The Big Four professional consulting companies – Deloitte, KPMG and EY – are among the five firms that most often place job vacancies related to the blockchain.
Indeed.com, which hosts job offers and resumes, published the latest data on vacancies related to the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and Bitcoin, for the period from February 2018 to February 2019.
Deloitte ranked first, followed by IBM and KPMG in second and third place respectively. EY and Accenture ranked fourth and fifth respectively. The fact that Deloitte is in the lead is not surprising, since the company is very active in the direction of the blockchain, participates in testing, develops products and offers services related to technology.
Indeed.com data also shows that of all financial firms, JPMorgan has posted the most ads in the last year related to the search for blockchain specialists. Although its president, Jamie Dimon, is known to be skeptical about Bitcoin, his company is actively preparing for the future, where the blockchain is a key part of the financial infrastructure. In February, the company announced the start of testing its own cryptocurrency in real conditions.
Commenting on the results of the study, Indeed.com economist Andrew Flowers (Andrew Flowers) told Forbes that “it is noteworthy that there are not so many financial and banking companies in the list, looking for specialists to work on technology that can replace traditional money.”
Microsoft and ConsenSys also entered the top 10, according to Indeed.com, being in eighth and tenth places, respectively. Flowers also noted that last year for the first time more vacancies were recorded than search queries in this area. The data shows that the search for vacancies related to blockchain, cryptocurrency and bitcoin decreased by 67%, while the number of offers increased by 90%.
In November last year, another report, Indeed.com, showed that the number of vacancies related to the blockchain increased by 25.49% from October 2017 to October 2018. According to a previous report, San Jose, San Francisco and New York have become the cities with the most job offers in the blockchain industry.