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All following job categories/roles are eligible for a Skilled Worker visa.

The terminology for each job role used below is taken from the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes, developed by the Office for National Statistics. The SOC Codes are used to determine eligibility for a Skilled Worker Visa.

For University purposes, please choose a job category below to see specific examples of equivalent job roles/job titles at the University, and receive guidance on whether those roles would meet minimum salary requirements for a Skilled Worker Visa. 

  • Where a role below is denoted as meeting minimum salary requirements, the individual applying for the Skilled Worker Visa will be able to score the required 20 points for salary.
  • Alternatively, where a minimum salary figure is specifically stated you must check if the salary offered to the individual would meet this minimum amount in order for the individual to score 20 points for salary.
  • In some cases, certain roles can benefit from a lower salary due to the individual holding a STEM or non-STEM PhD relevant to the job. Where this is applicable, it is for you as the recruiting department to determine if the PhD is relevant to the job, by way of the recruitment process.
  • Where any given role will be undertaken part-time, please contact the HR Compliance Team to verify if the pro-rata salary will meet minimum requirements for a Skilled worker Visa.

 

Business and financial project management professionals (SOC 2424)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Business and financial project management professionals

 

Example job roles (not exhaustive):

 

  • Project/Programme Managers

 

  • Contract Managers

 

  • Clinical Trials Managers

 

 

 

2424

 

For all roles at Grade 8 and above, on a contract of either 36.5 or 37 hours per week, all salary spine points will automatically meet minimum salary requirements without the need to 'trade' salary points.

 

 

For roles at Grade 6 or 7, the minimum salary would have to be:

 

  • For a 36.5 hour per week contract: £34,909

 

  • For a 37 hour per week contract: £35,388

 

Unless, the “new entrant” salary rules apply or the individual holds a STEM or non-STEM PhD relevant to the job, in which case all spine points of Grade 6 and 7 would meet minimum salary requirements.

 

 

 

Business, research and administrative professionals (SOC 2429)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Business, research and administrative professionals

 

Example job roles (not exhaustive):

 

  • Administration/Operations Managers

 

  • Research Programme Managers

 

  • Facilities Managers

 

  • Finance Managers

 

  • Grant Managers

 

  • Research and Business Development Managers

 

  • REF Managers

 

  • Recruitment Managers

 

 

 

2429

 

 

For all roles at Grade 8 and above, on a contract of either 36.5 or 37 hours per week, all salary spine points will automatically meet minimum salary requirements without the need to 'trade' salary points.

 

 

For roles at Grades 6 and 7, the minimum salary would have to be:

 

  • For a 36.5 hour per week contract: £31,538

 

  • For a 37 hour per week contract: £31,972

 

Unless, the “new entrant” salary rules apply or the individual holds a STEM or non-STEM PhD relevant to the job, in which case all spine points of Grade 6 and 7 would meet minimum salary requirements.

Roles at Grade 5 and below cannot meet minimum salary requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial accounts managers (SOC 3538)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Financial accounts managers

 

Example job roles (not exhaustive):

 

  • Accounts Managers

 

  • Audit Managers

 

 

3538

 

For all roles at Grade 5 and above, on a contract of either 36.5 or 37 hours per week, all salary spine points will automatically meet minimum salary requirements without the need to 'trade' salary points.

 

 

 

Human Resource Managers and Directors (SOC 1135)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Senior HR Managers/Directors

 

  • Human Resources Managers/Directors/Assistant Directors

 

  • Personnel Managers

 

  • HR Business Managers

 

 

 

1135

For all roles at Grade 8 and above, on a 37 hour per week contract, all salary spine points will automatically meet minimum salary requirements without the need to 'trade' salary points.

IT specialist managers (2133)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

IT specialist managers

 

Example job roles (not exhaustive):

 

  • IT Managers

 

  • IT Support Managers

 

  • IT Technical Leads

 

  • IT Services Managers

 

  • Senior Design Specialists

 

 

 

2133

 

 

For all roles at Grade 8 and above, on a contract of either 36.5 or 37 hours per week, all salary spine points will automatically meet minimum salary requirements without the need to 'trade' salary points.

 

 

For roles at Grade 6 or 7, the minimum salary would have to be:

 

  • For a 36.5 hour per week contract: £35,564

 

  • For a 37 hour per week contract: £36,052

 

Unless, the “new entrant” salary rules apply or the individual holds a STEM or non-STEM PhD relevant to the job, in which case all spine points of Grade 6 and 7 would meet minimum salary requirements.

 

 

 

Managers and Directors not elsewhere classified (SOC 1139)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Senior Managers/Directors

 

Example job roles (not exhaustive):

 

  • Academic Secretary

 

  • Director/Deputy Director

 

  • Head of Development/Projects/Operations

 

  • Programme/Project Director

 

  • Head of School/Institution

 

 

 

1139

 

For all roles at Grade 9 and above, on a 37 hour per week contract, all salary spine points will automatically meet minimum salary requirements without the need to 'trade' salary points.

 

For all roles at Grade 7 and 8, on a 37 hour per week contractthe minimum salary would have to be: £38,518, unless:

  

  • The “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case all salary spine points of Grade 7 and 8 would meet minimum salary requirements; or

 

  • The 'new entrant' rules don't apply but the individual holds a STEM PhD relevant to the job; the minimum payable salary would be: £30,815; or

 

  • The 'new entrant' rules don't apply but the individual holds a non-STEM PhD relevant to the job; the minimum payable salary would be: £34,667.

 

 

IT project and programme managers (SOC 2134)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

IT project and programme managers

 

Example job roles (not exhaustive):

 

  • Data Managers

 

  • IT Project Managers

 

  • IT Portfolio Managers

 

  • IT Infrastructure Managers

 

  • IT Change Managers

 

 

2134

 

 

For all roles at Grade 8 and above, on a contract of either 36.5 or 37 hours per week, salary spine points 45 and above will automatically meet minimum salary requirements without the need to 'trade' salary points.

 

For roles at Grade 6 or 7, the minimum salary would have to be:

  • For a 36.5 hour per week contract: £37,436
  • For a 37 hour per week contract: £37,949

Unless, the “new entrant” salary rules apply or the individual holds a STEM or non-STEM PhD relevant to the job, in which case:

  • All spine points of Grade 7 would meet minimum salary requirements; 
  • Spine points 38 and above for Grade 6 roles would meet minimum salary requirements

 

Roles at Grade 5 and under would not be eligible for sponsorship

 

 

Office Managers (SOC 4161)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Office Managers

 

 

4161

For all roles at Grade 5 and above, on a contract of either 36.5 or 37 hours per week, all salary spine points will automatically meet minimum salary requirements without the need to 'trade' salary points.