New Job Titles Show APIs Moving Mainstream

Adam DuVander, August 5th, 2010

Just about every web developer must now be comfortable at least consuming APIs, if not creating them. This trend now shows itself in job titles including “API” and “mashup,” and more often in the requirements and experience section of job listings.

Consider growth in the number of mashup jobs listed on job search site Indeed. Then compare it to the trends we noted in early 2007.

Some recent examples:

At a time when marketers are discovering APIs, it’s safe to say the interest in moving beyond developers. But it’s still a highly technical requirement, which means those with the skills are in demand. Just look at the glut of job listings for Amazon Web Services.

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February 16th, 2011
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[...] for a developer ecosystem building around it. It is a win for developers, too, since we are seeing more jobs requiring API experience. Participating in beta programs like this can give one a firsthand account of the process in [...]

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