Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England > North West
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 259 274
Rank change year-on-year -17 +15 +6
Permanent jobs citing LESS 84 106 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.71% 0.83% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.87% 1.88% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 57 101 70
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £25,950 £30,000 £24,175
90th Percentile £61,500 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 4,490 5,629 4,995
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.14% 44.26% 41.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,780 4,666 4,320
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £25,625
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
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 15 October 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 15 October 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 0 70 £45,000 +5.88% 23
Cheshire -3 10 £52,500 +28.83% 7
Merseyside +15 4 £28,000 -25.33% 3
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 79 (94.05%) Sass
2 74 (88.10%) HTML
3 73 (86.90%) CSS
4 71 (84.52%) JavaScript
5 66 (78.57%) AngularJS
6 53 (63.10%) React
7 47 (55.95%) HTML5
8 44 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (50.00%) CSS3
10 37 (44.05%) Front End Development
11 35 (41.67%) gulp
12 31 (36.90%) webpack
12 31 (36.90%) Grunt
12 31 (36.90%) Git (software)
13 28 (33.33%) Node.js
13 28 (33.33%) User Experience
14 26 (30.95%) Web Development
15 25 (29.76%) C#
16 24 (28.57%) .NET
16 24 (28.57%) Redux
17 23 (27.38%) Finance
18 22 (26.19%) npm
19 21 (25.00%) React Native
19 21 (25.00%) Babel
19 21 (25.00%) Ionic Framework
19 21 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
19 21 (25.00%) Ajax
19 21 (25.00%) Banking
19 21 (25.00%) Jasmine
20 19 (22.62%) 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 8 (9.52%) WordPress
2 6 (7.14%) IIS
3 5 (5.95%) CMS
4 1 (1.19%) Apache
4 1 (1.19%) Drupal
4 1 (1.19%) EPiServer
Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Magento
2 1 (1.19%) Shopify
2 1 (1.19%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.19%) npm
2 10 (11.90%) BrowserStack
3 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.19%) Cloudflare
4 1 (1.19%) GitHub
4 1 (1.19%) IaaS
4 1 (1.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) HTTP
2 2 (2.38%) Internet
2 2 (2.38%) Intranet
3 1 (1.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.14%) MySQL
3 3 (3.57%) Big Data
3 3 (3.57%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 35 (41.67%) gulp
2 31 (36.90%) Git (software)
2 31 (36.90%) Grunt
2 31 (36.90%) webpack
3 21 (25.00%) Babel
3 21 (25.00%) Jasmine
3 21 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 12 (14.29%) Mocha
5 7 (8.33%) PhantomJS
5 7 (8.33%) Protractor
6 5 (5.95%) Visual Studio
7 4 (4.76%) Subversion
8 1 (1.19%) CasperJS
8 1 (1.19%) GitLab
8 1 (1.19%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.19%) MSTest
8 1 (1.19%) NUnit
General
1 23 (27.38%) Finance
2 21 (25.00%) Banking
3 14 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 14 (16.67%) Law
4 8 (9.52%) Games
5 4 (4.76%) Retail
6 3 (3.57%) Advertising
7 2 (2.38%) Marketing
8 1 (1.19%) Automotive
8 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (90.48%) Developer
2 43 (51.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 23 (27.38%) JavaScript Developer
4 19 (22.62%) Senior Developer
5 14 (16.67%) Web Developer
6 12 (14.29%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 7 (8.33%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (7.14%) HTML CSS Developer
8 6 (7.14%) HTML Developer
8 6 (7.14%) React Developer
9 5 (5.95%) PHP Developer
9 5 (5.95%) WordPress Developer
10 4 (4.76%) .NET Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Lead Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Senior Web Developer
11 3 (3.57%) Architect
11 3 (3.57%) PHP Laravel Developer
11 3 (3.57%) Senior Full Stack Developer
11 3 (3.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (94.05%) Sass
2 74 (88.10%) HTML
3 73 (86.90%) CSS
4 66 (78.57%) AngularJS
5 53 (63.10%) React
6 47 (55.95%) HTML5
7 42 (50.00%) CSS3
8 28 (33.33%) Node.js
9 24 (28.57%) .NET
9 24 (28.57%) Redux
10 21 (25.00%) Ajax
10 21 (25.00%) Ionic Framework
10 21 (25.00%) React Native
11 17 (20.24%) jQuery
11 17 (20.24%) Vue.js
12 16 (19.05%) REST
13 15 (17.86%) ASP.NET
14 13 (15.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 12 (14.29%) Chai
15 12 (14.29%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 28 (33.33%) User Experience
2 14 (16.67%) Online Banking
3 8 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.14%) Fintech
5 5 (5.95%) Mobile App
6 4 (4.76%) N-Tier
7 3 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (2.38%) Internet of Things
9 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.95%) Linux
2 3 (3.57%) Windows
3 1 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (44.05%) Front End Development
3 26 (30.95%) Web Development
4 19 (22.62%) MVC
5 17 (20.24%) TDD
6 14 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 14 (16.67%) SEO
6 14 (16.67%) Wealth Management
7 12 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (13.10%) Test Automation
9 10 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (11.90%) OO
9 10 (11.90%) Software Testing
10 9 (10.71%) Commercial Awareness
10 9 (10.71%) Software Engineering
11 8 (9.52%) Innovative Thinking
11 8 (9.52%) Scrum
11 8 (9.52%) Wireframes
12 7 (8.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 7 (8.33%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 71 (84.52%) JavaScript
2 25 (29.76%) C#
3 19 (22.62%) ES6
4 17 (20.24%) PHP
5 13 (15.48%) TypeScript
6 8 (9.52%) Java
7 2 (2.38%) SQL
8 1 (1.19%) Python
8 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
1 8 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.19%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (10.71%) Cypress Semiconductor
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.57%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.19%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.19%) Zend