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SFIA - e-CF Collaboration

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 180 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 provides significant input to the enhancement of e-CF (V3) during the e-CF V4 update activities along with the contents of SFIA V7 published June 2018 (all SFIA changes and discussions are public domain and readily available).

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