It’s so difficult for most MSPs to attract and retain highly qualified professionals in this highly specialized field.
Most MSPs cannot afford the salary and compensation that a highly talented cybersecurity expert demands. Many less experienced cybersecurity professionals often command six figure salaries (from Fortune.com):
Graduates from top-ranked cybersecurity programs can expect to make six-figure starting salaries between $100,000 and $200,000. Nov 21, 2022
Though it is rightfully known as a lucrative field, the cybersecurity industry is fraught with talent gaps. There just aren't enough cybersecurity professionals to go around in the job market. As of 2021, the U.S. had over 1 million cybersecurity experts, yet 715,000 open jobs remained. Nov 8, 2022
The demand for cybersecurity is greater than ever, due to an evolving threat landscape with attacks that are more difficult to detect and defend. But the available potential workforce isn't keeping pace with that demand, largely because of a lack of interest from young people entering the job market. Jan 5, 2023
Why is there a shortage of cybersecurity professionals for MSPs to pick from: Most are hired by much larger companies and organizations that can absorb the financial investment and ongoing training and employment needs of these highly sought after professional and technical talent.
All MSPs should weigh the ability and costs to have truly qualified cybersecurity professionals and part of your firm and practice versus outsourcing to a qualified trusted cybersecurity partner firm.
About AXIOTROP, LLC:
AXIOTROP’s mission is to make cybersecurity accessible, attainable, and sustainable for small and medium-sized businesses so they remain competitive and poised for growth. We simplify cybersecurity by working closely with businesses to right-size their program for their needs, resulting in client retention, business expansion, and reduced risk.