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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 177 185 197
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +12
Permanent jobs citing LESS 29 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.089% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.46% 0.26% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 26 0 6
Average salary £35,000 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +42.85%
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
1984 1554 1823
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 38.71% 34.60% 38.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1784 1313 1628
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £48,357
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 26 March 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 26 March 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
Birmingham - 11 £35,000 - 1
Warwickshire - 8 £40,000 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £35,000 -
Coventry - 3 £20,000 - 1
Solihull - 2 £42,500 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 71 (100.00%) HTML
2 67 (94.37%) JavaScript
2 67 (94.37%) CSS
3 58 (81.69%) .NET
4 56 (78.87%) jQuery
5 48 (67.61%) ASP.NET
5 48 (67.61%) .NET Framework
5 48 (67.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 46 (64.79%) C#
7 43 (60.56%) Sass
8 39 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (54.93%) AngularJS
9 36 (50.70%) MVC
9 36 (50.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 33 (46.48%) TDD
11 31 (43.66%) KnockoutJS
12 29 (40.85%) T-SQL
12 29 (40.85%) ASP.NET Web API
13 28 (39.44%) HTML5
14 26 (36.62%) SQL Server
15 25 (35.21%) Web Services
15 25 (35.21%) Responsive Web Design
16 23 (32.39%) Degree
16 23 (32.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 21 (29.58%) SQL
17 21 (29.58%) Scrum
17 21 (29.58%) Razor View Engine
18 20 (28.17%) Dependency Injection
18 20 (28.17%) Web Application Development
19 19 (26.76%) CRM

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 18 (25.35%) Umbraco
2 15 (21.13%) Node.js
3 8 (11.27%) CMS
4 4 (5.63%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.82%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.82%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.82%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) GitHub
2 4 (5.63%) Rackspace Cloud
3 3 (4.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (36.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.45%) Redis
3 4 (5.63%) MySQL
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (25.35%) Git (software)
2 10 (14.08%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.82%) Grunt
3 2 (2.82%) Bower
3 2 (2.82%) NUnit
3 2 (2.82%) CruiseControl
3 2 (2.82%) Subversion
3 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.82%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.82%) MSTest
General
1 8 (11.27%) Advertising
2 6 (8.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (97.18%) Developer
2 31 (43.66%) .NET Developer
3 19 (26.76%) C# Developer
3 19 (26.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 16 (22.54%) Software Developer
5 15 (21.13%) ASP.NET Developer
5 15 (21.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 13 (18.31%) Web Developer
7 10 (14.08%) Front-End Developer
8 6 (8.45%) SQL Developer
8 6 (8.45%) .NET Web Developer
9 4 (5.63%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (4.23%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (4.23%) Front-End Web Developer
10 3 (4.23%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.82%) C# Software Developer
11 2 (2.82%) Web Engineer
11 2 (2.82%) .NET Software Developer
11 2 (2.82%) Applications Engineer
12 1 (1.41%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (100.00%) HTML
2 67 (94.37%) CSS
3 58 (81.69%) .NET
4 56 (78.87%) jQuery
5 48 (67.61%) .NET Framework
5 48 (67.61%) ASP.NET
5 48 (67.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 43 (60.56%) Sass
7 39 (54.93%) AngularJS
8 36 (50.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 31 (43.66%) KnockoutJS
10 29 (40.85%) ASP.NET Web API
11 28 (39.44%) HTML5
12 25 (35.21%) Web Services
13 23 (32.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 21 (29.58%) Razor View Engine
15 14 (19.72%) CSS3
15 14 (19.72%) Adobe AIR
15 14 (19.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 12 (16.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.23%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.23%) iPhone
2 3 (4.23%) iPad
3 2 (2.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.68%) Linux
2 3 (4.23%) Android
3 2 (2.82%) Windows
4 1 (1.41%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (50.70%) MVC
3 33 (46.48%) TDD
4 25 (35.21%) Responsive Web Design
5 21 (29.58%) Scrum
6 20 (28.17%) Web Application Development
6 20 (28.17%) Dependency Injection
7 19 (26.76%) CRM
8 14 (19.72%) E-Commerce
8 14 (19.72%) Unit Testing
8 14 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (16.90%) SOA
9 12 (16.90%) Release Management
10 10 (14.08%) DevOps
11 6 (8.45%) Web Design
12 2 (2.82%) Web Accessibility
12 2 (2.82%) Dependency Management
13 1 (1.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 67 (94.37%) JavaScript
2 46 (64.79%) C#
3 29 (40.85%) T-SQL
4 21 (29.58%) SQL
5 8 (11.27%) PHP
6 5 (7.04%) CoffeeScript
7 3 (4.23%) Python
8 2 (2.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (32.39%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (14.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 18 (25.35%) Adobe
2 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
3 10 (14.08%) New Relic
4 7 (9.86%) Google
5 4 (5.63%) Sitecore
5 4 (5.63%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.41%) Telerik
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Marine Information Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum dependent upon experience + Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago