Crypto and Blockchain Jobs Up by 26% Since 2018 and Less Volatile, Latest Study Shows

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A recent November 2019 study by employment search company, Indeed, has revealed that blockchain and cryptocurrency industry employment opportunities are up by 26 percent between 2018 – 2019.

The study, which looked at both searches and employment listings in the industry, has also revealed the skyrocketing demand for these jobs by a factor of 1, 457% between September 2015 – September 2019 period.

Interestingly, the share of searches per million for jobs have decreased by 53% despite the increased job postings.

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One of the proposed reasons for this increased trend is the long-term potential of the technology and the industry’s expansion well beyond the financial sector and interest among more established firms not directly related to cryptocurrencies in addition to a sprinkling of crypto startups in the space.

Below is a list of the top 5 cryptocurrency tech jobs:

  • Software engineer
  • Senior software engineer
  • Software architect
  • Full-Stack developer
  • Front-end Developer

A list of the top 10 companies doing the most hiring for crypto and blockchain jobs is shown below:

  • Deloitte
  • IBM
  • Accenture
  • Cisco
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Ernst & Young
  • Coinbase
  • Overstock.com
  • Ripple
  • Verizon

From the above list, two of the Big Four accounting firms make the top 10, along with tech giant IBM. This is because consulting firms are hiring blockchain talent to advise clients on how to apply these new technologies.

Indeed also recently published a blog post titled ‘5 Careers Driving Fintech‘ which listed the 5 skillsets most in demand in fintech below:

  • Cybersecurity engineer
  • Data scientist
  • Blockchain developer
  • Product manager
  • Cloud engineer

Interestingly, the post mentioned the above skillsets also encompass insurance, investment management, eCommerce, and payment platforms, which means more opportunity for anyone who has any of the aforementioned skills.

Another separate research which analyzed 158 companies exclusively involved in blockchain and cryptocurrencies recently showed that 42 percent of employees work at digital exchanges.

Indeed expects blockchain jobs offer to continue trending up through 2020 despite extreme crypto price volatility and regulatory uncertainty in the space.

 

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