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All industries need technologists to help build and maintain critical systems and services—but when it comes to specific industries and their tech-hiring needs, no two are exactly alike. World events, stock-market movements, and shifts in companies’ strategies can all radically change how an industry hires from year to year, or even quarter to quarter.

To give you better insight into hiring trends within critical industries, Dice has produced five new Special Edition Tech Job Reports. These reports cover five major industries—retail, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and consulting—and provide key insights into the current hiring trends in each. They also highlight the trends driving hiring in each industry, which is vital data for anyone engaging in a job search.

Here are the top-line summaries; click through to each report for even more vital information:

Consulting: Consulting firms everywhere need tech talent—but supply is low, thanks to a combination of factors. For example, the “road warrior” lifestyle of many consultants (including tech-focused ones) has become less enticing in a world increasingly centered on working from home. Meanwhile, H-1B and other regulatory issues have impacted consulting firms’ ability to source talent. Read more.

Finance: The biggest names in finance need a variety of technologists to win the future, including data scientists, A.I. experts, and cloud architects. Meanwhile, finance startups are leaning hard into analytics, cryptocurrency, and other fintech disciplines. Job postings seeking technologists with software engineering and automation skills and experience in programming languages point to the finance industry’s focus on full digitization. Read more.

Healthcare: From data science to cloud platforms, healthcare is trying to move further into the digital age—and it needs technologists to make that happen. Having endured extreme strain during the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry is looking to move past legacy technology and modernize in all sorts of ways, a monstrously complex task that will require many kinds of technologists. Read more.

Manufacturing: The manufacturing of yesteryear is rapidly fading away, replaced by automation-driven, tech-heavy processes. Manufacturers need technologists to build out and refine all those processes, including data scientists, analysts, and engineers who can collect data from multiple sources (sensors, robots, A.I., etc.) and use that to identify efficiencies and cut costs. Read more.

Retail: Retail has undergone some substantial upheavals over the past decade, and there’s no end in sight. Brick-and-mortar companies need technologists who can help accelerate their digital and e-commerce initiatives, and even those retail entities comfortable with technology need to keep evolving as rapidly as possible to fend off the competition. Read more.

Whatever your industry, there’s a massive shift in how companies operate and strategize—which means a greater need for technologists who can help build out the future. As you explore these Special Edition Tech Job Reports, keep in mind that all industries need a variety of technologists and skill-sets; chances are very good there’s a role for you.