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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 226 215 215
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Permanent jobs citing LESS 33 26 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.42% 0.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.25% 1.10% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 30 21 43
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
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
2634 2374 3058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 42.12% 38.55% 40.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2323 2047 2667
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -7 25 £39,250 +20.76% 13
Cheshire +14 5 £32,500 -3.70% 2
Merseyside -14 2 £32,500 -7.14%
Lancashire - 1 £35,000 - 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 85 (98.84%) JavaScript
2 84 (97.67%) CSS
3 82 (95.35%) HTML
4 80 (93.02%) Sass
5 60 (69.77%) CSS3
6 55 (63.95%) HTML5
7 50 (58.14%) Git (software)
8 49 (56.98%) AngularJS
9 39 (45.35%) jQuery
9 39 (45.35%) MVC
9 39 (45.35%) Front End Development
10 35 (40.70%) Node.js
11 32 (37.21%) Grunt
12 31 (36.05%) Web Development
13 30 (34.88%) PHP
14 29 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
15 27 (31.40%) TDD
16 26 (30.23%) Subversion
16 26 (30.23%) User Experience
17 25 (29.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 24 (27.91%) gulp
19 23 (26.74%) React
20 21 (24.42%) Backbone.js
21 20 (23.26%) WordPress
22 19 (22.09%) Responsive Web Design
23 16 (18.60%) TypeScript
23 16 (18.60%) Docker
23 16 (18.60%) Web Design
24 15 (17.44%) Jenkins
25 14 (16.28%) Ember.js

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 20 (23.26%) WordPress
2 11 (12.79%) Drupal
3 7 (8.14%) CMS
4 3 (3.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.16%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.16%) DNN
5 1 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.16%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 10 (11.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.79%) SaaS
2 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.65%) GitHub
4 2 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) AMQP
2 1 (1.16%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.12%) NoSQL
2 12 (13.95%) MongoDB
3 9 (10.47%) MySQL
4 2 (2.33%) DocumentDB
4 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 50 (58.14%) Git (software)
2 32 (37.21%) Grunt
3 26 (30.23%) Subversion
4 24 (27.91%) gulp
5 15 (17.44%) Jenkins
6 13 (15.12%) Bitbucket
7 12 (13.95%) JIRA
8 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.16%) Bower
9 1 (1.16%) git-flow
9 1 (1.16%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.16%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.16%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.16%) PHPUnit
9 1 (1.16%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (6.98%) Marketing
2 5 (5.81%) Multimedia
3 3 (3.49%) Finance
3 3 (3.49%) Games
3 3 (3.49%) Publishing
4 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 82 (95.35%) Developer
2 41 (47.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 16 (18.60%) HTML Developer
4 15 (17.44%) JavaScript Developer
4 15 (17.44%) Web Developer
5 14 (16.28%) HTML CSS Developer
5 14 (16.28%) PHP Developer
5 14 (16.28%) Software Developer
6 13 (15.12%) Senior Developer
7 11 (12.79%) Angular Developer
8 9 (10.47%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 8 (9.30%) .NET Developer
10 7 (8.14%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (8.14%) C# Developer
10 7 (8.14%) Email Developer
11 6 (6.98%) .NET Software Developer
11 6 (6.98%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (6.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (6.98%) C# Software Developer
12 5 (5.81%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (97.67%) CSS
2 82 (95.35%) HTML
3 80 (93.02%) Sass
4 60 (69.77%) CSS3
5 55 (63.95%) HTML5
6 49 (56.98%) AngularJS
7 39 (45.35%) jQuery
8 35 (40.70%) Node.js
9 25 (29.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 23 (26.74%) React
11 21 (24.42%) Backbone.js
12 14 (16.28%) Ember.js
12 14 (16.28%) KnockoutJS
13 11 (12.79%) .NET
14 10 (11.63%) MEAN Stack
14 10 (11.63%) Symfony
15 9 (10.47%) Laravel
16 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET
17 6 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
18 5 (5.81%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 26 (30.23%) User Experience
2 11 (12.79%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (12.79%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.49%) Mobile Games
3 3 (3.49%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.49%) W3C
4 1 (1.16%) Blog
4 1 (1.16%) iPad
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) Social Media
4 1 (1.16%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.98%) Android
2 5 (5.81%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (45.35%) Front End Development
1 39 (45.35%) MVC
2 31 (36.05%) Web Development
3 29 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (31.40%) TDD
5 19 (22.09%) Responsive Web Design
6 16 (18.60%) Web Design
7 14 (16.28%) Web Application Development
8 12 (13.95%) OO
9 11 (12.79%) Machine Learning
10 10 (11.63%) Wireframes
11 9 (10.47%) DevOps
11 9 (10.47%) E-Commerce
12 7 (8.14%) SEO
13 5 (5.81%) BDD
13 5 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (5.81%) Scrum
13 5 (5.81%) Unit Testing
14 4 (4.65%) Microservices
14 4 (4.65%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 85 (98.84%) JavaScript
2 30 (34.88%) PHP
3 16 (18.60%) TypeScript
4 14 (16.28%) Java
5 8 (9.30%) C#
6 5 (5.81%) Python
7 3 (3.49%) SQL
8 2 (2.33%) ES6
9 1 (1.16%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.49%) Degree
2 1 (1.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) QA
System Software
1 16 (18.60%) Docker
2 3 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.16%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 7 (8.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.81%) Adobe
2 5 (5.81%) Zend
3 3 (3.49%) Sencha
3 3 (3.49%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.16%) Google
4 1 (1.16%) hybris
4 1 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.16%) Sitecore
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