Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 710 726 750
Rank change year-on-year +16 +24 -74
Permanent jobs citing Cognos 128 262 393
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.56% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 106 233 347
10th Percentile £40,000 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 31,304 46,549 61,869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.69% 40.89% 41.56%
Number of salaries quoted 23,423 36,154 47,923
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,375 £27,750
25th Percentile £39,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -18 104 £55,000 +4.76% 18
UK excluding London +51 101 £50,000 - 13
South East +87 34 £50,000 -25.93% 3
London +33 24 £57,250 +4.09% 5
North of England +29 24 £57,500 +15.00% 4
North West +26 24 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Wales +42 17 £45,000 +38.46%
Midlands -2 17 £45,000 -8.84% 3
West Midlands -14 13 £45,000 -8.84% 1
Work from Home -115 11 £48,000 +17.07% 3
East Midlands +21 4 £56,500 +25.56% 2
Scotland +6 4 £43,450 +5.98%
East of England +58 3 £52,250 -19.62%
South West +17 2 £50,000 +14.29% 3

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 102 (79.69%) Business Intelligence
2 99 (77.34%) Power BI
2 99 (77.34%) Power Platform
3 91 (71.09%) SQL
4 64 (50.00%) Analytics
5 51 (39.84%) Data Warehouse
6 49 (38.28%) Finance
7 46 (35.94%) Tableau
8 45 (35.16%) Data Analysis
9 41 (32.03%) Analytical Skills
10 40 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
11 39 (30.47%) SQL Server
12 36 (28.13%) Python
12 36 (28.13%) Visualisation
13 35 (27.34%) Microsoft Excel
13 35 (27.34%) Data Modelling
14 34 (26.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 33 (25.78%) QlikView
16 32 (25.00%) Azure
17 31 (24.22%) Data Analytics
18 30 (23.44%) ETL
19 27 (21.09%) AWS
19 27 (21.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 25 (19.53%) Security Cleared
20 25 (19.53%) BusinessObjects
21 24 (18.75%) Migration
21 24 (18.75%) SC Cleared
22 23 (17.97%) Alteryx
23 20 (15.63%) Amazon Redshift
23 20 (15.63%) Microsoft

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 9 (7.03%) SAS
2 4 (3.13%) Apache
2 4 (3.13%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.56%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.78%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 35 (27.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (9.38%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (7.81%) NetSuite
2 7 (5.47%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (5.47%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (5.47%) Infor M3
2 7 (5.47%) SAP Business One
3 3 (2.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.56%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.78%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.78%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.78%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 99 (77.34%) Power Platform
2 32 (25.00%) Azure
3 27 (21.09%) AWS
4 14 (10.94%) GCP
5 9 (7.03%) Matillion
6 7 (5.47%) Amazon SageMaker
6 7 (5.47%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (5.47%) Serverless
7 6 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (3.91%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (3.91%) Microsoft 365
9 3 (2.34%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (1.56%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (1.56%) Google Analytics
10 2 (1.56%) SaaS
11 1 (0.78%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.78%) Logic Apps
11 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (0.78%) Firewall
1 1 (0.78%) ISDN
1 1 (0.78%) PBX
1 1 (0.78%) SAN
1 1 (0.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (77.34%) Power BI
2 51 (39.84%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (35.94%) Tableau
4 39 (30.47%) SQL Server
5 34 (26.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (25.78%) QlikView
7 27 (21.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 25 (19.53%) BusinessObjects
9 20 (15.63%) Amazon Redshift
9 20 (15.63%) Data Lake
10 17 (13.28%) Snowflake Schema
11 14 (10.94%) DB2
12 12 (9.38%) Relational Database
13 11 (8.59%) DataStage
14 10 (7.81%) Oracle ODI
15 8 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
16 6 (4.69%) BigQuery
16 6 (4.69%) Looker
16 6 (4.69%) Oracle BI EE
16 6 (4.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (38.28%) Finance
2 12 (9.38%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.13%) Retail
4 2 (1.56%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Law
5 1 (0.78%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.78%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (42.97%) Analyst
2 48 (37.50%) Data Analyst
3 19 (14.84%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 19 (14.84%) Data Engineer
4 16 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
4 16 (12.50%) Developer
5 13 (10.16%) Power BI Analyst
6 11 (8.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 9 (7.03%) Data Modeller
7 9 (7.03%) SQL Analyst
7 9 (7.03%) SQL Data Analyst
7 9 (7.03%) Team Leader
8 8 (6.25%) Consultant
9 7 (5.47%) Finance Modeller
10 5 (3.91%) Architect
10 5 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.91%) Senior Data Analyst
10 5 (3.91%) Tableau Analyst
11 4 (3.13%) Analyst Developer
11 4 (3.13%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.47%) ggplot2
2 2 (1.56%) .NET
2 2 (1.56%) Kafka
3 1 (0.78%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.78%) Apache NiFi
3 1 (0.78%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 41 (32.03%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.94%) Data Structures
3 12 (9.38%) CMDB
3 12 (9.38%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.78%) NHS
5 1 (0.78%) Replication
5 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.47%) Windows
2 4 (3.13%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.34%) Unix
4 1 (0.78%) HPUX
4 1 (0.78%) Linux
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (79.69%) Business Intelligence
2 64 (50.00%) Analytics
3 45 (35.16%) Data Analysis
4 40 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (28.13%) Visualisation
6 35 (27.34%) Data Modelling
7 31 (24.22%) Data Analytics
8 30 (23.44%) ETL
9 24 (18.75%) Migration
10 20 (15.63%) Data Science
10 20 (15.63%) Decision-Making
11 19 (14.84%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (13.28%) Service Delivery
13 13 (10.16%) Commercial Awareness
13 13 (10.16%) Project Delivery
14 12 (9.38%) Customer Requirements
14 12 (9.38%) Data Engineering
14 12 (9.38%) Data Management
14 12 (9.38%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 91 (71.09%) SQL
2 36 (28.13%) Python
3 18 (14.06%) R
4 15 (11.72%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 3 (2.34%) C#
6 3 (2.34%) Java
6 3 (2.34%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.34%) Scala
7 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (19.53%) Security Cleared
2 24 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.59%) Degree
4 7 (5.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.78%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) HNC
5 1 (0.78%) HND
5 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.81%) Data Quality
2 8 (6.25%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.78%) GDPR
3 1 (0.78%) HL7
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.78%) PMO
3 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.34%) HDFS
2 2 (1.56%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.56%) Docker
3 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) Ansible
Vendors
1 23 (17.97%) Alteryx
2 20 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 20 (15.63%) Oracle
3 14 (10.94%) ServiceNow
4 12 (9.38%) IBM
4 12 (9.38%) SAP
5 11 (8.59%) Informatica
6 10 (7.81%) Google
6 10 (7.81%) JD Edwards
7 9 (7.03%) MicroStrategy
8 8 (6.25%) Talend
9 7 (5.47%) Epicor
9 7 (5.47%) IFS
9 7 (5.47%) Infor
9 7 (5.47%) TIBCO
10 3 (2.34%) Ab Initio
10 3 (2.34%) Remedy
11 2 (1.56%) Databricks
11 2 (1.56%) Hyperion
11 2 (1.56%) Netezza