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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England / North West
Rank 208 202 198
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4  
Permanent jobs citing LESS 40 33 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.66% 0.58% 0.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.49% 1.55% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 33 30 51
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £35,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  

LESS is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2676 2123 2621
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 44.14% 37.32% 39.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2287 1833 2228
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing LESS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 34 £40,000 +6.66% 10
Lancashire -2 3 £75,649 +116.14% 2
Cheshire +4 2 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Merseyside -10 1 £31,000 -31.11% 2
LESS
England

LESS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 74 (96.10%) Sass
2 71 (92.21%) JavaScript
3 70 (90.91%) HTML
3 70 (90.91%) CSS
4 51 (66.23%) HTML5
5 46 (59.74%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (59.74%) AngularJS
5 46 (59.74%) Front End Development
6 44 (57.14%) CSS3
7 38 (49.35%) jQuery
8 30 (38.96%) Git (software)
8 30 (38.96%) gulp
9 29 (37.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 27 (35.06%) Grunt
11 26 (33.77%) React
11 26 (33.77%) Backbone.js
12 25 (32.47%) OO
12 25 (32.47%) PHP
12 25 (32.47%) Node.js
13 24 (31.17%) User Experience
13 24 (31.17%) MVC
14 19 (24.68%) TDD
15 18 (23.38%) KnockoutJS
16 17 (22.08%) RequireJS
16 17 (22.08%) MySQL
17 16 (20.78%) RESTful
17 16 (20.78%) Ember.js
18 14 (18.18%) Web Development
18 14 (18.18%) Express
19 13 (16.88%) JSON

LESS
Top Related 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 12 (15.58%) WordPress
2 5 (6.49%) Drupal
3 3 (3.90%) Apache
3 3 (3.90%) CMS
4 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.30%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.30%) Marvel
5 1 (1.30%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (16.88%) Photoshop
2 11 (14.29%) InVision
3 1 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Magento
2 1 (1.30%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) SaaS
2 2 (2.60%) GitHub
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.30%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) Internet
2 2 (2.60%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.08%) MySQL
2 9 (11.69%) NoSQL
3 8 (10.39%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (5.19%) RDBMS
5 4 (5.19%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.30%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.30%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.30%) Redis
Development Applications
1 30 (38.96%) Git (software)
1 30 (38.96%) gulp
2 27 (35.06%) Grunt
3 11 (14.29%) Axure RP
4 8 (10.39%) Jenkins
5 7 (9.09%) Subversion
6 4 (5.19%) JIRA
7 3 (3.90%) Artifactory
7 3 (3.90%) Maven
7 3 (3.90%) SonarQube
7 3 (3.90%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (2.60%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.60%) Bower
8 2 (2.60%) CasperJS
8 2 (2.60%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.60%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.60%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (2.60%) PhpStorm
9 1 (1.30%) Mocha
9 1 (1.30%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (3.90%) Marketing
2 1 (1.30%) Advertising
2 1 (1.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 75 (97.40%) Developer
2 33 (42.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 26 (33.77%) Senior Developer
4 23 (29.87%) JavaScript Developer
5 15 (19.48%) HTML CSS Developer
5 15 (19.48%) HTML Developer
6 12 (15.58%) UI Developer
7 11 (14.29%) PHP Developer
8 8 (10.39%) Web Developer
9 6 (7.79%) PHP Web Developer
9 6 (7.79%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 6 (7.79%) Senior PHP Developer
9 6 (7.79%) Senior UI Developer
10 5 (6.49%) Angular Developer
10 5 (6.49%) Lead Developer
11 4 (5.19%) PHP Laravel Developer
11 4 (5.19%) Senior Software Developer
11 4 (5.19%) Software Developer
12 3 (3.90%) Java Software Developer
12 3 (3.90%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (96.10%) Sass
2 70 (90.91%) CSS
2 70 (90.91%) HTML
3 51 (66.23%) HTML5
4 46 (59.74%) AngularJS
5 44 (57.14%) CSS3
6 38 (49.35%) jQuery
7 29 (37.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 26 (33.77%) Backbone.js
8 26 (33.77%) React
9 25 (32.47%) Node.js
10 18 (23.38%) KnockoutJS
11 17 (22.08%) RequireJS
12 16 (20.78%) Ember.js
12 16 (20.78%) RESTful
13 14 (18.18%) Express
14 13 (16.88%) JSON
15 12 (15.58%) Ionic Framework
16 11 (14.29%) Apache Cordova
16 11 (14.29%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (31.17%) User Experience
2 5 (6.49%) Internet of Things
3 4 (5.19%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.30%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.30%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.49%) Linux
2 2 (2.60%) Android
3 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (59.74%) Agile Software Development
1 46 (59.74%) Front End Development
2 25 (32.47%) OO
3 24 (31.17%) MVC
4 19 (24.68%) TDD
5 14 (18.18%) Web Development
6 12 (15.58%) Web Design
7 11 (14.29%) BDD
8 10 (12.99%) Responsive Web Design
9 8 (10.39%) OO PHP
9 8 (10.39%) Open Source
10 6 (7.79%) Mobile Development
10 6 (7.79%) Scrum
10 6 (7.79%) Unit Testing
11 5 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (6.49%) Software Engineering
11 5 (6.49%) Wireframes
12 4 (5.19%) Mentoring
12 4 (5.19%) Microservices
12 4 (5.19%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 71 (92.21%) JavaScript
2 25 (32.47%) PHP
3 11 (14.29%) TypeScript
4 6 (7.79%) Python
5 5 (6.49%) Java
5 5 (6.49%) SQL
6 3 (3.90%) C#
6 3 (3.90%) ES6
7 1 (1.30%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) Degree
2 1 (1.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) Plesk
Vendors
1 13 (16.88%) Adobe
2 4 (5.19%) Zend
3 2 (2.60%) Google
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.30%) Sitecore
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Fantastic Training + Benefits
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Preston
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Peninsula
Salary: £18k - 22k per year + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent HR
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
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ECOM
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
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Talent HR
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £55000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
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ISL
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £30,000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
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