Ukraine is Fourth in World by Number of IT Specialists
- Business and Technology
Ukraine is fourth in the world by the number of certified IT specialists after the United States, India and Russia, according to the annual report of the National Commission for the State Regulation of Communication and Informatization of Ukraine, referring to research of Exploring Ukraine IT Outsourcing Industry 2012.
The bulk of the country’s IT specialists, 40%, work in Kyiv, 19% in Kharkiv, 16% in Lviv, 7% in Dnipropetrovsk and 4% in Odesa.
Annually the higher education establishments graduate about 16,000 IT specialists.
According to the hh.ua staff portal, the most demanded post of software designer is not just in the IT sector, but also on the whole labour market, the report from the commission said. Over 15,000 vacancies in the section ‘Information Technologies/Internet/Telecom’ was registered in 2012.
As reported, Ukrainian Premier Mykola Azarov in February ordered Education and Science Minister Dmytro Tabachnyk to ensure the increasing of the state order to train IT specialists at the universities.
As the premier said, in 2015 the state will need about 100,000 qualified specialists due to the state support of the IT sector.