Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IBM Cognos
Business Intelligence Professional

United States Location

United States of America
Metropolitan Areas

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average


Experience Requirement

4 Years and 10 Months

Raise +1 Year

$3,053 at 3.63%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 4 Years & 10 Months: $84,052 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $70,945 & $97,160; and, 5% of Jobs top $116,030.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$15,080 = minimum wage annual salary in the USA.

$187,699 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the USA at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $122,163
5% $116,030
10% $108,962
25% $97,160
33% $92,422
50% $84,052
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
Number of all Jobs at 4 Years and 10 Months Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $81,610 $86,494
25% $77,861 $90,244
33% $75,682 $92,422
50% $70,945 $97,160
67% $65,251 $102,854
95% $45,941 $122,163
Salary Average =


Mid Point between each Low/High pair.

Percent of Job Market =

Number of Jobs with Salary between Low/High pair
Number of all Jobs at 4 Years and 10 Months Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
3 Years and 10 Months $80,424 $3,628 at 4.51%
4 Years and 10 Months $84,052 $3,053 at 3.63%
5 Years and 10 Months $87,105 $2,635 at 3.03%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary is lowest at entry level, increases rapidly with the first years of experience and approaches a ceiling as experience matures.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $62,579 at the low experience of 11 Months; $84,052 at the average experience of 4 Years and 10 Months; and, $93,797 at the top experience of 8 Years and 8 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

11 Years and 1 Month = Top 2.5% Experience in the IT Job with the highest required experience in the USA.

Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low 11 Months $62,579 $8,101 at 12.95%
Average 4 Years and 10 Months $84,052 $3,053 at 3.63%
Top 8 Years and 8 Months $93,797 $1,899 at 2.02%



This position involves the design, implementation and/or administration of an IBM Cognos business intelligence system, often applying industry knowledge in the analytical development of applications that generate enterprise reports from a data warehouse of extracted and integrated enterprise data.


The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • IBM Cognos;
  • Business Intelligence;
  • Professional,
    Analyst, Architect, Designer, Developer, Engineer or Programmer.


A+ Skills
Additional IT skills and US Cities requested in some job descriptions:
18% of job descriptions,
Project Leader, Project Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader or Technical Lead;
Graduate Degree,
11% of job descriptions,
Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, MA/MS in Information Technology, MA/MS in Information Science, Master of Arts Degree, Master of Science Degree or Ph.D.;
9% of job descriptions;
Oracle Database,
38% of job descriptions,
Oracle, Oracle Certified Professional (OCP), Oracle Designer, Oracle Developer, Oracle Financials, Oracle Form, PL|SQL, Oracle Report or Oracle Tools;
Microsoft SQL Server,
37% of job descriptions;
8% of job descriptions;
7% of job descriptions;
Computer Consulting Industry,
16% of job descriptions,
Computer Consulting, Computer Network Consulting, Computer System Consulting or Information Technology Consulting;
Finance Industry,
13% of job descriptions,
Asset Management, Banking, Brokerage, Commodity Trading, Derivative Trading, Equity Trading, Financial, Insurance, Investment, Securities Trading, Stock Market or Wall Street
Business, Company, Corporation, Enterprise, Firm or Industry;
Financial Trading System,
<1% of job descriptions,
Bloomberg, MarketData, Trading Application, Trading Platform, Trading Software, Trading Solution or Trading System;
Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI,
9% of jobs;
Boston-Worcester-Lawrence-Lowell-Brockton, MA-NH,
7% of jobs.


United States of America