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UK Skilled Worker Visa: shortage occupations list for healthcare and education

Thinking of applying for the UK Skilled Worker Visa in the healthcare and education sector?

To get started, check which jobs are on the healthcare and education shortage occupations list in each area of the UK, and how much you’ll need to be paid. (See the table below).

If your job is on this list, your salary must be at least the national pay scale rate for the job you’ll be doing to qualify for a Skilled Worker visa.

There’s a different list of shortage occupations if you do not work in healthcare or education.

Occupation code Job types included on the shortage occupations list Areas of the UK where there is a shortage
2211 Medical practitioners – all jobs England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
2212 Psychologists – all jobs England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
2217 Medical radiographers – all jobs (including radiotherapy practitioners / technologists) England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
2222 Occupational therapists – all jobs England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
2223 Speech and language therapists – all jobs England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
2231 Nurses – all jobs England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
2314 Secondary education teaching professionals – only teachers in maths, physics, science (where an element of physics will be taught), computer science and Mandarin England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
2314 Secondary education teaching professionals – only teachers in Gaelic Scotland only
2315 Primary and nursery education teaching professionals – only Gaelic medium teachers Scotland only
2442 Social workers – all jobs England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
3213 Paramedics – all jobs England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
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