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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.

 

Animal Technician (SOC 6139)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Animal Technician

 

6139

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.

 

For roles at Grade 3 and 4, the minimum salary would have to be £25,600 based on a 36.5 hour per week contract, unless the “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case all spine points of Grade 3 and 4 would meet minimum salary requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Archivists and curators (SOC 2452)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Archivists and curators

 

2452

 

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.

 

For roles at Grade 3 and 4the minimum salary would have to be £25,600 based on a 36.5 or 37 hour per week contract, unless:

  • the individual holds a STEM PhD relevant to the job

In which case all spine points of Grade 4 would meet minimum salary requirements, and for Grade 3 roles, spine point 25 and above would meet minimum salary requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical Engineers (SOC 2123)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Electrical engineers

(Not Postdoctoral research roles)

 

Example job roles (not exhaustive):

 

  • Electrical engineer (professional)

 

2123

 

Shortage occupation role

All roles defined under this code are classified as “shortage occupation”

For all roles at Grades 6 and above, on either a 36.5 or 37 hour per week contract, all salary spine points will automatically meet minimum salary requirements on account of being classed as a shortage occupation. 'New entrant' salary rules are not applicable. 

 

 

IT operations technicians (SOC 3131)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

IT operations technicians

 

3131

 

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.

 

For roles at Grade 3 and 4, the minimum salary would have to be £25,600 based on a 36.5 or 37 hour per week contract, unless:

  • the individual holds a STEM PhD relevant to the job

In which case all spine points of Grade 4 would meet minimum salary requirements, and spine point 25 and above of Grade 3 would meet minimum salary requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IT user support technicians (SOC 3132)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

IT user support technicians

 

Example job roles (not exhaustive):

 

IT systems support anaylsts

 

 

3132

 

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.

 

For roles at Grade 3 and 4, the minimum salary would have to be £25,600 based on a 36.5 or 37 hour per week contract, unless

  • the individual holds a STEM PhD relevant to the job

In which case spine point 25 and above of Grade 3 and all spine points of Grade 4 would meet minimum salary requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laboratory Technicians (SOC 3111)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Laboratory technicians

 

3111

 

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.

 

For roles at Grade 3 and 4, the minimum salary would have to be £25,600 based on a 36.5 or 37 hour per week contract, unless:

  • the individual holds a STEM PhD relevant to the job

In which case, all spine points of Grade 4 would meet minimum salary requirements, and spine point 25 and above of Grade 3 would meet minimum salary requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mechanical engineers (SOC 2122)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Mechanical engineers

(Not Postdoctoral research roles)

 

Example job roles (not exhaustive):

 

  • Aeronautical engineer (professional)

 

  • Aerospace engineer

 

  • Automotive engineer (professional)

 

  • Marine engineer (professional)

 

  • Mechanical engineer (professional)

 

 

 

2122

Shortage occupation role

All roles defined under this code are classified as “shortage occupation”

For all roles at Grades 5 and above, on either a 36.5 or 37 hour per week contract, all salary spine points will automatically meet minimum salary requirements on account of being classed as a shortage occupation. 'New entrant' salary rules are not applicable. 

 

 

Science, engineering and production technicians (SOC 3119)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

 

Science, engineering and production technicians

 

 

 

 

 

3119

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.

 

For roles at Grade 3 and 4, the minimum salary would have to be £25,600 based on a 36.5 or 37 hour per week contract, unless

  • the individual holds a STEM PhD relevant to the job

In which case all spine points of Grade 4 would meet minimum salary requirements, and spine point 25 and above of Grade 3 would meet minimum salary requirements.

 

Veterinary nurses (SOC 6131)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Veterinary nurses

6131

 

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

For all roles at Grade 4, on either a 36.5 or 37 hour per week contractthe minimum salary would have to be £25,600.

Unlessthe “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case all spine points of Grade 4 would meet minimum salary requirements.