An 'App; is a self-contained program or piece of software designed to fulfil a particular purpose. Commonly apps are downloaded onto mobiles and tablets. There is a huge variety of apps - everything from games to newspapers, banking and internet dating.

This weeks infographic on IT companies looks at Perthshire, the North of Scotland and the North of Scotland, a huge and beautiful part of Scotland. IT companies are scattered throughout the region. We have companies in the Isle of Lewis, Wick, Fort William and Spean Bridge. The heaviest concentration is in Perth itself with 29 of the companies.

59% of the companies are involved in software, apps and web development, and SEO, so a strong emphasis on web and apps.

This is the Skills word cloud for IT companies in Perthshire and North Scotland - Software Development comes top again.

Our infographic summarises the size, skills, sectors and focal areas for IT companies in Dundee City and Angus. The majority of the companies are in Dundee, but there are a few in Montrose and Forfar too.

There is a very strong focus on Games in the area. Oil & Gas comes second. For the first time we see Comics appearing -  reflecting Dundee's heritage with the Beano and Dundee as well as journalism.

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