The Tier 2 Shortage Occupations List has been under scrutiny by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).
With guidance from the MAC, the government plans to reduce the Shortage Occupation List to ensure all occupations are graduate level or above.
The migrant does not have to hold a qualification. However the post in question must be recognised as a graduate level post with the appropriate salary.
Any jobs that are deemed to be below the National Qualifications Framework level 4 (NQF4+) will be taken off the approved Tier 2 occupation list in the coming months.
These changes will be implemented by April 2011.