Digital Economy and Talent Development Report for China’s Yangtze River Delta Region
With more than 42 million members in China, LinkedIn can provide unique, data-driven insights into the dynamics of China’s digital talent landscape. To explore these dynamics at the regional level, LinkedIn has teamed up with Tsinghua University and the Shanghai Institute of Science and Technology Policy to launch the Digital Economy and Talent Development Report for China’s Yangtze River Delta Region.
In the Yangtze River Delta region, top talent is concentrated in five industries: information and communications technology (ICT), manufacturing, corporate services, consumer goods, and finance. In terms of talent, the industries with the greatest degree of digital transformation are ICT, manufacturing, consumer goods, finance, and corporate services.
- The Yangtze River Delta region is attracting digitally-savvy workers from overseas, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, as well as other parts of China. For international talent, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Suzhou are the most attractive cities in the region.
- Within China, the main sources and destinations for top talent and digital talent in the Yangtze River Delta region are roughly the same: Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Wuhan, and Chengdu. Within the Yangtze River Delta region, the major destinations for top talent migration are Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Suzhou.
- However, in terms of their appeal to domestic talent (in terms of inflow vs. outflow ratio), the cities in the region that attract the most top talent are Shanghai, Jinhua, and Ningbo. Meanwhile, Nanjing and Hefei are losing talent. For domestic tech talent specifically, Hangzhou is the most attractive city in the Yangtze River Delta region.
View and download the full Digital Economy and Talent Development Report for China’s Yangtze River Delta Region below. Please note that the full report is currently available only in Chinese.