The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for OCA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 816 939 949
Rank change year-on-year +123 +10  
Permanent jobs citing OCA 36 11 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.011% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.038% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 16
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £35,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,750 £48,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +56.25% -20.00%  

OCA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21178 28974 29635
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.77% 27.71% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16684 23232 23258
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

OCA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OCA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for OCA in the UK

OCA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for OCA in the UK

OCA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OCA over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for OCA in the UK

OCA
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OCA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +105 35 £42,500 +6.25% 3
South East +75 15 £73,750 +34.09%
East of England - 12 - -
Hampshire +28 9 - -
London +70 7 £42,500 - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 - -
Cambridgeshire - 5 - -
West Sussex - 2 £57,500 -
Surrey - 2 £87,500 -
Kent - 2 - -
Essex - 2 - -
Gatwick - 2 £57,500 -
Brentwood - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing OCA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for OCA.

1 49 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 48 (97.96%) Oracle
3 42 (85.71%) OCP
4 41 (83.67%) Oracle Database
5 39 (79.59%) SQL
6 36 (73.47%) PL/SQL
7 34 (69.39%) Oracle Database 12c
7 34 (69.39%) Oracle Database 11g
8 29 (59.18%) Data Guard
8 29 (59.18%) Oracle RMAN
9 25 (51.02%) Shell Script
9 25 (51.02%) Performance Tuning
10 23 (46.94%) Oracle RAC
11 18 (36.73%) Unix
12 15 (30.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
13 14 (28.57%) WebLogic
14 13 (26.53%) Linux
15 9 (18.37%) ITIL
15 9 (18.37%) Disaster Recovery
16 8 (16.33%) Oracle EBS
16 8 (16.33%) RDBMS
16 8 (16.33%) Relational Database
17 7 (14.29%) High Availability
17 7 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
18 6 (12.24%) Finance
18 6 (12.24%) SLA
18 6 (12.24%) SAP
18 6 (12.24%) Java
18 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control

OCA
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.04%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (4.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (83.67%) Oracle Database
2 34 (69.39%) Oracle Database 11g
2 34 (69.39%) Oracle Database 12c
3 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
4 8 (16.33%) RDBMS
4 8 (16.33%) Relational Database
5 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.08%) Big Data
6 2 (4.08%) Couchbase
6 2 (4.08%) DB2
6 2 (4.08%) Hadoop
6 2 (4.08%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
Job Titles
1 41 (83.67%) DBA
1 41 (83.67%) Oracle DBA
2 37 (75.51%) Administrator
3 7 (14.29%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 4 (8.16%) Developer
4 4 (8.16%) SQL DBA
5 2 (4.08%) Architect
5 2 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (4.08%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (4.08%) Solaris Administrator
5 2 (4.08%) Unix Administrator
6 1 (2.04%) Database Architect
6 1 (2.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (2.04%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.04%) Junior DBA
6 1 (2.04%) Junior Oracle DBA
6 1 (2.04%) Presales Solution Architect
6 1 (2.04%) Presales Technical Architect
6 1 (2.04%) Security Architect
6 1 (2.04%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) XML
2 3 (6.12%) CSS
2 3 (6.12%) HTML
2 3 (6.12%) XSLT
3 2 (4.08%) JCE
4 1 (2.04%) .NET
4 1 (2.04%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.08%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.73%) Unix
2 13 (26.53%) Linux
3 3 (6.12%) Windows
4 2 (4.08%) CentOS
4 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (51.02%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (18.37%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (18.37%) ITIL
3 7 (14.29%) High Availability
4 4 (8.16%) Data Analysis
4 4 (8.16%) Data Migration
4 4 (8.16%) Database Optimisation
4 4 (8.16%) Information Security
4 4 (8.16%) Migration
5 3 (6.12%) Web Development
6 2 (4.08%) CAPI
6 2 (4.08%) Change Management
6 2 (4.08%) Cryptography
6 2 (4.08%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.08%) Mathematics
6 2 (4.08%) Presales
6 2 (4.08%) QMS
6 2 (4.08%) Quality Management
6 2 (4.08%) Server Hardening
6 2 (4.08%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 39 (79.59%) SQL
2 36 (73.47%) PL/SQL
3 25 (51.02%) Shell Script
4 6 (12.24%) Java
5 4 (8.16%) C++
6 3 (6.12%) C
6 3 (6.12%) C#
6 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.12%) PHP
6 3 (6.12%) Ruby
6 3 (6.12%) XPath
6 3 (6.12%) XQuery
7 2 (4.08%) AWK
7 2 (4.08%) Bourne shell
7 2 (4.08%) Korn
7 2 (4.08%) Perl
8 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 49 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 42 (85.71%) OCP
3 2 (4.08%) CISSP
3 2 (4.08%) Degree
3 2 (4.08%) RHCE
3 2 (4.08%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (46.94%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (4.08%) GlusterFS
2 2 (4.08%) HDFS
2 2 (4.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (59.18%) Data Guard
1 29 (59.18%) Oracle RMAN
2 15 (30.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 2 (4.08%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (4.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 48 (97.96%) Oracle
2 6 (12.24%) SAP
3 4 (8.16%) VMware
4 2 (4.08%) Brocade
4 2 (4.08%) EMC
4 2 (4.08%) HP
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.08%) StorageTek
4 2 (4.08%) Sun
4 2 (4.08%) Veritas
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