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.