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Immigration Rules Appendix J: codes of practice for skilled work

Codes of practice for Tier 2 Sponsors, Tier 5 Sponsors and employers of work permit holders.

Introduction

  1. This Appendix sets out the skill level and appropriate salary rate for jobs, as referred to elsewhere in these Rules.

  2. The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes are based on the SOC 2010 system designed by the Office for National Statistics, except where otherwise stated. This system is designed to cover all possible jobs. The related job titles listed in Tables 1 to 7 of this Appendix are taken from guidance published by the Office for National Statistics.

  3. References to “job” refer to the most appropriate match for the job in question, as it appears in the tables in this Appendix. The job description must correlate with the most appropriate match, according to further guidance on the SOC 2010 system published by the Office for National Statistics, and reproduced in codes of practice for Sponsors published by the UK Border Agency. The most appropriate match may be applied based on the job description in an application, even if this is not the match stated by the applicant or his Sponsor.

  4. Table 8 of this Appendix also sets out advertising and evidential requirements for creative sector jobs, as referred to elsewhere in these Rules.

Tables

  1. 5. Table 1 sets out PhD-level occupation codes.
  2. 6. Table 2 sets out occupations skilled to National Qualifications Framework level 6 or above.
  3. 7. Table 3 sets out occupations skilled to National Qualifications Framework level 4 or above.
  4. 8. Table 4 sets out occupations skilled to National Qualifications Framework level 3 or above.
  5. 9. Table 5 sets out occupations in which some jobs are skilled to National Qualifications Framework level 3 and some jobs are lower-skilled.
  6. 10. Table 6 sets out occupations skilled below National Qualifications Framework level 3.
  7. 11. Table 7 sets out occupations which are ineligible for Sponsorship in Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) applications, for reasons other than skill level.
  8. 12. (a) Table 8 sets out the equivalent SOC 2010 codes in comparison to the SOC 2000 system, for all occupations that appear in Tables 1 to 5. This table is provided for applicants and Sponsors who relied on a SOC 2000 code in a previous application, and need to know the equivalent SOC 2010 code if the applicant is applying to continue working in the same occupation.
  9. (b) Where Appendix A of these Rules refers to an applicant continuing to work in the same occupation, this means:
    1. (i) the same SOC 2010 code as stated in the Certificate of Sponsorship Checking Service entry that led to the applicant’s previous grant,
    2. (ii) a SOC 2010 code which Table 8 shows as being equivalent to the SOC 2000 code stated in the Certificate of Sponsorship Checking Service entry that led to the applicant’s previous grant, or
    3. (iii) any SOC 2010 code, providing the change is due solely to the move from SOC 2000 to SOC2010 and not due to a change in the applicant’s job.
  10. 13. Table 9 sets out creative sector codes of practice.

Appropriate salary rates

  1. 14. Where these Rules state that an applicant must be paid the appropriate rate for a job as set out in this Appendix, the rate will be determined as follows:
    1. (a) Where the most appropriate match for the job in question appears in Tables 1 to 5 or Table 9, the appropriate rate is as stated in the relevant Table.
    2. (b) Where the most appropriate match for the job in question appears in one of Tables 1 to 5 and also appears in Table 9, the appropriate rate is as stated in Table 9, and the rates stated in Tables 1 to 5 do not apply.
    3. (c) Table 8 is to be used for identifying the equivalent SOC 2010 code only. The appropriate rate must then be identified for that SOC 2010 code using the other tables, where relevant.
    4. (d) Where both “new entrant” and “experienced worker” rates are stated in Tables 1 to 5, the “new entrant” rate will only apply if
      1. (i) the applicant:
        1. (1) is applying as a Tier 2 (General) Migrant and scores points from the Post-Study Work provisions of Appendix A,
        2. (2) is applying as a Tier 2 (General) Migrant and scores points from the Resident Labour Market Test provisions of Appendix A, on the basis that his Sponsor has carried out a university milkround,
        3. (3) is applying as a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Migrant in the Graduate Trainee sub-category, or
        4. (4) was under the age of 26 on the date the application was made;
      2. and
      3. (ii) the applicant is applying for entry clearance or leave to remain (not for indefinite leave to remain); and
      4. (iii) the applicant is not applying for a grant of leave that would extend his total stay in Tier 2 and/or as a Work Permit Holder beyond 3 years and 1 month.
    5. The “experienced worker” rate will apply in all other cases.
    6. (da) Where Appendix K requires a job holder to have a minimum level of experience, the “experienced worker” rate will always apply.
    7. (e) The rates stated are per year and are based on the following weekly hours:
      1. (i) Where the source is the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, a 39-hour week;
      2. (ii) Where the source is NHS Agenda for Change or the Royal Institute of British Architects, a 37.5-hour week;
      3. (iii) Where the source is teachers’ national pay scales, on the definition of a full-time teacher as used when determining those pay scales;
      4. (iv) where the source is the National Grid submission to the Migration Advisory Committee, a 37-hour week;
      5. (v) In all other cases, a 40-hour week.
    8. Rates will be pro-rated based on the number of working hours stated on the Certificate of Sponsorship. The exceptions are ‘Skilled chef as defined in the Shortage Occupation List in Appendix K’ and ‘Overhead linesworker at Linesman Erector 2 (LE2) level and above’, where the appropriate rates cannot be pro-rated down for shorter working hours as they form a key part of the shortage occupation criteria recommended by the Migration Advisory Committee.
    9. (f) In all cases, the pay must be compliant with National Minimum Wage regulations.

Table 1 - Occupational skilled to PhD-level

SOC code and description Related job titles Appropriate salary rates Skill level
2111 Chemical scientists Analytical chemist Chemist Development chemist Industrial chemist Research chemist New entrant: £21,000 Experienced worker: £27,200 [Source: Evidence from partners who responded to Migration Advisory Committee in 2011, uplifted based on national changes in earnings] PhD
2112 Biological scientists and biochemists Biomedical scientist Forensic scientist Horticulturist Microbiologist Pathologist Biomedical scientists working in the health sector: Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478 Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783 Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764 Band 8a and equivalent:£39,239 Band 8b and equivalent: £45,707 Band 8c and equivalent: £54,998 Band 8d and equivalent: £65,922 Band 9 and equivalent: £77,850 [Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2014] Other biomedical scientists: New entrant: £21,000 Experienced worker: £27,200 [Source: Evidence from partners who responded to Migration Advisory Committee in 2011, uplifted based on national changes in earnings] PhD
2113 Physical scientists Geologist Geophysicist Medical physicist Meteorologist Oceanographer Physicist Seismologist New entrant: £21,000 Experienced worker: £27,200 [Source: Evidence from partners who responded to Migration Advisory Committee in 2011, uplifted based on national changes in earnings] PhD
2114 Social and humanities scientists Anthropologist Archaeologist Criminologist Epidemiologist Geographer Historian Political scientist Social scientist New entrant: £21,000 Experienced worker: £27,200 [Source: Evidence from partners who responded to Migration Advisory Committee in 2011, uplifted based on national changes in earnings] PhD
2119 Natural and social science professionals not elsewhere classified [Note: For immigration purposes this code includes researchers in research organisations other than universities.] Operational research scientist Research associate (medical) Research fellow Researcher Scientific officer Scientist Sports scientist University researcher New entrant: £21,000 Experienced worker: £27,200 [Source: Evidence from partners who responded to Migration Advisory Committee in 2011, uplifted based on national changes in earnings] PhD
2150 Research and development managers Creative manager (research and development) Design manager Market research manager Research manager (broadcasting) New entrant: £27,700 Experienced worker: £34,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] PhD
2311 Higher education teaching professionals Fellow (university) Lecturer (higher education, university) Professor (higher education, university) Tutor (higher education, university) University lecturer New entrant: £25,000 Experienced worker: £31,400 [Source: evidence from Universities UK, Universities and Colleges Employers Association and GuildHE in 2011, uplifted based on national changes in earnings] PhD

Table 2: Occupations skilled to National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 6 and above

