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PA Consulting creating 400 Belfast jobs with average 35k salary

By Margaret Canning

An international consultancy firm is creating 400 new digital specialist jobs paying an average of £35,000 in Belfast in a major expansion.

PA Consulting said it was “enhancing its digital expertise” with the creation of the jobs over the next five years. The initial phase of the job creation will be focused on digital engineering roles.

It is receiving support of £3m from economic development agency Invest NI.

PA Consulting already employs around 2,600 people around the world.

Anita Chandraker, PA Consulting's global head of innovation services, said: “Our digital team helps our clients to use digital technologies to adapt and transform their operations in an era of disruptive change.”

She said the company had thought “long and hard” over where to locate the posts but chose Belfast on the strength of its existing technology sector, talent pool, salaries, education and universities and infrastructure. “Northern Ireland ticked all the boxes,” she said.

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