The table below looks at the statistics for OCPJP in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OCPJP over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Professional Java SE Programmer (formerly Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP))
Rank 878 909 877
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -32
Permanent jobs citing OCPJP 18 20 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.017% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.060% 0.062% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 12 20 21
Average salary £47,500 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.79% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,500 £39,600
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+21.79% +4.00%

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
30242 32451 31307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.45% 27.20% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 23623 25965 25244
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 £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

OCPJP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OCPJP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

OCPJP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OCPJP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OCPJP within the UK.

OCPJP Salary Trend in the UK

OCPJP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OCPJP over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 within the UK.

OCPJP Salary Histogram in the UK

OCPJP
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OCPJP within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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 +19 18 £47,500 +21.79%
Horsham +8 8 £50,000 -
West Sussex +7 8 £50,000 -
South East -4 8 £50,000 +25.00%
Nottinghamshire +12 6 - -
East Midlands +10 6 - -
Nottingham -5 6 - -
North West +6 2 £40,000 +14.28%
Yorkshire - 2 £50,000 -
Lancashire - 2 £40,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Leeds - 1 £55,000 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £40,000 -
Crawley - 1 £40,000 -
Doncaster - 1 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £55,000 -

OCPJP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing OCPJP 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 OCPJP.

1 52 (94.55%) J2EE
2 51 (92.73%) Spring
3 48 (87.27%) JavaScript
4 47 (85.45%) Java
5 41 (74.55%) Sun
5 41 (74.55%) Oracle
6 40 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (65.45%) Dojo
7 36 (65.45%) Linux
7 36 (65.45%) Apache
8 34 (61.82%) Windows
9 33 (60.00%) SQL Server
10 31 (56.36%) SQL
10 31 (56.36%) Web Services
10 31 (56.36%) Software Engineering
11 30 (54.55%) HTML
12 29 (52.73%) CSS
12 29 (52.73%) Computer Science
12 29 (52.73%) Degree
13 27 (49.09%) jQuery
13 27 (49.09%) Hibernate
14 26 (47.27%) Eclipse
14 26 (47.27%) Multithreading
15 25 (45.45%) Oracle Certification
15 25 (45.45%) JUnit
15 25 (45.45%) SOAP
15 25 (45.45%) UML
15 25 (45.45%) Maven
15 25 (45.45%) OCMJD
16 24 (43.64%) XML

OCPJP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing OCPJP 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 OCPJP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 36 (65.45%) Apache
2 21 (38.18%) WebSphere
2 21 (38.18%) WebLogic
3 20 (36.36%) Tomcat
4 19 (34.55%) GlassFish
4 19 (34.55%) JBoss
5 6 (10.91%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 2 (3.64%) MQSeries
6 2 (3.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.91%) DB2
2 6 (10.91%) DB2 UDB
3 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (47.27%) Eclipse
2 25 (45.45%) JUnit
2 25 (45.45%) Maven
3 22 (40.00%) Subversion
4 19 (34.55%) NetBeans
5 15 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 15 (27.27%) StarTeam
5 15 (27.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (14.55%) Ant
7 6 (10.91%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.82%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.82%) ERwin
8 1 (1.82%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.82%) Toad
8 1 (1.82%) ClearCase
8 1 (1.82%) JIRA
General
1 6 (10.91%) Marketing
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 47 (85.45%) Developer
2 39 (70.91%) Java Developer
3 21 (38.18%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 20 (36.36%) J2EE Developer
5 12 (21.82%) Software Engineer
6 11 (20.00%) Senior Developer
7 10 (18.18%) Software Developer
8 6 (10.91%) Senior Software Developer
8 6 (10.91%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (5.45%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
11 2 (3.64%) Lead Java Developer
11 2 (3.64%) Senior J2EE Developer
11 2 (3.64%) Lead Developer
12 1 (1.82%) Senior Architect
12 1 (1.82%) Architect
12 1 (1.82%) Junior
12 1 (1.82%) Analyst
12 1 (1.82%) Applications Developer
12 1 (1.82%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (94.55%) J2EE
2 51 (92.73%) Spring
3 36 (65.45%) Dojo
4 31 (56.36%) Web Services
5 30 (54.55%) HTML
6 29 (52.73%) CSS
7 27 (49.09%) jQuery
7 27 (49.09%) Hibernate
8 25 (45.45%) SOAP
9 24 (43.64%) XML
10 22 (40.00%) JMS
10 22 (40.00%) Ajax
11 19 (34.55%) JSON
11 19 (34.55%) Servlets
11 19 (34.55%) RESTful
12 18 (32.73%) J2SE
13 16 (29.09%) JPA
14 15 (27.27%) JDBC
15 14 (25.45%) JAX-WS
16 12 (21.82%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 29 (52.73%) Computer Science
2 19 (34.55%) Clustering
3 7 (12.73%) Open Source
4 6 (10.91%) DataPower
4 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (10.91%) Credit Risk
5 2 (3.64%) GIS
6 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 36 (65.45%) Linux
2 34 (61.82%) Windows
3 6 (10.91%) zOS
4 2 (3.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (56.36%) Software Engineering
3 26 (47.27%) Multithreading
4 25 (45.45%) UML
5 19 (34.55%) Load Balancing
6 18 (32.73%) AOP
7 12 (21.82%) Mentoring
8 9 (16.36%) OO
9 6 (10.91%) Waterfall
9 6 (10.91%) Product Management
9 6 (10.91%) Performance Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Migration
10 3 (5.45%) OOA/OOD
11 2 (3.64%) Business Development
11 2 (3.64%) MVC
11 2 (3.64%) SOA
11 2 (3.64%) RAD
11 2 (3.64%) OOP
12 1 (1.82%) Process Improvement
12 1 (1.82%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 48 (87.27%) JavaScript
2 47 (85.45%) Java
3 31 (56.36%) SQL
4 20 (36.36%) C++
5 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.82%) R
6 1 (1.82%) Python
6 1 (1.82%) Lua
Qualifications
1 29 (52.73%) Degree
2 25 (45.45%) Oracle Certification
2 25 (45.45%) OCMJD
3 18 (32.73%) Security Cleared
4 8 (14.55%) Sun Certification
5 5 (9.09%) OCPJWCD
6 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) QA
Vendors
1 41 (74.55%) Sun
1 41 (74.55%) Oracle
2 1 (1.82%) Perforce