New Job Titles Show APIs Moving Mainstream

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.

Adam DuVander The former ProgrammableWeb Executive Editor, Adam is an API expert now helping regular people connect them at Zapier. Previously he worked at API companies SendGrid and Orchestrate, and wrote for Wired and Webmonkey. Adam is also the author of mapping API cookbook Map Scripting 101. Find him at

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