Price Increase of Bitcoin Sends Job Vacancies in Blockchain Soaring in the United Kingdom

According to new jobs data, the amount of jobs that are related to blockchain technology is soaring- as well as the interest in the said positions – on the back of the increasing price of bitcoin.

Job vacancies in blockchain tripled last December 2017 to 83 job listings per million, an increase from 26 per million during the same month a year before.

And there were around 73.1 clicks per million from the candidates who are interested in the said jobs, which is up from the 8.8 per million last December 2016.

The jobs site which compiled the figures called Indeed said that interest in blockchain positions are rising at a faster rate, helping end a skills gap that was prominent in 2016 before the technology entered the mainstream. Vacancies had surpassed candidates by four to one at the beginning of last year.

“While the number of opportunities and searches remains modest, Indeed’s data shows companies are increasingly seeking experts to focus on this new technology – and job seekers have been quick to react,” stated Bill Richards, the UK managing director of Indeed.

‘‘It is worth noting that these are specialised roles and they can be hard to fill. However, blockchain is a field that is certainly worth watching as both jobseekers and employers seise the opportunity to capitalise on its potential.’

Currently, Developers are the most in-demand role that is related to blockchain followed by recruiter and software engineer. The average salary for roles that require blockchain expertise is £30,117.

The top 10 blockchain job roles that are most in-demand:

  1. Developer
  2. Recruiter
  3. Software Engineer
  4. Director IT Digital Strategy & Innovation
  5. Java Developer
  6. C# Developer
  7. Senior QA Engineer
  8. Solution & Proposition Architect
  9. Senior Developer
  10. Project Manager