I saw a general discussion on a SharePoint forum about SharePoint making the Webmaster role in organizations obsolete. Below was my response. I'm looking forward to hearing what the rest of the SharePoint community thinks.
Personally, I think the title of 'webmaster' died quite some time ago. Due exclusively to SharePoint - no.
To me the term Webmaster died because of all the new technologies that have evolved over the last 10 years. Was SharePoint a part of those of evolving technologies - yes. There are so many means and approaches to building an intranet/extranet/internet presence for an organization in this present day, that your typical 'webmaster' role with a small toolbox to get the job done is obsolete, along with the title.
Just doing some searches on Monster.com reveals this I believe.
- SharePoint Administrator, you'll find about 300 jobs
- SharePoint Developer, you'll find about 650 jobs
- Webmaster, you'll only find about 100 jobs.
As you can see SharePoint obviously has a higher demand than a Webmaster. But, if you try to be more general and look at all the available technologies, you'll see that SharePoint is just a small piece of the pie.
Do a search for Web Developer, you'll find over 5,000+ jobs.
Just Dan's 2 cents.