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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 163 170 192
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +22
Permanent jobs citing LESS 58 54 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 1.06% 0.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.86% 3.03% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 49 53 42
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
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
2029 1780 1937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 36.88% 34.83% 34.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1740 1575 1790
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 26 £30,500 +22.00% 4
Solihull +5 14 £35,000 +55.55% 1
Staffordshire -2 6 £37,500 -
Warwickshire -6 6 £32,500 - 8
Worcestershire -1 5 £30,000 -20.00%
Halesowen - 1 £26,000 - 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 85 (97.70%) HTML
1 85 (97.70%) JavaScript
1 85 (97.70%) CSS
2 79 (90.80%) Sass
3 66 (75.86%) jQuery
4 63 (72.41%) AngularJS
5 57 (65.52%) HTML5
6 55 (63.22%) MVC
7 48 (55.17%) Web Development
8 47 (54.02%) CSS3
9 44 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (50.57%) .NET
9 44 (50.57%) PHP
10 42 (48.28%) ASP.NET
11 40 (45.98%) Front End Development
12 33 (37.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 32 (36.78%) Git (software)
14 29 (33.33%) C#
15 28 (32.18%) ASP.NET MVC
15 28 (32.18%) SOLID
16 26 (29.89%) Responsive Web Design
17 25 (28.74%) Node.js
17 25 (28.74%) SQL
18 23 (26.44%) Microsoft
18 23 (26.44%) Software Engineering
19 22 (25.29%) TDD
19 22 (25.29%) Visual Studio
19 22 (25.29%) React
20 20 (22.99%) KnockoutJS
20 20 (22.99%) Ajax

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 8 (9.20%) CMS
1 8 (9.20%) WordPress
2 2 (2.30%) Apache
2 2 (2.30%) IIS
2 2 (2.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (12.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (10.34%) Shopify
2 3 (3.45%) Magento
3 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.34%) GitHub
2 1 (1.15%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.54%) MongoDB
2 16 (18.39%) MySQL
3 11 (12.64%) SQL Server
4 9 (10.34%) Big Data
5 8 (9.20%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (8.05%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (6.90%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.15%) Redis
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (36.78%) Git (software)
2 22 (25.29%) Visual Studio
3 17 (19.54%) gulp
4 16 (18.39%) Grunt
5 10 (11.49%) Mocha
5 10 (11.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (8.05%) CruiseControl
6 7 (8.05%) JSUnit
6 7 (8.05%) Karma Test Runner
6 7 (8.05%) PhpStorm
6 7 (8.05%) PHPUnit
6 7 (8.05%) Selenium
6 7 (8.05%) Subversion
7 6 (6.90%) Mercurial
8 4 (4.60%) Bower
9 3 (3.45%) Babel
9 3 (3.45%) Jasmine
9 3 (3.45%) QUnit
10 1 (1.15%) CocoaPods
10 1 (1.15%) Gradle
General
1 14 (16.09%) Marketing
2 13 (14.94%) Games
3 7 (8.05%) Finance
4 1 (1.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 77 (88.51%) Developer
2 39 (44.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 24 (27.59%) Web Developer
4 15 (17.24%) JavaScript Developer
5 14 (16.09%) Angular Developer
6 12 (13.79%) .NET Developer
6 12 (13.79%) ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (13.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (13.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (13.79%) C# Developer
6 12 (13.79%) HTML Developer
6 12 (13.79%) PHP Developer
7 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 10 (11.49%) HTML CSS Developer
8 7 (8.05%) Applications Developer
8 7 (8.05%) Software Developer
8 7 (8.05%) Web Applications Developer
9 6 (6.90%) Graduate
9 6 (6.90%) Senior Developer
9 6 (6.90%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (97.70%) CSS
1 85 (97.70%) HTML
2 79 (90.80%) Sass
3 66 (75.86%) jQuery
4 63 (72.41%) AngularJS
5 57 (65.52%) HTML5
6 47 (54.02%) CSS3
7 44 (50.57%) .NET
8 42 (48.28%) ASP.NET
9 33 (37.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 28 (32.18%) ASP.NET MVC
11 25 (28.74%) Node.js
12 22 (25.29%) React
13 20 (22.99%) Ajax
13 20 (22.99%) KnockoutJS
14 19 (21.84%) .NET Framework
15 18 (20.69%) Angular 2
16 16 (18.39%) REST
17 15 (17.24%) Entity Framework
18 13 (14.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.24%) Algorithms
2 10 (11.49%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.75%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.75%) Social Media
3 5 (5.75%) User Experience
4 1 (1.15%) Blog
4 1 (1.15%) iPhone
4 1 (1.15%) New Media
4 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.69%) Android
1 18 (20.69%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.60%) Linux
3 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (63.22%) MVC
2 48 (55.17%) Web Development
3 44 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (45.98%) Front End Development
5 28 (32.18%) SOLID
6 26 (29.89%) Responsive Web Design
7 23 (26.44%) Software Engineering
8 22 (25.29%) TDD
9 18 (20.69%) E-Commerce
10 16 (18.39%) OOP
10 16 (18.39%) Web Design
11 15 (17.24%) Dependency Injection
11 15 (17.24%) Mobile Development
11 15 (17.24%) Performance Optimisation
12 13 (14.94%) Android Development
12 13 (14.94%) Game Development
12 13 (14.94%) iOS Development
13 11 (12.64%) SEO
14 9 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (10.34%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 85 (97.70%) JavaScript
2 44 (50.57%) PHP
3 29 (33.33%) C#
4 25 (28.74%) SQL
5 15 (17.24%) TypeScript
6 10 (11.49%) T-SQL
6 10 (11.49%) VB.NET
7 9 (10.34%) R
8 4 (4.60%) C
9 3 (3.45%) ES6
10 2 (2.30%) VBA
11 1 (1.15%) ECMAScript
11 1 (1.15%) Java
11 1 (1.15%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) Degree
2 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.15%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (10.34%) Docker
Vendors
1 23 (26.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.20%) Twitter
3 2 (2.30%) Adobe
4 1 (1.15%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.15%) PayPal
4 1 (1.15%) Sage
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