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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 214 201 210
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Permanent jobs citing LESS 28 21 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.40% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.35% 1.02% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 26 19 7
Median salary £27,500 £32,500 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +35.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,750 £20,000 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £29,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
2079 2066 1851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 34.15% 39.14% 36.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1760 1881 1597
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +3 13 £27,500 -15.38% 4
Staffordshire - 5 £29,000 - 1
Worcestershire -4 3 £45,000 +87.50%
Warwickshire -8 3 £21,000 -55.78%
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 41 (97.62%) JavaScript
2 37 (88.10%) HTML
3 36 (85.71%) CSS
4 35 (83.33%) jQuery
5 34 (80.95%) Sass
6 29 (69.05%) HTML5
7 23 (54.76%) Git (software)
7 23 (54.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (42.86%) CSS3
9 18 (42.86%) Front End Development
10 17 (40.48%) AngularJS
11 16 (38.10%) User Experience
12 15 (35.71%) MVC
12 15 (35.71%) Scrum
13 14 (33.33%) C#
13 14 (33.33%) SQL
13 14 (33.33%) .NET
13 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET
13 14 (33.33%) Web Development
14 12 (28.57%) PHP
14 12 (28.57%) E-Commerce
14 12 (28.57%) gulp
15 11 (26.19%) Computer Science
15 11 (26.19%) Ajax
15 11 (26.19%) Web Accessibility
16 10 (23.81%) Cross-Browser Development
17 9 (21.43%) Performance Optimisation
17 9 (21.43%) Grunt
17 9 (21.43%) SQL Server

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 (11.90%) CMS
2 4 (9.52%) Node.js
3 2 (4.76%) Apache
3 2 (4.76%) WordPress
4 1 (2.38%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) GitHub
2 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) MySQL
3 4 (9.52%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.38%) Redis
4 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (54.76%) Git (software)
2 12 (28.57%) gulp
3 9 (21.43%) Grunt
4 5 (11.90%) Visual Studio
5 4 (9.52%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (4.76%) JIRA
6 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.38%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.38%) Bower
7 1 (2.38%) CocoaPods
7 1 (2.38%) Gradle
7 1 (2.38%) JUnit
7 1 (2.38%) PhpStorm
7 1 (2.38%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 5 (11.90%) Games
2 4 (9.52%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Local Government
3 1 (2.38%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (97.62%) Developer
2 18 (42.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 10 (23.81%) Senior Developer
4 8 (19.05%) .NET Developer
4 8 (19.05%) HTML Developer
4 8 (19.05%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 8 (19.05%) Software Developer
5 7 (16.67%) Web Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Angular Developer
6 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (9.52%) C# Developer
6 4 (9.52%) HTML CSS Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Junior
6 4 (9.52%) Junior Developer
7 3 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Graduate Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Graduate Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (88.10%) HTML
2 36 (85.71%) CSS
3 35 (83.33%) jQuery
4 34 (80.95%) Sass
5 29 (69.05%) HTML5
6 23 (54.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 18 (42.86%) CSS3
8 17 (40.48%) AngularJS
9 14 (33.33%) .NET
9 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET
10 11 (26.19%) Ajax
11 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (19.05%) LINQ
12 7 (16.67%) XHTML
13 6 (14.29%) .NET Framework
13 6 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (14.29%) LAMP
14 5 (11.90%) Entity Framework
14 5 (11.90%) NHibernate
14 5 (11.90%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 16 (38.10%) User Experience
2 11 (26.19%) Computer Science
3 5 (11.90%) Algorithms
3 5 (11.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) Blog
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
4 1 (2.38%) Photography
4 1 (2.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Android
1 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (42.86%) Front End Development
3 15 (35.71%) MVC
3 15 (35.71%) Scrum
4 14 (33.33%) Web Development
5 12 (28.57%) E-Commerce
6 11 (26.19%) Web Accessibility
7 10 (23.81%) Cross-Browser Development
8 9 (21.43%) Performance Optimisation
9 8 (19.05%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 6 (14.29%) OOP
12 5 (11.90%) TDD
13 4 (9.52%) Mobile Application Development
13 4 (9.52%) Web Application Development
13 4 (9.52%) Web Design
14 3 (7.14%) Automated Testing
14 3 (7.14%) Content Management
14 3 (7.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 3 (7.14%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 41 (97.62%) JavaScript
2 14 (33.33%) C#
2 14 (33.33%) SQL
3 12 (28.57%) PHP
4 6 (14.29%) Java
5 4 (9.52%) C++
5 4 (9.52%) Python
6 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.38%) PHP 5
6 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.38%) MCP
3 1 (2.38%) MCSE
3 1 (2.38%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Xamarin
3 4 (9.52%) Google
4 3 (7.14%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.38%) Adobe
5 1 (2.38%) OpenText
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.38%) RedDot
5 1 (2.38%) Zend
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