Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1166 1220 1254
Rank change year-on-year +54 +34 +5
Permanent jobs citing OCA 18 27 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.014% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.043% 0.054% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 18 25 60
UK median annual salary £30,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.41% +13.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £36,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £44,750 £72,500 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,250 - £32,000

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 42181 49999 59880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.20% 26.36% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32384 40149 47790
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £74,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 October 2017.

Salary histogram for OCA in the UK

OCA
Top 9 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 22 October 2017. 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 +55 14 £31,250 - 1
England +34 11 £30,000 -29.41%
North of England - 5 £25,000 -
North East - 5 £25,000 -
Midlands +39 3 £32,500 -
South East - 3 £40,000 -
East Midlands - 3 £32,500 -
Scotland - 2 £31,250 - 1
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 18 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 13 (72.22%) OCP
3 8 (44.44%) Windows
4 7 (38.89%) Java
4 7 (38.89%) Oracle
5 6 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 6 (33.33%) SQL
5 6 (33.33%) SAN
5 6 (33.33%) VMware
5 6 (33.33%) Oracle Database
5 6 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (27.78%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (27.78%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (27.78%) Data Guard
6 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
6 5 (27.78%) IPFIX
6 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (27.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (27.78%) Unix
6 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
6 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
6 5 (27.78%) SMTP
6 5 (27.78%) DHCP
6 5 (27.78%) SNMP
6 5 (27.78%) DNS
7 4 (22.22%) Swing
7 4 (22.22%) Eclipse
7 4 (22.22%) Solaris

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 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) GlassFish
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) SAN
2 5 (27.78%) DHCP
2 5 (27.78%) DNS
2 5 (27.78%) IPFIX
2 5 (27.78%) SMTP
2 5 (27.78%) SNMP
3 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.56%) ProC
General
1 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) DBA
2 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Java Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (22.22%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Junior
4 1 (5.56%) Junior DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Junior Oracle DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Solaris Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Unix Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Unix
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 4 (22.22%) Solaris
4 3 (16.67%) AIX
5 1 (5.56%) CentOS
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (11.11%) OO
3 2 (11.11%) OOP
4 1 (5.56%) Benchmarking
4 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.56%) Process Management
4 1 (5.56%) Server Hardening
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) AWK
4 1 (5.56%) Bourne shell
4 1 (5.56%) C
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) Korn
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 13 (72.22%) OCP
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) RHCE
3 1 (5.56%) RHCSA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) GlusterFS
2 1 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Data Guard
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle RMAN
1 5 (27.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (5.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) Brocade
4 1 (5.56%) EMC
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.56%) StorageTek
4 1 (5.56%) Sun
4 1 (5.56%) Veritas