Period
to 28 July 2021

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 28 July 2021 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
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 859 676 763
Rank change year-on-year -183 +87 -37
Permanent jobs citing Cognos 135 115 368
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.41% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 105 102 303
10th Percentile £34,400 £38,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -17.39% +15.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £57,500 £78,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £65,600 £99,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +9.38% +12.94%

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 43,402 28,060 60,061
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.43% 40.37% 41.70%
Number of salaries quoted 29,328 21,823 46,601
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,250 £39,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,200 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.24% +5.00% +1.01%
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.13% +4.44% +2.27%

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 28 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Top 14 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 28 July 2021. 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 -141 125 £47,500 -17.39% 12
UK excluding London -102 92 £47,500 -9.52% 6
London -141 39 £57,250 -1.29% 6
North of England -39 32 £42,750 -10.00% 4
South East -74 28 £50,000 -35.48%
Work from Home -227 19 £47,500 +5.56% 2
North West -39 17 £44,000 -9.74% 2
Yorkshire -38 15 £36,089 +3.11% 2
Midlands -74 13 £47,500 -20.83% 2
West Midlands -83 11 £47,500 -20.83% 1
East of England -41 7 £59,500 -2.86%
South West -68 6 £48,750 +14.71%
Scotland -71 6 £46,000 +8.24%
East Midlands - 2 £56,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, 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.

1 105 (77.78%) Business Intelligence
2 86 (63.70%) SQL
3 80 (59.26%) Power BI
3 80 (59.26%) Power Platform
4 77 (57.04%) Analytics
5 51 (37.78%) Tableau
6 44 (32.59%) Data Warehouse
7 43 (31.85%) Analytical Skills
8 41 (30.37%) SQL Server
9 39 (28.89%) Finance
9 39 (28.89%) Social Skills
10 37 (27.41%) Oracle
11 35 (25.93%) ETL
12 33 (24.44%) Data Modelling
12 33 (24.44%) Microsoft Excel
13 32 (23.70%) Azure
14 31 (22.96%) IBM
15 29 (21.48%) Microsoft
15 29 (21.48%) Problem-Solving
16 28 (20.74%) Python
16 28 (20.74%) Migration
16 28 (20.74%) Data Analysis
17 25 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 23 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
19 22 (16.30%) IBM Planning Analytics
19 22 (16.30%) Data Analytics
20 21 (15.56%) Visualisation
20 21 (15.56%) Data Management
20 21 (15.56%) ERP
21 20 (14.81%) T-SQL

