2013: In retrospect.

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2013 was a solid year for us. We celebrated our eighth birthday, started our own podcast, made it easier to apply to jobs, and hired a Junior Unicorn.

After sifting through lines and lines of data from 2013, below are some of the more interesting stats from the year.

Infographic showing interesting stats from 2013

Note: Generalized assumptions about the web/tech/design industries should not be inferred from our data. Instead, this data is just that—our data.

That being said, here are some notable stats from the year:

  • New York, San Francisco, and Chicago round out the top U.S. cities for listings posted to Authentic Jobs. London, Amsterdam, and Toronto are tops for international cities.
  • Nearly one-third (31%) of all listings were posted in the front-end development category. This number is slightly higher than it might be otherwise, given employers can choose up to two categories when posting a listing.
  • Dashboard designer for Mercedes-Benz. Period. Sit on that for a minute. (Envious!)
  • In 2013, nearly twice as many startups posted jobs compared to 2012.
  • JavaScript was mentioned more than any other skill in job descriptions.

2014 is already off to a great start, and we’ve got numerous things in the works, such as Crew.is and a substantial redesign for Authentic Jobs.

And don’t forget, our annual 50% off New Year’s sale continues through January 11.

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