In a complex, fast changing industry - the SFIA Foundation embraces the value of collaboration with an eco-system of organisations with shared interests. Greater value is achieved by working together towards common goals.
Examples of collaborative projects
SFIA and e-CF - A detailed comparison and mapping of the e-CF Framework (v3) and SFIA (v6) This is to be updated to reflect the most recent release of SFIA (v7) and eCF (v4).
SFIA and Japanese IT Promotion Agency (IPA) - Exciting collaboration between SFIA and iCD.
Some professional bodies which use SFIA
These professional bodies work closely with the SFIA Foundation; they may be Accredited Partners, SFIA Council members, SFIA Foundation Board members or users of SFIA.
- Canadian Information Processing Society - CIPS
- IEEE Computer Society
- Institute of IT Professionals New Zealand
- Institute of IT Professionals South Africa
- Institution of Engineering and Technology - The IET
- itSMF UK
- itSMF International
- Society for innovation, technology and modernisation - SOCITM
- The Chartered Institute for IT - BCS
- The Open Group
- Computer Society of Sri Lanka
- The Swiss Informatics Society SI
- Royal Dutch Association of Information Professional
- Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers (KIISE)
- International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)
- International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)
- Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)
- Egypt Information Technology Institute (ITI)
- Computer Society Zimbabwe (CSZ)
Government bodies using SFIA
A natural question for potential users of SFIA is "who else uses it?". We would love to provide a comprehensive answer to that question, but the SFIA Foundation does not record or track usage of the framework by government bodies. This is for a variety of reasons.
- Organisations can access the SFIA framework material readily – and people/organisations from around 180 countries have done this already
- IT leaders and managers typically "take SFIA with them" as they move organisations without re-registering their new organisation as a new SFIA user
- GPDR and other data privacy regulations limit the information collected and what information the SFIA Foundation can share publicly
- The SFIA Foundation is an active collaborator with current and potential users of SFIA but, as a not-for-profit organisation, we do not actively market or promote these relationships.
- In the early days of SFIA, annual conferences would be held to facilitate knowledge sharing amongst user organisations. This provided useful knowledge of government bodies using SFIA. Now that the user base is truly global this is not feasible, although, the SFIA Foundation is looking to alternative knowledge and experience sharing events.
If you are a government body and are willing to share knowledge and experience on how you use SFIA please contact the SFIA Foundation.
- Australia - 117 commonwealth or national government institutions - the first Public Sector wide licence.
- Japan IPA (IT Promotion Agency
- Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) - ICT Skills recognition framework
- The UK Cabinet Office
- SFIA and the digital, data and technology (DDaT) roles being promoted by the UK Government Digital Service
- UK Ministry of Defence
- UK Revenue and Customers (HMRC)
- UK Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)
- UK Local Government
- UK Government agencies
- UK government digital marketplace - SFIA rate card for services
- The National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)
- Saudi Arabia MCIT Digital Skills Framework
- European Union - collaboration to define SFIA skills for the 30 standard EU professional ICT roles
- Government of Chile