Another Jobs Boost To Victoria’s Tech Sector

Splunk Inc is the latest in a string of global tech companies to set up operations in Victoria, announcing today that Melbourne will be the home of its Australia and New Zealand headquarters, creating dozens of new high-skill jobs.

The San Francisco based software company is the market leader in analysing machine data to deliver operational intelligence for security, IT and business organisations.

There are now more than 12,000 customers in more than 110 countries that use Splunk solutions.

After being founded in 2003, Splunk publicly listed on the NASDAQ in 2012 and has since grown to have a market capitalisation of more than US$8 billion, counting Atlassian and The Coca-Cola Company among its biggest clients.

The company has more than 2,700 employees across the US, Canada, France, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific.

Splunk joins a long list of leading global tech companies that have set up regional headquarters in Victoria in recent times including Hired, Slack, GoPro, Square and Expensify.

The Andrews Labor Government is investing heavily in Victoria’s tech sector to position the state as the number one destination for business and tech investment in the Asia Pacific.

Since November 2014, there have been more than 2,140 new tech jobs created from investment alone.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis

“The stream of US tech companies setting up headquarters in Victoria shows we’re getting things right and quickly becoming the Asia Pacific’s technology hub.”

“Splunk is a multi-billion dollar company and one of the leaders in its field – we’re delighted to see them add more jobs to Victoria’s growing tech talent pool.”

Quotes attributable to Splunk Chief Executive Officer Doug Merritt

“Splunk is constantly innovating to help our customers do more with their data, and where we work is a big part of how we deliver.”

“Setting up our ANZ headquarters in Australia’s tech capital will increase our ability to attract clients throughout the region. It places us squarely in an ecosystem with likeminded companies – making Melbourne an obvious choice for this new office.”