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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 221 186 207
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +21
Permanent jobs citing LESS 21 35 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.61% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.00% 1.62% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 19 33 16
Median salary £27,500 £30,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £47,500 £29,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
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
2102 2155 1984
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 34.13% 37.34% 36.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1754 1955 1714
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -7 7 £27,500 -15.38% 3
Staffordshire - 6 £27,000 -
Worcestershire +9 2 £26,250 +9.37%
Wolverhampton -3 2 - -
Warwickshire -8 2 £21,000 -27.58% 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 39 (97.50%) JavaScript
2 34 (85.00%) HTML
3 33 (82.50%) CSS
3 33 (82.50%) jQuery
4 31 (77.50%) Sass
5 29 (72.50%) HTML5
6 22 (55.00%) Git (software)
7 20 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 18 (45.00%) Front End Development
8 18 (45.00%) CSS3
9 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (40.00%) User Experience
10 14 (35.00%) AngularJS
11 13 (32.50%) Web Development
11 13 (32.50%) SQL
11 13 (32.50%) E-Commerce
12 12 (30.00%) C#
12 12 (30.00%) .NET
12 12 (30.00%) MVC
12 12 (30.00%) ASP.NET
12 12 (30.00%) Scrum
12 12 (30.00%) Computer Science
12 12 (30.00%) Ajax
12 12 (30.00%) gulp
13 11 (27.50%) PHP
14 10 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
14 10 (25.00%) Grunt
15 9 (22.50%) Cross-Browser Development
15 9 (22.50%) Degree
15 9 (22.50%) LINQ

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 5 (12.50%) CMS
2 2 (5.00%) Apache
2 2 (5.00%) WordPress
3 1 (2.50%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.50%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) GitHub
2 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.50%) MySQL
3 4 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.50%) Redis
4 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (55.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (30.00%) gulp
3 10 (25.00%) Grunt
4 3 (7.50%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.00%) JIRA
5 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.50%) Bower
6 1 (2.50%) CocoaPods
6 1 (2.50%) Gradle
6 1 (2.50%) JUnit
6 1 (2.50%) PhpStorm
6 1 (2.50%) PHPUnit
6 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 4 (10.00%) Games
1 4 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (2.50%) Local Government
2 1 (2.50%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (100.00%) Developer
2 17 (42.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 10 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 9 (22.50%) .NET Developer
5 8 (20.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 7 (17.50%) HTML Developer
6 7 (17.50%) Software Developer
6 7 (17.50%) Web Developer
7 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (7.50%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Angular Developer
8 3 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (7.50%) C# Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Graduate
8 3 (7.50%) Graduate Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Graduate Software Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Junior
8 3 (7.50%) Junior Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (85.00%) HTML
2 33 (82.50%) CSS
2 33 (82.50%) jQuery
3 31 (77.50%) Sass
4 29 (72.50%) HTML5
5 20 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 18 (45.00%) CSS3
7 14 (35.00%) AngularJS
8 12 (30.00%) .NET
8 12 (30.00%) Ajax
8 12 (30.00%) ASP.NET
9 9 (22.50%) LINQ
10 7 (17.50%) XHTML
11 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (15.00%) NHibernate
11 6 (15.00%) Ninject
12 5 (12.50%) LAMP
13 4 (10.00%) DOM
13 4 (10.00%) Node.js
13 4 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (40.00%) User Experience
2 12 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.50%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.50%) Blog
5 1 (2.50%) NHS
5 1 (2.50%) Photography
5 1 (2.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Android
1 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Front End Development
2 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (32.50%) E-Commerce
3 13 (32.50%) Web Development
4 12 (30.00%) MVC
4 12 (30.00%) Scrum
5 10 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
6 9 (22.50%) Cross-Browser Development
7 7 (17.50%) Performance Optimisation
8 6 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 4 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
10 4 (10.00%) OOP
10 4 (10.00%) TDD
10 4 (10.00%) Web Design
11 3 (7.50%) Automated Testing
11 3 (7.50%) Content Management
11 3 (7.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 3 (7.50%) SEO
11 3 (7.50%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (97.50%) JavaScript
2 13 (32.50%) SQL
3 12 (30.00%) C#
4 11 (27.50%) PHP
5 5 (12.50%) Java
6 4 (10.00%) C++
6 4 (10.00%) Python
7 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.50%) PHP 5
7 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) MCP
2 1 (2.50%) MCSE
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.50%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Xamarin
2 4 (10.00%) Google
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.50%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe
4 1 (2.50%) OpenText
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.50%) RedDot
4 1 (2.50%) Zend
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