Ukraine boasts the second largest talent pool in terms of the number of software developers. Currently 184,700 IT professionals work there and predicted to reach 200,000 by 2020 and 242,000 by 2025.

The population of software developers is undoubtedly expanded, rapidly driving European technology. Whilst there may be 5.5 million developers that may be active in Europe, this doesn’t hide the current shortage of 500,000 software engineers.

Ukraine places itself on the first place in the world league for numbers of C++ and Unity 3D software developers, second in Magento, JavaScript, and Scala, and third in PHP, Ruby, .NET, Python, and Symfony developers.

3 Reasons why you should choose Ukrainian tech talent for Software Development

Significant expertise in technology.

Ukrainian developers have skillsets for a  variety of technologies, the leading languages in terms of popularity being Java (26.3%), C#(15.4%), JavaScript(13.8%), PHP (13.1%), and Python (8%) As far as the frameworks Ukrainian candidates would like to work with are Spring, .NET Core, React.js, Angular, Vue.js, and Symfony.


Based on our research, Ukrainian developers are likely to demonstrate a high level of engagement and stick to their jobs, depending on detailed planning and clear requirements: interest in technology was the motivation 82% of them gave as to why they work in software development and even 48% of Ukrainian developers love to code outside work.

Level of proficiency.

The younger generation of developers is keenly interested in software development, at least 19% of all software engineers come with 7+ years of experience.

Freelance engineers from Ukraine rank 7th in the world league of high-performance, quality, and efficiency. Almost 80% of Ukrainian developers have at least an intermediate if not an advanced level of English. Lastly, Students who start their careers with a work placement in IT companies will have gained some years of experience on their CV’s.