8 of the Most Sought-After EMEA Talent Pool Reports

November 11, 2014

Wouldn’t life be a lot easier if every time you had an opening to fill, you knew exactly how many people have the profile you are looking for, where they are located, what schools they graduated from, and what they value the most in a job?

That’s why every year we compile talent pool reports which reveal exactly this -- what’s the supply and demand of talent across major industries and how you can use that to your advantage.

This year we have created over 4,500+ global reports and shared many of them during our Talent Connect in San Francisco.

Today, we’d like to share that we have complied over 1,800 reports which cover Europe, Middle East and Africa, based on data from over 105M LinkedIn members in region. Here are 8 of the most sought-after reports which you can access and use immediately:

Attendees of Talent Connect London (12th to 13th November) can download or print any Talent Pool report at the LinkedIn Insights Booth called ‘House of Data.’

To access the reports if you were not at Talent Connect, either contact your LinkedIn representative or a Talent Solutions Specialist to find the talent pool reports that best fit your hiring challenges.

Here is a quick overview of what you will find in these reports:

1. Where is the talent located, what is the size of the talent pool, and what’s the intensity of the hiring competition.

To make these reports relevant to you, we defined the audiences using the same search terms we believe recruiters would use to find talent on LinkedIn. In each report, you will find a map similar to the one below that’s from the Europe Java Developer Talent Pool.

java developers europe
This map will show you the number of Java Developers in the country, and the competition you will face from other recruiters when hiring for that talent. As you can see from this map, the UK has a lot of Java Developers, but the red colour indicates that you will also face high competition there. If you were to focus instead on large untapped markets like Ukraine and Russia, you may have an easier time hiring Java Developers.

2. What professionals are looking for in a job.

So now that you know where the talent is, and the competition you’ll most likely face, it’s time to figure out how you can make yourself more appealing to this pool. To help with that, every talent pool lists the top few things candidates value the most in a job.

Let’s go back to the Europe Java Developer example; what do you think Java Developers said they care the most in a job? Take a look:


It turns out excellent compensation isn’t the sole driver for these professionals. Challenging work tops the list -- 59% of Java Developers said this was important to them when considering a job opportunity.

These insights will help you tailor your approach so you spend less time searching for candidates, and more time closing exciting prospects. Take a look at the available reports and if you don’t see what you need, contact us to get the report you’re interested in.