SOC code and description Related job titles Appropriate salary rates Skill level
All occupations in Table 1 As stated in Table 1 As stated in Table 1 PhD
1115 Chief executives and senior officials Chief executive Chief medical officer Civil servant (grade 5 & above) Vice President New entrant: £35,300 Experienced worker: £52,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
1116 Elected officers and representatives Councillor (local government) Member of Parliament New entrant: £30,700 Experienced worker: £49,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
1121 Production managers and directors in manufacturing Engineering manager Managing director (engineering) Operations manager (manufacturing) Production manager New entrant: £20,000 Experienced worker: £31,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
1122 Production managers and directors in construction Building Services manager Construction manager Director (building construction) Owner (electrical contracting) New entrant: £20,500 Experienced worker: £30,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
1123 Production managers and directors in mining and energy Operations manager (mining, water & energy) Quarry manager New entrant: £20,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] Experienced worker: £37,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2012 (no equivalent 2013 or 2014 data available)] NQF 6
1131 Financial managers and directors Investment banker Treasury manager New entrant: £26,700 Experienced worker: £40,400 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
1132 Marketing and sales directors Marketing director Sales director New entrant: £33,300 Experienced worker: £47,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
1133 Purchasing managers and directors Bid manager Purchasing manager New entrant: £30,000 Experienced worker: £36,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
1134 Advertising and public relations directors Account director (advertising) Head of public relations New entrant: £28,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] Experienced worker: £46,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] NQF 6
1135 Human resource managers and directors Human resources manager Personnel manager Recruitment manager New entrant: £27,000 Experienced worker: £35,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
1136 Information technology and telecommunications directors IT Director Technical director (computer services) Telecommunications director New entrant: £32,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] Experienced worker: £75,500 [Source: Incomes Data Services in 2014, uplifted based on national changes in earnings] NQF 6
1139 Functional managers and directors not elsewhere classified Manager (charitable organisation) Research director New entrant: £24,100 Experienced worker: £35,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
1150 Financial institution managers and directors Bank manager Insurance manager New entrant: £26,600 Experienced worker: £35,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
1161 Managers and directors in transport and distribution Fleet manager Transport manager New entrant: £23,200 Experienced worker: £29,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
1172 Senior police officers Chief superintendent (police service) Detective inspector Police inspector New entrant: £50,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £54,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
1173 Senior officers in fire, ambulance, prison and related services Fire service officer (government) Prison governor Station officer (ambulance service) All workers: £37,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
1181 Health services and public health managers and directors Director of nursing Health Service manager Information manager (health authority: hospital service) New entrant: £26,700 Experienced worker: £35,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
1184 Social services managers and directors Care manager (local government: social services) Service manager (welfare services) New entrant: £26,400 Experienced worker: £33,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] NQF 6
2121 Civil engineers Building engineer Civil engineer (professional) Highways engineer Petroleum engineer Public health engineer Site engineer Structural engineer New entrant: £22,800 Experienced worker: £30,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2122 Mechanical engineers Aeronautical engineer (professional) Aerospace engineer Automotive engineer (professional) Marine engineer (professional) Mechanical engineer (professional) New entrant: £27,400 Experienced worker: £32,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] NQF 6
2123 Electrical engineers Electrical engineer (professional) Electrical surveyor Equipment engineer Power engineer Signal engineer (railways) Power system engineer, control engineer or protection engineer in the electricity transmission and distribution industry: £32,500 [Source: National Grid submission to Migration Advisory Committee in 2011, uplifted based on national changes in earnings] Other electrical engineer (new entrant): £24,800 Other electrical engineer (experienced worker): £35,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2124 Electronics engineers Avionics engineer Broadcasting engineer (professional) Electronics engineer (professional) Microwave engineer Telecommunications engineer (professional) New entrant: £25,200 Experienced worker: £31,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2126 Design and development engineers Clinical engineer Design engineer Development engineer Ergonomist Research and development engineer New entrant: £25,300 Experienced worker: £32,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2127 Production and process engineers Chemical engineer Industrial engineer Process engineer Production consultant Production engineer New entrant: £22,900 Experienced worker: £30,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2129 Engineering professionals not elsewhere classified Acoustician (professional) Ceramicist Food technologist Metallurgist Patent agent Project engineer Scientific consultant Technical engineer Technologist Traffic engineer New entrant: £26,100 Experienced worker: £32,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2133 IT specialist managers Data centre manager IT manager IT support manager Network operations manager (computer services) Service delivery manager New entrant: £26,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] Experienced worker: £40,300 [Source: Incomes Data Services in 2014, uplifted based on national changes in earnings] NQF 6
2134 IT project and programme managers Implementation manager (computing) IT project manager Programme manager (computing) Project leader (software design) New entrant: £28,200 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] Experienced worker: £40,600 [Source: Incomes Data Services in 2014, uplifted based on national changes in earnings] NQF 6
2135 IT business analysts, architects and systems designers Business analyst (computing) Data communications analyst Systems analyst Systems consultant Technical analyst (computing) Technical architect New entrant: £25,800 Experienced worker: £33,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2136 Programmers and software development professionals Analyst-programmer Database developer Games programmer Programmer Software engineer New entrant: £24,000 Experienced worker: £31,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2137 Web design and development professionals Internet developer Multimedia developer Web design consultant Web designer New entrant: £17,500 Experienced worker: £23,400 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2139 Information technology and telecommunications professionals not elsewhere classified IT consultant Quality analyst (computing) Software tester Systems tester (computing) Telecommunications planner New entrant: £20,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] Experienced worker: £29,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2141 Conservation professionals Conservation officer Ecologist Energy conservation officer Heritage manager Marine conservationist New entrant: £18,700 Experienced worker: £22,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2142 Environment professionals Energy manager Environmental consultant Environmental engineer Environmental protection officer Environmental scientist Landfill engineer New entrant: £19,300 Experienced worker: £24,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2211 Medical practitioners Anaesthetist Consultant (Hospital Service) Doctor General practitioner Medical practitioner Paediatrician Psychiatrist Radiologist Surgeon Foundation year 1 (F1) and equivalent: £22,636 Foundation year 2 (F2) and equivalent: £28,076 Speciality registrar (StR) and equivalent: £30,002 Speciality doctor and equivalent: £37,176 Salaried General practitioner (GP) and equivalent: £54,863 Consultant and equivalent: £75,249 [Source: NHS Employers Pay and Conditions (M&D) Circular 2/2014] NQF 6
2212 Psychologists Clinical psychologist Educational psychologist Forensic psychologist Occupational psychologist Psychologist Psychometrist Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478 Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783 Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764 Band 8a and equivalent:£39,239 Band 8b and equivalent: £45,707 Band 8c and equivalent: £54,998 Band 8d and equivalent: £65,922 Band 9 and equivalent: £77,850 [Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2014] NQF 6
2213 Pharmacists Chemist (pharmaceutical) Dispensary manager Pharmaceutical chemist Pharmacist Pharmacy manager Pre-registration and Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478 Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783 Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764 Band 8a and equivalent: £39,239 Band 8b and equivalent: £45,707 Band 8c and equivalent: £54,998 Band 8d and equivalent: £65,922 Band 9 and equivalent: £77,850 [Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2014] NQF 6
2214 Ophthalmic opticians Ophthalmic optician Optician Optologist Optometrist Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478 Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783 Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764 Band 8a and equivalent: £39,239 Band 8b and equivalent: £45,707 Band 8c and equivalent: £54,998 Band 8d and equivalent: £65,922 Band 9 and equivalent: £77,850 [Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2014] NQF 6
2215 Dental practitioners Dental surgeon Dentist Orthodontist Periodontist Foundation year 1 (F1) (Hospital dental services) and equivalent: £30,433 Foundation year 2 (F2) (Hospital dental services) and equivalent: £29,912 [Source: Health Education England] Speciality registrar (StR) and equivalent: £30,002 Speciality dentist: £37,176 Band A posts (e.g. Community practitioner) and equivalent: £38,095 Band B posts (e.g. Senior dental officer) and equivalent: £59,259 Band C posts (e.g. Specialist / managerial posts) and equivalent: £70,899 Consultant (Hospital dental services) and equivalent: £75,249 [Source: NHS Employers Pay and Conditions (M&D) Circular 2/2014] NQF 6
2216 Veterinarians Veterinarian Veterinary practitioner Veterinary surgeon New entrant: £25,200 Experienced worker: £35,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2217 Medical radiographers Medical radiographer Radiographer Sonographer Therapeutic radiographer Vascular technologist Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478 Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783 Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764 Band 8a and equivalent: £39,239 Band 8b and equivalent: £45,707 Band 8c and equivalent: £54,998 Band 8d and equivalent: £65,922 Band 9 and equivalent: £77,850 [Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2014] NQF 6
2218 Podiatrists Chiropodist Chiropodist-podiatrist Podiatrist Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478 Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783 Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764 Band 8a and equivalent: £39,239 Band 8b and equivalent: £45,707 Band 8c and equivalent: £54,998 Band 8d and equivalent: £65,922 Band 9 and equivalent: £77,850 [Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2014] NQF 6
2219 Health professionals not elsewhere classified Audiologist Dental hygiene therapist Dietician-nutritionist Family planner Occupational health adviser Paramedical practitioner Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478 Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783 Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764 Band 8a and equivalent: £39,239 Band 8b and equivalent: £45,707 Band 8c and equivalent: £54,998 Band 8d and equivalent: £65,922 Band 9 and equivalent: £77,850 [Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2014] NQF 6
2221 Physiotherapists Electro-therapist Physiotherapist Physiotherapy practitioner Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478 Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783 Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764 Band 8a and equivalent: £39,239 Band 8b and equivalent: £45,707 Band 8c and equivalent: £54,998 Band 8d and equivalent: £65,922 Band 9 and equivalent: £77,850 [Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2014] NQF 6
2222 Occupational therapists Occupational therapist Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478 Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783 Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764 Band 8a and equivalent: £39,239 Band 8b and equivalent: £45,707 Band 8c and equivalent: £54,998 Band 8d and equivalent: £65,922 Band 9 and equivalent: £77,850 [Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2014] NQF 6
2223 Speech and language therapists Language therapist Speech and language therapist Speech therapist Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478 Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783 Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764 Band 8a and equivalent: £39,239 Band 8b and equivalent: £45,707 Band 8c and equivalent: £54,998 Band 8d and equivalent: £65,922 Band 9 and equivalent: £77,850 [Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2014] NQF 6
2229 Therapy professionals not elsewhere classified Art therapist
Chiropractor
Cognitive behavioural therapist
Dance movement therapist
Family therapist
Nutritionist
Osteopath
Psychotherapist
Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478 Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783
Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764
Band 8a and equivalent: £39,239
Band 8b and equivalent: £45,707
Band 8c and equivalent: £54,998
Band 8d and equivalent: £65,922
Band 9 and equivalent: £77,850 [Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2014]
NQF 6
2231 Nurses District nurse Health visitor
Mental health practitioner
Nurse
Practice nurse
Psychiatric nurse
Staff nurse
Student nurse
Pre-registration candidate nurses
(Band 3 and equivalent): £16,271
Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478
Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783
Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764
Band 8a and equivalent: £39,239
Band 8b and equivalent: £45,707
Band 8c and equivalent: £54,998
Band 8d and equivalent: £65,922
Band 9 and equivalent: £77,850 [Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2014]
NQF 6
2232 Midwives Midwife Midwifery sister Pre-registration candidate midwives
(Band 3 and equivalent): £16,271
Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478
Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783
Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764
Band 8a and equivalent: £39,239
Band 8b and equivalent: £45,707
Band 8c and equivalent: £54,998
Band 8d and equivalent: £65,922
Band 9 and equivalent: £77,850 [Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2014]
NQF 6
2312 Further education teaching professionals FE College lecturer Lecturer (further education) Teacher (further education) Tutor (further education) Lecturer or equivalent (new entrant): £21,936 Senior lecturer / advanced teacher and equivalent: £32,421 Further education management / principal lecturer and equivalent: £36,162 [Source: Teachers’ national pay scales] NQF 6
2314 Secondary education teaching professionals Deputy head teacher (secondary school) Secondary school teacher Sixth form teacher Teacher (secondary school) Unqualified teachers undertaking Overseas Trained Teachers Programme and equivalent: £20,800 Qualified teachers and equivalent: £21,804 Post-threshold teachers and equivalent: £34,523 Leadership group, assistant head teacher, principal teacher and equivalent: £37,836 [Source: Teachers’ national pay scales] NQF 6
2315 Primary and nursery education teaching professionals Deputy head teacher (primary school) Infant teacher Nursery school teacher Primary school teacher Unqualified teachers undertaking Overseas Trained Teachers Programme and equivalent: £20,800 Qualified teachers and equivalent: £21,804 Post-threshold teachers and equivalent: £34,523 Leadership group, assistant head teacher, principal teacher and equivalent: £37,836 [Source: Teachers’ national pay scales] NQF 6
2316 Special needs education teaching professionals Deputy head teacher (special school) Learning support teacher Special needs coordinator Special needs teacher Unqualified teachers undertaking Overseas Trained Teachers Programme and equivalent: £20,800 Qualified teachers and equivalent: £21,804 Post-threshold teachers and equivalent: £34,523 Leadership group, assistant head teacher, principal teacher and equivalent: £37,836 [Source: Teachers’ national pay scales] NQF 6
2317 Senior professionals of educational establishments Administrator (higher education, university) Bursar Head teacher (primary school) Principal (further education) Registrar (educational establishments) New entrant: £26,600 Experienced worker: £39,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2318 Education advisers and school inspectors Curriculum adviser Education adviser Education officer School inspector New entrant: £20,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £24,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2319 Teaching and other educational professionals not elsewhere classified Adult education tutor Education consultant Music teacher Nursery manager (day nursery) Owner (nursery: children’s) Private tutor TEFL New entrant: £15,900 Experienced worker: £20,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2412 Barristers and judges Advocate Barrister Chairman (appeals tribunal, inquiry) Coroner Crown prosecutor District judge New entrant: £20,800 Pupillage: £20,800 Experienced worker (not pupillage): £31,900 [Source: The Bar Council in 2011, uplifted based on national changes in earnings and the Tier 2 (General) minimum salary threshold] NQF 6
2413 Solicitors Managing clerk (qualified solicitor) Solicitor Solicitor-partner Solicitor to the council New entrant: £24,700 Experienced worker: £32,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2419 Legal professionals not elsewhere classified Attorney Justice’s clerk Lawyer Legal adviser Legal consultant Legal counsel Solicitor’s clerk (articled) New entrant: £33,300 Experienced worker: £44,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] NQF 6
2421 Chartered and certified accountants Accountant (qualified) Auditor (qualified) Chartered accountant Company accountant Cost accountant (qualified) Financial controller (qualified) Management accountant (qualified) New entrant: £21,600 Experienced worker: £28,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2423 Management consultants and business analysts Business adviser Business consultant Business continuity manager Financial risk analyst Management consultant New entrant: £23,000 Experienced worker: £30,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2424 Business and financial project management professionals Chief knowledge officer Contracts manager (security services) Project manager Research support officer New entrant: £24,100 Experienced worker: £33,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2425 Actuaries, economists and statisticians Actuarial consultant Actuary Economist Statistician Statistical analyst New entrant: £26,500 Experienced worker: £34,700 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2426 Business and related research professionals Crime analyst (police force) Fellow (research) Games researcher (broadcasting) Inventor New entrant: £20,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £26,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2429 Business, research and administrative professionals not elsewhere classified Civil servant (grade 6, 7) Company secretary (qualified) Policy adviser (government) Registrar (government) New entrant: £24,300 Experienced worker: £29,400 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2431 Architects Architect Architectural consultant Chartered architect Landscape architect Part 1 graduate: £21,000 Part 2 graduate: £23,100 Part 3 graduate / newly-registered architect: £27,300 Experienced worker: £31,400 [Source: Royal Institute of British Architects in 2011, uplifted based on national changes in earnings] NQF 6
2432 Town planning officers Planning officer (local government: building and contracting) Town planner Town planning consultant New entrant: £22,800 Experienced worker: £26,700 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2433 Quantity surveyors Quantity surveyor Surveyor (quantity surveying) New entrant: £23,400 Experienced worker: £30,400 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2434 Chartered surveyors Building surveyor Chartered surveyor Hydrographic surveyor Land surveyor New entrant: £22,000 Experienced worker: £28,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2436 Construction project managers and related professionals Contract manager (building construction) Project manager (building construction) Transport planner New entrant: £23,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £25,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2442 Social workers Psychiatric social worker Senior practitioner (local government: social services) Social worker Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478 Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783 Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764 Band 8a and equivalent: £39,239 Band 8b and equivalent: £45,707 Band 8c and equivalent: £54,998 Band 8d and equivalent: £65,922 Band 9 and equivalent: £77,850 [Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2014] NQF 6
2443 Probation officers Inspector (National Probation Service) Probation officer Youth justice officer New entrant: £20,800 Experienced worker: £29,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2449 Welfare professionals not elsewhere classified Children’s guardian Rehabilitation officer Social services officer Youth worker (professional) New entrant: £20,800 Experienced worker: £23,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2451 Librarians Chartered librarian Librarian Technical librarian University librarian New entrant: £17,200 Experienced worker: £19,200 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2452 Archivists and curators Archivist Conservator Curator Keeper (art galley) Museum officer New entrant: £17,200 Experienced worker: £20,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2461 Quality control and planning engineers Planning engineer Quality assurance engineer Quality control officer (professional) Quality engineer New entrant: £23,000 Experienced worker: £29,400 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2462 Quality assurance and regulatory professionals Compliance manager Financial regulator Patent attorney Quality assurance manager Quality manager New entrant: £24,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £30,400 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2463 Environmental health professionals Air pollution inspector Environmental health officer Food inspector Public health inspector Technical officer (environmental health) New entrant: £23,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £29,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2471 Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors Broadcast journalist Editor Journalist Radio journalist Reporter New entrant: £20,100 Experienced worker: £25,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2472 Public relations professionals Account manager (public relations) Information officer (public relations) PR consultant Press officer Public relations officer New entrant: £17,800 Experienced worker: £23,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
2473 Advertising accounts managers and creative directors Account manager (advertising) Advertising Manager Campaign Manager Creative Director Projects Manager (advertising) New entrant: £22,800 Experienced worker: £28,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
3213 Paramedics Ambulance paramedic Emergency care practitioner Paramedic Paramedic-ECP Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478 Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783 Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764 [Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2014] NQF 6
3415 Musicians Composer Musician Organist Pianist Song writer Violinist New entrant: £18,600 Experienced worker: £24,200 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
3416 Arts officers, producers and directors Film editor Production assistant (broadcasting) Studio manager Television producer Theatrical agent New entrant: £24,600 Experienced worker: £30,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
3512 Aircraft pilots and flight engineers Airline pilot First officer (airlines) Flight engineer Flying instructor Helicopter pilot New entrant: £33,100 Experienced worker: £69,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
3532 Brokers Foreign exchange dealer Insurance broker Investment administrator Stockbroker Trader (stock exchange) New entrant: £22,200 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £40,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
3534 Finance and investment analysts and advisers Financial adviser Financial analyst Financial consultant Mortgage adviser Pensions consultant New entrant: £21,400 Experienced worker: £26,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
3535 Taxation experts Tax adviser Tax consultant Tax inspector Taxation specialist New entrant: £19,800 Experienced worker: £33,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
3538 Financial accounts managers Accounts manager Audit manager Credit manager Fund manager Relationship manager (bank) New entrant: £22,200 Experienced worker: £27,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6
3545 Sales accounts and business development managers Account manager (sales) Area sales manager Business development manager Product development manager Sales manager New entrant: £25,000 Experienced worker: £32,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 6

Table 3 – Occupations skilled to National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 4 and above

