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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 186 218 241
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +23
Permanent jobs citing LESS 52 20 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 0.30% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.08% 0.66% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 51 17 11
Average salary £37,750 £35,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.85% +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £31,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £30,000
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
2501 3049 3540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.05% 45.14% 49.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2088 2593 3165
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Manchester +28 27 £35,000 - 5
Cheshire +20 24 £40,000 +36.75% 5
Lancashire - 1 £32,500 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 117 (95.90%) HTML
2 111 (90.98%) Sass
3 110 (90.16%) CSS
4 104 (85.25%) JavaScript
5 86 (70.49%) jQuery
6 77 (63.11%) HTML5
7 63 (51.64%) User Experience
8 60 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
9 49 (40.16%) CSS3
10 45 (36.89%) AngularJS
11 42 (34.43%) MVC
12 33 (27.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 32 (26.23%) Photoshop
14 31 (25.41%) Git (software)
15 30 (24.59%) Backbone.js
16 28 (22.95%) PHP
17 27 (22.13%) CMS
17 27 (22.13%) Degree
18 24 (19.67%) Responsive Web Design
19 23 (18.85%) Scrum
19 23 (18.85%) Web Design
19 23 (18.85%) Web Services
19 23 (18.85%) OO
19 23 (18.85%) Ajax
20 20 (16.39%) SQL
21 18 (14.75%) Twitter
21 18 (14.75%) Zurb Foundation
22 17 (13.93%) Ember.js
22 17 (13.93%) Adobe
22 17 (13.93%) TDD

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 27 (22.13%) CMS
2 16 (13.11%) WordPress
3 9 (7.38%) Umbraco
4 7 (5.74%) Drupal
5 2 (1.64%) Node.js
6 1 (0.82%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.82%) Mule
6 1 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.82%) Confluence
6 1 (0.82%) JBoss
6 1 (0.82%) Apache
6 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (26.23%) Photoshop
2 14 (11.48%) Adobe Illustrator
2 14 (11.48%) OmniGraffle
2 14 (11.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (4.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Magento
1 1 (0.82%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.64%) Silverpop
2 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.02%) HTTP
2 2 (1.64%) Internet
3 1 (0.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.48%) MySQL
3 4 (3.28%) OLTP
4 1 (0.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 31 (25.41%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.48%) Axure RP
3 8 (6.56%) Grunt
4 6 (4.92%) Jasmine
5 5 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.28%) Mercurial
6 4 (3.28%) Selenium
7 3 (2.46%) Bower
8 2 (1.64%) Ant
8 2 (1.64%) Subversion
8 2 (1.64%) Mocha
8 2 (1.64%) QUnit
9 1 (0.82%) Phing
9 1 (0.82%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.82%) JIRA
9 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.82%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (6.56%) Finance
2 6 (4.92%) Marketing
3 4 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.82%) Billing
4 1 (0.82%) Advertising
4 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.82%) Games
Job Titles
1 95 (77.87%) Developer
2 57 (46.72%) Front-End Developer
3 24 (19.67%) Web Developer
4 21 (17.21%) Designer
5 13 (10.66%) Architect
6 12 (9.84%) Front-End Web Developer
7 10 (8.20%) Senior Developer
7 10 (8.20%) Web Designer
8 9 (7.38%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 9 (7.38%) UI Designer
9 8 (6.56%) .NET Developer
10 7 (5.74%) UX Designer
10 7 (5.74%) Drupal Developer
11 6 (4.92%) User Experience Architect
11 6 (4.92%) HTML Developer
11 6 (4.92%) JavaScript Developer
12 3 (2.46%) PHP Developer
13 2 (1.64%) Senior Web Developer
13 2 (1.64%) AWS Developer
13 2 (1.64%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (95.90%) HTML
2 111 (90.98%) Sass
3 110 (90.16%) CSS
4 86 (70.49%) jQuery
5 77 (63.11%) HTML5
6 49 (40.16%) CSS3
7 45 (36.89%) AngularJS
8 33 (27.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 30 (24.59%) Backbone.js
10 23 (18.85%) Web Services
10 23 (18.85%) Ajax
11 18 (14.75%) Zurb Foundation
12 17 (13.93%) Ember.js
13 16 (13.11%) XHTML
14 12 (9.84%) YUI
14 12 (9.84%) LAMP
14 12 (9.84%) KnockoutJS
15 10 (8.20%) .NET
15 10 (8.20%) ASP.NET
16 9 (7.38%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 63 (51.64%) User Experience
2 14 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.66%) Taxonomies
4 12 (9.84%) Smartphone
5 10 (8.20%) Social Network
6 8 (6.56%) Inversion of Control
7 7 (5.74%) Mobile App
8 4 (3.28%) Visualisation
8 4 (3.28%) Open Source
9 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.64%) Social Media
10 1 (0.82%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.82%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.82%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.28%) Linux
1 4 (3.28%) UNIX
2 1 (0.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (34.43%) MVC
3 24 (19.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 23 (18.85%) Scrum
4 23 (18.85%) Web Design
4 23 (18.85%) OO
5 17 (13.93%) TDD
6 16 (13.11%) Web Development
7 10 (8.20%) Automated Testing
8 9 (7.38%) Mobile Development
9 8 (6.56%) Use Case
10 7 (5.74%) Web Accessibility
10 7 (5.74%) E-Commerce
10 7 (5.74%) OOP
10 7 (5.74%) OO PHP
11 6 (4.92%) People Management
11 6 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (4.10%) Kanban
12 5 (4.10%) Product Management
13 4 (3.28%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (85.25%) JavaScript
2 28 (22.95%) PHP
3 20 (16.39%) SQL
4 10 (8.20%) C#
5 7 (5.74%) Java
6 2 (1.64%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.82%) RPG
Qualifications
1 27 (22.13%) Degree
2 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.46%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.82%) Varnish
Vendors
1 18 (14.75%) Twitter
2 17 (13.93%) Adobe
3 9 (7.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.46%) Google
4 3 (2.46%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.64%) Zend
5 2 (1.64%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.82%) Alterian
6 1 (0.82%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle
6 1 (0.82%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.82%) BT
6 1 (0.82%) Perforce
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