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IT Specialist Managers

Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors –IT Specialist Managers – UK Visa Applications


IT specialist managers are an essential component in any organisation.

and recruiting skilled and experienced IT specialists with responsibility for project management, procurement and to direct IT projects can involve sourcing candidates from overseas to ensure your company’s IT infrastructure can compete in the global market.


Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise companies on overseas recruitment of IT specialist managers, who are eligible to work in the UK under the regulations covering occupations skilled to NQF Level 6.


Duncan Lewis business immigration lawyers frequently companies on Tier 2 applications – as well as advising on recruiting recent overseas IT graduates who have qualified in the UK.


Any Tier 2 applicants can be sponsored for jobs in certain occupations – and the government has drawn up a list of eligible occupations for IT specialist managers wishing to apply for a Tier 2 visa to take up a position in the UK.


UK Visas & Immigration regulations set out Codes of Practice for Skilled Workers such as IT specialist managers.


Under the regulations, the sort of roles within a company that would be eligible for a Tier 2 visa application include:

  • Data centre manager
  • IT manager
  • IT support manager
  • Network operations manager (computer services)
  • Service delivery manager.


UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties an IT specialist manager role might involve to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:


  • plans, coordinates and manages the organisation’s IT provision, or a specialist area of IT activity
  • liaises with users, senior staff and internal/external clients to clarify IT requirements and development needs
  • takes responsibility for managing the development of a specialist aspect of IT provision such as user support, network operations, service delivery or quality control
  • supervises the technical team and coordinates training
  • plans and monitors work and maintenance schedules to ensure agreed service levels are achieved
  • reports on IT activities to senior management.


The current minimum salary range for an IT specialist manager applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be £40,000 for an experienced member of staff – and £25,000 for a new entrant.


Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 and Incomes Data Services.


Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – UK Visa Applications & Appeals – IT Specialist Managers


Applying for a Tier 2 visa for an IT specialist manager joining your UK operation requires expert legal advice on the preparation of the visa application to ensure no delays occur.


Companies should be aware that any delays in the Tier 2 visa application process might potentially jeopardise the timely take up of an IT specialist manager appointment.


Duncan Lewis immigration experts are one of the UK’s leading specialist immigration and business immigration solicitors, with a highly successful track record in advising companies on business immigration and the UK visa application process and UK business immigration law.


Duncan Lewis immigration lawyers have offices nationwide and in most major cities – and our national and London immigration lawyers regularly advise companies wishing to recruit high-calibre IT specialist managers from overseas on:


  • Tier 2 Licence
  • Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsor (CoS)
  • Tier 2 Visa Applications
  • Tier 2 Intra Company Transfers
  • Standard UK Visa for Business Visits.


Duncan Lewis business immigration experts are also able to advise on visa appeals for IT specialist managers wishing to take up appointments in the UK.


As immigration specialists, Duncan Lewis is ranked by Legal 500 2015 for its business immigration services.


For further information on UK visa applications for IT Specialist Managers, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.


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