What is the Minimum Salary for Skilled Worker Visa UK?

This guidance relates to UK Skilled Worker Visa Minimum Salary Requirements. Accordingly, covers the details of the Options A to F for Scoring 20 Tradeable Points for Salary. If the Salary is at least £25,600, £10.10 per hour, and the full pro-rated going rate under Option A then there is no need to consider other tradeable points options- PhD qualification (B and C), Shortage Occupation (D), New Entrants (E), and Job in a Listed Health or Education Occupation (F)- for Minimum Salary for Skilled Worker Visa UK.

1. Overview 2. PhD Qualifications 3. Shortage Occupation 4. New Entrant 5. How Tradeable Points Works? 6. What to Include? 7. General Threshold 8. The Going Rate 9. £10.10 Minimum Hourly Rate 10. Scoring Points

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1. Overview

UK Skilled Worker Visa Minimum Salary Requirements

If an applicant can score 50 mandatory points (for sponsorship, job at an appropriate level, and English Language), then only the Home Office (Immigration Officer) may consider the UK Skilled Worker visa application for 20 tradeable points for minimum salary requirements under Option A to F.

Accordingly, for UK Skilled Worker Visa application to be successful, for each tradeable points option, the sponsors need to pay a minimum salary whichever is the higher of the following:

  • the relevant general threshold of £25,600, £23,040, £20,800 or £20,480, depending on the tradeable points option
  • the going rate (subject to any permitted reductions in case of Option B, C, D and E) is the minimum salary which applies for a particular occupation code as per Appendix Skilled Occupations
  • minimum £10.10 per hour requirement for options A to E, even if this is higher than the going rate

Please note, the minimum hourly rate of £10.10 per hour for options A to E is not applicable for migrants in the UK having continuous permission as a Skilled Worker and Tier 2 (General) before 6 April 2021.

Option A – Salary

An applicant meets the UK Skilled Worker Visa Minimum Salary Requirements under Option A if the salary equals or exceeds £25,600 per year and the going rate for the occupation code. Moreover, the sponsor pays a minimum rate of £10.10 per hour, even if this is higher than the going rate.

Option B – Salary and relevant PhD qualification

An applicant meets the UK Skilled Worker Visa Minimum Salary Requirements under Option B if they have PhD in a subject relevant to the job and the salary equals or exceeds £23,040 per year and 90% of the going rate for the occupation code. Moreover, the sponsor pays a minimum rate of £10.10 per hour, even if this is higher than the going rate.

Option C – Salary and Relevant STEM PhD Qualification

An applicant meets the UK Skilled Worker Visa Minimum Salary Requirements under Option C if they have PhD in a STEM subject relevant to the job and the salary equals or exceeds £20,480 per year and 80% of the going rate for the occupation code. Moreover, the sponsor pays a minimum rate of £10.10 per hour, even if this is higher than the going rate.

Option D – Salary and a Job in a Shortage Occupation

An applicant meets the UK Skilled Worker Visa Minimum Salary Requirements under Option D if their Job is in shortage occupation list and the salary equals or exceeds £20,480 per year and 80% of the going rate for the occupation code. Moreover, the sponsor pays a minimum rate of £10.10 per hour, even if this is higher than the going rate.

Option E – Salary and Applicant is a New Entrant

An applicant meets the UK Skilled Worker Visa Minimum Salary Requirements under Option E if applicant is a new entrant to the labour market and their salary equals or exceeds £20,480 per year and 70% of the going rate for the occupation code. Moreover, the sponsor pays a minimum rate of £10.10 per hour, even if this is higher than the going rate.

Option F – Salary and a Job in a Listed Health or Education Occupation

An applicant meets the UK Skilled Worker Visa Minimum Salary Requirements under Option F if their Job is in a listed health or education occupation and their salary equals or exceeds £20,480 per year and the going rate for the occupation code. There is no minimum rate requirement of £10.10 per hour for Option F.

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    2. Relevant PhD qualifications (Options B and C)

    UK Skilled Worker Visa Minimum Salary Requirements

    If UK Skilled Worker Visa applicant has a PhD in a subject relevant to the job (Option B), then the minimum salary for the Job must equal or exceed £23,040 per year and 90% of the going rate for the occupation code. Moreover, the applicants must also be paid a minimum rate of £10.10 per hour, even if this is higher than the going rate.

