Tier 2 is part of a points-based system, which is for migrants from outside Europe. The Tier 2 (General) category is for foreign nationals who have been offered a skilled job to fill a gap in the UK workforce that cannot be filled by a settled worker (permanent resident). For the year from 6 April 2013 to 5 April 2014, a maximum of 20,700 skilled workers can come to the
UK under Tier 2 (General) to do jobs with an annual salary below £152,100. There is no limit on the number of workers coming to the UK to do jobs with an annual salary of £152,100 or above.