Thanks for your question.
I'm afraid that if you lived in the UK from 1986-1992 during your studies does not qualify you for indefinite leave to remain or qualify you for an easier way of obtaining a visa now than any other person.
Had you remained in the UK studying for 10 years you could have then applied for ILR but as it is you have no more rights to an immigration status than any other persons.
The limit for workers visas applications was hit in December so, unfortunately, there are no new applications for workers visas being considered until further notice.
Here is the page of the UKBA where the links to worker points-based visas can be found at the bottom so that you can check your eligibility for when the cap is lifted:-
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