Professional networking site LinkedIn now has more than 20 million users in India, accounting for about nine per cent of its total memberships worldwide.

India is also the second largest country in terms of members after the United States, where the number of users is about 74 million users.

“Within the Asia Pacific region which has more than 40 million members, India topped the list, followed by countries such as Australia (4+ million), Indonesia (2+ million), Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines (each 1+ million),” LinkedIn said in a statement on Wednesday.

Professionals, who are LinkedIn members, are from IT Services, Computer Software and Accounting industries, among others.

LinkedIn India Country Manager Nishant Rao said the site still has a “long runway to grow with our members and clients”.

“The growth of our member base and clients in India over the last few years is a testament to the value we are adding to our members’ lives every single day,” he added.