IT specialists in Lviv in 2020
workplaces in adjacent industries are created by one IT specialist
IT companies in Lviv

IT Research

Unique research of entire IT market in Lviv


IT Research is a comprehensive annual survey of the Lviv IT market that has been conducted since 2015 at the discretion of Lviv IT Cluster. The research has been carried out by the sociological agency Fama.

The first survey in 2015 aimed to provide an overview of the IT industry and characterize the Lviv IT market. The second research from 2017, the third one (2018) and the fourth (2019), apart from providing the market overview, focus on measuring the economic effect of the IT industry in Lviv. The fifth research (2020) will be evaluating the impact of the pandemic on the activity and development of the tech industry in Lviv.


IT Research aims to trace the IT industry growth dynamics and the development of IT business, as well as its effect on the economy of Lviv, related industries, and the overall economic impact, in particular. The research results allow interest groups, businesses, partners, potential investors, IT companies of various sizes, which strive to grow and develop in Lviv, understand the potential of the IT industry and IT market.

IT Research 5.0 Results

For five years in a row, Lviv IT Cluster has been conducting an independent analytical study of the Lviv IT industry with the most up-to-date information on the industry development dynamics, its economic effect, and a portrait of an IT specialist in Lviv. This year, in addition to the economic indicators mentioned above, IT Research 5.0 analyzed the impact of the pandemic-induced crisis on the Lviv IT sector. 

Number of IT companies and IT specialists in Lviv

Despite the pandemic, the number of companies in Lviv increased by 17%. There are 492 IT companies now, whereas, in 2019, the number equaled 461. Despite the unfavorable situation due to the pandemic-induced crisis, the number of IT specialists has been growing – 26-26.5 k, compared to 24 -25 k last year.

Work mode during the lockdown

Among the companies that took part in the survey, 100 % shifted to remote work mode in the first half of 2020, out of which 22% – partly and 78% – fully. As of November 2020, in 78% of companies, a part of employees returned to office; on average, a third of the companies’ employees are working fully or partly from office.

Portrait of IT specialist

The median age of IT specialists in Lviv in 2020 is 29; last year, the number equaled 28. The share of Junior specialists is 24%, Middle – 38% and Senior – 38% correspondingly. Most IT specialists are men (68%), whereas the share of women in tech in 2020 was 32%. 57% of respondents were involved in charity initiatives.

Economic performance

The total economic effect of the IT sector in Lviv in 2019 amounted to $ 1.255 billion (in contrast, in 2018 it was $ 1.051 billion), out of which the direct economic effect reached $ 788 million, indirect (the effect of IT on related sectors of the economy) – $ 507 million.


IT Research 5.0 in English below.


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A detailed version of IT Research 5.0 is available only for Lviv IT Cluster members.


IT Research 2019

In 2019, we analyzed the dynamics of the IT industry’s growth in Lviv and economic and financial indicators related to its activities in the city. The dynamics of growth during this year were enormous compared to all previous years. We also tracked changes in the portrait of the Lviv IT specialist and the average monthly income.

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IT Research 2018

n 2018, we analyzed the IT industry’s economic effect in Lviv, conducted a detailed analysis of the IT market, and investigated its impact on other business areas – real estate, banking and automotive, insurance, medicine, and education, entertainment, and others.

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IT Research 2017

In 2017 we analyzed the economic impact of the IT industry on adjacent in Lviv: real estate, banking, insurance, automobile, Horeca, medicine, education, and others. The research gives comprehensive information about the number of workplaces created in related industries by one IT specialist, IT market dynamics and the economic effect of the IT industry for Lviv.

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IT Research 2016

In 2015, having interviewed more than 400 IT specialists, we gathered comprehensive data on the IT industry in Lviv. In particular, information about the city’s average IT specialist, their qualifications and salary. The margin of error is less than 5%. To view the data, download the report below.

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FAQ on the project

  • How did you get the data?

    The research methodology is complex, so to make the results as true as possible we used the following information gathering methods: expert analytical interviews, face-to-face interviews with the directors of IT companies, online survey of IT specialists according to the representative sample, statistical data gathering using appropriate requests, web research for data check.

  • Are the research results trustworthy?

    The information gathered was subject to case cross-analysis. The research design is the result of using scientific approaches, which have been used for many years in marketing research and proved their effectiveness. The representative sample for IT specialists’ survey is based on the data from the IT companies about the number and the division of positions in each company. Therefore, we proportionally covered big, medium and small companies, taking their business-model into account.

  • Who are the client and the contractor for the project?

    Lviv IT Research has been conducted by Lviv IT Cluster together with sociological agency “Fama”. IT Cluster owns the research results. Information provided by companies and individuals is confidential and is presented in generalized form for analytical purposes only.

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