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How can I get job in UK in 2023?

Posted on December 27, 2022
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Why work in UK?

  • 3 million job vacancies in UK
  • Opportunities available in engineering, science, and technology
  • Unemployment rate in the country is 5.4 percent
  • There are around 28 days paid leaves in the country
  • Flexible part-time jobs also available
  • Living cost is low in the UK

*Check your eligibility to migrate to UK through the Y-Axis UK Immigration Points Calculator.

Top in-demand occupations in UK

There are many sectors in the UK in which jobs are available. Let us discuss about them in detail.

IT & Software and Development

Software engineers are in high demand in the UK. The United Kingdom is emerging in this field and the job market for this sector may reach to $31.25 billion by the end of 2022. According to the forecast, revenue may increase up to $40.24 billion by 2026. Salary of a software engineer in the UK is £53,392.

The salary of an entry-level to senior-level software engineer can be found in the table below:

Work experience

Salary
Entry-level software engineer

£18,000

Experienced software engineer

£25,000 to £50,000
Senior-level software engineer

£45,000 to £70,000

The job duties of software engineers include designing, evaluating, and integrating technical environments, software applications, operating systems, information warehouses, and many more. They can work in private and public sectors and self-employment is also available for them in the UK.

Salaries of different designations can be found below:

Designation

Salary
App developer

£25,000 to £55,000

Web developer

£20,000 to £55,000
E-learning developer

£19,000 to £40,000

Computer games developer

£25,000 to £70,000
IT project manager

£34,000 to £60,000

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Engineer

Engineering is one of the diverse fields in the United Kingdom. Around 5.5 million people are employed in this field and total employment that this field provides is 18 percent. There is a high demand of engineering graduates in the UK so they have a bright future. Jobs are available in many sectors listed below:

  • Software
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical
  • Nuclear power

Jobs for civil, electrical, and mechanical engineers are available in the shortage occupation list and there can be an expectation of 200,000 trained engineers to complete the demand. Qualifications required for this industry are:

  • IT expertise
  • Specialized subject knowledge
  • Technical skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Teamwork
  • Commercial awareness

The lowest average salary for an engineer in the UK is £19,000 and the highest one is £127,000.

The table below shows the salaries of different engineers in the UK:

Designation

Salary
Quarry engineer

£28,000 to £52,000

Clinical engineer

£24,907 to £44,503
Aerospace engineer

£25,000 to £52,000

Civil engineer

£30,000 to £70,000
Robotics engineer

£27,500 to £55,500

Fire safety engineer

£26,000 to £70,000
Helicopter engineer

£30,000 to £60,000

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Finance & Accounting

There is a high demand for finance and accounting professionals and many accountancy employers in the UK are eager to invite immigrants to join different positions.  The salary for accountancy graduates is £25,000 in Newcastle while in London, it is £30,000. Civil Service Fast Stream offers £28,000 while NHS finance graduate scheme pays £26,382. The salary for different designations can be found in the table below:

Designation

Salary
Audit and assurance

£20,000–£22,000

Tax

£20,000–£26,000
Advisory

£22,000–£24,000

Corporate finance

£24,000–£26,000
Chartered Accountant

£84,500

Management accountant

£22,000 to £55,000
Finance officer

 £19,500 to £34,000

Insurance account manager

£18,000 to £75,000
Accounting technician

£17,000 to £34,000

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HR

The average salary for a human resource professional in the UK is £37,411. The lowest average salary is £26,351 while the highest one is £74,742. The salary of a human resource manager is £57,357. Salaries may differ on the basis of the organization, geographical location, and the type of business. HR managers get a high pay in hi-tech companies in comparison to traditional industries.

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Hospitality

Tourism is a popular industry in the UK as many people from various countries come to visit different places. Because of this, there is a high demand of professionals to work in this industry in the UK. The salary of graduate managers in restaurants and pubs is £24,000. The salary of a hotel manager can be in between £22,000 to £24,000. The salary of a General Manager can go up to £60,000.

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Sales & Marketing

One of the most competitive sectors in the UK is sales and marketing. Candidates having any skills can get an advantage of getting a job in this sector. Candidates have to develop good communication and project management skills by taking part in departmental events, managing budgets, management skills, etc. The salary of a sales and marketing professional in the UK ranges between £28,395 and £30,000. The starting salary of a digital marketing officer is £20,000 and experienced candidates get a salary of £50,000.

The table below will reveal the salary for various marketing professionals in the UK:

Designation

Salary
Marketing executive

£20,000 to £50,000

Sales representative

£20,000 to £52,000
Sales administrator

£17,000 to £28,000

Medical sales representative

£21,000 to £50,000
Market researcher

£17,000 to £24,000

Sales assistant

£13,000 to £26,000
Marketing manager

£27,000 to £65,000

Sales manager

£22,000 to £70,000

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Healthcare

Doctors are needed all over the world and they are in great demand in the UK. Students can choose any of the specialities like cardiology, gynaecology, trauma, orthopedics, and many more. The salary of a doctor in the UK depends upon the career level and the working hours. The average salary of a doctor in the UK is £61,300. The highest salary can go up to £282,000. The salaries for different designations in the healthcare industry can be found in the table below:

Designation in healthcare industry

Salary
Clinical scientist

£32,305 to £93,734

Healthcare assistant

£20,270 to £26,282
Healthcare science assistant

£18,545 to £24,881

Medical physicist

£31,365 to £51,668
Palliative care assistant

£18,545 to £24,881

Medical illustrator

£25,654 to £39,026
Biomedical scientist

£25,655 to £45,839

Clinical engineer

£24,907 to £44,503
Nurse

£27,055 to £40,588

Health service manager

£25,368 to £63,862

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Teaching

The salaries of teachers in the 2022-2023 session will reach up to £28,000. The UK government is planning to increase the salary of teachers up to £30,000. This new starting salary will help in attracting new talents to teach different subjects to students in the UK. Teachers having more than five years of experience will get a hike of 5 percent. The salaries for different designations in this field are given in the table below:

Designation

Salary
English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher

£14,000 to £35,000

PE teacher

£25,714 to £41,604
Secondary school teacher

£25,714 to £41,604

Primary school teacher

£28,000 to £43,685
Skills for life teacher

£20,000 to £30,000

Head teacher

£47,735 to £117,197

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Nursing

The average salary of a nurse in the UK is £4,541 per month and £54,500 per year. The salaries of nurses range from £28,300 to £83,300. Various benefits are included in the salary which are transport, healthcare, housing, etc. Here are the salaries based on different bandings.

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Educational qualification

The salary of nurses varies according to the educational qualifications.  The salary can be found shown in the table below:

Educational Qualification

Salary (in GBP) per Year
Bachelor’s Degree

£45,400

Master’s Degree

£63,000

Gender

Female nurses get more salary than their male counterparts. The table below reveals the details of salary on the basis of gender:

Gender

Salary (in GBP) per Year
Male

£53,300

Female

£57,500

Work experience

The salary on the basis of work experience can be found in the table below:

Work Experience (in Years)

Salary (in GBP) per Year
0 to 2 years

£32,200

2 to 5 years

£43,200
5 to 10 years

£56,100

10 to 15 years

£67,900
15 to 20 years

£74,300

20 years and above

£78,100

Designation

Salary based on designations is as follows:

Designation

Salary (in GBP) per Year

Staff Nurse

£27,000
Registered Nurse

£31,000

Dental Nurse

£25,000

Veterinary Nurse

£22,000

Mental Health Nurse

£33,000
Pandemic

£26,000

Operating Room Registered Nurse

£31,200

Nurse Practitioner

£33,000

Skills

The salary of a nurse based on skills can be found in the table below:

Skills

Salary (in GBP) per Year
Medicine and Surgery

£25,903

Geriatrics

£25,790
Elder Care

£27,770

Acute Care

£26,480
Critical Care

£27,084

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UK work visa

UK work visa is given to non-European citizens to live and work in UK. The work visa categories are based on the points system. Each category of the work visa has its own requirements and criteria. Let us discuss about different types of work visas in detail.

Types of UK work visas

UK Skilled Worker visa

The UK Skilled Worker visa permits immigrants to live and work in UK. They can go for an eligible job with an approved employer. The purpose of introducing this visa is to bring highly skilled and talented workers to the UK.

UK HPI visa

The UK High Potential Individual or HPI visa allows applicants to live and work in UK for at least two years. Applicants must have a qualification from an eligible university in the last five years. This is a short-term visa for talented students who can start their careers after the completion of their degree courses.

UK Scale-up Worker visa

The UK Scale-up worker visa is given to candidates who are eligible to accept an occupation for a fast-growing business in the country. Employers of the candidates have to meet the eligibility criteria to sponsor skilled workers for their organization. Partners or dependent children can join the principal applicant and migrate to UK. This visa has both sponsored and unsponsored route. Unsponsored route is available only for those applicants who already have permission to work in UK through the Scale-up Worker visa.

Eligibility criteria for UK work visa

The eligibility criteria to get a UK work visa are as follows:

  • Score at least 70 points through different factors like specific skills, salaries, educational qualifications, work experience, age, etc.
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent along with work experience of two years in an occupation available in the occupation list.
  • Job offer should be provided by a Home Office licensed sponsor.
  • English language proficiency should be of B1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  • Meet the general salary threshold of £25,600.

Steps to apply to work in UK

Step 1: Candidates have to check their eligibility through a points calculator

Note: Check your eligibility to migrate to UK through the Y-Axis UK Immigration Points Calculator.

Step 2:  Get your qualifications recognized

Step 3: Search for job vacancies in UK for foreigners

Step 4: Arrange checklist of requirements

Step 5: Apply for UK Work Visa

UK work visa to UK ILR

The eligibility criteria for UK Work Visa to ILR are as follows:

  • Reside in the country for five years while having a UK work visa.
  • The salary should be equal to the threshold or above.
  • Candidates need to be employed by a registered employer who is eligible for the employment of foreign workers
  • Candidates have to pass the Language proficiency requirements and Life in the UK test.

Candidates need to apply for an ILR 28 days before the completion of their five years in the UK on a qualifying visa. The fee for the ILR is £2,404.

How can Y-Axis assist you?”

Y-Axis will provide the services listed below to get a UK work visa:

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