Where did Ukrainian IT specialists move because of the war?

At the end of March 2022, the DOU.ua editorial board conducted a survey of 7,000 Ukrainian IT specialists on how their lives had changed since the beginning of the war. It turned out that about 60% of respondents were forced to leave their homes. That’s why DOU.ua made a map that shows the ways of migration of Ukrainian IT specialists.

According to the data collected, 46% of IT professionals (from 60% of the abovementioned) moved to a safer place within Ukraine.

IT workers from Kharkiv (87% of respondents), Chernihiv (89%) and Kyiv (80%) moved most often. About half of the specialists left Sumy, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia. But only 38% of IT specialists left Dnipro.

The most common relocation city was Lviv region. 11% of all respondents, or 23% of those who migrated within Ukraine, went there at the beginning of the war. Transcarpathia (9%), followed by Ivano-Frankivsk region (6%) is on the second place.

14% of IT workers (again, out of 60% of respondents who were forced to leave their homes) went abroad. The majority stayed in Poland, where 35% of those who went abroad arrived. The next most popular destination is Germany (10%).

Among the main criteria for choosing a place to move: the presence of friends and relatives – this was indicated by 50% of those who moved, and safety – 34%.

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