Twitter
4 6 (12.24%) EPiServer
4 6 (12.24%) Eloqua
5 1 (2.04%) Adobe
5 1 (2.04%) ESRI
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