Looking for a high-paying, in-demand job as a programmer? Learning to code for blockchain applications is the way to go, according to a survey by job placement organization, Contratado.
In a survey of 98,000 developers on the company’s platform, Hired evaluated the types of jobs that are in greatest demand; the languages for which companies are most interested in hiring; and the highest average salaries for careers in several major technology markets, including London, New York, Paris and San Francisco.
The results, as they say, may surprise you.
Actually, they probably won’t. According to data from Hired, the increased demand in the industry for blockchain engineers and security engineers has increased. According to company data, companies requesting experienced blockchain programmers reached a whopping 517% in 2018 as of 2017, while the company’s searches for security engineers increased 132% compared to the last year.
According to Hired data, across geographies, the highest-paying jobs were divided on average among security engineers, search engineers, blockchain engineers, natural language processing engineers, machine learning engineers, and engineers. of game.
Here’s the breakdown for San Francisco.
“In New York, San Francisco and Toronto, blockchain engineers are in the top three paid,” wrote the company’s CEO Mehul Patel in a blog about the data. “When you expand the salary data for software engineers in key technology centers, you also talk about the amount of talent that fluctuates between cities. For example, gaming engineers are the highest-paid group in New York, while demand for natural language processing engineer salaries is increasing in Toronto. “
Despite growing demand, blockchain skills are still not the most important thing for developers, according to the survey. Only 12% of the programmers surveyed on the Hired platform said they were more interested in learning about the technology.
That disconnect also applies to the coding languages that are in high demand and the number of developers who have programming experience in the language.
Candidates who know the Go programming language are the most in demand, according to the Hired report, but when surveyed, only 7% of developers said they primarily work with it.
Other languages, such as Scala, Ruby, Typescript, and Kotlin, are also highly valued by employers, but have lower penetration rates among the developer community. Globally, Go is the most popular programming language that employers are looking for, while in San Francisco and Toronto there is a higher demand for Typescript experience, according to the Hired report.