LinkedIn's subscriber base in India has gone past 20 million. The company says it has grown by 500 percent since it kicked off India operations in November 2009. The professional networking service had hit 10 million users in the country in June 2011.
India's 20 million subscribers account for about 9 percent of LinkedIn's global subscriber base at 225 million. The U.S. continues to be top market for LinkedIn with a subscriber base of over 74 million.
Notably, within the Asia Pacific region which has more than 40 million members, India tops the list, followed by countries such as Australia (4 million), Indonesia (2 million), Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines (each 1 million).
Referring to India's member base as “City of LinkedIn India”, the company says, “...it comprises professionals at various stages of their careers, entrepreneurs and students, connected by a common interest – becoming even more successful and productive in the professional lives”. Some interesting facts include:
- Top 3 industries: IT Services, Computer Software and Accounting
- Top 3 skills include Management, Sales and Training
- Bollywood (1565), Yoga (4775), Cricket (2924) and Curry (231) are some interesting keywords mentioned by members in their LinkedIn profiles
- Most InDemand Employers: TCS, Infosys and IBM
- Ganganagar, Jalandhar and Delhi-NCR are the top 3 locations where people love their jobs
“While we have come of age in India, we still have a long runway to grow with our members and clients. Helping members get the most out of the LinkedIn platform remains our primary focus, and it’s exciting to see professionals in India continuing to leverage LinkedIn in multiple ways, from enhancing their professional profiles with rich media content and growing their global networks, to gaining insights for their businesses and finding career opportunities. This is helping to create economic opportunities for all,” says Nishant Rao, LinkedIn India’s Country Manager.
“The growth of our member base and clients in India over the last few years is a testament to the value we are adding to our members’ lives every single day. And that is the result of the disruptive power of the LinkedIn platform and the passion of our people,” he added.