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UK employers now have access to 20m candidates on LinkedIn

Professional network offers snapshot of breadth of talent on the network

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, today announced that it has passed 20 million members in the UK. The milestone means that nearly six in ten members (58 per cent) of the UK’s workforce and students is now on the platform.

To mark the milestone, LinkedIn released a snapshot of its diverse UK membership, which spans the sectors from IT professionals and lawyers to rocket scientists and healthcare professionals, and even magicians. 

LinkedIn’s UK member base, which has grown by almost 17 million since 2009, is drawn from across the country, with London, Birmingham, Manchester, Reading and Glasgow the most represented cities on the platform. And when it comes to the skills that are in demand by UK recruiters, sales and marketing topped the list of the most sought after.

Chris Brown, LinkedIn’s UK director of Talent Solutions, commented: “LinkedIn’s 20 million members in the UK represent 20 million potential candidates for employers, making LinkedIn the unrivalled platform for businesses of all sizes to engage and recruit the best candidates. This huge pool of talent highlights the need for companies to invest in their employer brand, making sure they stand out from the crowd attract the professional talent that they need.”

Data insights into LinkedIn’s 20m UK members:

Most represented industries on LinkedIn:
  • IT & services
  • Construction
  • Hospital & healthcare
  • Retail
  • Financial services
Most popular destinations for talent leaving the UK:
  • USA
  • Australia
  • India
  • France
  • South Africa
Top five most searched for skills by recruiters on LinkedIn:
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Java
  • Recruitment
  • HR

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