Splunk Inc is the latest in a string of global tech companies to set up operations in Melbourne, 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.

More than 12,000 customers in more than 110 countries use Splunk solutions.

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.

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