    Eligible Occupations

    Not all occupations are eligible for tradeable points for a relevant PhD qualification. Therefore, an Occupation marked as “YES” for “Eligible for PhD points (SW)?” column in Table 1 of Appendix Skilled Occupations is eligible for tradeable points for a relevant PhD qualification. However, for awarding 10-Points for PhD, the sponsor needs to provide a credible explanation of how the qualification is relevant to the job.

    Please note, the occupation codes listed as being eligible for PhD points are all those where the first two digits are “11”, “21”, “22”, “23”, “24” or “31”. (Occupation codes beginning with “12” are not eligible for PhD points.)

    PhD awarded by a UK institution

    If an applicant has a PhD qualification awarded by a recognised UK institution, then they need to provide a copy of their certificate. However, if the certificate is not available then they may furnish an academic reference, along with an explanation why the certificate is unavailable. Acceptable reasons for the certificate not being available could include the PhD certificate not having been issued yet, or the university being unable to replace a lost or damaged certificate.

    PhD awarded by an Overseas Institution

    If an applicant has a PhD qualification awarded by a recognised overseas institution, then Ecctis (formerly UK NARIC) must have verified it as genuine and equivalent to a UK PhD. Accordingly, the sponsor needs to state the Ecctis reference number on the certificate of sponsorship (CoS).

    STEM Qualifications (Option C)

    If UK Skilled Worker Visa applicant has a PhD in a STEM subject relevant to the job (Option C), then the minimum salary for the Job must equal or exceed £20,480 per year and 80% of the going rate for the occupation code. Moreover, the applicants must also be paid a minimum rate of £10.10 per hour, even if this is higher than the going rate.

    Under tradeable points option C, the sponsor must provide a credible explanation as to why the qualification in question is in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) subject.

    Scoring 20-Tradeable Points for PhD Qualification

    Option B is different from other tradeable points options. Accordingly, an applicant needs to score 10 points for salary requirements and 10 points for a relevant PhD qualification. This means applicants may score 0, 10 or 20 points under option B.

    Option C is like other tradeable points options. Accordingly, an applicant needs to meet both the salary and qualification requirements to score 20 points.

    Please note, as per procedure, if an applicant’s qualification does not meet the requirements of STEM subject, but all the other qualification requirements are met, then the applicant may score 10 tradeable points for the qualification under option B, rather than 0 tradeable points under option C. Moreover, if the applicant scores 10 tradeable points for salary, then they will have the required 20 tradeable points.

    3. Shortage Occupations (Option D)

    UK Skilled Worker Visa Minimum Salary Requirements

    For Jobs in Shortage Occupation List, the UK Skilled Worker Visa Minimum Salary Requirements are £20,480 per year and 80% of the going rate for the occupation code. Moreover, the applicants must also be paid a minimum rate of £10.10 per hour, even if this is higher than the going rate.

    Please note Shortage occupations are listed in Appendix Shortage Occupation List. However, for some occupation codes, jobs are only on the shortage occupation list if either or both of the following apply:

    • they meet additional criteria (which may include certain jobs, experience, salary and/or other requirements)
    • the job is based in a particular nation (or nations) of the UK

    The sponsor in the certificate of sponsorship (CoS) needs to confirm the job is in a shortage occupation. If there are additional criteria in Appendix Shortage Occupation List, then applicants also need to meet the additional criteria. Moreover, where relevant, the Immigration Officer (Home Office) usually use the “working at” address to determine which UK nation the job is based in.

    Difference in Skilled Worker Visa and Tier 2 (General)

    Unlike under Tier 2 (General), there is no minimum number of weekly hours for shortage occupations in the Skilled Worker route, providing the relevant general salary threshold requirements are met and the ‘going rate’ salary requirements are met when pro-rated.

    Fees

    Skilled Worker application fees are lower for applicants with a job in a shortage occupation. If an applicant has paid the lower fee, but cannot score points for a job in a shortage occupation, then the Immigration Officer can contact the applicant and advise them:

    • they cannot score points for a job in a shortage occupation
    • if they wish to be considered for other tradeable points, they will need to pay a top-up to the (non-shortage) Skilled Worker fee
    • if no top-up is paid, they will not be considered for other tradeable points

    Conversely, if an applicant has paid the higher fee, but is scoring points for a job in a shortage occupation, the Immigration Officer arrange for the fee difference to be refunded.

    Jobs removed from the Shortage Occupation List

    If the applicant was last granted permission for a job in a shortage occupation- either under Tier 2 (General) or Skilled Worker- and the job is no longer included in Appendix Shortage Occupation List for the relevant UK nation, then an applicant may still score tradeable points for a job in a shortage occupation. They must be applying to continue working in the same job for the same sponsor. However, if they are applying to work for a different sponsor, they will need to score tradeable points in another way.

    Please note from 6 April 2021, chefs have been removed from the Shortage Occupation List.

    4. New Entrants (Option E)

    UK Skilled Worker Visa Minimum Salary Requirements

    If an applicant is a new entrant to the labour market, then the UK Skilled Worker visa minimum salary requirements are £20,480 per year and 70% of the going rate for the occupation code. Moreover, the applicants must also be paid a minimum rate of £10.10 per hour, even if this is higher than the going rate.

    Meaning of New Entrant

    A “new entrant” means a new entrant to the labour market, in other words someone who is near the start of their career, who meets certain criteria. It does not mean an applicant who is making their first Skilled Worker application or entering the UK for the first time. The sponsor needs to provide the necessary information that the applicant is a new entrant.

    4-Year Time Limit for New Entrants

    For skilled worker visa, applicants can be new entrants for a maximum of 4 years. The 4 years includes time spent in any Tier 2 route, the Graduate route or as a Skilled Worker, whether or not that permission was for a continuous period.

    An applicant cannot be considered as a new entrant for only part of the time they are applying for.

    If the applicant is applying for more than 4 years, or if granting the application would mean they would have more than 4 years’ permission in total (whether continuous or not) as a Tier 2 migrant and/or as a Skilled Worker, they cannot score tradeable points as a new entrant. They will need to score tradeable points in another way. Accordingly, the Immigration Officer may not grant such applicants a shorter permission than they are being sponsored for, so they would meet the new entrant requirements. Nevertheless, the Immigration Officer may contact the sponsor and give them the opportunity to revise the dates on the certificate of sponsorship, to allow the applicant to qualify as a new entrant. if the sponsor agrees, the Immigration Skills Charge and Immigration Health Charge may need to be re-calculated.

    5. How Tradeable Points Works?

    UK Skilled Worker Visa Minimum Salary Requirements

    As per the UK Skilled Worker Visa application procedure, applicants and sponsors need to provide information relating to tradeable points. Therefore, it is possible for applicants to score tradeable points in more than one way (although applicants cannot mix and match different tradeable options). However, this does not mean, the Home Office/Immigration Officer, necessarily need to consider every option fully in every application.

    Accordingly, the Home Office/Immigration usually first considers the mandatory points for sponsorship and a skilled job. Then considers whether the occupation code is in Table 1 or Table 2 of Appendix Skilled Occupations (as this will affect the options which are available). Next, the Home Office considers salary, then (in the case of occupations in Table 1) any other information which could attract tradeable points.

    Are the Sponsorship and Skilled Job Requirements Met?

    All the tradeable points options rely on the applicant having a valid certificate of sponsorship (CoS) and a genuine job which meets the skills threshold. Therefore, a Skilled Worker Visa applicant does not get tradeable points if they are not able to score the 20 mandatory points for sponsorship and/or the 20 mandatory points for a job at an appropriate skill level.

    Occupations in Table 1 (Tradeable Points Options A to E)

    Most occupation codes eligible for the Skilled Worker route are listed in Table 1 of Appendix Skilled Occupations. Tradeable points options A to E apply to these occupations. If the occupation is listed in Table 1, then the Immigration Officer assess the application for all the tradeable points options until they find one where the applicant can be awarded 20 points, or until they have exhausted all the options and the application falls for refusal.

    Nevertheless, usually the UK Skilled Worker visa applications are first assessed for salary (which applies to all tradeable points options).

    Shortage Occupation List

    If a sponsor has not stated the job is a shortage occupation, but they have selected an occupation code which is on the shortage occupation list, even then the Immigration Officer will consider whether the job should be treated as a shortage occupation. If only some jobs within the occupation are listed in Appendix Shortage Occupation List, and it is unclear from the job description whether the applicant’s job is included, then the Immigration Officer may seek further information from the sponsor. However, the Immigration Officer may not contact the sponsor if there is nothing in the current application to indicate an applicant may meet the requirements of a tradeable points option or if they score the required 20 tradeable points in another way.

    Moreover, if tradeable points cannot be awarded under any of options A to E, then the Immigration Officer may consider option F (and award 0 tradeable points under it, as the job is not in an eligible occupation).

    Occupations in Table 2 (Tradeable Points Option F)

    Some health and education occupation codes are listed in Table 2 of Appendix Skilled Occupations. The going rates for these occupations are taken from national pay scales and no discounts to the going rates are available. If an applicant is being sponsored in an occupation code in Table 2, they can only score tradeable points based on option F.

