Period
to 30 May 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 30 May 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
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 705 755 701
Rank change year-on-year +50 -54 -108
Permanent jobs citing Cognos 186 372 546
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.26% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.61% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 167 321 458
Median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £81,750 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,250 £48,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.22% +13.53% -5.03%

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 37,191 60,903 76,063
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.46% 42.39% 44.07%
Number of salaries quoted 28,386 46,546 59,363
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +3.23%
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 30 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Top 15 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 30 May 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 +57 176 £55,000 +10.00% 2
UK excluding London +60 109 £51,250 +6.22% 2
London +100 75 £55,000 +4.76%
Midlands +85 42 £50,000 - 1
West Midlands +77 36 £53,000 +6.00%
North of England +101 25 £50,000 +11.11% 1
South East +74 22 £77,500 +29.17%
North West +72 22 £50,000 +25.00% 1
South West +75 9 £42,500 -
Scotland +37 7 £42,500 -15.00%
Yorkshire +92 3 £35,000 -22.22%
East Midlands +57 3 £47,500 +11.76% 1
East of England +73 2 £65,000 +36.84%
Work from Home +39 2 £53,000 +6.00%
Wales -2 2 £41,250 -21.43%

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 143 (76.88%) Business Intelligence
2 105 (56.45%) SQL
3 87 (46.77%) Analytics
4 82 (44.09%) SQL Server
5 73 (39.25%) IBM
6 71 (38.17%) Finance
7 67 (36.02%) Power BI
7 67 (36.02%) Power Platform
8 63 (33.87%) Data Warehouse
9 52 (27.96%) Microsoft
9 52 (27.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 50 (26.88%) Data Modelling
10 50 (26.88%) Oracle
11 48 (25.81%) Tableau
12 47 (25.27%) ETL
13 42 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 41 (22.04%) BusinessObjects
14 41 (22.04%) Azure
15 40 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
16 37 (19.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 37 (19.89%) Analytical Skills
17 34 (18.28%) QlikView
18 29 (15.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
19 27 (14.52%) SAP
20 25 (13.44%) Stakeholder Management
20 25 (13.44%) Cognos TM1
20 25 (13.44%) Problem-Solving
21 24 (12.90%) Visualisation
21 24 (12.90%) Data Analysis
21 24 (12.90%) Degree

