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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 208 215
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7  
Permanent jobs citing LESS 54 20 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.79% 0.36% 0.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.80% 0.90% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 51 14 42
Median salary £42,500 £39,250 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.28% +3.97%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  

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 2997 2224 2635
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 43.91% 39.50% 41.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2526 1921 2233
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +5 48 £43,750 +6.06% 12
Cheshire -28 4 £30,000 -20.00% 3
Lancashire +2 1 £47,500 -
Cumbria - 1 £40,000 -
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 87 (93.55%) CSS
2 86 (92.47%) JavaScript
2 86 (92.47%) HTML
3 84 (90.32%) Sass
4 62 (66.67%) HTML5
5 59 (63.44%) Agile Software Development
6 56 (60.22%) AngularJS
7 51 (54.84%) CSS3
8 45 (48.39%) Front End Development
9 44 (47.31%) jQuery
10 40 (43.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 39 (41.94%) User Experience
12 38 (40.86%) React
12 38 (40.86%) Git (software)
13 33 (35.48%) MVC
14 30 (32.26%) Node.js
15 28 (30.11%) gulp
16 25 (26.88%) PHP
17 24 (25.81%) OO
18 22 (23.66%) .NET
18 22 (23.66%) TDD
19 21 (22.58%) JSON
19 21 (22.58%) C#
19 21 (22.58%) Grunt
20 20 (21.51%) Subversion
21 19 (20.43%) ASP.NET
21 19 (20.43%) Backbone.js
22 17 (18.28%) Responsive Web Design
23 16 (17.20%) CMS
24 15 (16.13%) MySQL

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 (17.20%) CMS
2 11 (11.83%) WordPress
3 10 (10.75%) EPiServer
4 7 (7.53%) Drupal
5 4 (4.30%) Confluence
6 3 (3.23%) Apache
6 3 (3.23%) Mongoose
6 3 (3.23%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.15%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.08%) Kentico
8 1 (1.08%) Marvel
8 1 (1.08%) nginx
8 1 (1.08%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 15 (16.13%) Photoshop
2 10 (10.75%) InVision
3 1 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Magento
2 3 (3.23%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (1.08%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) SaaS
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.15%) GitHub
4 1 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.08%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (1.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.13%) MySQL
2 13 (13.98%) SQL Server
3 10 (10.75%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.23%) Endeca
4 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.15%) Redis
5 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.08%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.08%) DocumentDB
6 1 (1.08%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (40.86%) Git (software)
2 28 (30.11%) gulp
3 21 (22.58%) Grunt
4 20 (21.51%) Subversion
5 10 (10.75%) Axure RP
5 10 (10.75%) Visual Studio
6 8 (8.60%) JIRA
7 7 (7.53%) SonarQube
8 6 (6.45%) Jasmine
9 4 (4.30%) Jenkins
9 4 (4.30%) NuGet
10 3 (3.23%) Artifactory
10 3 (3.23%) CruiseControl
10 3 (3.23%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (3.23%) Maven
10 3 (3.23%) NUnit
10 3 (3.23%) ReSharper
10 3 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (2.15%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.15%) webpack
General
1 9 (9.68%) Law
2 4 (4.30%) Marketing
3 2 (2.15%) Finance
4 1 (1.08%) Advertising
4 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 88 (94.62%) Developer
2 33 (35.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 24 (25.81%) JavaScript Developer
4 23 (24.73%) Senior Developer
5 14 (15.05%) Lead Developer
5 14 (15.05%) PHP Developer
6 9 (9.68%) UI Developer
7 8 (8.60%) .NET Developer
7 8 (8.60%) HTML CSS Developer
7 8 (8.60%) HTML Developer
8 7 (7.53%) Digital Developer
9 6 (6.45%) C# Developer
9 6 (6.45%) Java Developer
9 6 (6.45%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 6 (6.45%) Software Developer
10 5 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (5.38%) Lead PHP Developer
10 5 (5.38%) Senior UI Developer
11 4 (4.30%) Angular Developer
11 4 (4.30%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (93.55%) CSS
2 86 (92.47%) HTML
3 84 (90.32%) Sass
4 62 (66.67%) HTML5
5 56 (60.22%) AngularJS
6 51 (54.84%) CSS3
7 44 (47.31%) jQuery
8 40 (43.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 38 (40.86%) React
10 30 (32.26%) Node.js
11 22 (23.66%) .NET
12 21 (22.58%) JSON
13 19 (20.43%) ASP.NET
13 19 (20.43%) Backbone.js
14 15 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web API
15 13 (13.98%) Angular 2
15 13 (13.98%) Express
15 13 (13.98%) KnockoutJS
15 13 (13.98%) RESTful
16 12 (12.90%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (41.94%) User Experience
2 9 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.23%) Internet of Things
4 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.15%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (2.15%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.15%) Xbox
5 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.08%) Fintech
5 1 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.08%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.30%) Linux
2 1 (1.08%) Mac OS
2 1 (1.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (63.44%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (48.39%) Front End Development
3 33 (35.48%) MVC
4 24 (25.81%) OO
5 22 (23.66%) TDD
6 17 (18.28%) Responsive Web Design
7 12 (12.90%) Scrum
8 11 (11.83%) Web Development
9 9 (9.68%) BDD
9 9 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (9.68%) Project Management
9 9 (9.68%) Web Application Development
10 7 (7.53%) Open Source
11 6 (6.45%) Test Automation
11 6 (6.45%) Web Design
12 5 (5.38%) API Development
12 5 (5.38%) OO PHP
12 5 (5.38%) OOP
12 5 (5.38%) SDLC
13 4 (4.30%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 86 (92.47%) JavaScript
2 25 (26.88%) PHP
3 21 (22.58%) C#
4 11 (11.83%) SQL
5 10 (10.75%) TypeScript
6 9 (9.68%) XPath
7 7 (7.53%) Java
8 4 (4.30%) PHP 5
9 3 (3.23%) ES6
10 2 (2.15%) JSX
10 2 (2.15%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.08%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 1 (1.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) Docker
2 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) Plesk
Vendors
1 10 (10.75%) Adobe
2 6 (6.45%) Zend
3 3 (3.23%) BroadVision
3 3 (3.23%) hybris
3 3 (3.23%) SAP
4 2 (2.15%) Google
4 2 (2.15%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.15%) Progress
4 2 (2.15%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.08%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.08%) Xamarin
Liverpool
CCA Recruitment Group Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum + Very flexible working
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
ISL
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + and additional benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloudscope
Salary: £45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + and additional benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Nantwich
ECOM
Salary: £40 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Bluetownonline
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Northwich
ECOM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago