The UK Shortage Occupations List consists of all the occupations that are currently going through the shortage of skilled workers. The occupations that are in high demand in the UK and need to be filled immediately are authorized by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).
What is a Resident Labour Market Test?
The UK employers with Tier 2 Sponsorship License who want to hire an overseas immigrant or outside of Europe Economic Area(EEA) on a UK Tier 2 General Visa need to go through the Resident Labour Market Test. In the UK, an advertisement is done for the citizens of European Economic Area (EEA) for skilled jobs.
Under this test, employers need Tier 2 sponsorship License to prove UK Immigration authorities that ‘no settle worker’ is applicable to the role of Tier 2 worker. If by chance, the settle worker with appropriate skills and experience is applicable for the role then, in that case, an employer can’t hire a migrant despite the more skills and experience. An employer is eligible to recruit a migrant over a settled worker if the role is applicable to PhD Level as per the National Occupational Classification Work.
A settle worker is :
a) a UK National,
b)an European Economical Area (EEA) National that are processing the ‘treaty right ‘ to work in UK(EU treaty allows the free movement within the states of UK).
c) UK Territory Overseas Citizens (except the citizens of Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus )
If an employer wants to hire a Tier-2 worker, without facing the Resident Labour Market Test then, his role of duty would be for 30 hours per week with minimum salary shown below.
|SOC Code and occupation category||Occupations Included||Minimum Salary|
|Production managers in nuclear industry waste management and decommissioning:|
Production managers in electricity transmission and distribution:
|Entry level: £20,800|
|Physical scientists in construction related ground engineering:|
Physical scientists in the oil and gas industries:
Physical scientists in nuclear industry waste management and decommissioning:
Physical scientists in the mining industry:
|Entry level: £21,000|
|Civil engineers in construction related ground engineering:|
Civil engineers in the oil and gas industries:
Civil engineers in the mining industry:
|Entry level: £22,800|
|Entry level: £27,400|
Electrical engineers in electricity transmission and distribution:
Electrical engineers in aerospace:
|Power system engineer,|
Control engineer, or
Protection engineer in electricity transmission
£32,500(Other engineers) Entry level: £24,800(Other engineers) Experienced: £35,600
Electronics engineers in the railway industry:
|Entry level: £25,200|
Design and development engineers
Design and development engineers in automotive manufacturing and design:
Design and development engineers in the electronics system industry:
|Entry level: £25,300|
Production and process engineers
|Entry level: £22,900|
Engineering professionals in electricity transmission and distribution:
Engineering professionals in aerospace:
Engineering professionals in the civil nuclear industry’s waste management and decommissioning areas:
Other engineering professionals in the civil nuclear industry:
Entry level: £26,100
IT specialist managers
Entry level: £26, 500
IT business analysts, architects, and system designers
|2136 Programmers and software development professionals|
Programmers and software development professionals in visual effects and 2D/3D computer animation for film, television, or video games industries:
Programmers and software development professionals in the electronics system industry:
Entry level: £24,000
Information technology and communications professionals
Entry level: £20,800
|2142 Environmental Professionals||Environmental Professionals in construction related ground engineering:|
Entry level: £20,800
Non-consultant, non-training, medical staff in:
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