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 11 (5.91%) SAS
2 10 (5.38%) IIS
3 8 (4.30%) Apache
3 8 (4.30%) Apache Spark
3 8 (4.30%) Oracle Coherence
4 7 (3.76%) Alfresco
5 5 (2.69%) CMS
6 4 (2.15%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.61%) Confluence
7 3 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (7.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.54%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 29 (15.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 25 (13.44%) Cognos TM1
3 5 (2.69%) SDL Web 8
4 4 (2.15%) SAP BPC
5 3 (1.61%) SAP ERP
6 2 (1.08%) Cognos Controller
6 2 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (1.08%) NetSuite
6 2 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (1.08%) SAP CO
6 2 (1.08%) SAP FI
6 2 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (1.08%) SAP HCM
6 2 (1.08%) SAP HR
6 2 (1.08%) SAP IBP
7 1 (0.54%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.54%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 67 (36.02%) Power Platform
2 41 (22.04%) Azure
3 18 (9.68%) AWS
4 7 (3.76%) GCP
5 5 (2.69%) SaaS
5 5 (2.69%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (2.15%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.61%) Serverless
8 2 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (1.08%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.08%) Kissmetrics
9 1 (0.54%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.54%) IaaS
9 1 (0.54%) Office 365
9 1 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (0.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (44.09%) SQL Server
2 67 (36.02%) Power BI
3 63 (33.87%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (27.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 42 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 41 (22.04%) BusinessObjects
7 37 (19.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 34 (18.28%) QlikView
9 24 (12.90%) OLAP
10 22 (11.83%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 13 (6.99%) Hadoop
12 12 (6.45%) DB2
12 12 (6.45%) IBM InfoSphere
13 11 (5.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 11 (5.91%) MongoDB
13 11 (5.91%) Oracle Database
14 10 (5.38%) Amazon Redshift
14 10 (5.38%) Cognos Report Studio
14 10 (5.38%) Cognos Transformer
14 10 (5.38%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 12 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.84%) Octopus Deploy
2 9 (4.84%) TeamCity
3 5 (2.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (2.15%) ERwin
4 4 (2.15%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.61%) ER Studio
5 3 (1.61%) GDB
5 3 (1.61%) JIRA
5 3 (1.61%) Sourcetree
6 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio Code
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
General
1 71 (38.17%) Finance
2 11 (5.91%) Marketing
3 9 (4.84%) Retail
4 8 (4.30%) Banking
4 8 (4.30%) Legal
5 6 (3.23%) Law
6 2 (1.08%) Back Office
6 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) Advertising
7 1 (0.54%) Automotive
7 1 (0.54%) Local Government
7 1 (0.54%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 63 (33.87%) Developer
2 51 (27.42%) Analyst
3 45 (24.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 20 (10.75%) Architect
4 20 (10.75%) Cognos Developer
5 16 (8.60%) Business Analyst
6 14 (7.53%) Consultant
7 13 (6.99%) Data Architect
8 12 (6.45%) SQL Developer
9 11 (5.91%) Report Analyst
10 10 (5.38%) Power BI Developer
11 9 (4.84%) Business Developer
11 9 (4.84%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 9 (4.84%) Data Analyst
11 9 (4.84%) Report Specialist
11 9 (4.84%) SQL Analyst
11 9 (4.84%) Technical Analyst
11 9 (4.84%) Technical Business Analyst
11 9 (4.84%) TM1 Developer
12 8 (4.30%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.68%) .NET
2 10 (5.38%) ASP.NET
3 9 (4.84%) AngularJS
3 9 (4.84%) CSS
3 9 (4.84%) HTML
3 9 (4.84%) React
4 8 (4.30%) NumPy
4 8 (4.30%) Pandas
4 8 (4.30%) scikit-learn
4 8 (4.30%) SciPy
5 4 (2.15%) Web Services
6 2 (1.08%) D3.js
6 2 (1.08%) MDX
7 1 (0.54%) Flash
7 1 (0.54%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 37 (19.89%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.60%) Management Information System
3 15 (8.06%) Data Structures
4 9 (4.84%) Hedge funds
4 9 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (4.30%) Reinsurance
6 6 (3.23%) FMCG
6 6 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.69%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.69%) PMI
8 4 (2.15%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.61%) CMDB
9 3 (1.61%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.61%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.61%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (1.08%) Grid Computing
10 2 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.08%) Social Media
10 2 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.84%) Linux
2 8 (4.30%) Windows
3 2 (1.08%) Unix
4 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (76.88%) Business Intelligence
2 87 (46.77%) Analytics
3 50 (26.88%) Data Modelling
4 47 (25.27%) ETL
5 40 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (13.44%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (13.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (12.90%) Data Analysis
7 24 (12.90%) Visualisation
8 19 (10.22%) Data Management
8 19 (10.22%) Decision-Making
9 18 (9.68%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 18 (9.68%) Dashboard Development
10 17 (9.14%) Project Management
11 16 (8.60%) Data Governance
11 16 (8.60%) Data Visualisation
11 16 (8.60%) Mentoring
11 16 (8.60%) Performance Tuning
12 15 (8.06%) Data Architecture
12 15 (8.06%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 105 (56.45%) SQL
2 20 (10.75%) Python
3 16 (8.60%) C#
4 13 (6.99%) PowerShell
5 12 (6.45%) T-SQL
6 11 (5.91%) Scala
7 10 (5.38%) Java
8 8 (4.30%) Bash Shell
8 8 (4.30%) Korn
9 7 (3.76%) JavaScript
9 7 (3.76%) VBA
10 6 (3.23%) R
11 3 (1.61%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.08%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.54%) RPG
13 1 (0.54%) RPG IV
13 1 (0.54%) RPG/400
13 1 (0.54%) SAS Macro
13 1 (0.54%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (12.90%) Degree
2 10 (5.38%) TOGAF Certification
3 8 (4.30%) Master's Degree
4 5 (2.69%) CIPD
4 5 (2.69%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.61%) ACCA
5 3 (1.61%) CIMA
5 3 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.61%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.54%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.60%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.69%) COBIT
2 5 (2.69%) GDPR
2 5 (2.69%) QA
3 2 (1.08%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.54%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (2.15%) vSphere
2 4 (2.15%) Xen
3 2 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.15%) IBM BigFix
1 4 (2.15%) SCCM
1 4 (2.15%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 73 (39.25%) IBM
2 52 (27.96%) Microsoft
3 50 (26.88%) Oracle
4 48 (25.81%) Tableau
5 27 (14.52%) SAP
6 23 (12.37%) Informatica
7 17 (9.14%) Teradata
8 16 (8.60%) MicroStrategy
8 16 (8.60%) Netezza
9 9 (4.84%) PeopleSoft
10 8 (4.30%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (4.30%) Talend
11 7 (3.76%) ServiceNow
12 6 (3.23%) Hyperion
13 5 (2.69%) Google
14 4 (2.15%) BMC
14 4 (2.15%) Citrix
14 4 (2.15%) DevExpress
14 4 (2.15%) Tanium
14 4 (2.15%) VMware