Figure 10: Skilled work visa applications by industry sector
UK, year ending June 2011 to year ending June 2015
Source: Home Office, Immigration Statistics April – June 2015
Ye = Year ending
As part of the application process for visas, individuals must obtain a certificate of sponsorship from an employer. The data shown relate to the numbers of sponsoring documents used by main applicants applying for tier 2 (Skilled work) visas. European Economic Area (EEA) nationals do not require a visa to enter the UK.