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Blockchain Jobs are in High Demand and Solidity Knowledge is Crucial, Research Claims

Landing a job in any industry will depend on many factors. Having the necessary knowledge to fill the role is only one aspect to contend with.

As far as prominent job offerings are concerned, it appears that there are plenty of blockchain positions are on the market today.

Blockchain Knowledge Remains in High Demand

A recent blog post by LinkedIn Learning paints a peculiar picture. It indicates which are the top soft skills and hard skills companies are looking for through its platform. LinkedIn is a social sphere for companies and potential employees to connect, after all. 

Of the hard skills, blockchain has topped the list for 2019. It is a complex industry that only seems to be gaining more traction. Several governments want to explore the opportunities in this technology sector. 

Blockchain is well ahead of other crucial innovative technologies. Cloud computing, AI, and scientific computing are all in the top 10, but ranked much lower. That in itself goes to show how companies expect to evolve their business model in the near future. 

Crucial regions for blockchain jobs include the UK, Australia, US, France, and Germany. Some interesting regions, to say the feast. Europe is apparently rather keen on distributed ledgers, primarily in regions where finance is a crucial sector as well.

A Bias Toward Ethereum?

What is remarkable is how LinkedIn recommends aspiring blockchain developers to learn Solidity.  That is the native coding language for the Ethereum blockchain. With Solidity, users can build smart contracts, decentralized applications, and so much more.

Every distributed ledger ecosystem can have its own coding language. However, a fair few business-oriented ventures prefer to build on Ethereum, either in a public or private manner. 

It is interesting to see this high demand for blockchain skills these days. A year or two ago, it appeared that this industry had peaked. That is not the case, after all. It will be interesting to see how different companies will pursue this technology moving forward. 

JP Buntinx
JP Buntinx
JP Buntinx is passionate about cryptocurrencies, fintech, blockchain, and finance. He currently resides in Belgium.


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