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In 2018 we saw the dramatic ups and downs of the blockchain industry. Although this year ended up with recession and a bear market, it is interesting to see that blockchain developers jobs ranked first with demand growth of 33 times in 2018, according to LinkedIn’s 2018 U.S. Emerging Jobs Report. Top skills of blockchain developers mentioned in the report are Solidity, blockchain, Ethereum, cryptocurrency and Node.js. Most blockchain developers work in industries of information technology & services, computer software and Internet.
At the start of 2019, IOST launched a survey on blockchain developers in the IOST community. Our questions mainly focused on blockchain developer’s needs and their habits, pain points during blockchain project development, and improvements they expect to see from blockchain projects.
Part 1: Who are IOST Community Developers?
IOST has a community of young developers as one third of them are under 25 years old. Another 30 percent takes up by developers who aged between 25 to 35 years old.
Blockchain is still an emerging industry, not only for the general public, but also a new industry for many developers. Many developers started to participate in blockchain less than half a year ago. In our developer community, half of developers have more than 1 year of experience or more in blockchain development.
Developer Job Roles
20% of IOST community developers operate as full-stack developers. Engineers take up 15% of the developer community members. There are also many other roles in our community, such as mobile developers, game or application developers, business analysts, and computer science students.
IOST community developers mainly work on software, making up almost half of our community. There are also some developers with backgrounds in telecommunications, science and technical services. It is also interesting to notice that the ...
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