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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 182 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing LESS 38 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.68% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.91% - -
Number of salaries quoted 38 0 0
Average salary £26,000 - -
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
1988 1837 1952
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 35.71% 34.21% 40.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1738 1640 1697
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £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 1 October 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 1 October 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 - 26 £21,500 - 1
Staffordshire - 8 £30,000 - 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £29,000 -
Solihull - 1 £32,500 - 2
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 57 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 57 (100.00%) HTML
1 57 (100.00%) CSS
2 56 (98.25%) jQuery
3 47 (82.46%) Sass
4 40 (70.18%) Adobe
4 40 (70.18%) Photoshop
5 30 (52.63%) Responsive Web Design
6 27 (47.37%) PHP
7 26 (45.61%) Backbone.js
8 25 (43.86%) HTML5
8 25 (43.86%) CSS3
9 24 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (40.35%) TDD
10 23 (40.35%) Umbraco
10 23 (40.35%) CMS
10 23 (40.35%) Web Design
11 20 (35.09%) Degree
12 17 (29.82%) Subversion
12 17 (29.82%) Adobe Illustrator
13 16 (28.07%) Ant
13 16 (28.07%) OO
13 16 (28.07%) Phing
14 15 (26.32%) REST
14 15 (26.32%) DOM
14 15 (26.32%) SOA
15 10 (17.54%) Python
15 10 (17.54%) Git (software)
15 10 (17.54%) Node.js
15 10 (17.54%) SaaS

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 23 (40.35%) Umbraco
1 23 (40.35%) CMS
2 10 (17.54%) Node.js
Applications
1 40 (70.18%) Photoshop
2 17 (29.82%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.54%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 17 (29.82%) Subversion
2 16 (28.07%) Ant
2 16 (28.07%) Phing
3 10 (17.54%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (3.51%) Retail
1 2 (3.51%) Finance
1 2 (3.51%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 54 (94.74%) Developer
2 45 (78.95%) Web Developer
3 24 (42.11%) Junior
4 22 (38.60%) Junior Developer
5 21 (36.84%) Junior Web Developer
6 7 (12.28%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (12.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (12.28%) .NET Developer
6 7 (12.28%) C# Developer
7 6 (10.53%) Senior Developer
7 6 (10.53%) Programmer
7 6 (10.53%) PHP Developer
7 6 (10.53%) Senior Web Developer
7 6 (10.53%) PHP Web Developer
7 6 (10.53%) Web Programmer
8 5 (8.77%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Senior PHP Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Senior PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (100.00%) HTML
1 57 (100.00%) CSS
2 56 (98.25%) jQuery
3 47 (82.46%) Sass
4 26 (45.61%) Backbone.js
5 25 (43.86%) HTML5
5 25 (43.86%) CSS3
6 15 (26.32%) REST
6 15 (26.32%) DOM
7 10 (17.54%) AngularJS
8 7 (12.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (12.28%) Razor View Engine
8 7 (12.28%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (12.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (12.28%) .NET Framework
8 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET
8 7 (12.28%) Web Services
8 7 (12.28%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (52.63%) Responsive Web Design
2 24 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (40.35%) TDD
3 23 (40.35%) Web Design
4 16 (28.07%) OO
5 15 (26.32%) SOA
6 7 (12.28%) Dependency Injection
6 7 (12.28%) CRM
6 7 (12.28%) Scrum
6 7 (12.28%) MVC
7 2 (3.51%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.51%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.51%) Pair Programming
7 2 (3.51%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 57 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 27 (47.37%) PHP
3 10 (17.54%) Python
3 10 (17.54%) CoffeeScript
4 7 (12.28%) C#
4 7 (12.28%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.51%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (35.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 40 (70.18%) Adobe
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