Indian crypto experts have benefited from the growth of the blockchain sector. Due to shortage of talents, they now demand higher salaries.
Software developers and IT workers who missed out on crypto can now fasten their belts because the crypto sector is now seeking them out.
Due to the extensive competition going on amongst Indian fintech companies, especially those companies which are associated with crypto and blockchain industries, there is an acute shortage of crypto experts in India whom these companies want to hire.
Though the report pointed out that there is only a very small percentage of Indians who are conversant with crypto and blockchain technology.
This can be an opportunity for developers and IT professionals who have some basic information on the crypto & blockchain sector.
This was revealed by a report of Xpheno, an Indian specialist expertise options firm, which found that job openings in the blockchain sector have increased by 50% in the past 12 months.
Over 12,000 jobs were advertised during 2021, as compared to 6,000 advertisements placed for recruitment.
The co-founder of Xpheno, Kamal Karanth, said that the mainstream visibility and talent-related progress of the crypto industry is still nascent in India, even though crypto trading has been going on for 12 years.
The report added that the annual wage within the crypto trade has shot up as much as $95,000 to $150,000 for crypto experts with 8 to 10 years of expertise. This higher package has been attributed to the scarcity of crypto expertise based in India and overseas. Corporations within the blockchain trade principally seek workers having data and expertise in blockchain, machine studying, safety options, Ripplex options, information evaluation, and entrance and back-end expertise.
In accordance with the Xpheno report, there’s a 30% to 60% scarcity of skill-set with these specializations, whereas, there is a scarcity of talents in information science and cybersecurity of around 50% to 70%.
Crypto-skilled workforce scarcity and wage competition will last at least two years.
According to the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), a chamber of commerce of the commerce trade, and WazirX, a crypto exchange report titled 'CryptoTech Industry in India' dated 29 November 2021, "The crypto scene in India is relatively new but is picking up pace quickly. There are 50,000 plus people employed in crypto technology.
Crypto technology assets have fetched an investment of $6.6 Billion by retail investors in India. Further, the 230+ multiple crypto startups with their 150+ Blockchain and Crypto projects/proofs-of-concept (POCs) are a definite indication that crypto technology is here to stay, the report adds.
The report has identified four types of bottlenecks, namely, technological bottlenecks, operational bottlenecks, financial bottlenecks, and regulatory bottlenecks for crypto to lift its wings and soar in the area.
The first bottleneck is the regulatory one, which is expected to see the light of the day in the parliament in days to come. The government's crypto bill will pave the way, whether the sector will move forward, or companies will move out. There are mixed signals from the government that it might take harsh measures on cryptocurrencies as a whole. Though some concessions will be given, will this be enough for crypto technology to soar will only be clear, when the bill is made public?
Sangeeta Gupta, senior vice president at Nasscom, said that a 30% improvement in new jobs is anticipated within the coming months if the sector continues to develop at the present price. Because the cryptocurrency area remains to be younger, there’s a large hole between the expertise and obtainable vacancies.
Indian IT firms which are offering companies to international shoppers, fintech start-ups, and consulting corporations have been competing for specialists within the crypto area, Sangeeta adds.
Based on extensive research, the Nasscom report also suggested that by 2030, India could add $105 billion to its economy and earn over $137 million in new taxes.
Apart from investment, India can also create over 800,000 jobs and the adoption of crypto may also reduce remittance costs resulting in a savings of $79 billion by 2030. India has a huge workforce working in various countries that send around $80 plus billion in remittances every year.
In the months to come, as more people become aware of the crypto sector, the adoption of crypto will also increase, which will lead to more jobs.
Disclaimer: This article is only for educational purposes. It is not investment or financial advice and doesn't recommend buying and selling cryptocurrencies. Always do your due diligence, before investing in any crypto project.