Period
to 18 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Bitcoin in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Bitcoin over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Bitcoin
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 819 1053 1211
Rank change year-on-year +234 +158 +96
Permanent jobs citing Bitcoin 335 128 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.073% 0.014%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.16% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 255 116 23
UK median annual salary £80,000 £78,500 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.91% -4.85% +57.14%
10th Percentile £53,000 £56,875 £47,000
90th Percentile £130,000 £112,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £82,500 £65,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +26.92% -13.33% -

Bitcoin is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 72,497 77,916 81,496
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.07% 44.56% 42.52%
Number of salaries quoted 56,092 58,616 66,874
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Bitcoin
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Bitcoin as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Bitcoin in the UK

Bitcoin
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Bitcoin.

Salary trend for Bitcoin in the UK

Bitcoin
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Bitcoin over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Bitcoin in the UK

Bitcoin
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Bitcoin within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +228 329 £80,000 +1.91% 18
London +221 326 £80,000 +0.31% 17
UK excluding London +16 2 £82,500 +26.92% 1
South East +10 2 £82,500 +26.92% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT jobs citing Bitcoin also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Bitcoin.

1 305 (91.04%) Blockchain
2 187 (55.82%) Cryptocurrency
3 184 (54.93%) Finance
4 168 (50.15%) Java
5 161 (48.06%) Ethereum
6 137 (40.90%) Python
7 133 (39.70%) Amazon AWS
8 120 (35.82%) C++
9 102 (30.45%) Docker
10 99 (29.55%) Linux
11 96 (28.66%) Test Automation
12 87 (25.97%) Solidity
13 85 (25.37%) GitHub
14 84 (25.07%) Node.js
14 84 (25.07%) Git (software)
15 83 (24.78%) Microsoft Azure
15 83 (24.78%) SQL
15 83 (24.78%) Smart Contracts
16 80 (23.88%) NoSQL
17 79 (23.58%) MySQL
18 78 (23.28%) Fintech
19 77 (22.99%) API Design
19 77 (22.99%) Kubernetes
20 76 (22.69%) Front End Development
21 75 (22.39%) API Development
21 75 (22.39%) ES6
21 75 (22.39%) Mathematics
22 72 (21.49%) JavaScript
22 72 (21.49%) Software Engineering
23 71 (21.19%) PostgreSQL

