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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 198 223 238
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +15
Permanent jobs citing LESS 58 39 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.91% 0.58% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.13% 1.48% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 53 36 28
Median salary £37,500 £38,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,000 £31,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
2729 2631 3190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 42.73% 39.33% 42.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2353 2276 2731
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,230
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +35 27 £42,500 -22.72% 6
Manchester +5 24 £28,000 -20.00% 8
Lancashire - 4 £25,000 - 2
Merseyside - 3 £37,500 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 76 (98.70%) JavaScript
1 76 (98.70%) CSS
2 75 (97.40%) HTML
3 72 (93.51%) Sass
4 53 (68.83%) CSS3
5 49 (63.64%) HTML5
6 42 (54.55%) AngularJS
7 41 (53.25%) Git (software)
8 36 (46.75%) jQuery
9 33 (42.86%) Front End Development
10 31 (40.26%) MVC
11 30 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (38.96%) Node.js
12 28 (36.36%) PHP
12 28 (36.36%) Grunt
13 25 (32.47%) User Experience
14 24 (31.17%) TDD
14 24 (31.17%) Web Development
15 21 (27.27%) Subversion
15 21 (27.27%) React
15 21 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 19 (24.68%) gulp
17 18 (23.38%) Responsive Web Design
18 17 (22.08%) WordPress
19 16 (20.78%) Docker
20 14 (18.18%) Backbone.js
21 13 (16.88%) .NET
21 13 (16.88%) TypeScript
21 13 (16.88%) Web Application Development
22 12 (15.58%) Jenkins

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 17 (22.08%) WordPress
2 12 (15.58%) Drupal
3 5 (6.49%) CMS
4 4 (5.19%) IIS
5 1 (1.30%) DNN
5 1 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (15.58%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.30%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.69%) SaaS
2 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.19%) GitHub
4 2 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (1.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) AMQP
2 1 (1.30%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) MongoDB
1 9 (11.69%) NoSQL
2 5 (6.49%) MySQL
3 2 (2.60%) DocumentDB
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (53.25%) Git (software)
2 28 (36.36%) Grunt
3 21 (27.27%) Subversion
4 19 (24.68%) gulp
5 12 (15.58%) Bitbucket
5 12 (15.58%) Jenkins
6 9 (11.69%) JIRA
7 5 (6.49%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.60%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.60%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (2.60%) PHPUnit
9 1 (1.30%) Bower
9 1 (1.30%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.30%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (9.09%) Marketing
2 5 (6.49%) Multimedia
3 4 (5.19%) Finance
3 4 (5.19%) Publishing
4 2 (2.60%) Games
5 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 71 (92.21%) Developer
2 34 (44.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 16 (20.78%) Software Developer
4 11 (14.29%) Angular Developer
4 11 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 10 (12.99%) HTML Developer
5 10 (12.99%) PHP Developer
5 10 (12.99%) Web Developer
6 9 (11.69%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 8 (10.39%) .NET Developer
7 8 (10.39%) HTML CSS Developer
7 8 (10.39%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (9.09%) C# Developer
8 7 (9.09%) Email Developer
9 6 (7.79%) .NET Software Developer
9 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (7.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (7.79%) C# Software Developer
10 5 (6.49%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (98.70%) CSS
2 75 (97.40%) HTML
3 72 (93.51%) Sass
4 53 (68.83%) CSS3
5 49 (63.64%) HTML5
6 42 (54.55%) AngularJS
7 36 (46.75%) jQuery
8 30 (38.96%) Node.js
9 21 (27.27%) React
9 21 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 14 (18.18%) Backbone.js
11 13 (16.88%) .NET
12 11 (14.29%) Ember.js
13 10 (12.99%) KnockoutJS
14 9 (11.69%) Symfony
15 8 (10.39%) MEAN Stack
16 7 (9.09%) ASP.NET
16 7 (9.09%) PhoneGap
16 7 (9.09%) REST
17 6 (7.79%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 25 (32.47%) User Experience
2 12 (15.58%) Mobile App
3 9 (11.69%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.49%) W3C
5 3 (3.90%) Blog
5 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.90%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.60%) Mobile Games
7 1 (1.30%) iPad
7 1 (1.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.49%) Android
1 5 (6.49%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.60%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.86%) Front End Development
2 31 (40.26%) MVC
3 30 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (31.17%) TDD
4 24 (31.17%) Web Development
5 18 (23.38%) Responsive Web Design
6 13 (16.88%) Web Application Development
7 12 (15.58%) Web Design
8 11 (14.29%) DevOps
8 11 (14.29%) OO
9 9 (11.69%) Machine Learning
10 8 (10.39%) E-Commerce
10 8 (10.39%) Wireframes
11 7 (9.09%) OOP
11 7 (9.09%) SEO
12 6 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (6.49%) Digital Marketing
13 5 (6.49%) Scrum
13 5 (6.49%) Software Engineering
14 4 (5.19%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 76 (98.70%) JavaScript
2 28 (36.36%) PHP
3 13 (16.88%) TypeScript
4 12 (15.58%) Java
5 8 (10.39%) C#
6 3 (3.90%) ES6
6 3 (3.90%) Python
7 2 (2.60%) SQL
8 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 16 (20.78%) Docker
2 4 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.30%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.19%) Sencha
3 3 (3.90%) Adobe
3 3 (3.90%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (3.90%) Xamarin
3 3 (3.90%) Zend
4 1 (1.30%) Google
4 1 (1.30%) hybris
4 1 (1.30%) Sitecore
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