Telstra has the most Australian users on LinkedIn

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Telstra has the most Australian users on LinkedIn

LinkedIn has revealed statistics on Australia's usage of the social media website to celebrate 100 million users in the Asia-Pacific.

Australians account for eight percent of LinkedIn's users in Asia-Pacific. India has the biggest user base in the region with 37 million members, followed by China with 23 million. Asia-Pacific represents 22 percent of LinkedIn's user base of over 450 million globally.

Telstra topped the list of companies with the most LinkedIn users, followed by the Commonwealth Bank and National Bank Australia. Chief executive Andrew Penn was also named as one of LinkedIn's most prominent thought leaders, with over 18,000 followers.

LinkedIn also found the most common professions listed for Australian users were "salesperson", "business owner" and "construction/maintenance tradesperson."

The most commonly listed skills were "process and project management", "customer service" and "business development and relationship management".

In April, the social media giant revealed a $77 million Singapore data centre to serve Australia, the first that it has built outside the USA.

Microsoft announced in June it would acquire LinkedIn for US$26.2 billion in its biggest deal ever.

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