Number of IT Specialist by Country: Overview by Qubit Labs

Inna Coker
Talent Mapping Specialist

The IT industry keeps on growing with significant speed. Every month new IT leaders appear on the market, and the demand of getting real professionals doesn’t stand in one place. So for every company that would like to build or scale their team, it is crucial to know how many IT professionals are there in the world.

Especially if you need a specialist with particular experience and skills. Qubit Labs has prepared a detailed overview (talent mapping research) of the number of IT specialists worldwide. 

 

How Many IT Professionals are There in the World?

In every country there is a huge increase of IT specialists as this field is considered the most promising in the world. Now, looking for great specialists to grow your business is a perfect chance. But the biggest challenge you could face is where is the best IT hub for hiring experts. Let’s look at the infographic we have prepared for you to simplify your choice. 

Talent Heat Map

 

How Many IT Professionals are There in Different Countries?

If your company is lacking one or more positions and you require more non-tech specialists for your business, thats where our research would help.

Firstly, let’s take a closer look at the number of IT specialists by country in the most popular outsourcing destinations like Israel, UK, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Ukraine, Slovakia, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. We have chosen the following countries as the biggest and prospective IT hubs with a great number of non-tech specialists and best talent. Moreover, these countries have a great level of tech education, level of English among specialists, convenient time-zone and geographical location.

Country Population  IT specialists  Amount of IT specialists in %
Israel 9,506 000 18,500 0.19%
UK 68,621,147 940,000 1.37%
Poland 38,093,101 400,000 1.05%
Romania 19,659,267 187,781 0.96%
Sweden 10,230,909 207,595  2.03%
Ukraine 43,193,852 285,000 0.65%
Slovakia 5,643,453 53,767 0.95%
Georgia  3,744,385 8,000 0.21%
Moldova 3,272,996 16,500 0.38%
Kazakhstan  19,397,998 160,000 0.82%
Azerbaijan  10,358,074 70,000 0.68%

As you can see, the most significant percentage of non-tech non-tech IT specialists compared to the population is in the UK. The country counts over 940,000 people working in the tech industry, which equals 1,37% of the country’s whole population. 

If you are interested to know about how many programmers are there in the world, you can find it in another article in our blog.

 

How Many IT Professionals are There in the US? 

The US is a huge area with unlimited perspectives as all global IT trends come from here. Let’s find out how many IT professionals are there in the US

City Number of IT specialists
California 1,866,951
Texas 1,025,106
New York 679,083
Florida 585,296
Virginia 446,507
Pennsylvania  445,168
Illinois 441,205
Massachusetts  440,793
Michigan 412,324
Ohio 401,066

 

Comparison Between 2017 and 2022: The Increase of Non-Tech IT Specialists in the Last 5 Years

Lets see the difference by how the number of IT specialists by country has changed from 2017 to 2022 to see where the IT industry has shown the most extensive development and has more talent.

Country  The amount of non-tech non-tech IT specialists in 2017 The amount of IT specialists in 2022 Amount of increase in %
Israel  10,000 18,500 85%
UK  300,000 940,000 313%
Poland 250,000 400,000 160%
Romania 170,000 187,781 10%
Sweden 100,000 207,595  108%
Ukraine  126,990  285,000 124%
Slovakia 40,000 53,767 34%
Georgia 1,100 8,000 727%
Moldova 13,000 16,500 27%
Kazakhstan 110,000 160,000 45%
Azerbaijan 51,000 70,000 37%

As you can see countries like the UK, Poland, Ukraine and Georgia have shown a significant increase among non-tech non-tech IT specialists since 2017. 

 

How many IT Sales Managers are in Different Countries?

Talent mapping: sales managers

Country  IT Sales Managers 
Israel 7,000
UK 340,000
Poland 50,000
Romania 21,000
Sweden 30,000
Ukraine 33,000
Slovakia 7,000
Georgia 2,500
Moldova 9,000
Kazakhstan 23,600
Azerbaijan 10,000

 

  • The UK ranks first place for the biggest number of IT sales managers among the following countries. 
  • Poland ranks the second country with over 50,000 skillful sales managers.
  • Ukraine and Sweden have pretty much the same number of tech sales managers with 33,000 and 30,000 professionals.
  • Kazakhstan has shown a significant growth of IT market for the past few years and ranks 4th of the biggest number of sales managers with over 23,600 sales experts.
  • Romania ranks 5th place with the number of IT sales managers with the number of 21,000 professionals.
  • Azerbaijan has a great number of sales managers for relatively small country – over 10,000
  • Moldova counts around 9,000 IT sales managers. 
  • Israel and Slovakia have the smallest number of sales managers with 7,000 professionals.

