If you have a job offer in the UK from an employer you need a Tier 2 Visa.
There are special Tier 2 Visas if you are a Minister of Religion or work in elite Sport. Before you apply you will need a Certificate of Sponsorship from an employer. The employer must be registered with UK Visas and Immigration, the UK government body responsible for managing visa applications.
Applications for Tier 2 Visas are considered according to the UK’s Points-Based System.
Points are awarded on the basis of your educational qualifications, your future expected earnings, the type of sponsorship you require, your English language skills and the amount of money you have to support yourself in the UK.
It is very important to carefully consider these points before making a visa application.