The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank 881 888 868
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -20
Permanent jobs citing OCA 18 44 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.037% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.059% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 32
Average salary £50,000 £48,750 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -11.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £32,050 £48,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30444 32334 30911
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.45% 27.23% 27.98%
Number of salaries quoted 23778 25831 24841
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 April 2015 within the UK.

OCA Salary Histogram in the UK

OCA
Top 10 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 27 April 2015. 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 +7 16 £48,750 - 1
London +31 9 £57,500 +15.00%
South East -13 4 - -
Berkshire -32 4 - -
Bracknell - 4 - -
Isle of Man - 2 £50,000 -
North West - 2 £38,750 -
Manchester - 2 £38,750 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -

OCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 46 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 45 (97.83%) Oracle
3 30 (65.22%) Linux
4 29 (63.04%) Red Hat
5 27 (58.70%) OCP
5 27 (58.70%) SQL
6 25 (54.35%) Microsoft
7 24 (52.17%) Oracle Database
8 22 (47.83%) UNIX
9 21 (45.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (43.48%) Data Guard
10 20 (43.48%) Oracle RAC
11 18 (39.13%) Performance Tuning
11 18 (39.13%) Oracle RMAN
11 18 (39.13%) Solaris
11 18 (39.13%) PL/SQL
12 17 (36.96%) Finance
12 17 (36.96%) Degree
13 15 (32.61%) Clustering
13 15 (32.61%) Windows
14 14 (30.43%) SQL Server
15 13 (28.26%) Perl
15 13 (28.26%) VMware
15 13 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (26.09%) Time Management
16 12 (26.09%) MySQL
17 11 (23.91%) Oracle Database 10g
17 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
17 11 (23.91%) Computer Science
18 10 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services

OCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 4 (8.70%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) JBoss
2 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) SAN
2 9 (19.57%) NAS
3 4 (8.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (52.17%) Oracle Database
2 14 (30.43%) SQL Server
3 12 (26.09%) MySQL
4 11 (23.91%) Oracle Database 10g
5 10 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (19.57%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (8.70%) MS Access
8 4 (8.70%) RDBMS
8 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
9 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (2.17%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (2.17%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (6.52%) JIRA
General
1 17 (36.96%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Marketing
3 5 (10.87%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) DBA
2 14 (30.43%) Administrator
3 10 (21.74%) Oracle DBA
4 9 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (19.57%) Support Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) Database Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Technical Support
7 4 (8.70%) Technical Support Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) SQL Developer
8 3 (6.52%) PL/SQL Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Applications Support
8 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Senior DBA
10 1 (2.17%) Senior Java Developer
10 1 (2.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) XML
1 4 (8.70%) ODBC
2 2 (4.35%) Java SE
3 1 (2.17%) JSON
3 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (32.61%) Clustering
2 11 (23.91%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.87%) Freedom of Information
3 5 (10.87%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (10.87%) Freedom of Information Act
4 3 (6.52%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.17%) Replication
5 1 (2.17%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 30 (65.22%) Linux
2 22 (47.83%) UNIX
3 21 (45.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (39.13%) Solaris
5 15 (32.61%) Windows
6 1 (2.17%) HPUX
6 1 (2.17%) VMS
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (26.09%) Time Management
3 7 (15.22%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (15.22%) Database Security
4 6 (13.04%) ITIL
4 6 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (13.04%) Programme Management
5 5 (10.87%) Data Modelling
5 5 (10.87%) Data Protection
5 5 (10.87%) Process Management
5 5 (10.87%) Service Delivery
5 5 (10.87%) Line Management
6 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.35%) Web Development
7 2 (4.35%) OO
7 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.35%) BPR
8 1 (2.17%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.17%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.17%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (58.70%) SQL
2 18 (39.13%) PL/SQL
3 13 (28.26%) Perl
4 6 (13.04%) Java
4 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.87%) C
5 5 (10.87%) Shell Script
6 4 (8.70%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.52%) PHP
7 3 (6.52%) C++
7 3 (6.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 27 (58.70%) OCP
3 17 (36.96%) Degree
4 9 (19.57%) RHCSA
5 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (8.70%) MCP
6 4 (8.70%) MCDBA
6 4 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.35%) OCAJ
8 1 (2.17%) MCTS
8 1 (2.17%) MCITP
System Software
1 20 (43.48%) Oracle RAC
2 13 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (43.48%) Data Guard
2 18 (39.13%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 45 (97.83%) Oracle
2 29 (63.04%) Red Hat
3 25 (54.35%) Microsoft
4 13 (28.26%) VMware
5 9 (19.57%) Veritas
6 4 (8.70%) LANDesk
6 4 (8.70%) Remedy
6 4 (8.70%) Business Objects
7 3 (6.52%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.17%) F5
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco
8 1 (2.17%) Sun
8 1 (2.17%) HP
8 1 (2.17%) EMC