Blockchain developer has now become the fastest growing job in the United States according to a recent report by LinkedIn.
Blockchain developer leads the way
LinkedIn in its 2018 U.S. Emerging Jobs report revealed that Blockchain developer jobs are the fastest growing and most highly sought after. LinkedIn stated its report that it gathered data from its Economic Graph and used it in analyzing the position that companies are currently hiring above others. The graph was also used to determine the skills related to those positions and the new roles that have emerged over the last half a decade.
The social platform for professionals revealed that the role of blockchain developer has experienced a massive surge over the past few months. It has witnessed an increase of 33 times since 2017 and it is now highly in demand in cities such as San Francisco, New York City, and Atlanta. LinkedIn pointed out that skills such as solidity, blockchain, Ethereum, cryptocurrency, and Node.js are required for users to get hired for this role.
Blockchain developer isn’t the only job, with artificial intelligence (AI) specialists another job that is highly in demand. LinkedIn noted that roughly 6 out of 15 jobs emerging in the market now are related to AI and machine learning. The role has witnessed an increase of 12 times over the past one year. LinkedIn stated that “skills related to AI are starting to infiltrate every industry, not just tech. In fact, AI skills are among the fastest-growing skills on LinkedIn, and globally saw a 190% increase from 2015 to 2017.” Deep learning, machine learning, tensorflow, Apache Spark and natural language processing are some of the skills required for AI specialists.
This statistics isn’t surprising as jobs related to “blockchain,” “Bitcoin,” or “cryptocurrency” surged from 1,800 in 2016 to reach 4,500 by mid this year. A recent search on LinkedIn shows roughly 13,816 records related to blockchain and 2,479 records.
Blockchain jobs on the rise in the U.S.
A report released back in August that looked into job review site Glassdoor indicated that so far this year, over 1,700 vacancies were posted related to blockchain technology by companies in the United States. This is a huge figure and it is three time the figure recorded last year. The report also pointed out that amongst the blockchain jobs posted, 79 percent of them were from the 15 largest American cities.
LinkedIn is not the only company that rates blockchain jobs highly. Facebook recently listed five new blockchain-related jobs on its careers page as it continues to build its blockchain unit.