SOC code and description Related job titles Appropriate salary rates Skill level
All occupations in Table 1 As stated in Table 1 As stated in Table 1 PhD
All occupations in Table 2 As stated in Table 2 As stated in Table 2 NQF 6
1211 Managers and proprietors in agriculture and horticulture Farm manager Farm owner Nursery manager (horticulture) New entrant: £15,700 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2012 (no equivalent 2013 or 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £21,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
1213 Managers and proprietors in forestry, fishing and related services Cattery owner Forest manager Racehorse trainer New entrant: £15,700 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2012 (no equivalent 2013 or 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £21,400 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] NQF 4
1241 Health care practice managers Clinic manager GP practice manager Veterinary practice manager New entrant: £19,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £25,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
1242 Residential, day and domiciliary care managers and proprietors Care manager Day centre manager Nursing home owner Residential manager (residential home) New entrant: £19,600 Experienced worker: £23,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
1251 Property, housing and estate managers Estate manager Facilities manager Landlord (property management) Property manager New entrant: £19,400 Experienced worker: £26,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
1255 Waste disposal and environmental services managers Environmental manager (refuse disposal) Manager (local government: cleansing dept.) Recycling plant manager Scrap metal dealer New entrant: £18,200 Experienced worker: £28,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
1259 Managers and proprietors in other services not elsewhere Betting shop manager Graphic design classified manager Library manager Plant hire manager Production manager (entertainment) New entrant: £17,300 Experienced worker: £22,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
2435 Chartered architectural technologists Architectural technologist New entrant: £22,800 Experienced worker: £28,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
3116 Planning, process and production technicians Process technician Production controller Production planner Production technician New entrant: £19,800 Experienced worker: £23,400 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
3121 Architectural and town planning technicians Architectural assistant Architectural technician Construction planner Planning enforcement officer New entrant: £19,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £23,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
3131 IT operations technicians Computer games tester Database administrator IT technician Network administrator Systems administrator New entrant: £17,300 Experienced worker: £21,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
3218 Medical and dental technicians Cardiographer Dental hygienist Dental technician Medical technical officer Orthopaedic technician Band 3 and equivalent: £16,271 Band 4 and equivalent: £18,838 Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478 Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783 Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764 [Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2014] NQF 4
3219 Health associate professionals not elsewhere classified Acupuncturist Homeopath Hypnotherapist Massage therapist Reflexologist Sports therapist Band 3 and equivalent: £16,271 Band 4 and equivalent: £18,838 Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478 Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783 Band 7 and equivalent: £30,764 [Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2014] NQF 4
3319 Protective service associate professionals not elsewhere classified Customs officer Immigration officer Operations manager (security services) Scenes of crime officer Security manager New entrant: £24,000 Experienced worker: £27,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
3411 Artists Artist Illustrator Portrait painter Sculptor New entrant: £18,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] Experienced worker: £21,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] NQF 4
3412 Authors, writers and translators Copywriter Editor (books) Interpreter Technical author Translator Writer New entrant: £18,600 Experienced worker: £22,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
3413 Actors, entertainers and presenters Actor Disc jockey Entertainer Presenter (broadcasting) Singer New entrant: £18,600 Experienced worker: £24,200 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
3414 Dancers and choreographers Ballet dancer Choreographer Dancer Dance teacher New entrant: £18,600 Experienced worker: £24,200 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
3422 Product, clothing and related designers Design consultant Fashion designer Furniture designer Interior designer Kitchen designer Textile designer New entrant: £19,600 Experienced worker: £23,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
3513 Ship and hovercraft officers Chief engineer (shipping) Marine engineer (shipping) Merchant navy officer Petty officer Tug master Yacht skipper New entrant: £33,100 Experienced worker: £51,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
3531 Estimators, valuers and assessors Claims assessor Claims investigator Engineering surveyor Estimator Loss adjuster Valuer New entrant: £18,000 Experienced worker: £23,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
3537 Financial and accounting technicians Accounting technician Business associate (banking) Financial controller Insolvency administrator Managing clerk (accountancy) New entrant: £21,500 Experienced worker: £28,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
3539 Business and related associate professionals not elsewhere classified Business systems analyst Data analyst Marine consultant Planning assistant Project administrator Project coordinator New entrant: £17,300 Experienced worker: £21,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
3541 Buyers and procurement officers Buyer Procurement officer Purchasing consultant New entrant: £19,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £23,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
3543 Marketing associate professionals Business development executive Fundraiser Market research analyst Marketing consultant Marketing executive New entrant: £17,600 Experienced worker: £21,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
3546 Conference and exhibition managers and organisers Conference coordinator Event organiser Events manager Exhibition organiser Hospitality manager New entrant: £16,600 Experienced worker: £20,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] NQF 4
3561 Public services associate professionals Civil servant (HEO, SEO) Higher executive officer (government) Principle revenue officer (local government) Senior executive officer (government) New entrant: £21,800 Experienced worker: £25,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
3563 Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors IT trainer NVQ assessor Technical instructor Training consultant Training manager New entrant: £18,300 Experienced worker: £22,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
3564 Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists Careers adviser Careers consultant Careers teacher Placement officer New entrant: £19,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] Experienced worker: £22,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] NQF 4
3565 Inspectors of standards and regulations Building inspector Driving examiner Housing inspector Meat hygiene inspector Trading standards officer New entrant: £22,200 Experienced worker: £25,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
3567 Health and safety officers Fire protection engineer (professional) Health and safety officer Occupational hygienist Safety consultant Safety officer New entrant: £24,100 Experienced worker: £28,200 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
4161 Office managers Business support manager Delivery office manager Office manager Practice manager Sales administration manager Sales office manager New entrant: £18,300 Experienced worker: £23,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4
7220 Customer service managers and supervisors After sales manager Call centre supervisor Customer service manager Customer service supervisor Team leader (customer care) New entrant: £17,700 Experienced worker: £21,700 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 4

Table 4: Occupations skilled to National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 3 and above

SOC code and description Related job titles Appropriate salary rates Skill level
All occupations in Table 1 As stated in Table 1 As stated in Table 1 PhD
All occupations in Table 2 As stated in Table 2 As stated in Table 2 NQF 6
All occupations in Table 3 As stated in Table 3 As stated in Table 3 NQF 4
1162 Managers and directors in storage and warehousing Logistics manager Warehouse manager New entrant: £17,800 Experienced worker: £22,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
1190 Managers and directors in retail and wholesale Managing director (retail trade) Retail manager Shop manager (charitable organisation) Wholesale manager New entrant: £15,100 Experienced worker: £18,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
1221 Hotel and accommodation managers and proprietors Caravan park owner Hotel manager Landlady (boarding, guest, lodging house) New entrant: £15,700 Experienced worker: £19,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
1225 Leisure and sports managers Amusement arcade owner Leisure centre manager Social club manager Theatre manager New entrant: £17,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] Experienced worker: £20,200 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] NQF 3
1226 Travel agency managers and proprietors Tourist information manager Travel agency owner Travel manager New entrant: £15,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] Experienced worker: £17,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2012 (no equivalent 2013 or 2014 data available)] NQF 3
1252 Garage managers and proprietors Garage director Garage owner Manager (repairing: motor vehicles) New entrant: £18,200 Experienced worker: £24,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
1253 Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors Hairdressing salon owner Health and fitness manager Manager (beauty salon) New entrant: £18,200 Experienced worker: £24,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
1254 Shopkeepers and proprietors - wholesale and retail Antiques dealer Fashion retailer Newsagent Shopkeeper New entrant: £18,200 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] Experienced worker: £18,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] NQF 3
3111 Laboratory technicians Laboratory analyst Laboratory technician Medical laboratory assistant Scientific technician Water tester New entrant: £15,100 Experienced worker: £17,700 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3112 Electrical and electronics technicians Avionics technician Electrical technician Electronics technician Installation engineer (Electricity Supplier) New entrant: £17,600 Experienced worker: £24,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3113 Engineering technicians Aircraft technician Commissioning engineer Engineering technician Manufacturing engineer Mechanical technician New entrant: £20,400 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £27,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3114 Building and civil engineering technicians Building services consultant Civil engineering technician Survey technician Technical assistant (civil engineering) New entrant: £17,600 Experienced worker: £21,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3115 Quality assurance technicians Quality assurance technician Quality control technician Quality officer Quality technician Test technician New entrant: £19,700 Experienced worker: £22,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3119 Science, engineering and production technicians not elsewhere classified School technician Technical assistant Technician Textile consultant Workshop technician New entrant: £16,700 Experienced worker: £21,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3122 Draughtspersons CAD operator Cartographer Design technician Draughtsman New entrant: £19,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £23,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3216 Dispensing opticians Dispensing optician Optical dispenser New entrant: £18,800 Experienced worker: £22,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3231 Youth and community workers Community development officer Youth and community worker Youth project coordinator Youth worker New entrant: £18,200 Experienced worker: £21,200 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3234 Housing officers Housing adviser Housing officer Homeless prevention officer Housing support officer New entrant: £18,600 Experienced worker: £21,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3235 Counsellors Counsellor (welfare services) Debt adviser Drugs and alcohol counsellor Student counsellor New entrant: £17,900 Experienced worker: £21,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3239 Welfare and housing associate professionals not elsewhere classified Day centre officer Health coordinator Key worker (welfare services) Outreach worker (welfare services) Probation services officer Project worker (welfare services) New entrant: £17,400 Experienced worker: £20,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3312 Police officers (sergeant and below) Detective (police service) Police constable Police officer Sergeant Transport police officer New entrant: £30,200 Experienced worker: £33,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3313 Fire service officers (watch manager and below) Fire engineer Fire safety officer Firefighter Watch manager (fire service) New entrant: £27,800 Experienced worker: £29,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3421 Graphic designers Commercial artist Designer (advertising) Graphic artist Graphic designer MAC operator New entrant: £18,200 Experienced worker: £21,200 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3443 Fitness instructors Aerobics instructor Fitness instructor Gym instructor Lifestyle consultant Personal trainer Pilates instructor New entrant: £12,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £14,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3511 Air traffic controllers Air traffic control officer Air traffic controller Air traffic services assistant Flight planner New entrant: £33,100 Experienced worker: £56,200 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3520 Legal associate professionals Barrister’s clerk Compliance officer Conveyancer Legal executive Litigator Paralegal New entrant: £17,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £21,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3533 Insurance underwriters Account handler (insurance) Commercial underwriter Insurance inspector Mortgage underwriter Underwriter New entrant: £21,100 Experienced worker: £24,700 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3536 Importers and exporters Export controller Export coordinator Exporter Import agent Importer New entrant: £19,800 Experienced worker: £25,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3542 Business sales executives Corporate account executive Sales agent Sales consultant Sales executive Technical representative New entrant: £17,600 Experienced worker: £22,700 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3544 Estate agents and auctioneers Auctioneer Auctioneer and valuer Estate agent Letting agent Property consultant All workers: £18,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3550 Conservation and environmental associate professionals Conservation worker Countryside ranger National park warden Park ranger New entrant: £19,700 Experienced worker: £19,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
3562 Human resources and industrial relations officers Employment adviser Human resources officer Personnel officer Recruitment consultant New entrant: £18,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] Experienced worker: £22,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] NQF 3
4112 National government administrative occupations Administrative assistant (courts of justice) Administrative officer (government) Civil servant (EO) Clerk (government) Revenue officer (government) New entrant: £17,000 Experienced worker: £19,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
4114 Officers of non-governmental organisations Administrator (charitable organisation) Organiser (trade union) Secretary (research association) Trade union official New entrant: £17,000 Experienced worker: £20,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
4134 Transport and distribution clerks and assistants Export clerk Logistics controller Shipping clerk Transport administrator Transport clerk Transport coordinator New entrant: £17,000 Experienced worker: £19,400 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
4151 Sales administrators Marketing administrator Sales administrator Sales clerk Sales coordinator New entrant: £14,600 Experienced worker: £16,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
4214 Company secretaries Assistant secretary Club secretary Company secretary New entrant: £13,500 Experienced worker: £18,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
4215 Personal assistants and other secretaries Executive assistant PA-secretary Personal assistant Personal secretary Secretary New entrant: £16,100 Experienced worker: £19,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5211 Smiths and forge workers Blacksmith Chain repairer Farrier Pewtersmith Steel presser New entrant: £17,400 Experienced worker: £20,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5213 Sheet metal workers Coppersmith Panel beater (metal trades) Sheet metal fabricator Sheet metal worker New entrant: £17,400 Experienced worker: £20,400 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5221 Metal machining setters and setter-operators CNC machinist CNC programmer Centre lathe turner Miller (metal trades) Tool setter Turner New entrant: £18,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £21,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5222 Tool makers, tool fitters and markers-out Die maker Engineer-toolmaker Jig maker Marker-out (engineering) Tool fitter Tool maker New entrant: £17,400 Experienced worker: £22,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5224 Precision instrument makers and repairers Calibration engineer Horologist Instrument maker Instrument mechanic Instrument technician Optical technician Precision engineer Watchmaker New entrant: £17,400 Experienced worker: £22,200 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5231 Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians Auto electrician Car mechanic HGV mechanic Mechanic (garage) MOT tester Motor mechanic Motor vehicle technician Technician (motor vehicles) Vehicle technician New entrant: £15,900 Experienced worker: £20,200 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5232 Vehicle body builders and repairers Bodyshop technician Car body repairer Coach builder Panel beater Restoration technician (motor vehicles) Vehicle builder New entrant: £17,700 Experienced worker: £20,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5234 Vehicle paint technicians Car paint sprayer Coach painter Paint technician (motor vehicles) Vehicle refinisher New entrant: £16,600 Experienced worker: £19,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5242 Tele-communications engineers Cable jointer Customer service engineer (telecommunications) Installation engineer (telecommunications) Network officer (telecommunications) Telecommunications engineer Telephone engineer New entrant: £24,400 Experienced worker: £27,200 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5244 TV, video and audio engineers Installation engineer (radio, television and video) Satellite engineer Service engineer (radio, television and video) Technician (radio, television and video) Television engineer New entrant: £19,900 Experienced worker: £23,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5245 IT engineers Computer repairer Computer service engineer Hardware engineer (computer) Maintenance engineer (computer servicing) New entrant: £19,900 Experienced worker: £20,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5311 Steel erectors Steel erector Steel fabricator Steel worker (structural engineering) New entrant: £16,500 Experienced worker: £20,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5313 Roofers, roof tilers and slaters Mastic asphalt spreader Roof tiler Roofer Roofing contractor Slater Thatcher New entrant: £16,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] Experienced worker: £19,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] NQF 3
5314 Plumbers and heating and ventilating engineers Gas engineer Gas service engineer Heating and ventilating engineer Heating engineer Plumber Plumbing and heating engineer New entrant: £19,800 Experienced worker: £23,400 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5319 Construction and building trades not elsewhere classified Acoustician Builder Building contractor Fencer Maintenance manager (buildings and other structures) Property developer (building construction) New entrant: £17,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £20,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5411 Weavers and knitters Carpet weaver Knitter Knitwear manufacturer Weaver New entrant: £13,500 Experienced worker: £15,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5412 Upholsterers Curtain fitter Curtain maker Soft furnisher Trimmer (furniture mfr) Upholsterer New entrant: £13,500 Experienced worker: £15,700 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5413 Footwear and leather working trades Cobbler Leather worker (leather goods mfr) Machinist (leather goods mfr) Shoe machinist Shoe repairer New entrant: £13,500 Experienced worker: £15,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5421 Pre-press technicians Compositor Plate maker Pre-press manager Pre-press technician Type setter New entrant: £15,600 Experienced worker: £18,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5422 Printers Lithographic printer Machine minder (printing) Print manager Screen printer Wallpaper printer New entrant: £16,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] Experienced worker: £20,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2012 (no equivalent 2013 or 2014 data available)] NQF 3
5423 Print finishing and binding workers Binder’s assistant Book binder Finishing supervisor (printing) Print finisher New entrant: £14,900 Experienced worker: £17,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5431 Butchers Butcher Butcher’s assistant Butchery manager Master butcher Slaughterman New entrant: £12,700 Experienced worker: £15,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5432 Bakers and flour confectioners Baker Baker’s assistant Bakery manager Cake decorator Confectioner New entrant: £14,400 Experienced worker: £16,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5441 Glass and ceramics makers, decorators and finishers Ceramic artist Glass blower Potter (ceramics mfr) Pottery worker Sprayer (ceramics mfr) Stained glass artist All workers: £14,400 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2012 (no equivalent 2013 or 2014 data available)] NQF 3
5442 Furniture makers and other craft woodworkers Antiques restorer Cabinet maker Coffin maker Furniture restorer Picture framer Sprayer (furniture mfr) New entrant: £14,400 Experienced worker: £17,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
5449 Other skilled trades not elsewhere classified Diamond mounter Engraver Goldsmith Paint sprayer Piano tuner Sign maker Silversmith Wig maker New entrant: £14,900 Experienced worker: £19,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] NQF 3
6131 Veterinary nurses Animal nurse Veterinary nurse New entrant: £12,200 Experienced worker: £14,700 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
6144 Houseparents and residential wardens Foster carer Matron (residential home) Resident warden Team leader (residential care home) Warden (sheltered housing) New entrant: £13,300 Experienced worker: £16,700 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
6214 Air travel assistants Air hostess Cabin crew Customer service agent (travel) Flight attendant Passenger service agent New entrant: £13,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] Experienced worker: £17,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] NQF 3
6215 Rail travel assistants Retail service manager (railways) Station assistant (underground railway) Ticket inspector (railways) Train conductor Train manager New entrant: £21,000 Experienced worker: £26,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
7125 Merchandisers and window dressers Merchandiser Sales merchandiser Visual merchandising manager Window dresser New entrant: £13,400 Experienced worker: £16,200 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
7130 Sales supervisors Sales supervisor (retail trade: delivery round) Section manager (retail trade) Shop supervisor (retail trade) Supervisor (retail, wholesale trade) Team leader (retail trade) New entrant: £13,900 Experienced worker: £15,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
7215 Market research interviewers Interviewer (market research) Market researcher (interviewing) Telephone interviewer Telephone researcher Traffic enumerator New entrant: £12,500 Experienced worker: £15,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
8124 Energy plant operatives Boilerman Control room operator(electric) Hydraulic engineman Plant operator (electricity supplier) Power station operator New entrant: £14,300 Experienced worker: £17,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
8126 Water and sewerage plant operatives Controller (water treatment) Plant operator (sewage works) Pump attendant Water treatment engineer Water treatment operator New entrant: £14,300 Experienced worker: £23,700 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3
8215 Driving instructors Driving instructor HGV instructor Instructor (driving school) Motorcycle instructor New entrant: £14,800 Experienced worker: £18,400 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3

