10 Top Distributions in Demand to Get Your Dream Job





We are coming up with a series of five articles which aims at making you aware of the top skills which will help you in getting yours dream job. In this competitive world you can not rely on one skill. You need to have balanced set of skills. There is no measure of a balanced skill set except a few conventions and statistics which changes from time-to-time.

The below article and remaining to follow is the result of close study of job boards, posting and requirements of various IT Companies across the globe of last three months. The statistics keeps on changing as the demand and market changes. We will try our best to update the list when there is any major changes.

1. Windows

The operating System developed by Microsoft not only dominates the PC market but it is also the most sought OS skill from job perspective irrespective of all the odds and criticism that follows. It has shown a growth in demand which equals to 0.1% in the last quarter.

Latest Stable Release : Windows 8.1

2. Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a commercial Linux Distribution developed by Red Hat Inc. It is one of the Most widely used Linux distribution specially in corporates and production. It comes at number two having a overall growth in demand which equals to 17%in the last quarter.

Latest Stable Release : RedHat Enterprise Linux 7.1

3. Solaris

The UNIX Operating System developed by Sun Microsystems and now owned by Oracle Inc. comes at number three. It has shown a growth in demand which equals to 14% in the last quarter.

Latest Stable Release : Oracle Solaris 10 1/13

4. AIX

Advanced Interactive eXecutive is a Proprietary Unix Operating System by IBM stands at number four. It has shown a growth in demand which equals to 11% in the last quarter.

Latest Stable Release : AIX 7

5. Android

One of the most widely used open source operating system designed specially for mobile, tablet computers and wearable gadgets is now owned by Google Inc. comes at number five. It has shown a growth in demand which equals to 4% in the last quarter.

Latest Stable Release : Android 5.1 aka Lollipop

6. CentOS

Community Enterprise Operating System is a Linux distribution derived from RedHat Enterprise Linux. It comes at sixth position in the list. Market has shown a growth in demand which is nearly 22% for CentOS, in the last quarter.





Latest Stable Release : CentOS 7

7. Ubuntu

The Linux Operating System designed for Humans and designed by Canonicals Ltd. Ubuntu comes at position seventh. It has shown a growth in demand which equals to 11% in the last quarter.
Latest Stable Release :

  1. Ubuntu 14.10 (9 months security and maintenance update).
  2. Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

8. Suse

Suse is a Linux operating System owned by Novell. The Linux distribution is famous for YaST configuration tool. It comes at position eight. It has shown a growth in demand which equals to 8%in the last quarter.

Latest Stable Release : 13.2

9. Debian

The very famous Linux Operating System, mother of 100’s of Distro and closest to GNU comes at number nine. It has shown a decline in demand which is nearly 9% in the last quarter.

Latest Stable Release : Debian 7.8

10. HP-UX

The Proprietary UNIX Operating System designed by Hewlett-Packard comes at number ten. It has shown a decline in the last quarter by 5%.

Latest Stable Release : 11i v3 Update 13




1 Windows 0.1% +
2 RedHat 17% +
3 Solaris 14% +
4 AIX 11% +
5 Android 4% +
6 CentOS 22% +
7 Ubuntu 11% +
8 Suse 8% +
9 Debian 9% –
10 HP-UX 5% –

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