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Dice Releases Industry Tech Job Reports to Help Recruiters Win Talent in Key Sectors

Each report covers trending tech hubs, in-demand roles and tech skills, and top employers for aerospace and defense, finance and banking, consulting, education and manufacturing

Career marketplace Dice (a DHI Group, Inc. brand; NYSE: DHX) today released its 2023 Industry Tech Job Reports, showing that key industry sectors continue to drive sustained momentum in tech job postings and hiring.

The five reports, focused separately on aerospace and defense, finance and banking, consulting, education and manufacturing, provide a deep dive into each industry’s key tech hiring trends, the occupations and tech roles companies want to fill, and the tech professional skills in highest demand. The reports also offer hiring tips for recruiters and employers specific to each industry.

“While overall tech job postings are down relative to last year, there are still many companies hiring tech professionals, and we’re continuing to see the same sectors rise to the top. Companies in these industries can be great options for tech professionals looking for impactful work, interesting challenges and the types of cultures they want and need to thrive,” said Art Zeile, CEO of Dice. “Our Industry Tech Job Reports can help recruiters and employers understand the current hiring landscape in each of these high-growth sectors, and how to attract, engage and hire the tech professionals they need to complete digital transformation initiatives, strengthen security and infrastructure, and power their operations.”

All five reports are available here; each is also linked separately in the text below.

Tech in Aerospace and Defense: An Industry Driven by Technology

Despite a slight downturn in hiring compared to 2022, the aerospace and defense industry remains an industry driven by tech talent. The need to continue advancing navigation technologies is driving a majority of tech job postings in aerospace and defense. Systems and software engineers top the list, and electrical engineers also are in high demand. Data scientists are highly valued for their expertise in testing and analyzing information collected from launches and missions, which enables engineers to rapidly iterate and improve for the next one.

Notably, companies such as Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Technologies and BAE Systems — companies that have won sizable government contracts — continue to lead the tech talent race. In the first half of 2023, they posted nearly three times as many tech job listings than the rest of the companies in the top 10 combined.

Tech in Finance and Banking: Continued Transformation Requires Skilled Tech Talent

The finance and banking industry demonstrates a mixed yet resilient tech hiring landscape. As more financial transactions move online, there is a high demand for tech professionals skilled in AI and machine learning to bolster data privacy and fraud protection; back-end developers who can quickly build out necessary infrastructure and databases; and DevOps engineers who can look at everything from database management to cybersecurity holistically.

While New York City is commonly linked to finance, significant industry players like JPMorgan Chase & Co and Goldman Sachs are relocating west and south to places where cost of living is lower and regulatory environments are less strict. As these shifts continue, states like Texas and Florida could emerge as bigger financial hubs.

Tech in Consulting: A Varied Industry Drives Varied Talent Needs

Consulting continues to be a tech hiring powerhouse. As companies across industries focus on digital transformation, they rely on consulting firms to quickly provide them with the tech professionals they need. For example, environmental initiatives that have received billions in federal funding mean there is now a high demand for tech professionals in environmental consulting services.

Dominated by Deloitte, Guidehouse and Accenture, the consulting industry is responding to increased demand for tech talent that can automate core processes and remain on the cutting edge of artificial intelligence. Deloitte is teaming up with the chip maker Nvidia to boost its AI competencies; Accenture is doubling its AI-focused staff and planning to incorporate generative AI into more of its client work.

Tech in Education: Shaping the Learning Landscape of Tomorrow

Education has seen remarkable growth in tech hiring, both in 2023 month-over-month comparisons, as well as the first half of 2023 compared to the first half of 2021 (2022 saw an all-time tech hiring high across the overall economy). As colleges and universities transition from legacy to new tech infrastructure to support at-home and remote learning, tech professionals skilled in computer science, information technology, data analysis and project management take center stage. All things research also are in high demand at educational institutions.

It's no surprise that California, Texas and Pennsylvania top the list for largest share of job postings, as the top employers of tech professionals are University of California, University of Pennsylvania and the University of Texas System, respectively. University of California and the University of Texas System are seeing record-high admissions rates, and technology professionals will be foundational to supporting the increased numbers of students (and their devices).

Tech in Manufacturing: An Industry in the Midst of a Tech Evolution

Manufacturing maintains steady tech talent demand, driven by an increasing focus on software and automation on the production line that is fundamentally changing how companies think about their core workflows. In contrast to previous eras, on-the-ground technicians and engineers are backed by increasingly sophisticated diagnostic and engineering tools that incorporate data analytics, image recognition and more.

Tech professionals who can take the flood of data from hardware and software and then clean and mine it for crucial insight into operations are high priority for manufacturing companies. Leading the charge are manufacturing giants The Coca-Cola Company, Under Armour and PepsiCo. Nike, which ranked No. 5 on the list of top employers, is continuing to enhance its tech investment by building a technology innovation center in Georgia.

Learn more about the state of tech hiring across sectors in Dice's Industry Tech Job Reports.

About Dice

Dice is a leading tech career hub connecting employers with skilled technology professionals and providing tech professionals with career opportunities, data, insights and advice. Established in 1990, Dice began as one of the first career sites and today provides a comprehensive suite of recruiting solutions, empowering companies and recruiters to make informed hiring decisions. Dice serves multiple markets throughout North America. Dice is a DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE:DHX) brand.

About DHI Group, Inc.

DHI Group, Inc (NYSE: DHX) is a provider of AI-powered career marketplaces that focus on technology roles. DHI’s two brands, Dice and ClearanceJobs, enable recruiters and hiring managers to efficiently search for and connect with highly skilled technology professionals based on the skills requested. The Company’s patented algorithm manages over 100,000 unique technology skills. Additionally, our marketplaces allow tech professionals to find their ideal next career opportunity, with relevant advice and personalized insights. Learn more at


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