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Research: demand for blockchain specialists in the USA has quadrupled

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Despite the prevalence of bearish sentiment in the cryptocurrency market, since the beginning of 2018 in the US, the number of cryptocurrency and blockchain vacancies has increased. This is stated in a study of the recruiting company Glassdoor.

According to the document, in August 2017 the number of vacancies for blockchain specialists was 446, at the beginning of 2018 – 693. In August 2018, this figure increased to 1775.

Almost half of the vacancies for blockchain specialists are concentrated in New York (24% of the total) and San Francisco (21%). In total, the country's 15 largest cities accounted for 79% of job offers in the new technology field.

The most popular specialty is a software developer – 19% of the total number of vacancies. However, there is a need for product managers, marketing and risk management.

The largest employers in the blockchain industry are ConsenSys and IBM – by 214 open positions or a total of 24% of the total. Next come Coinbase and Kraken, Oracle, Figure, Circle, Accenture, KPMG and JP Morgan.

The average salary for open vacancies is $ 84.8 thousand per year, which is 61.8% higher than the average in the United States ($ 52.4 thousand). The salary range is in the range of $ 36,046 to $ 223,667 per year.

Recall that in 2017, the demand for employees associated with the blockchain industry in the United States increased 35 times .

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