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Symphony Solutions | October 20, 2017

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The skills of Ukrainian IT professionals are on the 2nd place in the world

The skills of Ukrainian IT professionals are on the 2nd place in the world


Ukrainian programmers have been best known for their technical skills for quite a while. In 2013 they showed impressive results at Bench Games Leaderboard 2013. Back then Ukrainian IT pros won the 2nd place at the international online competition which aims to identify the skills and knowledge of professionals in IT industry.

Ukrainian software development outsourcing industry has developed rapidly since 2013. We are still proud to be at the Bench Games Leaderboard, but there are also more recent accomplishments that are worth mentioning. Here you may find the most significant achievements to give you the idea why Ukrainian developers might be even better than 2nd best in the world.

  1. European leaders in IT outsourcing

Ukraine is a European leader in IT outsourcing. According to The Outsourcing Journal, there are more than 100,000 IT specialists in Ukraine who provide their services to West European and North American clients. It is expected that by the end of 2020 this number will double and there will be about 200.000 software developers in Ukraine.

  1. One of the TOP 20 offshore locations

Ukraine is one of the TOP 20 offshore locations in EMEA according to Gartner. Gartner’s list considers the credentials of 72 countries as offshore locations.

  1. Global contribution

And we can’t but mention the fact that the skills of Ukrainian developers were used even in Hollywood “Spider-Man” movie, “Quantum of Solace” James Bond movie, in Madonna’s show, AC / DC’s performance and other.

  1. Excellent education

Ukrainian developers are highly skilled and educated. Ukraine is ranked the 4th place by the number of certified IT professional globally and is stated #1 in Europe Colliers International. In addition to this, more than 36,000 of tech people graduate from Ukrainian universities and other higher education institutions annually (according to the Ministry of Education of Ukraine).

  1. Striving for even better results

The biggest Ukrainian developers’ community DOU conducted a research on the topic of most popular programming languages. According to it, about 65% of programmers in Ukraine would like to learn a new programming language to enhance their professional abilities and skills. The same report states that the most popular language among Ukrainian developers is Java which has the 23% of the market share. Javascript came  2nd with 16% market share, C# got 3d place (15%) and Python has 13% of total share. It is followed by C++ (5%), Ruby (4.5%), Swift and Objective-C. Scala has gained 1.5% of the market share.

More at the Brainbench and report IT Ukraine.