The number of job postings for specialists in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry has increased by 26% in the total mass of vacancies since 2018, according to a new study by the Indeed portal. The observed dynamics is a continuation of the four year trend, which indicates a sector growth of 1,457%.
Over the same period, the number of search queries for such vacancies fell by 53%, continuing the downtrend, the company said. The enthusiasm of the applicants peaked at the maximum of the cryptocurrency market at the end of 2017, but has since been gradually weakening.
The most sought-after employees in the cryptocurrency industry were software developers, software architects, full-stack developers, and user interface developers.
The five major employers in the blockchain industry are Collins Aerospace, Deloitte, Cisco, Accenture, and IBM. Coinbase took the seventh palce, Overstock – the eighth, Ripple – the ninth, Circle – the eleventh, Kraken – the twelfth, ConsenSys – the thirteenth, banks JPMorgan Chase and Signature – the fourteenth and fifteenth, respectively. Verizon, the only mobile operator in the list, was in tenth place among crypto companies.
Indeed analysts expect the number of job openings in the industry to continue to grow in 2020, “even in the face of extreme cryptocurrency price volatility and regulatory uncertainty.”