The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 176 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing LESS 32 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.59% - -
Number of salaries quoted 32 0 0
Average salary £24,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2018 2031 1964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 37.39% 36.38% 40.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1722 1809 1714
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
LESS
England

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
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 30 July 2014. 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 - 11 £21,500 -
Staffordshire - 11 £24,000 -
Wolverhampton - 10 £29,000 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 36 (100.00%) HTML
1 36 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 36 (100.00%) CSS
2 35 (97.22%) jQuery
3 26 (72.22%) Photoshop
3 26 (72.22%) Sass
4 22 (61.11%) Adobe
5 21 (58.33%) PHP
6 20 (55.56%) Backbone.js
7 17 (47.22%) CSS3
7 17 (47.22%) HTML5
8 11 (30.56%) CMS
8 11 (30.56%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (30.56%) Web Design
8 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (30.56%) Subversion
8 11 (30.56%) Umbraco
8 11 (30.56%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (27.78%) Phing
9 10 (27.78%) CoffeeScript
9 10 (27.78%) Node.js
9 10 (27.78%) Git (software)
9 10 (27.78%) SaaS
9 10 (27.78%) Degree
9 10 (27.78%) TDD
9 10 (27.78%) OO
9 10 (27.78%) Python
9 10 (27.78%) Ant
10 9 (25.00%) DOM
10 9 (25.00%) SOA

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 11 (30.56%) CMS
1 11 (30.56%) Umbraco
2 10 (27.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 26 (72.22%) Photoshop
2 11 (30.56%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.78%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Subversion
2 10 (27.78%) Phing
2 10 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 10 (27.78%) Ant
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Automotive
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (97.22%) Developer
2 33 (91.67%) Web Developer
3 12 (33.33%) Junior Developer
3 12 (33.33%) Junior
4 11 (30.56%) Junior Web Developer
5 6 (16.67%) Web Programmer
5 6 (16.67%) Programmer
6 4 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Senior Web Developer
7 3 (8.33%) PHP Web Developer
7 3 (8.33%) PHP Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Web Designer
9 1 (2.78%) Junior Front-End Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Photoshop Designer
9 1 (2.78%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (100.00%) HTML
1 36 (100.00%) CSS
2 35 (97.22%) jQuery
3 26 (72.22%) Sass
4 20 (55.56%) Backbone.js
5 17 (47.22%) CSS3
5 17 (47.22%) HTML5
6 9 (25.00%) DOM
6 9 (25.00%) REST
7 4 (11.11%) XSLT
7 4 (11.11%) .NET
7 4 (11.11%) SOAP
7 4 (11.11%) Web Services
7 4 (11.11%) XML
7 4 (11.11%) Ajax
7 4 (11.11%) JSON
7 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (5.56%) Dojo
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Web Design
1 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (30.56%) Responsive Web Design
2 10 (27.78%) TDD
2 10 (27.78%) OO
3 9 (25.00%) SOA
4 4 (11.11%) MVC
4 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 4 (11.11%) Analytics
5 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.56%) Web Development
5 2 (5.56%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 36 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 21 (58.33%) PHP
3 10 (27.78%) CoffeeScript
3 10 (27.78%) Python
4 2 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Degree
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) Adobe
2 4 (11.11%) Google