Requirements for a
successful IT career path
SFIAplus helps businesses bring SFIA (the Skills Framework for
the Information Age) to life
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Foster an organisational culture of
A board-level director should own the career path
and be accountable for its implementation across
That ownership should be visible to all in IT so it is
seen as a valued career path.
Enable individual ownership of
IT professionals need to own their careers and take
responsibility for driving their own development in a
way that supports business objectives.
A career path should not be seen as simply a
process managed by HR.
Map the career path to future
The career path must link the development of IT
professionals with the success of the business.
Progression to the next level should then be
assessed against business needs as well as the
individual’s increased skills and experience.
Conduct formal peer assessment
Assessment for progression within the career path
should be conducted by a panel of peers and
Based on evidence of sustained performance at the
next SFIA level, this will vary between employers.
Recognition and reward
Career path achievements should be celebrated
This provides tangible evidence that progression is
possible for those that meet the standard and will
inspire others to develop their careers.
A career path helps organisations:
understand their talent
prepare to meet future business
recruit and develop key employees in
line with the organisation’s objectives
SFIA addresses the need for a
common language and definition of
skills across the profession.
Alone SFIA is insufficient. A career path must offer
substance and meaning to both the business and the
SFIAplus enhances the skills and
levels in the SFIA framework, with:
Typical work activities
Technical and behavioural skills
Training and development activities
And much more…
Set up a career path
for your IT professionals!
Contact us now on +44 (0) 1793 417 755 and see how we can
help you develop a successful IT career development plan.