 

How many Technical Support Specialists are in Different Countries?

How many Technical Support Specialists are in Different Countries?

Country  Technical Support Specialists
Israel 3,000
UK 100,000
Poland 60,000
Romania 19,100
Sweden 21,400
Ukraine 30,000
Slovakia 5,000
Georgia 1,500
Moldova 1,500
Kazakhstan 28,000
Azerbaijan 24,300

 

  • As for technical support specialists the UK ranks the first country with the biggest number of tech support experts with almost 100,000 specialists. 
  • Poland ranks 2nd country in our list with over 60,000 technical support specialists. 
  • Ukraine goes 3rd as a country with the biggest number of tech specialists with 30,000 professionals. 
  • Kazakhstan has a good number of technical support specialists with 28,000 IT experts. 
  • Azerbaijan and Sweden have almost the same amount of IT support specialists with 24,300 and 21,400 experts. 
  • The next country in our rating is Romania with 19,100 of tech support experts. 
  • Slovakia has a relatively small number of tech support experts with only 5,000 experts. 
  • Israel counts around 3,000 technical support specialists. 
  • The smallest number of technical support specialists with only 1,500 of professionals are in Georgia and Moldova.

 

How many IT Marketers are in Different Countries?

How many marketers are there in Different Countries?

Country  IT Marketers
Israel 1,000
UK 50,000
Poland 70,000
Romania 22,000
Sweden 27,000
Ukraine 32,000
Slovakia 19,000
Georgia 2,000
Moldova 6,000
Kazakhstan 45,500
Azerbaijan 20,000

 

  • Among the IT marketers Poland ranks 1st in our list of the biggest number of professionals with almost 70,000 people working in this field.
  • The UK counts around 50,000 professionals working in marketing.
  • Kazakhstan has a significant number of IT marketers with over 45,500 people working in this field.
  • Ukraine counts almost 32,000 IT professionals working in the marketing field.
  • In Sweden there are over 27,000 IT marketers.
  • Romania counts around 22,000 marketers working in IT which is a good number for a relatively small country.
  • Azerbaijan has shown a great IT market growth and nowadays counts over 20,000 marketers. 
  • Slovakia has around 19,000 people working in marketing. 
  • Moldova has one the lowest number of IT marketers with 6,000 professionals.
  • One the lowest number of people working in marketing is in Georgia with just 2,000 people working in this field.
  • The country with the smallest amount of IT marketers is in Israel with 1,000 specialists

 

How many IT Recruiters are in Different Countries?

How many IT Recruiters are in Different Countries?

Country  IT recruiters
Israel 2,000
UK 148,000
Poland 20,000
Romania 15,000
Sweden 36,000
Ukraine 45,000
Slovakia 25,000
Georgia 1,000
Moldova 3,000
Kazakhstan 10,000
Azerbaijan 42,300

 

  • The country with the biggest number of IT recruiters in the following countries is the UK with over 148,000 recruiters there.
  • The second country in our list is Ukraine with 45,000 IT recruiters. 
  • Azerbaijan counts over 42,300 people working in IT recruiting. 
  • Sweden has around 36,000 IT recruiters.
  • Slovakia counts over 25,000 people working in IT recruiting.
  • Poland has less IT recruiters compared to other specialists which is 20,000 recruiters.
  • Romania has around 15,000 IT recruiters.
  • Kazakhstan has over 10,000 people working in IT recruiting.
  • Moldova and Israel have one the lowest number of IT recruiters compared to other countries with 3,000 and 2,000 people.
  • The lowest number of IT recruiters are in Georgia, there are only 1,000 people involved in IT recruiting. 

 

Wrapping Up

Knowing the number of IT specialists by country can instantaneously increase your chances of finding the best candidates, which your company lacks. By analyzing the number of IT specialists, its growth in different countries, and the number of non-teh specialists will help you to choose the destination which fits and accomplishes your business needs. 

If you still have doubts about the location to hire your remote team or don’t know where to start – give it to Qubit Labs

Using our extensive experience in IT outstaffing, we hire professionals in top outsourcing locations. 

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Inna Coker
Talent Mapping Specialist
I believe that the IT sector is one of the most promising fields in the world. That’s why I have been researching for skilled IT professional and analyzing different IT markets and tech hubs worldwide for more than 3 years. I enjoy analyzing information and creating it into sapid articles.