Popular IT Specializations in Ukraine

One of the most popular Ukrainian website for IT specialists, dou.ua, made a survey on the popularity of different specializations among Ukrainian IT specialists. This survey can be especially interesting for women, students, and remote workers. Why? Find out it in our blog post.

First of all, we’d like to talk about some key numbers. The total number of respondents is 8,704 (83.3% – men, 16.7% – women). The average age of respondents is 27 years old. The largest amount of respondents live in Kyiv (43.9%), Kharkiv (15.5%), Lviv (11.4%), Dnipro (7.6%) and Odesa (5.4%).

The total popularity of positions

Source: dou.ua
Source: dou.ua

Most IT specialists work as Software Engineers (2,168 people), Junior Software Engineers (1,280) and Senior Software Engineers (1080). The next popular specialization is QA Engineers (738). In top 10 we can also notice such non-technical specializations as HR managers and Designers.

Popular specializations among women

Source: dou.ua
Source: dou.ua

The majority of women in Ukraine (according to this survey) work as HR managers (219 people) and QA Engineers (207). The next popular positions are Junior QA specialists, Project Managers, Junior Software Engineers, and Software Engineers.

Popular specializations among students

Source: dou.ua
Source: dou.ua

Most students get their first jobs as Junior Software Engineers (267 people). Also many students get their opportunities to enter IT market working as Software Engineers, and Junior QA specialists.

Popular specializations among remote workers

Source: dou.ua
Source: dou.ua

The most popular positions among remote employees are Senior Software Engineers (65 people). Other popular positions that should be pointed out are Software Engineers, and Junior Software Engineers. This means that these positions are the most suitable if you’re willing to work outside the office.

Average age for various positions

Source: dou.ua
Source: dou.ua

According to the survey, the youngest specialists work as Junior Software Engineers (the average age is 23), while the oldest ones work as Directors of Engineering (the average age is 33).

Average experience for various positions

Source: dou.ua
Source: dou.ua

Directors of Engineering and System Architects are the most experienced among others IT specialists. They have more than 10 years of professional experience. Junior QA and Junior Software Engineer specialists have the least experience (less than one year).

By the way, you can check openings in Softheme right now – here. There are some good opportunities for both junior and senior specialists.

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