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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 208 213 239
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +26
Permanent jobs citing LESS 19 45 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.70% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.85% 1.70% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 14 45 19
Median salary £38,000 £37,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.85%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
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
2225 2645 3057
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 39.75% 41.13% 43.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1914 2239 2588
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 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,500 £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 29 June 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 29 June 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
Manchester -11 12 £39,250 +8.27% 9
Lancashire +15 5 - - 2
Cheshire +13 1 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Merseyside - 1 £30,000 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 48 (94.12%) JavaScript
1 48 (94.12%) CSS
1 48 (94.12%) Sass
2 47 (92.16%) HTML
3 37 (72.55%) HTML5
4 34 (66.67%) CSS3
4 34 (66.67%) jQuery
5 23 (45.10%) Git (software)
5 23 (45.10%) AngularJS
6 21 (41.18%) Front End Development
7 18 (35.29%) PHP
7 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (33.33%) OO
8 17 (33.33%) Node.js
8 17 (33.33%) Grunt
8 17 (33.33%) User Experience
9 16 (31.37%) .NET
10 15 (29.41%) Responsive Web Design
11 12 (23.53%) Jenkins
11 12 (23.53%) Photoshop
11 12 (23.53%) Web Design
11 12 (23.53%) MVC
11 12 (23.53%) Unit Testing
12 11 (21.57%) PhoneGap
12 11 (21.57%) Subversion
13 10 (19.61%) TDD
13 10 (19.61%) React
14 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET
14 9 (17.65%) C#
14 9 (17.65%) REST

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 8 (15.69%) Drupal
2 7 (13.73%) WordPress
3 6 (11.76%) IIS
4 2 (3.92%) CMS
5 1 (1.96%) DNN
5 1 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (23.53%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (11.76%) PaaS
3 3 (5.88%) IaaS
4 1 (1.96%) GitHub
4 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) AMQP
1 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (45.10%) Git (software)
2 17 (33.33%) Grunt
3 12 (23.53%) Jenkins
4 11 (21.57%) Subversion
5 7 (13.73%) gulp
5 7 (13.73%) Visual Studio
6 6 (11.76%) Hudson
6 6 (11.76%) TeamCity
7 4 (7.84%) Bitbucket
8 2 (3.92%) Bower
8 2 (3.92%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.96%) Ant
9 1 (1.96%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (1.96%) GitLab
9 1 (1.96%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.96%) Phing
9 1 (1.96%) PHPUnit
9 1 (1.96%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (1.96%) Selenium
General
1 6 (11.76%) Publishing
2 5 (9.80%) Finance
3 3 (5.88%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.92%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) Automotive
5 1 (1.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 48 (94.12%) Developer
2 21 (41.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 11 (21.57%) Senior Developer
4 8 (15.69%) PHP Developer
4 8 (15.69%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 6 (11.76%) .NET Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Software Developer
6 5 (9.80%) Angular Developer
6 5 (9.80%) Web Developer
7 4 (7.84%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (5.88%) JavaScript Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.92%) C# Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 2 (3.92%) Full Stack Developer
9 2 (3.92%) HTML CSS Developer
9 2 (3.92%) HTML Developer
9 2 (3.92%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (94.12%) CSS
1 48 (94.12%) Sass
2 47 (92.16%) HTML
3 37 (72.55%) HTML5
4 34 (66.67%) CSS3
4 34 (66.67%) jQuery
5 23 (45.10%) AngularJS
6 17 (33.33%) Node.js
7 16 (31.37%) .NET
8 11 (21.57%) PhoneGap
9 10 (19.61%) React
10 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET
10 9 (17.65%) REST
11 7 (13.73%) Semantic HTML
12 6 (11.76%) DOM
12 6 (11.76%) jQT
12 6 (11.76%) LAMP
12 6 (11.76%) Sencha Touch
12 6 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (9.80%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (33.33%) User Experience
2 8 (15.69%) W3C
3 5 (9.80%) Mobile App
4 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.88%) Blog
5 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.96%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.96%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Android
1 7 (13.73%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Front End Development
2 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (33.33%) OO
4 15 (29.41%) Responsive Web Design
5 12 (23.53%) MVC
5 12 (23.53%) Unit Testing
5 12 (23.53%) Web Design
6 10 (19.61%) TDD
7 8 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (15.69%) DevOps
8 7 (13.73%) Progressive Enhancement
8 7 (13.73%) Web Development
9 6 (11.76%) Mobile First
9 6 (11.76%) OOP
10 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
11 4 (7.84%) CRM
11 4 (7.84%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
11 4 (7.84%) Scrum
11 4 (7.84%) SMACSS
11 4 (7.84%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (94.12%) JavaScript
2 18 (35.29%) PHP
3 9 (17.65%) C#
4 7 (13.73%) TypeScript
5 6 (11.76%) SQL
6 5 (9.80%) T-SQL
7 4 (7.84%) Python
8 1 (1.96%) ES6
8 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) Docker
2 6 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.76%) Sencha
3 5 (9.80%) Xamarin
4 3 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.96%) Adobe
5 1 (1.96%) Appcelerator
5 1 (1.96%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.96%) Twitter
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