Upskilling workforces through training and recruitment is the number one investment priority for resellers in the UK and US as they face rising demand for cybersecurity (40%), SaaS application management (38%) and public cloud (33%), according to a new survey by digital accounting software specialist Sage.
The Channel Landscape – Partnering for Success reveals that over the last 18 months, 39% of US and UK resellers surveyed have invested resources in the upskilling of their workforces.
When it comes to recruitment, UK respondents identify cloud computing and cyber security as the most sought-after technical skills from new recruits (each cited by 39%), followed by coding (35%). One third (36%) of UK resellers are also recruiting for essential business roles.
Almost half (46%) of UK respondents in the process of recruiting say they are having difficulty finding skilled management-level staff, with 40% finding it hard to attract skilled entry-level talent.