The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Oracle products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Oracle over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Oracle Corporation.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Oracle
UK
Rank 28 20 20
Rank change year-on-year -8 0  
Permanent jobs citing Oracle 5804 8924 9976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.91% 8.63% 9.37%
As % of the Vendors category 15.77% 18.80% 19.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4330 7004 7876
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Oracle is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 36809 47478 50257
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.85% 45.93% 47.22%
Number of salaries quoted 29583 38744 40534
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Oracle
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Oracle as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Oracle in the UK

Oracle
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Oracle.

Salary trend for Oracle in the UK

Oracle
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Oracle in the UK

Oracle
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -8 5340 £52,500 +5.00% 708
London -5 2268 £62,500 +4.16% 271
South East -15 929 £50,000 +5.26% 134
East of England -2 527 £47,500 - 72
Yorkshire -1 468 £42,500 +6.25% 53
North West -11 424 £42,500 -5.55% 66
City of London -3 346 £65,000 - 60
South West -12 324 £42,500 - 38
West Yorkshire 0 306 £42,500 +6.25% 35
Berkshire -1 286 £52,500 -4.54% 35
Leeds +1 236 £42,500 +6.25% 25
Manchester -15 227 £42,500 - 43
Hertfordshire -10 222 £47,500 -5.00% 27
West Midlands -24 218 £45,000 +4.65% 29
Scotland -4 211 £45,000 -9.09% 29
Hampshire -11 154 £37,500 -20.21% 42
Reading +6 143 £55,000 +13.40% 15
Essex +15 142 £50,000 +17.64% 12
Surrey -21 140 £50,000 - 27
East Midlands -29 121 £40,000 - 31
Edinburgh -8 108 £50,000 +5.26% 16
Bristol -7 107 £50,000 +17.64% 18
Cheshire +7 97 £44,000 -16.19% 12
Wales -4 95 £40,000 +14.28% 14
Cambridgeshire -23 86 £41,500 -1.19% 14
Glasgow -9 83 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Colchester +4 82 £50,000 +21.21% 3
West Sussex -4 82 £50,000 +17.64% 3
South Wales +9 78 £40,000 +8.27% 13
North Yorkshire +7 77 £45,000 +21.62% 8

Oracle
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Oracle 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 Oracle.

1 6123 (51.17%) SQL
2 3927 (32.82%) Java
3 3854 (32.21%) Finance
4 3418 (28.56%) Agile Software Development
5 3284 (27.44%) SQL Server
6 2736 (22.86%) Linux
7 2291 (19.15%) Oracle Database
8 1989 (16.62%) PL/SQL
9 1978 (16.53%) Unix
10 1930 (16.13%) Degree
11 1832 (15.31%) JavaScript
12 1820 (15.21%) Microsoft
13 1734 (14.49%) .NET
14 1732 (14.47%) Windows
15 1676 (14.01%) HTML
16 1617 (13.51%) C#
17 1514 (12.65%) Relational Database
18 1513 (12.64%) Business Intelligence
19 1424 (11.90%) MySQL
20 1386 (11.58%) XML
21 1312 (10.96%) Web Services
22 1247 (10.42%) Scrum
23 1217 (10.17%) CSS
24 1182 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
25 1181 (9.87%) ETL
26 1109 (9.27%) Spring
27 1086 (9.08%) Python
27 1086 (9.08%) Banking
28 1044 (8.72%) ERP
29 1035 (8.65%) Data Warehouse

