Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 233 240
Rank change year-on-year +12 +7 +21
Permanent jobs citing LESS 71 45 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.90% 0.60% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.90% 1.38% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 67 40 34
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £30,000 £24,175 £25,900
90th Percentile £66,000 £52,500 £42,875
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +5.07%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 3734 3259 2943
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 47.22% 43.69% 39.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3150 2882 2593
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.36%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,525 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £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 Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for LESS in Manchester

LESS
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for LESS in Manchester

LESS
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for LESS in Manchester

LESS
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 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
Rochdale - 4 £36,250 -
Cheadle - 1 - -
LESS
North West

For the 6 months to 18 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 Manchester region with a requirement for LESS.

1 71 (100.00%) CSS
2 69 (97.18%) JavaScript
3 68 (95.77%) HTML
4 57 (80.28%) Sass
5 40 (56.34%) AngularJS
5 40 (56.34%) HTML5
6 39 (54.93%) Front End Development
7 38 (53.52%) CSS3
7 38 (53.52%) Git (software)
7 38 (53.52%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (50.70%) React
9 33 (46.48%) Node.js
9 33 (46.48%) MVC
10 29 (40.85%) jQuery
11 26 (36.62%) Subversion
12 24 (33.80%) .NET
12 24 (33.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 21 (29.58%) C#
14 20 (28.17%) ASP.NET
14 20 (28.17%) ASP.NET Web API
15 19 (26.76%) SQL Server
16 18 (25.35%) User Experience
16 18 (25.35%) Responsive Web Design
17 17 (23.94%) TDD
18 16 (22.54%) EPiServer
19 15 (21.13%) Scrum
19 15 (21.13%) CMS
19 15 (21.13%) PHP
20 14 (19.72%) Java
20 14 (19.72%) WCF

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (22.54%) EPiServer
2 15 (21.13%) CMS
3 10 (14.08%) Confluence
4 5 (7.04%) WordPress
5 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.82%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.41%) Drupal
6 1 (1.41%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (12.68%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (2.82%) Magento
2 2 (2.82%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) npm
2 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.41%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (1.41%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.76%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.68%) Endeca
3 4 (5.63%) MySQL
4 3 (4.23%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.23%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.82%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.41%) Big Data
6 1 (1.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 38 (53.52%) Git (software)
2 26 (36.62%) Subversion
3 12 (16.90%) JIRA
3 12 (16.90%) Visual Studio
4 10 (14.08%) gulp
5 7 (9.86%) Grunt
6 5 (7.04%) Mercurial
6 5 (7.04%) NuGet
7 3 (4.23%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.82%) CruiseControl
8 2 (2.82%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (2.82%) NUnit
8 2 (2.82%) ReSharper
8 2 (2.82%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.41%) CasperJS
9 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.41%) webpack
General
1 10 (14.08%) Law
2 5 (7.04%) Advertising
3 2 (2.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Finance
4 1 (1.41%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (92.96%) Developer
2 38 (53.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 14 (19.72%) JavaScript Developer
4 10 (14.08%) Digital Developer
4 10 (14.08%) Lead Developer
5 9 (12.68%) Java Developer
5 9 (12.68%) PHP Developer
6 8 (11.27%) HTML CSS Developer
6 8 (11.27%) HTML Developer
7 7 (9.86%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (9.86%) Lead PHP Developer
7 7 (9.86%) Senior Developer
8 5 (7.04%) .NET Developer
9 4 (5.63%) C# Developer
10 3 (4.23%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (4.23%) Software Engineer
11 2 (2.82%) .NET Team Leader
11 2 (2.82%) C# Software Developer
11 2 (2.82%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 2 (2.82%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (100.00%) CSS
2 68 (95.77%) HTML
3 57 (80.28%) Sass
4 40 (56.34%) AngularJS
4 40 (56.34%) HTML5
5 38 (53.52%) CSS3
6 36 (50.70%) React
7 33 (46.48%) Node.js
8 29 (40.85%) jQuery
9 24 (33.80%) .NET
9 24 (33.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 20 (28.17%) ASP.NET
10 20 (28.17%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (19.72%) WCF
12 13 (18.31%) Web Services
13 12 (16.90%) REST
14 11 (15.49%) JSON
14 11 (15.49%) LINQ
14 11 (15.49%) XML
14 11 (15.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.35%) User Experience
2 10 (14.08%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.23%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.82%) Fintech
4 2 (2.82%) Graphic Design
4 2 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.82%) Xbox
5 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (54.93%) Front End Development
2 38 (53.52%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (46.48%) MVC
4 18 (25.35%) Responsive Web Design
5 17 (23.94%) TDD
6 15 (21.13%) Scrum
7 13 (18.31%) E-Commerce
8 11 (15.49%) OO
8 11 (15.49%) SOLID
9 9 (12.68%) Re-Platforming
9 9 (12.68%) SDLC
9 9 (12.68%) Web Application Development
9 9 (12.68%) Web Development
10 8 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (11.27%) Project Management
11 7 (9.86%) DevOps
12 6 (8.45%) Software Engineering
13 5 (7.04%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (7.04%) Release Management
14 4 (5.63%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 69 (97.18%) JavaScript
2 21 (29.58%) C#
3 15 (21.13%) PHP
4 14 (19.72%) Java
5 11 (15.49%) SQL
5 11 (15.49%) XPath
6 10 (14.08%) ES6
7 7 (9.86%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.41%) Degree
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) BroadVision
1 9 (12.68%) hybris
1 9 (12.68%) SAP
2 6 (8.45%) Xamarin
3 3 (4.23%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.41%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.41%) Facebook
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.41%) Twitter