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The latest available published data show 225,040 passengers were given leave to enter the United Kingdom under Tier 2 in the period January 2010 to June 2015 (excluding dependants).
The available published information regarding Tier 2 by industry type relates to Certificates of Sponsorship used in Tier 2 (Skilled work) visa applications. These data will differ from passengers given leave to enter because applicants may be unsuccessful or decide not to travel. The table below shows the total number of Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship used in visa applications, by industry type, in the period January 2010 to June 2015.
Applicants for visas for skilled work (Tier 2) using sponsorship certificates, by industry type
January 2010 to June 2015
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Mining and Quarrying
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management etc.
Construction of buildings
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Vehicle Repairs
Transportation and Storage
Accommodation and Food Service Activities
Information and Communication
Financial and Insurance Activities
Real estate activities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Administrative and Support Activities
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
Other Service Activities
Activities of households as employers etc.
Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies
Source:Immigration Statistics October to December 2015, Home Office, table cs_03_q.