Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 310 257
Rank change year-on-year +92 -53 +18
Permanent jobs citing LESS 110 42 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.09% 0.34% 0.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.79% 0.99% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 122 40 71
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £27,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.36% -8.33% +13.21%
10th Percentile £27,500 £19,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £42,500 £49,000 £48,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% -2.22%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 3936 4230 4292
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 38.86% 34.19% 38.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3459 3596 3869
West Midlands median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% - -
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

LESS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing LESS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for LESS in the West Midlands

LESS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LESS in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for LESS in the West Midlands

LESS
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LESS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Salary histogram for LESS in the West Midlands

LESS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LESS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 July 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
Birmingham +37 33 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Worcestershire +10 25 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Warwickshire +41 23 £30,750 +33.70% 4
Herefordshire - 20 £37,500 -
Coventry - 19 £40,000 - 2
Solihull -4 7 £37,500 +66.67%
Staffordshire +10 1 £27,500 +1.85%
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for LESS.

1 108 (98.18%) JavaScript
2 105 (95.45%) CSS
3 95 (86.36%) AngularJS
4 86 (78.18%) Sass
5 84 (76.36%) HTML
6 68 (61.82%) HTML5
7 62 (56.36%) C#
8 51 (46.36%) Front End Development
9 48 (43.64%) .NET
9 48 (43.64%) MVC
10 47 (42.73%) Git (software)
10 47 (42.73%) Mobile Development
11 45 (40.91%) jQuery
12 44 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 44 (40.00%) Microsoft
12 44 (40.00%) CSS3
13 40 (36.36%) Web Development
14 34 (30.91%) Node.js
15 31 (28.18%) ASP.NET MVC
15 31 (28.18%) ASP.NET
15 31 (28.18%) PHP
15 31 (28.18%) TypeScript
16 29 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
17 26 (23.64%) React
17 26 (23.64%) Continuous Delivery
18 25 (22.73%) Xamarin
18 25 (22.73%) Greenfield Project
18 25 (22.73%) Visual Studio
19 24 (21.82%) SaaS
19 24 (21.82%) Continuous Integration

LESS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 10 (9.09%) WordPress
2 5 (4.55%) CMS
3 3 (2.73%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.73%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.91%) Drupal
4 1 (0.91%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (6.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.91%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 44 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (21.82%) SaaS
3 20 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (18.18%) Bluemix
3 20 (18.18%) IBM Cloud
4 11 (10.00%) IaaS
4 11 (10.00%) PaaS
5 3 (2.73%) Office 365
6 1 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.73%) Intranet
2 2 (1.82%) SSH
3 1 (0.91%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 15 (13.64%) MongoDB
3 13 (11.82%) SQL Server
4 12 (10.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (10.00%) CouchDB
6 8 (7.27%) MySQL
7 5 (4.55%) Big Data
8 2 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (42.73%) Git (software)
2 25 (22.73%) Visual Studio
3 22 (20.00%) Karma Test Runner
3 22 (20.00%) Selenium
4 11 (10.00%) JSUnit
5 9 (8.18%) gulp
6 8 (7.27%) Subversion
7 4 (3.64%) Grunt
8 2 (1.82%) Bower
8 2 (1.82%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.91%) JIRA
9 1 (0.91%) Mocha
9 1 (0.91%) webpack
General
1 22 (20.00%) Games
2 4 (3.64%) Marketing
3 2 (1.82%) Advertising
3 2 (1.82%) Automotive
3 2 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 110 (100.00%) Developer
2 68 (61.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 44 (40.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 40 (36.36%) HTML Developer
5 37 (33.64%) HTML CSS Developer
6 26 (23.64%) .NET Developer
7 24 (21.82%) Web Developer
8 20 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
9 17 (15.45%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 13 (11.82%) Node.js Developer
11 12 (10.91%) Senior Developer
12 11 (10.00%) Applications Developer
13 10 (9.09%) Angular Developer
14 8 (7.27%) PHP Developer
15 6 (5.45%) Graduate
15 6 (5.45%) Graduate Applications Developer
15 6 (5.45%) Graduate Developer
15 6 (5.45%) Senior Applications Developer
16 5 (4.55%) Senior Front-End Developer
17 4 (3.64%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (95.45%) CSS
2 95 (86.36%) AngularJS
3 86 (78.18%) Sass
4 84 (76.36%) HTML
5 68 (61.82%) HTML5
6 48 (43.64%) .NET
7 45 (40.91%) jQuery
8 44 (40.00%) CSS3
9 34 (30.91%) Node.js
10 31 (28.18%) ASP.NET
10 31 (28.18%) ASP.NET MVC
11 26 (23.64%) React
12 24 (21.82%) .NET Core
12 24 (21.82%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (16.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (13.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 14 (12.73%) Angular 2
16 10 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
17 5 (4.55%) Backbone.js
17 5 (4.55%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.73%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (17.27%) User Experience
3 6 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.73%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.82%) BBC
5 2 (1.82%) Social Network
6 1 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.91%) Mobile Games
6 1 (0.91%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.91%) Android
1 23 (20.91%) Apple iOS
2 4 (3.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (46.36%) Front End Development
2 48 (43.64%) MVC
3 47 (42.73%) Mobile Development
4 40 (36.36%) Web Development
5 29 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (23.64%) Continuous Delivery
7 24 (21.82%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (20.91%) Android Development
8 23 (20.91%) iOS Development
8 23 (20.91%) Microservices
9 22 (20.00%) Unit Testing
10 21 (19.09%) Logistics
11 20 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (13.64%) Game Development
13 12 (10.91%) Responsive Web Design
14 6 (5.45%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 6 (5.45%) E-Commerce
15 5 (4.55%) Analytics
15 5 (4.55%) Mentoring
15 5 (4.55%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 108 (98.18%) JavaScript
2 62 (56.36%) C#
3 31 (28.18%) PHP
3 31 (28.18%) TypeScript
4 17 (15.45%) SQL
5 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.82%) C
7 1 (0.91%) ES6
7 1 (0.91%) Groovy
7 1 (0.91%) PHP 7
7 1 (0.91%) Ruby
7 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.91%) VB
7 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (3.64%) Degree
2 3 (2.73%) MCSD
2 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 44 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (22.73%) Xamarin
3 20 (18.18%) IBM
4 3 (2.73%) Adobe
5 1 (0.91%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.91%) Telerik
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