The following charts show the salary and demand statistics for various Operating Systems. The data is taken from the analysis of job advertisements in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia.

Operating system popularity in the USA

OS popularity in USA

  • The look for Operating Systems has been very stable this quarter, owing to employment in this area being mainly focused on established corporations.
  • Demand for Windows Server in the USA has fallen to meet with Unix.
  • Windows Vista, 2000, and NT roles continue to be advertised.
  • RedHat skills continue to lead the demand for *nix operating systems.

Operating system popularity in Great Britain

OS popularity in GB

  • As with the USA, salaries and demand for operating system skills remain very steady in the UK and Great Britain.
  • Salaries offered for Unix continue to remain high and haven't moved since the slight fall in February.
  • Windows Server skills still dominate in GB.
  • RedHat continues to be the most popular *nix flavour in Great Britain, although with demand only slightly ahead of Ubuntu.

Operating system popularity in Australia

OS popularity in Australia

About this analysis

  • When reading these charts, the lower the demand for a skill, the less reliable the salary indicators become. It only takes a handful of jobs to shift the average.

  • Job data is extremely useful as it's plentiful and provides a lot of fascinating and interesting aspects to work with. It also has its challenges. You should read our full disclosure about the analysis for an insight into these challenges.