LinkedIn has 100 million members in India

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, has crossed 100 million members in India.
LinkedIn job IndiaLinkedIn India has achieved 56 percent growth in its member base over the last three years. India has solidified its position as the second largest market for LinkedIn globally. The largest share of members in India is from software & IT, followed by manufacturing, corporate services (Consulting, Accounting, and HR), finance, and education industries.

“Members in India are consuming twice as many learning hours on the platform when compared to members in the U.S.,” Ashutosh Gupta, India Country Manager, LinkedIn said.

LinkedIn, a part of Microsoft, has launched the top 10 most in-demand skills required by companies; and the Workplace Learning report to reveal the priorities of L&D leaders in India.

Companies in India are adopting a skills-first approach to hiring with more than 50 percent of India’s recruiters on LinkedIn explicitly using skills data to fill their roles, which is higher than the global average of 45 percent.

In 2022 alone, professionals in India spent 4.6 million hours learning on the platform, which is nearly 2x the learning hours spent on LinkedIn in the U.S.  Upskilling employees is the top priority for India’s L&D leaders, and providing learning opportunities is their top solution for improving retention, according to LinkedIn’s Workplace Learning Report.

This year’s list of LinkedIn’s top 10 most in-demand skills in India features a blend of business and marketing skills such as Management (#1), Communication (#4), and Sales (#10); and tech skills such as Software Development (#2), SQL (#3), and Java (#5). Leadership (#6) and Analytical Skills (#8) also feature on the list as important soft skills needed across various job functions.

The professional networking platform has also offered 10 Learning courses from Feb 5 to Mar 15, 2023, available for free for all India members on the platform.

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