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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
Rank 176 183 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs citing LESS 49 32 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.84% 0.59% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.32% 1.59% -
Number of salaries quoted 45 32 0
Average salary £30,000 £24,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
2115 2008 2037
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 36.12% 37.19% 36.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1911 1720 1816
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £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 31 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 31 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
Warwickshire - 16 £30,750 - 5
Coventry - 15 £35,000 - 1
Wolverhampton -9 5 £30,000 +3.44%
Solihull - 5 £27,500 -
Birmingham -15 3 £30,000 +39.53% 1
Dudley - 2 £38,750 -
Worcestershire - 1 £25,000 -
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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 76 (97.44%) CSS
2 69 (88.46%) HTML
3 65 (83.33%) JavaScript
4 64 (82.05%) jQuery
5 50 (64.10%) Sass
6 36 (46.15%) .NET
7 32 (41.03%) Photoshop
8 29 (37.18%) HTML5
8 29 (37.18%) PHP
9 27 (34.62%) CSS3
9 27 (34.62%) AngularJS
10 23 (29.49%) ASP.NET
11 22 (28.21%) MVC
11 22 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (26.92%) SQL
13 19 (24.36%) C#
14 18 (23.08%) Adobe
14 18 (23.08%) KnockoutJS
14 18 (23.08%) Node.js
14 18 (23.08%) Git (software)
14 18 (23.08%) .NET Framework
14 18 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 17 (21.79%) Responsive Web Design
15 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
16 16 (20.51%) Entity Framework
16 16 (20.51%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (20.51%) User Experience
17 15 (19.23%) Mobile App
17 15 (19.23%) Mobile Development
17 15 (19.23%) TDD

LESS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 18 (23.08%) Node.js
2 14 (17.95%) CMS
3 11 (14.10%) WordPress
4 9 (11.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 32 (41.03%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.56%) Fireworks
2 2 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.56%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.28%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) SaaS
2 5 (6.41%) PaaS
2 5 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.41%) IaaS
3 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.56%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.85%) Internet
2 2 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.41%) Big Data
3 3 (3.85%) MySQL
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.85%) CouchDB
3 3 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.41%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.41%) PHPUnit
2 5 (6.41%) Behat
3 4 (5.13%) Phing
3 4 (5.13%) Ant
4 3 (3.85%) JSUnit
4 3 (3.85%) Grunt
5 2 (2.56%) Bower
5 2 (2.56%) gulp
5 2 (2.56%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.28%) Subversion
General
1 8 (10.26%) Marketing
2 7 (8.97%) Games
3 1 (1.28%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 71 (91.03%) Developer
2 31 (39.74%) Front-End Developer
3 19 (24.36%) Web Developer
4 10 (12.82%) Software Developer
5 8 (10.26%) Front-End Web Developer
6 6 (7.69%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Graduate
7 5 (6.41%) .NET Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Applications Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Junior
8 4 (5.13%) Graduate Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Junior Developer
8 4 (5.13%) PHP Developer
8 4 (5.13%) UX Designer
8 4 (5.13%) Designer
8 4 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Graduate C# Developer
8 4 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Junior .NET Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (97.44%) CSS
2 69 (88.46%) HTML
3 64 (82.05%) jQuery
4 50 (64.10%) Sass
5 36 (46.15%) .NET
6 29 (37.18%) HTML5
7 27 (34.62%) AngularJS
7 27 (34.62%) CSS3
8 23 (29.49%) ASP.NET
9 18 (23.08%) .NET Framework
9 18 (23.08%) KnockoutJS
9 18 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 16 (20.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (20.51%) Entity Framework
11 13 (16.67%) XHTML
12 11 (14.10%) Backbone.js
13 9 (11.54%) PhoneGap
13 9 (11.54%) Web Services
13 9 (11.54%) Adobe AIR
13 9 (11.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.51%) User Experience
2 15 (19.23%) Mobile App
3 7 (8.97%) Blackberry
3 7 (8.97%) iPhone
3 7 (8.97%) iPad
4 5 (6.41%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.28%) Photography
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.10%) Android
2 8 (10.26%) Linux
3 4 (5.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.21%) MVC
1 22 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (21.79%) Responsive Web Design
3 15 (19.23%) Mobile Development
3 15 (19.23%) TDD
4 9 (11.54%) Release Management
4 9 (11.54%) Unit Testing
4 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (11.54%) SOA
4 9 (11.54%) API Design
4 9 (11.54%) Web Application Development
5 8 (10.26%) Web Design
5 8 (10.26%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
6 7 (8.97%) Software Engineering
7 6 (7.69%) OOP
8 5 (6.41%) OO
8 5 (6.41%) Web Accessibility
9 4 (5.13%) Information Architecture
9 4 (5.13%) Android Development
9 4 (5.13%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 65 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 29 (37.18%) PHP
3 21 (26.92%) SQL
4 19 (24.36%) C#
5 9 (11.54%) CoffeeScript
6 7 (8.97%) Python
7 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (1.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Docker
Vendors
1 18 (23.08%) Adobe
2 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.41%) Zend
3 5 (6.41%) Twitter
4 3 (3.85%) IBM
5 2 (2.56%) Rackspace
5 2 (2.56%) New Relic
6 1 (1.28%) OpenText
6 1 (1.28%) RedDot
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