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 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 210 199 229
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +30
Permanent jobs citing LESS 21 49 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.79% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.98% 1.94% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 16 48 18
Median salary £38,000 £37,625 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.99% +7.50%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
2153 2526 3171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 39.43% 40.90% 44.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1864 2116 2697
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -4 13 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Lancashire +8 4 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Cheshire +11 2 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Merseyside - 2 £37,500 - 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 49 (94.23%) HTML
1 49 (94.23%) JavaScript
1 49 (94.23%) CSS
1 49 (94.23%) Sass
2 39 (75.00%) HTML5
3 37 (71.15%) CSS3
4 35 (67.31%) jQuery
5 24 (46.15%) Git (software)
6 22 (42.31%) Front End Development
7 20 (38.46%) PHP
8 18 (34.62%) AngularJS
8 18 (34.62%) Responsive Web Design
9 17 (32.69%) Grunt
9 17 (32.69%) User Experience
9 17 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (30.77%) Node.js
10 16 (30.77%) .NET
11 15 (28.85%) OO
12 14 (26.92%) MVC
13 12 (23.08%) Web Design
13 12 (23.08%) Photoshop
13 12 (23.08%) Unit Testing
13 12 (23.08%) Jenkins
14 11 (21.15%) Semantic HTML
15 10 (19.23%) Subversion
15 10 (19.23%) PhoneGap
15 10 (19.23%) Progressive Enhancement
16 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
16 9 (17.31%) Drupal
16 9 (17.31%) Continuous Integration

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 16 (30.77%) Node.js
2 9 (17.31%) Drupal
3 8 (15.38%) WordPress
4 6 (11.54%) IIS
5 2 (3.85%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (23.08%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (11.54%) PaaS
3 3 (5.77%) IaaS
4 2 (3.85%) SaaS
5 1 (1.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) MySQL
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (46.15%) Git (software)
2 17 (32.69%) Grunt
3 12 (23.08%) Jenkins
4 10 (19.23%) Subversion
5 6 (11.54%) gulp
5 6 (11.54%) Hudson
5 6 (11.54%) TeamCity
5 6 (11.54%) Visual Studio
6 4 (7.69%) GitLab
7 3 (5.77%) Bitbucket
7 3 (5.77%) Jasmine
8 2 (3.85%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 2 (3.85%) Bower
8 2 (3.85%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (3.85%) Selenium
9 1 (1.92%) Ant
9 1 (1.92%) JIRA
9 1 (1.92%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.92%) Phing
9 1 (1.92%) PHPUnit
General
1 6 (11.54%) Publishing
2 5 (9.62%) Finance
3 3 (5.77%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.85%) Games
4 2 (3.85%) Marketing
5 1 (1.92%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 50 (96.15%) Developer
2 19 (36.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 11 (21.15%) Senior Developer
4 10 (19.23%) PHP Developer
5 8 (15.38%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 7 (13.46%) Web Developer
7 6 (11.54%) .NET Developer
8 5 (9.62%) Software Developer
8 5 (9.62%) UI Developer
9 4 (7.69%) Angular Developer
10 3 (5.77%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (5.77%) Junior
10 3 (5.77%) Junior Developer
11 2 (3.85%) .NET Web Developer
11 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
11 2 (3.85%) C# Developer
11 2 (3.85%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 2 (3.85%) HTML Developer
11 2 (3.85%) PHP Web Developer
11 2 (3.85%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (94.23%) CSS
1 49 (94.23%) HTML
1 49 (94.23%) Sass
2 39 (75.00%) HTML5
3 37 (71.15%) CSS3
4 35 (67.31%) jQuery
5 18 (34.62%) AngularJS
6 16 (30.77%) .NET
7 11 (21.15%) Semantic HTML
8 10 (19.23%) PhoneGap
9 9 (17.31%) ASP.NET
10 7 (13.46%) React
10 7 (13.46%) REST
11 6 (11.54%) DOM
11 6 (11.54%) jQT
11 6 (11.54%) LAMP
11 6 (11.54%) Sencha Touch
12 5 (9.62%) Ajax
12 5 (9.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.69%) User Experience
2 6 (11.54%) W3C
3 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.85%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.92%) Blog
6 1 (1.92%) iPad
6 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.92%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Android
1 6 (11.54%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) Front End Development
2 18 (34.62%) Responsive Web Design
3 17 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (28.85%) OO
5 14 (26.92%) MVC
6 12 (23.08%) Unit Testing
6 12 (23.08%) Web Design
7 10 (19.23%) Progressive Enhancement
8 9 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (17.31%) DevOps
8 9 (17.31%) TDD
9 8 (15.38%) Web Development
10 6 (11.54%) Mobile First
11 5 (9.62%) Cross-Browser Development
12 4 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (7.69%) CRM
12 4 (7.69%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
12 4 (7.69%) Scrum
12 4 (7.69%) Web Application Development
13 3 (5.77%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 49 (94.23%) JavaScript
2 20 (38.46%) PHP
3 9 (17.31%) C#
4 7 (13.46%) SQL
5 6 (11.54%) T-SQL
5 6 (11.54%) TypeScript
6 3 (5.77%) Python
7 1 (1.92%) ES6
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) Sencha
3 4 (7.69%) Xamarin
4 2 (3.85%) Appcelerator
4 2 (3.85%) Twitter
5 1 (1.92%) Adobe
5 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
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