Table 5: Occupations in which some jobs are skilled to National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 3 and some jobs are lower-skilled

SOC code and description Related job titles Appropriate salary rates Skill level  
1223 Restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors Café owner Fish & chip shopkeeper Operations manager (catering) Restaurant manager Shop manager (take-away food shop) • Restaurant manager • Fast food restaurant manager • Assistant restaurant manager, establishments with 80 or more covers (covers being the New entrant: £14,300 Experienced worker: £18,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
1224 Publicans and managers of licensed premises Landlady (public house) Licensee Manager (wine bar) Publican New entrant: £15,800 Experienced worker: £16,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled  
3132 IT user support technicians Customer support analyst Help desk operator IT support technician Systems support officer • Senior PC support analyst • Senior PC support • Technical pre- or post-sales support • Senior database administrator or analyst • Database administrator or analyst • Computer engineers, installation and maintenance New entrant: £18,400 Experienced worker: £22,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
3217 Pharma-ceutical technicians Dispensing technician Pharmaceutical technician Pharmacy technician New entrant: £18,800 Experienced worker: £19,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled  
3417 Photo-graphers, audio-visual and broad-casting equipment operators Audio visual technician Cameraman Photographer Projectionist Sound engineer Theatre technician (entertainment) • Audio visual technician • Senior audio visual technician • Photographer • Press photographer (regional) • Press photographer (National) • Film technician • Sound recordist • Camera operator (film, television production) New entrant: £17,100 Experienced worker: £21,700 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5111 Farmers Agricultural contractor Agricultural technician Crofter (farming) Farmer Herd manager • Herd managers • Livestock breeders • Pig breeders • Agricultural contractor jobs that require an NQF level 3 in Agricultural Crop Production, Mixed Farming or Livestock Production, or an NPTC Advanced National Certificate in Agriculture New entrant: £14,100 Experienced worker: £16,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5112 Horti-cultural trades Grower Horticulturalist (market gardening) Market Gardener Nursery Assistant (agriculture) Nurseryman • Horticultural foreman • Horticultural nursery supervisor • Horticultural technician • New entrant: £14,100 Experienced worker: £16,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5113 Gardeners and landscape gardeners Garden designer Gardener Gardener-handyman Landscape gardener • Gardening Team Supervisor or Manager • Landscaper jobs, where the job requires a Registration of Land-Based Operatives (ROLO) Gold Card • New entrant: £13,600 Experienced worker: £16,200 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5114 Grounds-men and green-keepers Greenkeeper Groundsman Groundsperson New entrant: £14,200 Experienced worker: £15,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled  
5119 Agri-cultural and fishing trades not elsewhere classified Aboricultural consultant Bee farmer Gamekeeper Share fisherman Trawler skipper Tree surgeon • Fishing vessel skippers in inshore areas, and limited and unlimited offshore areas • Fishing vessel mates in unlimited offshore areas • Forest officers and forest or woodland managers • Supervising tree surgeons and supervising arbori-culturists / arborists • Head gamekeepers, head river keepers and head ghillies • Managers in animal husbandry, forestry and fishing not elsewhere classified New entrant: £14,100 Experienced worker: £16,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5212 Moulders, core makers and die casters Core Maker (metal trades) Die Caster Moulder (metal trades) Pipe Maker (foundry) • Jobs which require an engineering technician registered with the Engineering Council • Jobs which require an NQF level 3 qualification in Materials Processing and Finishing New entrant: £17,400 Experienced worker: £20,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5214 Metal plate workers, and riveters Boiler maker Metal plate worker Plater Plater-welder • Jobs which require successful completion of the National Apprenticeship Scheme for Engineering Construction (NASEC) • Jobs which require successful completion of an Advanced Modern Apprenticeship in fabrication or welding New entrant: £17,400 Experienced worker: £24,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5215 Welding trades Fabricator-welder Fitter-welder Spot welder (metal) Welder Welding technician • High integrity pipe welders where the job requires three or more years related on-the-job experience • Welding foreman • Welding engineer or consultant • Welding fitter • Welding supervisor • Welding technician • Jobs which require successful completion of an Advanced Modern Apprenticeship in fabrication or welding New entrant: £18,400 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £20,400 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower- skilled
5216 Pipe fitters Pipe engineer Pipe fitter Pipe welder-fitter • Pipe fitter / welder jobs that require an Engineering Services Gold New entrant: £17,400 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] Experienced worker: £28,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5223 Metal working production and mainten-ance fitters Agricultural engineer Bench fitter Engineering machinist Fabricator Installation engineer Maintenance fitter Mechanical engineer • Fitter, turner or millwright jobs that require a completed Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship with an NQF level 3 qualification in Engineering Maintenance or New entrant: £17,200 Experienced worker: £22,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5235 Aircraft maintenance and related trades Aeronautical engineer Aircraft electrician Aircraft engineer Aircraft fitter Aircraft mechanic Maintenance engineer (aircraft) • Aircraft engineers • Licensed and military certifying engineer / inspector New entrant: £21,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] Experienced worker: £27,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] NQF 3 / Lower- skilled
5236 Boat and ship builders and repairers Boat builder Fitter (boat building) Frame turner (ship building) Marine engineer Ship’s joiner Shipwright • Jobs which require successful completion of the National Apprenticeship Scheme for Engineering Construction (NASEC) • Jobs which require successful New entrant: £16,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] Experienced worker: £22,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2012 (no equivalent 2013 or 2014 data available)] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5241 Electricians and electrical fitters Electrical contractor Electrical engineer Electrical fitter Electrician • Electricians, as defined by the joint industry board (JIB) or the Scottish joint industry board (SJIB) grading definitions • Approved electricians, as defined by the JIB / SJIB grading definitions • Technicians, as defined by the JIB / SJIB grating definitions New entrant: £19,800 Experienced worker: £24,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5249 Electrical and electronic trades not elsewhere classified Alarm engineer Electronics engineer Field engineer Linesman Service engineer • LE1-equivalent line workers and cable jointers (Chargehands or Leadhands) • Electrical / • Overhead linesworker at Linesman Erector 2 (LE2) level and above: £32,000 [Source: Migration Advisory Committee]
• Other line repairer and cable jointer (new entrant): £19,100 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)]
• Other line repairer and cable jointer (experienced worker): £24,400 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014]
NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5312 Bricklayers and masons Bricklayer Dry stone waller Stone mason • Architectural Stone Carver • Stonemason • Bricklayer, where New entrant: £16,900 Experienced worker: £21,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5414 Tailors and dress-makers Cutter (hosiery, knitwear mfr) Dressmaker Fabric cutter Tailor Tailoress • Bespoke or handcraft tailor jobs that require a completed Bespoke Tailoring Apprenticeship leading to an NQF level 3 in Bespoke Cutting and Tailoring • Jobs that require a completed Modern Apprenticeship in Handicraft Tailoring leading to an NQF level 3 in Apparel Manufacturing Technology New entrant: £13,500 Experienced worker: £15,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5419 Textiles, garments and related trades not elsewhere classified Clothing manufacturer Embroiderer Hand sewer Sail maker Upholstery cutter • Jobs that require Licentiateship (LTI) or Associateship (Ctext ATI) of the Textile Institute • Pattern cutter jobs that require an ABC Level 3 Certificate in Pattern Cutting or an NQF level 3 in Apparel Technology • Head pattern graders • Pattern grader jobs that require a completed Advanced • Apprenticeship in Textiles New entrant: £13,500 Experienced worker: £15,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5433 Fish-mongers and poultry dressers Butcher (fish, poultry) Filleter (fish) Fish processor Fishmonger Poultry processor • Manual filleters of frozen fish, where the job requires an individual with three or more years’ related on-the-job paid experience • Machine-trained operatives in the fish processing industry, where the job requires an individual with three or more years’ related on-the-job paid experience • Quality controllers in the fish processing industry, where the job requires an individual with three or more years’ related on-the-job paid experience New entrant: £12,500 Experienced worker: £15,200 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5434 Chefs Chef Chef-manager Head chef Pastry chef • Skilled chef jobs where the pay is at least equal to the appropriate salary All rates apply after deductions for accommodation, meals, etc. Any overtime must also be paid at least at these rates. Skilled chef as defined in the Shortage Occupation List in Appendix K: £29,570 [Source: Migration Advisory Committee] Other chef (new entrant): £12,400 Other chef (experienced worker): £15,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5436 Catering and bar managers Bar manager Catering manager Floor manager (restaurant) Kitchen manager Steward (club) • Catering manager • New entrant: £13,200 Experienced worker: £15,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5443 Florists Floral assistant Floral designer Florist Flower arranger • Florist managers and shop managers who manage purchasing and relationships with suppliers, manage and develop staff, and ensure that the business meets health and safety standards and other legal requirements • Senior florists and floral designers who manage the production and design of formal displays New entrant: £14,400 Experienced worker: £16,900 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
6121 Nursery nurses and assistants Crèche assistant Crèche worker Nursery assistant Nursery nurse • Nursery nurse / practitioner • Nursery supervisor • Nursery New entrant: £10,400 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £12,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
6123 Play-workers Playgroup assistant Playgroup leader Playgroup supervisor Playworker New entrant: £11,000 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] Experienced worker: £10,500 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled  
6139 Animal care services occupations not elsewhere classified Animal technician Canine beautician Groom Kennel assistant Kennel maid Stable hand • Head lad and travelling head lad for horseracing stables • Head groom for horseracing stables and performance horse stud farms • Competition groom • Stud hand, stallion handler, foaling specialists in performance horse • stud farms • Head riding instructor • Work rider New entrant: £12,700 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £14,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
6141 Nursing auxiliaries and assistants Auxiliary nurse Health care assistant (hospital service) Health care support worker Nursing assistant Nursing auxiliary • Jobs at NHS Band 3 and equivalent: £16,271 Band 4 and equivalent: £18,838 [Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
6143 Dental nurses Dental assistant Dental nurse Dental nurse-receptionist Dental surgery assistant • Registered dental nursing jobs that require registration with the General Band 3 and equivalent: £16,271 Band 4 and equivalent: £18,838 Band 5 and equivalent: £21,478 Band 6 and equivalent: £25,783 [Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
6146 Senior care workers Senior care assistant Senior carer Senior support worker (Local government: welfare services) Team leader (nursing home) • Skilled senior care worker jobs in England and Northern Ireland which include responsibility for supervising staff, and require a relevant NQF level 2 or equivalent qualification in care and two or more years relevant experience • Skilled senior care worker jobs in Scotland which include responsibility for supervising staff, and require a relevant Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 6 or equivalent qualification in care and registration with the Scottish Social Services Council as a Supervisor • Skilled senior care worker jobs in Wales which require a relevant NQF level 3 or equivalent qualification in care and registration with the Care Council for Wales as an Assistant Manager, Senior Care Worker, Senior Care Officer or Senior Care Assistant • Senior care worker jobs where the individual has (or previously had) leave as a work permit holder which was granted for them to do the job All rates apply after deductions for accommodation, meals, etc. Any overtime must also be paid at least at these rates. New entrant: £12,000 Experienced worker: £14,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
8232 Marine and waterways transport operatives Engine room attendant (shipping) Engineer, nos (boat, barge) Ferryman Merchant seaman Seaman (shipping) • Merchant navy master • Merchant navy chief officer • Merchant navy 2nd officer • Merchant navy 3rd officer • Merchant navy chief engineer officer • Merchant navy 2nd engineer officer • Merchant navy 3rd engineer officer • Merchant navy 4th engineer officer • Officer of the watch • Chief mate • Ship master New entrant: £20,800 Experienced worker: £28,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
9119 Fishing and other elementary agriculture occupations not elsewhere classified Horticultural worker Labourer (landscape gardening) Mushroom picker Nursery worker • Sheep Shearers with a recognised qualification equivalent to British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) Bronze, Silver or Gold Seal • Chick sexers (vent New entrant: £12,800 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] Experienced worker: £14,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
9273 Waiters and waitresses Head waiter Silver service waiter Steward (catering) Waiter Waitress • Head waiter or waitress, establishments with 80 or more covers (covers being the maximum number of customers that can be seated at any one time) • New entrant: £8,300 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014] Experienced worker: £10,600 [Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (no equivalent 2014 data available)] NQF 3 / Lower-skilled

