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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 152 181 -
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -
Permanent jobs citing LESS 58 38 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 0.69% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.94% 1.89% -
Number of salaries quoted 56 38 0
Average salary £31,750 £22,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.56% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
1975 2007 1939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 35.32% 36.67% 35.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1789 1719 1728
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 £50,000 £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 3 September 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 3 September 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
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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
Warwickshire - 20 £32,500 -
Coventry - 16 £35,000 - 1
Birmingham -8 6 £25,750 +19.76%
Wolverhampton -8 6 £30,000 +3.44% 1
Solihull - 3 £25,000 -
Staffordshire -2 2 £20,000 -33.33%
Worcestershire - 2 £27,000 -
Dudley - 1 £30,000 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 84 (100.00%) CSS
2 71 (84.52%) JavaScript
3 69 (82.14%) HTML
4 66 (78.57%) jQuery
5 56 (66.67%) Sass
6 35 (41.67%) Photoshop
7 34 (40.48%) .NET
7 34 (40.48%) HTML5
7 34 (40.48%) CSS3
8 31 (36.90%) AngularJS
9 28 (33.33%) PHP
10 22 (26.19%) User Experience
11 21 (25.00%) Node.js
11 21 (25.00%) SQL
12 20 (23.81%) Adobe
13 19 (22.62%) .NET Framework
13 19 (22.62%) Responsive Web Design
14 18 (21.43%) Mobile Development
14 18 (21.43%) CMS
14 18 (21.43%) SQL Server
14 18 (21.43%) ASP.NET
15 17 (20.24%) MVC
15 17 (20.24%) KnockoutJS
16 16 (19.05%) XHTML
16 16 (19.05%) C#
16 16 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (17.86%) Microsoft
17 15 (17.86%) Mobile App
17 15 (17.86%) Git (software)
18 14 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 21 (25.00%) Node.js
2 18 (21.43%) CMS
3 9 (10.71%) WordPress
4 7 (8.33%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 35 (41.67%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.38%) Fireworks
2 2 (2.38%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.38%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.19%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.10%) PaaS
1 11 (13.10%) IaaS
2 6 (7.14%) SaaS
3 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.10%) Big Data
3 8 (9.52%) MySQL
4 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.76%) CouchDB
4 4 (4.76%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.95%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.95%) PHPUnit
2 5 (5.95%) Behat
3 4 (4.76%) Phing
3 4 (4.76%) Subversion
3 4 (4.76%) JSUnit
3 4 (4.76%) Ant
4 3 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.38%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.19%) Grunt
General
1 8 (9.52%) Marketing
2 7 (8.33%) Games
3 2 (2.38%) Banking
3 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.38%) Finance
4 1 (1.19%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 79 (94.05%) Developer
2 37 (44.05%) Front-End Developer
3 26 (30.95%) Web Developer
4 13 (15.48%) Front-End Web Developer
5 11 (13.10%) Applications Developer
6 7 (8.33%) Graduate
6 7 (8.33%) Software Developer
7 6 (7.14%) Junior
7 6 (7.14%) Junior Developer
7 6 (7.14%) Graduate Developer
8 5 (5.95%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.76%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Graduate C# Developer
9 4 (4.76%) UX Designer
9 4 (4.76%) Designer
9 4 (4.76%) PHP Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Junior C# Developer
10 3 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Junior C# .NET Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (100.00%) CSS
2 69 (82.14%) HTML
3 66 (78.57%) jQuery
4 56 (66.67%) Sass
5 34 (40.48%) CSS3
5 34 (40.48%) HTML5
5 34 (40.48%) .NET
6 31 (36.90%) AngularJS
7 19 (22.62%) .NET Framework
8 18 (21.43%) ASP.NET
9 17 (20.24%) KnockoutJS
10 16 (19.05%) XHTML
11 14 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 11 (13.10%) Entity Framework
12 11 (13.10%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (11.90%) Backbone.js
14 6 (7.14%) PhoneGap
14 6 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (7.14%) Express
14 6 (7.14%) Adobe AIR
Miscellaneous
1 22 (26.19%) User Experience
2 15 (17.86%) Mobile App
3 6 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 6 (7.14%) iPhone
3 6 (7.14%) iPad
4 5 (5.95%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.19%) Photography
5 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.10%) Android
2 8 (9.52%) Linux
3 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.62%) Responsive Web Design
2 18 (21.43%) Mobile Development
3 17 (20.24%) MVC
4 16 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (16.67%) Web Design
6 10 (11.90%) TDD
7 8 (9.52%) OOP
7 8 (9.52%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
8 7 (8.33%) OO
8 7 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 6 (7.14%) Release Management
9 6 (7.14%) Unit Testing
9 6 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (7.14%) SOA
9 6 (7.14%) Web Application Development
9 6 (7.14%) API Design
10 5 (5.95%) Android Development
10 5 (5.95%) iOS Development
11 4 (4.76%) Information Architecture
11 4 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (84.52%) JavaScript
2 28 (33.33%) PHP
3 21 (25.00%) SQL
4 16 (19.05%) C#
5 6 (7.14%) Python
5 6 (7.14%) CoffeeScript
6 2 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (13.10%) Degree
2 1 (1.19%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (23.81%) Adobe
2 15 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.95%) Zend
3 5 (5.95%) Twitter
4 4 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (1.19%) OpenText
5 1 (1.19%) RedDot
5 1 (1.19%) Sitecore
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