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Digital: Career Map

Technical occupations: skilled occupations that a college leaver or an apprentice would be entering, that typically require qualifications at levels 2/3.

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Digital Support and Services

Cluster: IT Support and Services Technician
Help internal and external customers to install and use IT technology along with trouble ‐ shooting their problems. Skills are developed across IT security and data management.

  • Digital Support Technician
  • Digital Applications Technician
  • Digital Service Technician Infrastructure Technician
  • Hardware Solutions
  • Software Solutions
  • IT Support
  • Network Cable Installer
  • Radio Network Technician
  • Unified Communications Technician

Digital Production, Design and Development

Cluster: Software Development Technician
Build simple software components (web, mobile, desktop applications) as a part of larger software development project. Interpret simple design requirements and testing to ensure components meet their intended functionality.

  • Software Development Technician

Digital Business Services

Cluster: Digital Business Technician
Define, design, build and implement digital campaigns on all platforms to drive customer acquisition, engagement and retention, sell technical products and services and manage customer relationships.

  • Data Technician

Higher Technical occupations: require more knowledge and skills acquired through experience in the workplace or further technical education. They typically require qualifications at levels 4/5.

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Digital Support and Services

Cluster: Cyber Security Technician
Detect security breaches and respond using alerts from automated tools to determine breach status and resolution working with the incident response team. Extended skills allow hazards, risks and controls to be managed.

  • Cyber Intrusion Analyst
  • Cyber Security Technologist
  • Technologist
  • Risk Analyst

Cluster: Hardware, Networks and Infrastructure Technician
Design, install, maintain and support communication networks. Knowledge extends to network configuration, cloud, network administration and monitoring tools. Provides advice and guidance to internal and external customers.

  • Network Engineer
  • Unified Communications Trouble Shooter

Cluster: IT Systems Technician
Co‐ordinate systems development tasks including the design, integration and formal testing, oversees transition into production.

  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Systems Engineer

Digital Production, Design and Development

Cluster: Software Development Advanced Technician
Build and test simple, high quality codes across various layers (front end, logic and database) and interpret design documents and specifications.

  • DevOps Engineer
  • Digital User Experience
  • Games Designer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Tester
  • Video Games Quality Assurance Technician
  • Web Development/Web Design

Digital Business Services

Cluster: Digital Business Advanced Technician
Analyse and deliver business requirements in order to maximise the impact of digital technology across an organisation.

  • IS Business Analyst
  • Data Architect

Cluster: Business Analyst Advanced Technician
Collect, organise and analyse data to provide business insights using extensive knowledge of data solutions, database systems and analytical tools.

  • Data Analyst

Cluster: Digital Solutions Advanced Technician
Develop technical solutions to solve internal or external customer business problems, and seek to maximise the value gained from the solution. Deliver solutions to time, budget and scope.

  • Digital Community Manager
  • IT Product Manager
  • Web Content Manager

Professional occupations: occupations where there is a clear career progression from higher technical occupations, as well as those occupations where a degree apprenticeship exists.

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Digital Support and Services

Cluster: Cyber Security Professional
Provide and implement cyber security technology enabled solutions for internal and external customers.

  • Cyber Security Technical Professional (degree)

Digital Production, Design and Development

Cluster: Software Development Professional
Software engineering covering modelling, simulation, human factors, systems engineering and influences upon product architecture throughout the whole product lifecycle.

  • Digital User Experience (UX) Professional
  • Creative Digital Design Professional

Digital Business Services

Cluster: Digital Business Professional
Devise, implement, monitor and optimise digital campaigns including web design/re‐design using customer and user research.


Cluster: Business Information Professional
Provide and implement data technology enabled solutions to support internal and external customers.

  • Data Scientist (degree)

Cluster: Digital Solutions Professional
Provide and implement technology enabled solutions to internal and external customers.

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Data Specialist (degree)
  • Digital & Technology Solutions Professional (degree)
  • Business Analyst
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Data Analyst
  • IT Consultant
  • Network Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Digital & Technology Solution Specialist
  • Cyber Security Technology Specialist
  • Data Analytics Specialist
  • Digital Business & Enterprise System Architecture Specialist ‐ IT Business Analyst Specialist
  • IT Operations Management Specialist
  • IT Project Management Specialist
  • IT Strategy Specialist
  • IT/Digital Futures Management Specialist
  • Network Engineering Specialist
  • Software Engineering Specialist
  • Systems Test & Assurance Specialist