Ukraine is becoming one of the most popular destinations for IT outsourcing in Eastern Europe and Odesa is one of the best cities not only for tourism but for tech investment as well.
Although a feeble economy hampered the country, cities such as Odesa and Kyiv have quickly grown to become some of Europe’s hottest startup hubs.
Several multinational tech companies also operate more than 100 R&D centers across the country.
Here is everything you need to know about the IT market in Odesa and its potential for IT outsourcing.
Specifics of the IT market in Odesa
More than 45 IT businesses are based in Odesa, including some of the largest IT companies in Ukraine and giants like Oracle, Snap, and Yandex. The startup scene is also thriving with several local startups that succeeded on the international scene such as Looksery, Readdle, Mevics, and 3DLOOK.
IT Professionals profile and salary
Nearly 80% of IT professionals in Odesa are men, aged between 25 to 30 years. Most of them have received an education in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, and have at least medium proficiency in English so you shouldn’t be worried about language barriers.
A typical salary for a software engineer in Odesa is $2100, while a senior engineer earns an average salary of $3600.
Solar Digital is specialized in corporate website building, branding, UX/UI design, MVP startup consulting, app development, and has worked with international clients from 18 countries.
Unilimes is a 3D web studio that provides visualization, 3D modeling, design, web development, and branding services.
Odessa offers popular educational courses provided by its universities, clubs, and schools.
There are up to 1000 graduates annually that followed the classes of one of the following universities:
- Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University,
- Odessa National Polytechnic University,
- O.S. Popov Odessa National Academy of Telecommunications,
- “Shag” Computer Academy
IT communities and events in Odesa
There is an IT network called Odessa IT Cluster with more than 3000 participants, that has initiated several projects aimed at IT teachers, university students, and kids.
There are also numerous coworking spaces in Odesa that regularly host IT workshops, meetups, and events.
In summary, Odesa provides several benefits when it comes to IT outsourcing – well-educated IT professionals, a rapidly developing tech scene, plenty of opportunities, and lower market competition in comparison to other IT hubs in Ukraine.