2021 DDaT Roles - SFIA skills profiles

A listing of the 156 UK Government Digital Service digital, data and technology (DDaT) roles. These have been mapped to SFIA skills using the definitions of DDaT roles from the UK Government website.

Important Guidance Information

The following key points must be recognised:

  1. The DDAT Role descriptions on the UK Gov. website must be considered the master data
  2. These profiles have matched SFIA skills to DDaT Skills for the roles as best possible
    • We have, of course, not added SFIA skills for what we believe the roles should be
    • We have, however, pitched the level at which we believe the DDaT Team are trying to convey, albeit that the DDaT definitions are less robust or rigorous than SFIA definitions.
    • It may not be the case, therefore, that skills can be compared across public and private sector as equivalent.
  3. The DDaT Team may update the DDaT Roles throughout 2021 and 2022
  4. These mappings can only be considered illustrative, for more detailed view it is necessary to understand the following points described here:
    • The structure of DDaT and SFIA frameworks
    • Review of DDaT framework levels to SFIA Framework Levels
    • Review of DDaT Skill Definitions and SFIA Skill Definitions

The 156 DDaT Roles - Mapped with SFIA Skills

The DDaT roles are listed in the table below.

A mapping of each role, as defined by the DDaT Team, is mapped to the appropriate SFIA skills and level in the spreadsheet here.

This spreadsheet shows the current state at January 2021 and reflects how the DDaT roles had changed since the previous mapping.

Important note - the SFIA skill to role mappings are illustrative.

Previously, the UK GDS advised that the DDaT Roles were illustrative and should form the basis of local tailoring by Government Departments to ensure the roles fitted their needs. It is presumed that this advice is still valid.
 
These role definitions may not be suitable for use outside of UK Central Government Departments.

DDaT Cluster

Role Family

DDaT Role

Data

Data Analyst

Principal Data Analyst

 

Senior Data Analyst

 

Data Analyst

 

Associate Data Analyst

Data Engineer

Head of Data Engineering

Lead Data Engineer

Senior Data Engineer

Data Engineer

Data Scientist

Head of Data Science

Senior Data Scientist

Data Scientist

Junior Data Scientist

Trainee Data Scientist

Performance Analyst

Head of Performance Analysis

Lead performance Analyst

Senior performance Analyst

Performance Analyst

Associate Performance Analyst

IT Ops

Application Operations Engineer

Principal Application Operations Engineer

Lead Application Operations Engineer

Senior Application Operations Engineer

Application Operations Engineer

Associate Application Operations Engineer

Business Relationship Manager

Lead Business Relationship Manager

Senior Business Relationship Manager

Business Relationship Manager

Change and Release Manager

Change and Release Manager

Change and Release Analyst

Configuration Analyst

Command and Control

Head of Command and Control

Operational Control Manager

Senior Operations Analyst

Operations Analyst

End User Computing Engineer

Principal End User Computing Engineer

Lead End User Computing Engineer

Senior End User Computing Engineer

End User Computing Engineer

Associate End User Computing Engineer

Infrastructure Ops Engineer

Principal Infrastructure Ops Engineer

Lead Infrastructure Ops Engineer

Senior Infrastructure Ops Engineer

Infrastructure Ops Engineer

Associate Infrastructure Ops Engineer

Incident Manager

Major Incident Manager

Incident Manager

IT Service Manager

Head of IT Service Management

Senior IT Service Manager

IT Service Manager

IT Service Analyst

Problem Manager

Problem Manager

Problem Analyst

Service Desk Manager

Head of Service Desk

Service Desk Manager

Senior Service Desk Analyst

Service Desk Analyst

Service Transition Manager

Lead Service Transition Manager

Service Transition Manager

Service Readiness Analyst

Service Acceptance Analyst

Product Delivery

Business Analysis

Principal Business Analyst (Management)

Principal Business Analyst

Senior Business Analysts

Business Analyst

 

Junior Business Analyst

Delivery Manager

Head of (agile) Delivery Management

Senior Delivery Manager

Delivery Manager

Associate Delivery Manager

Programme Delivery Manager

Programme Delivery Manager

Service Owner

Service Owner

Product Manager

Head of Product

Lead Product Manager

Senior Product Manager

Product Manager

Associate Product Manager

QAT

QAT Analyst

Lead QAT Analyst

Senior QAT Analyst

QAT Analyst

Tester (QAT)

Test Engineer

Lead Test Engineer

Senior Test Engineer

Test Engineer

Tester (Test Engineer)

Test Manager

Head of Test

 

 

Test Manager

Technical

Data Architect

Chief Data Architect

Senior Data Architect

Data Architect

DevOps

Principal DevOps Engineer (Management)

Principal DevOps Engineer

Lead DevOps Engineer (Management)

Lead DevOps Engineer

Senior DevOps Engineer (Management)

Senior DevOps Engineer

 

DevOps Engineer

 

Junior DevOps Engineer

 

Apprentice DevOps Engineer

Infrastructure Engineer

Principal Infrastructure Engineer

Lead Infrastructure Engineer

Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Infrastructure Engineer

Associate Infrastructure Engineer

Specialist Infrastructure Engineer

See www.gov.uk

(Not further defined)

Network Architect

Lead Network Architect

Network Architect

Associate Network Architect

Security Architect

Principal Security Architect

Lead Security Architect

Security Architect

Software Developer

Principal Developer (Management)

Principal Developer

Lead Developer (Management)

Lead Developer

Senior Developer (Management)

Senior Developer

 

Developer

 

Junior Developer

 

Apprentice Developer

Technical Architect

Principal Technical Architect

Lead Technical Architect

Senior Technical Architect

Technical Architect

Associate Technical Architect

 

Technical Specialist Architect

See www.gov.uk
(Not further defined)

User Centred Design

Content Designer

Head of Content Design

Lead Content Designer

Senior Content Designer

Content Designer

Junior Content Designer

Associate Content Designer

Content Strategist

Content Strategist

Graphic Designer

Head of Graphic Design

Lead Graphic Designer

Senior Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer

Junior Graphic Designer

Associate Graphic Designer

Interaction Designer

Head of Interaction Design

 

Lead Interaction Designer

 

Senior Interaction Designer

 

Interaction Designer

 

Junior Interaction Designer

 

Associate Interaction Designer

Service Designer

Head of Service Design

Lead Service Designer

Senior Service Designer

Service Designer

Junior Service Designer

Associate Service Designer

Technical Writer

Lead Technical Writer

Technical Writer

User Researcher

Head of User Research

Lead User Researcher

Senior User Researcher

User Researcher

Junior User Researcher

Associate User Researcher