The number of IT specialists in Ukraine increased to 307,000 in 2023

The number of IT specialists in Ukraine increased to 307,000 in 2023

Despite the full-scale war, IT remains one of the biggest drivers of Ukraine’s economic development. In 2023, the projected export volume will reach $7 billion.

Lviv IT Cluster, in partnership with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and with the support of the USAID Competitive Economy Program, conducted the study “IT Research Ukraine 2023: Adaptability and Resilience in Time of War Implemented”. The main data collection and analysis within the sociological part was provided by the Fama research agency.

This is the largest study on the state and prospects of the IT industry in Ukraine. More than 7,000 IT professionals and more than 400 companies from all regions of Ukraine, except for the territories temporarily occupied by Russia, took part in the survey.

IT Research Ukraine 2023: Адаптивність та стійкість під час війни реалізовано

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Thus, the number of Ukrainian IT professionals is growing. In 2023, more than 307 thousand specialists are already working in the IT sector. This is almost 8% more than last year. The average salary in IT is $2,630, which is $270 more than in 2022.

So how is the industry developing in 2023?

  • The share of IT services is the largest in the export structure – 41.5%.
  • The share of IT in Ukraine’s GDP is 4.9%.
  • 36% of Ukrainian companies plan to open new representative offices.
  • The number of IT professionals in Ukraine has grown by almost 8%. This is more than 307 thousand specialists. One third of them are women.
  • 92% of companies financially support the implementation of wartime projects.
  • ¾ of companies have mobilized specialists on their staff. More than 93% of IT professionals donate.
  • The median income increased by ~$270 compared to 2022.

“We continue to work to turn Ukraine into the largest IT hub in Europe and become leaders in the development of the digital economy. Our goal is to increase the share of IT in the country’s GDP to 10%,” said Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov.


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