LinkedIn Tops 10M Users in India

By David Cohen Comment

LinkedIn announced a milestone in India, surpassing the 10 million-user mark there, and the professional networking site included some fun facts about its user base in the country along with its announcement.

According to LinkedIn, the top 10 surnames among its Indian members are: Kumar, Singh, Sharma, Gupta, Jain, Shah, Patel, Mishra, Reddy, and Yadav. And the top 10 industries among its membership in the country are: information technology and services, computer software, telecommunications, financial services, education management, banking, automotive, pharmaceuticals, electronics, and accounting.

The term “social media” was included in 16,105 profiles, while 19,027 mentioned Bollywood, Hollywood, or film. Yoga was cited 762 times, while 2,587 listed their job title as ayurveda, meaning traditional Indian alternative medicine.

LinkedIn’s Indian headquarters are in Mumbai, and the company also has offices in Gurgaon and Bengaluru.

LinkedIn India country manager Hari V. Krishnan said:

We have focused our efforts on creating a great user experience for our members, which helps them understand the power of their professional network in developing their own professional brand. As our members here continue to use LinkedIn for everything, from networking and gaining business insights to business development and jobs, we are committed to being the exchange that connects talent to opportunity in India.