LinkedIn, the popular social network for professionals, reported in a recent post that the number of job postings related to the cryptocurrency industry skyrocketed in 2021.
More precisely, the supply of jobs with descriptions containing terms such as “BTC”, “ETH”, “blockchain”, “cryptocurrencies” and others increased by 395% between 2020 and 2021.
According to the LinkedIn report, the growth in demand for professionals in this industry has outpaced the broader tech industry, which has seen a 98% increase over the same period.
Also according to the survey, most job vacancies are related to software and finance. However, other sectors are also seeing an increase in demand for cryptocurrency talent.
This includes professional services such as accounting and consulting, as well as the personnel and hardware sectors. In additionSome of the most common job openings include blockchain developers and engineers.
As the social network highlighted, demand for hires increased last year amid an influx of funding.
According to PitchBook data, investors around the world poured $30 billion into cryptocurrency and blockchain startups in 2021.
At the same time, public interest in cryptocurrencies exploded as prominent personalities like billionaire Elon Musk praised the technology and cryptocurrency companies entered the mainstream, such as exchanges Crypto.com and FTX.
Last year, LinkedIn published a similar survey. At the time, the social network stated that the search for crypto professionals has never been greater.
According to the document prepared by LinkedIn editor Devin Banerjee, banking giants such as BNY Mellon, the world’s largest asset custodian, and JPMorgan are among the top employers in the sector.