The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within IBM Cognos.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 236 222 216
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Permanent jobs citing Cognos 20 23 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.34% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.60% 0.76% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 19 23 39
Average salary £47,500 £54,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.03% +27.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,159 £35,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £55,500 £55,100
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
Cognos
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3326 3033 3626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 45.05% 45.38% 49.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2656 2550 3094
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Cognos across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Cognos
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cognos across the North West region.

Cognos Salary Trend in the North West

Cognos
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Cognos across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Cognos Salary Histogram in the North West

Cognos
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -1 11 £47,500 +22.58% 3
Manchester -8 5 £32,500 -41.17% 5
Merseyside +9 2 £60,000 +93.08% 2
Cumbria +3 1 £40,000 +45.45%
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Cognos also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Cognos.

1 30 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 22 (61.11%) SQL
3 19 (52.78%) Oracle
4 16 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (38.89%) Business Objects
6 13 (36.11%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (33.33%) Finance
7 12 (33.33%) QlikView
8 11 (30.56%) Data Analysis
8 11 (30.56%) SAS
9 10 (27.78%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 9 (25.00%) Java
10 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (25.00%) Analytics
11 8 (22.22%) Cognos Query Studio
11 8 (22.22%) Hadoop
11 8 (22.22%) Big Data
11 8 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
11 8 (22.22%) WebLogic
11 8 (22.22%) Linux
12 7 (19.44%) MS Access
12 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
12 7 (19.44%) French Language
12 7 (19.44%) Spanish Language
12 7 (19.44%) QA
12 7 (19.44%) Financial Modelling
12 7 (19.44%) Data Integration

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Cognos also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Cognos. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (30.56%) SAS
2 8 (22.22%) WebLogic
3 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
3 5 (13.89%) CMS
4 4 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (2.78%) Cognos Controller
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (33.33%) QlikView
3 10 (27.78%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (22.22%) Cognos Query Studio
5 8 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (22.22%) Hadoop
5 8 (22.22%) Big Data
6 7 (19.44%) Oracle Database
6 7 (19.44%) MS Access
7 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (11.11%) JasperReports
9 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (5.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 1 (2.78%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 1 (2.78%) Cognos Report Studio
10 1 (2.78%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 7 (19.44%) French Language
2 7 (19.44%) Spanish Language
3 4 (11.11%) Back Office
4 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Consultant
3 9 (25.00%) Developer
4 7 (19.44%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 7 (19.44%) Business Consultant
5 5 (13.89%) Applications Support
6 4 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (11.11%) DBA
7 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Database Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Applications Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) MI Developer
8 1 (2.78%) TM1 Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Cognos Developer
8 1 (2.78%) NHS Information Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) SOAP
1 4 (11.11%) Web Services
1 4 (11.11%) Ajax
1 4 (11.11%) jQuery
1 4 (11.11%) REST
1 4 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 7 (19.44%) Data Integration
3 7 (19.44%) Algorithms
3 7 (19.44%) Mathematics
4 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 3 (8.33%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (30.56%) Data Analysis
3 9 (25.00%) Analytics
4 7 (19.44%) Financial Modelling
5 6 (16.67%) ITIL
5 6 (16.67%) ETL
6 5 (13.89%) Document Management
7 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (8.33%) Content Management
9 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
10 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
10 1 (2.78%) Coaching
10 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
10 1 (2.78%) Migration
10 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (2.78%) Data Analytics
10 1 (2.78%) Kimball Methodology
10 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.56%) VBA
5 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) Oracle
2 14 (38.89%) Business Objects
3 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.11%) Tableau
4 4 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
4 4 (11.11%) Sage
5 3 (8.33%) Primavera
5 3 (8.33%) Open Text
6 2 (5.56%) SAP
6 2 (5.56%) Hyperion
7 1 (2.78%) IBM
7 1 (2.78%) Teradata
7 1 (2.78%) Logi Analytics
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