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Despite the crypto-winter, which has led to widespread redundancies of blockchain and cryptocurrency industry workers in recent months, there are still many jobs in this area.
According to information gathered by Glassdoor’s Hard Fork, the US is leading the way when it comes to blockchain jobs, followed by the UK and Canada. But if you see who sets it becomes interesting. How We Did It
Hard Fork glanced at Glassdoor to find all the jobs that had the word “blockchain” anywhere in the job list, from around the world.
These included all vacancies involved in this area, roles in development, marketing and more. The US takes the prize
Glassdoor currently has 5,71 1 blockchain jobs worldwide. At present, employers in the US account for around half, with 2,616 vacancies.
The UK is runner-up with 1,015 Blockchain jobs, followed by Canada with 243 vacancies.
“Blockchain Engineer” is the most common job, but this is especially the presumption of everyone. The title is certainly wide enough to perform a whole range of tasks.
“Senior Software Engineer” and “Blockchain Developer” are the second and third most common job titles.
These are the types of jobs that Facebook has advertised. No wonder, because Social Media Goliath has a secret, 50-member team working on its alleged blockchain and cryptocurrency projects. Who hires?
The table below shows the number of jobs around the Blockchain globe, by the employer.
(Please note that we could only gather information from the first 3,500 jobs in the currently 5,711 jobs offered worldwide.
In the top 10 companies offering careers in Blockchain, only three refer to cryptocurrencies: Foris Limited, Crypto.
com, and Wirex.
The rest are all known names like IBM, Ernst & Young (EY). , Oracle, Accenture, Deloitte and PwC. Of course, these do not traditionally have anything to do with Blockchain, but they all start to come into play.
Recently, EY announced the launch of its cryptocurrency taxation tool for investors, and IBM has been working on its enterprise blockchain solutions for some time. On closer inspection, these settings are not completely surprising.
If we look further down the list, more understandable names like Ripple and ConsenSys will appear. However, less than half of the companies in the top 20 are dedicated blockchain startups or directly connected to the cryptocurrency.
It seems that interest in the development of the cryptocurrency is waning, the institutional interest in blockchain technology remains and much of the development takes place in the US.
It should be noted that a report from PwC last year revealed that China was the second largest developer of blockchain technology after the United States. The tables are expected to turn around by 2023 and China will assume the role of the world leader in blockchain technology. So there is still a long way to go if this is the case.
It’s worth remembering too, but keep in mind that Glassdoor is an English-language website that may skew the results a bit.
Nevertheless, in the English-speaking countries, the US dominates with blockchain employment, and only a small fraction of jobs even depend on cryptocurrency.
Want to know more about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology? Take a look at our hard-fork track at the TNW 2019. Published March 8, 2019 – 11:02 UTC.