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Companies On A Mission To Add More Blockchain Engineers To Their Roster

Since the end of 2017, the demand for Blockchain based Engineers has grown by a massive 400%. And it doesnt end here, companies are also willing to pay whatever it takes to get the right candidates on board. A recent survey revealed that the average earnings of blockchain engineers have also soared to between $150-175,000 per year. Far higher than the $135,000 average software engineer salary, the figure puts blockchain engineers in the same pay bracket as artificial intelligence specialists, as the pace of blockchain recruitment demand gathers pace.

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The demand is further fueled by the interest of global tech giants such as  Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft, all of whom are currently advertising for specialists from the emerging sector. While many job listings are defined under more generic roles such as “back-end engineer,” “systems engineer” or “solutions architect,” these often specify blockchain as a “desirable” skill for applicants.

There’s a ton of demand for blockchain. Software engineers are in very short supply, but this is even more acute and that’s why salaries are even higher.

– Mehul Pate, CEO Hired

Coveted knowledge encompasses “networking, database design and cryptography computing skills,” and fluency in the Java, JavaScript, C++, Go, Solidity and Python coding languages, citing “multiple blockchain engineers” as its source. Patel also noted that a “long-term view” is governing enterprises’ strategy when it comes to recruiting blockchain talent.

 

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