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Get the cloud: today you'll find tens of thousands of cloud-related jobs. A decade ago? Not so much. Ditto with DevOps jobs: try searching for "DevOps engineer" at any major site and see what we mean.
The numbers related to the work for blockchain, on the other hand, reflect that we are long before the adoption curve, especially in larger and consolidated companies. This also fits the general sentiment that while there is a lot of buzz around the blockchain and some cases of early use, CIOs are not necessarily taking advantage of the significant adoption of blockchain in their organizations.
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Employers seeking to recruit blockchain talents are more likely to consider a remote work arrangement.
The control of the labor market related to the blockchain also reveals a history of scarcity: Not so much the works themselves, which seem destined to grow in number in the coming months and years, but also in talent. For example, a company's data (which you will find below) indicates that employers seeking to recruit blockchain talents are more likely to consider a remote work arrangement than other companies, a sign of the flexibility needed to engage people . [19659002Anchel'assunzionedifreelanceperleabilitàblockchainèinpienoboomsecondoUpwork-scaveremoancheneiloronumeriquisottoLasocietàhascrittoinunrecentecomunicatostampa:"Blockchainèinaugeperessereilnuovo'Cloud'del21century"Questaaffermazioneèpiuttostoaudacedatoilmassiccioruolo(ancoraincrescita)delcloudinITSonopassatimoltigiorniprimaperblockchainnell'Company
There are jobs related to Blockchain, but in much lower quantities than the cloud or to other main categories. We analyze 11 statistics (and then some) – all current at the time of writing – as a measure of the general state of blockchain processes and blockchain projects in the enterprise.
372: The number of open positions listed on the newly created Coindesk Career Center board, launched in May 2018 – in turn a sign of a growing and nascent labor market.
The 6 main blockchain job categories: As an indicator of where most of the current recruitments related to the blockchain are taking place, consider the first six categories of work on the Coindesk site based on the number of Open announcements: Infrastructure (152), Professional services (67), Trading and tools (61), Consulting firms (54), financial services and products (51) and 2.0 payments (46). (Note: the numbers here reflect that jobs can be cross-listed in different categories, which is why they add up to exceed the total of 372 jobs.)
Perhaps not surprisingly, the finance and payment side of the blockchain – the most evident in the fever on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies – dominates, as well as the need for the underlying infrastructure needed for blockchain applications.
So too does the seemingly budding ecosystem of cottage industries around blockchain, like consulting firms.
12: The number of jobs published in the Blockchain Enterprise Platforms category on the Coindesk Career Center.
$ 120,000 – $ 160,000: The salary range for one of those company positions, a product architect / full stack React developer at the start of the Skuchain supply chain. Interesting note: the company is also publicizing a DevOps engineer position on the same pay scale.
$ 250,000: The highest end of the annual salary range (starting at $ 90,000) for a blockchain research position at SeeleTech based in San Francisco. The figure (and the wide range) seems to reflect the wish list for the position, which observes the preferences for someone with a PhD. and research experience not only in blockchain but also in A.I. and algorithms and programming capabilities in at least one language. The cryptography experience and previous scientific publications are listed as "an advantage". Oh, and if you've been camping in a university lab for the last seven years to develop this combination of research and technical skills, you might also want to note: They're looking for someone with good communication skills.
18% of CIOs say that blockchain skills are the most difficult to find in any technology: Gartner survey
9,577: The number of positions returned for a worldwide keyword search "Blockchain" on the LinkedIn job search tool. That number is reduced to 2,019 when looking for "engineer blockchain". Skip to 39.810 if you search for "blockchain developer", but do not be fooled: the results include thousands of developer positions that are not really focused on the blockchain.
37 percent of jobs blockchain-related companies are easy to use, compared to about 15% of other companies, according to AngelList data. The site specializes in technology startup jobs and in the connection of angel investors with start-ups seeking funding. This is a probable indicator of the lack of qualified talents.
Required jurisdiction n. 1: Number one Blockchain Competence on the freelance recruitment site List of Upwork Competencies with the fastest growing demand in the first quarter of 2018; it is the result of over 5,000 categories of skills on the site.
6,000 percent : year-over-year growth in the demand for blockchain skill on Upwork, according to the company, which also notes that the category had grown by over 2000% for the quarter for three quarters starting from the first quarter 2018.
23%: The percentage of 293 CIO, according to a recent Gartner survey, who were already investing in a blockchain project (or in the short-term planning phase of the launch of a & # 39; initiative), which stated that among the technological categories, blockchain requires the most new skills to be implemented.
18 percent: The percentage of CIO in the same Gartner survey this said that blockchain skills are the most difficult to find in any technology. Interestingly, 13% also said that a blockchain implementation would require changing the IT department structure itself.
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