Table 6: Lower-skilled occupations

SOC code and description Related job titles Skill level
3233 Child and early years officers Child protection officer Education welfare officer Portage worker (educational establishments) Lower-skilled
3315 Police community support officers Civilian support officer (police service) Community support officer (police service) Police community support officer Lower-skilled
4113 Local government administrative occupations Administrative assistant (local government) Administrative officer (police service) Benefits assistant (local government) Clerical officer (local government) Local government officer nos Lower-skilled
4121 Credit controllers Credit control clerk Credit controller Debt management associate Loans administrator Lower-skilled
4122 Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks Accounts administrator Accounts assistant Accounts clerk Auditor Bookkeeper Payroll clerk Lower-skilled
4123 Bank and post office clerks Bank clerk Cashier (bank) Customer adviser (building society) Customer service officer (bank) Post office clerk Lower-skilled
4124 Finance officers Deputy finance officer Finance officer Regional finance officer (PO) Lower-skilled
4129 Financial administrative occupations not elsewhere classified Cashier Finance administrator Finance assistant Finance clerk Tax assistant Treasurer Valuation assistant Lower-skilled
4131 Records clerks and assistants Admissions officer Clerical officer (hospital service) Filing clerk Records clerk Ward clerk Lower-skilled
4132 Pensions and insurance clerks and assistants Administrator (insurance) Claims handler Clerical assistant (insurance) Insurance clerk Pensions administrator Lower-skilled
4133 Stock control clerks and assistants Despatch clerk Material controller Stock control clerk Stock controller Stores administrator Lower-skilled
4135 Library clerks and assistants Information assistant (library) Learning resource assistant Library assistant Library clerk Library supervisor Lower-skilled
4138 Human resources administrative occupations Course administrator Human resources administrator Personnel administrator Personnel clerk Lower-skilled
4159 Other administrative occupations not elsewhere classified Administrative assistant Clerical assistant Clerical officer Clerk Office administrator Lower-skilled
4162 Office supervisors Administration supervisor Clerical supervisor Facilities supervisor Office supervisor Lower-skilled
4211 Medical secretaries Clinic coordinator Clinic administrator Medical administrator Medical secretary Secretary (medical practice) Lower-skilled
4212 Legal secretaries Legal administrator Legal clerk Legal secretary Secretary (legal services) Lower-skilled
4213 School secretaries Clerical assistant (schools) School administrator School secretary Secretary (schools) Lower-skilled
4216 Receptionists Dental receptionist Doctor’s receptionist Medical receptionist Receptionist Receptionist-secretary Lower-skilled
4217 Typists and related keyboard occupations Audio typist Computer operator Typist Typist-clerk Word processor Lower-skilled
5225 Air-conditioning and refrigeration engineers Air conditioning engineer Air conditioning fitter Refrigeration engineer Refrigeration technician Service engineer (refrigeration) Lower-skilled
5237 Rail and rolling stock builders and repairers Coach repairer (railways) Mechanical fitter (railway and rolling stock) Railway engineer Rolling stock technician Lower-skilled
5250 Skilled metal, electrical and electronic trades supervisors Electrical supervisor Maintenance supervisor (manufacturing) Workshop manager Lower-skilled
5315 Carpenters and joiners Carpenter Carpenter and joiner Joiner Kitchen fitter Shop fitter Lower-skilled
5316 Glaziers, window fabricators and fitters Glass Cutter Glazier Installer (double glazing) Window fabricator Window fitter Lower-skilled
5321 Plasterers Fibrous plasterer Plasterer Plastering contractor Lower-skilled
5322 Floorers and wall tilers Carpet fitter Ceramic tiler Flooring contractor Mosaic floor layer Lower-skilled
5323 Painters and decorators Artexer French polisher Paper hanger Ship sprayer Wood stainer Lower-skilled
5330 Construction and building trades supervisors Builder’s foreman Construction foreman Construction supervisor Maintenance supervisor Site foreman Lower-skilled
5435 Cooks Cook Cook-supervisor Head cook Lower-skilled
6122 Childminders and related occupations Au pair Child care assistant Child minder Nanny Lower-skilled
6125 Teaching assistants Classroom assistant School assistant Teaching assistant Lower-skilled
6126 Educational support assistants Education support assistant Learning support assistant Non-teaching assistant (schools) Special needs assistant (educational establishments) Support assistant (educational establishments) Lower-skilled
6132 Pest control officers Fumigator Pest control officer Pest control technician Pest controller Lower-skilled
6142 Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics) Ambulance care assistant Ambulance driver Ambulance technician Emergency medical technician Lower-skilled
6145 Care workers and home carers Care assistant Care worker Carer Home care assistant Home carer Support worker (nursing home) Lower-skilled
6147 Care escorts Bus escort Escort Escort-driver School escort Lower-skilled
6148 Undertakers, mortuary and crematorium assistants Crematorium technician Funeral director Pall bearer Undertaker Lower-skilled
6211 Sports and leisure assistants Croupier Leisure attendant Lifeguard Sports assistant Lower-skilled
6212 Travel agents Reservations clerk (travel) Sales consultant (travel agents) Travel adviser Travel agent Travel consultant Lower-skilled
6219 Leisure and travel service occupations not elsewhere classified Bus conductor Holiday representative Information assistant (tourism) Steward (shipping) Tour guide Lower-skilled
6221 Hairdressers and barbers Barber Colourist (hairdressing) Hair stylist Hairdresser Lower-skilled
6222 Beauticians and related occupations Beautician Beauty therapist Nail technician Tattooist Lower-skilled
6231 Housekeepers and related occupations Cook-housekeeper House keeper Lifestyle manager Lower-skilled
6232 Caretakers Caretaker Janitor Porter (college) Site manager (educational establishments) Lower-skilled
6240 Cleaning and housekeeping managers and supervisors Butler Cleaner-in-charge Cleaning supervisor Domestic supervisor Head house keeper Supervisor (cleaning) Lower-skilled
7111 Sales and retail assistants Retail assistant Sales adviser Sales assistant Sales consultant (retail trade) Shop assistant Lower-skilled
7112 Retail cashiers and check-out operators Check-out operator Forecourt attendant General assistant (retail trade: check-out) Till operator Lower-skilled
7113 Telephone salespersons Sales adviser (telephone sales) Telesales executive Telesales operator Lower-skilled
7114 Pharmacy and other dispensing assistants Dispenser Health care assistant (retail chemist) Optical assistant Pharmacy assistant Lower-skilled
7115 Vehicle and parts salespersons and advisers Car sales executive Car salesman Parts adviser (retail trade) Parts salesman (motor vehicle repair) Lower-skilled
7121 Collector salespersons and credit agents Agent (insurance) Canvasser Collector (insurance) Distributor (door-to-door sales) Insurance agent Lower-skilled
7122 Debt, rent and other cash collectors Collecting agent Collector (gas supplier) Debt collector Meter reader Vending operator Lower-skilled
7123 Roundspersons and van salespersons Dairyman (retail trade: delivery round) Ice-cream salesman Milkman (milk retailing) Roundsman Van salesman Lower-skilled
7124 Market and street traders and assistants Market assistant Market trader Owner (market stall) Stall holder Street trader Lower-skilled
7129 Sales related occupations not elsewhere classified Demonstrator Hire controller Sales representative (retail trade) Lower-skilled
7211 Call and contact centre occupations Call centre agent Call centre operator Customer service adviser (call centre) Customer service operator Lower-skilled
7213 Telephonists Call handler (motoring organisation) Operator (telephone) Switchboard operator (telephone) Telephonist Telephonist-receptionist Lower-skilled
7214 Communication operators Call handler (emergency services) Communications operator Control room operator (emergency services) Controller (taxi service) Lower-skilled
7219 Customer service occupations not elsewhere classified Customer adviser Customer service administrator Customer service adviser Customer service assistant Customer services representative Lower-skilled
8111 Food, drink and tobacco process operatives Baker (food products mfr) Bakery assistant Factory worker (food products mfr) Meat processor Process worker (brewery) Process worker (dairy) Lower-skilled
8112 Glass and ceramics process operatives Glass worker Kiln man (glass mfr) Process worker (fibre glass mfr) Lower-skilled
8113 Textile process operatives Hosiery worker Machinist (rope, twine mfr) Process worker (textile mfr) Spinner (paper twine mfr) Lower-skilled
8114 Chemical and related process operatives Gas producer operator Process technician (chemical mfr) Process worker (cement mfr) Process worker (nuclear fuel production) Lower-skilled
8115 Rubber process operatives Disc cutter (rubber mfr) Moulder (rubber goods mfr) Process worker (rubber reclamation) Tyre builder Lower-skilled
8116 Plastics process operatives Extrusion operator (plastics mfr) Fabricator (plastics mfr) Injection moulder Laminator (fibreglass) Process worker (plastic goods mfr) Lower-skilled
8117 Metal making and treating process operatives Degreaser (metal trades) Foreman (metal refining) Furnaceman (metal trades) Process worker (nickel mfr) Wire drawer Lower-skilled
8118 Electroplaters Electroplater Galvaniser Metal sprayer Powder coater Lower-skilled
8119 Process operatives not elsewhere classified Melting pot assistant (electric cable) Mixing plant foreman (asphalt mfr) Process worker (electrical engineering) Stone finisher (cast concrete products mfr) Lower-skilled
8121 Paper and wood machine operatives Box maker (cardboard) Guillotine operator (printing) Machinist (paper goods mfr) Sawyer Wood machinist Lower-skilled
8122 Coal mine operatives Coal miner Colliery worker Driller (coal mine) Lower-skilled
8123 Quarry workers and related operatives Derrickman (oil wells) Diamond driller (well sinking) Plant operator (quarry) Quarry operative Lower-skilled
8125 Metal working machine operatives Engineer, nos Machinist (metal trades) Metal polisher Process worker (metal trades) Lower-skilled
8127 Printing machine assistants Finishing operative (printing) Lithographer (printing) Machinist (printing) Print operator Printer’s assistant Lower-skilled
8129 Plant and machine operatives not elsewhere classified Bench hand (metal trades) Cable maker (spring mfr) Laser operator Manufacturer (metal goods mfr) Saw doctor Lower-skilled
8131 Assemblers (electrical and electronic products) Assembler (electrical, electronic equipment mfr) Line operator (electrical) Solderer Team leader (electrical, electronic equipment mfr: assembly) Technical operator (circuit board mfr) Lower-skilled
8132 Assemblers (vehicles and metal goods) Assembler (metal trades) Lineworker (vehicle mfr) Manufacturing operator (metal trades) Process worker (metal trades: assembly) Team leader (motor vehicle mfr: assembly) Lower-skilled
8133 Routine inspectors and testers Quality assurance inspector Quality auditor Quality controller Quality inspector Test engineer Lower-skilled
8134 Weighers, graders and sorters Grader (food products mfr) Metal sorter Selector (ceramics mfr) Weighbridge clerk Weighbridge operator Lower-skilled
8135 Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters Tyre and exhaust fitter Tyre fitter Tyre technician Windscreen fitter Lower-skilled
8137 Sewing machinists Overlocker Seamstress Sewing machinist Stitcher Upholstery machinist Lower-skilled
8139 Assemblers and routine operatives not elsewhere classified Assembler Gluer (furniture mfr) Paint line operator Production assistant Riveter (soft toy mfr) Lower-skilled
8141 Scaffolders, stagers and riggers Bell hanger (church bells) Stage rigger (shipbuilding) Tackleman (steelworks) Lower-skilled
8142 Road construction operatives Asphalter Concrete finisher (building construction) Highways maintenance hand Paver Road worker Lower-skilled
8143 Rail construction and maintenance operatives Line Inspector (railways) Maintenance man (railway maintenance and repair) Relayer (railways) Trackman (railways) Ultrasonic engineer (railway maintenance and repair) Lower-skilled
8149 Construction operatives not elsewhere classified Asbestos remover Cable layer Demolition worker Dry liner General handyman Maintenance man Thermal insulation engineer Lower-skilled
8211 Large goods vehicle drivers Haulage contractor HGV driver Lorry driver Owner (heavy goods vehicle) Tanker driver Lower-skilled
8212 Van drivers Courier driver Delivery driver Driver Parcel delivery driver Van driver Lower-skilled
8213 Bus and coach drivers Bus driver Coach driver Coach operator Minibus driver PSV driver Lower-skilled
8214 Taxi and cab drivers and chauffeurs Chauffeur Mini cab driver Taxi driver Taxi owner Lower-skilled
8221 Crane drivers Crane driver Crane operator Haulage engine driver Winchman Lower-skilled
8222 Fork-lift truck drivers Fork lift driver Fork lift truck driver Fork truck operator Stacker-driver Lower-skilled
8223 Agricultural machinery drivers Agricultural machinist Attendant (agricultural machinery) Operator (agricultural machinery) Tractor driver (agriculture) Lower-skilled
8229 Mobile machine drivers and operatives not elsewhere classified Digger driver Dredger Excavator driver JCB driver Plant operator Rig operator Lower-skilled
8231 Train and tram drivers Train driver Train operator Tram driver Lower-skilled
8233 Air transport operatives Aircraft dispatcher Baggage handler Cargo handler (airport) Ramp agent Refueller (airport) Lower-skilled
8234 Rail transport operatives Railway worker Shunter Signalman (railways) Transport supervisor (railways) Lower-skilled
8239 Other drivers and transport operatives not elsewhere classified Bus inspector Operations assistant (freight handling) Test driver (motor vehicle mfr) Transport supervisor Yard foreman (road transport) Lower-skilled
9111 Farm workers Agricultural worker Farm labourer Farm worker Herdsman Shepherd Lower-skilled
9112 Forestry workers Forestry contractor Forestry worker Lumberjack Lower-skilled
9120 Elementary construction occupations Electrician’s mate (building construction) Ground worker (building construction) Hod carrier Labourer (building construction) Lower-skilled
9132 Industrial cleaning process occupations Cleaner and greaser Factory cleaner Hygiene operator Industrial cleaner Lower-skilled
9134 Packers, bottlers, canners and fillers Factory worker (packing) Packaging operator Packer Paint filler Lower-skilled
9139 Elementary process plant occupations not elsewhere classified Factory worker Fitter’s mate Labourer (engineering) Material handler Lower-skilled
9211 Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers and couriers Courier Leaflet distributor Mail sorter Messenger Postman Lower-skilled
9219 Elementary administration occupations not elsewhere classified General assistant Office junior Office worker Reprographic technician Lower-skilled
9231 Window cleaners Window cleaner Window cleaning contractor Lower-skilled
9232 Street cleaners Cleansing operative (street cleaning) Road sweeper Street cleaner Lower-skilled
9233 Cleaners and domestics Chambermaid Cleaner Domestic Home help School cleaner Lower-skilled
9234 Launderers, dry cleaners and pressers Carpet cleaner Dry cleaner Garment presser Laundry assistant Laundry worker Lower-skilled
9235 Refuse and salvage occupations Binman (local government: cleansing department) Hopper attendant (refuse destruction) Refuse disposal operative Salvage worker Lower-skilled
9236 Vehicle valeters and cleaners Car wash assistant Carriage service man (railways) Motor car polisher (garage) Vehicle valeter Lower-skilled
9239 Elementary cleaning occupations not elsewhere classified Amenity block attendant Chimney cleaner Sweep (chimney) Toilet attendant Lower-skilled
9241 Security guards and related occupations CCTV operator Park keeper Private investigator Security guard Security officer Lower-skilled
9242 Parking and civil enforcement occupations Car park attendant Community warden Parking attendant Traffic warden Lower-skilled
9244 School midday and crossing patrol occupations Dinner lady (schools) Lollipop man Lunchtime supervisor Midday supervisor School crossing patrol Lower-skilled
9249 Elementary security occupations not elsewhere classified Bailiff Commissionaire Court usher Door supervisor Doorman Lower-skilled
9251 Shelf fillers General assistant (retail trade) Grocery assistant Shelf filler Shelf stacker Lower-skilled
9259 Elementary sales occupations not elsewhere classified Code controller (wholesale, retail trade) Home shopper Order picker (retail trade) Trolley assistant (wholesale, retail trade) Lower-skilled
9260 Elementary storage occupations Labourer (haulage contractor) Order picker Warehouse assistant Warehouse operator Warehouse supervisor Warehouseman Lower-skilled
9271 Hospital porters Hospital porter Porter (hospital service) Portering supervisor (hospital services) Lower-skilled
9272 Kitchen and catering assistants Catering assistant Crew member (fast food outlet) Kitchen assistant Kitchen porter Lower-skilled
9274 Bar staff Bar supervisor Barmaid Barperson Bartender Glass collector (public house) Lower-skilled
9275 Leisure and theme park attendants Arcade assistant Cinema attendant Ride operator Steward (sports ground) Usher Usherette Lower-skilled
9279 Other elementary services occupations not elsewhere classified Bingo caller Hotel assistant Night porter Porter (residential buildings) Stage hand (entertainment) Lower-skilled

