A report from LinkedIn on new jobs indicates that blockchain developer positions are the most sought after today, with the number of offers multiplied by 33.
The craze for blockchain technology continues to grow. It is not the bursting of the speculative bubble in cryptocurrencies that will, it seems, turn the tide.
As evidenced by a report published by LinkedIn on “Emerging jobs”.
In the United States, according to this report, blockchain developers are in high demand. At such a speed that these offers published on the professional social network have multiplied by 33 compared to 2017.
LinkedIn goes so far as to rank the American cities where there are the most vacancies in this field.
San Francisco is in pole position, followed by New York and Atlanta.
Specific knowledge in high demand
Among the skills required, we will not be surprised to see that Solidity (programming language for Ethereum smart contracts) and Node.js appear in many offers. Developers with knowledge of Golang (Hyperledger Fabric) and Rust (Hyperledger Indy) are also likely to be in high demand.
As for the most demanding companies, we find IBM (present in the blockchain with offers centered around Hyperledger Fabric), ConsenSys (start-up specializing in the creation of decentralized applications on Ethereum) and Chainyard (consulting in the field of blockchain).
The blockchain emancipated from cryptos
We will be surprised to find ConsenSys in the LinkedIn report. The company recently indicated that it was going to lay off nearly 13% of its employees. A backlash that the company blames on the significant drop in crypto prices. Joseph Lubin, founder and CEO of ConsenSys, however, explains that he wants to go ahead with a restructuring called ConsenSys 2.0.
The demand for blockchain developers is expected to keep growing. On the occasion of the Hyperledger Global Forum which was held in Basel from December 12 to 16, Nicolas Hersog, CEO of BlockchainHero (start-up based in Montpellier), testified to Silicon.fr of the difficulty of find profiles to work on the blockchain.
If the fall of crypto-currencies may suggest that it will lead in its wake that of the blockchain, it is not.
Companies are moving more and more towards DaPPs intended for companies with private and non-public blockchains as for cryptos.
The Hyperledger forum is the perfect illustration of this, with an entire ecosystem that revolves around 5 frameworks (Fabric, Sawtooth, Burrow, Indy and the Japanese Iroha) corresponding to as many types of decentralized applications. While Fabric remains the standard, Indy is favored by companies and organizations (such as Sovrin) that develop blockchain-based digital identity systems.
AI is also not being outdone, since in the space of a year, the number of engineering positions specializing in machine learning (machine learning) has multiplied by 12.
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