State of
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State of APIs

Are we monetizing APIs?

Developers from industries including financial services, technology, telecommunications, and healthcare reported monetizing APIs at an above average rate. There is also a marked increase in monetization from people who work in organizations that use over 10 APIs.

This growth correlates with the increase in developers who reported working on partner-facing APIs. As we move into 2022, we expect even more organizations will take advantage of the API economy and monetize their APIs.

All responses
40.7%
35.4%(2020)
+15.0%
From people who work at organizations that...
...are in Professional Services
30.3%
28.6%(2020)
+5.9%
...are in Technology (Software/Internet)
42.3%
33.0%(2020)
+28.2%
...are in Healthcare
42.9%
66.7%(2020)
−35.7%
...are in Financial Services
45.0%
48.6%(2020)
−7.4%
...are in Telecommunications
57.8%
55.6%(2020)
+4.0%
...have 10+ Internal APIs
48.1%
42.7%(2020)
+12.6%
...have 10+ External APIs
50.1%
42.7%(2020)
+17.3%
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Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s RapidAPI Developer Survey! We hope this report gives you insight into the API landscape and emerging technology trends.

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