The United States is the world’s leader in blockchain-related jobs, according to a research by The NextWeb (TNW) published on March 8.
To prepare the report, TNW gathered information from job and recruiting site Glassdoor, finding all the job offerings that had the term “blockchain” in the job listing in countries around the world.
The results reportedly showed that the U.S. is leading the world in terms of blockchain-related jobs, having about half, or 2,616, of a total of 5,711 blockchain jobs listed on Glassdoor globally. The U.S. is followed by the United Kingdom, with 1,015 blockchain-related job ads, while India has taken the third place, with 257 vacancies.
Among the most common jobs posted on the site, “Blockchain Engineer” takes the lead. Such positions as “Senior Software Engineer” and “Blockchain Developer” are the second and third most popular job titles, respectively.
TNW also made a list of companies offering blockchain-related vacancies, wherein tech giant IBM reportedly offers the greatest number of blockchain jobs, and is followed by Big Four accounting firm Ernst & Young and software company Oracle.
In the top 10 companies, only three are reportedly related to digital currencies, which are Foris Limited, Crypto.com, and Wirex. Payment startup Ripple is on the 17th line, and blockchain software tech company ConsenSys is the 13th.
In February, recruitment company Hired released a report showing that the global demand for blockchain engineers is up by 517 percent year-over-year. The second-fastest growing software engineering role is security engineer, with 132 percent growth, and third is embedded engineer, up 76 percent. The blockchain engineer role also consistently stayed among the top-three most-paid software engineering jobs in the various cities covered in the report.
That same month, experts and industry players said that the adoption of blockchain technology is still in its early stages at the annual meeting of The Wall Street Journal CIO Network. Although enterprise blockchain technology has found its practical use, its new applications are not large scale, according to Christine Moy, executive director and head of the blockchain center of excellence at JPMorgan Chase.