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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England / North West
Rank 208 205 200
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Permanent jobs citing LESS 41 28 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.50% 0.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.64% 1.36% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 36 23 53
Median salary £45,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £23,400 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.85%

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
2494 2062 2810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.97% 37.13% 41.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2214 1799 2488
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 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £51,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 -5 39 £45,000 +38.46% 7
Merseyside -16 1 £30,000 +18.81%
Lancashire - 1 £35,000 - 2
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 89 (97.80%) JavaScript
1 89 (97.80%) CSS
2 88 (96.70%) HTML
3 86 (94.51%) Sass
4 63 (69.23%) CSS3
5 58 (63.74%) HTML5
6 54 (59.34%) AngularJS
7 50 (54.95%) Front End Development
8 43 (47.25%) Git (software)
8 43 (47.25%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (43.96%) MVC
9 40 (43.96%) jQuery
10 37 (40.66%) Grunt
11 36 (39.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 33 (36.26%) Backbone.js
13 32 (35.16%) Node.js
14 29 (31.87%) React
14 29 (31.87%) gulp
15 28 (30.77%) Web Development
16 27 (29.67%) PHP
17 26 (28.57%) User Experience
18 25 (27.47%) TDD
19 21 (23.08%) Subversion
19 21 (23.08%) Ember.js
20 20 (21.98%) OO
21 19 (20.88%) KnockoutJS
22 16 (17.58%) Responsive Web Design
23 15 (16.48%) WordPress
23 15 (16.48%) RequireJS
24 14 (15.38%) Adobe

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 15 (16.48%) WordPress
2 7 (7.69%) CMS
2 7 (7.69%) Drupal
3 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.10%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.10%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (12.09%) Photoshop
2 9 (9.89%) InVision
Business Applications
1 11 (12.09%) Magento
2 1 (1.10%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.79%) SaaS
2 5 (5.49%) GitHub
3 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (1.10%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) Internet
2 2 (2.20%) AMQP
3 1 (1.10%) DNS
3 1 (1.10%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.19%) NoSQL
2 11 (12.09%) MongoDB
3 10 (10.99%) MySQL
4 4 (4.40%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.40%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.20%) DocumentDB
5 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 43 (47.25%) Git (software)
2 37 (40.66%) Grunt
3 29 (31.87%) gulp
4 21 (23.08%) Subversion
5 11 (12.09%) Jenkins
6 10 (10.99%) JIRA
7 9 (9.89%) Axure RP
8 8 (8.79%) Bitbucket
9 2 (2.20%) Bower
10 1 (1.10%) git-flow
10 1 (1.10%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.10%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (1.10%) PHPUnit
10 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
10 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (3.30%) Finance
1 3 (3.30%) Games
2 2 (2.20%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.10%) Advertising
3 1 (1.10%) Marketing
3 1 (1.10%) Publishing
3 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 89 (97.80%) Developer
2 40 (43.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 22 (24.18%) Senior Developer
4 21 (23.08%) HTML Developer
4 21 (23.08%) JavaScript Developer
5 19 (20.88%) HTML CSS Developer
6 17 (18.68%) Web Developer
7 12 (13.19%) PHP Developer
7 12 (13.19%) Software Developer
8 10 (10.99%) Angular Developer
9 9 (9.89%) .NET Developer
10 8 (8.79%) UI Developer
11 7 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (7.69%) C# Developer
11 7 (7.69%) Email Developer
11 7 (7.69%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 7 (7.69%) Senior JavaScript Developer
12 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (6.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (6.59%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (97.80%) CSS
2 88 (96.70%) HTML
3 86 (94.51%) Sass
4 63 (69.23%) CSS3
5 58 (63.74%) HTML5
6 54 (59.34%) AngularJS
7 40 (43.96%) jQuery
8 36 (39.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 33 (36.26%) Backbone.js
10 32 (35.16%) Node.js
11 29 (31.87%) React
12 21 (23.08%) Ember.js
13 19 (20.88%) KnockoutJS
14 15 (16.48%) RequireJS
15 12 (13.19%) Ionic Framework
15 12 (13.19%) Laravel
15 12 (13.19%) RESTful
16 11 (12.09%) Apache Cordova
17 10 (10.99%) JSON
17 10 (10.99%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (28.57%) User Experience
2 8 (8.79%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (8.79%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.30%) Mobile Games
3 3 (3.30%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.20%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (2.20%) Internet of Things
4 2 (2.20%) W3C
5 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.10%) iPad
5 1 (1.10%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.30%) Android
1 3 (3.30%) Linux
2 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (54.95%) Front End Development
2 43 (47.25%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (43.96%) MVC
4 28 (30.77%) Web Development
5 25 (27.47%) TDD
6 20 (21.98%) OO
7 16 (17.58%) Responsive Web Design
8 13 (14.29%) Web Design
9 10 (10.99%) Wireframes
10 9 (9.89%) Web Application Development
11 8 (8.79%) E-Commerce
11 8 (8.79%) Machine Learning
12 6 (6.59%) Microservices
12 6 (6.59%) Mobile Development
12 6 (6.59%) Unit Testing
13 5 (5.49%) BDD
13 5 (5.49%) OO PHP
13 5 (5.49%) Scrum
14 4 (4.40%) DevOps
14 4 (4.40%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 89 (97.80%) JavaScript
2 27 (29.67%) PHP
3 13 (14.29%) TypeScript
4 11 (12.09%) Java
5 9 (9.89%) C#
6 6 (6.59%) Python
7 5 (5.49%) ES6
8 3 (3.30%) SQL
9 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.30%) Degree
2 1 (1.10%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.09%) Docker
2 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.10%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 14 (15.38%) Adobe
2 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.49%) Zend
3 2 (2.20%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.10%) Google
4 1 (1.10%) hybris
4 1 (1.10%) Sencha
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