Younger Engineers Dominate LinkedIn

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Contrary to popular conception, recent analysis of LinkedIn’s user base pleasantly surprised us when we learnt that Engineers make up a staggering 15% of all LinkedIn’s users, with Sales lagging behind with just 11% of users.

LinkedIn’s direct ad data reports that almost 24% of their registered users work in ‘Hi Tech‘ industries, representing the largest industry segment, with Finance coming in second at 18% and Manufacturing third at 15%, explaining the hefty number of Engineers.

Less surprising however is the age breakdown which shows that 51% of all LinkedIn users are aged 25-34 years whilst only 23% of users are over 35 years of age.