IT Research

A large-scale comprehensive study of the tech industry

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About the project

ІТ Research – is a research network with a unique methodology used by the Lviv IT Cluster to conduct a large-scale study of the IT market since 2015. 


IT Research Lviv

IT Research Lviv traces the dynamics of the local tech industry development and economic effect, human capital and IT specialist profiles, etc. The first study (2015) was aimed at conducting a general overview of the industry and characterizing the Lviv IT market. The second (2017), third (2018) and fourth (2019) studies, besides the market overview, also focus on measuring the economic effect of the IT industry in Lviv. The fifth study (2020) analyzes data on the impact of the pandemic on the  Lviv tech industry development.


ІТ Research 6.0

In 2021, the Lviv IT Cluster scaled the project and added the Ivano-Frankivsk region to its geography, aimed at involving more tech hubs within the project. IT Research 6.0 traces IT market trends, dynamics of the industry, and its impact on the cities’ economy. The report includes information on the COVID-19 effect on the IT industry, data on the specialists’ remote work effectiveness, attitudes towards vaccination, etc. The IT Research also looked into the inflow of human capital, the impact of higher education, and much more.

IT Research Resilience

In 2022, we implemented IT Research Resilience – the Lviv IT Cluster project that analyzed the socio-demographic profile and the number of IT professionals, relocation of employees and tech companies within Ukraine, change of the company structure, and migration attitudes of tech specialists. IT Research Resilience is the only comprehensive, in-depth study of Ukraine’s tech industry during the war. It contains the current situation analysis and forecasts future development.

IT Research Ukraine

IT Research Ukraine is a large all-Ukrainian study, that will cover the vast majority of the country’s regions. The IT Research Ukraine project aims to comprehensively study the IT industry in Ukraine, form a detailed picture of the country’s IT industry, and identify the characteristics of each region. The results of IT Research Ukraine will allow companies to track the state and prospects of Ukraine’s IT industry and have detailed data on each country’s region for resilience and growth.

IT Research: Salary Report

IT Research: Salary Report – gives an opportunity to optimize the company compensation system based on relevant data on Ukraine’s IT market salary trends. The research is conducted twice a year. It will help tech companies to understand the rewards and compensation arrangement in the tech industry, have up-to-date data allowing them to develop budget policies, be a competitive employer in the market, form a decent reward for employees and prevent personnel outflow.


An opportunity to monitor the dynamics of the IT industry changes and development in the city, region, and in Ukraine.
Access to the data on socio-demographic profile and the number of IT specialists, changes in the company structure, as well as the detailed profile of the IT market.
An opportunity to understand the vector of the tech industry and the tech market development for interested businesses, future investors, and IT companies of different sizes.
Access to the most relevant data on the impact of the IT industry on local markets, related industries, and the overall economic effect, is essential for the resilience and growth of your business.

IT Research reports

IT Research Resilience investigates the socio-demographic profile and number of IT specialists, employee and office relocation, changes in the structure of companies, and migration attitudes of IT professionals in seven western regions of Ukraine.


In 2021, IT Research 6.0 analyzed the structure and development of the IT industry in Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk, the number of IT companies and tech professionals, and the economic effect of the industry. The study also traces the impact of COVID-19 on the IT industry, the peculiarities of the work of IT professionals during the pandemic, the attitude towards vaccination, describes the structure and types of human capital inflow, analyzes the educational ecosystem, etc.


In 2020 we got the most up-to-date information on the industry development dynamics, its economic effect, and a portrait of an IT specialist in Lviv. In addition to the economic indicators, IT Research 5.0 analyzed the impact of the pandemic-induced crisis on the Lviv IT sector.


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.


In 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.


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.


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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