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 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 171 190 184
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Permanent jobs citing LESS 37 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.72% 0.024% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.98% 0.071% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 34 0 10
Average salary £35,000 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +30.76%
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
1872 1399 1866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 36.63% 34.02% 39.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1681 1179 1686
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 February 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 February 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
Birmingham - 15 £35,000 - 1
Warwickshire - 15 £40,000 -
Solihull - 3 £42,500 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £35,000 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 74 (94.87%) CSS
4 63 (80.77%) jQuery
5 61 (78.21%) .NET
6 52 (66.67%) Sass
7 51 (65.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 51 (65.38%) .NET Framework
7 51 (65.38%) ASP.NET
8 49 (62.82%) C#
9 48 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
10 47 (60.26%) AngularJS
11 40 (51.28%) TDD
12 39 (50.00%) MVC
12 39 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 36 (46.15%) KnockoutJS
14 34 (43.59%) T-SQL
14 34 (43.59%) ASP.NET Web API
15 33 (42.31%) Responsive Web Design
16 31 (39.74%) Degree
17 30 (38.46%) Web Services
18 28 (35.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 28 (35.90%) HTML5
19 26 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
19 26 (33.33%) Scrum
20 25 (32.05%) Dependency Injection
21 24 (30.77%) SQL Server
21 24 (30.77%) CRM
22 23 (29.49%) Adobe
23 19 (24.36%) Umbraco

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 19 (24.36%) Umbraco
2 15 (19.23%) Node.js
3 11 (14.10%) CMS
4 4 (5.13%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (16.67%) Photoshop
2 6 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.56%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) GitHub
2 4 (5.13%) Rackspace Cloud
3 3 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (30.77%) 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 15 (19.23%) Git (software)
2 10 (12.82%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.69%) Subversion
4 4 (5.13%) Phing
4 4 (5.13%) Ant
5 2 (2.56%) NUnit
5 2 (2.56%) CruiseControl
5 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.56%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.56%) MSTest
5 2 (2.56%) Grunt
5 2 (2.56%) Bower
General
1 8 (10.26%) Advertising
2 6 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 76 (97.44%) Developer
2 36 (46.15%) .NET Developer
3 24 (30.77%) C# Developer
3 24 (30.77%) C# .NET Developer
4 20 (25.64%) Web Developer
4 20 (25.64%) ASP.NET Developer
4 20 (25.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 14 (17.95%) Software Developer
6 10 (12.82%) Front-End Developer
7 7 (8.97%) Senior Developer
8 6 (7.69%) .NET Web Developer
8 6 (7.69%) Front-End Web Developer
8 6 (7.69%) SQL Developer
9 4 (5.13%) Senior Web Developer
9 4 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.85%) Junior Developer
10 3 (3.85%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 3 (3.85%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (3.85%) Junior Web Developer
10 3 (3.85%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (100.00%) HTML
2 74 (94.87%) CSS
3 63 (80.77%) jQuery
4 61 (78.21%) .NET
5 52 (66.67%) Sass
6 51 (65.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 51 (65.38%) ASP.NET
6 51 (65.38%) .NET Framework
7 47 (60.26%) AngularJS
8 39 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 36 (46.15%) KnockoutJS
10 34 (43.59%) ASP.NET Web API
11 30 (38.46%) Web Services
12 28 (35.90%) HTML5
12 28 (35.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 26 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
14 14 (17.95%) CSS3
15 12 (15.38%) RESTful
15 12 (15.38%) Adobe AIR
15 12 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.85%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.85%) iPhone
2 3 (3.85%) iPad
3 2 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.69%) Linux
2 3 (3.85%) Android
3 2 (2.56%) Windows
4 1 (1.28%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (51.28%) TDD
3 39 (50.00%) MVC
4 33 (42.31%) Responsive Web Design
5 26 (33.33%) Scrum
6 25 (32.05%) Dependency Injection
7 24 (30.77%) CRM
8 18 (23.08%) Web Application Development
9 14 (17.95%) E-Commerce
9 14 (17.95%) SOA
10 12 (15.38%) Unit Testing
10 12 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (12.82%) DevOps
11 10 (12.82%) Release Management
12 9 (11.54%) Web Design
13 4 (5.13%) OO
14 2 (2.56%) Web Accessibility
14 2 (2.56%) Dependency Management
15 1 (1.28%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 77 (98.72%) JavaScript
2 49 (62.82%) C#
3 34 (43.59%) T-SQL
4 19 (24.36%) SQL
5 9 (11.54%) PHP
6 5 (6.41%) CoffeeScript
7 3 (3.85%) Python
8 2 (2.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 31 (39.74%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (12.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 23 (29.49%) Adobe
2 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.82%) New Relic
4 7 (8.97%) Google
5 4 (5.13%) Sitecore
5 4 (5.13%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.28%) Telerik
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £39000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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