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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 190 200 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Permanent jobs citing LESS 37 17 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.31% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.73% 0.84% -
Number of salaries quoted 35 17 0
Average salary £30,000 £24,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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
2134 2021 2150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 36.97% 37.21% 39.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1938 1738 1910
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £50,000 £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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Coventry - 12 £28,500 - 1
Warwickshire - 12 £27,000 - 1
Birmingham -8 5 £32,500 +51.16% 1
Solihull - 3 £27,500 - 1
Wolverhampton +6 2 £30,000 +3.44% 1
Dudley - 2 £38,750 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £24,000 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 62 (93.94%) HTML
1 62 (93.94%) CSS
2 57 (86.36%) jQuery
3 53 (80.30%) JavaScript
4 42 (63.64%) Sass
5 36 (54.55%) .NET
6 27 (40.91%) ASP.NET
6 27 (40.91%) HTML5
7 26 (39.39%) PHP
8 25 (37.88%) Photoshop
9 24 (36.36%) MVC
10 23 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (33.33%) SQL
12 21 (31.82%) .NET Framework
12 21 (31.82%) Entity Framework
12 21 (31.82%) CSS3
13 20 (30.30%) Git (software)
13 20 (30.30%) C#
13 20 (30.30%) AngularJS
14 18 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (25.76%) Adobe
15 17 (25.76%) TDD
16 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
16 15 (22.73%) SQL Server
16 15 (22.73%) KnockoutJS
17 14 (21.21%) Node.js
17 14 (21.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 13 (19.70%) Web Application Development
18 13 (19.70%) Mobile Development
18 13 (19.70%) Responsive Web Design

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 14 (21.21%) Node.js
2 12 (18.18%) Umbraco
3 10 (15.15%) WordPress
4 9 (13.64%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (37.88%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.52%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.52%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.52%) GIMP
2 1 (1.52%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) SaaS
2 4 (6.06%) Rackspace Cloud
2 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.03%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) Redis
3 1 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (30.30%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.58%) PHPUnit
3 5 (7.58%) Behat
4 4 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.55%) Grunt
6 2 (3.03%) Bower
6 2 (3.03%) gulp
6 2 (3.03%) Mercurial
6 2 (3.03%) Phing
6 2 (3.03%) Ant
7 1 (1.52%) Subversion
General
1 8 (12.12%) Marketing
2 5 (7.58%) Games
3 1 (1.52%) Retail
3 1 (1.52%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 61 (92.42%) Developer
2 25 (37.88%) Front-End Developer
3 13 (19.70%) Software Developer
4 12 (18.18%) Web Developer
5 6 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.58%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Front-End Web Developer
7 4 (6.06%) C# Developer
7 4 (6.06%) PHP Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Graduate
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Junior Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Junior
9 2 (3.03%) .NET Web Developer
9 2 (3.03%) UX Designer
9 2 (3.03%) Designer
9 2 (3.03%) Applications Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Graduate C# Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Web Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (93.94%) HTML
1 62 (93.94%) CSS
2 57 (86.36%) jQuery
3 42 (63.64%) Sass
4 36 (54.55%) .NET
5 27 (40.91%) ASP.NET
5 27 (40.91%) HTML5
6 21 (31.82%) Entity Framework
6 21 (31.82%) .NET Framework
6 21 (31.82%) CSS3
7 20 (30.30%) AngularJS
8 18 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (22.73%) KnockoutJS
10 14 (21.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (18.18%) PhoneGap
11 12 (18.18%) Web Services
11 12 (18.18%) Adobe AIR
11 12 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 8 (12.12%) XHTML
12 8 (12.12%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Mobile App
2 7 (10.61%) User Experience
3 5 (7.58%) Blackberry
3 5 (7.58%) iPhone
3 5 (7.58%) iPad
4 3 (4.55%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.52%) Photography
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) Linux
2 6 (9.09%) Android
3 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.52%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.36%) MVC
2 23 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (25.76%) TDD
4 13 (19.70%) Responsive Web Design
4 13 (19.70%) Web Application Development
4 13 (19.70%) Mobile Development
5 12 (18.18%) SOA
5 12 (18.18%) API Design
5 12 (18.18%) Release Management
5 12 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 12 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (12.12%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
7 6 (9.09%) DevOps
8 5 (7.58%) Software Engineering
8 5 (7.58%) CRM
9 4 (6.06%) E-Commerce
9 4 (6.06%) OOP
9 4 (6.06%) Scrum
9 4 (6.06%) Web Design
9 4 (6.06%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 53 (80.30%) JavaScript
2 26 (39.39%) PHP
3 22 (33.33%) SQL
4 20 (30.30%) C#
5 7 (10.61%) CoffeeScript
6 5 (7.58%) Python
7 4 (6.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 17 (25.76%) Adobe
2 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.09%) New Relic
4 5 (7.58%) Zend
5 4 (6.06%) Rackspace
6 3 (4.55%) Twitter
7 2 (3.03%) Google
8 1 (1.52%) OpenText
8 1 (1.52%) RedDot
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