Demand for blockchain engineers has skyrocketed since last year

According to a study conducted by Hired, Blockchain has seen a 400% increase in blockchain engineering roles since the beginning of 2017, even as cryptocurrency continues to teeter-totter.


October 23, 2018

Demand for blockchain engineers has skyrocketed since last year

Turns out, everyone is so fixated on the crypto crash that no one’s paying attention to its less flashy parent technology: blockchain.

And guess what? Unlike the never-ending roller coaster of the digital currency market, blockchain technology is still thriving.

A new study by San Francisco tech recruitment firm Hired shows that Blockchain engineers are making between $150k and $175k on average — heartily surpassing the typical software engineer’s $135k salary.

It’s called ‘supply and demand,’ ever heard of it?

Since 2017, Hired has seen demand for blockchain engineering roles hike 400% — that’s two zeros, people.

CNBC reports that the demand from large companies like Facebook, Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft (and don’t you forget about Overstock.com) has gone way up, making listings for a little engineering on the b-chain a white-hot commodity.

Closing in on the Big Kahuna: AI

Hired’s study also shows that blockchain engineering is the second-highest-paying specialized engineer role, only behind developers in artificial intelligence.

And this is happening on a global scale: Back in August, Asia saw a 50% rise in roles related to blockchain, despite the Chinese government’s incredibly strict policies on digital currency.

A chip off the ol’ blockchain

Multiple Blockchain engineers told CNBC that those who want to specialize in blockchain should know networking, database design, and cryptography computing skills.

Anyone hiring for a ‘highly skilled Sims 2 player’?

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