Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 719 965 1088
Rank change year-on-year +246 +123 +114
Permanent jobs citing OCA 119 20 42
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.018% 0.028%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 0.082% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 38
10th Percentile " £26,250 £33,625
25th Percentile £41,750 £30,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,500 £50,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.00% -16.67% +87.50%
75th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £56,500 £73,500 £67,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -13.00% -16.67% +90.48%

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 17,258 24,425 36,696
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.78% 21.46% 24.65%
Number of salaries quoted 11,686 18,392 26,841
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £26,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £81,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +3.45%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +192 102 £43,500 -13.00% 1
England +185 83 £55,000 +37.50% 1
North of England +67 27 - -
Scotland +31 24 - -
North West +50 18 - -
East of England - 16 - -
Midlands +47 12 £55,000 +76.00% 1
South West - 11 - -
London +117 9 - -
North East - 9 - -
South East - 8 - -
West Midlands - 8 - -
East Midlands +18 4 £55,000 +76.00% 1
Wales - 4 £43,500 -
Work from Home - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Oracle
1 119 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 115 (96.64%) OCP
3 114 (95.80%) Microsoft
4 111 (93.28%) Python
4 111 (93.28%) C#
4 111 (93.28%) HTML
4 111 (93.28%) Java
4 111 (93.28%) CSS
4 111 (93.28%) Java 8
4 111 (93.28%) CIW
4 111 (93.28%) Software Testing
4 111 (93.28%) Games
4 111 (93.28%) Java SE
4 111 (93.28%) HTML5
4 111 (93.28%) CSS3
5 108 (90.76%) Functional Programming
5 108 (90.76%) Data Structures
5 108 (90.76%) JavaScript
5 108 (90.76%) OOP
5 108 (90.76%) OO
6 8 (6.72%) Oracle Database
7 7 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (5.88%) Data Guard
7 7 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (4.20%) Unix
9 4 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.36%) Database Tuning
9 4 (3.36%) Computer Science
9 4 (3.36%) 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 (2.52%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.72%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.84%) SQL Server
General
1 111 (93.28%) Games
2 1 (0.84%) Finance
Job Titles
1 111 (93.28%) Games Tester
1 111 (93.28%) Software Tester
1 111 (93.28%) Tester
1 111 (93.28%) Trainee
1 111 (93.28%) Trainee Software Tester
1 111 (93.28%) Trainee Tester
2 8 (6.72%) DBA
2 8 (6.72%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (2.52%) Video Game Tester
4 2 (1.68%) Administrator
5 1 (0.84%) Consultant
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle Technical Consultant
5 1 (0.84%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (93.28%) CSS
1 111 (93.28%) CSS3
1 111 (93.28%) HTML
1 111 (93.28%) HTML5
1 111 (93.28%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 108 (90.76%) Data Structures
2 3 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.68%) CMDB
4 1 (0.84%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.20%) Unix
2 3 (2.52%) AIX
2 3 (2.52%) Linux
2 3 (2.52%) Solaris
2 3 (2.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (93.28%) Software Testing
2 108 (90.76%) Functional Programming
2 108 (90.76%) OO
2 108 (90.76%) OOP
3 7 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (3.36%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.36%) Database Tuning
4 4 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (3.36%) Security Patching
5 3 (2.52%) Storage Management
6 2 (1.68%) Configuration Management
6 2 (1.68%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (1.68%) Database Security
6 2 (1.68%) ERP
6 2 (1.68%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (1.68%) Service Delivery
7 1 (0.84%) Mentoring
7 1 (0.84%) Presales
7 1 (0.84%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 111 (93.28%) C#
1 111 (93.28%) Java
1 111 (93.28%) Java 8
1 111 (93.28%) Python
2 108 (90.76%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.52%) PL/SQL
3 3 (2.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 119 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 115 (96.64%) OCP
3 111 (93.28%) CIW
4 2 (1.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (5.88%) Data Guard
1 7 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (2.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (2.52%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 119 (100.00%) Oracle
2 114 (95.80%) Microsoft