Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Bitcoin
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 948 1003 1145
Rank change year-on-year +55 +142 +109
Permanent jobs citing Bitcoin 161 193 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.034%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.27% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 121 169 52
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +30.43%
10th Percentile £45,000 £40,400 £53,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £100,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £82,500 £80,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.13% +14.29% -

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 63,200 70,428 69,872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.83% 40.61% 39.59%
Number of salaries quoted 48,442 54,256 57,101
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 +44 160 £80,000 +6.67% 8
London +19 158 £80,000 +6.67% 8
UK excluding London +53 2 £82,500 +3.13%
South East - 2 £82,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 146 (90.68%) Blockchain
2 82 (50.93%) Finance
3 81 (50.31%) Ethereum
4 79 (49.07%) Cryptocurrency
4 79 (49.07%) Java
5 77 (47.83%) Python
6 54 (33.54%) Amazon AWS
7 47 (29.19%) Test Automation
8 46 (28.57%) C++
9 45 (27.95%) Linux
10 41 (25.47%) Cryptography
11 40 (24.84%) Docker
11 40 (24.84%) Solidity
12 39 (24.22%) MySQL
13 37 (22.98%) Software Engineering
13 37 (22.98%) Smart Contracts
14 35 (21.74%) JavaScript
14 35 (21.74%) Fintech
15 34 (21.12%) Kubernetes
15 34 (21.12%) Node.js
16 32 (19.88%) Microsoft Azure
16 32 (19.88%) API Design
17 31 (19.25%) API Development
17 31 (19.25%) Git (software)
17 31 (19.25%) Go
17 31 (19.25%) GitHub
17 31 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
18 30 (18.63%) Redis
19 29 (18.01%) Banking
19 29 (18.01%) SQL

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 81 (50.31%) Ethereum
2 14 (8.70%) Hyperledger
3 9 (5.59%) CMS
3 9 (5.59%) WordPress
4 1 (0.62%) Apache
Business Applications
1 29 (18.01%) Distributed Ledger
2 18 (11.18%) Ripple
3 5 (3.11%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 54 (33.54%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (19.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (19.25%) GitHub
4 24 (14.91%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (9.94%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (9.94%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.62%) Datadog
7 1 (0.62%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.62%) Firebase
7 1 (0.62%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.59%) IPFS
2 6 (3.73%) Network Security
2 6 (3.73%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 1 (0.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (90.68%) Blockchain
2 39 (24.22%) MySQL
3 30 (18.63%) Redis
4 27 (16.77%) NoSQL
4 27 (16.77%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (6.83%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.62%) Big Data
6 1 (0.62%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (19.25%) Git (software)
2 17 (10.56%) Mocha
3 11 (6.83%) CMake
4 3 (1.86%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.62%) Babel
5 1 (0.62%) Codeship
5 1 (0.62%) Gradle
5 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.62%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.62%) Maven
5 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 82 (50.93%) Finance
2 29 (18.01%) Banking
3 24 (14.91%) Telecoms
4 13 (8.07%) Financial Institution
4 13 (8.07%) Front Office
5 7 (4.35%) Marketing
6 3 (1.86%) French Language
6 3 (1.86%) German Language
6 3 (1.86%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.24%) Legal
8 1 (0.62%) Advertising
8 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (59.63%) Developer
2 66 (40.99%) Blockchain Developer
3 27 (16.77%) Java Developer
4 22 (13.66%) Senior Developer
5 17 (10.56%) Node.js Developer
6 16 (9.94%) Backend Developer
7 15 (9.32%) Architect
7 15 (9.32%) C++ Developer
8 14 (8.70%) Blockchain Architect
9 11 (6.83%) Senior Java Developer
10 10 (6.21%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (5.59%) Angular Developer
11 9 (5.59%) JavaScript Developer
11 9 (5.59%) Python Developer
11 9 (5.59%) Senior Python Developer
12 8 (4.97%) Analyst
12 8 (4.97%) Senior Backend Developer
13 7 (4.35%) AWS Developer
13 7 (4.35%) PHP Developer
13 7 (4.35%) PHP WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (22.98%) Smart Contracts
2 34 (21.12%) Node.js
3 29 (18.01%) Truffle
4 26 (16.15%) web3js
5 23 (14.29%) React
6 22 (13.66%) CSS
7 21 (13.04%) AngularJS
8 19 (11.80%) HTML
9 17 (10.56%) Chai
9 17 (10.56%) Enzyme
9 17 (10.56%) Jest
10 15 (9.32%) Web Services
11 14 (8.70%) REST
12 13 (8.07%) POSIX
12 13 (8.07%) Pthreads
13 12 (7.45%) Spring
14 11 (6.83%) FIX Protocol
15 10 (6.21%) Hibernate
15 10 (6.21%) J2EE
15 10 (6.21%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (21.74%) Fintech
2 19 (11.80%) Litecoin
3 11 (6.83%) Equities
3 11 (6.83%) Fixed Income
3 11 (6.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (6.83%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (6.83%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.97%) Algorithms
5 8 (4.97%) Data Structures
5 8 (4.97%) State Machine
5 8 (4.97%) Virtual Team
6 7 (4.35%) Digital Currency
7 5 (3.11%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (3.11%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.48%) Blog
8 4 (2.48%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.86%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.62%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 45 (27.95%) Linux
2 18 (11.18%) Windows
3 16 (9.94%) VMS
4 5 (3.11%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.86%) Unix
6 1 (0.62%) Android
6 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (49.07%) Cryptocurrency
2 47 (29.19%) Test Automation
3 41 (25.47%) Cryptography
4 37 (22.98%) Software Engineering
5 32 (19.88%) API Design
6 31 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (19.25%) API Development
7 28 (17.39%) Front End Development
8 20 (12.42%) Computer Science
8 20 (12.42%) Mathematics
8 20 (12.42%) Multithreading
8 20 (12.42%) Open Source
9 18 (11.18%) SDLC
9 18 (11.18%) TDD
10 16 (9.94%) Data Security
10 16 (9.94%) Identity Management
10 16 (9.94%) KYC
11 13 (8.07%) Algorithmic Trading
11 13 (8.07%) Asset Management
11 13 (8.07%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 79 (49.07%) Java
2 77 (47.83%) Python
3 46 (28.57%) C++
4 40 (24.84%) Solidity
5 35 (21.74%) JavaScript
6 31 (19.25%) Go
7 29 (18.01%) SQL
8 25 (15.53%) ES6
9 24 (14.91%) C
10 19 (11.80%) Scala
11 17 (10.56%) PHP
12 15 (9.32%) C#
13 10 (6.21%) Rust
14 9 (5.59%) Haskell
14 9 (5.59%) Java 8
14 9 (5.59%) Java 9
14 9 (5.59%) Objective-C
15 8 (4.97%) Elixir
15 8 (4.97%) Lua
15 8 (4.97%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (14.91%) Degree
2 16 (9.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (6.83%) PhD
4 9 (5.59%) Master's Degree
5 4 (2.48%) ISEB
5 4 (2.48%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.86%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.86%) PMP
7 1 (0.62%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.62%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.59%) QA
2 3 (1.86%) PSD2
2 3 (1.86%) SEPA
2 3 (1.86%) TARGET2
System Software
1 40 (24.84%) Docker
2 24 (14.91%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (21.12%) Kubernetes
2 20 (12.42%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (2.48%) Consul
4 1 (0.62%) Ansible
4 1 (0.62%) Mesos
Vendors
1 13 (8.07%) Google
2 3 (1.86%) FIS
3 1 (0.62%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.62%) New Relic