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Changes – category by category

As well as name changes and new skills, there are many examples of improved wording, and some skills have new levels.

In the tables below, new skill level-statements added in SFIA 6 have highlighted level numbers. The ’Status‘ column indicates the type of change in SFIA 6. ‘Changed’ means that the text of the skill and/or its level-descriptions have changed. ‘New skill’ means that the skill has been introduced in SFIA 6. ‘Name/content changed' means that the label for the skill has changed (though the four-letter code for the skill is unchanged), and that the text description has also changed. ‘Retired’ means that the skill is not included in SFIA 6.


Strategy and architecture

CategorySubcategorySkillLevelsStatus
Strategy and architecture Information strategy IT governance GOVN 5 6 7 changed
IT strategy and planning ITSP 5 6 7 new skill
Information management IRMG 4 5 6 7 changed
Information systems coordination ISCO 6 7 changed
Information security SCTY 3 4 5 6 7 changed
Information assurance INAS 5 6 7 changed
Analytics INAN 3 4 5 6 7 changed
Information content publishing ICPM 1 2 3 4 5 6 changed
Advice and guidance Consultancy CNSL 5 6 7 changed
Technical specialism TECH 4 5 6 changed
Business strategy and planning Research RSCH 2 3 4 5 6 changed
IT management ITMG 5 6 7 no change
Financial management FMIT 4 5 6 name/content changed
Innovation INOV 5 6 changed
Business process improvement BPRE 5 6 7 no change
Enterprise and business architecture STPL 5 6 7 name change
Business risk management BURM 4 5 6 7 changed
Sustainability strategy SUST 4 5 6 changed
Technical strategy and planning Emerging technology monitoring EMRG 4 5 6 changed
Continuity management COPL 4 5 no change
Software development process improvement SPIM retired
Sustainability management SUMI 5 6 name change
Network planning NTPL 5 6 no change
Solution architecture ARCH 5 6 changed
Data management DATM 2 3 4 5 6 changed
Methods and tools METL 4 5 6 no change

Change and transformation (was Business change)

Relationship management sub-category has moved to Relationships and engagement (previously Client interface) category into a merged sub-category called Stakeholder management

Skills management sub-category has moved to the Skills and quality category

CategorySubcategorySkillLevelsStatus
Change and transformation Business change implementation Portfolio management POMG 5 6 7 changed
Programme management PGMG 6 7 changed
Project management PRMG 4 5 6 7 changed
Portfolio, programme and project support PROF 2 3 4 5 6 changed
Business change management Business analysis BUAN 3 4 5 6 changed
Requirements definition and management REQM 2 3 4 5 6 no change
Business process testing BPTS 4 5 6 no change
Change implementation planning and management CIPM 5 6 changed
Organisation design and implementation ORDI 5 6 changed
Benefits management BENM 5 6 changed
Business modelling BSMO 2 3 4 5 6 no change
Sustainability assessment SUAS 4 5 6 no change

 

Development and implementation (was Solution development and implementation)

Human factors sub-category has been renamed User experience

CategorySubcategorySkillLevelsStatus
Development and implementation Systems development Systems development management DLMG 5 6 7 changed
Data analysis DTAN 2 3 4 5 no change
Systems design DESN 2 3 4 5 6 changed
Network design NTDS 5 6 changed
Database design DBDS 2 3 4 5 6 name change
Programming/software development PROG 2 3 4 5 changed
Animation development ADEV 3 4 5 6 no change
Safety engineering SFEN 3 4 5 6 no change
Sustainability engineering SUEN 4 5 6 changed
Information content authoring INCA 1 2 3 4 5 6 changed
Testing TEST 1 2 3 4 5 6 changed
User experience User experience analysis UNAN 3 4 5 changed
User experience design HCEV 2 3 4 5 6 name/content changed
User experience evaluation USEV 2 3 4 5 6 changed
Human factors integration HFIN retired
Installation and integration Systems integration SINT 2 3 4 5 6 no change
Porting/software configuration PORT 3 4 5 6 name/content changed
Hardware design HWDE 4 5 6 new skill
Systems installation/decommissioning HSIN 1 2 3 4 5 changed

 

 

Delivery and operation (was Service management)

Service strategy subcategory has been retired as those skills have moved to the Business strategy and planning subcategory in the Strategy and architecture category

CategorySubcategorySkillLevelsStatus
Delivery and operation Service design Availability management AVMT 4 5 6 changed
Service level management SLMO 2 3 4 5 6 7 no change
Service transition Service acceptance SEAC 4 5 6 changed
Configuration management CFMG 2 3 4 5 6 changed
Asset management ASMG 4 5 6 changed
Change management CHMG 2 3 4 5 6 changed
Release and deployment RELM 3 4 5 6 no change
Service operation System software SYSP 3 4 5 no change
Capacity management CPMG 4 5 6 changed
Security administration SCAD 1 2 3 4 5 6 changed
Penetration testing PENT 4 5 6 new skill
Radio frequency engineering RFEN 2 3 4 5 6 no change
Application support ASUP 2 3 4 5 changed
IT infrastructure ITOP 1 2 3 4 name/content change
Database administration DBAD 2 3 4 5 changed
Storage management STMG 3 4 5 6 changed
Network support NTAS 2 3 4 5 no change
Problem management PBMG 3 4 5 changed
Incident management USUP 2 3 4 5 name/content changed
Facilities management DCMA 3 4 5 6 name changed

 

Skills and quality (was Procurement and management support)

Supply management subcategory has been retired as those skills are now covered in the Stakeholder management subcategory within the Relationships and engagement category

CategorySubcategorySkillLevelsStatus
Skills and quality Skill management Learning and development management ETMG 3 4 5 6 7 changed
Learning assessment and evaluation LEDA 3 4 5 6 name/content changed
Learning design and development TMCR 4 5 6 changed
Learning delivery ETDL 3 4 5 changed
Teaching and subject formation TEAC 5 6 changed
People management Performance management PEMT 4 5 6 new skill
Resourcing RESC 4 5 6 changed
Professional development PDSV 4 5 6 changed
Quality and conformance Quality management QUMG 4 5 6 7 changed
Quality assurance QUAS 3 4 5 6 no change
Quality standards QUST 2 3 4 5 changed
Conformance review CORE 3 4 5 6 changed
Safety assessment SFAS 5 6 no change
Digital forensics DGFS 4 5 6 new skill
Technology audit TAUD retired

 

Relationships and engagement (was Client interface)

Client support subcategory has been renamed Stakeholder management and now includes new, renamed and changed skills

Sales support has moved to the Sales and marketing subcategory

PROD Product management has been added

USUP Service desk and incident management has become Incident management as the service desk elements have been consolidated into Customer service support (the new name for Client services management)

CategorySubcategorySkillLevelsStatus
Relationships and engagement Stakeholder management Procurement PROC retired
Supplier relationship management SURE retired
Sourcing SORC 2 3 4 5 6 7 new skill
Contract management ITCM 4 5 6 changed
Relationship management RLMT 4 5 6 7 name/content changed
Account management ACMG retired
Customer service support CSMG 1 2 3 4 5 6 name/content changed
Sales and marketing Digital marketing MKTG 2 3 4 5 6 name/content changed
Selling SALE 4 5 6 changed
Sales support SSUP 1 2 3 4 5 6 no change
Product management PROD 3 4 5 6 new skill

 

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