SFIA and DDaT

The UK Government Digital Service has published 151 digital, data and technology (DDaT) roles in support of digital transformation along with illustrative 'career paths' and 'employment stories'.

The UK public sector has been a long-term user of the SFIA Framework and three of the largest departments, MoD, HMRC, and DWP mapped the SFIA skills to DDaT roles using SFIA 6 which had specific updates to address digital transformation.

In the SFIA 7 update (2018) - the framework was refreshed to reflect current views on digital transformation skills.

  • SFIA users within the public sector asked for further information about such mappings and it to be updated for SFIA 7.
  • Specifically they wish to see their public sector roles mapped to the most commonly used private and public sector skills framework. 

The SFIA Foundation has undertaken this illustrative mapping inspired by the work of MoD, HMRC and DWP and bringing it up to date with SFIA 7. John Godsell (SFIA Accredited Consultant) carried out this mapping. 

With the very significant costs associated with the update of any framework, the SFIA Foundation will continue to look at the DDaT to ensure that subsequent versions of SFIA continue to address the needs of digital transformation.

We will refine and update the mappings to reflect practice from DDaT usage and the inclusion of additional skills where appropriate.

Important note - The DDaT Roles have recently been updated.

In January 2020 the DDaT roles were updated and the SFIA Foundation is currently working to bring the SFIA mappings in line with those updates

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This mapping comprises four components: