Hired Job Marketplace Reports Demand for Blockchain Engineers Escalate by Over 500% in 2018
Hired, a marketplace devoted to helping technology experts connect with their potential employers has recently revealed the statistics on software engineer positions. As per their post, “2019 State of Software Engineers”, demand for blockchain engineers has increased by nearly 517% within a year.
Based on the claims made, such demand was witnessed over the past 12 years in which blockchain skills were highlighted by businesses who’s focus entail anywhere between
“digital identity and smart contracts to workforce management and distributed data storage,”
While one might be surprised by the growth rate – especially considering how calm media coverage on blockchain sphere has become – it has been noted that some titles of said positions do not necessarily include “blockchain” in it, but in fact, do require its notable skills.
As stories revolving hacks and breaches become more and more evident, the need for hires with “security expertise” becomes essential. This has been reflected in the statistics as well, where the search for security engineers has gone up by about 130%. Following the need for blockchain and security engineers, are embedded engineers, with a seeking rate of nearly 76%.
In addition to the demand for blockchain engineers (currently holding first place among the different types), the data suggests that their salaries are just as encouraging.
Hired has grouped the salaries by locations including New York, S.F Bay Area, Toronto, London, and Paris. Interestingly, blockchain engineers can make $137K on average in New York, followed by $155K, $79K, $89K and $67K respectively (all in USD). The aforementioned wages lie among the first three highly-paid positions, which proves that the blockchain sphere is not dying out anytime soon.
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