IBM and Oracle are looking to tap cloud professionals in the country. Oracle is planning to hire nearly 300 cloud professionals to create cloud sales force. Oracle wants to be the No 1 player in offering cloud computing services. They are investing and hiring up to 300 sales people to sell their cloud offerings. IT companies like HP, Microsoft and IBM are aggressively hiring cloud professionals to expand their services. There is a mismatch between demand and supply, so getting the supply is a mix of poaching and training. There is a huge demand for cloud professional with 7-10 years experience with the salary range of Rs 10-17 lakhs, packages rising far higher for those with more experience. Industry experts hope that poaching talent from other companies will not match the demand and s and will have to be tackled through training.