New data posted in a report by Hitmarker shows that the amount of jobs available within the Esports industry is growing exponentially. In 2018 there were 3,821 positions open, whereas the 2019 total was 8,330, an increase of 118%.
Freelance positions grew from 404 in 2018 to 851 in 2019, another significant increase of 111%. The number of companies in the field who were hiring also grew from 1,184 to 1,386 in 2019.
The United Kingdom rates third in the world for careers in Esports, 677 jobs were posted in 2019, compared to 6,125 positions open in the United States.
Over the past two years, the report details just shy of 17,000 English spoken jobs listed on their website. Hitmarkers MD, Richard Hudson, said of the report: “This report is a world-first in that it is a comprehensive comparison of esports jobs data from two full calendar years.
“It remains very evident that the esports industry continues to grow apace, with the standout headline from the report being that the [total] number of esports jobs [posted on Hitmarker] grew by an enormous 87% from 5,896 in 2018 to 11,027 in 2019.”
The report goes on to estimate that in 2020 there could be a possible 22,500 jobs listed worldwide, with at least 20 thousand of those being paid positions.
This growth is incredibly encouraging, especially as Esports is still very young as an industry, and such rapid growth is a very good sign.