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Skills white paper points to significant mobility across roles Sydney

Friday, 20 Dec 2013

Following the 20th annual ACS Employment Survey, a skills whitepaper has today been released by the Australian Computer Society. With over 5,000 respondents to the employment survey, statistically significant data was able to be analysed to identify skills mobility across a range of ICT roles.

The whitepaper identifies the skills profiles for 25 common ICT job roles. These roles represent the collective returns of 3,629 survey participants. The profiles were identified using the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA).

Across the 25 roles, it was established that, while each role has a specific standout skill, there is substantial diversity and breadth of skill within the specific job roles. While respondents were limited to identifying four SFIA skills, the minimum skill range identified was 14 skills for Business Development Managers with the maximum skill number being 64 for ICT consultants.

ACS President Dr Nick Tate welcomed the findings.

“This whitepaper demonstrates that ICT professionals are developing a strong and transferable skillset, and the SFIA model allows individuals and organisations to better categorise those skills. As the work of technology professionals becomes even more important, the ability of an organisation to analyse and audit their strengths and needs in the skills space will become invaluable”

“SFIA will provide the ICT industry, and indeed the wider business community in Australia, the tools they need to better manage their current capability and effectively plan for the future.”

Further information
Thomas Shanahan, Australian Computer Society, 0449 902 130

About the Australian Computer Society
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the professional association for Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 20,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The Society exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit for more information.