Table 7: Occupations which are ineligible for Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) applications for reasons other than skill level

SOC code and description Related job titles Reason for ineligibility
1116 Elected officers and representatives Councillor (local government) Member of Parliament Those subject to immigration control cannot stand for elections.
1171 Officers in armed forces Army officer Flight-lieutenant Squadron-leader Those subject to immigration control cannot apply for jobs in this occupation.
2444 Clergy Chaplain Minister (religious organisation) Pastor Priest Vicar Tier 2 applicants for this occupation must apply in the Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) category.
3311 NCOs and other ranks Aircraftman Aircraft technician (armed forces) Lance-corporal Sergeant (armed forces) Soldier Weapons engineer (armed forces) Those subject to immigration control cannot apply for jobs in this occupation.
3314 Prison service officers (below principal officer) Prison custodial officer Prison escort officer Prison officer Prison warden Those subject to immigration control cannot apply for jobs in this occupation.
3441 Sports players Cricketer Footballer Golfer Tier 2 applicants for this occupation must apply in the Tier 2 (Sportsperson) category.
3442 Sports coaches, instructors and officials Referee Riding instructor Sports development officer Swimming teacher Tier 2 applicants for this occupation must apply in the Tier 2 (Sportsperson) category.

Table 8: Transition from SOC 2000 to SOC 2010 for applicants continuing to work in the same occupation

