Updated November 2020
As 2020 comes to a close, we at Oracle University have aggregated enough data to understand the past year's certification trends. When we analyze these in relation to the job market, we unearth interesting insights into work and jobs in the software industry. Certifications that have enjoyed a surge in popularity tell us where job seekers are turning to for their next opportunity.
Another interesting insight comes from comparing this year's most sought after certifications with top 10 certifications from previous years. For example - in 2014, seven out of ten most popular certifications were DBA certifications. As you will soon see, Oracle learners are shifting toward Oracle Cloud infrastructure training and accreditation, indicating the massive market shift toward cloud based databases.
Some interesting insights we've gleaned: this past year has definitely seen a rise in popularity of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) certifications. This makes a lot of sense, given that OCI is rapidly gaining more ground. Technology giants like Zoom are choosing OCI as their infrastructure, that serves hundreds of millions of users worldwide. As global IT gradually shifts to cloud software, job searchers everywhere identify this trend and seek to upskill in the right direction.
Another notable certification in our top 10 is the Java certification. Java was recently ranked as one of the top 5 programming languages, and continues to be a must-have skill in the developer's tool-box. Java gains even more popularity as the Internet of Things increasingly increases its market share. Makers and robotics specialists depend on Java for their everyday research and inventions.
Simply put, Oracle certifications can open doors. By gaining formal recognition of your skills, you can often save time and resources when it is time to market yourself to potential employers. Sometimes even an Oracle badge on your LinkedIn profile can make a difference.
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