UK has introduced points based immigration for skilled professionals similar to Canada or Australia. The points are awarded for age, qualification, experience and others as detailed blow.
Tier 2 is the category that suits most of the working professionals to immigrate to UK. Immigration is also possible without a job offer if the skills are endorsed by the relevant body. More details will be provided on the unsponsored route next year. At present a Job Offer might be required to meet the minimum proposed points (70 points) to be able to immigrate.
Here are how the points are grated:
Points Needed to Qualify : 70
|PhD or Doctorate||15|
|Between 17,000 and 19,999 Euros||5|
|Between 20,000 and 21,999 Euros||10|
|Between 22,000 and 23,999 Euros||15|
|More than 24,000 Euros||20|
|Job Offer in shortage Occupation||50|
|Job Offer that passes Resident Labor Market Test||30|
|Transfer within the same company||30|
|English Competency (IELTS)||10|