LinkedIn Users Statistics, Usage Trends

[Updated March 2012]

According to a recent report from Goldman Sachs, LinkedIn in continuing to consolidate its position and the market is quite optimistic about organizaton's future. Here are some of the highlights of the report:

  • The 'Hiring Solutions' business -- which is 50% of LinkedIn revenue -- grew 156% in 2011. That unit will grow at an average growth rate of 45% over the next five years. Recruiters are loving LinkedIn's recruitment solution, which is cheaper than competitive offerings.
  • The new offerings like Today, Groups, and Mobile are showing strong user engagement.
  • At the end of 2011, LinkedIn 145 million registered members, up 60% year over year.  That number is now over 150 million, just as of the end of February.
  • International growth is particularly strong, and the opportunity is still huge, with just 4% penetration into the global professional workforce.
  • All of the competition (CareerBuilder, Monster, Indeed, etc.) are either losing or stalling in the market share of Career Services.
  • Goldman's own proprietary checks are showing strong enterprise adoption. 

[ Updated Feb 2012]
LinkedIn has announced it has 150 million members in its network, a 20 million increase over November 2011
  • The company posted revenues of $167.7 million for Q4 2012. 
  • The Q4 revenue figure was a 105% jump over the same period in 2010. 
  • Revenues for full-year 2011 was $522.2 million, a 115% increase over 2010′s $243.1 million. 
  • Hiring Solutions was the company’s largest source of revenues, providing $84.9 million for the quarter. 
  • Marketing Solutionsbrought in revenues of $49.5 million
  • Revenues from Premium Subscriptions totaled $33.3 million.
Following is an infographic which sheds a light on LinkedIn users demographics, location & preferences from Zoomsphere:

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As per the latest infographic shown below
LinkedIn Users statistics usage trends
  • A fair number of people on LinkedIn are veterans of the military services or graduates of community colleges.
  • For the former, operations and information technology have been the most fertile fields
  • Community college grads tend to wind up in business or computer science.
  • Some 4.7 million LinkedIn members — out of roughly 100 million in total — are employed by small businesses.
  • According to the company, there have been 7.4 million job changes since 2009.
LinkedIn Usage Trends, Users statistics
  • On March 22, 2011, LinkedIn reached a major milestone of 100 million professionals worldwide. 
  • LinkedIn is growing at roughly one million new LinkedIn members every week, the equivalent of a professional joining the site at faster than one member per second.
  • LinkedIn has also rapidly grown its network globally and is currently used in over 200 countries and territories around the world, with more than half of our users coming from outside of the U.S. 
  • Below is an infographic showing more details on LinkedIn's Users and usage statistics
LinkedIn Users and Usage Statistics, LinkedIn Usage Trends