SOC 2000 code and description, as stated on previous Certificate of Sponsorship Skill level (SOC 2000) SOC 2010 code(s) and description(s), the most relevant of which must be stated on new Certificate of Sponsorship Skill level (SOC 2010)
1111 Senior officials in national government NQF 6 1115 Chief executives and senior officials NQF 6
1112 Directors and chief executives of major organisations NQF 6 1115 Chief executives and senior officials 1131 Financial managers and directors NQF 6
1113 Senior officials in local government NQF 6 1139 Functional managers and directors not elsewhere classified 2424 Business and financial project management professionals NQF 6
1114 Senior officials of special interest organisations NQF 6 1139 Functional managers and directors not elsewhere classified 2424 Business and financial project management professionals NQF 6
1121 Production, works and maintenance managers NQF 6 1121 Production managers and directors in manufacturing NQF 6
1122 Managers in construction NQF 6 1122 Production managers and directors in construction 2436 Construction project managers and related professionals NQF 6
1123 Managers in mining and energy NQF 6 1123 Production managers and directors in mining and energy 2424 Business and financial project management professionals NQF 6
1131 Financial managers and chartered secretaries NQF 6 1131 Financial managers and directors NQF 6
1132 Marketing and sales managers NQF 6 1132 Marketing and sales directors NQF 6
1132 Marketing and sales managers NQF 6 3545 Sales accounts and business development managers NQF 6
1133 Purchasing managers NQF 6 1133 Purchasing managers and directors NQF 6
1134 Advertising and public relations directors NQF 6 1134 Advertising and public relations managers 2473 Advertising accounts managers and creative directors NQF 6
1135 Personnel, training and industrial relations managers NQF 6 1135 Human resource managers and directors NQF 6
1135 Personnel, training and industrial relations managers NQF 6 3563 Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors NQF 4
1136 Information technology and telecommunications directors NQF 6 1136 Information and communication technology managers 2133 IT specialist managers 2134 IT project and programme managers NQF 6
1137 Research and development managers PhD 1139 Functional managers and directors not elsewhere classified NQF 6
1137 Research and development managers PhD 2150 Research and development managers PhD
1141 Quality assurance managers NQF 6 2462 Quality assurance and regulatory professionals NQF 6
1142 Customer care managers NQF 4 7220 Customer service managers and supervisors NQF 6
1151 Financial institution managers NQF 6 1150 Financial institution managers and directors 2424 Business and financial project management professionals 3538 Financial accounts managers NQF 6
1152 Office managers NQF 4 3538 Financial accounts managers NQF 6
1152 Office managers NQF 4 4161 Office managers NQF 4
1161 Transport and distribution managers NQF 6 1161 Managers and directors in transport and distribution NQF 6
1162 Storage and warehouse managers NQF 3 1162 Managers and directors in storage and warehousing NQF 3
1163 Retail and wholesale managers NQF 3 1190 Managers and directors in retail and wholesale 7130 Sales supervisors NQF 3
1172 Police officers (inspectors and above) NQF 6 1172 Senior police officers NQF 6
1173 Senior officers in fire, ambulance, prison and related services NQF 6 1173 Senior officers in fire, ambulance, prison and related services NQF 6
1174 Security managers NQF 4 3319 Protective service associate professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 4
1181 Health services and public health managers and directors NQF 6 1181 Hospital and health service managers 2231 Nurses NQF 6
1182 Pharmacy managers NQF 6 2213 Pharmacists NQF 6
1183 Healthcare practice managers NQF 4 1241 Health care practice managers NQF 4
1184 Social services managers and directors NQF 6 1184 Social services managers 2424 Business and financial project management professionals NQF 6
1185 Residential and day care managers NQF 4 1242 Residential, day and domiciliary care managers and proprietors NQF 4
1211 Farm managers NQF 3 1211 Managers and proprietors in agriculture and horticulture NQF 4
1212 Natural environment and conservation managers NQF 6 2141 Conservation professionals 2142 Environment professionals NQF 6
1219 Managers in animal husbandry, forestry and fishing not elsewhere classified NQF 4 1211 Managers and proprietors in agriculture and horticulture 1213 Managers and proprietors in forestry, fishing and related services NQF 4
1219 Managers in animal husbandry, forestry and fishing not elsewhere classified NQF 4 5119 Agricultural and fishing trades not elsewhere classified NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
1221 Hotel and accommodation managers NQF 3 1221 Hotel and accommodation managers and proprietors NQF 3
1222 Conference and exhibition managers NQF 4 3546 Conference and exhibition managers and organisers NQF 4
1223 Restaurant and catering managers NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 1223 Restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors 5436 Catering and bar managers NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
1224 Publicans and managers of licensed premises NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 1224 Publicans and managers of licensed premises NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
1225 Leisure and sports managers NQF 3 1225 Leisure and sports managers NQF 3
1226 Travel agency managers NQF 3 1226 Travel agency managers and proprietors NQF 3
1231 Property, housing and land managers NQF 4 1251 Property, housing and estate managers NQF 4
1232 Garage managers and proprietors NQF 3 1252 Garage managers and proprietors NQF 3
1233 Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors NQF 3 1253 Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors NQF 3
1234 Shopkeepers and wholesale / retail dealers NQF 3 1254 Shopkeepers and proprietors - wholesale and retail NQF 3
1235 Recycling and refuse disposal managers NQF 4 1255 Waste disposal and environmental services managers NQF 4
1239 Managers and proprietors in other services not elsewhere classified NQF 4 1259 Managers and proprietors in other services not elsewhere classified NQF 4
2111 Chemists PhD 2111 Chemical scientists PhD
2112 Biological scientists and research chemists PhD 2112 Biological scientists and biochemists PhD
2113 Physicists, geologists and meteorologists PhD 2113 Physical scientists PhD
2121 Civil engineers NQF 6 2121 Civil engineers NQF 6
2122 Mechanical engineers NQF 6 2122 Mechanical engineers NQF 6
2123 Electrical engineers NQF 6 2123 Electrical engineers NQF 6
2124 Electronics engineers NQF 6 2124 Electronics engineers NQF 6
2125 Chemical engineers NQF 6 2127 Production and process engineers NQF 6
2126 Design and development engineers NQF 6 2126 Design and development engineers NQF 6
2127 Production and process engineers NQF 6 2127 Production and process engineers NQF 6
2128 Planning and quality control engineers NQF 6 2127 Production and process engineers 2461 Quality control and planning engineers NQF 6
2128 Planning and quality control engineers NQF 6 3116 Planning, process and production technicians NQF 4
2129 Engineering professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 6 2129 Engineering professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 6
2131 IT strategy and planning professionals NQF 6 2139 Information technology and telecommunications professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 6
2132 Software professionals NQF 6 2135 IT business analysts, architects and systems designers 2136 Programmers and software development professionals 2139 Information technology and telecommunications professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 6
2211 Medical practitioners NQF 6 2211 Medical practitioners NQF 6
2212 Psychologists NQF 6 2212 Psychologists NQF 6
2213 Pharmacists / pharmacologists NQF 6 2213 Pharmacists NQF 6
2214 Ophthalmic opticians NQF 6 2214 Ophthalmic opticians NQF 6
2215 Dental practitioners NQF 6 2215 Dental practitioners NQF 6
2216 Veterinarians NQF 6 2216 Veterinarians NQF 6
2311 Higher education teaching professionals PhD 2311 Higher education teaching professionals PhD
2312 Further education teaching professionals NQF 6 2312 Further education teaching professionals NQF 6
2313 Education officers, school inspectors NQF 6 2318 Education advisers and school inspectors NQF 6
2314 Secondary education teaching professionals NQF 6 2314 Secondary education teaching professionals NQF 6
2315 Primary and nursery education teaching professionals NQF 6 2315 Primary and nursery education teaching professionals NQF 6
2316 Special needs education teaching professionals NQF 6 2316 Special needs education teaching professionals NQF 6
2317 Registrars and senior administrators of educational establishments NQF 6 2317 Senior professionals of educational establishments NQF 6
2319 Teaching professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 6 2319 Teaching and other educational professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 6
2321 Scientific researchers PhD 2119 Natural and social science professionals not elsewhere classified PhD
2322 Social science researchers PhD 2114 Social and humanities scientists PhD
2329 Researchers not elsewhere classified PhD 2119 Natural and social science professionals not elsewhere classified PhD
2329 Researchers not elsewhere classified PhD 2426 Business and related research professionals NQF 6
2411 Solicitors and lawyers, judges and coroners NQF 6 2412 Barristers and judges 2413 Solicitors 2419 Legal professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 6
2419 Legal professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 6 2419 Legal professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 6
2421 Chartered and certified accountants NQF 6 2421 Chartered and certified accountants NQF 6
2422 Management accountants NQF 6 2421 Chartered and certified accountants NQF 6
2423 Management consultants, actuaries, economists and statisticians NQF 6 2423 Management consultants and business analysts 2425 Actuaries, economists and statisticians NQF 6
2431 Architects NQF 6 2431 Architects NQF 6
2432 Town planners NQF 6 2432 Town planning officers NQF 6
2433 Quantity surveyors NQF 6 2433 Quantity surveyors NQF 6
2434 Chartered surveyors (not quantity surveyors) NQF 6 2434 Chartered surveyors NQF 6
2441 Public service administrative professionals NQF 6 2429 Business, research and administrative professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 6
2442 Social workers NQF 6 2442 Social workers NQF 6
2443 Probation officers NQF 6 2443 Probation officers NQF 6
2451 Librarians NQF 6 2451 Librarians NQF 6
2452 Archivists and curators NQF 6 2452 Archivists and curators NQF 6
3111 Laboratory technicians NQF 3 3111 Laboratory technicians NQF 3
3112 Electrical / electronics technicians NQF 3 3112 Electrical and electronics technicians NQF 3
3113 Engineering technicians NQF 3 3113 Engineering technicians NQF 3
3114 Building and civil engineering technicians NQF 3 3114 Building and civil engineering technicians NQF 3
3115 Quality assurance technicians NQF 3 3115 Quality assurance technicians NQF 3
3119 Science, engineering and production technicians not elsewhere classified NQF 3 3116 Planning, process and production technicians NQF 4
3119 Science, engineering and production technicians not elsewhere classified NQF 3 3119 Science and engineering technicians not elsewhere classified NQF 3
3121 Architectural and town planning technicians NQF 4 2435 Chartered architectural technologists 3121 Architectural technologists and town planning technicians NQF 4
3122 Draughtspersons NQF 3 3122 Draughtspersons NQF 3
3123 Building inspectors NQF 4 3565 Inspectors of standards and regulations NQF 4
3131 IT operations technicians NQF 4 3131 IT operations technicians NQF 4
3132 IT user support technicians NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 3132 IT user support technicians NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
3211 Nurses NQF 6 2231 Nurses NQF 6
3212 Midwives NQF 6 2232 Midwives NQF 6
3213 Paramedics NQF 4 3213 Paramedics NQF 6
3214 Medical radiographers NQF 6 2217 Medical radiographers NQF 6
3215 Chiropodists NQF 6 2218 Podiatrists NQF 6
3216 Dispensing opticians NQF 3 3216 Dispensing opticians NQF 3
3217 Pharmaceutical dispensers NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 3217 Pharmaceutical technicians NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
3218 Medical and dental technicians NQF 4 2219 Health professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 6
3218 Medical and dental technicians NQF 4 3218 Medical and dental technicians NQF 4
3221 Physiotherapists NQF 6 2221 Physiotherapists NQF 6
3222 Occupational therapists NQF 6 2222 Occupational therapists NQF 6
3223 Speech and language therapists NQF 6 2223 Speech and language therapists NQF 6
3229 Therapists not elsewhere classified NQF 6 2229 Therapy professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 6
3229 Therapists not elsewhere classified NQF 6 3219 Health associate professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 4
3231 Youth and community workers NQF 3 2449 Welfare professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 6
3231 Youth and community workers NQF 3 3231 Youth and community workers 3239 Welfare and housing associate professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 3
3232 Housing and welfare officers NQF 3 3234 Housing officers 3235 Counsellors 3239 Welfare and housing associate professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 3
3312 Police officers (sergeant and below) NQF 3 3312 Police officers (sergeant and below) NQF 3
3313 Fire service officers (leading fire officer and below) NQF 3 3313 Fire service officers (watch manager and below) NQF 3
3319 Protective service associate professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 4 3319 Protective service associate professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 4
3411 Artists NQF 4 3411 Artists NQF 4
3412 Authors, writers NQF 4 3412 Authors, writers and translators NQF 4
3413 Actors, entertainers NQF 4 3413 Actors, entertainers and presenters NQF 4
3414 Dancers and choreographers NQF 4 3414 Dancers and choreographers NQF 4
3415 Musicians NQF 6 3415 Musicians NQF 6
3416 Arts officers, producers and directors NQF 6 3416 Arts officers, producers and directors NQF 6
3421 Graphic designers NQF 3 2137 Web design and development professionals NQF 6
3421 Graphic designers NQF 3 3421 Graphic designers NQF 3
3422 Product, clothing and related designers NQF 4 3422 Product, clothing and related designers NQF 4
3431 Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors NQF 6 2471 Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors NQF 6
3432 Broadcasting associate NQF 6 3416 Arts officers, producers and professionals directors NQF 6
3433 Public relations officers NQF 6 2472 Public relations professionals NQF 6
3434 Photographers and audio-visual equipment operators NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 3417 Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
3443 Fitness instructors NQF 3 3443 Fitness instructors NQF 3
3511 Air traffic controllers NQF 3 3511 Air traffic controllers NQF 3
3512 Aircraft pilots and flight engineers NQF 6 3512 Aircraft pilots and flight engineers NQF 6
3513 Ship and hovercraft officers NQF 4 3513 Ship and hovercraft officers NQF 4
3520 Legal associate professionals NQF 3 3520 Legal associate professionals NQF 3
3531 Estimators, valuers and assessors NQF 4 3531 Estimators, valuers and assessors NQF 4
3532 Brokers NQF 6 3532 Brokers NQF 6
3533 Insurance underwriters NQF 3 3533 Insurance underwriters NQF 3
3534 Finance and investment analysts / advisers NQF 6 3534 Finance and investment analysts and advisers NQF 6
3535 Taxation experts NQF 6 3535 Taxation experts NQF 6
3536 Importers, exporters NQF 3 3536 Importers and exporters NQF 3
3537 Financial and accounting technicians NQF 4 3537 Financial and accounting technicians NQF 4
3539 Business and related associate professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 4 3539 Business and related associate professionals not elsewhere classified 3546 Conference and exhibition managers and organisers NQF 4
3541 Buyers and purchasing officers NQF 4 3541 Buyers and procurement officers NQF 4
3542 Sales representatives NQF 3 3542 Business sales executives 4151 Sales administrators NQF 3
3543 Marketing associate professionals NQF 4 3543 Marketing associate professionals NQF 4
3544 Estate agents, auctioneers NQF 3 3544 Estate agents and auctioneers NQF 3
3551 Conservation and environmental protection officers NQF 4 2141 Conservation professionals 2142 Environment professionals NQF 6
3552 Countryside and park rangers NQF 3 3550 Conservation and environmental associate professionals NQF 3
3561 Public services associate professionals NQF 4 2429 Business, research and administrative professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 6
3561 Public services associate professionals NQF 4 3561 Public service associate professionals NQF 4
3562 Personnel and industrial relations officers NQF 3 3562 Human resources and industrial relations officers NQF 3
3563 Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors NQF 3 3563 Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors NQF 4
3564 Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists NQF 4 3564 Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists NQF 4
3565 Inspectors of factories, utilities and trading standards NQF 6 3565 Inspectors of standards and regulations NQF 4
3566 Statutory examiners NQF 4 3565 Inspectors of standards and regulations NQF 4
3567 Occupational hygienists and safety officers (health and safety) NQF 4 2219 Health professionals not elsewhere classified NQF 6
3567 Occupational hygienists and safety officers (health and safety) NQF 4 3567 Health and safety officers NQF 4
3568 Environmental health officers NQF6 2463 Environmental health professionals 3565 Inspectors of standards and regulations NQF 6
4111 Civil Service executive officers NQF 3 3561 Public services associate professionals NQF 4
4111 Civil Service executive officers NQF 3 4112 National government administrative occupations NQF 3
4114 Officers of non-governmental organisations NQF 3 4114 Officers of non-governmental organisations NQF 3
4134 Transport and distribution clerks NQF 3 4134 Transport and distribution clerks and assistants NQF 3
4137 Market research interviewers NQF 3 7215 Market research interviewers NQF 3
4214 Company secretaries NQF 3 4214 Company secretaries NQF 3
4215 Personal assistants and other secretaries NQF 3 4215 Personal assistants and other secretaries NQF 3
5111 Farmers NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 5111 Farmers NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5112 Horticultural trades NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 5112 Horticultural trades NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5113 Gardeners and landscape gardeners NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 5113 Gardeners and groundsmen / groundswomen 5114 Groundsmen and greenkeepers NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5119 Agricultural and fishing trades not elsewhere classified NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 5119 Agricultural and fishing trades not elsewhere classified 6139 Animal care services occupations not elsewhere classified NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5211 Smiths and forge workers NQF 3 5211 Smiths and forge workers NQF 3
5212 Moulders, core makers, die casters NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 5212 Moulders, core makers and die casters NQF 3 / Lower- skilled
5213 Sheet metal workers NQF 3 5213 Sheet metal workers NQF 3
5214 Metal plate workers, and riveters NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 5214 Metal plate workers, shipwrights, riveters 5236 Boat and ship builders and repairers NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5215 Welding trades NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 5215 Welding trades NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5216 Pipe fitters NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 5216 Pipe fitters NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5221 Metal machining setters and setter-operators NQF 3 5221 Metal machining setters and setter-operators NQF 3
5222 Tool makers, tool fitters and markers-out NQF 3 5222 Tool makers, tool fitters and markers-out NQF 3
5223 Metal working production and maintenance fitters NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 5223 Metal working production and maintenance fitters 5235 Aircraft maintenance and related trades NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5224 Precision instrument makers and repairers NQF 3 5224 Precision instrument makers and repairers NQF 3
5231 Motor mechanics, auto engineers NQF 3 5231 Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians NQF 3
5232 Vehicle body builders and repairers NQF 3 5232 Skilled metal, electrical and electronic trades supervisors NQF 3
5233 Auto electricians NQF 3 5231 Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians NQF 3
5234 Vehicle spray painters NQF 3 5234 Vehicle paint technicians NQF 3
5241 Electricians, electrical fitters NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 5241 Electricians and electrical fitters NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5242 Telecommunications engineers NQF 3 5242 Telecommunications engineers NQF 3
5243 Lines repairers and cable jointers NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 5249 Electrical and electronic trades not elsewhere classified NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5244 TV, video and audio engineers NQF 3 5244 TV, video and audio engineers NQF 3
5245 Computer engineers, installation and maintenance NQF 3 3132 IT user support technicians NQF 3
5245 Computer engineers, installation and maintenance NQF 3 5245 IT engineers NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5249 Electrical / electronics engineers not elsewhere classified NQF 3 5249 Electrical and electronic trades not elsewhere classified NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5311 Steel erectors NQF 3 5311 Steel erectors NQF 3
5312 Bricklayers, masons NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 5312 Bricklayers and masons NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5313 Roofers, roof tilers and slaters NQF 3 5313 Roofers, roof tilers and slaters NQF 3
5314 Plumbers, heating and ventilating engineers NQF 3 5314 Plumbers and heating and ventilating engineers NQF 3
5319 Construction trades not elsewhere classified NQF 3 5319 Construction and building trades not elsewhere classified NQF 3
5411 Weavers and knitters NQF 3 5411 Weavers and knitters NQF 3
5412 Upholsterers NQF 3 5412 Upholsterers NQF 3
5413 Leather and related trades NQF 3 5413 Footwear and leather working trades NQF 3
5414 Tailors and dressmakers NQF 3 / Lower- skilled 5414 Tailors and dressmakers NQF 3 / Lower- skilled
5419 Textiles, garments and related trades not elsewhere classified NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 5419 Textiles, garments and related trades not elsewhere classified NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5421 Originators, compositors and print preparers NQF 3 5421 Pre-press technicians NQF 3
5422 Printers NQF 3 5422 Printers NQF 3
5423 Bookbinders and print finishers NQF 3 5423 Print finishing and binding workers NQF 3
5424 Screen printers NQF 3 5422 Printers NQF 3
5431 Butchers, meat cutters NQF 3 5431 Butchers NQF 3
5432 Bakers, flour confectioners NQF 3 5432 Bakers and flour confectioners NQF 3
5433 Fishmongers, poultry dressers NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 5433 Fishmongers and poultry dressers NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5434 Chefs, cooks NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 5434 Chefs NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5491 Glass and ceramics makers, decorators and finishers NQF 3 5441 Glass and ceramics makers, decorators and finishers NQF 3
5492 Furniture makers, other craft woodworkers NQF 3 5442 Furniture makers and other craft woodworkers NQF 3
5493 Pattern makers (moulds) NQF 3 5449 Other skilled trades not elsewhere classified NQF 3
5494 Musical instrument makers and tuners NQF 3 5449 Other skilled trades not elsewhere classified NQF 3
5495 Goldsmiths, silversmiths, precious stone workers NQF 3 5449 Other skilled trades not elsewhere classified NQF 3
5496 Floral arrangers, florists NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 5443 Florists NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
5499 Hand craft occupations not elsewhere classified NQF 3 5449 Other skilled trades not elsewhere classified NQF 3
6111 Nursing auxiliaries and assistants NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 6141 Nursing auxiliaries and assistants NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
6113 Dental nurses NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 6143 Dental nurses NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
6114 Houseparents and residential wardens NQF 3 6144 Houseparents and residential wardens NQF 3
6115 Care assistants and home carers NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 6146 Senior care workers NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
6121 Nursery nurses NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 6121 Nursery nurses and assistants NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
6123 Playgroup leaders / assistants NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 6123 Playworkers NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
6131 Veterinary nurses NQF 3 6131 Veterinary nurses NQF 3
6131 Veterinary nurses NQF 3 6139 Animal care services occupations not elsewhere classified NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
6214 Air travel assistants NQF 3 6214 Air travel assistants NQF 3
6215 Rail travel assistants NQF 3 6215 Rail travel assistants NQF 3
7125 Merchandisers and window dressers NQF 3 7125 Merchandisers and window dressers NQF 3
8124 Energy plant operatives NQF 3 8124 Energy plant operatives NQF 3
8126 Water and sewerage plant operatives NQF 3 8126 Water and sewerage plant operatives NQF 3
8215 Driving instructors NQF 3 8215 Driving instructors NQF 3
8217 Seafarers (merchant navy); barge, lighter and boat operatives NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 8232 Marine and waterways transport operatives NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
9119 Fishing and agriculture related occupations not elsewhere classified NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 9119 Fishing and other elementary agriculture occupations not elsewhere classified NQF 3 / Lower-skilled
9224 Waiters, Waitresses NQF 3 / Lower-skilled 9273 Waiters and waitresses NQF 3 / Lower-skilled

Table 9: Creative sector codes of practice

Ballet    
     
Appropriate salary rate Payment should be commensurate with industry standards set out at:  
Exemptions from advertising for those deemed to be making an additional contribution to the UK labour market 1. The dancer is required for continuity The applicant has worked for a period of one month or more during the past year on the same production outside the EEA prior to coming to the UK. The “same production” means one which is largely the same in terms of direction and design as the production outside the EEA. The Sponsor must be able to supply proof that the dancer is currently working, or has worked, on the same production outside the EEA and has done so, or did so, for at least one month during the past year, e.g. contract of employment, press cuttings, cast list. 2. The dancer has international status The applicant is internationally famous in their field. (This is different to being well-known only in one country.). The Sponsor must be able to supply proof that the dancer has international status, e.g. press cuttings, awards, publicity material, television/radio interviews, programmes. 3. The dancer is engaged by a unit company A unit company is a ballet company which exists in a country outside the EEA and has put on at least one production in that country. The Sponsor must be able to supply proof that the company has put on at least one production in its home country, e.g. press cuttings, awards, publicity material, television/radio interviews, programmes; and proof that the applicant is engaged by the unit company for the production in the UK, e.g. contract of employment. 4. The dancer is recruited from a specified school for a specified company The applicant is recruited from: (a) the English National Ballet School for English National Ballet; (b) the Royal Ballet School for the Royal Ballet; or (c) the Royal Ballet School or Elmhurst School for Dance for Birmingham Royal Ballet. The Sponsor must be able to supply proof that, at the time of recruitment, the applicant was or recently had been a student at the school concerned, e.g. a letter of confirmation from the school, and proof that the applicant has been engaged by the company concerned, e.g. contract of employment, letter of confirmation from the company.  
Required advertising media for other posts At least one of: • The Stage • Dance Europe • The Spotlight  
Dancers (in dance forms other than ballet)    
Appropriate salary rate Payment should be commensurate with industry standards set out at:  
Exemptions from advertising for those deemed to be making an additional contribution to the UK labour market 1. The dancer is required for continuity The applicant has worked for a period of one month or more during the past year on the same production outside the EEA prior to it coming to the UK. The “same production” means one which is largely the same in terms of direction and design as the production outside the EEA. The Sponsor must be able to supply proof that the dancer is currently working or has worked on the same production outside the EEA and has done so, or did so, for at least one month during the past year, e.g. contract of employment, press cuttings, cast list. 2. The dancer has international status The applicant is internationally famous in their field. (This is different to being well-known only in one country.) The Sponsor must be able to supply proof that the dancer has international status, e.g. press cuttings, awards, publicity material, television/radio interviews, programmes. 3. The dancer is engaged by a unit company A unit company is a dance company which exists in a country outside the EEA and has put on at least one production in that country. The Sponsor must be able to supply proof that the company has put on at least one production in its home country, e.g. press cuttings, awards, publicity material, television/radio interviews, programmes; and proof that the individual is engaged by the unit company for the production in the UK, e.g. contract of employment. 4. The dancer performs in a certain style unlikely to be available in the EEA It would not be reasonable to expect the sponsor to engage an EEA national because a style is required which would be unlikely to be available in the EEA labour force. The Sponsor must be able to supply proof that: (a) a certain style is required; and (b) the individual performs in that style, e.g. press cuttings, awards, publicity material, proof of training.  
Required advertising media for other posts At least one of: • Dance agencies • The Stage • Dance Europe • Juice •  
Performers in film and television    
     
