Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 118 156
Rank change year-on-year -37 +38 +12
Permanent jobs citing LESS 22 30 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.72% 1.32% 1.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.76% 3.18% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 20 30 29
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £43,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.57% -16.67% +61.54%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £57,750 £58,250
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +6.62%

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 1248 944 1280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 40.57% 41.60% 39.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1027 856 1111
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,750 £24,375 £24,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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
Macclesfield +10 18 £40,750 +8.67% 1
Knutsford - 2 - -
Congleton -1 1 £40,000 +40.35%
Chester -5 1 £32,500 -18.75%
LESS
North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for LESS.

1 22 (100.00%) HTML
1 22 (100.00%) CSS
2 19 (86.36%) AngularJS
3 17 (77.27%) Angular 2
3 17 (77.27%) JavaScript
4 15 (68.18%) Adobe
4 15 (68.18%) HTML5
4 15 (68.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 15 (68.18%) Front End Development
5 14 (63.64%) User Experience
5 14 (63.64%) CSS3
6 13 (59.09%) jQuery
6 13 (59.09%) Finance
7 11 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 10 (45.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (40.91%) Wireframes
9 9 (40.91%) Material Design
9 9 (40.91%) Google
10 8 (36.36%) Fintech
11 7 (31.82%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
11 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (27.27%) Sass
13 5 (22.73%) SEO
13 5 (22.73%) MVC
13 5 (22.73%) Scrum
13 5 (22.73%) .NET
13 5 (22.73%) C
13 5 (22.73%) C#
13 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
13 5 (22.73%) Castleton

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:

Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 15 (68.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.64%) gulp
2 3 (13.64%) Jasmine
2 3 (13.64%) webpack
3 2 (9.09%) Babel
3 2 (9.09%) Grunt
3 2 (9.09%) PhantomJS
3 2 (9.09%) SonarQube
3 2 (9.09%) Subversion
4 1 (4.55%) JSUnit
4 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (59.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (100.00%) Developer
2 14 (63.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (27.27%) Software Developer
3 6 (27.27%) UI Developer
4 5 (22.73%) .NET Developer
4 5 (22.73%) .NET Software Developer
4 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (22.73%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (22.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (22.73%) C# Developer
4 5 (22.73%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.55%) CRM Developer
6 1 (4.55%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (4.55%) HTML Developer
6 1 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.55%) UI/UX Developer
6 1 (4.55%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) CSS
1 22 (100.00%) HTML
2 19 (86.36%) AngularJS
3 17 (77.27%) Angular 2
4 15 (68.18%) HTML5
5 14 (63.64%) CSS3
6 13 (59.09%) jQuery
7 10 (45.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (40.91%) Material Design
9 6 (27.27%) Sass
10 5 (22.73%) .NET
10 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
10 5 (22.73%) React
11 4 (18.18%) Ajax
12 2 (9.09%) Compass CSS Framework
12 2 (9.09%) JSON
12 2 (9.09%) REST
12 2 (9.09%) XML
13 1 (4.55%) Jest
13 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (63.64%) User Experience
2 8 (36.36%) Fintech
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Mac OS
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Front End Development
2 11 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 9 (40.91%) Wireframes
4 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (31.82%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
5 5 (22.73%) MVC
5 5 (22.73%) Scrum
5 5 (22.73%) SEO
6 4 (18.18%) Creative Thinking
7 3 (13.64%) Innovative Thinking
7 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
8 2 (9.09%) OO
8 2 (9.09%) OOP
8 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
8 2 (9.09%) SDLC
8 2 (9.09%) TDD
8 2 (9.09%) Transpiler
8 2 (9.09%) Web Development
9 1 (4.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) JavaScript
2 5 (22.73%) C
2 5 (22.73%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.55%) Java
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Adobe
2 9 (40.91%) Google
3 5 (22.73%) Castleton