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The government of the UK announced the launch of a points-based immigration system in January 2021.  The main features of the points-based migration include:

  • Immigration candidates for both EU and non-EU nations will be treated the same way
  • Highly skilled workers, skilled workers and students wanting to come to the UK must follow the points-based system
  • A job offer is mandatory for skilled workers
  • Salary threshold will now be 26,000 pounds per year, reduced from the 30,000 pounds required earlier
  • Applicants must prove that they can speak English (A-level or equivalent)
  • Highly skilled workers will need to be endorsed by a UK body, however, they do not need a job offer
  • Students will also come under the points-based system to study in the UK and must show proof of an admission letter from an educational institute, English proficiency, and funds.
  • 70 points is the minimum score required to be eligible for a visa

A job offer and the ability to speak English will get the applicant 50 points. The additional 20 points required to qualify for the visa can be gained through any of the following qualifications:

  • Having a job offer that pays you 26,000 pounds or above per year will give you 20 points
  • 10 points for a relevant Ph.D. or 20 points for a Ph.D. in a STEM subject
  • 20 points for an offer for a job where there is a skill shortage


      Maximum points

Job offer

20 points

Job at appropriate skill level

20 points

English speaking skills

10 points

Salary of 26,000 and above or a relevant Ph.D. in a STEM subject

20 points


70 points

The new system is expected to increase migration opportunities for skilled workers.  The change in the English language requirements is expected to give British employers access to a larger pool of skilled workers.

The government’s decision to remove the cap on immigrants who can come to the UK under the skilled route and the lack of a resident labor market test will help skilled immigrants easily find a job in the country.

This new system will be applicable to all migrants to the UK whether from the EU or other countries. The implementation of a points-based system will enable the government to utilize a uniform immigration system based on skills.

In addition to the above-mentioned three mandatory requirements to be met, the job offered in the UK must meet the minimum salary threshold, as applicable. Now, this can be either the general salary threshold of £25,600 or the specific salary requirement, that is, the “going rate” for their occupation. Whichever is the higher of the two will be applicable.

Certain characteristics – such as a job offer in a shortage occupation, a Ph.D. relevant to the job, or a Ph.D. in a STEM subject relevant to the job – can be traded against a lower salary to get the required number of points to be eligible.

Different salary rules are applicable for – “new entrants” at the start of their careers, and workers in certain health or education jobs.

Work in the UK as a skilled worker – 70 points needed


Characteristics Points
Offer of the job by an approved sponsor 20
Job at the appropriate skill level 20
Speaks English at the required level 10
  • Salary of £20,480 to £23,039 or
  • at least 80% of the going rate for the profession

Whichever is higher of the two will be applicable.

  • Salary of £23,040 to £25,599 or
  • at least 90% of the going rate for the profession

Whichever is higher of the two will be applicable.

  • Salary of £25,600 or above or
  • at least the going rate for the profession

Whichever is higher of the two will be applicable.

Job in a shortage occupation 20
Ph.D. in a subject relevant to the job 10
Ph.D. in a STEM subject relevant to the job 20

Recommended by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), the Shortage Occupation List consists of skilled jobs that have an identified national shortage that can, at least in part, be filled through immigration.

If your job is on the Shortage Occupation List, you might be paid 80% of the usual going rate of the job to qualify for a UK Skilled Worker visa.

There is a different list of shortage occupations for those working in education or healthcare.

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* Disclaimer:

Quick eligibility check of Y-Axis is only to help the applicants to understand their scores. The points displayed are based on your answers only. Please note the points on each section are evaluated based on various parameters set in the immigration guidelines and a technical evaluation is a must to know your accurate scores and eligibility to find out which immigration program you can apply for. The Quick eligibility check does not guarantee you the below points; you may score high or low points once you are technically evaluated by our expert team. There are many assessing bodies that process skills assessment which will depend on your nominated occupation, and these assessing bodies will have their own criteria for considering an applicant as skilled. State/ territory authorities will also have their own criteria to allow sponsorships which an applicant should satisfy. So, it is very important for an applicant to go apply for a technical evaluation.

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