Appropriate salary rate Payment should be at least at the level of the appropriate UK market rates, which can be obtained from Equity at www.equity.org.uk or from 020 767 00246. No  
Exemptions from advertising for those deemed to be making an additional contribution to the UK labour market 1. The work is for continuity The Sponsor must be able to supply proof that the overseas national has worked on, or will be working on the same production overseas for at least one month. Where a Sponsor wishes to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for reasons of continuity involving a performer that has worked on the same piece of work overseas for less than one month, the Sponsor must notify Equity at least 5 working days prior to the issuing of the certificate with details of the filming schedules. This is in order to verify that the migrant is being genuinely engaged for reasons of continuity. Sponsors may issue Certificates of Sponsorship for performers to enter the UK to undertake post-production work only and provided that such post-production work solely relates to their own role in the film or TV production. For such Certificate of Sponsorship, neither the one month requirement nor prior notice to Equity procedure applies. The Sponsor must be able to supply documentary proof that the performer has worked on, or will be working on, the same production outside the UK for at least a month e.g. contracts, press cuttings, cast lists, etc. 2. The performer has international status The Sponsor must be able to provide proof the applicant is known internationally, or they has demonstrable international box-office appeal e.g. press cuttings, awards, accolades, publicity material, television/radio interviews, film and TV credits; or documentary proof that the performer has demonstrable international box-office appeal through international box office figures for films they have starred in or led as a principal performer. 3. Highly specialist or unusual roles For certain highly specialist or unusual roles, it may not be possible or reasonable to recruit from the EEA because the role requires specific or specialist attributes, including but not limited to: physical appearance; physical talent and linguistic or vocal skills. In such circumstances, where appropriate, Sponsors should first attempt to conduct searches in the EEA as set out in category 3 to a reasonable degree. However, it is recognised that the extent of such searches within the EEA shall be proportionate to the rarity and specialty of the attributes of the role. The Sponsor must be able to provide proof: • that the role requires certain highly specialist attributes; and • that the performer possesses those attributes; and • of the casting process and casting considerations; and • of reasonable and appropriate searches in the EEA (if applicable); and • a list of any EEA candidates who were unavailable at the required time. 4. Featured guest in an entertainment programme, or subject of a factual programme The applicant must be a featured guest on an entertainment programme or subject of a factual programme. For example, actors, comedians or other performers booked to appear on a chat show or a professional variety show, or scheduled to be subject of an arts programme or documentary. The Sponsor must be able to provide: • A formal letter from the broadcaster or producer or copy of the relevant section of the commissioning agreement confirming the reason the migrant is required (e.g. to feature in an entertainment programme); and • The name of the programme concerned; and • Details of any recording or filming schedules. 5. Performers who are tied to the finance of the production The applicant must be necessary to a production because the finance is contingent on the particular performer being cast in the film or TV production. The Sponsor must be able to provide a formal letter of confirmation from the production’s principal financier. 6. Performers who do not meet the key criteria but who are commercially important The applicant must be commercially important to the production. This may be demonstrated by a formal letter in support from a principal financier, or distributor. The Sponsor must give prior notice to Equity providing supporting evidence detailing: description of the role and film, and the reasons why advertising was not appropriate and a letter in support. The sponsor must provide Equity with: • the details of the performer(s) required, role, description of the production; and • the reasons why the role has not been advertised; and, • a formal letter in support of the migrant from a financier or distributor; and • if the performer is an up-and-coming performer, or cast to appeal to a particular overseas audience, then evidence of their CV, reviews, previous work, awards/accolades, and/or evidence of audience appeal would be required. 7. International Co-productions Sponsors issuing CoSs to performers taking part in international co-productions structured under one of the UK’s bilateral co-production treaties, or under the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production, need to provide the following evidence: • Provisional approval from the UK Film Council certification department that the film is being structured as an official co-production; or • Interim certification from the UK Film Council Certification Department.  
Required advertising media for other posts • A resident labour search in accordance with standard industry practice, which will normally involve engagement of casting agents within the EEA and contacting performers’ agents, and may include advertising on Equity’s job  
Additional evidence required for stunt performers The sponsor must also demonstrate that the applicant possesses the equivalent qualifications, skills and competence to UK industry standards. This may be demonstrated by either 1) a reference in support from a UK-based expert with demonstrable knowledge of the UK stunt industry; or 2) evidence of competence at  
Performers in theatre or opera    
     
Appropriate salary rate Payment should be commensurate with industry standards set out at:  
Exemptions from advertising for those deemed to be making an additional contribution to the UK labour market 1. The performer is required for continuity The applicant has worked for a period of one month or more during the past year, on the same production outside the EEA prior to it coming to the UK. The “same production” means one which is largely the same in terms of direction and design as the production outside the EEA. The Sponsor must be able to provide proof that the performer is currently working, or has worked, on the same production outside the EEA and has done so, or did so, for at least one month during the past year, e.g. contract of employment, press cuttings, cast list. 2. The performer has international status The applicant is internationally famous in his field. (This is different to being well-known only in one country.) The Sponsor must be able to provide proof that the performer has international status, e.g. press cuttings, awards, publicity material, television/radio interviews, programmes. 3. The performer is engaged by a unit company A unit company is a theatre or opera company which exists in a country outside the EEA and has put on at least one production in that country. The Sponsor must be able to provide proof that the company has put on at least one production in its home country, e.g. press cuttings, awards, publicity material, television/radio interviews, programmes; and proof that the individual is engaged by the unit company for the production in the UK, e.g. contract of employment. 4. The performer has a certain attribute unlikely to be available in the EEA The role requires an attribute which would be unlikely to be available in the EEA labour force, e.g. a certain physical appearance, physical talent, or linguistic or vocal skill. The Sponsor must be able to provide proof that (a) the role requires a certain attribute; and (b) the individual has that attribute. 5. The performer is the subject of an exchange under one of the UK theatre industry’s exchange programmes The applicant satisfies the requirements of either of the exchange programmes with the United States and Australia operated by the theatre industry. Sponsors wishing to use this category must contact Equity in the first instance: Stephen Spence at sspence@equity.org.uk or on 020 76700233.  
Required advertising media for other posts At least one of: The Stage PCR Spotlight agents Equity’s Job Information  
Workers in film and television    
     
Appropriate salary rate Payment of migrant workers in all cases must not be below the UK market rates found on the PACT and BECTU websites at www.pact.co.uk and  
Exemptions from advertising for those deemed to be making an additional contribution to the UK labour market 1. The worker is a Senior Creative Grade The applicant must possess the skills and experience of a Senior Creative Grade for the following roles: • Producer • Director • Director of Photography (Cinematographer) • Production Designer • Costumer Designer • Hair/Make Up Supervisor • Editor • Composer • Visual Effects Supervisor • Sound Designer • Script Writer The Sponsor must be able to provide documentary proof that the worker has the skills and experience in that role e.g. film and TV credits, qualifications, CV, press cuttings, awards, accolades, publicity material, television/radio interviews. 2. The worker is required for production continuity The applicant must be providing significant creative input and have worked on or will be working in a post involving creative input on the same piece of work overseas for at least one month. The sponsor must demonstrate that the applicant has a direct working relationship with a Senior Creative Grade as listed in Category 1. For example, a first assistant editor might work directly with an Editor on the same piece of work overseas. No more than one additional worker may be sponsored in addition to a Senior Creative Grade, other than in exceptional circumstances, where there is a case based on production continuity. Sponsors must be able to provide: • Evidence that the role involves creative input and the worker possesses the skills and qualifications for the role, e.g. copies of qualifications, CV, credits, press cuttings, awards, accolades; and • Evidence that the worker is currently, or has worked on, or will be working on the same production outside the UK for at least a month and evidence of current working relationship with a key Creative grade in Category 1 i.e. contracts, letters of engagement, casting lists, CV, references in support, credits, press cuttings; and • In the circumstances where more than one additional worker is sponsored, the case must be set out in supporting documentation from the Sponsor. 3. Other key creative workers The applicant must be providing key creative input and has a significant previous working relationship with a Senior Creative Grade as listed in Category 1. A “significant” previous working relationship entails an established pattern of joint working on a number of previous productions rather than isolated or random examples. No more than one additional worker may be sponsored in addition to a Senior Creative Grade, other than in exceptional circumstances, where there is a creative case. The UK Border Agency will notify BECTU promptly of the issuing of certificates of sponsorship for camera, editing and grip grades, and 1st Assistant Directors and BECTU may request sight of the evidence in support for such grades. The UK Border Agency will notify the Production Guild promptly of the issuing of certificates of sponsorship for the following grades: Executive Producer (when providing the functions of a Line Producer or Financial Controller/Production Accountant), Line Producer, Co-Producer, 1st Assistant Director, Unit Production Manager, Production Supervisor, Financial Controller, Production Accountant and the Production Guild may request sight of the evidence in support for such roles. Sponsors must be able to provide: • Evidence that the applicant is in a creative or technical role and possesses the skills and qualifications for the role, e.g. copies of qualifications, CV, credits, press cuttings, awards, accolades etc; and • Evidence of the applicant’s previous working relationship with a key Creative Grade in category 1 e.g. CV, references in support, credits, press cuttings; and • In the circumstances where more than one additional worker is sponsored per Department head, the case must be set out in a supporting documentation from the Sponsor. 4. The role is highly specialist, where advertising is demonstrably not appropriate For certain highly specialist roles, it would not be reasonable to expect an employer to undertake a resident labour market search. One example would be a role which requires particular attributes considered unlikely to be available from the resident labour force, for example where the role involves the application of highly specialist skills or new technology or proprietary technology or special effect, or unique knowledge. The Sponsor must be able to provide documentary proof that it would not be reasonable to expect the sponsor to undertake a resident labour market search e.g. in relation to above example, proof that the role requires certain highly specialised skills e.g. job description; and that the applicant possesses those skills e.g. qualifications, CV, credits. For all roles under this category, UKBA will notify BECTU promptly of the issuing of certificates of sponsorship and BECTU may request sight of the evidence in support for such grades. 5. International Co-productions Sponsors issuing certificates of sponsorship to workers taking part in international co-productions structured under one of the UK’s bilateral co-production treaties, or under the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production, need to provide the following evidence: • Provisional approval from the UK Film Council certification department that the film is being structured as an official co-production; or • Interim certification from the UK Film Council Certification Department.  
Required advertising media for other posts • For roles where formal advertising is not the usual industry practice for recruiting for a particular role: For these roles, the sponsor must carry out suitable and reasonable searches of the resident labour market, such as contacting agents, organisations, diary services or semi-formal worker networks. Where such informal recruitment methods are used, the sponsor must demonstrate a reasonable period within which it has searched the resident labour market, this should be for a least a period of two weeks. • Where formal advertising is usual for a role: For these roles, the sponsor must advertise the role to suitably qualified resident workers in an appropriate journal, newspaper, website or online directory. The choice of advertising medium should be appropriate for the particular role. The following advertising media may be appropriate: searching relevant online directories such as the Knowledge Online, Production Base, or through industry organisations such as the Production Guild. Other forms of advertising may be appropriate depending on the type of role. For longer terms contracts advertisements in Guardian Media, Broadcast, Screen International, Marketing Week would be appropriate. Under this category, in the case of camera, editing and grip grades, and 1st Assistant Directors, the UK Border Agency shall promptly notify BECTU of the issuing of certificates of sponsorship and BECTU may request sight of the evidence of the steps to search for resident labour for these roles. Under this category, in the case of Executive Producer (when providing the functions of a Line Producer or Financial Controller/Production Accountant) Line Producer, Co-Producer, 1st Assistant Director, Unit Production Manager, Production Supervisor, Financial Controller, Production Accountant grades, the UK Border Agency will promptly notify the Production Guild of the issuing of a certificate of sponsorship and the Production Guild may request sight of the  
Additional evidence required for Personal Assistants to Directors and Producers of international status Sponsors may issue a Certificate of Sponsorship to a single, non-technical, non-creative personal assistant who supports a Director or Producer under category 1, who have demonstrable international status i.e. are known worldwide for international box office success. The Sponsor must notify BECTU promptly of the issuing of a certificate under this category for a PA to a Director and must notify the Production Guild promptly of the issuing of a certificate for a PA to a Producer. They may request sight of the evidence in support for such roles. Sponsors issuing certificates to migrants under this category must be able to supply proof that: • the migrant has a significant previous working relationship with the Director or Producer (a “significant” previous working relationship entails an established pattern of joint working on a number of previous productions rather than isolated or random examples); and • the migrant works only as a personal assistant to the Director/Producer and does not undertake creative or technical duties; and • the Director or Producer is of international status i.e. known worldwide , or they have demonstrable box-office appeal worldwide. • the worker has the skills and experience in that role e.g. a reference in support from the Director or Producer, film and TV credits, qualifications, and CV • the Director or Producer has international status e.g. press cuttings, awards, accolades, publicity material, television/radio interviews, film and TV credits; or, documentary proof that they have demonstrable worldwide