Period
to 22 August 2019

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 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 138 159 149
Rank change year-on-year +21 -10 -36
Permanent jobs citing LESS 7 12 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.36% 0.41% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.90% 1.16% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 13
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +23.53% +9.68%
10th Percentile £36,625 £24,550 £30,600
90th Percentile £57,500 £71,250 £47,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%

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 782 1,031 1,115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 40.48% 35.55% 41.02%
Number of salaries quoted 617 835 917
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% 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 22 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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 +24 2 £50,000 -25.93%
Chester +2 2 £48,500 +86.54%
Warrington +18 1 £45,000 -18.18% 4
LESS
North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) Sass
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (71.43%) AngularJS
4 4 (57.14%) User Experience
4 4 (57.14%) HTML5
4 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (42.86%) Marketing
5 3 (42.86%) Web Development
5 3 (42.86%) Web Services
5 3 (42.86%) Node.js
5 3 (42.86%) CSS3
5 3 (42.86%) Front End Development
6 2 (28.57%) webpack
6 2 (28.57%) gulp
6 2 (28.57%) Lead Generation
6 2 (28.57%) ES6
6 2 (28.57%) React
6 2 (28.57%) Express
6 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
6 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (28.57%) jQuery
6 2 (28.57%) REST
6 2 (28.57%) Social Media
6 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 2 (28.57%) Adobe
6 2 (28.57%) .NET
6 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
6 2 (28.57%) Scrum

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 (14.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (14.29%) CMS
1 1 (14.29%) Confluence
1 1 (14.29%) Umbraco
1 1 (14.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Google Tag Manager
1 1 (14.29%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) gulp
1 2 (28.57%) webpack
2 1 (14.29%) Axure RP
2 1 (14.29%) Bitbucket
2 1 (14.29%) Grunt
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 3 (42.86%) Marketing
2 2 (28.57%) Advertising
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) UI Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (14.29%) Designer
4 1 (14.29%) Development Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Lead Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior UI Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) UI Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) UX Designer
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) Sass
2 5 (71.43%) AngularJS
3 4 (57.14%) HTML5
4 3 (42.86%) CSS3
4 3 (42.86%) Node.js
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) Express
5 2 (28.57%) jQuery
5 2 (28.57%) React
5 2 (28.57%) REST
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (14.29%) Browserify
6 1 (14.29%) Polymer
6 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (14.29%) Vue.js
6 1 (14.29%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) User Experience
2 2 (28.57%) Social Media
3 1 (14.29%) Animation
3 1 (14.29%) Graphic Design
3 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Front End Development
2 3 (42.86%) Web Development
3 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) Lead Generation
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Email Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) Information Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Kanban
4 1 (14.29%) Microservices
4 1 (14.29%) Product Management
4 1 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (14.29%) SEO
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) ES6
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) cPanel
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Adobe
2 1 (14.29%) Atlassian
2 1 (14.29%) FatWire
2 1 (14.29%) Google
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter
2 1 (14.29%) Vignette