Are you curious to find more about Ukrainian developers? We bring you these 14 awesome facts about Ukrainian programmers based on a 2018 DOU survey.

  1. The average age of a developer in Ukraine is 21 to 29 years old. In general, developers from Ukraine start their career earlier than their USA and UK counterparts.
  2. 23% of IT specialists are females, an increase with 3% than in 2017.
  3. The cities with the largest numbers of software developers workers are Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Lviv. 40% of software developers live in Kyiv, 15% in Kharkiv and 12% in Lviv.
  4. The number of people that work in IT outsourcing and the number of those employed by IT product companies is almost the same in Kyiv, 36% and 35%.
  5. In Kyiv, the share of junior and senior software engineers is the same, 22% and 21%. Other important IT cities got 2 or 3 junior programmers per 1 senior engineer.
  6. 56% of Ukrainian IT specialists have around 5 years of experience.
  7. Interest in technologies, high salaries and professional growth prospects are the three most popular reasons for working in tech, with 78%, 61%, and 50%.
  8. Ukrainian software developers choose their job based on salary and bonuses with 78%, interesting tasks with 65%, professional growth with 57% and comfortable work conditions for 29%.
  9. 52% of Ukrainian IT specialists find their job rather interesting, while 32% find their job truly interesting.
  10. 31% of Ukrainian developers are totally satisfied with their salaries, 51% are rather satisfied while only 12% are not satisfied at all.
  11. 19% of Ukrainian programmers have their own project, while 30% are only planning it and 45% are not considering it at all.
  12. Many IT specialists from Ukraine work more than 40 hours per week, 55% to be exact.
  13. 82% of male respondents and 80% of the women have higher education.
  14. Ukrainian software developers love to develop their skills. 70% of them read professional literature, 60% attend IT events on a regular basis, and 57% of the developers from the survey take online courses. This means that most of them are the best in their field because they always look for ways to improve their skills.

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