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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank 838 865 875
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +10
Permanent jobs citing OCA 28 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.010% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.097% 0.035% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 20 5 5
Average salary £45,000 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.28% -8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,200 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £34,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -10.96%

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
28799 28422 31079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.66% 27.26% 28.14%
Number of salaries quoted 23078 22323 26025
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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
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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 +32 24 £45,000 +23.28% 2
London +7 14 £45,750 -16.81%
West Midlands - 8 £45,000 -
Isle of Man - 4 £50,000 - 1
Greenwich - 2 - -
North West - 1 £40,000 - 1
Bradford - 1 £42,500 -
Manchester - 1 £40,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -

OCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 44 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 42 (95.45%) Oracle
3 34 (77.27%) OCP
4 29 (65.91%) Linux
5 26 (59.09%) Oracle Database
6 25 (56.82%) Oracle RAC
6 25 (56.82%) Data Guard
7 24 (54.55%) Red Hat
8 23 (52.27%) UNIX
9 22 (50.00%) SQL
10 20 (45.45%) PL/SQL
10 20 (45.45%) Oracle RMAN
11 19 (43.18%) Solaris
12 18 (40.91%) SAN
12 18 (40.91%) Performance Tuning
13 16 (36.36%) Oracle Database 10g
13 16 (36.36%) SQL Server
13 16 (36.36%) Perl
13 16 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (34.09%) Microsoft
15 14 (31.82%) Clustering
16 13 (29.55%) Oracle Database 11g
17 11 (25.00%) Finance
18 10 (22.73%) VMware
18 10 (22.73%) Veritas
18 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
18 10 (22.73%) NAS
18 10 (22.73%) RHCSA
19 9 (20.45%) Replication
20 8 (18.18%) Dynamics AX

OCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (40.91%) SAN
2 10 (22.73%) NAS
3 3 (6.82%) Internet
4 1 (2.27%) Network Security
4 1 (2.27%) SSL
4 1 (2.27%) LAN
4 1 (2.27%) WAN
4 1 (2.27%) VPN
4 1 (2.27%) Wireless
4 1 (2.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (59.09%) Oracle Database
2 16 (36.36%) Oracle Database 10g
2 16 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 13 (29.55%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (13.64%) MySQL
4 6 (13.64%) OLTP
4 6 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (9.09%) RDBMS
6 4 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
7 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (6.82%) Oracle9i Database
7 3 (6.82%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (4.55%) DB2
9 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (2.27%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (2.27%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle APEX
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) DBA
2 17 (38.64%) Administrator
3 14 (31.82%) Oracle DBA
4 10 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Data Administrator
6 3 (6.82%) Oracle Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 3 (6.82%) Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior DBA
8 1 (2.27%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (2.27%) SQL DBA
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Oracle DBA
8 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Clustering
2 9 (20.45%) Replication
3 6 (13.64%) Computer Science
4 5 (11.36%) Freedom of Information
4 5 (11.36%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (11.36%) Freedom of Information Act
5 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.27%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 29 (65.91%) Linux
2 23 (52.27%) UNIX
3 19 (43.18%) Solaris
4 16 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (18.18%) Windows
6 1 (2.27%) HPUX
6 1 (2.27%) VMS
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (18.18%) Data Protection
2 8 (18.18%) Time Management
3 6 (13.64%) ITIL
3 6 (13.64%) ITIL V3
3 6 (13.64%) Programme Management
4 5 (11.36%) High Availability
4 5 (11.36%) Capacity Management
4 5 (11.36%) Database Security
4 5 (11.36%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (11.36%) Line Management
4 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
4 5 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (11.36%) Service Delivery
5 4 (9.09%) Process Management
5 4 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 3 (6.82%) Database Tuning
6 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.82%) Security Management
6 3 (6.82%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (50.00%) SQL
2 20 (45.45%) PL/SQL
3 16 (36.36%) Perl
4 4 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.09%) C
5 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 34 (77.27%) OCP
3 10 (22.73%) RHCSA
4 8 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) MCTS
6 1 (2.27%) OCAJ
6 1 (2.27%) MCITP
6 1 (2.27%) CISSP
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (56.82%) Oracle RAC
2 20 (45.45%) Oracle RMAN
3 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (56.82%) Data Guard
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle Statspack
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 42 (95.45%) Oracle
2 24 (54.55%) Red Hat
3 15 (34.09%) Microsoft
4 10 (22.73%) VMware
4 10 (22.73%) Veritas
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco
6 1 (2.27%) F5
6 1 (2.27%) Sun
6 1 (2.27%) HP
6 1 (2.27%) EMC
6 1 (2.27%) Remedy
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