Shifting employment priorities in the crypto and blockchain industry in 2021

The year 2021 could be a great year for anyone looking for a new job in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector.

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recent study published by Crypto Parrot

(a cryptocurrency trading simulation provider) reveals that across all sectors of our industry, the share of jobs related to cryptocurrencies or blockchain technology has more than doubled. The exact growth rate is 118%.

This data covers the period from July 16, 2020 to July 16, 2021.

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Fewer offers for developers, HR and marketing demand grows

The study published by Crypto Parrot also provides a breakdown of new job openings by discipline. Not surprisingly, software development represents the discipline with the highest level of demand from employers. However, the percentage of blockchain and cryptocurrency jobs related to software development is declining. Over the past year, the number of these offers has decreased by 14.65%.

Combining this number with the decline also in engineering-related positions in the industry (-12.49%), shows that there is an overall decline of 27.14% in demand for technical roles in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. These include positions directly related to the development and maintenance of hardware and software that support cryptocurrencies and blockchain networks.

Human resources, by far, saw the largest growth based on their share of all job openings in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. In 2021, there was a 200% year-over-year increase in HR job postings. Second place goes to marketing, which saw more than double the number of job openings (105.88%) compared to 2020.

Other notable increases in job openings include:

  • Finance: +100%
  • IT and Helpdesk positions: +53.84%
  • Accounting: +39.39%
  • Management: +29.87%

What could this shift in hiring priorities mean?

One can only speculate as to what the reasons are. However, the changing landscape of blockchain standards and protocols and the growing use and development of open “blockchain over blockchain” platforms, such as Ethereum

, likely play a key role.

This may be one reason why the need for technical roles is declining. Another is the transition of many protocols to a Proof of Stake

model, resulting in a decline in demand for hardware-based roles.

Today, anyone can technically create their own blockchain and/or token. Therefore, we are seeing a saturation of companies that focus more on monetization than innovation. We can conclude that in 2021, the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector <a href=”https://be”>there will be many more jobsavailable than last year. This is a positive development for the industry as a whole.


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