The number of vacancies for people with Blockchain-related skills has tripled on LinkedIn in the past year.
According to a report by the Financial Times, the number of advertisements of vacancies related to the Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies exceeded one thousand. Moreover, this number continues growing by 40% each quarter.
To date, 10,000 users of LinkedIn have already mentioned knowledge of Blockchain as one of their skills. 50% of them work in the IT-industry and 25% in the financial services industries.
Josh Graff, managing director of LinkedIn in the UK commented:
“Professionals in related areas such as cryptography and machine learning may want to look at the roles available and the skills they need to develop, as there is certainly a growing demand within the technology, finance and insurance industries for blockchain expertise.”
LinkedIn’s network of professional contacts does not yet include Blockchain in the list of basic skills, however, the company considers this a possibility.
George Gor, CEO of Coinidol.com, the world blockchain news outlet, co-creator of the business model of CoinTelegraph, and a top manager with 20 years of experience, who is working in the field of blockchain since 2014 commented:
"It's not surprisingly that the demand for experts in blockchain technology is growing, because the market cap of Bitcoin has passed $100bn. The team members of Coinidol.com, the world blockchain news outlet, get a lot of proposals to work with other companies, including on LinkedIn, in the field of top management, business development, marketing and advertising. I get a lot of proposals to become a top manager, escrow agent, or board member of different world projects in the field of blockchain from thousands of my followers and friends on social media."