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 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LESS (Dynamic Stylesheet Language, LessCSS)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 219 191
Rank change year-on-year +48 -28  
Permanent jobs citing LESS 51 21 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.02% 0.34% 0.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.65% 0.99% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 50 20 26
Median salary £37,500 £27,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.36% -15.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £18,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,250 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  

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 1923 2118 2145
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 38.39% 33.94% 40.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1693 1829 1934
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £57,500
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 West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 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
Birmingham +27 18 £35,000 +62.79% 7
Worcestershire +4 13 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Coventry - 10 £40,000 - 3
Herefordshire - 9 £37,500 -
Solihull - 7 £37,500 - 1
Warwickshire +19 3 £35,000 +66.66% 2
LESS
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 87 (93.55%) JavaScript
2 86 (92.47%) CSS
3 85 (91.40%) HTML
3 85 (91.40%) Sass
4 73 (78.49%) AngularJS
5 64 (68.82%) HTML5
6 58 (62.37%) jQuery
7 50 (53.76%) Git (software)
8 49 (52.69%) MVC
9 47 (50.54%) .NET
9 47 (50.54%) Front End Development
10 44 (47.31%) CSS3
11 43 (46.24%) Web Development
12 41 (44.09%) C#
13 38 (40.86%) ASP.NET
14 37 (39.78%) ASP.NET MVC
15 34 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
16 33 (35.48%) Node.js
17 31 (33.33%) Microsoft
18 29 (31.18%) React
19 26 (27.96%) PHP
20 24 (25.81%) Angular 2
20 24 (25.81%) Responsive Web Design
21 23 (24.73%) KnockoutJS
21 23 (24.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 23 (24.73%) TypeScript
21 23 (24.73%) Mobile Development
22 22 (23.66%) SQL
23 21 (22.58%) Visual Studio
24 20 (21.51%) E-Commerce

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 9 (9.68%) WordPress
2 5 (5.38%) CMS
3 2 (2.15%) Apache
3 2 (2.15%) IIS
3 2 (2.15%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.08%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.15%) Fireworks
3 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.08%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Shopify
2 4 (4.30%) Magento
3 2 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (13.98%) SaaS
3 1 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.08%) Bluemix
3 1 (1.08%) IaaS
3 1 (1.08%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.98%) MongoDB
1 13 (13.98%) MySQL
2 8 (8.60%) Big Data
3 7 (7.53%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.08%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 50 (53.76%) Git (software)
2 21 (22.58%) Visual Studio
3 17 (18.28%) gulp
4 12 (12.90%) Grunt
5 11 (11.83%) Karma Test Runner
5 11 (11.83%) Selenium
6 10 (10.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (8.60%) Subversion
8 7 (7.53%) Mercurial
9 2 (2.15%) Bower
10 1 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.08%) JIRA
10 1 (1.08%) JSUnit
10 1 (1.08%) PostCSS
General
1 12 (12.90%) Games
2 4 (4.30%) Marketing
3 1 (1.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 90 (96.77%) Developer
2 57 (61.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 33 (35.48%) JavaScript Developer
4 29 (31.18%) HTML Developer
5 26 (27.96%) HTML CSS Developer
5 26 (27.96%) Web Developer
6 17 (18.28%) .NET Developer
7 15 (16.13%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 13 (13.98%) ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (11.83%) Angular Developer
10 9 (9.68%) Senior Developer
11 8 (8.60%) C# Developer
11 8 (8.60%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 6 (6.45%) Software Developer
13 5 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
14 4 (4.30%) .NET Software Developer
14 4 (4.30%) Applications Developer
14 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 4 (4.30%) Full Stack Developer
14 4 (4.30%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (92.47%) CSS
2 85 (91.40%) HTML
2 85 (91.40%) Sass
3 73 (78.49%) AngularJS
4 64 (68.82%) HTML5
5 58 (62.37%) jQuery
6 47 (50.54%) .NET
7 44 (47.31%) CSS3
8 38 (40.86%) ASP.NET
9 37 (39.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 33 (35.48%) Node.js
11 29 (31.18%) React
12 24 (25.81%) Angular 2
13 23 (24.73%) KnockoutJS
13 23 (24.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web API
15 13 (13.98%) .NET Core
15 13 (13.98%) Backbone.js
16 11 (11.83%) Ajax
17 10 (10.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.13%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (9.68%) User Experience
3 7 (7.53%) Algorithms
4 5 (5.38%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.38%) Social Media
5 3 (3.23%) iPhone
5 3 (3.23%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.08%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.08%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.98%) Android
2 10 (10.75%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (52.69%) MVC
2 47 (50.54%) Front End Development
3 43 (46.24%) Web Development
4 34 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (25.81%) Responsive Web Design
6 23 (24.73%) Mobile Development
7 20 (21.51%) E-Commerce
8 16 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (13.98%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (12.90%) Microservices
11 11 (11.83%) Unit Testing
12 10 (10.75%) Android Development
12 10 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (10.75%) Game Development
12 10 (10.75%) iOS Development
12 10 (10.75%) Logistics
12 10 (10.75%) SOLID
13 9 (9.68%) OOP
14 8 (8.60%) SEO
15 7 (7.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 87 (93.55%) JavaScript
2 41 (44.09%) C#
3 26 (27.96%) PHP
4 23 (24.73%) TypeScript
5 22 (23.66%) SQL
6 7 (7.53%) R
7 4 (4.30%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.30%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.15%) VB
8 2 (2.15%) VBA
9 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.08%) ECMAScript
9 1 (1.08%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (7.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) cPanel
Vendors
1 31 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.05%) Xamarin
3 4 (4.30%) Adobe
4 1 (1.08%) Google
4 1 (1.08%) IBM
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Salary: 25,000 to 35,000
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £40000 per annum
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Warwick, Warwickshire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
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Warwickshire
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Solihull
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