Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 273 282
Rank change year-on-year +13 +9 -11
Permanent jobs citing LESS 109 95 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.88% 0.72% 0.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.11% 1.62% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 96 92 54
North West median annual salary £41,250 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,075 £26,975
90th Percentile £56,875 £59,375 £48,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +1.12%

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 5,155 5,879 4,490
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.63% 44.52% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4,369 4,948 3,862
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +30 83 £45,000 +5.88% 21
Cheshire -23 11 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Lancashire +11 10 £40,000 -47.12% 1
Merseyside +17 5 £30,500 -1.61% 1
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 North West region with a requirement for LESS.

1 103 (94.50%) HTML
2 101 (92.66%) Sass
3 98 (89.91%) CSS
4 90 (82.57%) JavaScript
5 75 (68.81%) AngularJS
6 69 (63.30%) React
7 62 (56.88%) Front End Development
8 56 (51.38%) HTML5
9 51 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (44.95%) gulp
11 46 (42.20%) User Experience
11 46 (42.20%) Web Development
12 44 (40.37%) CSS3
12 44 (40.37%) Grunt
13 42 (38.53%) jQuery
14 40 (36.70%) Git (software)
15 36 (33.03%) SEO
16 30 (27.52%) PHP
17 29 (26.61%) webpack
18 26 (23.85%) Node.js
19 24 (22.02%) Vue.js
19 24 (22.02%) npm
19 24 (22.02%) .NET
20 23 (21.10%) Software Engineering
21 22 (20.18%) Continuous Integration
21 22 (20.18%) Redux
21 22 (20.18%) Jasmine
22 21 (19.27%) Karma Test Runner
22 21 (19.27%) C#
22 21 (19.27%) MVC

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 16 (14.68%) CMS
2 9 (8.26%) WordPress
3 5 (4.59%) IIS
4 3 (2.75%) Drupal
5 2 (1.83%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.92%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (15.60%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (2.75%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.92%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 8 (7.34%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (22.02%) npm
2 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.50%) BrowserStack
4 3 (2.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (1.83%) GitHub
6 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.92%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.92%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.92%) IaaS
6 1 (0.92%) PaaS
6 1 (0.92%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.59%) HTTP
1 5 (4.59%) Internet
2 1 (0.92%) Intranet
2 1 (0.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.34%) MySQL
3 4 (3.67%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.83%) Big Data
4 2 (1.83%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 49 (44.95%) gulp
2 44 (40.37%) Grunt
3 40 (36.70%) Git (software)
4 29 (26.61%) webpack
5 22 (20.18%) Jasmine
6 21 (19.27%) Karma Test Runner
7 13 (11.93%) Subversion
8 10 (9.17%) Babel
9 9 (8.26%) PhantomJS
9 9 (8.26%) Protractor
10 8 (7.34%) Mocha
10 8 (7.34%) Visual Studio
11 5 (4.59%) Mercurial
12 4 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.92%) CasperJS
13 1 (0.92%) GitLab
13 1 (0.92%) JSHint
13 1 (0.92%) MSTest
13 1 (0.92%) NUnit
13 1 (0.92%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (18.35%) Finance
2 14 (12.84%) Marketing
3 12 (11.01%) Games
4 10 (9.17%) Banking
5 7 (6.42%) Investment Banking
5 7 (6.42%) Law
5 7 (6.42%) Retail
6 3 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.92%) Advertising
7 1 (0.92%) Automotive
7 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 96 (88.07%) Developer
2 66 (60.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 32 (29.36%) JavaScript Developer
4 29 (26.61%) Senior Developer
5 22 (20.18%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 18 (16.51%) HTML CSS Developer
6 18 (16.51%) HTML Developer
7 15 (13.76%) Web Developer
8 11 (10.09%) Designer
9 10 (9.17%) React Developer
10 9 (8.26%) Angular Developer
10 9 (8.26%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (8.26%) Senior Designer
10 9 (8.26%) UX Designer
10 9 (8.26%) Web Designer
11 8 (7.34%) HTML CSS Designer
11 8 (7.34%) Senior UX Designer
11 8 (7.34%) Senior Web Designer
12 7 (6.42%) UI Developer
13 6 (5.50%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (94.50%) HTML
2 101 (92.66%) Sass
3 98 (89.91%) CSS
4 75 (68.81%) AngularJS
5 69 (63.30%) React
6 56 (51.38%) HTML5
7 44 (40.37%) CSS3
8 42 (38.53%) jQuery
9 26 (23.85%) Node.js
10 24 (22.02%) .NET
10 24 (22.02%) Vue.js
11 22 (20.18%) Redux
12 20 (18.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 18 (16.51%) Ajax
14 17 (15.60%) Ember.js
15 15 (13.76%) REST
16 11 (10.09%) RESTful
17 10 (9.17%) Angular 2
17 10 (9.17%) Ionic Framework
17 10 (9.17%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (42.20%) User Experience
2 7 (6.42%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.42%) Online Banking
3 4 (3.67%) Fintech
4 3 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.75%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.75%) RIA
4 3 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.83%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.83%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.67%) Linux
2 3 (2.75%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.83%) Windows
4 1 (0.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (56.88%) Front End Development
2 51 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (42.20%) Web Development
4 36 (33.03%) SEO
5 23 (21.10%) Software Engineering
6 22 (20.18%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (19.27%) MVC
8 17 (15.60%) Scrum
9 16 (14.68%) Mobile First
10 14 (12.84%) OO
11 13 (11.93%) Wireframes
12 12 (11.01%) TDD
13 10 (9.17%) Responsive Web Design
13 10 (9.17%) Test Automation
14 9 (8.26%) E-Commerce
15 8 (7.34%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 7 (6.42%) OOP
16 7 (6.42%) Risk Management
16 7 (6.42%) Wealth Management
17 6 (5.50%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 90 (82.57%) JavaScript
2 30 (27.52%) PHP
3 21 (19.27%) C#
4 11 (10.09%) ES6
5 10 (9.17%) TypeScript
6 6 (5.50%) Java
7 3 (2.75%) SQL
8 2 (1.83%) Python
9 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.92%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (1.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.83%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) Docker
Vendors
1 12 (11.01%) Adobe
2 9 (8.26%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.50%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 4 (3.67%) Google
5 3 (2.75%) Zend
6 2 (1.83%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.83%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.92%) Capita