Regulatory uncertainties regarding the blockchain and the volatility of cryptocurrencies are not holding back recruitments, notes Glassdoor.
Companies are recruiting technical profiles to support their service projects and blockchain applications, the decentralized transaction management technology.
Regulatory uncertainties concerning the blockchain and the volatility of cryptocurrencies are not hindering the recruitment of qualified professionals, on the contrary.
Demand growth is particularly marked in the United States, Glassdoor reports, platform dedicated to employment and career management.
Glassdoor counted 1,775 job openings in the US blockchain ecosystem in August 2018. A figure up 300% from the same period last year.
And the salaries are higher than in other areas.
Across the Atlantic, the median annual salary of blockchain professionals is now close to $ 85,000 (50% earn more, 50% earn less). An amount about 62% higher than the median salary in the United States.
Software engineers and analysts
This level of remuneration is not a surprise. Companies targeting profiles that are already highly sought after by the market. “Companies are primarily looking to fill technical positions, requiring engineering experience and programming skills,” says Glassdoor in its analysis. But not only.
This is evidenced by the five most sought-after profiles in this field in the United States:
1. Software engineer;
2. Responsible for analyst relations;
3. Product manager;
4. Front-end engineer;
5. IT architect.
“Many of these jobs are concentrated in cities that already constitute major poles of talent with technical or financial expertise”, such as New York City and San Francisco. Outside the United States, the trend is similar, adds Glassdoor.
Thus, most “blockchain” job offers in the world come from the main financial and technological centers. London comes first. The British capital is ahead of Singapore and Toronto. Hong Kong and Berlin are also in the top 5.
“These two factors contribute to paying wages above the median wages elsewhere – another strong indicator of long-term investment.”
ConsenSys, IBM, Figure, Coinbase and Oracle are among the main recruiters.
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