The table below looks at the statistics for LESS skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 167 - 188
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing LESS 40 0 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% - 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.32% - 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 38 0 9
Average salary £35,000 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1725 1577 2033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 34.36% 35.75% 42.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1584 1356 1847
Average salary £38,750 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.72% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LESS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LESS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

LESS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LESS across the West Midlands region.

LESS Salary Trend in the West Midlands

LESS
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LESS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

LESS Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

LESS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 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
Warwickshire - 21 £40,000 - 1
Birmingham - 15 £35,000 - 3
Coventry - 2 £22,500 -
Solihull - 2 £36,250 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £28,500 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 78 (100.00%) HTML
2 77 (98.72%) JavaScript
3 76 (97.44%) CSS
4 65 (83.33%) jQuery
5 61 (78.21%) Sass
6 52 (66.67%) .NET
7 46 (58.97%) ASP.NET
7 46 (58.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 46 (58.97%) .NET Framework
8 44 (56.41%) C#
8 44 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (55.13%) AngularJS
10 40 (51.28%) Responsive Web Design
11 37 (47.44%) TDD
12 35 (44.87%) HTML5
13 34 (43.59%) KnockoutJS
13 34 (43.59%) ASP.NET MVC
13 34 (43.59%) MVC
14 33 (42.31%) Adobe
15 32 (41.03%) T-SQL
15 32 (41.03%) ASP.NET Web API
16 27 (34.62%) Umbraco
16 27 (34.62%) Degree
17 26 (33.33%) Web Services
18 24 (30.77%) Photoshop
18 24 (30.77%) Scrum
18 24 (30.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 24 (30.77%) Razor View Engine
19 23 (29.49%) CSS3
19 23 (29.49%) Dependency Injection

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 (34.62%) Umbraco
2 20 (25.64%) CMS
3 11 (14.10%) Node.js
4 4 (5.13%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (30.77%) Photoshop
2 8 (10.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.56%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) GitHub
2 2 (2.56%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.69%) Redis
3 4 (5.13%) MySQL
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (14.10%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.26%) Subversion
2 8 (10.26%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.69%) Phing
3 6 (7.69%) Ant
4 2 (2.56%) NUnit
4 2 (2.56%) CruiseControl
4 2 (2.56%) MSTest
General
1 8 (10.26%) Advertising
2 6 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 76 (97.44%) Developer
2 34 (43.59%) .NET Developer
3 29 (37.18%) Web Developer
4 24 (30.77%) C# Developer
4 24 (30.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (25.64%) ASP.NET Developer
5 20 (25.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 14 (17.95%) Junior
7 12 (15.38%) Junior Developer
7 12 (15.38%) Junior Web Developer
8 11 (14.10%) Software Developer
9 8 (10.26%) Front-End Developer
10 7 (8.97%) Senior Developer
11 6 (7.69%) Senior Web Developer
11 6 (7.69%) Front-End Web Developer
11 6 (7.69%) .NET Web Developer
11 6 (7.69%) SQL Developer
12 3 (3.85%) PHP Web Developer
12 3 (3.85%) Senior PHP Developer
12 3 (3.85%) Senior PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (100.00%) HTML
2 76 (97.44%) CSS
3 65 (83.33%) jQuery
4 61 (78.21%) Sass
5 52 (66.67%) .NET
6 46 (58.97%) ASP.NET
6 46 (58.97%) .NET Framework
6 46 (58.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 43 (55.13%) AngularJS
8 35 (44.87%) HTML5
9 34 (43.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 34 (43.59%) KnockoutJS
10 32 (41.03%) ASP.NET Web API
11 26 (33.33%) Web Services
12 24 (30.77%) Razor View Engine
12 24 (30.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 23 (29.49%) CSS3
14 9 (11.54%) Backbone.js
14 9 (11.54%) Adobe AIR
14 9 (11.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.56%) User Experience
3 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.28%) iPhone
3 1 (1.28%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (2.56%) Windows
3 1 (1.28%) Android
3 1 (1.28%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (51.28%) Responsive Web Design
3 37 (47.44%) TDD
4 34 (43.59%) MVC
5 24 (30.77%) Scrum
6 23 (29.49%) Dependency Injection
7 22 (28.21%) CRM
8 20 (25.64%) Web Design
9 15 (19.23%) Web Application Development
10 14 (17.95%) E-Commerce
11 13 (16.67%) SOA
12 9 (11.54%) Unit Testing
12 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (10.26%) DevOps
14 7 (8.97%) Release Management
15 6 (7.69%) OO
16 1 (1.28%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 77 (98.72%) JavaScript
2 44 (56.41%) C#
3 32 (41.03%) T-SQL
4 16 (20.51%) SQL
5 9 (11.54%) PHP
6 2 (2.56%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.28%) Python
7 1 (1.28%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (34.62%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 33 (42.31%) Adobe
2 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.26%) New Relic
4 7 (8.97%) Google
5 4 (5.13%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.56%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.28%) Telerik
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