Period
to 20 January 2021

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 6 months to 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 736 1005 1105
Rank change year-on-year +269 +100 +72
Permanent jobs citing OCA 27 19 25
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.015% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.069% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 22
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +66.67%
10th Percentile £41,750 £26,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £59,500 £67,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% +54.55%

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 permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 12,888 27,497 36,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.28% 21.93% 24.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9,428 20,717 26,783
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,333 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.63% - +5.88%

OCA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OCA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OCA in the UK

OCA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing OCA.

Salary trend for OCA in the UK

OCA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing OCA over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Salary histogram for OCA in the UK

OCA
Top 15 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 6 months to 20 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London +209 24 £47,500 -5.00%
England +251 19 £50,000 +25.00%
Midlands +87 8 £50,000 +42.86%
East Midlands +67 7 £50,000 +42.86%
Wales - 5 £43,500 -
North of England +83 4 - -
North West +84 3 - -
South West - 3 - -
London +215 2 - -
Scotland +36 2 - -
Work from Home - 2 £51,250 -
East of England - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, IT jobs citing OCA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for OCA.

1 27 (100.00%) Oracle
1 27 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 21 (77.78%) OCP
3 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 14 (51.85%) Games
4 14 (51.85%) Python
4 14 (51.85%) C#
4 14 (51.85%) HTML
4 14 (51.85%) Java
4 14 (51.85%) CSS
4 14 (51.85%) CIW
4 14 (51.85%) Java SE
4 14 (51.85%) HTML5
4 14 (51.85%) CSS3
4 14 (51.85%) Java 8
5 12 (44.44%) Oracle Database
6 11 (40.74%) Oracle RMAN
6 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
6 11 (40.74%) OOP
6 11 (40.74%) OO
6 11 (40.74%) Functional Programming
6 11 (40.74%) Data Structures
6 11 (40.74%) Data Guard
7 8 (29.63%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (22.22%) PL/SQL
8 6 (22.22%) SQL
9 5 (18.52%) Unix
9 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (18.52%) Security Patching

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 3 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 14 (51.85%) Games
2 1 (3.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Games Tester
1 14 (51.85%) Software Tester
1 14 (51.85%) Tester
1 14 (51.85%) Trainee
1 14 (51.85%) Trainee Software Tester
1 14 (51.85%) Trainee Tester
2 12 (44.44%) DBA
2 12 (44.44%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (11.11%) Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Video Game Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Senior DBA
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (51.85%) CSS
1 14 (51.85%) CSS3
1 14 (51.85%) HTML
1 14 (51.85%) HTML5
1 14 (51.85%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Data Structures
2 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Unix
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
3 3 (11.11%) AIX
3 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 3 (11.11%) Solaris
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Functional Programming
1 11 (40.74%) OO
1 11 (40.74%) OOP
2 8 (29.63%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
3 5 (18.52%) Database Tuning
3 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (18.52%) Security Patching
4 3 (11.11%) Storage Management
5 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.41%) Database Security
5 2 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.70%) Critical Thinking
6 1 (3.70%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (3.70%) Deployment Automation
6 1 (3.70%) ERP
6 1 (3.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) C#
1 14 (51.85%) Java
1 14 (51.85%) Java 8
1 14 (51.85%) Python
2 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
3 6 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 21 (77.78%) OCP
3 14 (51.85%) CIW
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) MCSA
5 1 (3.70%) MCSE
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) Data Guard
1 11 (40.74%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Statspack
3 1 (3.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Oracle
2 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
3 1 (3.70%) Splunk
3 1 (3.70%) Veeam
3 1 (3.70%) VMware