Period
to 17 January 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 269 288 277
Rank change year-on-year +19 -11 +16
Permanent jobs citing LESS 70 83 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.66% 0.66% 0.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.68% 1.49% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 43 75 82
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.27% +12.86%
10th Percentile £25,650 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £59,750 £72,000 £57,375
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 4,160 5,582 5,268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.20% 44.15% 42.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3,480 4,646 4,621
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £59,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 2019.

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 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
Manchester +11 59 £46,250 +8.82% 19
Cheshire +27 9 £50,500 +26.25% 2
Merseyside +4 2 £37,000 -7.50% 6
LESS
England

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

1 66 (94.29%) CSS
1 66 (94.29%) Sass
2 65 (92.86%) HTML
3 61 (87.14%) JavaScript
4 51 (72.86%) AngularJS
5 48 (68.57%) React
5 48 (68.57%) HTML5
6 43 (61.43%) CSS3
7 36 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (41.43%) .NET
9 28 (40.00%) Git (software)
9 28 (40.00%) gulp
9 28 (40.00%) User Experience
10 27 (38.57%) Grunt
10 27 (38.57%) C#
11 26 (37.14%) jQuery
11 26 (37.14%) Front End Development
12 24 (34.29%) Web Development
13 22 (31.43%) Ajax
13 22 (31.43%) ASP.NET
13 22 (31.43%) Vue.js
14 21 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 21 (30.00%) Node.js
15 19 (27.14%) Microsoft
16 17 (24.29%) webpack
17 16 (22.86%) Finance
17 16 (22.86%) Banking
18 15 (21.43%) MVC
18 15 (21.43%) KnockoutJS
18 15 (21.43%) SEO

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 (12.86%) CMS
2 6 (8.57%) WordPress
3 3 (4.29%) IIS
4 1 (1.43%) Content Management Server
4 1 (1.43%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Magento
2 1 (1.43%) Shopify
2 1 (1.43%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 15 (21.43%) npm
2 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.71%) BrowserStack
3 4 (5.71%) GitHub
4 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.43%) Cloudflare
5 1 (1.43%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) Internet
2 2 (2.86%) HTTP
3 1 (1.43%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (1.43%) Big Data
3 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 28 (40.00%) gulp
2 27 (38.57%) Grunt
3 17 (24.29%) webpack
4 13 (18.57%) Babel
4 13 (18.57%) Jasmine
5 10 (14.29%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (8.57%) Mocha
7 4 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (4.29%) PhantomJS
8 3 (4.29%) Protractor
8 3 (4.29%) Subversion
8 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.86%) Bower
9 2 (2.86%) GitLab
9 2 (2.86%) JSHint
10 1 (1.43%) CasperJS
10 1 (1.43%) Codeship
10 1 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (22.86%) Banking
1 16 (22.86%) Finance
2 9 (12.86%) Investment Banking
2 9 (12.86%) Law
3 4 (5.71%) Games
4 2 (2.86%) Advertising
4 2 (2.86%) Marketing
4 2 (2.86%) Music Industry
4 2 (2.86%) Retail
5 1 (1.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 65 (92.86%) Developer
2 33 (47.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 20 (28.57%) Web Developer
4 13 (18.57%) JavaScript Developer
5 11 (15.71%) Senior Developer
6 8 (11.43%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (8.57%) Lead Developer
8 5 (7.14%) HTML CSS Developer
8 5 (7.14%) HTML Developer
8 5 (7.14%) React Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 4 (5.71%) UI Developer
9 4 (5.71%) WordPress Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Full Stack Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 3 (4.29%) UI/UX Developer
10 3 (4.29%) UX Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Web UI Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Web UI/UX Developer
11 2 (2.86%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (94.29%) CSS
1 66 (94.29%) Sass
2 65 (92.86%) HTML
3 51 (72.86%) AngularJS
4 48 (68.57%) HTML5
4 48 (68.57%) React
5 43 (61.43%) CSS3
6 29 (41.43%) .NET
7 26 (37.14%) jQuery
8 22 (31.43%) Ajax
8 22 (31.43%) ASP.NET
8 22 (31.43%) Vue.js
9 21 (30.00%) Node.js
9 21 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 15 (21.43%) KnockoutJS
10 15 (21.43%) React Native
11 14 (20.00%) Redux
12 13 (18.57%) Ionic Framework
13 9 (12.86%) RESTful
14 8 (11.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (40.00%) User Experience
2 8 (11.43%) Online Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.29%) Fintech
4 3 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.86%) Animation
5 2 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.43%) Life Science
6 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.43%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.71%) Windows
2 3 (4.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (37.14%) Front End Development
3 24 (34.29%) Web Development
4 15 (21.43%) MVC
4 15 (21.43%) SEO
4 15 (21.43%) Wireframes
5 12 (17.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 10 (14.29%) TDD
7 8 (11.43%) Risk Management
7 8 (11.43%) Wealth Management
8 7 (10.00%) Computer Science
8 7 (10.00%) Open Source
9 6 (8.57%) Commercial Awareness
9 6 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (8.57%) Innovative Thinking
9 6 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (8.57%) Software Testing
10 5 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 61 (87.14%) JavaScript
2 27 (38.57%) C#
3 14 (20.00%) ES6
4 10 (14.29%) PHP
5 8 (11.43%) TypeScript
6 6 (8.57%) Java
7 2 (2.86%) ES7
7 2 (2.86%) SQL
8 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) Degree
2 7 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) WCAG
Vendors
1 19 (27.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.71%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 3 (4.29%) Adobe
3 3 (4.29%) Google
4 2 (2.86%) Facebook
4 2 (2.86%) Twitter
5 1 (1.43%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.43%) WooCommerce
5 1 (1.43%) Zend