Current UK critical skills shortage list

Current UK skills shortage listing

Following is a reproduction of the Home Offices current skill shortages listing. This list focuses mostly on the HSMP category, although some more general skill categories that can fall under a different visa are mentioned.

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Work Permits (UK) Shortage Occupation List, April 2006

Engineering occupations:

Engineers with a degree and at least 2 years relevant experience from a civil, structures or electrical background in the following specialisms:

Railway Engineers:

• Railways Planner or Engineer
• Railways Modeller
• Railway Track Design or Permanent Way Engineer
• Communications Engineer
• Power Supply Engineer or Electrification Engineer

Engineers with a degree and at least 2 years relevant experience from a structures background in the following specialisms:

Structural/Bridge Engineers:

• Structural Engineer
• Infrastructure Engineer or Buildings Engineer
• Bridge Engineer or Highways Structural Engineer

Engineers with a degree and at least 2 years relevant experience from a civil background in the following specialisms:

Transportation and Highways Engineers:

• Traffic Engineer or Transport Planner
• Transport Modeller or Transport Planner
• Traffic Signal Engineer
• Highways Design Engineer or Highways Planning Engineer
• Highways Maintenance Engineer

Ground Engineering:

• Geoenvironmental Engineer
• Geotechnical Engineer
• Geological Advisor
• Geological Analyst
• Geological Associate
• Geological Engineer
• Geologist / Hydrogeologist
• Geology / Reservoir Engineer
• Geomechanics Engineer
• Geophysical Specialist
• Geophysicist
• Geoscientist
• Geosupport Engineer
• Engineering Geologist
• Ground Engineer
• Contaminated Land Specialist

Healthcare occupations:

Doctors:

• Salaried GP's

Dentists:

• Salaried General Dental Practitioners
• Salaried Assistant Dentists
• Salaried Vocational Dental Practitioner
• Consultants in Dental Specialities

Consultant posts in the following specialist areas:

• Accident & Emergency
• Additional Dental Specialities
• Anaesthetics
• Cardiology
• Cardiothoracic Surgery
• Chemical Pathology
• Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
• Clinical Neurophysiology
• Clinical Oncology
• Clinical Radiology
• Dermatology
• Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus
• Endodentics
• Forensic Psychiatry
• Gastroenterology
• General Adult Psychiatry
• General Internal Medicine
• General Surgery
• Genito-urinary Medicine
• Geriatric Medicine
• Haematology
• Histopathology
• Immunology
• Infectious Diseases
• Intensive Care Medicine
• Medical Microbiology & Virology
• Medical Oncology
• Neurology
• Neurology
• Neurosurgery
• Nuclear Medicine
• Obstetrics & Gynaecology
• Occupational Health
• Old Age Psychiatry
• Opthalmology
• Oral & Maxillo-facial Surgery
• Orthodontics
• Otolaryngology
• Paediatric Cardiology
• Paediatrics
• Palliative Medicine
• Plastic Surgery
• Psychotherapy
• Public Health Medicine
• Rehabilitation Medicine
• Renal Medicine
• Respiratory Medicine
• Rheumatology
• Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
• Urology

General:

• Audiologist
• Audiological Scientist
• Clinical Psychologist
• Dietician
• Occupational Therapist
• Pharmacists
• Pharmacy Technician
• Pre-Registration Cytogeneticists
• Senior Physiotherapist
• Speech & Language Therapist
• Social Worker
• State Registered Scientists in Cytogenetics
• Biomedical Scientist / Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer (MLSO)
• Qualified HPC Registered Diagnostic & Therapeutic Radiographers, including Ultrasonographers

Nurses:

• All Registered Nurses & Midwives

Other occupations:

• Actuaries
• CAA Licensed Aircraft Engineers
• Teachers – All posts in England covering compulsory schooling
• Veterinary Surgeon

Related:

New versions of UK visa and work permit forms available
New work permit form for doctors and dentists training in the UK
UK work permit exemption rescinded for medical students
Immigration to the UK rises dramatically
UK plans to lure skilled foreign scientists to its shores