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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 206 233 245
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +12
Permanent jobs citing LESS 47 16 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.73% 0.23% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.77% 0.53% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 47 15 8
Average salary £37,750 £32,500 £26,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.15% +23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £22,850
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £35,000 £33,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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
2659 3038 3593
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.08% 43.84% 48.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2238 2549 3206
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
Cheshire +16 25 £40,000 +23.07% 6
Manchester +14 20 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Lancashire - 2 £35,000 - 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 104 (98.11%) HTML
2 96 (90.57%) Sass
3 95 (89.62%) CSS
4 89 (83.96%) JavaScript
5 82 (77.36%) jQuery
6 69 (65.09%) HTML5
7 68 (64.15%) User Experience
8 55 (51.89%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (39.62%) CSS3
9 42 (39.62%) AngularJS
10 41 (38.68%) MVC
11 33 (31.13%) CMS
12 31 (29.25%) Photoshop
13 29 (27.36%) Scrum
14 28 (26.42%) Git (software)
14 28 (26.42%) Backbone.js
15 26 (24.53%) Responsive Web Design
16 25 (23.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 25 (23.58%) OO
17 23 (21.70%) TDD
18 21 (19.81%) Web Design
19 20 (18.87%) Ajax
20 19 (17.92%) SVG
20 19 (17.92%) Web Services
20 19 (17.92%) KnockoutJS
21 18 (16.98%) HTTP
22 17 (16.04%) Degree
22 17 (16.04%) SQL
23 16 (15.09%) Adobe
23 16 (15.09%) PHP

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 33 (31.13%) CMS
2 7 (6.60%) Umbraco
2 7 (6.60%) WordPress
3 6 (5.66%) Drupal
4 2 (1.89%) Node.js
5 1 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 31 (29.25%) Photoshop
2 15 (14.15%) Adobe Illustrator
2 15 (14.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 14 (13.21%) OmniGraffle
4 6 (5.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Magento
2 1 (0.94%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.98%) HTTP
2 6 (5.66%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.77%) OLTP
3 3 (2.83%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (26.42%) Git (software)
2 15 (14.15%) Jasmine
3 14 (13.21%) Axure RP
4 10 (9.43%) Grunt
5 9 (8.49%) gulp
6 7 (6.60%) Bower
7 5 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (4.72%) Mercurial
8 3 (2.83%) Subversion
9 2 (1.89%) Mocha
9 2 (1.89%) QUnit
10 1 (0.94%) Phing
10 1 (0.94%) Selenium
10 1 (0.94%) Ant
10 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (10.38%) Finance
2 6 (5.66%) Banking
3 4 (3.77%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.83%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (2.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 82 (77.36%) Developer
2 48 (45.28%) Front-End Developer
3 18 (16.98%) Designer
4 17 (16.04%) Web Developer
5 13 (12.26%) Architect
6 10 (9.43%) JavaScript Developer
7 9 (8.49%) HTML Developer
7 9 (8.49%) Front-End Web Developer
8 8 (7.55%) .NET Developer
9 7 (6.60%) Web Designer
9 7 (6.60%) UX Designer
10 6 (5.66%) User Experience Architect
10 6 (5.66%) UI/UX Designer
10 6 (5.66%) UI Designer
10 6 (5.66%) Drupal Developer
11 5 (4.72%) Senior Developer
11 5 (4.72%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 3 (2.83%) UI Programmer
12 3 (2.83%) UI Developer
13 2 (1.89%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (98.11%) HTML
2 96 (90.57%) Sass
3 95 (89.62%) CSS
4 82 (77.36%) jQuery
5 69 (65.09%) HTML5
6 42 (39.62%) CSS3
6 42 (39.62%) AngularJS
7 28 (26.42%) Backbone.js
8 25 (23.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 20 (18.87%) Ajax
10 19 (17.92%) SVG
10 19 (17.92%) Web Services
10 19 (17.92%) KnockoutJS
11 16 (15.09%) XHTML
12 12 (11.32%) Symfony
12 12 (11.32%) YUI
13 11 (10.38%) .NET
13 11 (10.38%) ASP.NET
14 10 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (7.55%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 68 (64.15%) User Experience
2 14 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (12.26%) Mobile App
3 13 (12.26%) Taxonomies
4 12 (11.32%) Smartphone
5 11 (10.38%) Visualisation
6 8 (7.55%) Inversion of Control
7 7 (6.60%) Social Network
8 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.94%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.94%) W3C
9 1 (0.94%) Mobile Games
9 1 (0.94%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.94%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.83%) UNIX
1 3 (2.83%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (51.89%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (38.68%) MVC
3 29 (27.36%) Scrum
4 26 (24.53%) Responsive Web Design
5 25 (23.58%) OO
6 23 (21.70%) TDD
7 21 (19.81%) Web Design
8 12 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (9.43%) Automated Testing
10 8 (7.55%) Use Case
11 7 (6.60%) Unit Testing
11 7 (6.60%) Web Accessibility
11 7 (6.60%) Mobile First
11 7 (6.60%) API Integration
12 6 (5.66%) Mobile Development
12 6 (5.66%) People Management
12 6 (5.66%) E-Commerce
13 5 (4.72%) Web Development
13 5 (4.72%) Kanban
14 4 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 89 (83.96%) JavaScript
2 17 (16.04%) SQL
3 16 (15.09%) PHP
4 12 (11.32%) C#
5 5 (4.72%) Java
6 3 (2.83%) C
7 2 (1.89%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (16.04%) Degree
2 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.60%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (15.09%) Adobe
2 10 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.60%) Google
4 5 (4.72%) Twitter
5 2 (1.89%) Zend
6 1 (0.94%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.94%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.94%) Alterian
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