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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 235 225 214
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Permanent jobs citing Cognos 25 19 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.28% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 0.75% 0.63% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 24 18 36
Average salary £45,000 £52,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.46% +22.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,150 £31,372 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +4.11%
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
3338 2997 3406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.44% 44.48% 46.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2723 2531 2931
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,500 £57,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -6 14 £47,500 +15.15% 2
Manchester -23 6 £41,000 -26.12% 5
Merseyside +15 3 £50,000 +60.90% 3
Cumbria -5 1 £40,000 +45.45%
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 26 (66.67%) SQL
3 21 (53.85%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (48.72%) Oracle
5 18 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (41.03%) Business Objects
7 15 (38.46%) QlikView
8 13 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (30.77%) Data Analysis
9 12 (30.77%) Finance
9 12 (30.77%) SAS
9 12 (30.77%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (28.21%) ETL
10 11 (28.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (28.21%) Analytics
11 10 (25.64%) Computer Science
11 10 (25.64%) MS Excel
11 10 (25.64%) Java
12 9 (23.08%) WebLogic
12 9 (23.08%) Linux
12 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (23.08%) Hadoop
12 9 (23.08%) Big Data
13 8 (20.51%) Data Integration
13 8 (20.51%) Algorithms
13 8 (20.51%) French Language
13 8 (20.51%) Spanish Language
13 8 (20.51%) QA
13 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
13 8 (20.51%) Telecoms

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 12 (30.77%) SAS
2 9 (23.08%) WebLogic
3 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
3 5 (12.82%) CMS
4 4 (10.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (25.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Office
3 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.56%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Cognos Controller
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 15 (38.46%) QlikView
3 13 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (30.77%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (28.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (23.08%) Hadoop
6 9 (23.08%) Big Data
7 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (17.95%) MS Access
7 7 (17.95%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (15.38%) Oracle Database
8 6 (15.38%) Cognos Query Studio
9 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (10.26%) JasperReports
10 4 (10.26%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (10.26%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 3 (7.69%) Cognos Report Studio
12 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
12 2 (5.13%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle APEX
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 8 (20.51%) Telecoms
2 8 (20.51%) French Language
2 8 (20.51%) Spanish Language
3 4 (10.26%) Back Office
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Analyst
2 13 (33.33%) Developer
3 9 (23.08%) Consultant
4 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 8 (20.51%) Business Consultant
5 5 (12.82%) Applications Support
6 4 (10.26%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (10.26%) DBA
6 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (7.69%) SQL Developer
8 2 (5.13%) MI Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Business Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Data Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Database Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Information Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Junior
9 1 (2.56%) Business Developer
9 1 (2.56%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) SOAP
1 4 (10.26%) Web Services
1 4 (10.26%) Ajax
1 4 (10.26%) jQuery
1 4 (10.26%) REST
1 4 (10.26%) HTML
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (25.64%) Computer Science
3 8 (20.51%) Data Integration
3 8 (20.51%) Algorithms
4 5 (12.82%) Mathematics
5 3 (7.69%) Visualisation
5 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 2 (5.13%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (30.77%) Data Analysis
3 11 (28.21%) ETL
3 11 (28.21%) Analytics
4 5 (12.82%) Document Management
4 5 (12.82%) Financial Modelling
5 4 (10.26%) ITIL
5 4 (10.26%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (7.69%) CRM
6 3 (7.69%) Content Management
6 3 (7.69%) Time Management
7 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.13%) Data Transformation
8 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.56%) Coaching
8 1 (2.56%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.56%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (66.67%) SQL
2 10 (25.64%) Java
3 5 (12.82%) T-SQL
4 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.26%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.13%) VBA
6 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 19 (48.72%) Oracle
2 16 (41.03%) Business Objects
3 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.82%) Tableau
5 4 (10.26%) Teradata
5 4 (10.26%) Sage
5 4 (10.26%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (7.69%) SAP
6 3 (7.69%) Primavera
6 3 (7.69%) Open Text
7 1 (2.56%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (2.56%) IBM
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