The posts will be created at a new customer service centre and will support the company’s operations across the UK as needed.
Councillor Andrew Webb said: “Today’s announcement is excellent news for Belfast and the wider economy in Northern Ireland.
“This is the latest in a series of recent job announcements in Belfast, providing a positive step forward for the city as the local economy continues to recover. For the second time in a year BT has recognised that we have the skills and expertise to provide a high-level service to its customers
“Northern Ireland is signalling that it is open and ready to do business, securing its reputation as a player on the global business stage. I hope more companies will follow BT in creating job opportunities for local people.”