    The Immigration Officer may not need to assess other tradeable points options. However, the refusal letter may state that the applicant is not eligible under the other options because of their occupation code.

    6. What to Include in Salary?

    UK Skilled Worker Visa Minimum Salary Requirements

    In terms of paragraphs SW 14.1. to SW 14.2 of Appendix Skilled Worker an applicant can only include guaranteed basic gross pay is salary. Therefore, applicants can not include other pay and benefits in salary of scoring 20 Tradeable Points to meet the minimum salary requirements for UK Skilled Worker Visa.

    SW 14.2. Salary does not include other pay and benefits, such as any of the following:

    (a) pay which cannot be guaranteed because the nature of the job means that hours fluctuate; or
    (b) additional pay such as shift, overtime or bonus pay, (whether or not it is guaranteed); or
    (c) employer pension and employer national insurance contributions; or
    (d) any allowances, such as accommodation or cost of living allowances; or
    (e) in-kind benefits, such as equity shares, health insurance, school or university fees, company cars or food; or
    (f) one-off payments, such as ‘golden hellos’; or
    (g) any payments relating to immigration costs, such as the fee or Immigration Health Charge; or
    (h) payments to cover business expenses, including (but not limited to) travel to and from the applicant’s country of residence, equipment, clothing, travel or subsistence.

    Immigration Rules Appendix Skilled Worker

    Salary Sacrifice Scheme

    If an applicant has chosen to give up part of their basic pay as part of a salary sacrifice scheme, then can include this for meeting the minimum salary requirements for UK Skilled Worker Visa.

    A salary sacrifice arrangement is a contractual agreement between an employee and an employer, where the employee exchanges a proportion of their pensionable pay for non-cash benefits.

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    Transitional Arrangement for Tier 2 (General) Migrants

    Paragraph SW 14.5(a) sets out a transitional arrangement for Tier 2 (General) migrants. Accordingly, Tier 2 General migrants can include allowances for computing minimum salary requirement for UK Skilled Worker Visa, if the applicant meets the following conditions:

    1. Tier 2 General migrants are applying to extend with the same sponsor
    2. the date of the UK Skilled Worker visa application is before 1 December 2026
    3. the allowances are guaranteed
    4. employer will pay the allowances for the duration of the applicant’s permission (applicants can not include and pro-rate one-off bonuses)
    5. the allowances would be paid to a local settled worker in similar circumstances (such as London weighting)

    If a sponsor has listed these types of allowances, but the transitional arrangement does not apply, and the sponsor is not aware of the rules then the Immigration Officer (Home Office) may contact the sponsor for amending the salary and allowances package- only if this could alter the decision on the UK Skilled Worker visa application.

    7. The General Threshold

    UK Skilled Worker Visa Minimum Salary Requirements

    The general threshold is the minimum salary which applies regardless of the applicant’s occupation code. Accordingly, the minimum salary requirements for UK Skilled Worker visa may be £25,600, £23,040, £20,800 or £20,480, depending on the tradeable points option. Moreover, the general threshold is the same, regardless of how many hours a week the applicant is sponsored to work. It cannot be pro-rated for part-time work.

    If the applicant is being sponsored to work more than 48 hours a week, only the salary for the first 48 hours a week can be considered. For instance, if the applicant is sponsored to work 60 hours a week for £10 per hour, they will be considered to have a salary of £24,960 (£10 x 48 x 52) per year and not £31,200 (£10 x 60 x 52).

    8. The Going Rate

    UK Skilled Worker Visa Minimum Salary Requirements

    For UK Skilled Worker visa, the going rate means the minimum salary which applies for a particular occupation code. The Appendix Skilled Occupations provides the details of the going rates for Skilled Worker visa applications. Accordingly, depending on the tradeable points option, skilled worker visa applicants must be paid either the full going rate, or 70%, 80% or 90% of the going rate. However, these reductions are not permitted for applicants sponsored in occupation codes listed in Table 2 of Appendix Skilled Occupations such as Medical Practitioners, Psychologists, Pharmacists etc.

    Going rates needs to be pro-rated based on the weekly working hours stated on the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS).

    Going Rates on a 39-Hour Week

    The going rates in Table 1 of Appendix Skilled Occupations are based on a 39-hour week. The Table 1 shows Hourly rates in brackets. To avoid rounding errors, sponsor may pro-rate the going rate based on the annual figure, rather than the hourly figure. They can do this by dividing the annual going rate by 39, then multiplying by the weekly hours. For example, if the annual going rate is £36,000 and the applicant is sponsored to work a 26-hour week, the pro-rating calculation would be: £36,000 ÷ 39 x 26 = £24,000.