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 8 (5.93%) SAS
2 6 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.48%) Apache
3 2 (1.48%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.48%) CMS
4 1 (0.74%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.74%) IIS
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 33 (24.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (10.37%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (3.70%) SPSS
5 4 (2.96%) InfoPath
5 4 (2.96%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (16.30%) IBM Planning Analytics
2 8 (5.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 7 (5.19%) Cognos Controller
4 5 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (2.96%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (2.96%) Infor CloudSuite
5 4 (2.96%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 4 (2.96%) Infor CRM
5 4 (2.96%) NetSuite
6 3 (2.22%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (2.22%) Infor M3
6 3 (2.22%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.74%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.74%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 80 (59.26%) Power Platform
2 32 (23.70%) Azure
3 19 (14.07%) AWS
4 11 (8.15%) Dynamics 365
4 11 (8.15%) GCP
4 11 (8.15%) Snowflake
5 8 (5.93%) Azure Data Factory
5 8 (5.93%) Microsoft 365
6 7 (5.19%) Serverless
7 6 (4.44%) Azure Functions
8 2 (1.48%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.48%) GitHub
8 2 (1.48%) SaaS
9 1 (0.74%) Azure Logic Apps
9 1 (0.74%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.74%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 1 (0.74%) dbt
9 1 (0.74%) Fivetran
9 1 (0.74%) Google Data Studio
9 1 (0.74%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (0.74%) Firewall
1 1 (0.74%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.74%) Intranet
1 1 (0.74%) ISDN
1 1 (0.74%) PBX
1 1 (0.74%) SAN
1 1 (0.74%) VoIP
1 1 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (59.26%) Power BI
2 51 (37.78%) Tableau
3 44 (32.59%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (30.37%) SQL Server
5 25 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (14.81%) QlikView
6 20 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (14.07%) Relational Database
8 11 (8.15%) Amazon Redshift
8 11 (8.15%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (8.15%) Data Lake
9 10 (7.41%) Big Data
10 9 (6.67%) BigQuery
11 8 (5.93%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (5.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (5.19%) DataStage
12 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (5.19%) OLAP
13 6 (4.44%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (3.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (5.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.48%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.74%) ER Studio
4 1 (0.74%) ERwin
4 1 (0.74%) GDB
4 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.74%) Sourcetree
4 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 43 (31.85%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (28.89%) Finance
2 39 (28.89%) Social Skills
3 13 (9.63%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.96%) Organisational Skills
5 3 (2.22%) Banking
5 3 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.22%) Retail
6 2 (1.48%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (1.48%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (0.74%) Advertising
7 1 (0.74%) Billing
7 1 (0.74%) Legal
7 1 (0.74%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.74%) Marketing
7 1 (0.74%) Publishing
7 1 (0.74%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (27.41%) Analyst
2 33 (24.44%) Developer
3 27 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 22 (16.30%) Data Analyst
5 18 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 17 (12.59%) Architect
7 16 (11.85%) Data Architect
8 15 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
9 11 (8.15%) Data Engineer
10 10 (7.41%) Consultant
11 6 (4.44%) Administrator
11 6 (4.44%) Azure Engineer
11 6 (4.44%) Cognos Developer
11 6 (4.44%) Power BI Analyst
11 6 (4.44%) SQL Analyst
12 5 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
12 5 (3.70%) Business Developer
12 5 (3.70%) DBA
12 5 (3.70%) Lead Architect
12 5 (3.70%) Lead Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.96%) .NET
2 2 (1.48%) Kafka
3 1 (0.74%) JSON
3 1 (0.74%) REST
3 1 (0.74%) Web Services
3 1 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.85%) Data Structures
2 12 (8.89%) CMDB
2 12 (8.89%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.93%) Legacy Systems
3 8 (5.93%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.48%) FMCG
6 2 (1.48%) VLE
7 1 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.74%) CCTV
7 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.74%) NHS
7 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.74%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.89%) Windows
2 7 (5.19%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.96%) Linux
3 4 (2.96%) Unix
4 2 (1.48%) Solaris
5 1 (0.74%) HPUX
5 1 (0.74%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (77.78%) Business Intelligence
2 77 (57.04%) Analytics
3 35 (25.93%) ETL
4 33 (24.44%) Data Modelling
5 29 (21.48%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (20.74%) Data Analysis
6 28 (20.74%) Migration
7 23 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (16.30%) Data Analytics
9 21 (15.56%) Data Management
9 21 (15.56%) ERP
9 21 (15.56%) Visualisation
10 20 (14.81%) Artificial Intelligence
11 18 (13.33%) Project Delivery
12 17 (12.59%) Computer Science
13 16 (11.85%) Data Architecture
13 16 (11.85%) Data Pipeline
13 16 (11.85%) Service Delivery
14 14 (10.37%) Decision-Making
15 12 (8.89%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 86 (63.70%) SQL
2 28 (20.74%) Python
3 20 (14.81%) T-SQL
4 13 (9.63%) PowerShell
5 7 (5.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 5 (3.70%) C#
6 5 (3.70%) VBA
7 4 (2.96%) Java
7 4 (2.96%) R
8 3 (2.22%) Scala
9 2 (1.48%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.48%) VB
9 2 (1.48%) X++
10 1 (0.74%) C
10 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (14.81%) Degree
2 7 (5.19%) SC Cleared
2 7 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.22%) ACCA
3 3 (2.22%) CIMA
4 2 (1.48%) AAT
5 1 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.74%) HNC
5 1 (0.74%) ISEB
5 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.93%) QA
2 7 (5.19%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.70%) GDPR
4 2 (1.48%) HL7
4 2 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.74%) PMO
5 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.70%) Docker
2 3 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.48%) vSphere
4 1 (0.74%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.74%) HDFS
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.74%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.48%) Ansible
2 1 (0.74%) Control-M
2 1 (0.74%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.74%) SCCM
2 1 (0.74%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 37 (27.41%) Oracle
2 31 (22.96%) IBM
3 29 (21.48%) Microsoft
4 17 (12.59%) ServiceNow
5 15 (11.11%) SAP
6 10 (7.41%) JD Edwards
7 9 (6.67%) Talend
8 8 (5.93%) Databricks
9 7 (5.19%) Infor
9 7 (5.19%) Informatica
10 6 (4.44%) Alteryx
10 6 (4.44%) Hyperion
11 4 (2.96%) Nintex
11 4 (2.96%) VMware
12 3 (2.22%) Epicor
12 3 (2.22%) Google
12 3 (2.22%) IFS
12 3 (2.22%) Remedy
12 3 (2.22%) Saba
13 2 (1.48%) Teradata