« Laying Down the Law | Main | Cowboy boots »

February 22, 2006

Unix Job Ads

Recently a certain Unix vendor suggested that their particular brand of proprietary Unix was better than other brands because "there are more people in the market who know XXX". How can you test such a claim? Well he suggested looking at job ads. So I did. The three largest on-line ad sites (in Australia) are (as far as I know) Seek, CareerOne and MyCareer.

A quick search reveals (numbers indicate total across all three sites):

Unix Brand# of jobs
Unix (All)900

Note that 25 jobs had no subcategory (i.e. were Unix but not one of the versions I was checking for). These may have been BSD, MacOS X, QNX or similar. The key point was that the vendor's scheme for making his brand look good has backfired. The vendor is in first half of the table :-)

Posted by Ozguru at February 22, 2006 06:00 AM