If your job title includes the magic world “crypto,” your personal profile should definitely be among the most wanted on LinkedIn. Probably you’ve noticed that already.
Crypto Hiring Has Surged
The crypto space is booming and so is the global demand for cryptocurrency and blockchain-savvy employees, says the world’s largest professional network, LinkedIn.
According to its latest analysis, crypto-related job postings shot up by nearly 400% last year.
The number of job posts that include the words Bitcoin, Ethereum, blockchain, and cryptocurrency increased by 395 percent in the United States alone in 2021, according to LinkedIn researchers.
This is the first time the crypto space surpassed the broader tech industry, where job searches grew by 98% within the same time.
Tech Demand Is Broad
Software and finances dominated the demand for crypto-tech professionals on LinkedIn. However, the accounting firms, consulting firms, start-ups and also the whole computer hardware sector are nipping at the heels of the leaders.
The top roles they were looking to recruit included blockchain developers and engineers as well as cryptocurrency analysts. The latter keep dominating the space on other crypto job websites like CryptoJobs or Indeed.
However, if you dig deeper, there’s a full spectrum of hiring for different positions in decentralized business: from cryptocurrency writers and marketing managers to data scientists, sales development representatives, and blockchain advisors.
New Roles Emerge
Despite the growing demand for “regular” vacancies, the fast-evolving and innovative cryptocurrency space is bringing its own trends to the job search market.
Senior meme officers, directors of avatars, metaverse influencers, worldbuilders, tour guides, virtual fashion designers, smart contract lawyers, or metahuman doctors could soon become the new normal as more and more crypto start-ups begin to look for the new positions.
Crypto Went Mainstream
2021 was a record year for the whole cryptocurrency market, which briefly surpassed the $3 trillion market capitalization.
7 out of 10 crypto investors jumped into digital assets last year. The leading cryptocurrencies reached new all-time highs, Bitcoin became a legal tender in El Salvador, the popularity of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) spread like wildfire, the play-to-earn gaming model revolutionized the global gaming industry, big corps jumped into the metaverse rally, and wealth management companies filed numerous crypto ETF applications with the SEC.
“Investors worldwide poured $30 billion into crypto and blockchain startups in 2021. At the same time, public interest in crypto exploded as high profile evangelists like Elon Musk praised the technology – and crypto companies entered the mainstream,” says the LinkedIn report.