Blockchain-related job opportunities are at record levels. Companies from IBM to Ripple are so eager for a well-trained workforce they’re helping universities with grants to promote blockchain studies and research.

The job site Glassdoor recently found blockchain-related jobs have a median base salary of $84,884 per year. But Hired, a tech recruiter in San Francisco, crunched its own numbers and found blockchain engineers are making between $150,000 and $175,000, on average. By contrast, software engineers earn $135,000, on average.

Engineers who want to specialize in blockchain should know networking, database design and cryptography computing skills, a number of unnamed blockchain engineers told CNBC. Blockchain engineers code in a variety of programming languages such as Java, JavaScript, C++, Go, Solidity and Python, among others.

“There’s a ton of demand for blockchain,” Mehul Patel, CEO of Hired, told CNBC. “Software engineers are in very short supply, but this is even more acute and that’s why salaries are even higher.”

In short, supply and demand applies to the blockchain world, too. Read more here.

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