UK Occupation Shortage List

SOC Code and occupation categoryOccupations IncludedMinimum Salary
1123
Production managers
Production managers in nuclear industry waste management and decommissioning:
Managing director
Programme director
Site Director
Production managers in electricity transmission and distribution:
Project manager
Site manager
Entry level: £20,800
Experienced: £37,600
2113
Physical scientists
Physical scientists in construction related ground engineering:
Engineering geologist
Hydrogeologist
Geophysicist
Physical scientists in the oil and gas industries:
Geophysicist
Geoscientist
Geologist
Geochemist
Physical scientists in nuclear industry waste management and decommissioning:
Technical services manager
Physical scientists in the mining industry:
Staff geologist
Senior resource geologist
Entry level: £21,000
Experienced: £27,200
2121
Civil engineers
Civil engineers in construction related ground engineering:
Geotechnical engineer
Tunnelling engineer
Civil engineers in the oil and gas industries:
Petroleum engineer
Drilling engineer
Completions engineer
Fluids engineer
Resevoir engineer
Offshore and subsea engineer
Control and isntrument engineer
Process safety engineer
Wells engineer
Civil engineers in the mining industry:
Senior mining engineer
Entry level: £22,800
Experienced: £30,00
2122
Mechanical engineers
Mechanical engineer in the oil and gas industriesEntry level: £27,400
Experienced: £32,900
2123
Electrical engineers
Electrical engineer in the oil and gas industry
Electrical engineers in electricity transmission and distribution:
Power system engineer
Control engineer
Protection engineer
Electrical engineers in aerospace:
Electrical machine design engineer
Power electronics engineer
Power system engineer,
Control engineer, or
Protection engineer in electricity transmission
and distribution:
£32,500
(Other engineers) Entry level: £24,800
(Other engineers) Experienced: £35,600
2124
Electronics engineers
Specialist electronics engineer in automotive manufacturing and design
Electronics engineers in the railway industry:
Signalling design manager
Signalling design engineer
Signalling principles designer
Senior signalling design checker
Signalling design checker
Signalling systems engineer
Entry level: £25,200
Experienced: £31,300
2126
Design and development engineers
Design engineer in electricity transmission and distribution
Design and development engineers in automotive manufacturing and design:
Product development engineer Product design engineer
Design and development engineers in the electronics system industry:
Integrated circuit design engineer integrated circuit test engineer
Entry level: £25,300
Experienced: £32,100
2127
Production and process engineers
Chemical engineer
Manufacturing engineer (process planning) in the aerospace industry
Technical services representative in the decommissioning and waste areas of the nuclear industry
Entry level: £22,900
Experienced: £30,000
2129
Engineering professionals
Engineering professionals in electricity transmission and distribution:
Project engineer
Proposals engineer
Engineering professionals in aerospace:
Aerothermal engineer
Stress engineer
Chief of engineering
Advance tool and fixturing engineer
Engineering professionals in the civil nuclear industry's waste management and decommissioning areas:
Operations manager
Decommissioning specialist manager
Project/planning engineer
Radioactive waste manager
Radiological protection advisor
Other engineering professionals in the civil nuclear industry:
Nuclear safety case engineer
Mechanical design engineer (pressure vehicles)
Piping design engineer
Mechanical design engineer (stress)
Thermofluids/process engineer
Entry level: £26,100
Experienced: £32,000
2133
IT specialist managers
IT product manager employed by a qualifying company, in a role which requires five years of appropriate experience, as well as proven experience of team leadershipEntry level: £26, 500
Experienced: £40,300
2135
IT business analysts, architects, and system designers
Systems engineer in visual effects and 2D/3D computer animation for film, television or, video games Data scientist employed by a qualifying company, in a role which requires five years of appropriate experience, as well as proven experience of team leadershipEntry level:
Experienced:
2136 Programmers and software development professionalsSenior developer employed by a qualifying company, in a role which requires five years of appropriate experience, as well as proven experience of team leadership
Programmers and software development professionals in visual effects and 2D/3D computer animation for film, television, or video games industries:
Software developer
Shader writer
Games designer
Programmers and software development professionals in the electronics system industry:
Driver developer
Embedded communications engineer
Entry level: £24,000
Experienced: £31,100
2139
Information technology and communications professionals
Cyber security specialist employed by a qualifying company, in a role which requires five years of appropriate experience, as well as proven experience of team leadershipEntry level: £20,800
Experienced: £29,900
2142 Environmental ProfessionalsEnvironmental Professionals in construction related ground engineering:
Contaminated land specialist
Geoenvironmental specialist
Landfill engineer
Entry level: £20,800
Experienced: £24,300
2211
Medical practitioners
Medical consultants:
Clinical radiology consultant
Emergency medicine consultant
Old age psychiatry consultant
Non-consultant, non-training, medical staff in:
Emergency medicine (including specialist doctors working in accident and emergency)
Old age psychiatry
Paediatrics
Trainees:
CT3 trainee (emergency medicine)
ST4 to ST7 trainee (emergency medicine)
Core trainee (psychiatry)
Speciality registrar (StR) and equivalent: £30,002
Speciality doctor and equivalent: £37,176
Consultant and equivalent: £75,249
2217
Medical Radiographers
HPC registered diagnostic radiographer
Nuclear medicine practitioner
Radiotherapy physics practitioner
Radiotherapy physics scientist
Sonographer
Employers must present evidence of the worker's HPC registration to the Home Office on request. The worker may register while in the UK, but MUST register before starting work.
Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478
Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783
Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764
Band 8a and equivalent: £39,239
Band 8b and equivalent: £45,707
Band 8c and equivalent: £54,998
Band 8d and equivalent: £65,922
Band 9 and equivalent: £77,850
2219
Health professionals
Neurophysiology healthcare scientist
Neurophysiology practitioner
Nuclear medicine scientist
Orthotist Prosthetist
Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478
Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783
Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764
Band 8a and equivalent: £39,239
Band 8b and equivalent: £45,707
Band 8c and equivalent: £54,998
Band 8d and equivalent: £65,922
Band 9 and equivalent: £77,850
2231
Nurses
All nurses
Nurses sponsored must:

have obtained full registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council; or have passed the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Computer Based Test (CBT) of competence; or have obtained a Nursing and Midwifery Council permission before the 30thof April 2015 to undertake the Overseas Nursing Programme, and be sponsored to undertake a supervised practice placement as part of the programme, which has been approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Evidence of 1,2, or 3 above must be presented to the Home Office on request, and MUST be provided if applying for a Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship.
Band 3 and equivalent: £16,271
Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478
Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783
Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764
Band 8a and equivalent: £39,239
Band 8b and equivalent: £45,707
Band 8c and equivalent: £54,998
Band 8d and equivalent: £65,922
Band 9 and equivalent: £77,850
2314
Secondary education teaching professionals
Secondary education teachers in the following subjects:

Mathematics Physics Chemistry
Overseas Trained Teachers Programme participants and equivalent: £20,800
Qualified teachers and equivalent: £21,804
Post-threshold teachers and equivalent: £34,523
Leadership group, assistant head teacher, principal teacher and equivalent: £37,836
2425
Actuaries, economists, and statisticians
Bio-informatician InformaticianEntry level: £26,500
Exprienced: £34,700
2442
Social workers
Chidlren's and family services social workerBand 5 and equivalent: £21,478
Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783
Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764
Band 8a and equivalent: £39,239
Band 8b and equivalent: £45,707
Band 8c and equivalent: £54,998
Band 8d and equivalent: £65,922
Band 9 and equivalent: £77,850
2461
Quality control and planning engineers
Quality control and planning engineers in electricity transmission and distribution:

Planning / development engineer
Quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE) engineer
Entry level: £23,000
Experienced: £29,400
3113 Engineering techniciansEngineering technicians in electricity transmission and distribution:

Commissioning engineer
Substation electrical engineer
Entry level: £20,800
Experienced: £27,600
3213
Paramedics
All paramedicsBand 5 and equivalent: £21,478
Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783
Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764
3411
Artist
Animator in visual effects and 2D/3D computer animation for film, television, or video games industries:Entry level: £20,800
Experienced: £21,500
3414
Dancers and choreographers
Classical ballet dancers who meet the standard required by internationally recognised UK ballet companies. To meet this standard the company must:
have performed at or been invited to perform at renowed venues, such as the Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells, or Barbican (in th UK of elsewhere); or attract dancers and/or choreographers and other artists from other countries; or be endorsed as internationally recognised by a United Kingdom industry body such as the Arts Council England
Contemporary dancers who meet the standard required by internationally recognised United Kingdom contemporary dance companies. To meet this standard the company must:
have performed at or been invited to perform at renowed venues, such as Sadler’s Wells, the Southbank Centre, or The Place (in th UK of elsewhere); or attract dancers and/or choreographers and other artists from other countries; or be endorsed as internationally recognised by a United Kingdom industry body such as the Arts Council England
Entry level: £20,800
Experienced: £24,200
3415
Musicians
Orchestral musicians who are leaders, principals, sub-principals or numbered string positions, and who meet the standard required by internationally recognised UK orchestras (such as the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)Entry level: £20,800
Experienced: £24,200
3416
Arts officers, producers, and directors
Arts officers, producers, and directors in visual effects and 2D/3D computer animation for the film, television or video games industries:

2D supervisor 3D supervisor Computer graphics supervisor producer Production manager Technical director Visual effects supervisor
Entry level: £24,600
Experienced: £30,500
3421
Graphic designers
Graphic designers in visual effects and 2D/3D computer animation for the film, television or video games industries:
Compositing artist
Matte painter
Modeller
Rigger
Stereo artist
Texture artist
Entry level: £20,800
Experienced: £21,200
3541
Buyers and purchasing officers
Manufacturing engineer (purchasing) in aerospaceEntry level: £20,800
Experienced: £23,800
5215
Welders
High integiry pipe welder in a role that requires at least 3 years of appropriate work experience£20,800.00
5235
Aircraft maintenance and related trades
Licensed and military certifying engineer/inspector technicianEntry level: £21,900
Experienced: £27,100
5249
Line repairers and cable jointers
Overhead linesworker at Linesman Erector 2 (LE2) level and above,£32,000.00
5434
Chefs
Executive chef (one per establishment)
Head chef (one per establishment)
Sous chef (one for every 4 kitchen staff)
Specialist chef (one per speciality)
All cheffing jobs must meet the following conditions:

Must require at least 5 years of experience in a role at the same level as the Tier 2 job must not be in a fast food, standard fare, or take away establishment
AFTERdeductions for room, board, etc: £29,570
Tier 2 Shortage Occupations List (Scotland)



SOC Code and occupation categoryOccupations IncludedMinimum Salary
2113
Physical scientists
Medical physicist
Diagnostics radiology staff (including magnetic resonance imaging)
Entry level: £21,000
Experienced: £27,200
2211
Medical practitioners
Clinical oncology consultant
Non-consultant, non-training, medical staff post in clinical radiology
CT3 trainee (clinical radiology)
ST4 to ST7 trainee (clinical radiology)
Psychiatry staff (all grades except CPT1)
Anaesthetics, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology staff (all grades)
Speciality registrar (StR) and equivalent: £30,002
Speciality doctor and equivalent: £37,176
Consultant and equivalent: £75,249

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