Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Smart Contract
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 874 1176 1284
Rank change year-on-year +302 +108 -
Permanent jobs citing Smart Contracts 300 39 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.022% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.42% 0.054% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 275 36 4
UK median annual salary £77,500 £60,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.17% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £59,250 £40,000 £42,125
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £106,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 -
% change year-on-year -22.22% - -

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 71,004 72,572 79,065
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.58% 40.62% 39.00%
Number of salaries quoted 59,130 60,835 68,419
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

Smart Contracts
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Smart Contracts in the UK

Smart Contracts
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Smart Contracts in the UK

Smart Contracts
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Smart Contracts over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Smart Contracts in the UK

Smart Contracts
Top 8 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 21 July 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 +281 298 £77,500 +29.17% 26
London +273 292 £77,500 +10.71% 25
UK excluding London +11 7 £35,000 -22.22% 3
South East - 3 £37,500 -
South West -7 2 - - 1
North West - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £32,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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.

1 295 (98.33%) Blockchain
2 199 (66.33%) Node.js
3 194 (64.67%) Ethereum
4 187 (62.33%) Solidity
5 154 (51.33%) Git (software)
6 152 (50.67%) SQL
7 149 (49.67%) NoSQL
8 143 (47.67%) Test Automation
9 137 (45.67%) Amazon AWS
10 136 (45.33%) GitHub
11 134 (44.67%) Front End Development
12 129 (43.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 127 (42.33%) Linux
14 124 (41.33%) MySQL
15 123 (41.00%) Redis
16 121 (40.33%) Distributed Ledger
16 121 (40.33%) PostgreSQL
17 119 (39.67%) Finance
18 114 (38.00%) Docker
19 110 (36.67%) ES6
20 108 (36.00%) Banking
21 105 (35.00%) Bitcoin
22 103 (34.33%) API Design
23 101 (33.67%) Telecoms
24 100 (33.33%) Java
25 99 (33.00%) JavaScript
26 94 (31.33%) Identity Management
26 94 (31.33%) Truffle
27 92 (30.67%) KYC
27 92 (30.67%) Data Security

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
1 194 (64.67%) Ethereum
2 7 (2.33%) Hyperledger
3 2 (0.67%) Apache
3 2 (0.67%) CMS
3 2 (0.67%) nginx
3 2 (0.67%) WordPress
4 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 121 (40.33%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (1.00%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.33%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 137 (45.67%) Amazon AWS
2 136 (45.33%) GitHub
3 129 (43.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 83 (27.67%) Cloud Computing
5 57 (19.00%) Amazon EC2
5 57 (19.00%) Amazon S3
6 22 (7.33%) Slack
6 22 (7.33%) Trello
7 16 (5.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.00%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.67%) IPFS
1 2 (0.67%) Skype
2 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.33%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (98.33%) Blockchain
2 149 (49.67%) NoSQL
3 124 (41.33%) MySQL
4 123 (41.00%) Redis
5 121 (40.33%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (6.33%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.33%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.33%) Apache Zeppelin
8 1 (0.33%) Big Data
8 1 (0.33%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.33%) PouchDB
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 154 (51.33%) Git (software)
2 68 (22.67%) Mocha
3 19 (6.33%) webpack
4 18 (6.00%) JIRA
5 4 (1.33%) Babel
5 4 (1.33%) RSpec
6 2 (0.67%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.33%) Bower
7 1 (0.33%) Grunt
7 1 (0.33%) gulp
7 1 (0.33%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 119 (39.67%) Finance
2 108 (36.00%) Banking
3 101 (33.67%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.00%) Electronics
5 3 (1.00%) Online Betting
6 2 (0.67%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Front Office
7 1 (0.33%) Games
7 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Legal
7 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 219 (73.00%) Developer
2 121 (40.33%) Blockchain Developer
3 79 (26.33%) Senior Developer
4 78 (26.00%) Backend Developer
5 77 (25.67%) Node.js Developer
6 45 (15.00%) JavaScript Developer
7 34 (11.33%) Software Engineer
8 32 (10.67%) Software Developer
9 31 (10.33%) Blockchain Engineer
10 27 (9.00%) Senior Backend Developer
11 20 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
12 19 (6.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 11 (3.67%) Blockchain Software Engineer
13 11 (3.67%) Ethereum Engineer
14 10 (3.33%) Senior JavaScript Developer
15 9 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
15 9 (3.00%) React Developer
16 7 (2.33%) Graduate
16 7 (2.33%) Graduate Software Engineer
16 7 (2.33%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (66.33%) Node.js
2 94 (31.33%) Truffle
3 84 (28.00%) web3js
4 68 (22.67%) Chai
4 68 (22.67%) Jest
5 66 (22.00%) CSS
6 64 (21.33%) Enzyme
7 44 (14.67%) HTML
8 37 (12.33%) AngularJS
9 36 (12.00%) React
10 29 (9.67%) Web Services
11 28 (9.33%) Apache Cordova
12 26 (8.67%) Ember.js
12 26 (8.67%) jQuery
12 26 (8.67%) Redux
13 23 (7.67%) React Native
14 22 (7.33%) DOM
15 19 (6.33%) CSS3
15 19 (6.33%) Express
16 18 (6.00%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 105 (35.00%) Bitcoin
2 34 (11.33%) Computer Science
3 31 (10.33%) Fintech
4 22 (7.33%) Digital Currency
5 18 (6.00%) Algorithms
5 18 (6.00%) Data Structures
6 17 (5.67%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (4.67%) Virtual Team
8 13 (4.33%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 127 (42.33%) Linux
2 60 (20.00%) VMS
3 10 (3.33%) Android
3 10 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (47.67%) Test Automation
2 134 (44.67%) Front End Development
3 103 (34.33%) API Design
4 94 (31.33%) Identity Management
5 92 (30.67%) Data Security
5 92 (30.67%) KYC
6 87 (29.00%) API Development
7 41 (13.67%) Software Engineering
8 32 (10.67%) TDD
9 28 (9.33%) Unit Testing
10 26 (8.67%) BDD
11 24 (8.00%) DevOps
12 23 (7.67%) Mobile Development
13 22 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (7.33%) Cryptocurrency
13 22 (7.33%) Project Management
14 17 (5.67%) Cryptography
15 15 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 187 (62.33%) Solidity
2 152 (50.67%) SQL
3 110 (36.67%) ES6
4 100 (33.33%) Java
5 99 (33.00%) JavaScript
6 81 (27.00%) Python
7 78 (26.00%) Go
8 62 (20.67%) C++
9 38 (12.67%) Bash Shell
10 33 (11.00%) Ruby
11 30 (10.00%) Scala
12 25 (8.33%) Rust
13 21 (7.00%) C
14 20 (6.67%) Elixir
14 20 (6.67%) Haskell
15 18 (6.00%) Apple Swift
15 18 (6.00%) Lua
15 18 (6.00%) Objective-C
16 17 (5.67%) C#
17 9 (3.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (8.33%) Degree
2 18 (6.00%) PhD
3 7 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.67%) GCP
2 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 114 (38.00%) Docker
2 79 (26.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 81 (27.00%) Docker Swarm
2 70 (23.33%) Kubernetes
3 21 (7.00%) Ansible
4 17 (5.67%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (5.67%) Puppet
5 2 (0.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (3.33%) Xamarin
2 3 (1.00%) Google
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft