United Kingdom – Jobs Added to Shortage Occupation List

What has changed

In a Statement of Changes, dated October 29, 2015, four (4) jobs in the digital technology sector were added to the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) following a partial review of the SOL published by the Migration Advisory Committee in February. This change will go into effect on November 19, 2015.

Who is affected?
What to expect

  • Companies considering employing a new hire or a permanent transfer within the digital technology sector

The following jobs have been added to the Shortage Occupation List

  • Product Manager
  • Data Scientist
  • Senior Developer
  • Cyber Security Specialist

With effect from November 19, 2015 companies will no longer need to meet the Resident Labor Market test before submitting a request for a Restricted COS allocation for any of the roles listed above. Employers will be required to retain evidence that the migrant has the experience specified in the rules. Emigra Worldwide consultants can advise on these requirements and the type of evidence employers will need to examine and retain.

What you need to do
Planning ahead

  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide attorney or representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.

The information above was provided by Emigra Worldwide, our global network partners, and relevant government authorities. The information herein is for general purposes only and not intended as advice for a particular matter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the global immigration professional with whom you work.