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LinkedIn UK reaches 20 million members milestone

LinkedIn has announced it has now over 20 million members in the UK, following a 2 million increase during 2015.

The professional social network has enjoyed a surge of 17 million new members since 2009, with 265,000 marketers making up its overall member base.

The most represented parts of the UK are London, Birmingham, Manchester, Reading and Glasgow.

LinkedIn also revealed a number of other 'most represented' areas.

Most represented industries on LinkedIn:

  • IT & services
  • Construction
  • Hospital & healthcare
  • Retail
  • Financial services

The most represented professions on LinkedIn:

  • Engineers
  • Marketers
  • Accountants
  • Teachers
  • Nurses

Most popular destinations for professionals leaving the UK:

  • USA
  • Australia
  • India
  • France
  • South Africa

Henry Clifford-Jones, LinkedIn’s UK director of marketing solutions, commented: “At LinkedIn we are delighted and humbled that more than 20 million professionals are now using LinkedIn in the UK.

“With more than 400 million members globally, LinkedIn is the place where professionals gather. And they come with a unique purpose; to get ahead at work. Our 20 million UK members present a unique opportunity for brands. Using our unrivalled insights into the way these professionals engage with content, they can connect with the right segment, at the right time, and with the right message.”