Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 156 119
Rank change year-on-year +9 -37 +29
Permanent jobs citing LESS 10 22 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.38% 0.73% 1.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.13% 1.80% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 10 20 30
Cheshire median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% -8.57% -16.67%
10th Percentile £23,550 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £47,500 £57,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +3.45%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 882 1,224 953
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 33.91% 40.46% 41.78%
Number of salaries quoted 721 1,016 867
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £23,900
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Cheshire

LESS
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for LESS in Cheshire

LESS
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in Cheshire over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for LESS in Cheshire

LESS
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +17 3 £67,500 -
Macclesfield +2 2 £26,000 -36.20%
Chester +9 1 £26,000 -20.00% 1
Warrington - 1 £55,000 - 1
LESS
North West

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT jobs citing LESS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for LESS.

1 10 (100.00%) HTML
2 9 (90.00%) CSS
3 8 (80.00%) AngularJS
4 7 (70.00%) React
4 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (70.00%) Web Development
5 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (50.00%) Java
6 5 (50.00%) Sass
6 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
6 5 (50.00%) Node.js
7 4 (40.00%) HTML5
7 4 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (40.00%) gulp
7 4 (40.00%) Linux
7 4 (40.00%) N-Tier
7 4 (40.00%) Scrum
7 4 (40.00%) TDD
7 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (30.00%) Java EE
8 3 (30.00%) jQuery
8 3 (30.00%) Hadoop
8 3 (30.00%) Banking
8 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
8 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (30.00%) SOA
8 3 (30.00%) Windows
8 3 (30.00%) webpack

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) CMS
1 1 (10.00%) Drupal
1 1 (10.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Magento
2 1 (10.00%) Shopify
2 1 (10.00%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) npm
2 1 (10.00%) Cloudflare
2 1 (10.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Big Data
1 3 (30.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (40.00%) gulp
3 3 (30.00%) Grunt
3 3 (30.00%) webpack
4 2 (20.00%) Babel
4 2 (20.00%) Jasmine
4 2 (20.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (20.00%) Mocha
5 1 (10.00%) GitLab
5 1 (10.00%) MSTest
5 1 (10.00%) NUnit
5 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Junior
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Lead .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Lead C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
2 9 (90.00%) CSS
3 8 (80.00%) AngularJS
4 7 (70.00%) React
5 5 (50.00%) Node.js
5 5 (50.00%) Sass
6 4 (40.00%) HTML5
6 4 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (30.00%) CSS3
7 3 (30.00%) Java EE
7 3 (30.00%) jQuery
7 3 (30.00%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (30.00%) Vue.js
8 2 (20.00%) Ajax
8 2 (20.00%) Chai
8 2 (20.00%) Enzyme
8 2 (20.00%) Jest
8 2 (20.00%) Nightwatchjs
8 2 (20.00%) React Native
8 2 (20.00%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Web Development
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) BDD
4 3 (30.00%) Decision-Making
4 3 (30.00%) DevOps
4 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) Microservices
4 3 (30.00%) Re-Platforming
4 3 (30.00%) SOA
4 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (30.00%) Web Application Development
5 2 (20.00%) Front End Development
5 2 (20.00%) MVC
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) ES6
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cloudera
2 2 (20.00%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Zend