Period
to 19 July 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cognos over the 6 months to 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

Cognos
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 720 713 582
Rank change year-on-year -7 -131 -64
Permanent jobs citing Cognos 378 543 811
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.31% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 0.61% 0.72% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 311 429 665
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £42,500 £44,750
% change year-on-year +14.12% -5.03% -0.56%

Cognos is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 62,053 75,640 79,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.50% 43.45% 44.53%
Number of salaries quoted 47,701 58,713 62,457
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,146 £42,000
% change year-on-year +4.30% +2.73% +1.20%

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cognos as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cognos over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the UK over the 6 months to 19 July 2019. 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
England -47 325 £50,000 +5.26% 35
UK excluding London +27 246 £48,500 +14.12% 30
London -38 116 £52,500 -4.55% 10
South East +47 70 £60,000 +20.00% 8
Midlands +57 63 £50,000 +8.11% 6
West Midlands +54 54 £50,000 +5.26% 4
North of England -23 44 £40,000 - 7
Scotland +20 34 £48,350 +18.65% 2
North West -10 24 £33,900 -3.14% 5
Yorkshire +4 18 £42,500 -5.56% 2
South West -15 18 £46,250 +15.63% 3
East of England +36 9 £46,250 +6.32% 1
Wales +8 6 £37,500 -31.82% 3
East Midlands +21 5 £42,500 - 2
North East +13 2 £50,250 -28.21%
Northern Ireland -16 2 £45,000 -25.00%

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, IT jobs citing Cognos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Cognos.

1 296 (78.31%) Business Intelligence
2 210 (55.56%) SQL
3 164 (43.39%) Data Warehouse
4 163 (43.12%) SQL Server
5 147 (38.89%) Finance
6 139 (36.77%) ETL
7 137 (36.24%) Oracle
7 137 (36.24%) Analytics
8 133 (35.19%) IBM
9 117 (30.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 105 (27.78%) Microsoft
11 97 (25.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 90 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
13 89 (23.54%) Tableau
14 73 (19.31%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 70 (18.52%) QlikView
15 70 (18.52%) BusinessObjects
16 69 (18.25%) Analytical Skills
17 68 (17.99%) Cognos TM1
18 66 (17.46%) SAP
18 66 (17.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
18 66 (17.46%) Visualisation
18 66 (17.46%) Power BI
18 66 (17.46%) Power Platform
19 58 (15.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 55 (14.55%) Retail
20 55 (14.55%) Data Modelling
21 53 (14.02%) Microsoft Excel
22 52 (13.76%) T-SQL
23 51 (13.49%) Problem-Solving

