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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 189 232 274
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +42
Permanent jobs citing LESS 61 12 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.18% 0.025%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.99% 0.35% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 55 11 1
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.42%
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
3071 3434 4229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.69% 50.56% 53.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2685 3044 3842
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 38 £30,000 -14.28% 7
Cheshire +11 18 £32,750 - 5
Lancashire - 4 £30,000 -
Merseyside +13 1 £34,000 +23.63%
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 88 (98.88%) CSS
2 85 (95.51%) Sass
3 84 (94.38%) JavaScript
4 79 (88.76%) HTML
5 66 (74.16%) jQuery
6 64 (71.91%) HTML5
7 62 (69.66%) CSS3
8 38 (42.70%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (39.33%) Git (software)
10 32 (35.96%) TDD
11 25 (28.09%) User Experience
11 25 (28.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 23 (25.84%) Backbone.js
12 23 (25.84%) Twitter
13 21 (23.60%) AngularJS
14 19 (21.35%) WordPress
15 18 (20.22%) Photoshop
15 18 (20.22%) Web Development
15 18 (20.22%) PHP
16 17 (19.10%) Responsive Web Design
16 17 (19.10%) Scrum
17 16 (17.98%) Web Design
17 16 (17.98%) MVC
17 16 (17.98%) Ajax
18 15 (16.85%) Grunt
18 15 (16.85%) Marketing
18 15 (16.85%) Ember.js
19 14 (15.73%) Google Maps API
19 14 (15.73%) Finance
19 14 (15.73%) Degree

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 19 (21.35%) WordPress
2 12 (13.48%) CMS
2 12 (13.48%) Umbraco
3 3 (3.37%) Node.js
4 2 (2.25%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (2.25%) Confluence
4 2 (2.25%) Mule
4 2 (2.25%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.25%) JBoss
4 2 (2.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.12%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.12%) Apache
5 1 (1.12%) Drupal
Applications
1 18 (20.22%) Photoshop
2 5 (5.62%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Magento
2 1 (1.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.73%) MySQL
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 35 (39.33%) Git (software)
2 15 (16.85%) Grunt
3 8 (8.99%) Bower
3 8 (8.99%) Selenium
4 3 (3.37%) Subversion
5 2 (2.25%) JIRA
5 2 (2.25%) Ant
5 2 (2.25%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.12%) Mercurial
General
1 15 (16.85%) Marketing
2 14 (15.73%) Finance
3 2 (2.25%) Retail
3 2 (2.25%) Billing
3 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.12%) Games
4 1 (1.12%) Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (94.38%) Developer
2 50 (56.18%) Front-End Developer
3 24 (26.97%) Web Developer
4 13 (14.61%) JavaScript Developer
5 12 (13.48%) Front-End Web Developer
6 9 (10.11%) Senior Developer
7 7 (7.87%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Junior Front-End Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Junior
8 4 (4.49%) Junior Developer
9 3 (3.37%) PHP Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Web Designer
9 3 (3.37%) Designer
9 3 (3.37%) UI Designer
10 2 (2.25%) UI Developer
11 1 (1.12%) Drupal Developer
11 1 (1.12%) Java Engineer
11 1 (1.12%) CSS Developer
11 1 (1.12%) C# .NET Developer
11 1 (1.12%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (98.88%) CSS
2 85 (95.51%) Sass
3 79 (88.76%) HTML
4 66 (74.16%) jQuery
5 64 (71.91%) HTML5
6 62 (69.66%) CSS3
7 25 (28.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 23 (25.84%) Backbone.js
9 21 (23.60%) AngularJS
10 16 (17.98%) Ajax
11 15 (16.85%) Ember.js
12 14 (15.73%) Google Maps API
13 12 (13.48%) Modernizr
14 11 (12.36%) REST
14 11 (12.36%) Web Services
14 11 (12.36%) Zurb Foundation
15 10 (11.24%) Symfony
16 8 (8.99%) LAMP
16 8 (8.99%) WebSockets
17 5 (5.62%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.09%) User Experience
2 8 (8.99%) Open Source
3 6 (6.74%) Social Media
4 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.12%) Social Network
6 1 (1.12%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.25%) UNIX
1 2 (2.25%) Windows
2 1 (1.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (42.70%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (35.96%) TDD
3 18 (20.22%) Web Development
4 17 (19.10%) Scrum
4 17 (19.10%) Responsive Web Design
5 16 (17.98%) Web Design
5 16 (17.98%) MVC
6 14 (15.73%) BDD
7 12 (13.48%) OO
7 12 (13.48%) Email Marketing
8 9 (10.11%) User Stories
9 8 (8.99%) Software Engineering
10 5 (5.62%) OOP
10 5 (5.62%) OO PHP
11 4 (4.49%) E-Commerce
12 3 (3.37%) Domain-Driven Design
13 2 (2.25%) AOP
13 2 (2.25%) CRM
13 2 (2.25%) SEO
13 2 (2.25%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (94.38%) JavaScript
2 18 (20.22%) PHP
3 9 (10.11%) Java
4 3 (3.37%) SQL
5 2 (2.25%) Python
5 2 (2.25%) C#
5 2 (2.25%) RPG
6 1 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (15.73%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Varnish
Vendors
1 23 (25.84%) Twitter
2 14 (15.73%) Google
3 12 (13.48%) EPiServer
3 12 (13.48%) Eloqua
4 3 (3.37%) Adobe
5 2 (2.25%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.25%) BT
5 2 (2.25%) Perforce
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle
6 1 (1.12%) ESRI
6 1 (1.12%) Facebook
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