May 20, 2022

Data Mining: Top 20 Countries Where Professionals Are Moving For Work Based on LinkedIn Data

Results of some LinkedIn data mining follows below.

From the LinkedIn Blog:

We determined the top 20 countries that saw the most migration activity (the absolute number of members moving in and out of a country) and ranked them by their net migration (the number of members arriving to a country minus the number of member departing a country) as a percentage of country membership. The results tell us which countries in 2014 had the most professional migrants in 2014 and the general direction in which they moved – potential indications of economic performance through 2015.


The United Arab Emirates and India bookend our results in net gains and losses respectively and are in fact very closely linked. India was the top country of origin among members who moved to the United Arab Emirates in 2014. Let’s take a closer look at industries, occupations, and regions involved in the migration trends for these two countries.

Read the Complete Blog Post (Includes List and Methodology)

See Also: Learn More About the LinkedIn Economic Graph

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.