Cognos
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 23 (6.08%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.91%) IIS
3 7 (1.85%) Oracle UPK
4 5 (1.32%) IBM Notes
4 5 (1.32%) SAS
5 4 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.79%) Apache
6 3 (0.79%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.53%) Alfresco
7 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.26%) Confluence
8 1 (0.26%) nginx
8 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 53 (14.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.38%) SPSS
4 8 (2.12%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 68 (17.99%) Cognos TM1
2 66 (17.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 12 (3.17%) Cognos Planning
3 12 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (3.17%) HFM
4 9 (2.38%) NetSuite
4 9 (2.38%) SAP BPC
5 8 (2.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 7 (1.85%) Cognos Controller
6 7 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (1.85%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (1.85%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (1.59%) Hyperion Planning
8 5 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (1.06%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.79%) Infor M3
10 3 (0.79%) Infor SunSystems
10 3 (0.79%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 66 (17.46%) Power Platform
2 25 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.91%) GitHub
5 10 (2.65%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (2.65%) Office 365
6 7 (1.85%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.79%) Azure Machine Learning
7 3 (0.79%) Boomi
8 2 (0.53%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.53%) SaaS
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.26%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 1 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.26%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.26%) Google Sheets
9 1 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.06%) FTP
2 3 (0.79%) Intranet
3 1 (0.26%) GSM
3 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (43.39%) Data Warehouse
2 163 (43.12%) SQL Server
3 117 (30.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 97 (25.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 73 (19.31%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 70 (18.52%) BusinessObjects
6 70 (18.52%) QlikView
7 66 (17.46%) Power BI
8 58 (15.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 49 (12.96%) DataStage
10 39 (10.32%) Relational Database
11 37 (9.79%) Cognos Report Studio
12 24 (6.35%) SAP BW
13 23 (6.08%) OLAP
13 23 (6.08%) PostgreSQL
14 22 (5.82%) Essbase
15 19 (5.03%) SAP HANA
16 18 (4.76%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
16 18 (4.76%) Cognos Analysis Studio
16 18 (4.76%) Cognos Connection
Development Applications
1 15 (3.97%) JIRA
2 5 (1.32%) Zephyr
3 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.79%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.79%) Hudson
4 3 (0.79%) Subversion
5 2 (0.53%) Balsamiq
5 2 (0.53%) ER Studio
5 2 (0.53%) ERwin
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.53%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.26%) NUnit
6 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.26%) Selenium
6 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 147 (38.89%) Finance
2 55 (14.55%) Retail
3 38 (10.05%) Manufacturing
4 27 (7.14%) Marketing
5 9 (2.38%) General Ledger
6 7 (1.85%) Advertising
6 7 (1.85%) Billing
7 5 (1.32%) Electronics
7 5 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.06%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.79%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
10 1 (0.26%) Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Legal
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 137 (36.24%) Developer
2 100 (26.46%) Analyst
3 65 (17.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 50 (13.23%) Consultant
5 40 (10.58%) Cognos Developer
6 39 (10.32%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 33 (8.73%) SQL Developer
8 21 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 21 (5.56%) Cognos BI Developer
8 21 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
9 20 (5.29%) Senior Developer
10 19 (5.03%) SQL BI Developer
11 18 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Manager
12 17 (4.50%) Data Analyst
13 16 (4.23%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
13 16 (4.23%) SQL Analyst
14 13 (3.44%) SSRS Developer
15 12 (3.17%) Data Warehouse Developer
15 12 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
15 12 (3.17%) Senior Cognos Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.50%) Web Services
2 14 (3.70%) XML
3 10 (2.65%) .NET
4 4 (1.06%) MDX
5 3 (0.79%) HTML
5 3 (0.79%) JSON
5 3 (0.79%) JSP
5 3 (0.79%) Kafka
5 3 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (0.79%) XSLT
6 2 (0.53%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.53%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.53%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.53%) Pandas
6 2 (0.53%) REST
6 2 (0.53%) RESTful
6 2 (0.53%) SciPy
7 1 (0.26%) ODBC
7 1 (0.26%) SOAP
7 1 (0.26%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 69 (18.25%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.61%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (3.97%) User Experience
5 11 (2.91%) FMCG
6 8 (2.12%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.59%) NHS
8 5 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
9 4 (1.06%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.06%) Life Science
9 4 (1.06%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.79%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.79%) iSeries
11 2 (0.53%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.53%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.53%) Wiki
12 1 (0.26%) Market Risk
12 1 (0.26%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.17%) Windows
2 6 (1.59%) Linux
2 6 (1.59%) Unix
3 5 (1.32%) VMS
4 2 (0.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (78.31%) Business Intelligence
2 139 (36.77%) ETL
3 137 (36.24%) Analytics
4 90 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (17.46%) Visualisation
6 55 (14.55%) Data Modelling
7 51 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
8 42 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
9 38 (10.05%) Data Analysis
10 34 (8.99%) ERP
11 29 (7.67%) Change Management
12 24 (6.35%) Kimball Methodology
13 23 (6.08%) Scrum
14 21 (5.56%) Data Integration
14 21 (5.56%) SDLC
14 21 (5.56%) Validation
15 20 (5.29%) Computer Science
15 20 (5.29%) User Acceptance Testing
16 19 (5.03%) Decision-Making
16 19 (5.03%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 210 (55.56%) SQL
2 52 (13.76%) T-SQL
3 25 (6.61%) Python
4 18 (4.76%) Java
4 18 (4.76%) R
5 10 (2.65%) PL/SQL
6 8 (2.12%) VBA
7 6 (1.59%) C#
8 5 (1.32%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.32%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.06%) Scala
9 4 (1.06%) VB
10 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.53%) Bourne shell
10 2 (0.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.53%) Korn
10 2 (0.53%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.53%) VBScript
11 1 (0.26%) C
11 1 (0.26%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 50 (13.23%) Degree
2 9 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.32%) ISEB
3 5 (1.32%) ISTQB
3 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.32%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.79%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 19 (5.03%) QA
3 7 (1.85%) SLA
4 2 (0.53%) GDPR
5 1 (0.26%) IFRS
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (0.79%) Apache Flume
1 3 (0.79%) HDFS
2 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.26%) Docker
2 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.59%) BMC PATROL
3 5 (1.32%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Sentry
4 1 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 137 (36.24%) Oracle
2 133 (35.19%) IBM
3 105 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 89 (23.54%) Tableau
5 66 (17.46%) SAP
6 37 (9.79%) Hyperion
7 27 (7.14%) JD Edwards
8 21 (5.56%) Tagetik
9 16 (4.23%) MicroStrategy
10 14 (3.70%) Anaplan
10 14 (3.70%) Infor
11 13 (3.44%) HP
12 12 (3.17%) Informatica
13 8 (2.12%) Alteryx
14 7 (1.85%) Talend
14 7 (1.85%) Teradata
15 5 (1.32%) IFS
15 5 (1.32%) Lotus
15 5 (1.32%) MuleSoft
15 5 (1.32%) Remedy