A latest examine by recruiting website Glassdoor published Oct. 18 discovered that crypto and blockchain-related job alternatives considerably elevated within the U.S. this 12 months, regardless of the droop in cryptocurrency costs.
In the middle of its evaluation, Glassdoor examined a lot of on-line U.S. job postings on their website containing key phrases associated to blockchain, Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency. To make sure extra accuracy, the corporate additionally included extra normal blockchain-related phrases, whereas excluding jobs from third-party recruiting companies. To estimate salaries, Glassdoor used its “Know Your Price” instrument.
Per the report, as of August 2018 there have been 1,775 distinctive blockchain-related job openings within the U.S., whereas right now final 12 months there have been 446 comparable job adverts, which represents a 300 % year-over-year enhance.
The very best proportion of job openings is concentrated in 15 cities, together with New York Metropolis and San Francisco, with 24 and 21 % of whole job adverts respectively. They’re adopted by San Jose, Chicago, and Seattle, with 6, 5 and four % respectively. The highest 15 cities collectively represent 79 % of blockchain-related job adverts within the U.S., whereas the remaining 21 % are distributed throughout the remainder of the nation.
Essentially the most in-demand blockchain roles are primarily technical and engineering, with software program engineer because the clear chief, comprising 19 % of whole job listings. Extra broadly, engineering, expertise, and science roles characterize 55 % of whole job openings.
Regardless of the management of tech roles, Glassdoor notes the necessity for analyst relations supervisor, product supervisor, danger analyst, and advertising supervisor roles as properly. Notably, such roles as merchants and funding analysts will not be listed within the prime 15 occupations.
By way of predominating employers within the area, Glassdoor highlights blockchain software program expertise agency ConsenSys and IBM, with over 200 associated job openings every, in addition to crypto exchanges Coinbase and Kraken, tech firm Oracle, and fintech agency Determine. Skilled companies giants Accenture and KPMG are additionally hiring blockchain-related roles. Glassdoor famous the absence of job openings from Facebook, Google and Apple.
Glassdoor’s “Know Your Price” device revealed that the median base wage within the blockchain area is $84,884 per 12 months, which is $32,423, or 61.eight %, greater than the U.S. median wage of $52,461 per 12 months. In whole, salaries vary from $36,046 per 12 months to $223,667 per 12 months. Per the report, greater salaries are defined by the placement and nature of the roles accessible, whereas excessive ability occupations like software program engineers already require excessive salaries.
In August, Cointelegraph reported a 50 % enhance within the variety of roles associated to blockchain or cryptocurrencies in Asian markets — Australia, India, Singapore and Malaysia — since 2017, the place builders expert within the Python language programming are among the many most coveted candidates.