Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 273 269 304
Rank change year-on-year -4 +35 +16
Permanent jobs citing LESS 101 87 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.77% 0.70% 0.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.73% 1.67% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 94 78 68
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +5.07%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,650 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,875 £56,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +12.43%

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 5836 5208 5146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 44.37% 41.79% 39.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4852 4539 4425
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 £58,750 £55,000
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 18 November 2017.

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 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
Manchester +12 71 £42,500 +21.43% 4
Cheshire -29 22 £40,000 -8.57% 3
Merseyside +21 3 £42,500 +13.33%
Lancashire -3 3 £42,500 +70.00% 1
Cumbria - 2 £40,000 -
LESS
England

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 North West region with a requirement for LESS.

1 101 (100.00%) CSS
2 97 (96.04%) HTML
3 94 (93.07%) JavaScript
4 71 (70.30%) Sass
5 61 (60.40%) AngularJS
6 59 (58.42%) HTML5
6 59 (58.42%) Front End Development
7 55 (54.46%) CSS3
8 49 (48.51%) Agile Software Development
9 47 (46.53%) Git (software)
10 45 (44.55%) jQuery
11 43 (42.57%) React
12 40 (39.60%) MVC
13 36 (35.64%) Node.js
14 34 (33.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 34 (33.66%) User Experience
15 31 (30.69%) .NET
16 30 (29.70%) Responsive Web Design
17 29 (28.71%) C#
18 28 (27.72%) Subversion
19 25 (24.75%) ASP.NET
20 23 (22.77%) PHP
21 22 (21.78%) Scrum
21 22 (21.78%) Angular 2
22 20 (19.80%) ASP.NET Web API
22 20 (19.80%) SQL Server
23 19 (18.81%) TDD
24 16 (15.84%) EPiServer
24 16 (15.84%) Java
24 16 (15.84%) E-Commerce

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 (15.84%) CMS
1 16 (15.84%) EPiServer
2 10 (9.90%) Confluence
3 6 (5.94%) WordPress
4 4 (3.96%) Drupal
5 3 (2.97%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.99%) Apache
7 1 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.99%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.99%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (10.89%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.99%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.99%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.99%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 9 (8.91%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (4.95%) Magento
3 2 (1.98%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.84%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 7 (6.93%) npm
3 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.98%) GitHub
6 1 (0.99%) Azure Machine Learning
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.91%) Endeca
3 6 (5.94%) MySQL
4 3 (2.97%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.97%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.97%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.98%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.99%) Big Data
6 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.99%) Redis
Development Applications
1 47 (46.53%) Git (software)
2 28 (27.72%) Subversion
3 15 (14.85%) gulp
4 12 (11.88%) JIRA
4 12 (11.88%) Visual Studio
5 11 (10.89%) Grunt
6 6 (5.94%) Jasmine
7 5 (4.95%) Mercurial
7 5 (4.95%) NuGet
7 5 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.96%) SonarQube
8 4 (3.96%) webpack
9 2 (1.98%) Babel
9 2 (1.98%) CruiseControl
9 2 (1.98%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (1.98%) NUnit
9 2 (1.98%) PhantomJS
9 2 (1.98%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.99%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.99%) JSUnit
General
1 14 (13.86%) Finance
2 10 (9.90%) Law
3 6 (5.94%) Advertising
4 4 (3.96%) Marketing
5 3 (2.97%) Retail
6 1 (0.99%) Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 96 (95.05%) Developer
2 56 (55.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 15 (14.85%) JavaScript Developer
4 11 (10.89%) HTML CSS Developer
4 11 (10.89%) HTML Developer
4 11 (10.89%) Lead Developer
5 10 (9.90%) .NET Developer
5 10 (9.90%) Digital Developer
5 10 (9.90%) PHP Developer
5 10 (9.90%) Senior Developer
5 10 (9.90%) Software Developer
6 9 (8.91%) C# Developer
6 9 (8.91%) Java Developer
7 8 (7.92%) UI Developer
8 7 (6.93%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (6.93%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (6.93%) C# Software Developer
8 7 (6.93%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (6.93%) Lead PHP Developer
9 6 (5.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (100.00%) CSS
2 97 (96.04%) HTML
3 71 (70.30%) Sass
4 61 (60.40%) AngularJS
5 59 (58.42%) HTML5
6 55 (54.46%) CSS3
7 45 (44.55%) jQuery
8 43 (42.57%) React
9 36 (35.64%) Node.js
10 34 (33.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 31 (30.69%) .NET
12 25 (24.75%) ASP.NET
13 22 (21.78%) Angular 2
14 20 (19.80%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (13.86%) REST
15 14 (13.86%) WCF
15 14 (13.86%) Web Services
16 13 (12.87%) JSON
16 13 (12.87%) XML
17 11 (10.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (33.66%) User Experience
2 10 (9.90%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (9.90%) Fintech
3 3 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.97%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.98%) Graphic Design
4 2 (1.98%) Xbox
5 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.99%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.99%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.96%) Linux
2 2 (1.98%) Mac OS
2 2 (1.98%) Windows
3 1 (0.99%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (58.42%) Front End Development
2 49 (48.51%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (39.60%) MVC
4 30 (29.70%) Responsive Web Design
5 22 (21.78%) Scrum
6 19 (18.81%) TDD
7 16 (15.84%) E-Commerce
8 14 (13.86%) OO
9 13 (12.87%) Web Development
10 12 (11.88%) Wireframes
11 11 (10.89%) SDLC
11 11 (10.89%) SOLID
12 10 (9.90%) SEO
13 9 (8.91%) Re-Platforming
13 9 (8.91%) Test Automation
13 9 (8.91%) Web Application Development
14 8 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (7.92%) DevOps
14 8 (7.92%) Project Management
15 7 (6.93%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 94 (93.07%) JavaScript
2 29 (28.71%) C#
3 23 (22.77%) PHP
4 16 (15.84%) Java
5 14 (13.86%) SQL
6 11 (10.89%) ES6
6 11 (10.89%) XPath
7 7 (6.93%) TypeScript
8 5 (4.95%) C
9 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (0.99%) Degree
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.96%) Docker
2 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.99%) Plesk
Vendors
1 16 (15.84%) Adobe
2 10 (9.90%) Google
3 9 (8.91%) BroadVision
3 9 (8.91%) hybris
3 9 (8.91%) SAP
4 6 (5.94%) Xamarin
5 5 (4.95%) Castleton
6 3 (2.97%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.99%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.99%) Facebook
7 1 (0.99%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.99%) Twitter
7 1 (0.99%) Zend