A number of highly skilled jobs have been announced recently in the ICT and software sectors. US company Puppet Labs is establishing a Belfast-based software centre which should result in the creation of 100 jobs by 2017. Its software is used by more than 20,000 organisations worldwide. Annual salaries could deliver over £3.7 million to the local economy. Boston-based software company Rapid7, which specialises in security solutions, is also setting up a development centre in Belfast with the potential for 75 jobs over the next three years. The average salaries will be over £40,000.
San Francisco-headquartered Revel Systems has announced the creation of its European headquarters in Belfast which will employ 89 people. The company has developed an iPad point of sale solution for the hospitality and retail sectors. SQS Group is to create a further 30 jobs in Belfast and Derry which will bring its total number of employees to 82 by 2017. The company established its Belfast centre in 2008 and the new jobs could contribute more than £1 million per year to the economy.