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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank 889 856 857
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +1
Permanent jobs citing OCA 46 32 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.028% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11 29 46
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +57.14%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +42.85%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
33288 31432 34939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.80% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 26572 25314 29641
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 16 April 2014 within the UK.

OCA Salary Histogram in the UK

OCA
Top 18 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -22 43 £50,000 -16.66%
South East - 33 £39,000 -
Berkshire - 32 £50,000 -
Reading - 23 - -
London -69 5 £50,000 -16.66%
Essex - 2 £32,500 -
East of England - 2 £32,500 -
Midlands - 2 £50,000 -
City of London -16 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Hook - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £28,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £28,000 -
Leeds - 1 £45,000 -

OCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 54 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 52 (96.30%) Oracle
3 43 (79.63%) Linux
4 42 (77.78%) UNIX
5 33 (61.11%) Telecoms
6 28 (51.85%) Infrastructure Management
7 22 (40.74%) Management Information System
7 22 (40.74%) Degree
7 22 (40.74%) Computer Science
7 22 (40.74%) Data Guard
8 20 (37.04%) Back Office
8 20 (37.04%) SQL
9 16 (29.63%) OCP
10 15 (27.78%) Clustering
10 15 (27.78%) Oracle Database
11 14 (25.93%) Oracle RMAN
12 11 (20.37%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (20.37%) Oracle RAC
12 11 (20.37%) Oracle Database 10g
13 9 (16.67%) RDBMS
13 9 (16.67%) PL/SQL
13 9 (16.67%) Relational Database
14 8 (14.81%) Windows
14 8 (14.81%) Firmware
15 7 (12.96%) SQLPlus
15 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
15 7 (12.96%) Perl
15 7 (12.96%) Disaster Recovery
15 7 (12.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 6 (11.11%) MySQL

OCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) SAN
2 1 (1.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) Firewall
2 1 (1.85%) NAS
2 1 (1.85%) LAN
2 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.78%) Oracle Database
2 11 (20.37%) Oracle Database 11g
2 11 (20.37%) Oracle Database 10g
3 9 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 9 (16.67%) RDBMS
4 7 (12.96%) SQLPlus
5 6 (11.11%) MySQL
5 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.85%) Toad
General
1 33 (61.11%) Telecoms
2 20 (37.04%) Back Office
3 5 (9.26%) Front Office
4 3 (5.56%) Finance
5 1 (1.85%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.85%) Billing
5 1 (1.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 22 (40.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
2 9 (16.67%) DBA
3 7 (12.96%) Junior
3 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Manager
3 7 (12.96%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (9.26%) OSS Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (9.26%) Administrator
5 4 (7.41%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (3.70%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Developer
6 2 (3.70%) OSS Support Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Junior DBA
6 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (3.70%) Junior Oracle DBA
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Consultant
7 1 (1.85%) Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) HTML
1 1 (1.85%) .NET
1 1 (1.85%) J2EE
1 1 (1.85%) EJB
1 1 (1.85%) CSS
1 1 (1.85%) JDBC
1 1 (1.85%) JSP
1 1 (1.85%) Struts
1 1 (1.85%) Web Services
1 1 (1.85%) XML
1 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (40.74%) Management Information System
1 22 (40.74%) Computer Science
2 15 (27.78%) Clustering
3 8 (14.81%) Firmware
4 4 (7.41%) Replication
5 1 (1.85%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.85%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 43 (79.63%) Linux
2 42 (77.78%) UNIX
3 8 (14.81%) Windows
4 3 (5.56%) Solaris
4 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.70%) HPUX
5 2 (3.70%) VMS
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) Infrastructure Management
2 7 (12.96%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (9.26%) Service Management
4 4 (7.41%) Security Management
5 3 (5.56%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.70%) High Availability
6 2 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.70%) Migration
6 2 (3.70%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.70%) Time Management
7 1 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.85%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (1.85%) Workflow
7 1 (1.85%) Validation
7 1 (1.85%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.85%) Change Management
7 1 (1.85%) ITIL
7 1 (1.85%) CRM
7 1 (1.85%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.04%) SQL
2 9 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 7 (12.96%) Perl
4 5 (9.26%) Korn
5 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 22 (40.74%) Degree
3 16 (29.63%) OCP
4 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (9.26%) MOS
6 3 (5.56%) MCSE
7 2 (3.70%) MCSA
7 2 (3.70%) CCNA
7 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.70%) MCP
7 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.70%) Sun Certification
8 1 (1.85%) ACCA
8 1 (1.85%) CISA
8 1 (1.85%) CISM
8 1 (1.85%) QiCA
8 1 (1.85%) CIMA
8 1 (1.85%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (25.93%) Oracle RMAN
2 11 (20.37%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (12.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (40.74%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.85%) Sysprep
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 52 (96.30%) Oracle
2 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.26%) Remedy
4 4 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.56%) Cisco
5 3 (5.56%) Sun
5 3 (5.56%) HP
5 3 (5.56%) VMware
6 2 (3.70%) Huawei
6 2 (3.70%) F5
6 2 (3.70%) EMC
6 2 (3.70%) Veritas
7 1 (1.85%) Citrix
7 1 (1.85%) NetApp
7 1 (1.85%) AppSense
7 1 (1.85%) Computacenter