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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 218 191 208
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +17
Permanent jobs citing LESS 21 29 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.54% 0.081%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.00% 1.35% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 20 26 0
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
2110 2145 1743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.81% 40.12% 35.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1821 1934 1493
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 29 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(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 -17 9 £21,500 -33.84% 6
Warwickshire -6 5 £21,000 -55.78%
Worcestershire - 2 £45,000 -
Wolverhampton +3 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £30,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £31,500 - 1
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 37 (97.37%) JavaScript
2 36 (94.74%) CSS
3 35 (92.11%) HTML
4 30 (78.95%) Sass
5 29 (76.32%) jQuery
6 24 (63.16%) HTML5
7 19 (50.00%) Git (software)
8 17 (44.74%) Web Development
8 17 (44.74%) CSS3
8 17 (44.74%) User Experience
9 16 (42.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 16 (42.11%) AngularJS
9 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (39.47%) MVC
11 14 (36.84%) Scrum
11 14 (36.84%) C#
11 14 (36.84%) PHP
11 14 (36.84%) .NET
12 13 (34.21%) SQL
12 13 (34.21%) Front End Development
13 12 (31.58%) ASP.NET
14 11 (28.95%) E-Commerce
14 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
14 11 (28.95%) Web Accessibility
15 10 (26.32%) .NET Framework
15 10 (26.32%) Responsive Web Design
15 10 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (26.32%) Cross-Browser Development
16 9 (23.68%) Ajax
17 8 (21.05%) SQL Server

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (18.42%) Node.js
2 6 (15.79%) CMS
3 2 (5.26%) Apache
3 2 (5.26%) WordPress
4 1 (2.63%) nginx
4 1 (2.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Photoshop
2 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.63%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) Bluemix
2 2 (5.26%) IaaS
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) PaaS
3 1 (2.63%) GitHub
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.42%) MySQL
3 6 (15.79%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.26%) Big Data
4 2 (5.26%) CouchDB
4 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (18.42%) gulp
3 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
4 4 (10.53%) Grunt
4 4 (10.53%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (5.26%) JIRA
5 2 (5.26%) JSUnit
5 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.63%) Bower
6 1 (2.63%) CocoaPods
6 1 (2.63%) Gradle
6 1 (2.63%) JUnit
6 1 (2.63%) PhpStorm
6 1 (2.63%) PHPUnit
6 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 3 (7.89%) Marketing
2 1 (2.63%) Games
2 1 (2.63%) Local Government
2 1 (2.63%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (97.37%) Developer
2 13 (34.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 9 (23.68%) Web Developer
4 8 (21.05%) HTML Developer
5 7 (18.42%) Software Developer
6 6 (15.79%) .NET Developer
6 6 (15.79%) C# Developer
6 6 (15.79%) Senior Developer
7 5 (13.16%) Angular Developer
7 5 (13.16%) Junior
7 5 (13.16%) Junior Developer
8 4 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (10.53%) Graduate
8 4 (10.53%) Graduate Developer
8 4 (10.53%) HTML CSS Developer
8 4 (10.53%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (7.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (7.89%) C# Software Developer
9 3 (7.89%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (94.74%) CSS
2 35 (92.11%) HTML
3 30 (78.95%) Sass
4 29 (76.32%) jQuery
5 24 (63.16%) HTML5
6 17 (44.74%) CSS3
7 16 (42.11%) AngularJS
7 16 (42.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 14 (36.84%) .NET
9 12 (31.58%) ASP.NET
10 10 (26.32%) .NET Framework
10 10 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (23.68%) Ajax
12 8 (21.05%) XHTML
13 7 (18.42%) KnockoutJS
14 6 (15.79%) Entity Framework
14 6 (15.79%) LAMP
15 4 (10.53%) LINQ
15 4 (10.53%) Web Services
16 3 (7.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (44.74%) User Experience
2 6 (15.79%) Algorithms
2 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 6 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.63%) iPad
3 1 (2.63%) iPhone
3 1 (2.63%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) Photography
3 1 (2.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Android
2 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Web Development
2 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (39.47%) MVC
4 14 (36.84%) Scrum
5 13 (34.21%) Front End Development
6 11 (28.95%) E-Commerce
6 11 (28.95%) Web Accessibility
7 10 (26.32%) Cross-Browser Development
7 10 (26.32%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
9 7 (18.42%) OOP
10 6 (15.79%) Performance Optimisation
11 5 (13.16%) Mobile Development
11 5 (13.16%) TDD
11 5 (13.16%) Web Application Development
11 5 (13.16%) Web Design
12 4 (10.53%) Mobile Application Development
13 3 (7.89%) Android Development
13 3 (7.89%) Content Management
13 3 (7.89%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (97.37%) JavaScript
2 14 (36.84%) C#
2 14 (36.84%) PHP
3 13 (34.21%) SQL
4 7 (18.42%) Java
5 6 (15.79%) Python
6 4 (10.53%) C++
7 1 (2.63%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.63%) PHP 5
7 1 (2.63%) Ruby
7 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.63%) MCP
3 1 (2.63%) MCSE
3 1 (2.63%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Adobe
2 3 (7.89%) EPiServer
3 2 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) OpenText
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.63%) RedDot
4 1 (2.63%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.63%) Zend
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