Period
to 12 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Smart Contracts skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Smart Contracts over the 6 months to 12 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Smart Contract
UK
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 917 860 1084
Rank change year-on-year -57 +224 -139
Permanent jobs citing Smart Contracts 25 19 27
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.023% 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.061% 0.057% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 19 15 10
10th Percentile £56,250 £67,750 £48,750
25th Percentile £60,625 £70,000 £58,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £77,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +16.13% +14.81% -10.00%
75th Percentile £112,500 £85,000 £92,188
90th Percentile £133,000 £112,500 £123,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £63,750 - £52,500

Smart Contracts is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 41,182 33,519 54,799
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.16% 39.70% 38.13%
Number of salaries quoted 28,851 27,752 45,321
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,322 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.40% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £91,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Smart Contracts
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Smart Contracts as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Smart Contracts in the UK

Smart Contracts
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Smart Contracts.

Salary trend for Smart Contracts in the UK

Smart Contracts
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Smart Contracts over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Smart Contracts in the UK

Smart Contracts
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Smart Contracts within the UK over the 6 months to 12 June 2021. 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 -24 23 £65,000 -16.13% 7
London -31 15 £100,000 +29.03% 4
UK excluding London - 8 £63,750 - 3
North of England - 5 £65,000 -
North West - 5 £65,000 -
Work from Home - 5 £62,500 - 1
South West - 3 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, IT jobs citing Smart Contracts 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 Smart Contracts.

1 23 (92.00%) Blockchain
2 15 (60.00%) Solidity
3 11 (44.00%) Ethereum
4 10 (40.00%) Finance
5 9 (36.00%) Fintech
6 7 (28.00%) webpack
6 7 (28.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (28.00%) Degree
6 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
7 6 (24.00%) Node.js
7 6 (24.00%) TypeScript
7 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (20.00%) .NET
8 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (20.00%) DevOps
8 5 (20.00%) Azure
8 5 (20.00%) Master's Degree
9 4 (16.00%) Hyperledger
9 4 (16.00%) Virtual Team
9 4 (16.00%) Cryptocurrency
9 4 (16.00%) Front End Development
9 4 (16.00%) Truffle
9 4 (16.00%) Geth
9 4 (16.00%) Algorithms
9 4 (16.00%) Sass
9 4 (16.00%) Information Security
9 4 (16.00%) CSS
9 4 (16.00%) Python
9 4 (16.00%) C++
9 4 (16.00%) HTML

Smart Contracts
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 11 (44.00%) Ethereum
2 4 (16.00%) Geth
2 4 (16.00%) Hyperledger
3 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Quorum
2 1 (4.00%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Azure
2 3 (12.00%) npm
3 2 (8.00%) AWS
3 2 (8.00%) GCP
4 1 (4.00%) Infura
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (92.00%) Blockchain
2 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) webpack
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) JUnit
2 1 (4.00%) Mockito
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Social Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Blockchain Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Blockchain Lead
3 5 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Blockchain Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Backend Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Blockchain Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Ethereum Developer
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Product Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) Node.js
2 5 (20.00%) .NET
3 4 (16.00%) CSS
3 4 (16.00%) HTML
3 4 (16.00%) Sass
3 4 (16.00%) Truffle
4 3 (12.00%) Redux
4 3 (12.00%) REST
5 1 (4.00%) .NET Core
5 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Algorithms
1 4 (16.00%) Virtual Team
2 2 (8.00%) Bitcoin
3 1 (4.00%) Cloud Native
3 1 (4.00%) Cyberattack
3 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.00%) Derivative
3 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Fintech
2 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.00%) DevOps
4 4 (16.00%) Cryptocurrency
4 4 (16.00%) Front End Development
4 4 (16.00%) Information Security
5 2 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (8.00%) Scrum
5 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.00%) Backlog Management
6 1 (4.00%) Backlog Prioritisation
6 1 (4.00%) Data Pipeline
6 1 (4.00%) Multithreaded Programming
6 1 (4.00%) Product Roadmap
6 1 (4.00%) Product Strategy
6 1 (4.00%) Secure Coding
6 1 (4.00%) Software Delivery
6 1 (4.00%) Sprint Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) Solidity
2 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (24.00%) TypeScript
3 4 (16.00%) C++
3 4 (16.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) Python
4 3 (12.00%) Go
4 3 (12.00%) Rust
5 2 (8.00%) C#
5 2 (8.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (28.00%) Degree
2 5 (20.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
1 2 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Google
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Parity