New IT Professional Profile from National Skills Academy for IT

The IT National Skills Academy has just launched our “IT Professional Profile.  

You can find it here.

Our aim in developing this is to enable IT professionals and aspiring technology professionals to work out our skills levels and create ones own personal IT Professional Profile.  

There are 6 skills categories, architecture, business change, information management, IT project management etc  Each of these breaks down into sub-skills, so architecture has systems architecture, data analysis etc.  You then assess your skills against clearly written definitions from 1 to 6.

Writing this down, it sounds complicated but it’s actually very easy and quick to fill in.  These levels align with the SFIA standards.

Our hope at the Skills Academy is that “My IT Professional Profile” will become the national standard for describing our skills in the UK IT industry.  We are encouraging employers and search companies to look at using this as a standard way of comparing and describing skills – something that we have never had before in the IT industry.

A useful piece of functionality is the direct link through to online courses and eBooks from each skill category.

I have registered and filled mine in – or at least had a first run through the categories.

So do take a look at the Profile and see if it would work for you and your colleagues.  I would be extremely interested in any feed back you have.



About paulcoby
I am CIO at the John Lewis Partnership in the UK. I was Chair of SITA - the airline solutions company owned by the Air Transport Community - for 11 years. I am also on the Boards of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank and Pets at Home. Previously I was Head of BA Services and for 10 years CIO at British Airways. I am interested in Roman and Military History. The views expressed are entirely my own not my employers.

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