Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 284 273 292
Rank change year-on-year -11 +19 -9
Permanent jobs citing LESS 83 91 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.66% 0.74% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.49% 1.73% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 75 82 51
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £57,375 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 5,584 5,266 4,588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 44.17% 42.58% 38.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4,644 4,619 3,999
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing LESS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for LESS in the North West

LESS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for LESS in the North West

LESS
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in the North West over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for LESS in the North West

LESS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
Manchester -5 52 £42,500 +8.97% 23
Cheshire -34 21 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Lancashire +7 6 £35,000 +12.90% 2
Merseyside +32 4 £40,000 +10.34% 2
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for LESS.

1 83 (100.00%) CSS
2 82 (98.80%) HTML
3 77 (92.77%) JavaScript
4 54 (65.06%) Sass
5 51 (61.45%) AngularJS
6 47 (56.63%) Front End Development
7 45 (54.22%) HTML5
8 42 (50.60%) React
9 41 (49.40%) CSS3
9 41 (49.40%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (39.76%) jQuery
10 33 (39.76%) Git (software)
11 30 (36.14%) MVC
12 28 (33.73%) User Experience
13 24 (28.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 24 (28.92%) Node.js
14 22 (26.51%) Responsive Web Design
15 21 (25.30%) Angular 2
16 19 (22.89%) PHP
16 19 (22.89%) Web Development
16 19 (22.89%) Scrum
17 18 (21.69%) E-Commerce
17 18 (21.69%) gulp
18 16 (19.28%) Adobe
18 16 (19.28%) SEO
18 16 (19.28%) Java
18 16 (19.28%) .NET
18 16 (19.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
19 15 (18.07%) Wireframes
19 15 (18.07%) C#

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (10.84%) Confluence
2 7 (8.43%) CMS
3 6 (7.23%) EPiServer
3 6 (7.23%) WordPress
4 4 (4.82%) Drupal
5 2 (2.41%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.20%) Apache
6 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.20%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (18.07%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.41%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.20%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (1.20%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (1.20%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 9 (10.84%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (7.23%) Magento
3 2 (2.41%) Shopify
4 1 (1.20%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 6 (7.23%) npm
3 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.20%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (1.20%) GitHub
4 1 (1.20%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (1.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.84%) Endeca
3 8 (9.64%) MySQL
4 3 (3.61%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.41%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.20%) Big Data
6 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.20%) phpMyAdmin
6 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (39.76%) Git (software)
2 18 (21.69%) gulp
3 11 (13.25%) Grunt
4 10 (12.05%) JIRA
4 10 (12.05%) Subversion
5 9 (10.84%) Jasmine
6 8 (9.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (9.64%) webpack
7 6 (7.23%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (4.82%) Mercurial
8 4 (4.82%) PhantomJS
9 3 (3.61%) Protractor
9 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.41%) PhpStorm
10 2 (2.41%) SonarQube
11 1 (1.20%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.20%) CasperJS
11 1 (1.20%) GitLab
11 1 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (1.20%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (18.07%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Advertising
3 6 (7.23%) Marketing
4 3 (3.61%) Games
4 3 (3.61%) Retail
5 2 (2.41%) Law
5 2 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (92.77%) Developer
2 44 (53.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 16 (19.28%) Senior Developer
4 13 (15.66%) HTML CSS Developer
4 13 (15.66%) HTML Developer
4 13 (15.66%) JavaScript Developer
5 11 (13.25%) Web Developer
6 9 (10.84%) Java Developer
7 7 (8.43%) .NET Developer
7 7 (8.43%) PHP Developer
8 6 (7.23%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (7.23%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 6 (7.23%) Software Developer
8 6 (7.23%) UI Developer
9 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (6.02%) C# Developer
9 5 (6.02%) C# Software Developer
9 5 (6.02%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (4.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (4.82%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (100.00%) CSS
2 82 (98.80%) HTML
3 54 (65.06%) Sass
4 51 (61.45%) AngularJS
5 45 (54.22%) HTML5
6 42 (50.60%) React
7 41 (49.40%) CSS3
8 33 (39.76%) jQuery
9 24 (28.92%) Node.js
9 24 (28.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 21 (25.30%) Angular 2
11 16 (19.28%) .NET
12 12 (14.46%) Ajax
13 11 (13.25%) ASP.NET
13 11 (13.25%) Material Design
14 9 (10.84%) Hibernate
14 9 (10.84%) J2EE
14 9 (10.84%) Spring
15 8 (9.64%) .NET Framework
15 8 (9.64%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (33.73%) User Experience
2 7 (8.43%) Fintech
3 5 (6.02%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.61%) Graphic Design
6 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.41%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.41%) Social Media
7 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.20%) Animation
7 1 (1.20%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.02%) Linux
2 2 (2.41%) Unix
2 2 (2.41%) Windows
3 1 (1.20%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (56.63%) Front End Development
2 41 (49.40%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (36.14%) MVC
4 22 (26.51%) Responsive Web Design
5 19 (22.89%) Scrum
5 19 (22.89%) Web Development
6 18 (21.69%) E-Commerce
7 16 (19.28%) SEO
8 15 (18.07%) Wireframes
9 13 (15.66%) OO
10 12 (14.46%) SDLC
11 11 (13.25%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
11 11 (13.25%) TDD
12 9 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (10.84%) Re-Platforming
12 9 (10.84%) Software Engineering
13 7 (8.43%) Innovative Thinking
14 6 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (7.23%) DevOps
14 6 (7.23%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 77 (92.77%) JavaScript
2 19 (22.89%) PHP
3 16 (19.28%) Java
4 15 (18.07%) C#
5 13 (15.66%) ES6
5 13 (15.66%) SQL
6 9 (10.84%) TypeScript
7 3 (3.61%) C
8 2 (2.41%) XPath
9 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.20%) ES7
9 1 (1.20%) ES8
9 1 (1.20%) Perl
9 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.20%) Degree
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Docker
1 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Plesk
Vendors
1 16 (19.28%) Adobe
2 12 (14.46%) Google
3 9 (10.84%) BroadVision
3 9 (10.84%) hybris
3 9 (10.84%) SAP
4 6 (7.23%) Xamarin
5 3 (3.61%) Castleton
5 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.41%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.20%) HP
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle
7 1 (1.20%) Remedy
7 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.20%) Zend