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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank 859 856 854
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Permanent jobs citing OCA 44 35 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.032% 0.043%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 10 32 51
Average salary £48,750 £55,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.36% +57.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,050 £48,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £60,000
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
32296 30771 34641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.85% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 25797 24744 29405
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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 24 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 24 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 -18 42 £48,750 -18.75% 2
South East - 33 £39,000 - 1
Berkshire - 32 £50,000 - 1
Reading - 23 - - 1
London -63 4 £50,000 -16.66%
Essex - 2 £32,500 - 1
East of England - 2 £32,500 - 1
Midlands - 2 £50,000 -
City of London -24 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 24 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 52 (100.00%) Oracle
1 52 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 41 (78.85%) Linux
3 40 (76.92%) UNIX
4 33 (63.46%) Telecoms
5 28 (53.85%) Infrastructure Management
6 22 (42.31%) Data Guard
6 22 (42.31%) Degree
6 22 (42.31%) Computer Science
6 22 (42.31%) Management Information System
7 20 (38.46%) Back Office
7 20 (38.46%) SQL
8 15 (28.85%) Oracle Database
9 14 (26.92%) Oracle RMAN
9 14 (26.92%) OCP
10 13 (25.00%) Clustering
11 11 (21.15%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (21.15%) Oracle RAC
11 11 (21.15%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (17.31%) PL/SQL
12 9 (17.31%) RDBMS
12 9 (17.31%) Relational Database
13 8 (15.38%) Firmware
14 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
14 7 (13.46%) SQLPlus
14 7 (13.46%) Windows
14 7 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (13.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 6 (11.54%) MySQL
15 6 (11.54%) SQL Server

OCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) LAN
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.85%) Oracle Database
2 11 (21.15%) Oracle Database 11g
2 11 (21.15%) Oracle Database 10g
3 9 (17.31%) RDBMS
3 9 (17.31%) Relational Database
4 7 (13.46%) SQLPlus
5 6 (11.54%) MySQL
5 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.92%) Toad
General
1 33 (63.46%) Telecoms
2 20 (38.46%) Back Office
3 5 (9.62%) Front Office
4 3 (5.77%) Finance
5 1 (1.92%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.92%) Billing
5 1 (1.92%) German Language
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (17.31%) DBA
2 9 (17.31%) Oracle DBA
3 7 (13.46%) Junior
3 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Manager
3 7 (13.46%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (9.62%) Consultant
4 5 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (9.62%) Administrator
4 5 (9.62%) OSS Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) OSS Support Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Junior Oracle DBA
6 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Junior DBA
6 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) Developer
7 1 (1.92%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
1 1 (1.92%) J2EE
1 1 (1.92%) HTML
1 1 (1.92%) EJB
1 1 (1.92%) CSS
1 1 (1.92%) JDBC
1 1 (1.92%) JSP
1 1 (1.92%) Struts
1 1 (1.92%) Web Services
1 1 (1.92%) XML
1 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (42.31%) Computer Science
1 22 (42.31%) Management Information System
2 13 (25.00%) Clustering
3 8 (15.38%) Firmware
4 4 (7.69%) Replication
5 1 (1.92%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 41 (78.85%) Linux
2 40 (76.92%) UNIX
3 7 (13.46%) Windows
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.92%) Solaris
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (53.85%) Infrastructure Management
2 7 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (9.62%) Service Management
3 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (7.69%) Security Management
5 3 (5.77%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.85%) Time Management
6 2 (3.85%) High Availability
6 2 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.85%) Migration
7 1 (1.92%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.92%) Change Management
7 1 (1.92%) ITIL
7 1 (1.92%) CRM
7 1 (1.92%) Data Modelling
7 1 (1.92%) ETL
7 1 (1.92%) Workflow
7 1 (1.92%) Validation
7 1 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.92%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (38.46%) SQL
2 9 (17.31%) PL/SQL
3 5 (9.62%) Perl
3 5 (9.62%) Korn
4 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 22 (42.31%) Degree
3 14 (26.92%) OCP
4 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (9.62%) MOS
6 3 (5.77%) MCSE
7 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.85%) MCSA
7 2 (3.85%) MCP
7 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.85%) CCNA
8 1 (1.92%) RHCE
8 1 (1.92%) Sun Certification
8 1 (1.92%) ACCA
8 1 (1.92%) CISA
8 1 (1.92%) CISM
8 1 (1.92%) QiCA
8 1 (1.92%) CIMA
8 1 (1.92%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (26.92%) Oracle RMAN
2 11 (21.15%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (13.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (42.31%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.92%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 52 (100.00%) Oracle
2 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.62%) Remedy
4 2 (3.85%) Huawei
4 2 (3.85%) VMware
4 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.85%) Sun
5 1 (1.92%) HP
5 1 (1.92%) EMC
5 1 (1.92%) Citrix
5 1 (1.92%) NetApp
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco
5 1 (1.92%) Computacenter
5 1 (1.92%) AppSense
Essex
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday