Below is a comprehensive infograph showing how the LinkedIn social network has grown in the Middle East. The data indicates that LinkedIn users in the Middle East grew by 123 percent over the past year, between October 2011 and October 2012, with the current population of 5.8 million users in the Middle East representing 3.8 percent of total LinkedIn members. Male members are at 67 percent v/s female at 33 percent. The female members are way below than the global average of 42.1 percent.
Members from High-tech industry take the lead 17 percent followed by manufacturing (16.7 percent). The Middle East now represent 3.8 percent of the total LinkedIn members. This must have prompted LinkedIn to open a representative office in Dubai this year. The infograph is developed by social4ce.