Apple CEO Steve Jobs has won a technology industry popularity contest.

Jobs is followed (in this order) by internet pioneer Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Microsoft's Bill Gates. Other leading technology lights making it to the list include: Linus Tovalds in fifth place and Arthur C Clarke in seventh place.

"Fame and fortune has rarely been their immediate spur. A passion for changing the world through technology is the hallmark of the IT Greats," says ComputerWeekly.

On Jobs, the magazine writes: "Whether his next creation changes the world like the Apple II, or turns out to bomb like the Apple Lisa, his place in computing history is guaranteed."