Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for LESS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LESS over the 6 months to 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 174 172
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 -8
Permanent jobs citing LESS 29 40 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.76% 0.84% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.27% 2.83% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 18 40 21
Birmingham median annual salary £30,000 £33,750 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +35.00% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £21,250 £18,750
90th Percentile £44,575 £49,125 £35,000
West Midlands median annual salary £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -3.08% - +12.07%

LESS is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1278 1413 1266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 33.48% 29.76% 31.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1082 1225 1128
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £61,250
West Midlands median annual salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% -

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing LESS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Birmingham

LESS
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LESS in Birmingham.

Salary trend for LESS in Birmingham

LESS
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in Birmingham over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for LESS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for LESS.

1 28 (96.55%) JavaScript
1 28 (96.55%) Sass
2 25 (86.21%) CSS
2 25 (86.21%) Web Development
3 21 (72.41%) HTML
4 20 (68.97%) AngularJS
5 18 (62.07%) Content Management
6 17 (58.62%) jQuery
6 17 (58.62%) PHP
7 16 (55.17%) WordPress
8 15 (51.72%) MVC
8 15 (51.72%) CMS
9 14 (48.28%) Front End Development
10 12 (41.38%) Ember.js
11 11 (37.93%) KnockoutJS
11 11 (37.93%) MySQL
11 11 (37.93%) Linux
12 10 (34.48%) CakePHP
12 10 (34.48%) Web Application Development
12 10 (34.48%) Mobile App
12 10 (34.48%) Mobile Application Development
12 10 (34.48%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (31.03%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
14 8 (27.59%) SharePoint
14 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (27.59%) Intranet
14 8 (27.59%) C#
14 8 (27.59%) Degree
14 8 (27.59%) PowerShell

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 16 (55.17%) WordPress
2 15 (51.72%) CMS
3 8 (27.59%) SharePoint
3 8 (27.59%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (6.90%) Drupal
5 1 (3.45%) Apache Solr
5 1 (3.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (3.45%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) npm
1 8 (27.59%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) gulp
2 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.90%) Mocha
3 2 (6.90%) webpack
General
1 4 (13.79%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (100.00%) Developer
2 13 (44.83%) Web Developer
3 10 (34.48%) Lead Developer
3 10 (34.48%) PHP Developer
4 8 (27.59%) SharePoint Developer
5 7 (24.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (20.69%) PHP Web Developer
7 5 (17.24%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (17.24%) HTML Developer
8 4 (13.79%) CMS Developer
8 4 (13.79%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
9 3 (10.34%) JavaScript Developer
10 1 (3.45%) Angular Developer
10 1 (3.45%) Designer
10 1 (3.45%) Front End Web Designer
10 1 (3.45%) HTML CSS Developer
10 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
10 1 (3.45%) Senior Web Developer
10 1 (3.45%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (96.55%) Sass
2 25 (86.21%) CSS
3 21 (72.41%) HTML
4 20 (68.97%) AngularJS
5 17 (58.62%) jQuery
6 12 (41.38%) Ember.js
7 11 (37.93%) KnockoutJS
8 10 (34.48%) CakePHP
9 8 (27.59%) REST
10 7 (24.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (20.69%) Node.js
12 5 (17.24%) HTML5
12 5 (17.24%) Laravel
13 4 (13.79%) React
13 4 (13.79%) Web Services
14 3 (10.34%) CSS3
15 2 (6.90%) Immutable.js
15 2 (6.90%) Redux
15 2 (6.90%) Vue (Vue.js)
15 2 (6.90%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Linux Command Line
1 10 (34.48%) Mobile App
2 6 (20.69%) Social Network
3 2 (6.90%) Digital Media
3 2 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.45%) Debian
2 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) Web Development
2 18 (62.07%) Content Management
3 15 (51.72%) MVC
4 14 (48.28%) Front End Development
5 10 (34.48%) Mobile Application Development
5 10 (34.48%) Web Application Development
6 9 (31.03%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (27.59%) Customer Requirements
7 8 (27.59%) Enterprise Content Management
7 8 (27.59%) Open Source
7 8 (27.59%) Presales
7 8 (27.59%) Process Management
7 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (27.59%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (13.79%) Data Analysis
8 4 (13.79%) OO
8 4 (13.79%) OO PHP
9 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
10 1 (3.45%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (96.55%) JavaScript
2 17 (58.62%) PHP
3 8 (27.59%) C#
3 8 (27.59%) PowerShell
3 8 (27.59%) TypeScript
4 2 (6.90%) Groovy
5 1 (3.45%) Java
5 1 (3.45%) SQL
5 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Degree
1 8 (27.59%) MCSD
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe
2 1 (3.45%) Cognos
2 1 (3.45%) VMware