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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 227 219 249
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +30
Permanent jobs citing LESS 29 20 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.30% 0.042%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.91% 0.62% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 28 16 0
Average salary £35,000 £36,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% -
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
3171 3204 3475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 42.75% 48.25% 48.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2728 2860 3099
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +1 17 £32,500 - 4
Manchester -13 10 £40,000 +6.66% 8
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 45 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 45 (100.00%) CSS
2 40 (88.89%) Sass
3 38 (84.44%) CSS3
4 37 (82.22%) HTML5
4 37 (82.22%) HTML
5 35 (77.78%) jQuery
6 24 (53.33%) TDD
7 22 (48.89%) Git (software)
8 17 (37.78%) User Experience
8 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (35.56%) Google
9 16 (35.56%) Google Maps API
10 15 (33.33%) Backbone.js
10 15 (33.33%) AngularJS
11 12 (26.67%) Symfony
11 12 (26.67%) Scrum
12 11 (24.44%) MVC
12 11 (24.44%) Bower
13 10 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 10 (22.22%) Finance
14 9 (20.00%) Software Engineering
14 9 (20.00%) Twitter
14 9 (20.00%) BDD
15 8 (17.78%) Ajax
15 8 (17.78%) Photoshop
16 7 (15.56%) OO
16 7 (15.56%) CMS
16 7 (15.56%) WordPress
17 6 (13.33%) Umbraco

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 7 (15.56%) CMS
1 7 (15.56%) WordPress
2 6 (13.33%) Umbraco
3 3 (6.67%) Node.js
4 2 (4.44%) IIS
5 1 (2.22%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.22%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) MySQL
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (48.89%) Git (software)
2 11 (24.44%) Bower
3 6 (13.33%) Grunt
4 4 (8.89%) Selenium
5 3 (6.67%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Marketing
3 3 (6.67%) Games
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (97.78%) Developer
2 23 (51.11%) Front-End Developer
3 14 (31.11%) Web Developer
4 10 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
5 8 (17.78%) Front-End Web Developer
6 5 (11.11%) UI Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Lead Developer
7 4 (8.89%) UI Programmer
8 2 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.44%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Junior
8 2 (4.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Junior Front-End Developer
8 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Junior Developer
9 1 (2.22%) GIS Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Technical Leader
9 1 (2.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (100.00%) CSS
2 40 (88.89%) Sass
3 38 (84.44%) CSS3
4 37 (82.22%) HTML
4 37 (82.22%) HTML5
5 35 (77.78%) jQuery
6 16 (35.56%) Google Maps API
7 15 (33.33%) Backbone.js
7 15 (33.33%) AngularJS
8 12 (26.67%) Symfony
9 10 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (17.78%) Ajax
11 6 (13.33%) Modernizr
12 5 (11.11%) REST
13 4 (8.89%) Ember.js
13 4 (8.89%) WebSockets
13 4 (8.89%) JSON
14 3 (6.67%) WebGL
14 3 (6.67%) HTML5 Canvas
15 2 (4.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (37.78%) User Experience
2 4 (8.89%) Open Source
2 4 (8.89%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) GIS
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (53.33%) TDD
2 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.67%) Scrum
4 11 (24.44%) MVC
5 9 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 9 (20.00%) BDD
6 7 (15.56%) OO
7 6 (13.33%) Email Marketing
8 5 (11.11%) User Stories
9 3 (6.67%) Domain-Driven Design
9 3 (6.67%) Web Development
9 3 (6.67%) OOP
10 2 (4.44%) SEO
10 2 (4.44%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (4.44%) OO PHP
11 1 (2.22%) DSDM
11 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
11 1 (2.22%) Pay per click
11 1 (2.22%) Mobile Application Development
11 1 (2.22%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 45 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (11.11%) PHP
3 4 (8.89%) Java
3 4 (8.89%) Python
4 3 (6.67%) Ruby
4 3 (6.67%) C#
5 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) Google
2 9 (20.00%) Twitter
3 6 (13.33%) EPiServer
3 6 (13.33%) Eloqua
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle
4 2 (4.44%) SAP
5 1 (2.22%) Adobe
5 1 (2.22%) ESRI
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