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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 174 - 195
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing LESS 42 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% - 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.35% - 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 40 0 8
Average salary £32,500 - £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 - £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 - £40,000
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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1791 1804 2056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.45% 37.18% 43.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1654 1578 1871
Average salary £38,500 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.05% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
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 24 December 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 24 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
Birmingham - 20 £33,750 - 1
Warwickshire - 15 £40,000 - 1
Solihull - 8 £32,500 -
Coventry - 2 £22,500 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £32,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 82 (100.00%) HTML
1 82 (100.00%) CSS
2 81 (98.78%) JavaScript
3 73 (89.02%) jQuery
4 66 (80.49%) Sass
5 46 (56.10%) Responsive Web Design
6 43 (52.44%) .NET
7 41 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (48.78%) Adobe
9 39 (47.56%) ASP.NET
9 39 (47.56%) .NET Framework
9 39 (47.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 38 (46.34%) C#
11 37 (45.12%) TDD
11 37 (45.12%) HTML5
11 37 (45.12%) AngularJS
12 34 (41.46%) Photoshop
13 31 (37.80%) T-SQL
13 31 (37.80%) MVC
13 31 (37.80%) Umbraco
13 31 (37.80%) ASP.NET MVC
13 31 (37.80%) KnockoutJS
13 31 (37.80%) ASP.NET Web API
14 30 (36.59%) Degree
14 30 (36.59%) CSS3
15 27 (32.93%) CMS
15 27 (32.93%) Web Design
16 24 (29.27%) Web Services
16 24 (29.27%) Scrum
16 24 (29.27%) Razor View Engine

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 31 (37.80%) Umbraco
2 27 (32.93%) CMS
3 9 (10.98%) Node.js
4 4 (4.88%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 34 (41.46%) Photoshop
2 11 (13.41%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.44%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) GitHub
2 4 (4.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.88%) MySQL
3 3 (3.66%) Redis
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (13.41%) Subversion
2 9 (10.98%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.98%) Ant
2 9 (10.98%) Phing
3 3 (3.66%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.44%) NUnit
4 2 (2.44%) CruiseControl
4 2 (2.44%) MSTest
General
1 8 (9.76%) Advertising
2 5 (6.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (97.56%) Developer
2 39 (47.56%) Web Developer
3 31 (37.80%) .NET Developer
4 24 (29.27%) C# Developer
4 24 (29.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (25.61%) Junior
6 20 (24.39%) ASP.NET Developer
6 20 (24.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 19 (23.17%) Junior Web Developer
7 19 (23.17%) Junior Developer
8 8 (9.76%) Software Developer
8 8 (9.76%) Front-End Developer
9 7 (8.54%) Senior Developer
10 6 (7.32%) PHP Developer
10 6 (7.32%) Senior Web Developer
10 6 (7.32%) Front-End Web Developer
10 6 (7.32%) PHP Web Developer
11 5 (6.10%) SQL Developer
12 3 (3.66%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 3 (3.66%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (100.00%) HTML
1 82 (100.00%) CSS
2 73 (89.02%) jQuery
3 66 (80.49%) Sass
4 43 (52.44%) .NET
5 39 (47.56%) ASP.NET
5 39 (47.56%) .NET Framework
5 39 (47.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 37 (45.12%) HTML5
6 37 (45.12%) AngularJS
7 31 (37.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 31 (37.80%) KnockoutJS
7 31 (37.80%) ASP.NET Web API
8 30 (36.59%) CSS3
9 24 (29.27%) Razor View Engine
9 24 (29.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 24 (29.27%) Web Services
10 15 (18.29%) Backbone.js
11 9 (10.98%) REST
11 9 (10.98%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.88%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.66%) Linux
2 2 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (56.10%) Responsive Web Design
2 41 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (45.12%) TDD
4 31 (37.80%) MVC
5 27 (32.93%) Web Design
6 24 (29.27%) Scrum
7 23 (28.05%) Dependency Injection
8 21 (25.61%) CRM
9 13 (15.85%) SOA
10 12 (14.63%) E-Commerce
11 11 (13.41%) Web Application Development
12 9 (10.98%) OO
13 6 (7.32%) Unit Testing
13 6 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (4.88%) Release Management
15 3 (3.66%) DevOps
16 1 (1.22%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 81 (98.78%) JavaScript
2 38 (46.34%) C#
3 31 (37.80%) T-SQL
4 15 (18.29%) PHP
5 12 (14.63%) SQL
6 4 (4.88%) Python
6 4 (4.88%) CoffeeScript
7 2 (2.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (36.59%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Docker
Vendors
1 40 (48.78%) Adobe
2 6 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.10%) Google
4 4 (4.88%) Sitecore
5 3 (3.66%) New Relic
6 1 (1.22%) Telerik
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