Report: U.S. Employers Account for the Largest Number of Blockchain-Related Careers

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The US accounts for the majority of blockchain-related employment opportunities, followed by the UK and India.

According to a Hard Fork report published March 8, Glassdoor is currently advertising a total of 5,711 blockchain-related job vacancies from its global listing, including those ranging from marketing, development, and more.

Of the total number of listed blockchain-related jobs in the California-based recruiting site, US employers account for 2,616 vacancies, while the UK offers 1,015 vacancies, with India trailing behind with 257 ads.

From the broad range of titles and positions posted on the website, “Blockchain Engineer” accounts for the majority of the total number of employment ads, followed by “Senior Software Engineer” and “Blockchain Developer.”

Of the top 10 companies offering employment opportunities in the blockchain sphere, only Wirex, Crypto.com, and Foris Limited have posted crypto-related positions. While household names such as Accenture, IBM, Deloitte, PwC, Oracle, and Ernst & Young (EY) are generally traditional firms unrelated to the blockchain industry, most have already forayed into the nascent sector.

On March 4, EY has unveiled EY Crypto-Asset Accounting and Tax (CAAT), a new tool developed to improve accounting and tax calculations for cryptocurrency transactions by both institutional customers that have cryptocurrency on their balance sheets and individual investors who trade digital assets. Similarly, IBM is also currently working on developing a corporate blockchain platform.

As it stands, nearly half of the employers among the top 20 companies offering blockchain-based careers on Glassdoor are either crypto-related or dedicated blockchain firms, including Ripple and ConsenSys.

While interest in digital currency may be declining in the last year, institutional interest in blockchain technology appears to be steadily increasing, particularly in the US.

Trailing behind the US, China is regarded as the second largest developer of blockchain technology, as indicated in a previous report published last year by London-based multinational professional services network PwC. As has been previously forecasted, China is expected to become the front runner in blockchain technology by 2023.