The price of Ether (ETH), the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network may not be performing according to investors’ wishes at the moment, being significantly lower than its all-time high.
However, being able to write smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain using Solidity remains one of the most sought after skills by companies going into 2020, according to a recent blog post by employment-oriented service company, LinkedIn.
In its report, LinkedIn disclosed a growing need for developers who can use Solidity, an object-oriented programming language for writing smart contracts as popularized by the Ethereum network.
The publication also recommended Learning Solidity with Emmanual Henri, as one of the best courses to take for anyone looking to acquire the needed expertise in the Ethereum-focused programming language.
Notably, too, the demand for blockchain skills topped LinkedIn’s list of most in-demand hard skills for the first time, suggesting increasing awareness and appetite for working in the emerging industry.
Writing on how much blockchain technology has evolved since coming to limelight via Bitcoin, the article reads:
Blockchain was born in 2009 to support the use of cryptocurrency. But blockchain’s novel way to store, validate, authorize, and move data across the internet has evolved to securely store and send any digital asset.
Despite the evolution, though, the report acknowledged that “the small supply of professionals who have this skill are in high demand,” making it a possibly lucrative career for programmers looking to move in that direction.
Similarly in August 2019, leading freelancing marketplace, Upwork, revealed in its market report that knowledge in Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and blockchain is one of the most demanded skills on its platform with freelancers earning up to $165 and $255 per hour.