Research carried out by online IT recruitment specialists CWJobs.co.uk has found that although IT professionals see the benefit of pursuing a career in cloud, almost three quarters (71 percent) have no idea how to get skilled up in it.

This is despite two thirds (61 percent) of professionals indicating that they did intend to gain skills which could assist in a cloud career.

Cloud computing often requires those working in IT to change from a very technical role working hands-on with technology, to a position where they are more business focused and are required to manage a number of partners, contracts and ensure service delivery is seamless.

CWJobs also found that this is a concern for IT professionals, as 71 percent said that they think there will be more jobs that require a cloud skill-set in the future. More than half of the respondents (52 percent) also said that the ability to work with the cloud would make them more attractive to an employer.

"It is clear cloud is having a positive impact on the IT job market, the majority of professionals think there will be more jobs requiring cloud-computing skills in the future," said Richard Nott, Website Director, CWJobs.

"The value of these developments however, will be lost unless the industry works to promote opportunities for training and further development, necessary to ensure Britain has a workforce equipped with the skills to fulfil vacancies. "

He added: "With clouds' continued development in mind, this makes promoting cloud careers even more important, to ensure Britain's position as a leader in the technology industry".