Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1135 1173 1258
Rank change year-on-year +38 +85 +13
Permanent jobs citing OCA 23 27 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.015% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.058% 0.062% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 18 21 19
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -42.86% +86.67%
10th Percentile £35,875 £25,000 £33,850
90th Percentile £60,250 £62,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year +12.50% -7.51% +23.57%

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 39,972 43,225 53,094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.65% 24.52% 26.94%
Number of salaries quoted 29,732 33,183 42,889
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

OCA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for OCA in the UK

OCA
Top 7 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 21 August 2018. 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 +8 18 £45,000 +12.50% 2
England +29 16 £42,500 +3.03% 3
Wales - 7 £45,000 -
North of England +42 6 £38,500 -
Yorkshire +41 6 £38,500 -
London +26 5 £38,750 -13.89% 1
South East -6 5 £57,500 +24.32% 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 23 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 20 (86.96%) Oracle
3 15 (65.22%) Oracle Database
4 14 (60.87%) Unix
5 13 (56.52%) OCP
6 11 (47.83%) Degree
7 10 (43.48%) Computer Science
7 10 (43.48%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (34.78%) Data Guard
9 7 (30.43%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (30.43%) Oracle RMAN
9 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (30.43%) Relational Database
9 7 (30.43%) VMware
9 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
9 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
9 7 (30.43%) Linux
10 6 (26.09%) PL/SQL
10 6 (26.09%) SQL
10 6 (26.09%) EMC
10 6 (26.09%) Solaris
10 6 (26.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (26.09%) RDBMS
10 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
10 6 (26.09%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (26.09%) Database Security
10 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 1 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) Confluence
1 1 (4.35%) MQSeries
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.35%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Google App Engine
2 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Fibre Channel
1 4 (17.39%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (8.70%) WLAN
3 1 (4.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (65.22%) Oracle Database
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database 12c
2 7 (30.43%) Relational Database
3 6 (26.09%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.70%) Big Data
5 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
1 1 (4.35%) GoCD
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
1 1 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Administrator
2 15 (65.22%) DBA
2 15 (65.22%) Oracle DBA
3 5 (21.74%) Linux Administrator
3 5 (21.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 5 (21.74%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (21.74%) Unix Administrator
3 5 (21.74%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
3 5 (21.74%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 4 (17.39%) Solaris Administrator
4 4 (17.39%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Account Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Senior DBA
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 1 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Java SE
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (4.35%) XML
1 1 (4.35%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Computer Science
2 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (26.09%) CMDB
3 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
4 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
5 2 (8.70%) Public Cloud
6 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Unix
2 7 (30.43%) Linux
3 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (26.09%) Solaris
4 5 (21.74%) CentOS
5 1 (4.35%) AIX
5 1 (4.35%) HPUX
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
3 6 (26.09%) Database Security
3 6 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (26.09%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (26.09%) Security Patching
3 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
4 5 (21.74%) Storage Management
5 4 (17.39%) Benchmarking
5 4 (17.39%) Business Continuity
5 4 (17.39%) Change Management
5 4 (17.39%) Information Security
5 4 (17.39%) ITIL
5 4 (17.39%) Mathematics
5 4 (17.39%) QMS
5 4 (17.39%) Quality Management
5 4 (17.39%) Server Hardening
6 2 (8.70%) DevOps
6 2 (8.70%) Presales
6 2 (8.70%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) PL/SQL
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) Korn
2 5 (21.74%) Perl
2 5 (21.74%) Shell Script
3 4 (17.39%) AWK
3 4 (17.39%) Bourne shell
4 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.70%) Java
5 2 (8.70%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 13 (56.52%) OCP
3 11 (47.83%) Degree
4 5 (21.74%) RHCE
5 4 (17.39%) RHCSA
6 2 (8.70%) CCDA
6 2 (8.70%) CCNA
6 2 (8.70%) CCNP
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (8.70%) HP ASE
6 2 (8.70%) HPE ATP
6 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (8.70%) VTSP
7 1 (4.35%) OCAJ
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (17.39%) GlusterFS
2 4 (17.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) Docker
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Data Guard
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (26.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
5 4 (17.39%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (17.39%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 3 (13.04%) Ansible
6 3 (13.04%) Puppet
7 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Oracle
2 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
3 6 (26.09%) EMC
4 5 (21.74%) HP
5 4 (17.39%) Brocade
5 4 (17.39%) Centrify
5 4 (17.39%) StorageTek
5 4 (17.39%) Sun
5 4 (17.39%) Veritas
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco
6 2 (8.70%) Dell
6 2 (8.70%) Meraki
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.70%) NetApp
6 2 (8.70%) Palo Alto
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix
7 1 (4.35%) Hitachi
7 1 (4.35%) IBM
7 1 (4.35%) Murex