    Pro-Rating of Going Rates for Jobs in Table 2

    The going rates in Table 2 of Appendix Skilled Occupations are based on a 40-hour week (doctors), a 37.5-hour week (NHS Agenda for Change occupations) or the definition of a full-time worker (teaching occupations). Therefore, the pro-rating calculation must be adjusted accordingly. For instance, dividing by 37.5 rather than by 39. For teaching occupations (where weekly working hours are not consistent throughout the year, due to term dates), the sponsor may confirm what proportion of a full-time equivalent (FTE) the applicant is, and pro-rate the going rate accordingly.

    Adjustment for Full Weekly Hours

    The applicant’s full weekly hours must be included when checking their salary against the going rate, even if they work more than 48 hours a week. For example, an applicant who works 60 hours a week in an occupation code with a going rate of £39,000 must be paid £60,000 (£39,000 ÷ 39 x 60), not £48,000 (£39,000 ÷ 39 x 48).

    If the applicant’s salary is less than the pro-rated going rate, and they are being sponsored in an occupation code listed in Table 1 of Appendix Skilled Occupations, then it is important to calculate what percentage of the going rate they are being paid. This is so the applicant can determine which (if any) tradeable points options they may be eligible for.

    Example – Determining Tradeable Points Options

    An applicant’s salary is £28,000, including £2,000 allowances. Their sponsor has stated they will work 52 hours a week.

    • Salary: The allowances cannot be included, so only £26,000 salary can be considered.
    • General Threshold: For the general threshold, only the first 48 hours a week can be included (£26,000 ÷ 52 x 48 = £24,000). Therefore, the applicant does not meet the £25,600 general threshold under Option A. However, the applicant may still score tradeable points from options which include the £23,040, £20,800 or £20,480 general thresholds
    • Going Rate: The going rate for the occupation code is £21,000 for a 39-hour week. For the going rate, all the weekly hours must be included when pro-rating. The pro-rated going rate is therefore £21,000 ÷ 39 x 52 = £28,000. The applicant’s salary of £26,000 is less than this, so it is important to calculate the percentage of the going rate: £26,000 ÷ £28,000 x 100 = 93% (rounding up). Since the applicant is only being paid 93% of the going rate, therefore, cannot score tradeable points from options which require them to be paid the full going rate. However, the applicant may still be able to score tradeable points from options which include 70%, 80% or 90% of the going rate.

    Transitional Arrangement for PhD-Level Roles

    The going rates for three PhD-level occupations (2113 Physical scientists, 2119 Natural and social science professionals not elsewhere classified, and 2311 Higher education teaching professionals) have increased significantly, due to a change in the salary source used.

    Paragraph SW 14.5(c) sets out a transitional arrangement for Tier 2 (General) migrants who continue to be sponsored in these occupations, to exempt them from these higher going rates when they apply to extend their permission or settle under the Skilled Worker Rules. The previous going rates will continue to apply in these cases, for applications made before 1 December 2026.

    The going rates under this transitional arrangement are as follows:

    Occupation CodeGoing rate – option A90% of going rate – option B80% of going rate – options C and D70% of going rate – option E
    2113 Physical Scientists£29,000 (£13.94 per hour)£26,100 (£12.55 per hour)£23,200 (£11.15 per hour)£20,300 (£9.76 per hour)
    2119 Natural and social science professionals not elsewhere classified£29,000 (£13.94 per hour)£26,100 (£12.55 per hour)£23,200 (£11.15 per hour)£20,300 (£9.76 per hour)
    2311 Higher education teaching professionals£33,000 (£15.87 per hour)£29,700 (£14.28 per hour)£26,400 (£12.69 per hour)£23,100 (£11.11 per hour)

    These going rates are based on a 40-hour working week and needs to be pro-rated by sponsors for other working patterns, based on the weekly working hours.

    This will not affect applications from those new to these occupations. Accordingly, the Home Office may assess applicants who were not previously sponsored in Tier 2 (General) in these occupation codes against the going rates in Table 1 of Appendix Skilled Occupations.

    9. The £10.10 Minimum Hourly Rate

    UK Skilled Worker Visa Minimum Salary Requirements

    From 6 April 2021, the New Skilled Worker Visa Rules requires applicants to be paid a minimum rate of £10.10 per hour, even if this is higher than the going rate. As with the going rate, the applicant’s weekly hours must be included. Sponsors cannot claim overtime is supplementary employment to justify paying a lower rate, as overtime would still be considered part of the job the applicant is being sponsored for.

