Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 623 691 650
Rank change year-on-year +68 -41 -87
Permanent jobs citing Cognos 64 392 602
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.29% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.69% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 62 359 511
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -2.06%
10th Percentile £37,800 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £99,750 £76,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% - -4.49%

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 19,345 57,130 69,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.90% 41.79% 42.44%
Number of salaries quoted 15,282 43,589 53,973
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cognos.

Salary trend for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cognos over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Top 13 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 31 October 2020. 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 +101 60 £50,000 +1.29% 7
UK excluding London +97 34 £50,000 +17.65% 5
London +165 27 £50,000 - 2
North of England +144 12 £55,000 +38.36% 1
North West +112 12 £55,000 +38.36% 1
Work from Home -1 10 £45,000 +5.88%
Midlands +52 8 £50,500 +9.78% 2
West Midlands +41 7 £50,500 +10.38% 2
South East +161 5 £56,250 +2.27%
East of England +141 4 £43,750 +94.44% 1
South West +121 4 £50,000 -9.09% 1
East Midlands +77 1 - -
Scotland +69 1 £45,000 +12.50%

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 47 (73.44%) Business Intelligence
2 41 (64.06%) SQL
3 37 (57.81%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (54.69%) Power BI
4 35 (54.69%) Power Platform
5 33 (51.56%) Analytics
6 31 (48.44%) Tableau
7 25 (39.06%) Finance
8 22 (34.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (29.69%) Data Modelling
10 18 (28.13%) ETL
10 18 (28.13%) Visualisation
11 17 (26.56%) IBM
11 17 (26.56%) Microsoft
11 17 (26.56%) SQL Server
12 16 (25.00%) Oracle
12 16 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (20.31%) Azure
14 12 (18.75%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (17.19%) Python
15 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Excel
15 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (17.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (17.19%) Relational Database
16 10 (15.63%) Data Visualisation
16 10 (15.63%) AWS
16 10 (15.63%) T-SQL
16 10 (15.63%) Data Lake
17 9 (14.06%) Decision-Making
17 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills

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 4 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
1 4 (6.25%) SAS
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) Apache
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (1.56%) Confluence
3 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.13%) S-PLUS
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) Cognos TM1
1 4 (6.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.56%) Maximo
2 1 (1.56%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.56%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 35 (54.69%) Power Platform
2 13 (20.31%) Azure
3 10 (15.63%) AWS
4 6 (9.38%) GCP
5 4 (6.25%) Serverless
6 3 (4.69%) Amazon SageMaker
6 3 (4.69%) SaaS
7 2 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (3.13%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.56%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.56%) IaaS
8 1 (1.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Intranet
2 1 (1.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (57.81%) Data Warehouse
2 35 (54.69%) Power BI
3 31 (48.44%) Tableau
4 22 (34.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (26.56%) SQL Server
6 16 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (18.75%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (17.19%) Relational Database
8 11 (17.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (15.63%) Data Lake
10 9 (14.06%) OLAP
11 8 (12.50%) QlikView
12 6 (9.38%) Oracle BI EE
13 5 (7.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 5 (7.81%) Essbase
13 5 (7.81%) Oracle OLAP
13 5 (7.81%) Snowflake Schema
13 5 (7.81%) Star Schema
14 4 (6.25%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) JIRA
2 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.13%) ER Studio
3 2 (3.13%) ERwin
3 2 (3.13%) GDB
3 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.13%) Sourcetree
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 25 (39.06%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) General Ledger
3 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Advertising
4 1 (1.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Law
4 1 (1.56%) Legal
4 1 (1.56%) Local Government
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (34.38%) Analyst
2 15 (23.44%) Developer
3 12 (18.75%) Data Analyst
4 8 (12.50%) Consultant
5 7 (10.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Data Manager
6 5 (7.81%) Data Warehouse Manager
6 5 (7.81%) Operations Manager
7 4 (6.25%) Applications Consultant
7 4 (6.25%) Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Data Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
8 3 (4.69%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Cognos Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Excel Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Tableau Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) ggplot2
2 2 (3.13%) .NET
2 2 (3.13%) Scilab
3 1 (1.56%) Apache NiFi
3 1 (1.56%) JSON
3 1 (1.56%) MDX
3 1 (1.56%) ODBC
3 1 (1.56%) Web Services
3 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (14.06%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.13%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.56%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.56%) Linux
1 1 (1.56%) Unix
1 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (73.44%) Business Intelligence
2 33 (51.56%) Analytics
3 19 (29.69%) Data Modelling
4 18 (28.13%) ETL
4 18 (28.13%) Visualisation
5 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (15.63%) Data Visualisation
7 9 (14.06%) Data Analysis
7 9 (14.06%) Decision-Making
7 9 (14.06%) Inmon Methodology
7 9 (14.06%) Requirements Gathering
8 8 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (12.50%) Dashboard Development
8 8 (12.50%) Data Integration
8 8 (12.50%) Workflow
9 7 (10.94%) Data Science
9 7 (10.94%) Strategic Roadmap
10 6 (9.38%) Kimball Methodology
10 6 (9.38%) Logistics
11 5 (7.81%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (64.06%) SQL
2 11 (17.19%) Python
3 10 (15.63%) T-SQL
4 7 (10.94%) R
5 4 (6.25%) C#
5 4 (6.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.69%) Scala
6 3 (4.69%) VBA
7 2 (3.13%) Java
7 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.13%) HNC
2 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.56%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) SLA
2 4 (6.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.56%) COBIT
3 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) HDFS
Vendors
1 17 (26.56%) IBM
1 17 (26.56%) Microsoft
2 16 (25.00%) Oracle
3 7 (10.94%) SAP
4 6 (9.38%) Informatica
5 5 (7.81%) Teradata
6 4 (6.25%) Concur
6 4 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (4.69%) Alteryx
7 3 (4.69%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (4.69%) Netezza
8 2 (3.13%) Actuate
8 2 (3.13%) Sage
9 1 (1.56%) Ab Initio
9 1 (1.56%) Capita
9 1 (1.56%) Google
9 1 (1.56%) Guidewire
9 1 (1.56%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.56%) Remedy
9 1 (1.56%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud