The European ICT Professional Role Profiles were published by the European Committee of Standardization (CEN) and provide a generic set of typical roles performed by IT Professionals in any organisation, covering the full range of ICT business processes, according to the following:

  • using the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) as the basis for competence identification; and
  • illuminating and structuring each ICT Professional Profile with a number of components including work outcomes or “Deliverables”.

The 30 profiles can be used as a sound basis, and starting point, by an organisation to develop more context-specific profiles according to specific needs.

The full overview of the roles can be seen below:

The European ICT Professional Role Profiles provide a good starting point and inspiration for the flexibly creating more context-specific profiles, based upon organisational roles or individual job descriptions from a broad variety of contexts.

A sound entry point for e-CF application to individuals and organisations

By applying e-CF competences to ICT profile construction, the European ICT Professional Role Profiles also provide a tool and entry point for e-CF application to individuals and organisations who wish to work with the e-CF standard.

The European ICT Professional Role Profiles make a key contribution to increased transparency and convergence of the European ICT Skills landscape and to maturing the ICT Profession overall. In addition to focusing on individual ICT professional competence and performance, the overall aim is to influence the ability of organisations to leverage ICT for a better performance.

Developing and managing ICT Professional needs

Complementary to the e-CF, the European ICT Professional Role Profiles contribute to a shared European reference language for developing, planning and managing IT professional needs in a long-term perspective.

Benefitting from collaboration and exchange on multiple levels across Europe, the European ICT Professional Role Profiles and the underpinning concepts provide a means of summarising and organising the insights of experts and stakeholders into a reference tool.

Discover how to make best use of the Profiles

There are many ways to apply the 30 typical ICT Profiles, that are described in this CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA).

CWA Part 2 User Guide and CWA Part 4 Case studies provide pragmatic explanations on how to apply the European ICT Professional Role Profiles from multiple stakeholder perspectives and for a broad range of application purposes, such as:

  • HR planning,
  • recruitment,
  • digital transformation process support,
  • curriculum design and qualifications promotion,
  • including transfer of the concept to other sectors.