Bitcoin
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 161 (48.06%) Ethereum
2 11 (3.28%) CMS
3 10 (2.99%) WordPress
4 6 (1.79%) Apache
4 6 (1.79%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.49%) JBoss
6 4 (1.19%) Hyperledger
7 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.30%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 44 (13.13%) Distributed Ledger
2 41 (12.24%) Ripple
3 6 (1.79%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 133 (39.70%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (25.37%) GitHub
3 83 (24.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 62 (18.51%) Cloud Computing
5 41 (12.24%) Amazon EC2
5 41 (12.24%) Amazon S3
6 7 (2.09%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.49%) Office 365
8 2 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.30%) Datadog
9 1 (0.30%) Firebase
9 1 (0.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.28%) Network Security
2 4 (1.19%) IPFS
3 1 (0.30%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (91.04%) Blockchain
2 80 (23.88%) NoSQL
3 79 (23.58%) MySQL
4 71 (21.19%) PostgreSQL
5 68 (20.30%) Redis
6 23 (6.87%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.60%) Big Data
7 2 (0.60%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.60%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.30%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 84 (25.07%) Git (software)
2 43 (12.84%) Mocha
3 18 (5.37%) CMake
4 17 (5.07%) Jenkins
5 10 (2.99%) Maven
6 9 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (2.69%) TeamCity
6 9 (2.69%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (2.09%) Gradle
8 2 (0.60%) git-flow
8 2 (0.60%) JIRA
8 2 (0.60%) JUnit
8 2 (0.60%) RSpec
9 1 (0.30%) Babel
9 1 (0.30%) Codeship
9 1 (0.30%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.30%) Mockito
9 1 (0.30%) NUnit
General
1 184 (54.93%) Finance
2 66 (19.70%) Banking
3 61 (18.21%) Telecoms
4 30 (8.96%) Front Office
5 9 (2.69%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.09%) Marketing
7 6 (1.79%) Games
8 4 (1.19%) Retail
9 2 (0.60%) Legal
10 1 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 213 (63.58%) Developer
2 131 (39.10%) Blockchain Developer
3 63 (18.81%) Senior Developer
4 59 (17.61%) Java Developer
5 48 (14.33%) Backend Developer
6 44 (13.13%) Node.js Developer
7 40 (11.94%) Architect
8 30 (8.96%) Solutions Architect
9 23 (6.87%) Blockchain Architect
10 22 (6.57%) C++ Developer
10 22 (6.57%) JavaScript Developer
10 22 (6.57%) Senior Backend Developer
11 18 (5.37%) Angular Developer
11 18 (5.37%) Python Developer
11 18 (5.37%) Senior Java Developer
12 17 (5.07%) Senior Python Developer
12 17 (5.07%) Software Developer
13 15 (4.48%) Software Engineer
14 14 (4.18%) AWS Developer
15 11 (3.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (25.07%) Node.js
2 83 (24.78%) Smart Contracts
3 68 (20.30%) Truffle
4 63 (18.81%) web3js
5 43 (12.84%) Chai
5 43 (12.84%) Enzyme
5 43 (12.84%) Jest
6 42 (12.54%) HTML
6 42 (12.54%) React
7 40 (11.94%) CSS
8 39 (11.64%) AngularJS
8 39 (11.64%) Web Services
9 25 (7.46%) FIX Protocol
9 25 (7.46%) J2EE
9 25 (7.46%) J2SE
10 23 (6.87%) Spring
11 22 (6.57%) REST
12 18 (5.37%) Hibernate
12 18 (5.37%) POSIX
12 18 (5.37%) Pthreads
Miscellaneous
1 78 (23.28%) Fintech
2 52 (15.52%) Computer Science
3 39 (11.64%) Litecoin
4 19 (5.67%) Digital Currency
4 19 (5.67%) Equities
4 19 (5.67%) Fixed Income
4 19 (5.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 19 (5.67%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (5.37%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (4.48%) Virtual Team
7 14 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.99%) Algorithms
8 10 (2.99%) Data Structures
8 10 (2.99%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.69%) Derivative
10 6 (1.79%) State Machine
11 5 (1.49%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.19%) Blog
12 4 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.19%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 99 (29.55%) Linux
2 41 (12.24%) VMS
3 27 (8.06%) Windows
4 7 (2.09%) CentOS
5 6 (1.79%) Unix
6 2 (0.60%) Debian
6 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.30%) Android
7 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (55.82%) Cryptocurrency
2 96 (28.66%) Test Automation
3 77 (22.99%) API Design
4 76 (22.69%) Front End Development
5 75 (22.39%) API Development
5 75 (22.39%) Mathematics
6 72 (21.49%) Software Engineering
7 65 (19.40%) Cryptography
8 59 (17.61%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (13.13%) Identity Management
10 42 (12.54%) Data Security
10 42 (12.54%) KYC
11 36 (10.75%) Open Source
11 36 (10.75%) TDD
12 35 (10.45%) SDLC
13 31 (9.25%) Multithreading
14 28 (8.36%) Asset Management
14 28 (8.36%) High-Frequency Trading
15 25 (7.46%) Algorithmic Trading
16 22 (6.57%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 168 (50.15%) Java
2 137 (40.90%) Python
3 120 (35.82%) C++
4 87 (25.97%) Solidity
5 83 (24.78%) SQL
6 75 (22.39%) ES6
7 72 (21.49%) JavaScript
8 63 (18.81%) Go
9 55 (16.42%) Scala
10 36 (10.75%) C
11 27 (8.06%) Haskell
12 26 (7.76%) Rust
13 25 (7.46%) Ruby
14 22 (6.57%) Kotlin
15 20 (5.97%) Elixir
15 20 (5.97%) Objective-C
16 19 (5.67%) Apple Swift
16 19 (5.67%) C#
16 19 (5.67%) Java 8
16 19 (5.67%) Lua
Qualifications
1 57 (17.01%) Degree
2 41 (12.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (9.55%) PhD
4 28 (8.36%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.19%) ISEB
5 4 (1.19%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.30%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.30%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.19%) PMO
1 4 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 102 (30.45%) Docker
2 60 (17.91%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 77 (22.99%) Kubernetes
2 47 (14.03%) Docker Swarm
3 5 (1.49%) Ansible
3 5 (1.49%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.19%) Consul
5 2 (0.60%) Terraform
6 1 (0.30%) Mesos
Vendors
1 33 (9.85%) Google
2 6 (1.79%) Atlassian
3 5 (1.49%) Cisco
4 2 (0.60%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.30%) New Relic