Tradeable points for a job in a shortage occupation
Under the points-based immigration system, to qualify for a Skilled Worker Visa, you must be awarded 70 points in total, 20 of which are tradeable points. One option of being awarded 20 tradeable points is where you have a job in a shortage occupation and a proposed salary which equals or exceeds a certain threshold.
If you are sponsored for a job in a shortage occupation, and if you have the below indicated salary, you will be awarded 20 tradeable points for a job in a shortage occupation and for your salary.
Check here whether your job is in a shortage occupation in the nation of the UK where that job is based.
If, on or before the date the sponsor assigned the Certificate of Sponsorship to you, your job was removed from the shortage occupation list, your application will be successful only where your most recent permission to enter or stay in the UK was as a Skilled Worker in a shortage occupation under the applicable rules at that time, and you are sponsored to continue working in the same job for the same sponsor as in your previous permission.
Your salary for the job for which you are being sponsored must equal or exceed £20,480 per year and, in the same time, £10.10 per hour and 80% of the going rate for the occupation code. Check here what the going rate for the occupation code is.
The salary will be considered as explained in this post.
No points will be awarded for a job in a shortage occupation and for your salary if you are not also being awarded the 20 mandatory points for sponsorship and the 20 mandatory points for a job at the appropriate skill level.
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