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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LESS over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 165 199 180
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -19
Permanent jobs citing LESS 48 24 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.98% 0.47% 0.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.76% 1.43% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 39 24 41
Median salary £35,000 £31,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £41,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.85%

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
1739 1680 1719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 35.47% 32.92% 34.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1525 1455 1581
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,720
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

LESS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing LESS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Solihull +5 16 £35,000 +55.55% 1
Birmingham +2 12 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Warwickshire +18 9 £37,500 +44.23% 3
Worcestershire - 5 £30,000 -
Coventry +13 3 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Staffordshire +2 2 £37,500 -37.50%
Halesowen - 1 £26,000 - 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT jobs citing LESS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for LESS.

1 90 (95.74%) HTML
1 90 (95.74%) JavaScript
1 90 (95.74%) CSS
2 84 (89.36%) Sass
3 69 (73.40%) jQuery
4 67 (71.28%) AngularJS
5 62 (65.96%) HTML5
6 54 (57.45%) MVC
7 51 (54.26%) CSS3
8 46 (48.94%) PHP
8 46 (48.94%) .NET
8 46 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (48.94%) Web Development
9 45 (47.87%) Front End Development
10 42 (44.68%) ASP.NET
11 38 (40.43%) Git (software)
12 33 (35.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 32 (34.04%) Node.js
14 30 (31.91%) C#
15 28 (29.79%) Responsive Web Design
16 27 (28.72%) ASP.NET MVC
16 27 (28.72%) React
17 26 (27.66%) SOLID
17 26 (27.66%) SQL
18 23 (24.47%) KnockoutJS
19 21 (22.34%) Microsoft
19 21 (22.34%) E-Commerce
19 21 (22.34%) Ajax
20 20 (21.28%) Software Engineering
20 20 (21.28%) gulp

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (10.64%) CMS
1 10 (10.64%) WordPress
2 2 (2.13%) Apache
2 2 (2.13%) IIS
2 2 (2.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (11.70%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.26%) Photoshop
3 3 (3.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.13%) Fireworks
5 1 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.06%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 10 (10.64%) Shopify
2 4 (4.26%) Magento
3 2 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.06%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.45%) GitHub
2 1 (1.06%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.15%) MongoDB
1 18 (19.15%) MySQL
2 13 (13.83%) SQL Server
3 9 (9.57%) Big Data
4 8 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (7.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (7.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.06%) Redis
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (40.43%) Git (software)
2 20 (21.28%) gulp
3 19 (20.21%) Visual Studio
4 17 (18.09%) Grunt
5 11 (11.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (10.64%) Mocha
7 9 (9.57%) Mercurial
7 9 (9.57%) Subversion
8 7 (7.45%) CruiseControl
8 7 (7.45%) JSUnit
8 7 (7.45%) Karma Test Runner
8 7 (7.45%) PhpStorm
8 7 (7.45%) PHPUnit
8 7 (7.45%) Selenium
9 4 (4.26%) Bower
10 3 (3.19%) Babel
10 3 (3.19%) Jasmine
10 3 (3.19%) QUnit
11 1 (1.06%) CocoaPods
11 1 (1.06%) Gradle
General
1 15 (15.96%) Marketing
2 11 (11.70%) Games
3 7 (7.45%) Finance
4 1 (1.06%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 86 (91.49%) Developer
2 46 (48.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 24 (25.53%) Web Developer
4 21 (22.34%) JavaScript Developer
5 19 (20.21%) HTML Developer
6 17 (18.09%) HTML CSS Developer
7 13 (13.83%) PHP Developer
8 12 (12.77%) Angular Developer
9 10 (10.64%) .NET Developer
10 9 (9.57%) ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (9.57%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (9.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (9.57%) C# Developer
11 7 (7.45%) Applications Developer
11 7 (7.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 7 (7.45%) Web Applications Developer
12 6 (6.38%) Junior
12 6 (6.38%) Junior Developer
12 6 (6.38%) Senior Developer
12 6 (6.38%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (95.74%) CSS
1 90 (95.74%) HTML
2 84 (89.36%) Sass
3 69 (73.40%) jQuery
4 67 (71.28%) AngularJS
5 62 (65.96%) HTML5
6 51 (54.26%) CSS3
7 46 (48.94%) .NET
8 42 (44.68%) ASP.NET
9 33 (35.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 32 (34.04%) Node.js
11 27 (28.72%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (28.72%) React
12 23 (24.47%) KnockoutJS
13 21 (22.34%) Ajax
14 18 (19.15%) Angular 2
15 17 (18.09%) REST
16 16 (17.02%) .NET Framework
17 14 (14.89%) SOAP
17 14 (14.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.77%) Algorithms
2 8 (8.51%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.45%) User Experience
4 6 (6.38%) Social Media
5 5 (5.32%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.19%) iPhone
6 3 (3.19%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.06%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.15%) Android
2 16 (17.02%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.26%) Linux
4 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (57.45%) MVC
2 46 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (48.94%) Web Development
3 45 (47.87%) Front End Development
4 28 (29.79%) Responsive Web Design
5 26 (27.66%) SOLID
6 21 (22.34%) E-Commerce
7 20 (21.28%) Software Engineering
8 19 (20.21%) TDD
9 17 (18.09%) Web Design
10 13 (13.83%) Mobile Development
10 13 (13.83%) OOP
11 12 (12.77%) Dependency Injection
11 12 (12.77%) Performance Optimisation
12 11 (11.70%) Android Development
12 11 (11.70%) Game Development
12 11 (11.70%) iOS Development
13 10 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (10.64%) SEO
14 9 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 90 (95.74%) JavaScript
2 46 (48.94%) PHP
3 30 (31.91%) C#
4 26 (27.66%) SQL
5 12 (12.77%) TypeScript
6 11 (11.70%) T-SQL
6 11 (11.70%) VB.NET
7 9 (9.57%) R
8 4 (4.26%) C
9 3 (3.19%) ES6
10 2 (2.13%) VBA
11 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.06%) ECMAScript
11 1 (1.06%) Java
11 1 (1.06%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.51%) Degree
3 1 (1.06%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (9.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) cPanel
Vendors
1 21 (22.34%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.51%) Twitter
3 3 (3.19%) Adobe
4 1 (1.06%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.06%) Google
4 1 (1.06%) PayPal
4 1 (1.06%) Sage
West Midlands
Axica Recruitment
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warwickshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Rugby, Warwickshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Training + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Flexi-time, pension etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + exceptional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 6 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 6 days ago