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Digital, Data and Technology Profession Capability Framework

Digital, data and technology (DDaT) roles in government and the skills needed to do them.

This Capability Framework describes the job roles in the Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Profession and provides details of the skills needed to work at each role level.

How to use this framework

You can use the Capability Framework to:

  • learn about what different roles do in government
  • understand what skills are needed by professionals in particular jobs
  • identify skills that need development to help career progression
  • assess skills in preparation for performance reviews
  • create effective job adverts
  • carry out Human Resources and workforce planning

Success Profiles

The DDaT Profession Capability Framework complements the Success Profiles Framework, which assesses candidates against a range of elements.

If you are applying for a job in the Civil Service, check your job pack for specific details on the framework being used to assess your suitability.

If you have any questions about the Capability Framework, contact the DDaT Profession: ddatprofession@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk.

Data job family

Find out about the job roles that comprise this job family.

IT operations job family

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Product and delivery job family

Find out about the job roles that comprise this job family.

Quality assurance testing (QAT) job family

Find out about the roles that comprise this job family.

Technical job family

Find out about the roles that comprise this job family.

User-centred design job family

Find out about the roles that comprise this job family.

Published 23 March 2017
Last updated 7 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. The content in the Digital, Data and Technology Profession Capability Framework has been restructured to make it easier to access the role descriptions and the skills associated with individual roles. Each job role is now presented on one page, including all the levels and the skills. This page has been updated to reflect the new structure of this framework.

  2. Added data analyst role description and skill levels.

  3. Removed information about Civil Service Competencies as these will no longer be used after 6 January 2019

  4. First published.