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 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 206 162 184
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +22
Permanent jobs citing LESS 26 59 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 1.04% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% 2.96% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 25 56 35
Median salary £32,500 £30,000 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +39.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £35,000 £30,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
1963 1994 1950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.86% 35.31% 36.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1669 1809 1661
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 August 2016.

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 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham -13 13 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Solihull +12 5 £27,500 -
Warwickshire -15 3 £32,500 -
Worcestershire +13 2 £26,250 -2.77%
Wolverhampton -1 1 £23,500 -21.66%
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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 54 (98.18%) JavaScript
2 49 (89.09%) HTML
3 48 (87.27%) CSS
4 45 (81.82%) jQuery
5 44 (80.00%) Sass
6 38 (69.09%) HTML5
7 29 (52.73%) AngularJS
7 29 (52.73%) Front End Development
8 28 (50.91%) CSS3
9 25 (45.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 23 (41.82%) Web Development
10 23 (41.82%) MVC
10 23 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (34.55%) .NET
11 19 (34.55%) ASP.NET
12 18 (32.73%) PHP
13 17 (30.91%) C#
13 17 (30.91%) Git (software)
14 16 (29.09%) Grunt
15 15 (27.27%) gulp
15 15 (27.27%) Computer Science
15 15 (27.27%) SQL
16 14 (25.45%) Ajax
17 12 (21.82%) Performance Optimisation
18 11 (20.00%) User Experience
18 11 (20.00%) Games
18 11 (20.00%) .NET Framework
18 11 (20.00%) Degree
18 11 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
19 10 (18.18%) Apple iOS

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 4 (7.27%) CMS
1 4 (7.27%) WordPress
2 1 (1.82%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Magento
2 1 (1.82%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.73%) GitHub
2 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.82%) Sage Pay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) MySQL
2 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
3 7 (12.73%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.82%) Redis
4 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (30.91%) Git (software)
2 16 (29.09%) Grunt
3 15 (27.27%) gulp
4 8 (14.55%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.45%) Bower
6 2 (3.64%) Babel
6 2 (3.64%) Jasmine
6 2 (3.64%) Mocha
6 2 (3.64%) QUnit
7 1 (1.82%) CocoaPods
7 1 (1.82%) Gradle
7 1 (1.82%) JIRA
7 1 (1.82%) JUnit
7 1 (1.82%) PHPUnit
General
1 11 (20.00%) Games
2 5 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (92.73%) Developer
2 24 (43.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 13 (23.64%) .NET Developer
4 10 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
5 9 (16.36%) Software Developer
6 8 (14.55%) Angular Developer
6 8 (14.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (14.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (14.55%) C# Developer
6 8 (14.55%) Senior Developer
7 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 7 (12.73%) HTML Developer
7 7 (12.73%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 5 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
8 5 (9.09%) Graduate
8 5 (9.09%) Graduate Developer
8 5 (9.09%) Graduate Software Developer
8 5 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (9.09%) Web Developer
9 4 (7.27%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (89.09%) HTML
2 48 (87.27%) CSS
3 45 (81.82%) jQuery
4 44 (80.00%) Sass
5 38 (69.09%) HTML5
6 29 (52.73%) AngularJS
7 28 (50.91%) CSS3
8 25 (45.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 19 (34.55%) .NET
9 19 (34.55%) ASP.NET
10 14 (25.45%) Ajax
11 11 (20.00%) .NET Framework
12 10 (18.18%) React
13 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (16.36%) LINQ
13 9 (16.36%) Node.js
14 8 (14.55%) Entity Framework
14 8 (14.55%) KnockoutJS
14 8 (14.55%) Web Services
15 7 (12.73%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 11 (20.00%) User Experience
3 8 (14.55%) Algorithms
4 6 (10.91%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.64%) Blog
6 1 (1.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Android
1 10 (18.18%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (52.73%) Front End Development
2 23 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.82%) MVC
2 23 (41.82%) Web Development
3 12 (21.82%) Performance Optimisation
4 11 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 9 (16.36%) E-Commerce
5 9 (16.36%) Scrum
5 9 (16.36%) Software Engineering
6 8 (14.55%) Mobile Development
6 8 (14.55%) OOP
6 8 (14.55%) Web Design
7 7 (12.73%) Android Development
7 7 (12.73%) Game Development
7 7 (12.73%) iOS Development
7 7 (12.73%) SEO
8 6 (10.91%) Cross-Browser Development
8 6 (10.91%) TDD
8 6 (10.91%) Web Accessibility
9 5 (9.09%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 54 (98.18%) JavaScript
2 18 (32.73%) PHP
3 17 (30.91%) C#
4 15 (27.27%) SQL
5 5 (9.09%) TypeScript
6 4 (7.27%) Python
7 3 (5.45%) C++
7 3 (5.45%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.45%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.64%) C
8 2 (3.64%) ES6
8 2 (3.64%) Java
9 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.91%) Xamarin
3 4 (7.27%) Google
4 3 (5.45%) Twitter
5 1 (1.82%) PayPal
5 1 (1.82%) Sage
5 1 (1.82%) Zend
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