10 Million LinkedIn UK Members by the Numbers

Big news coming out of the UK; forget the Olympics, the Diamond Jubilee or the Great British Bake Off… LinkedIn have just announced they now have 10 million users in Great Britain.

This means 4 out of 5 British professionals are now LinkedIn members. The UK is currently LinkedIn’s third largest member market globally – exceeded only by the United States and India (although Brazil could catch up very soon).

LinkedIn has always been very popular with Brits, in fact London is the city that sends the most traffic to the professional network globally.

We also learn that there are currently 2,447 beauticians, 815 poets, 479 magicians and 103 sailors on LinkedIn in the UK. And we also found one (1) Prime Minister.

Top 10 UK companies on LinkedIn:

1. Ernst & Young 315,680 followers
2. Unilever 265,556 followers
3. HSBC 174,177 followers
4. BP 154,214 followers
5. GlaxoSmithKline 143,877 followers
6. McKinsey & Company 119,703 followers
7. Vodafone 116,391 followers
8. GE Healthcare 105,753 followers
9. Hays 99,170 followers
10. Standard Chartered Bank 87,199 followers

We discussed how LinkedIn has changed the way we do business in the UK with James Caan and other British business leaders, have a listen above or on iTunes.

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By Jörgen Sundberg

Founder of Undercover Recruiter & CEO of Link Humans, home of The Employer Brand Index.