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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 206 202 244
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +42
Permanent jobs citing LESS 29 66 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.95% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.42% 2.37% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 24 58 14
Average salary £37,500 £29,000 £26,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.31% +8.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,850 £20,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -17.64%
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
2049 2790 3301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 37.03% 40.32% 49.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1781 2456 2929
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 13 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(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
Manchester -15 15 £37,500 +38.88% 10
Cheshire +23 7 £37,500 +14.50% 1
Merseyside - 7 £42,500 - 4
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 58 (100.00%) CSS
2 57 (98.28%) HTML
3 56 (96.55%) JavaScript
4 52 (89.66%) Sass
5 43 (74.14%) HTML5
6 42 (72.41%) jQuery
6 42 (72.41%) CSS3
7 28 (48.28%) Git (software)
8 27 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (44.83%) Front End Development
10 25 (43.10%) User Experience
10 25 (43.10%) PHP
11 24 (41.38%) AngularJS
12 21 (36.21%) Responsive Web Design
13 19 (32.76%) Backbone.js
14 17 (29.31%) Grunt
15 16 (27.59%) Node.js
15 16 (27.59%) OO
16 15 (25.86%) Photoshop
16 15 (25.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 14 (24.14%) Web Design
18 13 (22.41%) WordPress
18 13 (22.41%) Semantic HTML
19 12 (20.69%) REST
19 12 (20.69%) Unit Testing
19 12 (20.69%) TDD
19 12 (20.69%) Subversion
19 12 (20.69%) MVC
20 11 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
20 11 (18.97%) DevOps

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16 (27.59%) Node.js
2 13 (22.41%) WordPress
3 9 (15.52%) Drupal
4 6 (10.34%) CMS
5 5 (8.62%) IIS
6 2 (3.45%) nginx
7 1 (1.72%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (25.86%) Photoshop
2 6 (10.34%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.72%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.45%) SaaS
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.72%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) Internet
2 4 (6.90%) HTTP
2 4 (6.90%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) MySQL
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (48.28%) Git (software)
2 17 (29.31%) Grunt
3 12 (20.69%) Subversion
4 10 (17.24%) Jasmine
5 9 (15.52%) Jenkins
6 7 (12.07%) JIRA
7 6 (10.34%) Ant
7 6 (10.34%) gulp
7 6 (10.34%) Phing
8 5 (8.62%) Visual Studio
9 4 (6.90%) GitLab
9 4 (6.90%) Hudson
9 4 (6.90%) TeamCity
10 2 (3.45%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (3.45%) Selenium
10 2 (3.45%) webpack
11 1 (1.72%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 1 (1.72%) ClearCase
11 1 (1.72%) Eclipse
11 1 (1.72%) Mercurial
General
1 5 (8.62%) Publishing
2 4 (6.90%) Banking
2 4 (6.90%) Finance
3 3 (5.17%) Marketing
4 1 (1.72%) Automotive
4 1 (1.72%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Electronics
4 1 (1.72%) Games
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (81.03%) Developer
2 24 (41.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 12 (20.69%) HTML Developer
3 12 (20.69%) Web Developer
4 10 (17.24%) HTML CSS Developer
5 8 (13.79%) JavaScript Developer
5 8 (13.79%) Senior Developer
5 8 (13.79%) UI Developer
6 7 (12.07%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 7 (12.07%) PHP Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Junior
7 5 (8.62%) Junior Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Senior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (6.90%) .NET Developer
9 3 (5.17%) Angular Developer
9 3 (5.17%) Architect
9 3 (5.17%) Lead Architect
10 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 2 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Junior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (100.00%) CSS
2 57 (98.28%) HTML
3 52 (89.66%) Sass
4 43 (74.14%) HTML5
5 42 (72.41%) CSS3
5 42 (72.41%) jQuery
6 24 (41.38%) AngularJS
7 19 (32.76%) Backbone.js
8 15 (25.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 13 (22.41%) Semantic HTML
10 12 (20.69%) REST
11 10 (17.24%) .NET
11 10 (17.24%) JSON
11 10 (17.24%) SVG
12 8 (13.79%) DOM
12 8 (13.79%) KnockoutJS
13 7 (12.07%) Web Services
14 6 (10.34%) PhoneGap
14 6 (10.34%) React
14 6 (10.34%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (43.10%) User Experience
2 5 (8.62%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.90%) Social Media
3 4 (6.90%) Visualisation
4 3 (5.17%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.45%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (3.45%) W3C
6 1 (1.72%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Android
1 5 (8.62%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.45%) Windows
3 1 (1.72%) Debian
3 1 (1.72%) Linux
3 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (44.83%) Front End Development
3 21 (36.21%) Responsive Web Design
4 16 (27.59%) OO
5 14 (24.14%) Web Design
6 12 (20.69%) MVC
6 12 (20.69%) TDD
6 12 (20.69%) Unit Testing
7 11 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (18.97%) DevOps
8 8 (13.79%) Progressive Enhancement
8 8 (13.79%) SOA
9 6 (10.34%) Scrum
10 4 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (6.90%) Mobile First
10 4 (6.90%) Translating Business Requirements
10 4 (6.90%) Web Development
10 4 (6.90%) Workflow
11 3 (5.17%) CRM
11 3 (5.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 56 (96.55%) JavaScript
2 25 (43.10%) PHP
3 6 (10.34%) Python
4 5 (8.62%) C#
5 4 (6.90%) C
5 4 (6.90%) SQL
5 4 (6.90%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.07%) Adobe
3 5 (8.62%) Sencha
4 3 (5.17%) Twitter
5 2 (3.45%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.72%) Appcelerator
6 1 (1.72%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.72%) hybris
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