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