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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank 879 866 851
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -15
Permanent jobs citing OCA 28 8 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.007% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.090% 0.028% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 22 7 38
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +11.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £42,500 £37,850
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +11.84%

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
31211 29077 33502
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.00% 27.08% 28.62%
Number of salaries quoted 24194 23648 28318
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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 -9 26 £45,000 +5.88% 3
East of England - 11 £45,000 - 1
London +2 10 £57,500 -4.16% 2
Essex - 10 £45,000 -
Chelmsford - 6 £32,500 -
South East - 4 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
City of London +9 1 £47,500 -13.63%
Birmingham 0 1 £50,000 +17.64%
West Midlands -4 1 £50,000 +17.64%
Scotland - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £65,000 - 1
Watford - 1 £65,000 - 1
Glasgow - 1 - -

OCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 69 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 68 (98.55%) Oracle
3 49 (71.01%) UNIX
4 45 (65.22%) Linux
5 40 (57.97%) Oracle Database
6 35 (50.72%) SQL
6 35 (50.72%) OCP
7 34 (49.28%) RDBMS
7 34 (49.28%) Relational Database
8 31 (44.93%) Data Guard
9 30 (43.48%) Oracle RAC
10 28 (40.58%) PL/SQL
11 27 (39.13%) Telecoms
12 26 (37.68%) Oracle RMAN
13 22 (31.88%) Oracle Database 11g
14 21 (30.43%) Windows
14 21 (30.43%) SQLPlus
15 20 (28.99%) Infrastructure Management
16 17 (24.64%) Back Office
17 16 (23.19%) Management Information System
17 16 (23.19%) Degree
17 16 (23.19%) Computer Science
17 16 (23.19%) Oracle Database 10g
18 14 (20.29%) Business Intelligence
19 12 (17.39%) Clustering
19 12 (17.39%) High Availability
20 11 (15.94%) Oracle9i Database
21 10 (14.49%) Internet
21 10 (14.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
21 10 (14.49%) Disaster Recovery

OCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (2.90%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.45%) Apache
2 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Business Applications
1 8 (11.59%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.90%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) Internet
2 3 (4.35%) SAN
3 2 (2.90%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (57.97%) Oracle Database
2 34 (49.28%) Relational Database
2 34 (49.28%) RDBMS
3 22 (31.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 21 (30.43%) SQLPlus
5 16 (23.19%) Oracle Database 10g
6 11 (15.94%) Oracle9i Database
7 9 (13.04%) Oracle Discoverer
7 9 (13.04%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (8.70%) MySQL
9 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
10 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (1.45%) NonStop SQL
11 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 27 (39.13%) Telecoms
2 17 (24.64%) Back Office
3 5 (7.25%) Front Office
4 1 (1.45%) Finance
4 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 33 (47.83%) DBA
2 32 (46.38%) Oracle DBA
3 15 (21.74%) Junior
4 12 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (15.94%) Consultant
6 10 (14.49%) Oracle Consultant
6 10 (14.49%) Junior DBA
6 10 (14.49%) Junior Oracle DBA
7 8 (11.59%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (8.70%) Administrator
8 6 (8.70%) IT Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (7.25%) OSS Engineer
9 5 (7.25%) Junior Consultant
10 3 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
11 2 (2.90%) OSS Support Engineer
11 2 (2.90%) Telecoms Engineer
11 2 (2.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 2 (2.90%) Linux Administrator
11 2 (2.90%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) Web Services
2 2 (2.90%) XML
2 2 (2.90%) .NET
2 2 (2.90%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.90%) WCF
3 1 (1.45%) HTML
3 1 (1.45%) J2EE
3 1 (1.45%) CSS
3 1 (1.45%) JDBC
3 1 (1.45%) XSL
3 1 (1.45%) XSLT
3 1 (1.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) Management Information System
1 16 (23.19%) Computer Science
2 12 (17.39%) Clustering
3 8 (11.59%) Firmware
4 4 (5.80%) Replication
5 1 (1.45%) AS400
5 1 (1.45%) Tandem
5 1 (1.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 49 (71.01%) UNIX
2 45 (65.22%) Linux
3 21 (30.43%) Windows
4 4 (5.80%) Solaris
5 1 (1.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.99%) Infrastructure Management
2 14 (20.29%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (17.39%) High Availability
4 10 (14.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (7.25%) E-business
6 5 (7.25%) Service Management
6 5 (7.25%) Change Management
7 4 (5.80%) Security Management
7 4 (5.80%) Migration
7 4 (5.80%) Data Protection
7 4 (5.80%) Database Tuning
8 2 (2.90%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.90%) ETL
9 1 (1.45%) CRM
9 1 (1.45%) Scrum
9 1 (1.45%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.45%) Web Development
9 1 (1.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (1.45%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 35 (50.72%) SQL
2 28 (40.58%) PL/SQL
3 6 (8.70%) Perl
3 6 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 5 (7.25%) Korn
5 2 (2.90%) C
6 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 35 (50.72%) OCP
3 16 (23.19%) Degree
4 5 (7.25%) MOS
5 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.45%) MCSE
7 1 (1.45%) MCSA
7 1 (1.45%) ACCA
7 1 (1.45%) CISA
7 1 (1.45%) CISM
7 1 (1.45%) QiCA
7 1 (1.45%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (43.48%) Oracle RAC
2 26 (37.68%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (11.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.45%) RACF
5 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (1.45%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 31 (44.93%) Data Guard
2 10 (14.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.45%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (1.45%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 68 (98.55%) Oracle
2 5 (7.25%) Remedy
3 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.35%) HP
5 2 (2.90%) EMC
5 2 (2.90%) NetApp
5 2 (2.90%) McAfee
5 2 (2.90%) VMware
5 2 (2.90%) Computacenter
5 2 (2.90%) Huawei
5 2 (2.90%) Cisco
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