Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1160 1237 1258
Rank change year-on-year +77 +21 +3
Permanent jobs citing OCA 27 22 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.011% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.063% 0.042% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 21 19 44
UK median annual salary £40,000 £70,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.86% +86.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £33,850 £30,000
90th Percentile £62,250 £72,500 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £43,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year -7.51% +23.57% -22.22%

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 42930 52844 60115
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.39% 26.82% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 32982 42706 47740
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

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 2017.

Salary histogram for OCA in the UK

OCA
Top 10 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 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 +88 21 £40,000 -7.51% 1
England +77 20 £41,250 -41.07%
South East +87 13 £46,250 -15.91%
Midlands +31 4 £35,000 +11.11%
East Midlands - 4 £35,000 -
London +44 2 £45,000 -35.71%
Scotland - 2 £31,250 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -
North of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 27 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 26 (96.30%) OCP
3 21 (77.78%) Oracle
4 17 (62.96%) SQL
4 17 (62.96%) Oracle Database
5 16 (59.26%) PL/SQL
6 15 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
6 15 (55.56%) Oracle Database 12c
6 15 (55.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (51.85%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (51.85%) Data Guard
7 14 (51.85%) Oracle RMAN
7 14 (51.85%) Shell Script
8 10 (37.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 10 (37.04%) Linux
9 9 (33.33%) Unix
10 8 (29.63%) Solaris
11 7 (25.93%) Java
12 6 (22.22%) Windows
12 6 (22.22%) ITIL
13 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
14 4 (14.81%) CentOS
14 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (14.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (14.81%) Bourne shell
14 4 (14.81%) Fibre Channel
14 4 (14.81%) GlassFish
14 4 (14.81%) Degree
14 4 (14.81%) Veritas Storage Foundation

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 4 (14.81%) GlassFish
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Fibre Channel
1 4 (14.81%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (62.96%) Oracle Database
2 15 (55.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 15 (55.56%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.70%) ProC
General
1 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) DBA
1 16 (59.26%) Oracle DBA
2 15 (55.56%) Administrator
3 6 (22.22%) Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Java Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (14.81%) Solaris Administrator
5 4 (14.81%) Unix Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Junior
6 1 (3.70%) Junior DBA
6 1 (3.70%) Junior Oracle DBA
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Solaris Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Unix Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
2 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.41%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.70%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 9 (33.33%) Unix
3 8 (29.63%) Solaris
4 6 (22.22%) Windows
5 4 (14.81%) CentOS
5 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (11.11%) AIX
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (22.22%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (14.81%) Benchmarking
4 4 (14.81%) Business Continuity
4 4 (14.81%) Change Management
4 4 (14.81%) Information Security
4 4 (14.81%) Mathematics
4 4 (14.81%) Server Hardening
5 3 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (11.11%) QMS
5 3 (11.11%) Quality Management
6 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
6 2 (7.41%) OO
6 2 (7.41%) OOP
7 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) ITSM
7 1 (3.70%) Migration
7 1 (3.70%) Process Management
7 1 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) SQL
2 16 (59.26%) PL/SQL
3 14 (51.85%) Shell Script
4 7 (25.93%) Java
5 4 (14.81%) AWK
5 4 (14.81%) Bourne shell
5 4 (14.81%) Korn
5 4 (14.81%) Perl
6 1 (3.70%) C
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 26 (96.30%) OCP
3 4 (14.81%) Degree
3 4 (14.81%) RHCE
3 4 (14.81%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (14.81%) GlusterFS
2 4 (14.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 14 (51.85%) Data Guard
1 14 (51.85%) Oracle RMAN
2 10 (37.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (14.81%) NetBackup
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle ZFS
3 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 4 (14.81%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) Brocade
2 4 (14.81%) EMC
2 4 (14.81%) HP
2 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
2 4 (14.81%) StorageTek
2 4 (14.81%) Sun
2 4 (14.81%) Veritas
2 4 (14.81%) VMware
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft