UK Lists Job Vacancies Available For Foreign Nationals {Full Text}

  1. 1. Where these Rules refer to jobs which appear on the Shortage Occupation List, this means only those specific jobs within each Standard Occupational Classification code stated in Tables 1 and 2 below and, where stated, where the further specified criteria are met.
  2. 2. Jobs which appear on the United Kingdom Shortage Occupation List are set out in Table 1.
  3. 3. Jobs which appear on the Scotland Only Shortage Occupation List are set out in Table 2.
  4. 4. DELETED
  5. 5. For the purposes of this Appendix, where the job is one to which a requirement for specified experience applies, the sponsor must:
    1. (a) retain references from the individual’s past employer(s) detailing the required experience, as set out in the tables below, and provide these to the Home Office on request; and
    2. (b) retain relevant evidence enabling it to demonstrate:
      1. (i) why the job requires someone with the required experience;
      2. (ii) why the job could not be carried out to the required standard by someone with less experience; and
      3. (iii) how it would expect a settled worker to gain this experience before being appointed to the post; and
    3. (c) pay the “experienced worker” salary rate, if both “new entrant” and “experienced worker” rates are specified for the appropriate Standard Occupational Classification code in Appendix J.
  6. 6. Jobs which previously appeared on the United Kingdom and Scotland Only Shortage Occupation Lists are set out in Tables 3 and 4. These jobs do not appear on the current lists and are set out for the purpose of informing indefinite leave to remain applications only. (The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes are those which the jobs appeared under at the time they were removed from the lists; the SOC codes may have changed since due to the reclassification from the SOC 2000 system to the SOC 2010 system.)

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code and descriptionJob titles included on the United Kingdom Shortage Occupation List and further criteria
2112 Biological scientists and biochemistsAll jobs in this occupation code
2113 Physical ScientistsOnly the following jobs in this occupation code:

The following jobs in the construction-related ground engineering industry:

• engineering geologist
• hydrogeologist
• geophysicist

The following jobs in the oil and gas industry:

• geophysicist
• geoscientist
• geologist
• geochemist
• technical services manager in the decommissioning and waste areas of the nuclear industry
• senior resource geologist and staff geologist in the mining sector

2121 Civil engineersAll jobs in this occupation code
2122 Mechanical engineersAll jobs in this occupation code
2123 Electrical engineersAll jobs in this occupation code
2124 Electronics EngineersAll jobs in this occupation code
2126 Design and development engineersAll jobs in this occupation code
2127 Production and process engineersAll jobs in this occupation code
2129 Engineering professionals not elsewhere classifiedAll jobs in this occupation code
2135 IT business analysts, architects and systems designersAll jobs in this occupation code
2136 Programmers and software development professionalsAll jobs in this occupation code
2137 Web design and development professionalsAll jobs in this occupation code
2139 Information technology and communications professionals not elsewhere classifiedOnly the following job in this occupation code:

• Cyber security specialist .

2211 Medical practitionersAll jobs in this occupation code
2212 PsychologistsAll jobs in this occupation code
2216 VeterinariansAll jobs in this occupation code
2217 Medical RadiographersAll jobs in this occupation code
2222 Occupational therapistsAll jobs in this occupation code
2223 Speech and language therapistsAll jobs in this occupation code
2231 NursesAll jobs in this occupation code
2314 Secondary education teaching professionalsOnly the following jobs in this occupation code:

• secondary education teachers in the subjects of maths, physics, science (where an element of physics will be taught), computer science and Mandarin

2425 Actuaries, economists and statisticiansOnly the following jobs in this occupation code:

• bio-informatician
• informatician

2431 ArchitectsAll jobs in this occupation code
2433 Quantity surveyorsAll jobs in this occupation code
2442 Social workersAll jobs in this occupation code
2461 Quality control and planning engineersAll jobs in this occupation code
3213 ParamedicsAll jobs in this occupation code
3411 ArtistAll jobs in this occupation code
3414 Dancers and choreographersOnly the following jobs in this occupation code:

• Skilled classical ballet dancers who meet the standard required by internationally recognised United Kingdom ballet companies. The company must be endorsed as being internationally recognised by a United Kingdom industry body such as the Arts Councils (of England, Scotland and/or Wales)
• Skilled contemporary dancers who meet the standard required by internationally recognised United Kingdom contemporary dance companies. The company must be endorsed as being internationally recognised by a United Kingdom industry body such as the Arts Councils (of England, Scotland and/or Wales)

3415 MusiciansOnly the following jobs in this occupation code:

• skilled orchestral musicians who are leaders, principals, sub-principals or numbered string positions, and who meet the standard required by internationally recognised UK orchestras. The orchestra must be endorsed as being internationally recognised by the Association of British Orchestras.

3416 Arts officers, producers and directorsAll jobs in this occupation code
3421 Graphic designersAll jobs in this occupation code
5215 Welding tradesOnly the following job in this occupation code:

• high integrity pipe welder where the job requires three or more years’ related on-the-job experience

5434 ChefsOnly the following job in this occupation code:

Skilled chef where:

• the pay is at least £29,570 per year after deductions for accommodation, meals etc; and
• the job requires five or more years relevant experience in a role of at least equivalent status to the one they are entering; and
• the job is not in either a fast food or standard fare outlet; and

The job is in one of the following roles:

• executive chef – limited to one per establishment
• head chef – limited to one per establishment
• sous chef – limited to one for every four kitchen staff per establishment
• specialist chef – limited to one per speciality per establishment

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code and descriptionJob titles included on the Scotland only Shortage Occupation List and further criteria
AllAll job titles and occupations on the United Kingdom Shortage Occupation List
2111 Chemical scientistsOnly the following jobs in this occupation code:

• Chemical scientists within the nuclear industry

2127 Production and process engineersOnly the following jobs in this occupation code:

• Chemical engineers within the nuclear industry

2314 Secondary education teaching professionalsOnly the following jobs in this occupation code:

• Gaelic Teachers

2315 Primary and nursery education teaching professionalsOnly the following jobs in this occupation code:

• Gaelic-medium teachers

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