LinkedIn Statistics for February 2012

People are always asking me about the number of users on LinkedIn and how various countries compare with each other so I thought it would be helpful and interesting to provide you with monthly updates. Firstly lets look at the top ten countries represented on LinkedIn (click on the image to enlarge)

It's no surprise to see the US as number 1, in fact the top 3 have been that way for some time. Interestingly though the UK looks like it is soon to be overtaken by the worlds fastest growing nation on LinkedIn - Brazil!

Now let's have a look at the top ten in Europe; (click on the image to enlarge)

France has recently overtaken the Netherlands as the second largest and it looks like Italy is soon to overtake as well. The UK is way ahead though and still growing at an impressive 45,000 per month. The comparatively low figure in Germany can be explained by the popularity of xing.com which still dominates in Germany, Austria and the German side of Switzerland.

And finally let's have a closer look at the membership and company statistics for the UK. (click on the image to enlarge)

I hope these infographics are of interest, I will repeat them every month from now on as I think it will be useful to keep monitoring the growth.

 These are unofficial statistics from Zoomsphere and NOT from LinkedIn themselves, I therefore can't be 100% sure of their accuracy.