2021 could be the best year for anyone looking for a new job in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors.
Recent research published by Loro crypto (a cryptocurrency trading simulation provider) reveals that across all industries, the proportion of jobs involving cryptocurrencies or blockchains on trading boards has more than doubled, increasing at a rate of 118%.
This data covers the period from July 16, 2020 to July 16, 2021.
Fewer jobs for blockchain developers, demand for HR and marketing is growing
Research published by Crypto Parrot also provides a breakdown of these new jobs, by discipline. Unsurprisingly, software development represents the industry with the highest level of demand from employers, yet the percentage of blockchain and cryptocurrency jobs related to software development has declined in the last year of 14 , 65%.
Combining this number with the decrease in industrial engineering roles as well (-12.49%), it emerges that there is a total decrease of 27.14% in the demand for technical roles in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. se include job roles directly related to the development and maintenance of the hardware and software that power cryptocurrencies and blockchains.
Human resources have by far seen the largest increase in demand based on their participation in all cryptocurrency and blockchain job openings. In 2021, there was a 200% increase in job openings for HR roles over the previous year. second place is occupied by marketing, which this year registered more than double the number of ads (105.88%) compared to 2020.
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Other major increases in job posting include:
- Finance: + 100%
- IT operations and helpdesk: + 53.84%
- Accounting: + 39.39%
- Management: + 29.87%
What can this change in priorities represent?
reasons for this can only be speculated. However, the changing landscape of blockchain standards and protocols and the increasing use and development of open source ‘blockchain blockchain’ platforms such as Ethereum are likely to play a key role.
This may be one of the reasons why there is a decrease in demand for technical roles. Another is the shift from many protocols to a proof-of-stake caral, resulting in less demand for hardware-based roles.
Also, since anyone can technically create their own blockchain and / or token now, we are seeing a saturation of companies that are focused more on monetization than innovation. We can conclude that in 2021 there are many more jobs available in the cryptocurrency and blockchain sectors than last year, a net positive for the sector.
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