Oracle
Top Related 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
1 953 (7.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 901 (7.53%) WebLogic
3 898 (7.50%) Tomcat
4 866 (7.24%) JBoss
5 829 (6.93%) WebSphere
6 553 (4.62%) Apache
7 378 (3.16%) IIS
8 310 (2.59%) SharePoint
9 259 (2.16%) OpenStack
10 255 (2.13%) Apache Spark
11 228 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
12 204 (1.70%) CMS
13 187 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
14 183 (1.53%) Oracle Service Bus
15 151 (1.26%) Jetty
16 150 (1.25%) Confluence
17 135 (1.13%) Apache Solr
18 133 (1.11%) SAS
19 122 (1.02%) CloudStack
20 114 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 989 (8.27%) MS Excel
2 347 (2.90%) MS Office
3 92 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 85 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 63 (0.53%) MS Project
6 20 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.12%) SPSS
8 13 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.067%) Simulink
10 6 (0.050%) EngageOne
11 5 (0.042%) Weka
12 4 (0.033%) InDesign
13 3 (0.025%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.017%) ArcInfo
15 1 (0.008%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.008%) Blender
15 1 (0.008%) Maple
15 1 (0.008%) Siemens NX
15 1 (0.008%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 763 (6.38%) Oracle EBS
2 488 (4.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 316 (2.64%) Oracle Financials
4 314 (2.62%) Oracle Applications
5 233 (1.95%) Oracle Payables
6 215 (1.80%) Oracle ERP
7 198 (1.65%) Oracle Receivables
8 132 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
9 127 (1.06%) Oracle 11i
10 121 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
11 120 (1.00%) Oracle Assets
12 108 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
13 105 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
14 93 (0.78%) Oracle ASCP
14 93 (0.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 89 (0.74%) Oracle Cash Management
16 83 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
17 74 (0.62%) NetSuite
18 72 (0.60%) HFM
19 70 (0.58%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 797 (6.66%) Amazon AWS
2 541 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 379 (3.17%) SaaS
4 235 (1.96%) PaaS
5 198 (1.65%) IaaS
6 132 (1.10%) Office 365
7 116 (0.97%) GitHub
8 96 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
9 67 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
10 59 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
11 43 (0.36%) Taleo
12 39 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
13 38 (0.32%) Google Analytics
14 36 (0.30%) Oracle CX
15 30 (0.25%) Boomi
16 26 (0.22%) G Suite
17 23 (0.19%) Amazon S3
17 23 (0.19%) OpenShift
18 22 (0.18%) Yammer
19 17 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 341 (2.85%) Firewall
2 292 (2.44%) HTTP
3 286 (2.39%) SAN
4 250 (2.09%) TCP/IP
5 249 (2.08%) Internet
6 210 (1.75%) LAN
7 209 (1.75%) WAN
8 197 (1.65%) DNS
9 186 (1.55%) SSL
10 165 (1.38%) LDAP
11 142 (1.19%) NAS
12 93 (0.78%) FTP
13 79 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
13 79 (0.66%) iSCSI
14 78 (0.65%) DHCP
15 70 (0.58%) Kerberos
16 57 (0.48%) VPN
17 56 (0.47%) Multicast
18 53 (0.44%) Network Security
18 53 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3284 (27.44%) SQL Server
2 2291 (19.15%) Oracle Database
3 1514 (12.65%) Relational Database
4 1424 (11.90%) MySQL
5 1035 (8.65%) Data Warehouse
6 852 (7.12%) RDBMS
7 826 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 778 (6.50%) Oracle Reports
9 667 (5.57%) NoSQL
10 640 (5.35%) Big Data
11 631 (5.27%) MongoDB
12 588 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 567 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
14 537 (4.49%) Hadoop
15 489 (4.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 402 (3.36%) Oracle BI EE
17 398 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
18 393 (3.28%) DB2
19 340 (2.84%) BusinessObjects
20 336 (2.81%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 666 (5.57%) Git (software)
2 617 (5.16%) Jenkins
3 578 (4.83%) Subversion
4 556 (4.65%) JIRA
5 552 (4.61%) Maven
6 416 (3.48%) Selenium
7 412 (3.44%) Oracle Forms
8 324 (2.71%) JUnit
9 254 (2.12%) Eclipse
