In fact, it’s so much so that employment service LinkedIn listed blockchain as tech’s most sought after skill. The blog published by LinkedIn recently comments that blockchain is the most in-demand skill in countries such as the US, UK, Australia, France, and Germany. The demand is higher than that of cloud computing, AI and UX design.
The blog from LinkedIn commented:
“Blockchain has emerged from the once shadowy world of cryptocurrency to become a business solution in search of problems, adding, Which means that you don’t have to be in financial services to be seeking new hires who have background and expertise in putting blockchain to use.
The company has now encouraged recruiters to become familiar with blockchain, understanding how it works and the benefits.
“Companies seem to be saying that the potential [of blockchain] is worth the gamble. Blockchain has become a line of business for a who’s who of the corporate world — IBM, Oracle, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft (LinkedIn’s parent company), Amazon, and American Express, to name just a few.
As the demand and potential for high paying blockchain roles increase many people particularly students and trying to find a way to break into the field and train as an expert. Due to this many students are calling for education in blockchain. Universities are working with blockchain educational groups to create and moderate blockchain qualifications.
LinkedIn is not the only organisation noticing an increase in the role of blockchain. Last year Indeed, a leading job listing site recorded an increase in crypto and blockchain jobs, rising 26% since 2018.
It is clear that although some maybe are hesitant concerning cryptocurrencies the underlying technology of blockchain is finally reaching is full potential. Reaching beyond crypto the technology is being used to innovate almost all digital areas, from banking and real estate to correctly tracking the shipping of coffee beans. In 2020 the demand for this highly needed skill will only increase.