The first table below looks at the demand for OCA in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OCA over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank 848 853 847
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Permanent jobs citing OCA 33 17 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.016% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.058% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 26 16 46
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +44.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £42,500 £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.84%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31524 29552 33039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.07% 27.26% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24626 23785 28227
Average salary £44,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.32% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

OCA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OCA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

OCA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OCA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OCA within the UK.

OCA Salary Trend in the UK

OCA
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OCA over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 within the UK.

OCA Salary Histogram in the UK

OCA
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OCA within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -44 32 £45,000 -18.18% 5
East of England - 16 £38,750 - 1
Essex - 15 £35,000 -
London -30 9 £50,000 -13.04% 2
Chelmsford - 7 £32,500 -
South East - 6 - - 1
Reading - 4 - -
Berkshire - 4 - - 1
City of London -13 2 £47,500 -13.63%
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Birmingham +12 1 £50,000 +17.64%
West Midlands +4 1 £50,000 +17.64%
Scotland - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £65,000 - 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £65,000 - 1

OCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing OCA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OCA.

1 78 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 77 (98.72%) Oracle
3 61 (78.21%) UNIX
4 55 (70.51%) Linux
5 38 (48.72%) Telecoms
6 36 (46.15%) Oracle Database
7 35 (44.87%) SQL
8 32 (41.03%) RDBMS
8 32 (41.03%) OCP
8 32 (41.03%) Relational Database
9 31 (39.74%) Infrastructure Management
10 30 (38.46%) Data Guard
11 28 (35.90%) PL/SQL
12 27 (34.62%) Oracle RMAN
12 27 (34.62%) Oracle RAC
13 25 (32.05%) Degree
13 25 (32.05%) Computer Science
13 25 (32.05%) Management Information System
14 22 (28.21%) Back Office
15 21 (26.92%) Windows
15 21 (26.92%) SQLPlus
16 18 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
17 12 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
17 12 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
17 12 (15.38%) Clustering
18 10 (12.82%) Firmware
19 9 (11.54%) Oracle9i Database
19 9 (11.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 9 (11.54%) High Availability
20 8 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery

OCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing OCA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OCA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.56%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.28%) Apache
2 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
Business Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.56%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) Internet
2 2 (2.56%) SAN
2 2 (2.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (46.15%) Oracle Database
2 32 (41.03%) RDBMS
2 32 (41.03%) Relational Database
3 21 (26.92%) SQLPlus
4 18 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 9 (11.54%) Oracle9i Database
7 7 (8.97%) Oracle Discoverer
7 7 (8.97%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (7.69%) MySQL
9 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
10 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (1.28%) NonStop SQL
11 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 38 (48.72%) Telecoms
2 22 (28.21%) Back Office
3 5 (6.41%) Front Office
4 1 (1.28%) Billing
4 1 (1.28%) Finance
4 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 31 (39.74%) DBA
2 30 (38.46%) Oracle DBA
3 21 (26.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (20.51%) Junior
5 10 (12.82%) Junior Oracle DBA
5 10 (12.82%) Junior DBA
6 9 (11.54%) Consultant
6 9 (11.54%) Infrastructure Manager
6 9 (11.54%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 8 (10.26%) Oracle Consultant
8 6 (7.69%) Administrator
8 6 (7.69%) Oracle Applications DBA
9 5 (6.41%) OSS Engineer
9 5 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (6.41%) Junior Consultant
10 2 (2.56%) Linux Administrator
10 2 (2.56%) Support Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) Oracle Developer
10 2 (2.56%) Telecoms Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.85%) Web Services
2 2 (2.56%) WCF
2 2 (2.56%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.56%) XML
2 2 (2.56%) .NET
3 1 (1.28%) J2EE
3 1 (1.28%) HTML
3 1 (1.28%) CSS
3 1 (1.28%) JDBC
3 1 (1.28%) XSL
3 1 (1.28%) XSLT
3 1 (1.28%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 25 (32.05%) Computer Science
1 25 (32.05%) Management Information System
2 12 (15.38%) Clustering
3 10 (12.82%) Firmware
4 2 (2.56%) Replication
5 1 (1.28%) EPoS
5 1 (1.28%) Tandem
5 1 (1.28%) AS400
5 1 (1.28%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 61 (78.21%) UNIX
2 55 (70.51%) Linux
3 21 (26.92%) Windows
4 4 (5.13%) Solaris
5 1 (1.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.74%) Infrastructure Management
2 12 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (11.54%) High Availability
4 8 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (7.69%) Change Management
6 5 (6.41%) E-business
6 5 (6.41%) Service Management
7 4 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.56%) Data Protection
8 2 (2.56%) Migration
8 2 (2.56%) Security Management
8 2 (2.56%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.56%) ETL
8 2 (2.56%) Database Tuning
9 1 (1.28%) Analytics
9 1 (1.28%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.28%) CRM
9 1 (1.28%) ITIL
9 1 (1.28%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.28%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (44.87%) SQL
2 28 (35.90%) PL/SQL
3 6 (7.69%) Perl
3 6 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 5 (6.41%) Korn
5 2 (2.56%) C
6 1 (1.28%) VBScript
6 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 78 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 32 (41.03%) OCP
3 25 (32.05%) Degree
4 5 (6.41%) MOS
5 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.56%) MCSE
7 1 (1.28%) MCSA
7 1 (1.28%) ACCA
7 1 (1.28%) CISA
7 1 (1.28%) CISM
7 1 (1.28%) QiCA
7 1 (1.28%) CIMA
7 1 (1.28%) CCNA
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (34.62%) Oracle RMAN
1 27 (34.62%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (11.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (1.28%) ACF2
4 1 (1.28%) RACF
4 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 30 (38.46%) Data Guard
2 8 (10.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.28%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 77 (98.72%) Oracle
2 5 (6.41%) Remedy
3 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.85%) HP
5 2 (2.56%) Computacenter
5 2 (2.56%) Huawei
5 2 (2.56%) VMware
5 2 (2.56%) EMC
5 2 (2.56%) Cisco
5 2 (2.56%) NetApp
5 2 (2.56%) McAfee
Watford
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £7,800 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Dagenham
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: 14,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: 11,000 - 12,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Cerres Limited
Salary: Up to £ 50,000 depending on experience.
Posted: 22 days ago
London
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago