Blockchain technology is creating more and more jobs in the USA. Despite the bear year 2018, the number of job offers from US blockchain companies has increased by 300 percent.
While the crypto market around Bitcoin & Co. is currently moving sideways at best, blockchain-related occupations in the USA and elsewhere can record significant growth. This is the result of the latest analysis of the Glassdoor job and evaluation portal.
Glassdoor searched its own database and found significant growth in job offers in the crypto sector. Glassdoor recorded 1,775 job offers (as of August 2018) for this sector – 1,329 more than in the previous year.
Two cities dominate in particular: New York and San Francisco, with 24 and 21 percent respectively, are by far the cities with the most unfilled block-chain jobs in the USA. San Diego in California ranks third with a share of only 6 percent. After all, around 21 percent of jobs are spread across the whole country beyond the metropolises.
The profession of software developer is particularly in demand. At 19 percent, just under every fifth job offer relates to this occupational field. The second most frequently sought are intermediaries between companies and technology analysts (analyst relations), followed by product managers.
At the forefront: ConsenSys and IBM
Companies appear to be willing to reward blockchain expertise accordingly. Glassdoor’s figures show that occupations in this sector generate an average annual income of 84,884 US dollars. This is significantly more than the US average, which Glassdoor estimates at 52,461 US dollars in an August 2018 report. Depending on the occupational profile and location, annual salaries in the US blockchain industry range between 36,000 and 224,000 US dollars.
Most employees are looking for IBM and ConsenSys. With 214 jobs each, they are together responsible for almost a quarter of the job advertisements. The Coinbase crypto exchange ranks third (4 percent or 63 offers).
Glassdoor also took a look at the international blockchain hubs. This is where most experts are sought in London, followed by Singapore, Toronto, Hong Kong – and Berlin.
Anyone looking around for blockchain jobs in Germany (even outside Berlin) might want to take a look at our job exchange. Who knows, maybe “What with Blockchain” will become the new “What with Media” in the not too distant future?