Linkedin: 2020 job market will demand Blockchain knowledge

If you have already had knowledge of blockchain technology, 2020 will be a year for you. But if you have not known what blockchain, it is time for you to learn about it. The reason is companies around the world are looking for people having skills in this area and it appears that demand far outpaces the supply.

When you search for recruitment ads containing the keyword ‘Blockchain’ on Linkedin, it currently shows that there are over 15,500 job vacancies around the world that might be the position you are looking for. And there are also more than 3,700 recruitment posts on the site containing the term ‘Cryptocurrency.’

Businesses are in extreme needs of Blockchain experts

Recent research publicized by the employment-oriented networking platform Linkedin shows that blockchain leads the list of most in-demand hard skills for 2020. The ranking was made by looking at those that are in high demand relative to their supply. Demand was measured by identifying the skills listed on the resume of people who are getting hired at the highest rates.

It divided the skills into two groups are hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills demand specialized knowledge and technical abilities to handle a specific task, while soft skills are more about behavior and thinking, personal traits and cognitive skills.

The 1st place of Blockchain shows how quick the technology is invading the business world because blockchain was not enlisted on the list a year ago. It has also gone over the top other proponent corporate buzzword fields such as artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing. Countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Australia are the most in-demand blockchain skill.

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This is not the first time Blockchain mentioned by Linkedin

This is not the first time that the career-focused social network has shown the rapid uptrend of employment needs in the field. In December 2018, Linkedin used to publish its “Emerging Jobs Report” for the United States, in which it named “Blockchain Developer” as the most rapidly emerging employment position of the year. According to that report, the position showed growth of 33x on Linkedin’s platform during 2018.

As Linkedin’s Talent Blog explained to recruiters that Blockchain technology has become a line of business for a who’s who of the corporate world such as IBM, Oracle, JP Morgan Chase, Microsoft, Amazon, and American Express, etc. This technology is now being used in industries diverting from farming and food safety to entertainment and gaming, from shipping to healthcare. For example, in September 2019, NASA announced it was looking for a data scientist for its Jet Propulsion Laboratory research and development facility in California with experience in cryptocurrency and blockchain.

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