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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 College sponsorship purposes, please choose a job category below to see specific examples of equivalent job roles/job titles at the College, 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 College 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.

 

Postdoctoral research roles - JRFs (SOC 2119)

Example job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

 

  • Junior Research Fellows

 

2119

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum salary, based on a 35 hour week (as declared on the Certificate of Sponsorship) must be £29,616, unless:  

 

  • The “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,731or

 

  • The individual holds a STEM PhD relevant to the job; the minimum payable salary would be: £23,693; or

 

  • The individual holds a non-STEM PhD relevant to the job; the minimum payable salary would be: £26,654

 

 

 

Archivists and curators (SOC 2452)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

 

Archivists and curators

 

2452

 

Minimum salary must be £25,600 regardless of the weekly contractual hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2424

For a 36.25 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £34,670, unless:

 

  • the “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £24,269

 

For a 37.5 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £35,866, unless:

 

  • the “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £25,106

 

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

 

  • Research and Business Development Managers

 

  • Recruitment Managers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2429

For a 36.25 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £31,324, unless:

 

  • the “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £21,927

 

For a 37.5 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £32,404, unless:

 

  • the “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £22,683

 

Business and related associate professionals not elsewhere classified (SOC 3539)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Business and related associate professionals

 

Example job roles (not exhaustive):

 

  • Events co-ordinator

 

  • Events & Projects co-ordinator

 

  • Project Administrators/Co-ordinators

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3539

Minimum salary must be £25,600 regardless of the weekly contractual hours, unless

 

  • the “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,480, regardless of the weekly contractual hours

 

Conference and exhibition managers and organisers (SOC 3546)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Conference and exhibition managers and organisers

 

Example job roles (not exhaustive):

 

  • Exhibition or Event Organiser/Managers

 

  • Festival Managers

 

3546

Minimum salary must be £25,600 regardless of the weekly contractual hours, unless

 

  • the “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,480, regardless of the weekly contractual hours

 

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 a 36.25 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £27,048, unless:

 

  • the “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,480

 

For a 37.5 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £27,980, unless:

 

  • the “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,480

 

Health & Safety Officers (SOC 3567)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Health & Safety Officers

 

Example job roles (not exhaustive):

  • Health and Safety Adviser

 

  • Health and Safety Manager

 

 

 

3567

For a 36.25 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £27,420, unless:

 

  • the “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,480

 

For a 37.5 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £28,366, unless:

 

  • the “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,480

 

Higher Education Teaching Professionals (SOC 2311)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

HE Teaching professionals

 

  • College Teaching Officer

 

  • College Lecturer

 

 

2311

For a 40 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £41,744, unless:

 

  • the “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £29,220

 

 

Human resources officers (SOC 3562)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Human resources officers

 

Example job roles (not exhaustive):

 

  • HR Advisor

 

  • Recruitment Adviser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3562

For a 36.25 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £25,600, unless:

 

  • the “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,480

 

For a 37.5 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £25,600, unless:

 

  • the “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,480

 

IT business analysts, architects and systems designers (SOC 2135)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

IT business analysts, architects and systems designers

 

Example job roles (not exhaustive):

 

  • Business Analyst

 

  • Data Analyst

 

  • Systems Developer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2135

 

Shortage occupation role

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

For a 36.25 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £27,216

 

For a 37.5 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £28,154

 

IT operations technicians (SOC 3131)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

 

IT operations technicians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3131

For a 36.25 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £25,600, unless:

 

  • the “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,480

 

For a 37.5 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £25,600, unless:

 

  • the “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,480

 

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

 

Shortage occupation role

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

 

For a 36.25 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £29,744

 

For a 37.5 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £30,770

 

Librarians (SOC 2451)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Librarians

2451

For a 36.25 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £25,60, unless:

 

  • the “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,480

 

For a 37.5 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £25,600, unless:

 

  • the “new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,480

 

Office Managers (SOC 4161)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Office Managers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4161

For a 36.25 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £25,600, unless:

 

  • the new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,480

 

For a 37.5 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £25,600, unless:

 

  • the new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,480

 

PAs and Secretaries (SOC 4215)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

PAs and Secretaries

 

Example job roles (not exhaustive):

 

  • Executive assistants

 

  • PA-secretaries

 

  • Personal assistants

 

  • Personal secretaries

 

  • Secretaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4215

For a 36.25 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £25,600, unless:

 

  • the new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,480

 

For a 37.5 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £25,600, unless:

 

  • the new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,480

 

Programmers and software development professionals (SOC 2136)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Programmers and software development professionals

 

Example job roles (not exhaustive):

 

  • Database Specialist

 

  • Programme Developer

 

  • Software Specialist

 

  • Software Engineer

 

  • Software Developer

 

  • Principal/Senior Software Developer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2136

 

Shortage occupation role

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

 

For a 36.25 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £25,600

 

For a 37.5 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £25,616

 

Senior Professionals of Educational Establishments (SOC 2317)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

 

Senior Professionals of Educational Establishments

 

Example job roles (not exhaustive):

 

  • Bursar

 

  • Senior Administrator (Higher Education)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2317

For a 36.25 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £36,250, unless:

 

  • the new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £25,600

 

For a 37.5 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £37,500, unless:

 

  • the new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £25,600

 

Public relations professionals (SOC 2472)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Public relations professionals

 

Example job roles (not exhaustive):

 

  • Communications Lead/Manager/Co-ordinator

 

  • Public Affairs Manager/Co-ordinator

 

  • Marketing and PR Manager

 

  • Public Engagement Manager

 

  • Media Manager

 

 

2472

For a 36.25 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £25,600, unless:

 

  • the new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,480

 

For a 37.5 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £25,600, unless:

 

  • the new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,480

 

Welfare professionals (SOC 2449)

Relevant job roles

SOC Code

Can the role meet minimum salary requirements? 

 

Counsellors

 

Example job roles (not exhaustive):

 

  • Staff counsellor

 

  • Senior Staff counsellor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2449

For a 36.25 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £25,600, unless:

 

  • the new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,480

 

For a 37.5 hour per week contract, the minimum salary must be £25,600, unless:

 

  • the new entrant” salary rules apply, in which case the minimum salary must be £20,480