10 253 (2.11%) Oracle APEX
11 237 (1.98%) Visual Studio
12 230 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
13 223 (1.86%) Ant
14 186 (1.55%) Cucumber
14 186 (1.55%) TeamCity
15 178 (1.49%) Gradle
16 175 (1.46%) Talend Open Studio
17 142 (1.19%) Toad
18 111 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 100 (0.84%) Hudson
General
1 3854 (32.21%) Finance
2 1086 (9.08%) Banking
3 907 (7.58%) Retail
4 436 (3.64%) Manufacturing
5 358 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 342 (2.86%) Marketing
7 208 (1.74%) Advertising
8 187 (1.56%) Investment Banking
9 167 (1.40%) Financial Institution
10 166 (1.39%) Front Office
11 153 (1.28%) Back Office
12 125 (1.04%) Legal
13 121 (1.01%) Publishing
14 118 (0.99%) Games
15 105 (0.88%) Billing
16 84 (0.70%) General Ledger
17 75 (0.63%) Electronics
18 62 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
19 58 (0.48%) Military
20 42 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3884 (32.46%) Developer
2 1625 (13.58%) Analyst
3 1275 (10.66%) Java Developer
4 1255 (10.49%) Architect
5 1108 (9.26%) Consultant
6 845 (7.06%) Oracle Developer
7 835 (6.98%) Senior Developer
8 761 (6.36%) DBA
9 506 (4.23%) Applications Support
10 499 (4.17%) Administrator
11 497 (4.15%) Support Analyst
12 487 (4.07%) Oracle DBA
13 467 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
14 462 (3.86%) .NET Developer
15 440 (3.68%) Senior Java Developer
16 438 (3.66%) SQL Developer
17 417 (3.48%) C# Developer
18 381 (3.18%) Oracle Consultant
19 380 (3.18%) Software Developer
20 331 (2.77%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1734 (14.49%) .NET
2 1676 (14.01%) HTML
3 1386 (11.58%) XML
4 1312 (10.96%) Web Services
5 1217 (10.17%) CSS
6 1109 (9.27%) Spring
7 849 (7.10%) J2EE
8 819 (6.84%) Middleware
9 788 (6.59%) AngularJS
10 740 (6.18%) SOAP
11 670 (5.60%) Hibernate
12 634 (5.30%) ASP.NET
13 585 (4.89%) jQuery
14 523 (4.37%) Java EE
15 507 (4.24%) REST
16 489 (4.09%) HTML5
17 425 (3.55%) JMS
18 352 (2.94%) RESTful
19 351 (2.93%) Oracle Fusion
20 334 (2.79%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1182 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1027 (8.58%) Computer Science
3 483 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
4 444 (3.71%) Management Information System
5 301 (2.52%) Data Centre
6 217 (1.81%) Fintech
7 180 (1.50%) Replication
8 174 (1.45%) Clustering
9 170 (1.42%) User Experience
10 137 (1.14%) Mobile App
11 125 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 115 (0.96%) Algorithms
13 112 (0.94%) Client/Server
14 110 (0.92%) Virtual Team
15 107 (0.89%) Derivative
16 97 (0.81%) Hedge funds
17 95 (0.79%) PKI
18 93 (0.78%) Life Science
19 90 (0.75%) Data Structures
20 89 (0.74%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2736 (22.86%) Linux
2 1978 (16.53%) Unix
3 1732 (14.47%) Windows
4 523 (4.37%) Windows Server
5 464 (3.88%) Solaris
6 406 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 172 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 167 (1.40%) Android
9 160 (1.34%) Apple iOS
10 150 (1.25%) AIX
11 144 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 99 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
13 89 (0.74%) CentOS
14 64 (0.53%) Windows 7
15 57 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
16 55 (0.46%) HPUX
17 45 (0.38%) Debian
17 45 (0.38%) SUSE
17 45 (0.38%) Ubuntu
18 37 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3418 (28.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1513 (12.64%) Business Intelligence
3 1247 (10.42%) Scrum
4 1181 (9.87%) ETL
5 1044 (8.72%) ERP
6 1029 (8.60%) Software Engineering
7 994 (8.31%) ITIL
8 988 (8.26%) SOA
9 949 (7.93%) Continuous Integration
10 870 (7.27%) DevOps
11 835 (6.98%) SDLC
12 811 (6.78%) TDD
13 807 (6.74%) Project Management
14 779 (6.51%) OO
15 766 (6.40%) Performance Tuning
16 748 (6.25%) MVC
17 735 (6.14%) Analytics
18 729 (6.09%) Mentoring
19 681 (5.69%) CRM
20 670 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6123 (51.17%) SQL
2 3927 (32.82%) Java
3 1989 (16.62%) PL/SQL
4 1832 (15.31%) JavaScript
5 1617 (13.51%) C#
6 1086 (9.08%) Python
7 753 (6.29%) Shell Script
8 628 (5.25%) Perl
9 543 (4.54%) C++
10 478 (3.99%) Bash Shell
11 472 (3.94%) C
12 446 (3.73%) T-SQL