    For example, an applicant is sponsored to work 42 hours a week as a senior care worker for a salary of £21,000. The applicant is claiming 20 points under option D for a job in a shortage occupation. Their pay exceeds the reduced general threshold of £20,480 and equates to £9.62 per hour. This is higher than the 80% of the going rate they need under option D, but lower than the £10.10 minimum hourly rate. Accordingly, the applicant may not be able to score 20 tradeable points for UK Skilled Worker visa minimum salary requirements.

    Applicability

    The £10.10 rate applies to all occupations in Table 1 of Appendix Skilled Occupations (tradeable points Options A to E). It does not apply to occupations in Table 2 of Appendix Skilled Occupations, where national pay scales are used to identify the going rates (tradeable points Option F).

    Paragraph SW 14.6 sets out a transitional arrangement for Tier 2 (General) migrants and Skilled Workers granted permission under the Rules in place before 6 April 2021. Their pay does not need to meet the £10.10 rate if they have had continuous permission on these routes since then. All other salary requirements continue to apply.

    Moreover, the £10.10 rate does not apply to settlement applications under the UK Skilled Worker route.

    UK Skilled Worker Visa Minimum Salary Requirements 2021

    10. Scoring Tradeable Points for Salary

    UK Skilled Worker Visa Minimum Salary Requirements

    Transitional Arrangements for Tier 2 (General)

    If the applicant is (or was) a Tier 2 (General) migrant, then consideration of transitional arrangement at paragraph SW 14.5(b) applies (this is different from the transitional arrangement at paragraph SW 14.5(a), mentioned in the “What to include” section above). Accordingly, under the transitional arrangement at paragraph SW 14.5(b), an applicant may score 20 points for UK Skilled Worker visa minimum salary requirements if they meet all the following conditions:

    • date of application is before 24 May 2023
    • applicant had Tier 2 (General) permission based on a CoS assigned to them before 24 November 2016 and has had continuous permission under the Tier 2 (General) and/or Skilled Worker routes ever since
    • salary meets a general threshold of £20,800
    • salary meets the full pro-rated going rate
    • applicant is also being awarded the 20 mandatory points for sponsorship under SW 5.7. and the 20 mandatory points for a job at the appropriate skill level under SW 6.4

    If the transitional arrangement does not apply, then the applicant needs to score 20-tradeable points as per the requirements of Table 1 or Table 2 of Appendix Skilled Occupations as detailed below:

    Occupation codes in Table 1 of Appendix Skilled Occupations

    SalaryPossible Outcome
    At least:
    - £25,600; and
    - £10.10 per hour; and
    - the full pro-rated going rate
    The applicant scores 20 points for salary alone (Option A). Therefore, there is no need to consider other tradeable points options.
    At least:
    - £23,040; and
    - £10.10 per hour; and
    - 90% of the pro-rated going rate.
    • If the applicant has a relevant PhD then can score 10 points for salary (option B)
    • If the job is in a shortage occupation then can score 20 points for salary (option D)
    • If the applicant is a new entrant then can score 20 points for salary (option E)
    At least:
    - £20,480; and
    - £10.10 per hour; and
    - 80% of the pro-rated going rate.
    • If the applicant has a relevant STEM PhD then can score 20 points (option C)
    • If the job is in a shortage occupation then can score 20 points (option D)
    • If the applicant is a a new entrant then can score 20 points (option E)
    At least:
    - £20,480; and
    - £10.10 per hour; and
    - 70% of the pro-rated going rate.
    • If the applicant is a a new entrant then can score 20 points (option E)
    Less than the above• If the applicant cannot score 20 tradeable points, then UK skilled worker visa application will be refused under option F due to the job not being in an eligible occupation as Option relates to Table 2

    Occupation codes in Table 2 of Appendix Skilled Occupations

    SalaryPossible Outcome
    At least:
    - £20,480; and
    - the full pro-rated going rate.
    • For a job listed in health or education occupation the applicant will get 20 points for salary (option F). There is no need to consider other tradeable points options
    Less than the above• if the applicant is sponsored as a nurse or midwife, their salary may be temporarily (for up to 8 months) less than £20,480 per year, but only if the conditions set out in paragraph SW 13.4. to SW 13.5. are met
    • the applicant cannot score tradeable points in other circumstances