Web Plugins

Skills API

Web Plugins & Skills API help in developing applications on jobs, HR, talent development, talent analytics
and so on, by enabling mapping of the skills of jobs and individuals in a more effective manner.

IYS offers five powerful resources

Skills Search Plugin

Users can search for skills, which are auto-completed or auto-prompted from the Skills Ontology. They can select the relevant skills and add them to their profile or job. This makes adding skills extremely easy and error free.

Related Skills Search Plugin

On selecting a skill, more skills within the same category as well as more categories related to the selected skill are displayed to the user. This helps to bring out skills that are important to be captured but which may not be at the top of their mind.

Skills Search & Rating Plugin

Going beyond adding skills, here users can add proficiencies to skills, i.e. how good they are at each of their skills. Adding proficiencies helps in better matching of jobs to people, and also aids better design and development activities.

Skills Profiling Plugin

Users may feel the need to qualify or elaborate on their skills. This plugin allows users, apart from using all the features above, to also add descriptive comments to their selected skills.

Skills API

The Skills API provides access to a robust back-end for the development of HR applications with customized functionalities, bringing the rich skills data of the Skills Ontology into your own application interface.

Highlights of the Skills Profiler

iys icon Rating system for proficiency levels in selected skills
iys icon Customized ratings and legends for each skill
iys icon Prompts with categories related to selected skills help users to include all their skills without missing out skills that may not be at the top of the mind
iys icon Clustering of skills is tailored to the functional area
iys icon To sum up, a holistic picture of the skills related to a person or job which we would need to know about in order to gain a comprehensive understanding

Technical Features

iys icon The IYS Skills Ontology is maintained on servers located in the USA
iys icon The plugins offered are optimized for viewing on desktop and mobile
iys icon The plugins can be customized for font and color to match your applications

Constantly Updated

The Skills landscape keeps changing. We continuously track new skills that keep emerging and add them to the Skills Library.


The skills are well categorized across different areas and industries to enable a meaningful and complete presentation of one’s skills.

Contextual Reference

The skills search functionality allows for a better understanding of the context in which a particular skill is being referred to.

Universal Scale

Rating the proficiency of one's skills is possible through selection on a scale of five, or through binary selection. The legends for the scales may vary.

APIs for HR Tech companies for skills search, mapping and profiling

Web apps for different purposes for different users with one goal – maximizing of talent