Period
to 22 January 2018

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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 237 229 221
Rank change year-on-year -8 -8 +23
Permanent jobs citing LESS 80 94 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.82% 0.91% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.18% 2.57% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 72 84 84
West Midlands median annual salary £31,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,150 £21,250
90th Percentile £43,675 £47,500 £38,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 3,667 3,664 3,575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.39% 35.48% 34.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3,046 3,190 3,181
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 January 2018.

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 January 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
Birmingham +7 29 £30,000 -7.69% 5
Warwickshire 0 19 £33,750 +3.85% 5
Staffordshire +9 11 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Worcestershire +7 6 £23,500 -21.67%
Coventry -6 1 £35,000 -12.50% 2
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 78 (97.50%) JavaScript
2 76 (95.00%) CSS
3 66 (82.50%) AngularJS
4 63 (78.75%) Sass
5 62 (77.50%) HTML
6 43 (53.75%) Front End Development
7 36 (45.00%) PHP
8 32 (40.00%) Web Development
9 31 (38.75%) WordPress
10 30 (37.50%) MVC
10 30 (37.50%) CMS
11 29 (36.25%) MySQL
12 28 (35.00%) Linux
12 28 (35.00%) Mobile App
13 27 (33.75%) C#
14 25 (31.25%) Content Management
14 25 (31.25%) User Experience
15 21 (26.25%) Ember.js
15 21 (26.25%) jQuery
16 20 (25.00%) Git (software)
16 20 (25.00%) .NET
16 20 (25.00%) Web Application Development
16 20 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
16 20 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
17 19 (23.75%) Node.js
18 18 (22.50%) React
19 17 (21.25%) CSS3
19 17 (21.25%) Marketing
20 16 (20.00%) Advertising
20 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure

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 31 (38.75%) WordPress
2 30 (37.50%) CMS
3 5 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.50%) Drupal
5 1 (1.25%) Apache
5 1 (1.25%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Photoshop
2 7 (8.75%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.25%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) WebTrends
2 2 (2.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (17.50%) Bluemix
2 14 (17.50%) IBM Cloud
3 11 (13.75%) PaaS
4 10 (12.50%) IaaS
5 5 (6.25%) GitHub
5 5 (6.25%) npm
5 5 (6.25%) Office 365
6 1 (1.25%) MailChimp
6 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) Intranet
2 7 (8.75%) SSH
3 5 (6.25%) Extranet
4 1 (1.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (36.25%) MySQL
2 14 (17.50%) NoSQL
3 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
4 10 (12.50%) MongoDB
5 9 (11.25%) CouchDB
6 7 (8.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (5.00%) Big Data
8 2 (2.50%) phpMyAdmin
9 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (12.50%) JSUnit
3 7 (8.75%) gulp
4 6 (7.50%) Selenium
5 2 (2.50%) Mocha
6 1 (1.25%) Grunt
6 1 (1.25%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.25%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.25%) Moq
6 1 (1.25%) MSTest
6 1 (1.25%) NUnit
6 1 (1.25%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.25%) StyleCop
6 1 (1.25%) Subversion
6 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.25%) webpack
General
1 17 (21.25%) Marketing
2 16 (20.00%) Advertising
3 7 (8.75%) Retail
4 6 (7.50%) Automotive
5 2 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 80 (100.00%) Developer
2 36 (45.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 27 (33.75%) Web Developer
4 25 (31.25%) PHP Developer
5 20 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 19 (23.75%) HTML Developer
7 16 (20.00%) HTML CSS Developer
8 15 (18.75%) PHP Web Developer
9 12 (15.00%) Applications Developer
10 10 (12.50%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 7 (8.75%) Node.js Developer
12 6 (7.50%) Lead Developer
12 6 (7.50%) Web Applications Developer
13 5 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
14 4 (5.00%) Angular Developer
14 4 (5.00%) Junior
14 4 (5.00%) Junior Developer
14 4 (5.00%) Software Developer
15 3 (3.75%) CMS Developer
15 3 (3.75%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (95.00%) CSS
2 66 (82.50%) AngularJS
3 63 (78.75%) Sass
4 62 (77.50%) HTML
5 21 (26.25%) Ember.js
5 21 (26.25%) jQuery
6 20 (25.00%) .NET
7 19 (23.75%) Node.js
8 18 (22.50%) React
9 17 (21.25%) CSS3
10 15 (18.75%) CakePHP
11 14 (17.50%) Ajax
12 13 (16.25%) REST
13 12 (15.00%) HTML5
13 12 (15.00%) KnockoutJS
14 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET
14 9 (11.25%) LAMP
14 9 (11.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 7 (8.75%) SOAP
16 6 (7.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (35.00%) Mobile App
2 25 (31.25%) User Experience
3 20 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (6.25%) Digital Media
5 4 (5.00%) Social Network
6 3 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.25%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (35.00%) Linux
2 10 (12.50%) Android
3 9 (11.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.25%) Debian
4 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (53.75%) Front End Development
2 32 (40.00%) Web Development
3 30 (37.50%) MVC
4 25 (31.25%) Content Management
5 20 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
5 20 (25.00%) Web Application Development
6 15 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (17.50%) SEO
8 13 (16.25%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (12.50%) Mobile Development
10 9 (11.25%) Android Development
10 9 (11.25%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (11.25%) E-Commerce
10 9 (11.25%) iOS Development
11 8 (10.00%) Software Engineering
12 7 (8.75%) Pay per click
12 7 (8.75%) TDD
12 7 (8.75%) Unit Testing
13 6 (7.50%) SOA
13 6 (7.50%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 78 (97.50%) JavaScript
2 36 (45.00%) PHP
3 27 (33.75%) C#
4 13 (16.25%) C
5 11 (13.75%) SQL
6 8 (10.00%) TypeScript
7 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.00%) Java
9 1 (1.25%) ES6
9 1 (1.25%) Groovy
9 1 (1.25%) Python
9 1 (1.25%) Ruby
9 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) Degree
2 5 (6.25%) MCSD
2 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Docker
1 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Vendors
1 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.50%) IBM
3 2 (2.50%) Google
4 1 (1.25%) Adobe
4 1 (1.25%) Cognos
4 1 (1.25%) VMware