The boom in the crypto jobs market has created roles that are rooted in a variety of niche skill sets, with tech skills being crucial to landing a job in cryptocurrency. Many job listings also call for hard skills, such as Java, Machine Learning, Python and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
AI is also a great sector to move into, as it’s central to the ongoing tech revolution. This field has an excellent career outlook, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting a 31.4% increase in jobs for data scientists and mathematical science professionals by 2030.
With the increasing demand for individuals with skills in the AI and cryptocurrency fields, here at Small Business Prices, we have decided to explore in-depth the countries which have been named by Statista as the most advanced when it comes to cryptocurrency and AI jobs.
The USA revealed as the country with the most crypto jobs
1. United States
The United States leads the way with a total of 3,893 advertised vacancies in the cryptocurrency field. A recent analysis by Monster supports these findings and concluded that the cryptocurrency job market is on the rise in the United States.
Using data provided by the TalentNeuron tool and using insights from technology company CEB, they found that listings for jobs that mentioned the keywords “cryptocurrency,” “bitcoin,” or “blockchain” have risen 194% year by year from 2018 to 2017.
Our research shows that the top three cities in the US for crypto jobs are New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Additionally, the top industries in the US for crypto jobs are Internet & Technology, Banking & Financial Services, Computer Software & Hardware, Accounting and Legal & Private Security.
2. United Kingdom
Moreover, the United Kingdom has a total of 954 jobs in the cryptocurrency field. The top three cities for crypto jobs in the UK are London, Cambridge and Greenford. (Greenford is listed as a separate location from London due to jobs being advertised there).
We found that the top industries in the UK for crypto jobs are Internet & Technology, Banking & Financial Services, Computer Software & Hardware, Information Technology, Media & Publishing.
In third place for the number of jobs in the crypto field is Canada, with a total of 386. The top three cities in Canada for crypto jobs are Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
The top industries in Canada for crypto jobs are Internet & Technology, Banking & Financial Services, Computer Hardware & Software, Information Technology and Energy & Utilities.
Additionally, among the top leaders in crypto is Australia, which has a total of 236 jobs in the cryptocurrency field. The top three cities in Australia for crypto jobs are Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.
The data revealed that the top industries in Australia for crypto jobs are Internet & Technology, Banking & Financial Services, Computer Hardware & Software, Accounting & Finance and Consulting.
5. South Africa
In fifth place for the number of jobs available working in cryptocurrency is South Africa which has a total of 36 jobs. The top three cities in South Africa for crypto jobs are Cape Town, Johannesburg and Centurion.
Finally, we found that the top industries for crypto jobs in South Africa are Internet & Technology, Consulting, Private Security and Information Technology.
Ranking: The most popular sectors to land a crypto role in the UK
|Number of Jobs
|Accounting & Legal
The top five job functions where crypto skills are most in-demand in the UK are Engineering, Project Management, Information Technology, Marketing and Finance & Accounting.
The Most Advanced Country for Jobs in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the US
1. United States
Just like crypto, the United States leads the way for the number of opportunities in jobs related to AI as they have a total of 20,771 advertised vacancies in the field. According to Simplilearn, AI and machine learning jobs are expected to continue to grow in the US and have jumped by almost 75%t over the past four years.
This demonstrates that if you possess the skills, pursuing a machine learning job in the US is a great option for a high-paying career that will be in demand for decades.
Our findings show that the top three cities for jobs in AI in the US are New York, Seattle and San Francisco. Moreover, the top industries for jobs related to AI in the US are Computer Software & Hardware, Consulting, Accounting & Legal, Internet & Technology and Information Technology.
2. United Kingdom
The United Kingdom comes in second place with a total of 1,258 jobs in the AI field. The top three cities for jobs related to AI in the UK are London, Cambridge and Manchester.
The top industries for jobs linked to AI in the UK are Computer Hardware & Software, Internet & Technology, Consulting, Banking & Financial Services and Accounting & Legal.
Additionally, Canada comes in a close third after the United Kingdom with a total of 1,214 jobs in the AI field. The top three cities in Canada for jobs connected to AI are Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
Our data revealed that the top industries associated with AI in Canada are Computer Software & Hardware, Internet & Technology, Information Technology, Consulting, Biotech & Pharmaceuticals.
Moreover, Australia places fourth and has a total of 603 jobs in the AI field. The top three cities in Australia for jobs in AI are Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
The top industries for jobs linked to AI in Australia are Information Technology, Computer Software & Hardware, Consulting, Accounting, Legal and Internet & Technology.
5. South Africa
Finally, South Africa places in the top five countries for opportunities working in the AI field and has a total of 129 jobs. The top three cities in South Africa for jobs in AI are Johannesburg, Cape Town and Midrand.
We found that the top industries for jobs in AI in South Africa are Information Technology, Accounting & Legal, Computer Software & Hardware, Media & Publishing and Consulting.
Ranking: The top sectors to secure an AI role in the UK
|Number of Jobs
|Biotech & Pharmaceutical
The five most popular job industries in AI are Engineering, Research & Science, Information Technology, Business and Consulting.
With the recent boom in the cryptocurrency and Artificial Intelligence jobs market, it can be concluded that the demand for talent will continue to increase.
Our findings clearly reveal that the United States is leading the way in terms of opportunities for jobs in both the cryptocurrency and Artificial Intelligence fields. From exploring the numbers, compared to other countries, the United States have a much larger number of jobs available in these areas than the United Kingdom or Canada for example.
Our data also shows that, although to be expected, the top industry in almost all countries for both crypto and AI jobs is Technology.
Finally, we also discovered that in the UK in particular, Engineering is the industry offering the most opportunities for those wanting to work in Cryptocurrency.
We explored the top five most advanced countries which are the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and South Africa for jobs in cryptocurrency. Using Glassdoor job listings, we looked at the top cities and industries for crypto jobs in each of these countries and repeated the process for jobs in the AI field.
Glassdoor website was analysed on the 10th of March 2022 and the numbers of advertised jobs are correct as of this date.