Stephen O'Grady (RedMonk) recently published on SlideShare a sample of his report on the "State of Novell". Of course, I had a twisted look at it with an Ubuntu perspective, and while some of the data was already known to me, a few elements caught my attention.
First of all, the job trend graph from indeed.com shows that job offers with some sort of Ubuntu skill are steadily growing:
(revision 18/03/11: using an updated graph showing debian as well as suggested by jef in comments)
Second and third graphs measuring mentions of Ubuntu against others in StackOverflow and Hacker News that show the same steady growth which in this case dominates these 2 medias.
Looks good, doesn't it?