The average salary of professionals working in the field of blockchain and cryptocurrency in the first half decreased by 40%. Such data shared Analytics recruitment platform HeadHunter.

If last year the salary of PR Director of cryptocurrency project reached 800 thousand rubles, now it is 400 thousand rubles. The developers of the software last year could expect to pay 600 thousand rubles, and now this level has dropped to 300 thousand rubles. Less employers are willing to pay for analysts at securities and project managers — about 100 thousand rubles a month.

The average salary in the industry, as indicated by a HeadHunter, for the first six months of 2018 is estimated at 169,5 thousand rubles, although at the end of the second half of 2017, it reached 292 thousand rubles.

Experts explain the decline in wages in this industry is the General cooling of interest in digital assets.

Andrei Lugovoi, a Director of the company “Kryptonian”:

“We need to take into account the drop in the capitalization of cryptocurrencies themselves as a factor of shrinking budgets. In December 2017 the bitcoin exchange rate reached $20 thousand In the first half of this year, the cost of bitcoin reached a maximum of $6 thousand.”

With the decline of interest in the blockchain and currency exchange rates, the payment of experts came down: the rules of supply and demand, he said. In addition, decreased the proportion of fraudulent ICO “hyped” marketing budgets.

As delivered to the Russian Association of cryptocurrency and blockchain (RAKIB), currently in kriptonyte employs about 70 thousand developers. In the first half of 2018 was posted about 100 job openings from companies engaged in cryptocurrency and bloccano.

For comparison, according to HeadHunter, in 2017 the organization has placed 484 such jobs, while in 2016 there were no such proposals at all.