Blockchain, AI Top LinkedIn's Emerging Jobs Report

Blockchain, AI Top LinkedIn's Emerging Jobs Report

AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Blockchain are quickest growing job categories as per a report which published on LinkedIn. Blockchain Developer is covering the list amid the continuing hype around blockchain and cryptocurrency. Blockchain developer job listings have seen a 33-times increase in a year.

In the blockchain field, the most sought-after skills include those around the Solidity programming language, Ethereum, cryptocurrency and node.js, an open-source JavaScript platform. IBM, ConsenSys and Chain yard are the top three employers in the field, while top cities where demand is high are San Francisco, New York City and Atlanta, across information technology & services, computer software and internet sectors.

Artificial intelligence or AI also leads the current list. This year, six out of the 15 emerging jobs are related in some way to AI, and the research shows that skills related to AI are starting to infiltrate every industry. The report noted that AI skills are among the fastest-growing skills on LinkedIn, and globally saw a 190 percent increase to 2017 from 2015.

Based on a large sample of online U.S. job postings from Glassdoor, the study showed 1,775 blockchain-related job openings in August 2018, a 300 percent increase from 446 job listings in August last year. The demand in these jobs has well outpaced the 200 percent increase in the value of cryptocurrencies since August 2017.

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