As we tot up all of the job announcements in Ireland this year, we turn, finally, to the island’s northernmost province: Ulster.
This week, we’ve been counting up the number of sci-tech jobs announced across Ireland over the past 12 months. Rounding out our tally today is Ulster.
We’ve already seen that Connacht, Leinster and Munster each have areas that have fared particularly well in terms of jobs announcements, and Ulster is no different. Belfast will be home to a whopping 85pc of the jobs announced in the province during 2016.
Some 2,140 jobs are planned for the region, with 1,828 of these falling within the Northern Irish capital.
The roles traverse industries, with hiring companies ranging from tech giants to aerospace players.
Here, we gather each of the jobs announcements that emerged from the northernmost province.
The Antrim-based engineering company is investing in machinery and announced plans to take on 10 new staff members.
IT services provider P2V Systems announced a doubling of its Lisburn operation by the end of 2018, adding 12 new jobs.
Payroll outsourcing company Payescape announced intentions to expand in Ballymoney, adding 23 jobs as it eyes UK growth.
A merger between two creative agencies in Northern Ireland created 16 jobs, as Wurkhouse took Blue Splat under its wing.
In April, Manchester digital marketing company SML Connect announced plans to establish a new base, which would employ 125 people at Gaoth Dobhair Business Park.
11 advanced engineering jobs came to Newry, with the announcement that Resonate Testing was to open a new testing and certification facility as part of a £2.3m investment.
Datum Tool Design Ltd announced plans to bring 13 engineering jobs to Co Down as part of growth plans targeting global aerospace opportunities.
A major investment in both infrastructure and staff by engineering manufacturer CCP Gransden is a boon to the Northern Ireland aerospace industry, announced earlier this month.
In June, Irish-owned eShopWorld announced plans to create 60 jobs across its operation in the latter half of this year, on the back of significant growth.
Earlier this year, Tyrone-based Lagan Engineering announced plans to increase its workforce by 50pc, with an additional 16 employees expected by 2018.
A €3.3m investment from ESB NovusModus earlier this year saw Endeco Technologies announcing plans to double its workforce.
Smart payments company Cayan announced plans to create 50 jobs for Belfast with the opening of its new headquarters in the city.
Cybersecurity firm Alert Logic created a security research and technology development centre in Belfast, with 88 jobs – 30 of which were already filled – announced as part of the unveiling.
Deloitte’s plans to hire 700 people in Belfast by 2019 is going far better than planned, with 1,000 jobs now expected to be created after new plans were announced in May.
In June, US advertising technology company SpotX established a software engineering development centre, bringing 20 new jobs to Belfast.
In July, Crossvale, a US software firm based in Dallas, announced plans to open a new centre in Belfast, creating 12 software engineering jobs.
Belfast was chosen as a new technology hub for Tullett Prebon, with the financial services company announcing 300 new jobs.
In September, Californian analytics software company BDNA announced plans to create 17 new jobs in Belfast over the next two years.
Belfast-based accountancy and business advisory firm BDO announced that it will create 31 jobs over the next three years to support its international network.
In September, cloud specialist Metaswitch announced it would be opening a centre of excellence in Belfast, with hopes of hiring 94 people in the area.
Novosco, one of Northern Ireland’s largest cloud computing providers, is set to more than double its current Belfast office space, resulting in the creation of 21 jobs.
In October, French engineering firm Thales announced the creation of 150 engineering jobs in Belfast to build the next generation of electric engines for satellites.
Earlier this year, open-source security player Black Duck Software revealed plans to create 58 new jobs in Belfast.
Just last month, CloudMigrator365, an IT services company based in Manchester, revealed plans to establish offices in Belfast, creating 17 new jobs by 2018.
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