State of
APIs

Developers’ workflows change rapidly.
Here are the insights you helped us collect on the state of APIs in 2021.

State of APIs

What do we predict for next year?

Developers were not immune from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and staffing challenges continue to disrupt businesses around the globe. Lacking engineers or team members was the top challenge developers predicted for 2022, with over 56.8% of developers anticipating this problem.

We found over half of developers considered leaving their current position. This trend may be indicative of the overall turbulence seen in the job market.

Back-end developers

Have you considered leaving your current role for another job?

Yes
64.3%
No
35.7%
Higher compensation or benefits
60.3%
Interested in a specific product or technology
40.5%
Flexible working environment
38.9%
Interested in a specific company or market
23.0%
Opportunity to work with former teammates or friends
16.7%
Company size (larger)
11.1%
Company size (smaller)
9.5%
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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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