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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 216 168 -
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -
Permanent jobs citing LESS 13 47 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.93% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.71% 2.63% -
Number of salaries quoted 13 43 0
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -17.64%
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
1835 1785 1517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.23% 35.28% 35.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1602 1615 1301
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £48,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
(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 -30 9 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Solihull +8 2 £22,500 -47.05%
Birmingham -20 1 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Staffordshire - 1 £60,000 - 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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%) JavaScript
1 78 (100.00%) CSS
2 64 (82.05%) HTML
3 55 (70.51%) jQuery
4 45 (57.69%) .NET
5 40 (51.28%) Sass
6 39 (50.00%) C#
7 36 (46.15%) SQL Server
7 36 (46.15%) HTML5
8 35 (44.87%) Microsoft
9 34 (43.59%) SQL
10 33 (42.31%) .NET Framework
10 33 (42.31%) AngularJS
11 29 (37.18%) CSS3
11 29 (37.18%) Front End Development
12 28 (35.90%) Mobile Development
12 28 (35.90%) Adobe
13 27 (34.62%) User Experience
14 25 (32.05%) MVC
14 25 (32.05%) ASP.NET
15 23 (29.49%) ASP.NET MVC
15 23 (29.49%) Node.js
15 23 (29.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 22 (28.21%) Responsive Web Design
16 22 (28.21%) Git (software)
17 21 (26.92%) PHP
18 18 (23.08%) PaaS
18 18 (23.08%) IaaS
19 17 (21.79%) Web Application Development
19 17 (21.79%) CMS

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 23 (29.49%) Node.js
2 17 (21.79%) CMS
3 13 (16.67%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.28%) Apache
4 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (20.51%) Photoshop
2 6 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.28%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (23.08%) IaaS
1 18 (23.08%) PaaS
2 15 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (15.38%) Bluemix
3 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (6.41%) SaaS
5 3 (3.85%) GitHub
6 1 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 14 (17.95%) Big Data
3 12 (15.38%) CouchDB
3 12 (15.38%) MongoDB
3 12 (15.38%) NoSQL
3 12 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 12 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (10.26%) MySQL
4 8 (10.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (28.21%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.26%) JSUnit
2 8 (10.26%) Visual Studio
3 7 (8.97%) Subversion
4 5 (6.41%) gulp
5 4 (5.13%) Jasmine
5 4 (5.13%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (5.13%) Mocha
5 4 (5.13%) Protractor
5 4 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.28%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.28%) Grunt
6 1 (1.28%) JIRA
6 1 (1.28%) PhpStorm
6 1 (1.28%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (2.56%) Banking
1 2 (2.56%) Finance
1 2 (2.56%) Marketing
1 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 77 (98.72%) Developer
2 31 (39.74%) .NET Developer
3 26 (33.33%) Web Developer
4 24 (30.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 22 (28.21%) C# Developer
6 18 (23.08%) C# .NET Developer
7 17 (21.79%) ASP.NET Developer
7 17 (21.79%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 17 (21.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 17 (21.79%) JavaScript Developer
8 14 (17.95%) C# Software Developer
8 14 (17.95%) Software Developer
8 14 (17.95%) SQL Developer
9 13 (16.67%) .NET Software Developer
9 13 (16.67%) Applications Developer
9 13 (16.67%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 10 (12.82%) .NET Applications Developer
10 10 (12.82%) Junior
10 10 (12.82%) Junior Developer
11 8 (10.26%) Junior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (100.00%) CSS
2 64 (82.05%) HTML
3 55 (70.51%) jQuery
4 45 (57.69%) .NET
5 40 (51.28%) Sass
6 36 (46.15%) HTML5
7 33 (42.31%) .NET Framework
7 33 (42.31%) AngularJS
8 29 (37.18%) CSS3
9 25 (32.05%) ASP.NET
10 23 (29.49%) ASP.NET MVC
10 23 (29.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 14 (17.95%) PhoneGap
12 13 (16.67%) Adobe AIR
12 13 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 13 (16.67%) Entity Framework
13 12 (15.38%) XHTML
14 9 (11.54%) KnockoutJS
15 8 (10.26%) XML
15 8 (10.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (34.62%) User Experience
2 8 (10.26%) Algorithms
2 8 (10.26%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.41%) Blackberry
3 5 (6.41%) iPad
3 5 (6.41%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.95%) Android
2 9 (11.54%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.85%) Linux
4 1 (1.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.18%) Front End Development
2 28 (35.90%) Mobile Development
3 25 (32.05%) MVC
4 22 (28.21%) Responsive Web Design
5 17 (21.79%) Web Application Development
6 15 (19.23%) Web Development
7 14 (17.95%) Unit Testing
7 14 (17.95%) Web Design
8 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (16.67%) Release Management
9 10 (12.82%) OOP
9 10 (12.82%) TDD
10 9 (11.54%) Android Development
10 9 (11.54%) iOS Development
11 8 (10.26%) Configuration Management
11 8 (10.26%) Performance Optimisation
11 8 (10.26%) Scrum
11 8 (10.26%) Software Engineering
12 7 (8.97%) E-Commerce
13 5 (6.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 78 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 39 (50.00%) C#
3 34 (43.59%) SQL
4 21 (26.92%) PHP
5 13 (16.67%) Java
5 13 (16.67%) Python
6 8 (10.26%) Ruby
7 5 (6.41%) CoffeeScript
8 3 (3.85%) VB
9 1 (1.28%) C++
9 1 (1.28%) ECMAScript
9 1 (1.28%) ES6
9 1 (1.28%) PHP 5
9 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.28%) MCP
3 1 (1.28%) MCSE
Vendors
1 35 (44.87%) Microsoft
2 28 (35.90%) Adobe
3 12 (15.38%) IBM
4 8 (10.26%) Oracle
5 3 (3.85%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
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