13 406 (3.39%) PHP
14 344 (2.87%) Ruby
15 305 (2.55%) PowerShell
16 221 (1.85%) VBA
17 197 (1.65%) Scala
18 193 (1.61%) VB
19 190 (1.59%) VB.NET
20 157 (1.31%) Go
Qualifications
1 1930 (16.13%) Degree
2 493 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 271 (2.26%) SC Cleared
4 247 (2.06%) ISEB
5 174 (1.45%) ISTQB
6 172 (1.44%) Oracle Certification
7 153 (1.28%) DV Cleared
8 145 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 125 (1.04%) CISSP
10 122 (1.02%) OCP
11 115 (0.96%) CISA
12 106 (0.89%) PMP
13 104 (0.87%) PMI Certification
14 97 (0.81%) CISM
15 87 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 76 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
17 57 (0.48%) PhD
18 51 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
19 49 (0.41%) MCSE
20 48 (0.40%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 599 (5.01%) QA
2 305 (2.55%) SLA
3 175 (1.46%) Data Quality
4 71 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 69 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 53 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 33 (0.28%) PMO
8 28 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 23 (0.19%) COBIT
10 19 (0.16%) IFRS
11 16 (0.13%) HL7
12 15 (0.13%) MiFID
13 14 (0.12%) EMIR
14 13 (0.11%) IFRS 9
14 13 (0.11%) Solvency II
15 10 (0.084%) GAMP
15 10 (0.084%) PMBOK
16 9 (0.075%) Dodd-Frank
17 8 (0.067%) ISO 14001
17 8 (0.067%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 550 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 351 (2.93%) Oracle RAC
3 343 (2.87%) Active Directory
4 253 (2.11%) Hyper-V
5 190 (1.59%) Xen
6 179 (1.50%) vSphere
7 164 (1.37%) Docker
8 133 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
9 130 (1.09%) XenServer
10 102 (0.85%) NFS
11 74 (0.62%) KVM
12 52 (0.43%) SRDF
13 49 (0.41%) Samba
13 49 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
14 44 (0.37%) VMware ESX
15 41 (0.34%) XenApp
16 32 (0.27%) iptables
17 31 (0.26%) HDFS
18 21 (0.18%) Firmware
19 19 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 516 (4.31%) Puppet
2 372 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
3 290 (2.42%) Ansible
4 257 (2.15%) Oracle RMAN
5 231 (1.93%) Data Guard
6 157 (1.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 149 (1.25%) Tivoli
8 140 (1.17%) Nagios
9 110 (0.92%) Salt
10 100 (0.84%) Kibana
11 95 (0.79%) NetBackup
12 88 (0.74%) Cobbler
13 87 (0.73%) logstash
14 86 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
15 80 (0.67%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
16 71 (0.59%) Control-M
17 54 (0.45%) Kubernetes
18 45 (0.38%) SCVMM
19 40 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
20 39 (0.33%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 1820 (15.21%) Microsoft
2 889 (7.43%) SAP
3 817 (6.83%) IBM
4 738 (6.17%) VMware
5 521 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 426 (3.56%) Sybase
7 414 (3.46%) Informatica
8 362 (3.03%) HP
9 342 (2.86%) Cisco
10 305 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
11 231 (1.93%) EMC
12 226 (1.89%) Tableau
13 209 (1.75%) Cognos
14 208 (1.74%) TIBCO
15 191 (1.60%) Sun
16 190 (1.59%) NetApp
17 187 (1.56%) Hyperion
18 176 (1.47%) Teradata
19 175 (1.46%) Google
19 175 (1.46%) Talend
South East London
Ease IT
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum base.
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + £70,000 + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum 25% bonus, 10% pension
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus outstanding benefits including car
Posted: 2 days ago
Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 16% Pension + Healthcare + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Braintree, Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits pension, holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £21,000 to £22,000 per annum benefits inc pension & share ownersh
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + £75,000 + Brilliant Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Cloud Computing International
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum up to 20% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + 10% bonus & good corporate bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago