Figure 10: Skilled work visa applications by industry sector, UK, year ending September 2011 to year ending September 2015
Source: Home Office
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.