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SFIA - e-CF Comparison & Mapping

A detailed comparison and mapping of the e-CF Framework (v3) and SFIA (v6).


The SFIA Foundation has developed and maintained the globlal IT skills framework since 2000.  This has global reach with a userbase in over 170 countries with many thousands or corporates and individuals registered for licences.  The EU has been working on the e-CF since around 2005.  Both frameworks have similar aims and indeed many similarities, and of course some differences.

As part of SFIA's collaboration programme discussions have been held looking at a closer working relationship and possible merging.  In 2016, BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, commissioned a report to look at the two frameworks; compare them; provide a more detailled mapping between the two; note similarities and differences and discuss possible merging actions.  This report has previously been widely distributed throughout the e-CF community.

This report, carried out by on behalf of BCS, is now made available to the SFIA community.  For more information contact .

SFIA - e-CF Comparison & Mapping Report