Reference and guide to SFIA version 7. Framework status: Development.

Skills at a glance

Description of all SFIA 7 skills according to category and subcategory
Category Subcategory Skill Levels
Strategy and architecture Information strategy Enterprise IT governance GOVN 5 6 7
Strategic planning ITSP 5 6 7
Information governance IRMG 4 5 6 7
Information systems coordination ISCO 6 7
Information security SCTY 3 4 5 6 7
Information assurance INAS 5 6 7
Analytics INAN 3 4 5 6 7
Data visualisation VISL 4 5
Information content publishing ICPM 1 2 3 4 5 6
Advice and guidance Consultancy CNSL 5 6 7
Specialist advice TECH 4 5 6
Business strategy and planning Demand management DEMM 5 6
IT management ITMG 5 6 7
Financial management FMIT 4 5 6
Innovation INOV 5 6 7
Research RSCH 2 3 4 5 6
Business process improvement BPRE 5 6 7
Knowledge management KNOW 2 3 4 5 6 7
Enterprise and business architecture STPL 5 6 7
Business risk management BURM 4 5 6 7
Sustainability SUST 4 5 6
Technical strategy and planning Emerging technology monitoring EMRG 4 5 6
Continuity management COPL 4 5
Network planning NTPL 5 6
Solution architecture ARCH 4 5 6
Data management DATM 2 3 4 5 6
Methods and tools METL 3 4 5 6
Change and transformation Business change implementation Portfolio management POMG 5 6 7
Programme management PGMG 6 7
Project management PRMG 4 5 6 7
Portfolio, programme and project support PROF 2 3 4 5 6
Business change management Business analysis BUAN 3 4 5 6
Business modelling BSMO 2 3 4 5 6
Requirements definition and management REQM 2 3 4 5 6
Organisational capability development OCDV 5 6 7
Organisation design and implementation ORDI 5 6 7
Change implementation planning and management CIPM 5 6
Business process testing BPTS 4 5 6
Benefits management BENM 5 6
Development and implementation Systems development Systems development management DLMG 5 6 7
Systems design DESN 4 5 6
Software design SWDN 2 3 4 5 6
Programming/software development PROG 2 3 4 5 6
Real-time/embedded systems development RESD 2 3 4 5 6
Animation development ADEV 3 4 5 6
Data modelling and design DTAN 2 3 4 5
Database design DBDS 3 4 5
Network design NTDS 5 6
Testing TEST 1 2 3 4 5 6
Safety engineering SFEN 3 4 5 6
Information content authoring INCA 1 2 3 4 5 6
User experience User research URCH 3 4 5 6
User experience analysis UNAN 3 4 5
User experience design HCEV 3 4 5 6
User experience evaluation USEV 2 3 4 5 6
Installation and integration Systems integration and build SINT 2 3 4 5 6
Porting/software configuration PORT 3 4 5 6
Hardware design HWDE 4 5 6
Systems installation/decommissioning HSIN 1 2 3 4 5
Delivery and operation Service design Availability management AVMT 4 5 6
Service level management SLMO 2 3 4 5 6 7
Service transition Service acceptance SEAC 4 5 6
Configuration management CFMG 2 3 4 5 6
Asset management ASMG 2 3 4 5 6
Change management CHMG 2 3 4 5 6
Release and deployment RELM 3 4 5 6
Service operation System software SYSP 3 4 5
Capacity management CPMG 4 5 6
Security administration SCAD 1 2 3 4 5 6
Penetration testing PENT 4 5 6
Radio frequency engineering RFEN 2 3 4 5 6
Application support ASUP 2 3 4 5
IT infrastructure ITOP 1 2 3 4
Database administration DBAD 2 3 4 5
Storage management STMG 3 4 5 6
Network support NTAS 2 3 4 5
Problem management PBMG 3 4 5
Incident management USUP 2 3 4 5
Facilities management DCMA 3 4 5 6
Skills and quality Skill management Learning and development management ETMG 3 4 5 6 7
Competency assessment LEDA 3 4 5 6
Learning design and development TMCR 3 4 5
Learning delivery ETDL 3 4 5
Teaching and subject formation TEAC 5 6
People management Performance management PEMT 4 5 6
Resourcing RESC 4 5 6
Professional development PDSV 4 5 6
Quality and conformance Quality management QUMG 3 4 5 6 7
Quality assurance QUAS 3 4 5 6
Measurement MEAS 3 4 5 6
Conformance review CORE 3 4 5 6
Safety assessment SFAS 5 6
Digital forensics DGFS 4 5 6
Relationships and engagement Stakeholder management Sourcing SORC 2 3 4 5 6 7
Supplier management SUPP 2 3 4 5 6 7
Contract management ITCM 4 5 6
Relationship management RLMT 4 5 6 7
Customer service support CSMG 1 2 3 4 5 6
Sales and marketing Marketing MKTG 2 3 4 5 6
Selling SALE 4 5 6
Sales support SSUP 1 2 3 4 5 6
Product management PROD 3 4 5 6