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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 187 195 199
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Permanent jobs citing LESS 27 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.082% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.30% 0.23% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 24 0 6
Average salary £35,000 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
2081 1727 1967
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 39.58% 35.25% 38.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1880 1474 1749
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,850 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 - 12 £32,500 -
Warwickshire - 5 £35,000 -
Coventry - 4 £20,000 -
Solihull - 2 £42,500 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £35,000 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 68 (97.14%) HTML
2 66 (94.29%) CSS
3 63 (90.00%) JavaScript
4 55 (78.57%) jQuery
5 54 (77.14%) .NET
6 44 (62.86%) ASP.NET
6 44 (62.86%) .NET Framework
6 44 (62.86%) Entity Framework
7 42 (60.00%) C#
8 39 (55.71%) Sass
9 34 (48.57%) MVC
9 34 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (45.71%) AngularJS
10 32 (45.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 29 (41.43%) HTML5
11 29 (41.43%) TDD
11 29 (41.43%) SQL Server
12 26 (37.14%) KnockoutJS
13 24 (34.29%) SQL
14 23 (32.86%) Web Application Development
15 22 (31.43%) T-SQL
15 22 (31.43%) ASP.NET Web API
16 21 (30.00%) Web Services
16 21 (30.00%) Adobe
16 21 (30.00%) Umbraco
17 19 (27.14%) Git (software)
17 19 (27.14%) Responsive Web Design
18 17 (24.29%) Microsoft
18 17 (24.29%) Degree
18 17 (24.29%) Adobe AIR

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 21 (30.00%) Umbraco
2 15 (21.43%) Node.js
3 8 (11.43%) CMS
4 4 (5.71%) WordPress
4 4 (5.71%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (14.29%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.86%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) GitHub
2 4 (5.71%) Rackspace Cloud
2 4 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (41.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) Redis
3 4 (5.71%) MySQL
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (27.14%) Git (software)
2 10 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.86%) Grunt
3 2 (2.86%) Bower
3 2 (2.86%) NUnit
3 2 (2.86%) CruiseControl
3 2 (2.86%) Subversion
3 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.86%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.86%) MSTest
3 2 (2.86%) PHPUnit
3 2 (2.86%) Behat
General
1 8 (11.43%) Advertising
2 6 (8.57%) Marketing
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (97.14%) Developer
2 25 (35.71%) .NET Developer
3 18 (25.71%) Software Developer
4 13 (18.57%) C# Developer
4 13 (18.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (17.14%) Web Developer
6 11 (15.71%) Front-End Developer
7 9 (12.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (12.86%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (8.57%) SQL Developer
8 6 (8.57%) .NET Web Developer
9 4 (5.71%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Front-End Web Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.86%) PHP Developer
11 2 (2.86%) Applications Engineer
11 2 (2.86%) Web Engineer
12 1 (1.43%) .NET Software Developer
12 1 (1.43%) Mobile Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (97.14%) HTML
2 66 (94.29%) CSS
3 55 (78.57%) jQuery
4 54 (77.14%) .NET
5 44 (62.86%) ASP.NET
5 44 (62.86%) .NET Framework
5 44 (62.86%) Entity Framework
6 39 (55.71%) Sass
7 32 (45.71%) AngularJS
7 32 (45.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 29 (41.43%) HTML5
9 26 (37.14%) KnockoutJS
10 22 (31.43%) ASP.NET Web API
11 21 (30.00%) Web Services
12 17 (24.29%) Adobe AIR
12 17 (24.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 16 (22.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (21.43%) CSS3
14 15 (21.43%) PhoneGap
15 14 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.29%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.29%) iPhone
2 3 (4.29%) iPad
3 2 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (4.29%) Android
3 2 (2.86%) Windows
4 1 (1.43%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (48.57%) MVC
1 34 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (41.43%) TDD
3 23 (32.86%) Web Application Development
4 19 (27.14%) Responsive Web Design
5 17 (24.29%) Mobile Development
5 17 (24.29%) Unit Testing
5 17 (24.29%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (21.43%) Release Management
6 15 (21.43%) SOA
7 14 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
7 14 (20.00%) Scrum
7 14 (20.00%) E-Commerce
8 13 (18.57%) CRM
9 10 (14.29%) DevOps
10 6 (8.57%) Web Design
11 2 (2.86%) Web Accessibility
11 2 (2.86%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (90.00%) JavaScript
2 42 (60.00%) C#
3 24 (34.29%) SQL
4 22 (31.43%) T-SQL
5 11 (15.71%) PHP
6 5 (7.14%) CoffeeScript
7 3 (4.29%) Python
8 2 (2.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 10 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 21 (30.00%) Adobe
2 17 (24.29%) Microsoft
3 10 (14.29%) New Relic
4 7 (10.00%) Google
5 4 (5.71%) Sitecore
5 4 (5.71%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.86%) Zend
7 1 (1.43%) Telerik