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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 174 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing LESS 38 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.70% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.89% - -
Number of salaries quoted 38 0 0
Average salary £22,750 - -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2014 1947 1920
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 36.85% 35.08% 39.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1730 1734 1669
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 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
Birmingham - 23 £21,500 -
Staffordshire - 8 £30,000 -
Wolverhampton - 7 £29,000 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 49 (100.00%) HTML
1 49 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 49 (100.00%) CSS
2 48 (97.96%) jQuery
3 39 (79.59%) Sass
4 37 (75.51%) Photoshop
5 35 (71.43%) Adobe
6 25 (51.02%) HTML5
6 25 (51.02%) CSS3
7 24 (48.98%) PHP
8 23 (46.94%) Backbone.js
8 23 (46.94%) Responsive Web Design
9 21 (42.86%) CMS
9 21 (42.86%) Umbraco
9 21 (42.86%) Web Design
10 16 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (30.61%) TDD
12 14 (28.57%) Subversion
12 14 (28.57%) Adobe Illustrator
13 13 (26.53%) Phing
13 13 (26.53%) Ant
13 13 (26.53%) OO
14 12 (24.49%) SOA
14 12 (24.49%) DOM
14 12 (24.49%) Degree
14 12 (24.49%) REST
15 10 (20.41%) Node.js
15 10 (20.41%) CoffeeScript
15 10 (20.41%) SaaS
15 10 (20.41%) Git (software)

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 21 (42.86%) CMS
1 21 (42.86%) Umbraco
2 10 (20.41%) Node.js
Applications
1 37 (75.51%) Photoshop
2 14 (28.57%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.41%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 14 (28.57%) Subversion
2 13 (26.53%) Ant
2 13 (26.53%) Phing
3 10 (20.41%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Automotive
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (93.88%) Developer
2 42 (85.71%) Web Developer
3 22 (44.90%) Junior
4 20 (40.82%) Junior Developer
5 19 (38.78%) Junior Web Developer
6 6 (12.24%) PHP Web Developer
6 6 (12.24%) PHP Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Programmer
6 6 (12.24%) Web Programmer
7 5 (10.20%) Senior Developer
7 5 (10.20%) Senior Web Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Senior PHP Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Senior PHP Web Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Web Project Manager
9 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Junior Project Manager
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Project Manager
9 2 (4.08%) .NET Developer
9 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (100.00%) HTML
1 49 (100.00%) CSS
2 48 (97.96%) jQuery
3 39 (79.59%) Sass
4 25 (51.02%) HTML5
4 25 (51.02%) CSS3
5 23 (46.94%) Backbone.js
6 12 (24.49%) REST
6 12 (24.49%) DOM
7 4 (8.16%) .NET
7 4 (8.16%) Web Services
8 2 (4.08%) XML
8 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (4.08%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (4.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
8 2 (4.08%) SOAP
8 2 (4.08%) XSLT
8 2 (4.08%) Ajax
8 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) Responsive Web Design
2 21 (42.86%) Web Design
3 16 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (30.61%) TDD
5 13 (26.53%) OO
6 12 (24.49%) SOA
7 4 (8.16%) MVC
8 2 (4.08%) Scrum
8 2 (4.08%) CRM
8 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.08%) Pair Programming
8 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.08%) Web Development
8 2 (4.08%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (4.08%) Analytics
8 2 (4.08%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 49 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 24 (48.98%) PHP
3 10 (20.41%) Python
3 10 (20.41%) CoffeeScript
4 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.08%) C#
4 2 (4.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Degree
Vendors
1 35 (71.43%) Adobe
2 2 (4.08%) Google