As per the data shared by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Indian Professionals were granted 60% of the work visa permits in UK during the period starting 1st January 2016 – 30th November 2016. This shows the increasing demand of skilled professionals in engineering, medicine, IT and service sectors.
The Indians were granted 53548 work visas out of 93935. The citizens of United States occupied the second position by receiving 10019 work visas. As the recent reforms in the UK visa, the immigrants looking ahead to work in UK have to apply for National Insurance. The data also showed that the Indians who have applied for the insurance was the highest.
The Statistics also pointed that the people in the United Kingdom are the largest foreign-born group followed by Indians. Both India and the Poland together comprise the majority of immigrants entering UK.