Glassdoor, one of the world’s leading job-search websites, has found that the demand for Blockchain-related jobs has risen by over 300%, compared to last year. Furthermore, the average Blockchain-related job vacancy in the USA is offering $84,884, which is almost 62% greater than the average salary in the USA. The majority of US Blockchain-vacancies are in New York and San Francisco but globally, according to Glasshouse, over 60% of organizations advertising Blockchain jobs are outside of the USA with London, Singapore, Toronto, Hong Kong and Berlin being the most frequent locations being cited.
KPMG has identified four skillsets, it believes are required if you are looking for a job in the Blockchain sector, as it expects to see more and more companies hiring staff to work on Blockchain projects this year.
Mastercard has just posted 28 Blockchain-related positions at its San Francisco office, stating it is looking for “In-depth knowledge of the Blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystems, including in-depth knowledge of evolving cryptocurrencies and national digital currencies”.
The demand for Blockchain jobs has not gone unnoticed by universities, and here is a list of just 15 that are currently offering academic courses for people to hone their Blockchain skills. If night study or distant training is more suitable, then here is a list of 10 online Blockchain-certification courses you may wish to check out.
Undoubtedly, there are more and more job vacancies available for those looking to work in the Blockchain sector on a global basis, and the range of skills required are not just mathematical and programming. Higher educational establishments are responding and offering an array of residential and online courses to slate the thirst for qualifications to those giving a better understanding of how Blockchain technology works.