The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 231 248 -
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -
Permanent jobs citing LESS 25 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.082% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.74% 0.16% -
Number of salaries quoted 21 6 0
Average salary £32,500 £27,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.37% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -42.85%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
3377 3639 3521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 47.01% 49.58% 49.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2893 3244 3161
Average salary £37,000 £34,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% +1.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
LESS
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +17 17 £35,000 +40.00% 3
Merseyside - 5 £25,000 - 2
Cheshire +1 3 £28,500 +9.61% 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 35 (100.00%) CSS
2 34 (97.14%) JavaScript
2 34 (97.14%) jQuery
3 25 (71.43%) HTML
4 24 (68.57%) HTML5
4 24 (68.57%) CSS3
4 24 (68.57%) Sass
5 19 (54.29%) MVC
6 15 (42.86%) .NET
7 14 (40.00%) PHP
8 13 (37.14%) MySQL
9 12 (34.29%) ASP.NET
10 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
10 11 (31.43%) C#
10 11 (31.43%) SQL
10 11 (31.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (31.43%) Responsive Web Design
11 10 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 10 (28.57%) Spring.NET
11 10 (28.57%) Semantic HTML
11 10 (28.57%) Oracle
11 10 (28.57%) PL/SQL
11 10 (28.57%) IIS
11 10 (28.57%) SAP
11 10 (28.57%) LINQ
11 10 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (28.57%) NHibernate
11 10 (28.57%) .NET Framework
11 10 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (25.71%) Progressive Enhancement

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (28.57%) IIS
2 3 (8.57%) Drupal
2 3 (8.57%) Node.js
2 3 (8.57%) WordPress
3 2 (5.71%) CMS
4 1 (2.86%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.86%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) MySQL
2 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
3 10 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Git (software)
2 6 (17.14%) Subversion
3 5 (14.29%) Grunt
4 1 (2.86%) PhoneGap
General
1 3 (8.57%) Retail
2 2 (5.71%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (97.14%) Developer
2 14 (40.00%) Front-End Developer
3 10 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
3 10 (28.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 10 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 10 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 10 (28.57%) ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (22.86%) UI Programmer
4 8 (22.86%) UI Developer
5 7 (20.00%) Web Developer
6 5 (14.29%) Front-End Web Developer
7 4 (11.43%) User Experience Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Junior
8 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Lead Designer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Junior Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (100.00%) CSS
2 34 (97.14%) jQuery
3 25 (71.43%) HTML
4 24 (68.57%) HTML5
4 24 (68.57%) CSS3
4 24 (68.57%) Sass
5 15 (42.86%) .NET
6 12 (34.29%) ASP.NET
7 11 (31.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 10 (28.57%) Spring.NET
8 10 (28.57%) Semantic HTML
8 10 (28.57%) LINQ
8 10 (28.57%) NHibernate
8 10 (28.57%) .NET Framework
9 8 (22.86%) Backbone.js
9 8 (22.86%) AngularJS
10 7 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (14.29%) Haml
12 4 (11.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Open Source
2 5 (14.29%) RIA
2 5 (14.29%) W3C
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) MVC
2 11 (31.43%) Responsive Web Design
3 9 (25.71%) Progressive Enhancement
4 8 (22.86%) Web Design
4 8 (22.86%) OO
5 5 (14.29%) Validation
5 5 (14.29%) SEO
5 5 (14.29%) Information Architecture
5 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 5 (14.29%) User Stories
6 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.57%) Time Management
7 3 (8.57%) Web Accessibility
7 3 (8.57%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (5.71%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (5.71%) Web Development
8 2 (5.71%) OOP
9 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
9 1 (2.86%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (97.14%) JavaScript
2 14 (40.00%) PHP
3 11 (31.43%) C#
3 11 (31.43%) SQL
4 10 (28.57%) PL/SQL
5 3 (8.57%) PHP5
5 3 (8.57%) Objective-C
5 3 (8.57%) Ruby
6 1 (2.86%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Oracle
1 10 (28.57%) SAP
2 3 (8.57%) Twitter
3 2 (5.71%) Facebook
3 2 (5.71%) Google
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